In 2017, we conquered the north at Nordkapp – then we headed south. The 2019 edition of the Honda Adventure Roads hit South Africa for an unforgettable ride through some of the most breathtaking terrain the continent has to offer. Our journey started in Durban, cross through Lesotho and the winding roads of the famous Sani and Swartberg Passes and ends near the bottom of the world, at the Cape of Good Hope.
Having met local fauna on a mix of road and track trails alongside expert Honda riders. Receiving tips for a rocking ride on your Africa Twin’s home terrain and make the 2019 Honda Adventure Roads was a journey that will live on forever.
GO HARD BY DAY. SLEEP SOFTLY AT NIGHT.
The ultimate road trip shouldn’t end when the sun goes down. The Honda Adventure Roads experience combined landscape with luxury with a mix of unforgettable accommodations that includes charming local cottages, incredible campgrounds under the stars and premium hotels.
The 2019 Honda Adventure Roads event will covered 3,736 kilometres in 12 stages that crossed through some of the most breathtaking scenery in South Africa.
From the celebrated Sani Pass, through Lesotho, the stunning landscapes of the Karoo desert region, the Swartberg Pass and ending at the Cape of Good Hope, an experience of South Africa very few others can achieve. And with a mix of roads and trails that range in difficulty from medium to truly tough, the odds are good that all riders’ skills were put to the test and came out even stronger.
The ability to stay on track on your trip was accomplished thanks to an electronic roadbook with step-by-step instructions for each leg of the journey. Our marshals supported the group throughout the trip, by leading and helping during the journey.
The event was open to all Africa Twin and Honda big on-off motorcycle owners who are looking to challenge themselves on new terrain. To participate in Honda Adventure Roads events, you must be an intermediate level rider; riding proficiency was evaluated before the trip. Our route for South Africa was not appropriate for beginners, as it included passes with a higher degree of technical difficulty.
It was recommended for riders’ comfort and safety, that they should be able to understand and converse in English, the official language of the Honda Adventure Roads.
We made the planning easy! Riders were able to drop off their motorcycle at their local participating Honda dealer and it was transported to the event for them (needed to be arranged in considerable advance). Honda also offered the opportunity to loan a bike at no extra charge (if they already owned an Africa Twin or Honda Adventure on-off motorcycle).