Kalahari Red Dune 8-day/8-night MTB Traverse

Tour Information

This 8 day tour includes both the 4 day Namibia and 4 day Botswana Border Tours.

Each venue has its own character, and the routes are planned so that you will experience the best of the Kalahari without having to ride in soft sand.  

Terrain
Gravel roads along the borders, jeep tracks, limited sandy patches, some tar road sections, very quite roads, cyclng on the game reserves, salt pans, lost city area,

DATE 1- 9 April 2023
VENUEMolopo lodge, close to Askham, Kalahari
COSTR18,900.00 Sharing
R21,900.00 Single

Red Dune cycle shirt extra: R1200 pp
ENTRY LIMITLimited to 20 entries

Route Description

You will cycle from venue to venue on mainly gravel roads, private property, over saltpans, jeep tracks and sections of quiet tar roads. You will not cycle over sand dunes, but you will experience the sand dunes some evenings, you will be transported to the accommodation in between the Dunes while your mountain bike are stored at a safe place.

Entry Fee Includes

  • 8 Nights accommodation (4 nights in lodges, 2 nights in Bush Camp Lodges and 2 night camping on a pan and in the middle of a red sand dune, tents provided as well as hot showers and proper toilets);
  • 8 Days of Riding;
  • All meals ;
  • Branded fleece top
  • Transport of your gear from venue to venue ;
  • Cycle through the Lost City;
  • Experiencing Camel milking;
  • Stay on the Namibia Border; and
  • Stay on the Botswana Border
  • All permissions of private land owners.

Entry Fee Excludes

  • Your own tent, stretcher and sleeping bag for 2 nights; it will be transported
  • Your own Alcoholic and other drinks during sundowners or you can buy
  • Getting to and from Molopo Lodge before the Tour starts; and
  • Tips

Highlights of the Tour

  • Red Dunes of the Kalahari;
  • Cycle over the salt pans of the Kalahari;
  • Experience the milking of Camels;
  • Cycle through the Lost City;
  • Stay on Private Game Reserves;
  • Experience the hospitality of the Kalahari people;
  • Go on Game Drives;
  • Experience the Game on the Game Farms
  • Stay in the middle of a Salt Pan and Kalahari Red Sand Dunes; and
  • Cycling next to the Border and stay on the Namibia / RSA border as well as Botswana /RSA border

Schedule

1 April 202314:00Arrival at Molopo Lodge, close to Askam, Kalahari, Northern Cape
18:00Welcome and drinks at the Bar
19:00Dinner
2-4 April 2023Cycling through the Kalahari via the Namibia Border on gravel roads, saltpans, jeep tracks etc, no sand roads.
Stay at a different venue each night.
All your gear will be transported to each overnight’s destination
Finishing every day with sundowners overlooking the Kalahari Red Dunes, a Saltpan or looking at the Game
5 April 2023After Breakfast Cycle towards Molopo Lodge, stay over at Molopo lodge
5-8 April 2023Cycle through the Kalahari via the Botswana Border on gravel roads and jeep tracks.
Stay at a different venue each night.
All your gear will be transported to each overnight’s destination
Finishing every day with sundowners overlooking the Red Dunes, a salt pan or looking at the Game
9 April 2023After breakfast, cycle back towards your cars at Molopo Lodge
Goodbyes