Detailed Self-drive Adventure Route Books from Southern Africa -  by Craig Marshall
South Africa | Namibia | Botswana | Victoria Falls
Printing mid Feb 2021

Craig Marshall has been a professional route designer and planner for over 12 years, planning and guiding motorcycle and 4x4 tours in the back country of South Africa and surrounding countries.

First Book:

BCSA - Garden Route & Route 62:  (Including Baviaanskloof, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) and Attakwaskloof
First in the series, to be printed mid Feb 2021

  • Route 1: Easy - 100% asphalt road for all drivers and riders who prefer to travel on tarred road surfaces

  • Route 2: Intermediate - includes gravel roads, easy driving and nothing too demanding

  • Route 3: Advanced, 4x4 & Dualsport Motorcycle Only – created for the experienced adventurer whose preference is to ride on the wild side. This includes technical gravel roads and twisted mountain passes - offering the opportunity to discover the true BACK COUNTRY routes the Garden Route has to offer.
    Baviaanskloof, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) & Attakwaskloof

Book Description: A5 Soft cover, Now 50 pages
Suitable for 4x4, Motorcycles, SUV & Cars

Included in the book:
Tracks4Africa maps and route information
Featured accommodation partners of BCSA
Recommended alternative accommodation
Fuel stops
Best breakfast and lunch stops
Adventure activities along the way
‘Must see’ locations and places of historical value, including Ox Wagon trails and buildings
Day-by-Day GPX track from accommodation to accommodation
Up to 36 mountain passes in 12 days

Garden Route & Route 62 BOOK Retail price: ZAR550.00 (includes downloadable GPX tracks of all 3 routes)
Shipped door to door to any address in South Africa for
No GPS ?
No problem !
We'll send you the Google KMZ file of the route and with Google Earth installed on your mobile, you can use it as a navigator.

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Download Routes only: ZAR250 (3 routes) - once off
Route 1 - 10 Days Cape Town to Addo Elephant Park, return (100% Tar Roads, 27 mountain passes)
Route 2 - 12 Days Cape Town to Addo Elephant Park, return (75% easy gravel roads, 36 mountain passes)
Route 3 - 12 Days Cape Town to Baviaanskloof, return (85% challenging gravel roads, 28 mountain passes)Plus - a Google Earh KMZ file of each route for your mobile.
ROUTE DATA IS STRICTLY COPYRIGHT © - Distribution by any means is a criminal offenceProduct: gpx file, loaded as a "Track" NOT a route file.

Back Country Southern Africa Route Books, Full Series:

1. Garden Route & Route 62 - Printing mid Feb 2021
2. Cederberg & Karoo - Printing 1 June 2021
3. Southern & Central Namibia - Printing 1 August 2021
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Frequently asked questions

How do I use the BCSA gpx files on my GPS ?

The downloadable tracks are standard GPX files that can be used with most GPS units. This file has a large amount of track points and may need modifications to be loaded into your GPS unit. Please make sure that your GPS unit can handle more than 100 track points. If not ,it will split the route up into multiple sections, in no specific order.
Best GPS for off-road is the Garmin Montana 600 series, as it can handle 10 000 track points.
Use wiith Tracks4Africa mapping software for best results.

The information contained in the BCSA GPX files is best viewed on your GPS unit as ‘TRACKS’ or ‘OFF- ROAD TRACKS’. Converting or importing this information to ‘ROUTES’ or ‘TRIPS’ will often result in the unit re-calculating the route automatically.

How do I load the GPX file onto my GPS?

  • After payment has been received you will be emailed the GPX files
  • Find the GPX file you just downloaded onto your computer
  • Plug the GPS into the USB port on your computer and open the device to view it as a removable drive
  • Look for a folder labeled Garmin, and inside that called “GPX” and open it.
  • Paste the GPX file into the folder.
  • Unplug the GPS and switch it on.
  • Go to the Track Manager and the day-by-day list will appear
  • Select Day 1, select "view map", click "GO"
  • Consult your GPS manual if you have questions about this process

How can I navigate the route without a GPS ?

When you purchase the book or download the GPX files, we will include a Google Earth KMZ file that you can view in Google Earth on your Mobile Phone.

IN addition to the route guide book, you can use your mobiles locations to see your position on the Google Earth Map of the route.

Travelling in the remote parts of Africa with your iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet, has its challenges.  For instance no internet connection means that most of the regular services are out of reach and there is no online search engine available. 

The new
Tracks4Africa Guide apps will allow you to have access to good quality maps and detailed information about the places you want to visit without the need of an internet connection.

The apps combine great cartography with rich content in an offline package that can travel with you into the bush.  The app makes use of your devices’ GPS location to show where you are on the map.  This not only allows you to easily orientate yourself, but also to search for places around you.
Note that this is not a GPS Navigational app

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Please feel free to contact us by email:
or Telephone directly if its urgent or you have a few questions....
Call - Craig Marshall Mobile Tel: +27 741 90 99 77


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