In the Zulu language, Vuka means to "awake" or to "arise". And that's exactly what we aim to do - awake the inner adventure rider in those wishing to experience an unforgettable on and off road biking adventure.
Many people have commented to me that commercial bike adventure tours in South Africa are mostly scenic tar roads, without a true rural African experience on good dirt roads, mountain passes, nature reserves and so on.
After I had been approached for the umpteenth time about organising such a trip, incorporating the best of both (considering that I have personally ridden extensively through rural South Africa), I decided to set up a tour incorporating a true adventure bike experience. I have now put together the “mother” of all trips which will allow those wishing to come, an unforgettable experience of the rural dirt roads - added to good scenic tar roads and mountain passes - around the Western Cape (Garden Route) of South Africa.
The entire route is easily done by riders who have had a basic taste of dust and dirt road conditions. Only one route (UNESCO World Heritage Site - Baviaanskloof) is a bit challenging, however there is an alternative B road route (tar) around for those not wanting to experience this, or who are carrying a pillion. However, Baviaanskloof is on every local adventure biker’s “to do before I die” list (ask any local adventure rider!). Especially staying overnight in caves (with added B & B comforts of course) in the heart of the Karoo, visiting the Addo Elephant Park (equivalent in size to Wales) for an overnighter, game drives and braais (BBQs); and of course some well-earned beers!
We look forward to welcoming you on our next tour and encourage you to make the most of the experience.
Best regards and ride safe!