The Cederberg

Just a few hours out of Cape Town lies the Cederberg, a wild area with beautiful mountains and endless dirt roads. Tom, Zoe and I took the weekend to explore this part of the world, with only one big mishap!

With Tom Mckay and Zoe Wakefield

 Uitkyk Pass and  the open winding roads of the Cederberg Mountains

Uitkyk Pass and the open winding roads of the Cederberg Mountains

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  Wupperthal, a quaint hamlet nestled in the north of the Cederberg wilderness area

Wupperthal, a quaint hamlet nestled in the north of the Cederberg wilderness area

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  Winter rain had made the Doring River impassable. Luckily, we found a raft on the riverbank with just enough buoyancy to take the bikes across

Winter rain had made the Doring River impassable. Luckily, we found a raft on the riverbank with just enough buoyancy to take the bikes across

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  The ride continued east onto the dusty roads of the Tankwa Karoo

The ride continued east onto the dusty roads of the Tankwa Karoo

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 A rouge rock cracks the sump of my bike, emptying all 2 litres of oil onto the dirt. The risk of riding without a sump guard ends the motorcycling journey here

A rouge rock cracks the sump of my bike, emptying all 2 litres of oil onto the dirt. The risk of riding without a sump guard ends the motorcycling journey here

 With the BMW out of action we set up camp under a starry sky

With the BMW out of action we set up camp under a starry sky

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 Tom heads into the sunrise in search of some help

Tom heads into the sunrise in search of some help

 We weren't the only ones out of water

We weren't the only ones out of water

  Tom returned with Hendrick, a friendly neighbourhood mechanic

Tom returned with Hendrick, a friendly neighbourhood mechanic

 The BMW was packed onto the back of the truck and taken to Calvinia where we managed to get a quick patch up before riding the home stretch the following day

The BMW was packed onto the back of the truck and taken to Calvinia where we managed to get a quick patch up before riding the home stretch the following day