Discover the Unknown!
Trips to the lesser known parts of Southern Africa.
Go on an adventure to the malaria-free Tanqua Karoo, a semi-desert only 190 km from Cape Town, and a designated biodiversity hotspot by Conservation International.Escape the hustle and bustle of overcrowded tourist areas.Be amazed at and enjoy the absolute tranquillity of the Karoo, the panoramic views and clear, star-filled night skies. Discover a succulent plant paradise. Traverse the exhilarating Ouberg and Gannaga (the YouTube video is not ours) Passes. Visit Middelpos, one of the smallest villages in South Africa. Visualize the adventurous transport riders of old as you travel along the “Forgotten Highway”.
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The Seven Passes Trip (approximately 700km with detours in the Tankwa Karoo National Park)
This 5 day, 4-night trip will take you over the Theronsberg Pass, Marigold Heights, Ouberg Pass, Gannaga Pass, Skitterykloof Pass, Katbakkies Pass, and Gydo Pass.
This trip can be completed in your 4×4’s, 2×4 bakkies (pick-ups), Combi’s and Toyota Ventures, although some of the passes can become real challenges after heavy rainfalls)
You need to be self-sufficient for 5 days (basic foodstuffs and petrol/diesel can be bought in Middelpos).
Optional 4×4 trails at Skurweberg 4×4.
Middelpos Quickie (± 500km) Tour
For those of you who do not have much time but would still like to have an introduction to the Tanqua Karoo.
Leave Ceres in the morning. Travel to Middelpos, via Ouberg Pass. Stay at the Middelpos Hotel. The next morning travel back to Ceres via Gannaga Pass. Arrive in Ceres late afternoon.
Circular day trip from Ceres over Katbakkies Pass
After you have had your breakfast at your hotel or B&B, this 200km trip will take you from Ceres over Gydo Pass, through a part of the Koue Bokkeveld, over the Katbakkies Pass, down Skittery Kloof Pass into the Ceres Karoo, down the Theronsberg Pass and back to Ceres by late afternoon. Have lunch half-way at the base of Skitterykloof.