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Detailed Self-drive Adventure Travel Route Books from Southern Africa -  by Craig Marshall
South Africa | Namibia | Botswana | Victoria Falls

KZN, Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Highlands & Southern Lesotho.  ROUTE 3

 

Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape Highlands Full Adventure | 70% Gravel | 9 Days | 2225km | Loop
Difficult, 4x4 with High Clearance- 70% gravel roads for experienced 4x4 drivers and experienced adventure bikers only
Suitable for 4x4, Experienced Adventure Motorcycles
Route 3 is for the more adventurous travelers. 4 wheel drive is required in some sections, and in the wet the route from Barkly East to Mount Fletcher is very slippery.  For adventure bikers, deep water in Baviaanskloof in the winter months and wet roads in the Eastern Cape Highlands will make parts un-rideable.
Small to mid-range sized motorcycles with full off-road knobbly tyres are best for this route.

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ROUTE 3 - Accommodation Partners
Night 1. Speekhout Treehouse, Baviaanskloof
R322, Baviaanskloof
Tel: +27 (0)87 700 4494
Web: www.speekhout.co.za
Email: accommodation@speekhout.co.za
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This farm is situated in the majestic Baviaanskloof, a World Heritage Site situated in the Eastern Cape of Southern Africa. There are less than 20 privately owned farms on the west side of the Game Reserve remaining, and most farms border the greater Baviaans Nature Reserve, as is the case with Speekhout.

This allows for free roaming of wild life and natural uninterrupted propagation, the reason there is abundant Kudu browsing on our land these days. There are 7 different bio-diversities that comes together in this unique landscape and we trust that even in the face of an ongoing and severe drought, its magnificent legacy will continue for the adventurous souls who seeks out this heart stopping and rugged natural beauty

Night 2. The Bethesda Guesthouse, Nieu-Bethesda
317 Martin St, Nieu-Bethesda, 6286
Tel: + 27 (0)82 877 8053, +27 (0)82 805 2693
Web: www.thebethesda.co.za 
Email: info@thebethesda.co.za  
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The Bethesda Guesthouse is situated in the town of Nieu-Bethesda and offers guests a relaxing stay in a tranquil environment. The guesthouse comprises big windows, high ceilings, and solid walls that create warmth in winter, and coolness in summer. Guests have a choice of 4 individually decorated rooms that overlook the gardens and have private entrances that open onto an outdoor seating area.

All of the rooms are both furnished with extra-length king-size beds, and each room has an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower. For extra convenience, white linen, soft towels, and slippers are provided. The rooms are equipped with bar fridges, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and Wi-Fi is available. Rates include a full an English breakfast. The Bethesda Guesthouse offers a pizzeria, Bruno's, on-site and a large garden.

Night 3. The Forecourt B&B and Self-Catering
43 Grey St, Dordrecht, Eastern Cape
Tel: +27 (0)74 415 0184 
Web: www.theforecourtdordrecht.com
Email : forecourt@universalgarage.co.za
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The Forecourt B&B and Self-Catering is a family-run establishment, located in Dordrecht in the Eastern Cape. It is conveniently situated near the Forecourt Coffee Shop for all your meal requirements. 

All our luxury rooms are equipped with air-cons, DSTV, complimentary WiFi, bar fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. There is 24-hour security with off-street, undercover parking, and there is a braai area available to all our guests.

Our self-catering units are fully equipped, with DSTV, complimentary WiFi, and secure off-street parking. There is a braai area available to all our guests.

Night 4. Rhodes Hotel, Rhodes
C/O Muller &, Sauer St, CBD, Rhodes
Tel: +27 (0)65 651 3837
Web: www.rhodeshotel.co.za 
Email: rhodeshotel9787@gmail.com
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The historic Rhodes Hotel has recently changed hands!  After years of being closed and run-down, the Hotel is being renewed to its former glory!

“Our aim is to bring back the old-world charm, togetherness, history and traditional feel that has always been a part of the hotel”

“Our families have been a part of Rhodes for many, many years, we love Rhodes and would like to see the Rhodes Hotel as the heart of Rhodes, to continue to create special memories for both guests and locals for years to come”

 

The Rhodes Hotel is privately owned and does not form part of any of the larger hotel groups, thus creating the opportunity for us to really make your Rhodes hotel experience very unique.

