19 (Tuesday)/ 20 (Wednesday) / 21 (Thursday) September
Some will arrive earlier and some just in time. The most important part is arriving. This is our go to for three nights preparing for the road ahead. This is where you will get a bit climatized as its early up and early down in South Africa due to the Southern Hemisphere clockworks. We are looking forward to getting to know you.
Middelplaas Paarl Guesthouse
Middelplaas Paarl Guesthouse is situated on a prime location near Paarl’s famous schools, venues, and conference centers. Located in the heart of the Western Cape Wine Route, comfortable accommodation is provided 3 km outside Paarl. Enjoy a peaceful getaway while being idyllically centered around a farm dam. Wake up to chattering birds and listen to the sounds of farm animals.
22 September (Friday)
We will arrive in Beaufort West after a nice ride and some interesting stops. There is not much to do in Beaufort West. Thus a shower, dinner and bed is our goal here. And up early for tomorrows ride.
Beaufort West - En Route self catering (No breakfast)
We offer a variety of units: Five family rooms (sleep 4 to 5), four double rooms as well as two twin rooms. The open plan units offer a comfortable stay and include a dining area (inside as well as outside), air conditioner, DSTV, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchenette and microwave. The family units have a double bed and two single beds. Each of the family units have its own braai facility. The six other units share four braai facilities. All the units have showers and two of the family units have baths as well.
Rooms 6-11 are Single or couples rooms with double bed
Rooms 1-5 are all fitted with a double bed and two singles.
23 September (Saturday)
Sometimes we have two venues because we like to give you more to choose from to suit every budget and preference.
Smithfield house in Smithfield (if you don't want to ride a 6km dirt road and go on a game drive this is your alternative to the Game Lodge) only 3 rooms available at this domestic animal rescue including Lamas and one crazy goat.
Twin Bed or King Room
Double bed Room
Smithfield House diner
Smithfield House ensuite bathrooms in every room
Just outside Smithfield is Letsatsi Private Game Lodge 6km off the beaten track and here you can enjoy the outback of the Free State and do some serious star gazing all night long.
Twin Tent in bush camp
Chalets on the foot of the hill is just amazing
Sleeps 4 in two rooms
Sleeps 3 with two rooms
Sleeps 6 with 3 rooms
All rooms have a bathroom ensuite however the tented rooms have a shared bathroom and all loos are outside your tent.
Tonight there is live music for you at the dinner hall. Music starts at 7pm till 9pm. Breakfasts are included in both the venues prices. What a treat.
Dinners are optional and not compulsory however for the kitchen and shopping it would be good to know which of the two you would like.
24 (Sunday) and 25 (Monday) September
After a nice ride we arrive in Clarens to enjoy the mountains, hills and valleys. Here the real hairy adventures begin. But we will reside at Linwood Guest Farm just 4km from Clarens town square.
This means that you will ride your bike to the square in town to eat, walk around etc. However if you will be joining the madness at Clarens https://clarensxtreme.co.za/ we will take you to town and pick you up after your adventures.
Linwood Farm Clarens
Wow this place is just out there and you will love it.
The old Chapel (Sleeps 2)
Afri-Chic (Sleeps 2)
Cato (Sleeps 2)
The Loft (Sleeps 4)
Sandstone (Sleeps 2)
Rose Huis (Sleeps 10)
26 (Tuesday) September
Vryheid is a coal mining and cattle ranching town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Vryheid is the Afrikaans word for "freedom"
Breakfast is included in the room price.
These rooms consist of a comfortable double bed which is rated by orthopaedic standards. The room has a flat screen TV with 16 DSTV channels to choose from. Fast Wi-Fi comes as a standard service for all guests to enjoy. The room is fitted with a bar fridge and coffee tray. The built-in cupboard, provides enough space for a short trip away from home. The clean lines and contemporary design of the furniture gives a feel of spaciousness. A contemporary bathroom design, with walk in shower and wall mount water closet just gives it that edge!
Standard Room for 1 or 2 The room has a flat screen TV with 16 DSTV channels to choose from. Fast Wi-Fi comes as a standard service for all guests to enjoy. The room is fitted with a bar fridge and coffee tray. The built-in cupboard, provides enough space for a short trip away from home. The clean lines and contemporary design of the furniture gives a feel of spaciousness. A contemporary bathroom design, with walk in shower and wall mount water closet just gives it that edge!
Luxury Room for 1 or 2 The air-conditioned room is fitted with a queen bed, comfortable chair and kitchenette providing that extra convenience, when preparing a bite to eat. A coffee tray, microwave, bar fridge and cutlery comes as standard. The room has a flat screen TV with 16 DSTV channels to choose from. The spacious bathroom is fitted with both shower and bath. Fast Wi-Fi also comes standard for guests to enjoy.
4 Sharing room A family room is ideal choice for family, friends and work colleagues sharing a room. Our family rooms are spacious, fitted with a queen bed and 1 or 2 single beds. It allows for up to 4 people sharing. The air-conditioned room is fitted with a flat screen TV, with 16 DSTV channels to choose from. Fast Wi-Fi comes as a standard service to enjoy by all our guests. The bathroom consist of both a shower and bath. A kitchenette with bar fridge, microwave, coffee tray and cutlery gives it that edge of convenience one would expect from upmarket family accommodation.
27 (Wednesday) 28 (Thursday) September
Awarded as a World Heritage site in 1999 (Unesco), this small but quaint village has fast become a top tourist destination. St Lucia also happens to be the most visited town in Africa to witness our beloved Hippos.
Self catering days.
Breakfast is a do it yourself. We will have bread eggs and goodies in your appartments. Arrangements will be made later and shopping according to your needs arranged.
Lunch and Dinner is a DIY adventure. There are many options from BBQ at your own appartment or grabbing a pizza or burger or going to one of the 20 amazing resturants on the strip just a walk away.
St Lucia Palms (Budget)
St Lucia Palms offers 4 and 6 sleeper self-catering units for holiday accommodation. The apartments are all fully equipped and serviced daily with satellite TV, outdoor patio and BBQ facilities as well a swimming pool for all our guests.
Each two bedroom apartment comes fully equipped, serviced daily with ceiling fans in each room and air conditioning in main bedroom, private patio with BBQ/Braai overlook the swimming pool.
Perna Perna (luxury)
Perna Perna offers comfortable and secure spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom duplex apartments with open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area downstairs. Upstairs is the main air-conditioned bedroom with queen size bed and small sitting room overlooking either the garden or pool and a second bedroom with 2 single beds.
Each apartment is fully equipped, serviced daily and offers DSTV, ceiling fans in every room, private lock up garage, private patio with BBQ/braai as well as swimming pool and children’s play area. Perna Perna is within walking distance to shops and restaurants in the main vibrant street of St Lucia making your stay stress free and relaxing.
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