The 4 Day "Die Hel" Tour
Bike Tours, The 4 Day 'Die Hel' Tour Gamkaskloof, or 'Die Hel', as it is also known, is a small section of the Swartberg Nature Reserve, a mountain catchment area of approximately 129 000 hectares. Die Hel can only be approached from Prince Albert or Oudtshoorn via the Swartberg Pass and was until the 1900s home to a small white community almost completely cut off from the rest of the world. How and why they moved there seems to be purely speculative. This amazing trip brings you from Cape Town along the Route 62 to Oudtshoorn, from here we will journey to Gamkaskloof and back over the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert. The next day is spent traveling some little known dirt paths to Montague before we return to Cape Town. We recommend doing this ride on the smaller BMW F650/800 GS bikes.

Cost:

  • Per rider sharing ZAR 9 500
  • Tour per pillion sharing ZAR 3 000

(A minimum of two riders are required for a full guided experience)

Included in the price:

Excluded in the price:

  • Rental motorcycle with 24 hour roadside assistance and comprehensive Insurance
  • Entrance and toll fees as per Itinerary.
  • 3 Nights accommodation & breakfast
  • Experienced tour guide on motorcycle
  • Information, maps and gifts as provided through Cape Bike Travel
  • All meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Fuel
  • Drinks
  • All Items of a personal nature (souvenirs, curios, telephone, laundry ...)
  • Flights
  • Personal travel/accident insurance (recommended)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Collection of BMW motorcycles. After a short introduction we will depart along the N1. Through the winelands of Paarl we reach Du Toitskloof Pass and continue through the Breederiver Valley, Worchester and Robertson until we reach the Route 62. We continue along this scenic route until we reach our overnight stop in the Oudtshoorn Area.
Approximately 450KM (50 gravel)
Day 2: A day spent discovering the remote wilderness of the Swartberg Nature Reserve. Riding up Swartberg Pass and continuing into the mountains until we reach the fertile valley of Gamkaskloof, due to it's remoteness also known as "die Hel". After exploring the valley we backtrack towards the Swartberg Pass. The night will be spend in Prince Albert, a typical little Karoo 'dorpie' with it's Cape Dutch homes.
Approximately 120 KM gravel
Day 3: From Prince Albert we take some little known gravel paths which take us through the enchanting landscapes of the semi desert known as the Karoo along the foot of the Swartberg mountains to Montague where we stop for the night.
Approximately 300KM (200 gravel)
Day 4: From Montague we tackle the Drakenstein mountains and return to Cape Town via some scenic mountain passes through the Cape Winelands.
Approximately 250 KM

We reserve the right to change prices, content and routing of this tour without prior notice

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