Mpumalanga Escarpement and Kruger National Park
Johannesburg/ Pretoria - Graskoop
We head east from Johannesburg along the N4 highway to Mpumalanga Province.
Mpumalanga means “Place where the sun rises” in the local language, and the escarpment area is renowned for good riding roads, high mountain passes
and great scenery.
Roundtrip via Panorama Route Overnight Graskoop
Today we will take a round trip via the Panorama Route South Africa´s most stunning road with breathtaking views and best riding conditions. We will see the awesome Blyde River Canyon, with sweeping views over the landscape below. Other highlights will be the Mac Mac Pools, Bourke´s Luck Potholes, Echo Cave and Pilgrim´s Rest. Definetley a riding must in South Africa.
0 km (no riding) ca 300 km Game View drive
Game View Drive into the Krüger Park, Overnight in Hazyview / Graskoop
Covering nearly 2 000 000ha, the Kruger National Park is one of Africa´s great game parks and ranks among the world´s top conservation areas. In addition to the Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard the park is home to a wide variety of antelope, such as sable, roan, impala, hartebeast, waterbock, kudu as well as hippo, giraffe and zebra.
Hazyview – Nelspruit – Lydenburg – Via R 37 – Nelspruit
Today we will take a ride through the so called “Lowfeld”. Starting in Hazyview we head via Sabie to Nelspruit, the capital of the Mpumalanga province.
The Long Tom Pass is one of today´s riding highlight.
Nelspruit – Waterfall Boven – Barberton – Nelspruit
On our six day we are following the “Gold-Diggers” Footsteps. We will pass Waterval Onder and Waterfall Boven, important points in South Africa´s history and impressive riding scenery via stunning passes.
330 km (Visa for Swaziland !!)
Nelspruit (via R40) – Barberton - Piggs Peak - Swaziland – Barberton
The Kingdom of Swaziland is today´s challenge. First we pass Barberton than we negotiate the Saddleback Pass and enter the Kingdom at Bulembu. Via the Molotja Nature Reserve, one of southern Africa´s most impressive mountain park we ride via Forbes Reef and Motjane back to South Africa.
Barberton – Middelburg - Johannesburg
On our last riding day, we have to manage the road back to Pretoria. Nevertheless, good roads and some passes will guide our way to Johannesburg / Pretoria.
Another great riding day will finish our tour.