* Upcoming Tours
* Limpopo Tour - continued.
* Cederberg Tour - Part 1
* Podcast - Gravel Travel Tips Part 3
* Pass of the Week
* New passes added
* Words of wisdom
We will be offering a few one and two day tours during October and November. You will be the first to know about them and we have a few delicious surprises in store for you. The only tour which still has a few tickets available is the Ben 10 Eco Challenge V2 Tour. If there is one mountain pass tour you have to do, it's this one. Four days of awesomeness > from the biggest mountains, to the greenest valleys; tumbling waterfalls; technical driiving; mind blowing scenery; great country food and new friendships made. Get all the info and sign up on this link: BEN 10 V2 TOUR.
Limpopo Tour - the story continues
The next two passes, Papstraat and Tarentaalstraat, followed each other back-to-back in quick succession. After a short stop to photograph an old building, we headed along a gravel link to Sandrivierspoort, then along the tarred R33 to Vaalwater. As we were running slightly ahead of schedule, it was decided to detour off of the planned route to visit one of the attractions near the town, a quaint little church on the farm Twenty-Four Rivers.
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker (he also designed the Union Buildings in Pretoria and many other prominent buildings in South Africa), the St. John the Baptist church was built using local materials and stone quarried in the area. It was dedicated on the 15th of July 1914 by the Right Reverend Michael Furse, Bishop of Pretoria at the time. The grounds are immaculately kept, and the complex consists of the church itself, as well as a few other buildings which were added later, all of them in the same style as the original construction. Sean, our photography fundi on this trip, was soon happily immersed in capturing images of the church from every conceivable angle, whilst the rest of us took the opportunity to relax and stretch our legs, a welcome break from the concentration of driving. [More lower down...]
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Passes are classified according to provinces and feature a text description, Fact File including GPS data, a fully interactive dual-view map and a narrated YouTube video.
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