This is a pillion-friendly ride perfect for couples who enjoy riding together. There is an undeniable attraction and charm to the KwaZulu Natal Midlands Meander – the beautiful countryside, unlimited eateries, craft shops for the ladies, and craft breweries for the guys. There’s surely a reason why it has become a favoured and famous tourist trail.
Price from R6880 includes:
- SA Dept. of Tourism Registered Guide
- Public liability insurance
- Bike insurance for claims >ZAR 10'000
- Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast
- Fuel with hire bikes
- Booking & Administration Fees
Staying off the motorway wherever possible, ride the Old Main Road, with a first stop at the interesting and infamous Comrades Marathon Wall of Honour, a mostly unobserved but amazingly interesting feature. A short run on the motorway passes through Pietermaritzburg with a first stop at an old-world “African trading store” which is a treat, a taste of yesteryear, and a picker’s treasure trove. The next stop, only 2kms further along is the iconic and very well-presented Nelson Mandela capture site where the Nobel Prize-winning, first black South African president was captured during the apartheid era, for his part in the struggle for freedom and independence of the black people of South Africa. Following the Nelson Mandela capture site is a brief stop at a craft brewery in a delightfully picturesque setting. Within 5kms you will pass through Nottingham Road village, then taking routes less travelled to the fascinating Crystal Barn at Fort Nottingham for the first overnight stay.
After breakfast, it's up the Dargle Valley, past Everglades on beautiful high country back roads to Boston, stopping for a leg stretch and some photos in an old ruin. From Boston through beautiful forestry country and the charming hamlet of Byrne to Richmond (lunching at either of these) and then off the mapped routes and through the sugar cane and timber plantations to Eston. From Eston to Camperdown, joining the motorway back to base.
The accommodation selections are specifically selected as being biker-friendly in order to augment your adventure experience. Crystal Barn Country Estate is an unforgettable getaway attraction in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. The farm is set on 49 hectares of pristine farmland, with rolling lawns, ancient rows of plane trees which overlook the expansive and picturesque Rowe dam. The farm boasts a number of offerings including its quirky wedding venue facilities, fascinating ‘Collectibles’ museum, store, and accommodation with an indo-bohemian feel.
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