253 KM 

+1,767 M

#7 THE SCOTT

DATE:

  • 11 - 12 July 2020

DURATION:

  • 2 Days/1 Nights

PLACE:

  • Potchefstroom, Northern Province

DIRECTIONS:

TIME:

  • 6:00 am

TYPE:

  • Self-Supported Bikepacking

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ITINERARY

DAY #1

POTCHEFSTROOM - VENTERSKROON - 95 KM

 

  • Take in the sights and sounds as we ride towards, and into the Vredefort Dome. Enjoy an evening in an old inn established in 1880.

DAY #2

VENTERSKROON - POTCHEFSTROOM - 90 KM

 

  • The second day we complete the looped route crossing the Vaal River a few times as we edge the ancient crater as if crossing time and space.

 

group of 10

  • Optimum group size is 10 people.

 

  • Smaller groups can be accommodated at an additional per person fee.

  • Corporate and custom adventures are priced on request.

  • Choose from various ticket options to suit your budget

from ZAR 2,500 p/p

ACCOMMODATION

  • Saturday night is "camping/room" accommodation at the Emanzini Resort.

FOOD/DRINKS

  • Saturday lunch/dinner is for your own cost at the Vrede Hotel.

 

  • Sunday breakfast is included in the adventure price.

 

  • On the road snacks and drinks are self-supported.

 

SUPPORT

  • Group marshals will accompany the group and assist with pace and information about the area.

 

  •  Marshals will try and assist where they can but you will have to be self-reliant on bike repair, equipment, gear, and fitness.

 

ABOUT THE ROUTE

The Scott Route (A Bikepacking.Africa Adventure) - Named after the Scottish Regiment markings on top of a peak at Greylingstad where you start your journey. This stage route connects Greylingstad with Vrede and as a weekend route loops past Vrede and back to Greylingstad.

The route is mostly gravel roads that follow the "Rooi Klip" road past farmlands and game farms. On route, you pass through the town of Cornelia and Val where small town means, small town.

We entered the town with forgotten memories of traffic, noise and city life, into what seemed a town suspended in the 1980s. Camping was our choice of accommodation, with only one choice of venue in the entire town. Tienie whom we have met on previous bikepacking excursions was welcoming and quickly made us feel at home. We set-up our tents and packed our bikes for the start of our journey early the next morning.

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