Southern African Adventure Motorcycling Routes - Cederberg Adventure Route - Maps, GPS Data, Accommodation
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Uitkyk Pass - Cederberg
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The Cederberg Overnighter Adventure is 577 km and is suitable for all levels of riders - the advanced alternative route via Wupperthal has lots of sand, loose rocks & Gravel, water crossing and steep descents.

Full Route:
N1 Engen Stop - Paarl - Wellington - Bainskloof Pass - Mitchells Pass - Ceres - Prince Alfred Hamlet - Op Die Berg - Cederberg Oasis - Sanddrift Campsite - Algeria Valley - Niewoudt Pass - Clanwilliam Dam - Citrusdal - Porterville - Gouda - Wellington - Paarl - N1 Engen Stop
Route Grade: WHITE & GREEN- Intermediate riders, all size bikes and BLUE (Difficult Alternate Route via Wupperthal)

Driving Directions: Day One:
The journey starts at the N1 Engen 1 Stop
(-33.826591, 18.763027) and heads out on the N1 towards Paarl. We take a left at the Paarl Main Road turn off (-33.777489, 18.955080) about 50km from Cape Town. You can skip this next dirt section out, but its great for testing your fully loaded bike off road.

Optional Dirt Detour: - Jan Phillips Drive - Paarl Rock Mountain Reserve View Jan Phillips Drive Detour
The 15km dirt road runs the entire length of Paarl Rock - very scenic and a highlight of the
Paarl Rock Adventure Route.

The end of Jan Phillips Drive joins up with the R45 Paarl Main Road.

Continue with the R45 through Wellington and up the R303 Bainskloof Pass to Ceres (Where you should Fill up with Petrol). In the town of Ceres, take a left on the R303 Vos Street and continue to through Prince Alfred Hamlet and up the awesome Gydo Pass 32km to Op Die Berg - Still all Tar up to now.

Just after Op-Die Berg take a right and travel for 17km before the road changes to DIRT!!!! - travel for 37km of dirt including
Blinkberg Pass and the stunning Grootriver Pass
The road continues a little after Mount Ceder, about 15km further is the renowned Cederberg Oasis - This is your great lunch spot.
After lunch continue on with the road for aprox 6.2km then turn left towards Algeria. Travel another 8.6km then turn right to Sanddrift Campsite and Wolfberg Cracks.
Sanddrift campsite is 1.2km along this road.
Driving Directions: Day Two:
The second day has two route options - Easy Route through the Algerian Valley to Clanwillaim Dam and to Citrusdal or the
Advanced Alternative Route up to Wupperthal and through Hoek Se Berg to the partially Tarred R364 over Parkhuis Pass to Clanwillaim town, then back along the dam to Citrusdal.
Click for Alternative Route Description

Easy Route:
Exit the Sanddrift campsite to the T-Junction. Turn Right in the direction of Uitkyk Pass into Algeria.
Travel 22.6km until you reach Uitkyk Pass, continue down the pass into the Algerian Valley, the road has been recently bricked, travel through the valley and bear right and travel 21.5km until the T-Junction. Turn Right towards Clanwilliam and travel 7.9km along the gravel road next to the dam until you arrive in the town. This road can be loose and sandy in the dry season.
Refuel in Clanwilliam

Exit Clanwillaim along the same route next to the dam for 28.3km until the 4 way -Junction. Continue over the 4 way straight towards Citrusdal for 26.4km.
From Citrusdal turn right on the R303 towards the N7. Travel 3.2km to the N7.
Turn Left and travel on the N7 for 19.5km then turn right towards Porterville.
Travel for 5.2km the turn left onto a small private dirt road. Travel 8.3km until T-Junction, then turn right. Travel along the gravel road along the entire Porterville Mountain Range for 26.5km until the Tar T-Junction. Turn left to Porterville 3.8km further on.
Travel on the R44 through Saron to Gouda a distance of 35.6km.
At the T-Junction turn right to Wellington and Paarl. Continue for 40.7km until in Wellington. At the T-Junction continue right with the R44 on Champagne Street. From Wellington travel 22.6km via Agter Paarl on the R44 (Adam Tas) until meeting with the N1.
Turn Right and travel 10km along the N1 back to the Engen 1 Stop.
Cederberg - Gallery
Cederberg Overnight
Grootriver Pass from Cederberg OasisGrootriver Pass  in the CederbergGrootriver Pass
Route Info:
Suitable for most Riders, Best without Pillions, and All Size Dual Sport Bikes will cope. On Day Two a Technical section for 35km on 4X4 route via Eselbank to Wupperthal on Day Two will require more skill, but beginners in a group will be fine.

Cellphone signal: None after Op Die Berg

Start Point - Engen 1 Stop N1 North:
-33.826754, 18.763050
-33° 49' 36.31", +18° 45' 46.98"

Lunch Stop:
Cederberg Oasis - Self Catering, Backpackers, Camping
S32 33.080 E19 21.666
-32° 33' 4.80", +19° 21' 39.96"

Gerrit & Chantal Karsten
Tel/Fax: +27 27 482 2819

Overnight at Sanddrift Camp site:
Sanddrif Campsite
S32 29.282 E19 16.151
-32° 29' 16.92", +19° 16' 9.06"
+27 (0)274 82 2825

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Cederberg 2 day Adventure bike route
Certain Garmin units in the NUVI range will only show way points and will recalculate the route if you import it. Just follow the flags (Waypoints) in this case
Petrol Stations in this Region
POI (Points of Interest) in this Region
Accommodation in this Region
Total Fuel - (co-op) Op Die Berg
S33 01.086 E19 18.883
-33° 1' 5.16", +19° 18' 52.98"

Caltex Fuel Ceres
S33 22.099 E19 18.798
-33° 22' 5.94", +19° 18' 47.88"

Shell Fuel (Clanwilliam) De vlei Diensstasie
S32 10.535 E18 53.508
-32° 10' 32.10", +18° 53' 30.48"

Fuel Stop in Wupperthal (No Fuel on Sunday afternoons)
S32 16.617 E19 12.852
-32° 16' 37.02", +19° 12' 51.12"

Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve
Tel: 021 82 4343
-32.7461, 19.5626
-32° 44' 45.96", +19° 33' 45.36"

Rooibos Heritage Route
-32.2765, 19.2170
-32° 16' 35.40", +19° 13' 1.20"

Cederberg Oasis - Self Catering, Backpackers, Camping
S32 33.080 E19 21.666
-32° 33' 4.80", +19° 21' 39.96"


Sanddrif Holiday Resort
S32 29.282 E19 16.151
-32° 29' 16.92", +19° 16' 9.06"

Nuwerus Rest Camp
S 32.5614 E 19.3781
-32° 33 41.04", +19° 22 41.16"

De Vlei Riverbed Campsite
S 32.993361 E 19.710000
-32° 59 36.10", +19° 42 36.00"
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