Tag Archive: Cederberg Mountains


  So, you think your general knowledge is good.  Come let’s play a game and see what your score is on South Africa – no cheating or Googling!  Shoot from the head/hip. (Answers at the bottom of the page) # Question 1: We as the Rainbow Nation has a rich culture and history.  A country at the bottom tip of the African continent, but do you know how many languages we speak? Hope you are off to a good start and got this one right … # Questions 2: America has Route 66, but we have our own Route 62 stretching from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.  Why is our Route 62 famous? # Question 3: My quiz journey now takes you to KwaZulu Natal where the famous Comrades marathon takes place between Pietermartizburg and Durban and thousands of runners participate each year.  Do you know why the first one… Read more >


It was weekend and on the “to do” list was a bike trip through the Cederberg Mountains. The “not so little anymore” daughter just completed her introductory course to off road riding under the watchful eye of Countrytrax instructors so hubby was confident that she will cope with the ride.  And she?  She was excited as hell to prove her new skills.   It was an early start in Stellenbosch as dawn was breaking and we needed to avoid the early morning traffic as we still wanted to sleep at Clanwilliam that night.  So a long day (some 300 km via the R303 ) in the saddle! Our breakfast stop was just around the corner at the Wimpy in Wellington (you cannot start your day without a Wimpy breakfast).  From here on we followed the tar road via Hermon through Ceres and up Gydo pass to hit gravel where the… Read more >

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