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Itinerary (subject to change)

In total we ride about 250 km over the 7 days and experience 7 biomes.

We get together at Anglers Paradise. The GPS coordinates are 34.074746/24.263362.

Day 1

is from the sea, along the road between dairy farms, northwards over the Tsitsikamma mountains. We sleep in Nguniland in the Kromrivier (Crooked River). 25km. Cold shower, toilet facilities. Nice place to stay for our horses. Here are beds available in a beautiful guest cottages. 

Day 2

we ride westwards in a beautiful gorge, then north with a historical post route over the Suuranys mountain and then with a big dirt road until Ragelsrivier in Nooitgedacht. This is quite mountainous. 36km. Shower + toilet. There are beds available.

Day 3

is a very long day in the saddle. Northwards with a 4x4 path over the Kouga mountains with amazingly beautiful spots into the Baviaanskloof. 40km. We sleep at Droingkloof where beds in a farm house are available. Bathroom, hot water, toilet.

Day 4

we ride at Studtis police station northwards over the Winterhoek mountains into the Steytlerville area. It is very steep 8km up and 4km down. After the long and steep downhill we ride along the Steytlerville side eastward for 18km up to Sapkamma. Shower + toilet. Total 30km but not easy! Few beds in farm house available.

Day 5

is eastwards through beautiful Karoo veld all along the foot of the Winterhoek mountains. Usually many Kudu's. This is one of the “flattest” days. 36km. Afternoon along a large gravel road. We  sleep at Doringrivier. Long drop toilet + hot shower. Beds available.

Day 6

is full of beautiful scenery. We ride with a 4x4 path along the mountain up to Grootrivier Poort (Great River Canyon). Pickups drive a shortcut to our sleeping place. If you are tired and want to have a short and easy day, then you can also take the short cut together with the pickups. We all sleep in tents. Breathtaking beautiful sleeping place between the cliffs! Long drop toilet + cold shower but worth it!! 27km. Short cut about 10km.

Day 7

is the grand final of the trip! In every way!! The longest day. The most beautiful day. The hardest day. The best day. Hundreds of times – that's how it feels! – through the Grootrivier (Grand River). 47km. Slow. We spend the night in a campsite. We have a nice last evening together, eat breakfast the following morning and leave for home.