Bear in mind this is mostly a single track road, all Gravel for about 180km. It starts off with Mountainous twisty and windy roads, lots of stones and rocks and if has been raining mud patches and flowing river crossings. It goes through a nature reserve, so watch out for Kudu and other large animals running into the road! After about halfway, the twistyness stops and it flattens out and opens up to a two car width with longer straighter sections. Even though it is only 180km it will take you most of the day to make it through, mainly because of the views, stops and awesome mountain and wildlife scenery. Only attempt it with an Adventure bike. It is an absolutely awesome ride. We also recommend you do it in this direction, otherwise you reach the interesting and harder parts once you are already tired.
Tolbos restaurant in Patensie was where we had breakfast before heading out.
Arriving at the entrance to the Nature reserve.
Beautiful twisty mountain gravel road for miles.
Gives you an idea of the road in parts.
Proteas growing in the wild
After a long hard ride, we stop in the shade for some lunch.
Tortoise wondering up the road
One of the river crossings we went through on the way.
GS Country alright!
More mountainous rides as we weave alongside the valley
Down in the valley and the thick African thorny bush.
Strange shaped rocks
River water stops.
Ostrich farms towards the end once out of the nature reserve proper.
A few old cars along the way long since forgotten to rust away.
Natural fire burning away in the wilds.
Standing on an anthill for a view of the sunset through the smoke.
head off on the wider dirt road now towards Willowmore.
Make it to the main road.
Willowmore Historical Guest house where we ended up for the night.
An interesting pub full of old South Africa memorabilia.
And the best Ostrish Steak with Red wine to end of an absolutely awesome ride with good mates.