The Rhodes hotel will once again offer a small shop with all basic amenities, a Capitech ATM can also be found in the shop.  And soon to arrive - a working petrol pump.

The very well know Wydeman pub will once again hear the laughter and stories, and be a silent witness to many a friendship in the making.

Being a guest of the hotel will also give you the opportunity to explore, hike, fly-fish, picnic, swim in mountain streams and see the Maartenshoek caves, as the owners have opened all the family farms in the area to hotel guests!

Sleep over in our comfortable and traditional rooms.  Experience Local lamb and other farm fresh products in the Rhodes hotel restaurant.

Or make your dream come true by booking your destination wedding at the Rhodes Hotel!

Night 5. Resthaven Guesthouse, Matatiele
77 Main St, Matatiele, 4730
Tel: +39 7374067 Mobile +27 (0) 83 775 3818 
Web: www.resthaven.co.za
Email: info@resthaven.co.za
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Resthaven Guesthouse is situated in the quaint town of Matatiele, set against the back-drop of the Southern Drakensburg. Resthaven Guesthouse is the ideal base from which to explore Lesotho. Resthaven Guesthouse has all the modern amenities to make your Business Trip or Weekend Adventure a comfortable and memorable one.
 

22 well-appointed rooms with DSTV, Aircon, Electric-Blankets, Tea/Coffee and En-suite Bathroom. Safe, Off-Street, Under-Roof Parking. Spectacular Buffet Dinners as well as Buffet Breakfasts available to our guests (BOOKING ESSENTIAL).

Night 6. The Forecourt B&B and Self-Catering
43 Grey St, Dordrecht, Eastern Cape
Tel: +27 (0)74 415 0184 
Web: www.theforecourtdordrecht.com
Email : forecourt@universalgarage.co.za
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The Forecourt B&B and Self-Catering is a family-run establishment, located in Dordrecht in the Eastern Cape. It is conveniently situated near the Forecourt Coffee Shop for all your meal requirements. 

All our luxury rooms are equipped with air-cons, DSTV, complimentary WiFi, bar fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. There is 24-hour security with off-street, undercover parking, and there is a braai area available to all our guests.

Our self-catering units are fully equipped, with DSTV, complimentary WiFi, and secure off-street parking. There is a braai area available to all our guests.

Night 7. Tri-Angle B&B and Guesthouse
Constitution St, Adelaide, 5760
Tel: +27 46 684 0584, +27 (0)82 971 2952
Web: www.trianglebnb.co.za
Email: reception@trianglebnb.co.za  
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Tri-Angle B&B and Guesthouse is nestled in the heart of Adelaide, south of the Winterberg Mountains conveniently located on the R63  between Bedford and Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape, making it the perfect stop-over for travellers. Adelaide is well-known for it's peaceful haven set away from busy cities. 

 

Tri-Angle B&B and Guesthouse is a 100% Womanly-Owned and Managed establishment that offers 19 Elegantly Modernized and Comfortable Guest Rooms with a quiet and tranquil garden

 If you are looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful country setting - Look No Further  - Come and Be Our Guest

Night 8. Cape St Francis Coastal Resort
Da Gama Rd, Cape St Francis, 6312
Tel: +27 (0)42 298 0054
Web: www.capestfrancis.co.za
Email: anita@capestfrancisresort.co.za
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Discover this unique and exclusive paradise on the Eastern Cape coast which draws holiday makers from all over the world. 

Bordering the beach at Cape St Francis and just 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth airport, Cape St Francis Resort ticks all the boxes as a perfect beach holiday destination. The Resorts' unique setting with a selection of accommodation options from conventional hotel rooms, three and four bedroom cottages or luxury beach villas appeals to couples, families and anyone who loves a beach holiday. All are suitable for either a bed and breakfast choice or a self-catering option.


Renowned as a water sport paradise with surfing, kite-surfing, surf ski and canoe paddling on the beautiful waters off both Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay’s as well as on the nearby Kromme River. For golfers, the top ten rated St Francis Links offers the keen golfer an excellent challenge of links golf with the nearby St Francis Bay Golf Club offering an easier but still challenging round of golf.

BCSA Route Book Full Series:
1. Garden Route & Route 62 
2. Cederberg & Karoo
3. West Coast, Richtersveld & Namaqualand 
4. KZN, Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Highlands & Southern Lesotho
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