Namaqualand | MTB

Agama to Skilpad Camp

This tour is run by arrangement

Namaqualand MTB Tour

Come Tripping with us through the World Famous flowers of Namaqualand, as this normally arid dessert landscape comes alive once a year in a floral spectacle of riotous colour.

Day 1 – Pick up and Shuttle to Agama Camp

Day starts with a shulttle pick-up and a 470km drive to Agama Luxury Tented Camp where we’ll spend the night.

Day 2 – Agama Camp Loop – 52km/ 1115m

Today we ride the Agama 52km loop which runs on both sides of the N7 looping around into the rugged Namaqualand Hills. We stop for a water point after about 23km near Tweerivier junction. Then, heading southwards through Klipvlei, we double back on our route to camp where we will have a picnic lunch on arrival.  Overnight at Agama Camp.

Namaqualand MTB Tour
Namaqualand MTB Tour

Day 3 – Agama to Skilpad Camp – 72km/ 1092m

Leaving our camp, the ride follows a series of farm jeep tracks past the tiny hamlet of Klipfontein before heading due north on now fairly sandy tracks past the prominent Betelsklip rock feature and climbing through Darter’s Poort. Lieutenant Charles James Darter’s grave is along the road and is often referred to as the smallest piece of Britain in the world. We ride through Blouklippe farm where we stop for lunch at the quaint pop-up farmstall, the Murasie and then on to the Skilpad Luxury Flower Camp in the Namaqua National Park.  Overnight at Skilpad Camp.

Day 4 – Skilpad Camp Loop – 55km/ 1349m

From our camp we ride on a dirt road with some concrete through the reserve and veer off down some sandy 4×4 tracks to find the flowers in the valley of the Swartlintjiesrivier (they use the term ‘rivier’ loosely around these parts) before looping back up to camp.   Overnight at Skilpad Camp.

Namaqualand MTB Tour
Namaqualand MTB Tour

Day 5 – Ride and Shuttle Cape Town – 99km / 1398m

Leaving the reserve we ride to Kamieskroon and then up the Kamiesbergpas and around past the Kamiesberg. En route, where we find some nice flowers, we will stop and make a roadside picnic for lunch. We pass the turn off to Lliesfontein and then get a thrilling downhill past the highest mountain in the Northern Cape – Rooiberg. This is a good road with less sand and some fast downhill ending up in Garies on the N7. Here we load up and start our shuttle back to Cape Town. Do not book return flights before 20h00 or plan to spend the night in Cape Town.

*E-Bikes are welcome on all our tours and – bring your own or rent from us. Now anyone who can ride a bike can be included!

Price: R14 965.00 per person, sharing, based on MIN 10 pax (we will take less, but the per person fee will be adjusted accordingly)

Single Supplement: R4000 (on request, subject to availability)

Includes

  • accommodation for 4 nights, as above
  • all meals, except lunch on Day 1
  • all transport, including CT airport transfers on first and last days if applicable
  • Vehicle back-up on all riding days. The vehicle will follow on the trail WHERE POSSIBLE and where not, it will meet up with the riders at the closest exit point.
  • Transfer of bicycles & luggage (no boxes please)
  • drinks & snacks en route daily
  • Cycle guide plus driver/guide

Excludes

  • lunch on day 1
  • all items of a personal nature, e.g. tel. calls, laundry, etc
  • all drinks not dispensed at the roadside, including fancy coffees, bottled water, soft drinks and all alcoholic beverages
  • bicycle rental – optional
  • Airfares
  • Gratuities
  • Bike courier fees

anything not mentioned above

 

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Namaqualand | MTB







PLEASE NOTE

All participants are required to sign a copy of our indemnity form and wear a helmet at all times while cycling.

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The details are dictated by your:

  • Length of stay
  • Size of group
  • Budget
  • Degree of difficulty
  • Points of interest
  • Special attractions
  • Additional activities and sight-seeing