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TransCape MTB Stage Race 2017 – Brand New Vibe

TC1

TransCape Take III … now with added ‘ASG’ and ‘VXC’! Folks, if you thought you could not step up the level at this annual #TransCape event, you had better think again! Yup, both ASG Events and Volvo Cars (South Africa) have come on board for #2017, and this has been the proverbial cherry on top. (I mean, who would [...]

Into the Heart of the Bo-Karoo

#KarooHighlands #OpenAfrica

The final Part of our #OpenAfrica road trip into the #KarooHighlands … This exploration covered the eastern section of the beautiful Bo-Karoo, and on the next trip we head into Tankwa and the Hantam, to spend some quality time in Nieuwoudtville, Loeriesfontein, Calvinia and Sutherland. The locals say you cry twice in #VictoriaWest; once when [...]

La Vida Loxton

#KarooHighlands #OpenAfrica

Part II of our recent #OpenAfrica Road Trip through the heart and soul of the #BoKaroo … Once you extricate yourself from the wonderfullness that is #williston, meander in a generally eastern direction along the countless #moerandgone gravel roads while the wide-sky plains slip-slide past your windows. Chances are you’ll eventually rock up in laid back #loxton, a dorp that has muscled it’s [...]

Wacky. Wonderful. Wild … Williston

Loxton

Last week this time, I could barely fore-finger Williston on a topographical map, yet now I feel like I have any number of new friends in this quirky little dorp. But that is exactly what the #Karoo is like … I’ve always been a firm believer in the ‘weird is good’ principle, where people strive to be [...]

MokkaX Launch 2016

#Opel #MokkaX #MokkaMoments

Once again had great fun putting the PENTAX SOUTH AFRICA #PentaxK1 and #PentaxK3 through their paces this past weekend. This time the event was something completely different from my normal adventure missions, and way more focussed on people. (Celebrities, mostly, but I wouldn’t know, as none of them ride bikes or run in the mountains) Excellent fun [...]

ToHellAndBack #Day2: Like a Bat Outta Hell

H&B

“I like that it is a real-life MTB Adventure, without gimmicks and bells and whistles. For real mountain bikers, you know” … That’s the typical comment you get from #HellAndBackers once they bang into the under-belly of Gamkaskloof. They’re usually saying this with a big-ass #DarlingBrew beer clutched in their paws, and with dust and [...]

ToHellAndBack 2016 DAY #1: An Old-School MTB Adventure

H&B day 1

“I like that it is a real-life MTB Adventure, without gimmicks and bells and whistles. For real mountain bikers, you know” … That’s the typical comment you get from #HellAndBackers once they bang into the under-belly of Gamkaskloof. They’re usually saying this with a big-ass #DarlingBrew beer clutched in their paws, and with dust and [...]

Mankele MTB Park 2016

Mankele

No #mtb mission into #Mpumalanga can be complete without a few serious hoicks and climbs into the mountains rucking up around Mankele Mountain Biking Park. This is free-rider country with serious trail attitude, but there are more than enough Intermediate and Beginner options to keep the whole family happy. This time, there was no #DeadMonkeyRide for me and Matthew Drew, as we [...]

Tranquilitas Trails 2016

Tranquilitas

There’s way more to #Boven than just exhilarating rock #climbing along the crags at ‘The Restaurant (at the End of the Universe)’. Think trout fishing, trail running, hiking, birding, and of course, mountain biking. In fact, these days MTBrs may outnumber rock climbers on any given weekend, and this is in a large part thanks to local trail maestro, Glenn [...]

Elands River Ecstasy

Elands River

Some experiences in life cannot be bought, no matter what the credit limit on your Master Card. Last week, Karyn Marais and I were fortunate enough to make one of these memories of a lifetime up in gorgeous Emgwenya (formerly #WatervalBoven).Said adventure came courtesy of my long-time mate, Gustav Janse van Rensburg, the original #RocnRope Gecko here at the ‘Restaurant at [...]

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