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Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: LuckyStriker on November 16, 2006, 02:58:09 pm
Here is a list of places I compiled in March 2005 for the HorizonsUnlimited forums. Updated June 2011.
Hopefully some of you will be kind enough to add to the list.

By visiting the South African National Parks website at www.sanparks.co.za and phoning every single one listed I was able to compile the following list on their policy on allowing motorcycles.

It is worth noting that parks that do allow bikes reserve the right to turn you away if you look like a troublemaker!!
Likewise I have found that some parks that normally refuse bikes may allow you in if you phone ahead and ask the park manager nicely.
If you phone, don't just talk to the person answering the phone (they are idiots), always ask for the manager or his/her secretary

South African National Parks (SANParks)

:( Addo Elephant National Park - Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)42 233 0556/7
Reason given: "Elephants sir! big elephants"

:thumleft: Agulhas National Park - Motorcycle friendly
+27 (0)28 435 6222

:) Augrabies Falls National Park - Motorcycles allowed
+27 (0)54 452 9200
Motorcycles previously not allowed. Reason given: "Motorcycles are not allowed, it's our policy"

:) Bontebok National Park - Motorcycles allowed
+27 (0)28 514 2735
Motorcycles previously not allowed. Reason given: "Bikers are hooligans!" (can you believe someone said that?)

:thumleft: Cape Peninsula National Park - Motorcycle friendly
021 701 8692

;) De Hoop Nature Reserve - Motorcycles allowed
0861 227 362 8873

:thumleft: Golden Gate Highlands National Park - Motorcycle friendly
+27 (0)58 255 0012

:) Karoo National Park - Motorcycles allowed after prior arrangement
+27 (0)23 415 2828 / 9

:( Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Motorcycles not allowed
+ 27 (0) 54 561 2000
Reason given: "We have lions sir, lots of hungry ones!"

:) Knysna National Lake Area - Motorcycle friendly
+27 (0)44 382 2095

:( Kruger National Park - Motorcycles not allowed (Although BMW SA organises special trips now and again)
+27 (0)13 735 4000
Reason given: "Due to the risk associated with wild animals such as..." blah blah blah...

:( Mapungubwe National Park - Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)15 534 2014
Reason given: "...because we have dangerous animals sir; we have giraffe, cheetah and elephants"

>:( Marakele National Park - Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)14 777 1745
Reason given: "No, it is the policy of national parks not to allow motorcycles" (If it's national policy then why do some of of the other parks say it's okay mmm?)

:angryfire: Mountain Zebra National Park - Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)48 881 2427 or 3434
Reason given: "No!   *click* - No Reason given. slammed down the phone

:) Namaqua National Park - Motorcycles allowed
+27 (0)27 672 1948

>:( Richtersveld National Park - Motorcycles generally not allowed
+27 (0)27 831 1506
Reason given: "Motorcycles are too noisy. They disturb the peace and quiet" (There are positive reports of bikes being let in from time to time

:-[ Table Mountain National Park - Motorcycles not allowed
021 701 8692
Reason given: "The mountain is inaccessible to all vehicles" (good luck trying to get your bike up there anyway hehehe)

:) Tankwa Karoo National Park - Motorcycles allowed
+27 (0)27 341-2389

:thumleft: Tsitsikamma National Park - Motorcycle friendly
+27 42 281 1607

:( Vaalbos National Park - Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)53 561 0088
Reason given: "...unsafe due to Rhino and buffalo"

:) West Coast National Park - Motorcycle friendly
+27 22 772-2144/5

:) Wilderness National Park - Motorcycles allowed
+27 (0)44 877 1197



CapeNature

Anysberg Nature Reserve (Cape Karoo) - No data

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve (Winelands) - No data

Bird Island Nature Reserve (West Coast) - No data

Boosmansbos Wilderness Area (Overberg) - No data

:thumleft: Cederberg Nature Reserve (Cederberg) - Motorcycle friendly (main roads only)
Reported by LuckyStriker

De Hoop Nature Reserve (Overberg) - No data

De Mond Nature Reserve (Overberg) - No data

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve (Cape Karoo) - No data

Goukamma Nature Reserve (Garden Route and Little Karoo) - No data

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (Overberg) - No data

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area (West Coast) - No data

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve (Winelands) - No data

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve (Winelands) - No data

Keurbooms River Nature Reserve (Garden Route and Little Karoo) - No data

Kogelberg Nature Reserve (Overberg) - No data

Limietberg Nature Reserve (Winelands) - No data

Marloth Nature Reserve (Overberg) - No data

:thumleft: Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve (Cederberg) - Motorcycle friendly (main roads only)
Reported by LuckyStriker

Outeniqua Nature Reserve (Garden Route and Little Karoo) - No data

Robberg Nature Reserve (Garden Route and Little Karoo) - No data

Rocherpan Nature Reserve (West Coast) - No data

Salmonsdam Nature Reserve (Overberg) - No data

Swartberg Nature Reserve (Cape Karoo) - No data

Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve (Winelands) - No data

Walker Bay Nature Reserve (Overberg) - No data



Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife Parks

Amatigulu Nature Reserve - No data

Beachwood Mangroves - No data

Blinkwater Nature Reserve - No data

Bluff Nature Reserve - No data

Cape Vidal State Forest - No data

Cathedral Peak - No data

Chelmsford - No data

Coastal Forest Reserve - No data

Cobham Reserve - No data

Dlinza Forest - No data

Eastern Shores State Forest - No data

Emakhosini Ophathe Heritage Park - No data

Enseleni Nature Reserve - No data

Entumeni Forest - No data

False Bay Park - No data

Garden Castle - No data

Harold Johnson Nature Reserve - No data

Highmoor Nature Reserve - No data

Himeville Nature Reserve - No data

Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve - No data

Impendle Nature Reserve - No data

Ithala Game Reserve - No data

Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve - No data

Krantzkloof Nature Reserve - No data

Lake Sibayi Freshwater Reserve - No data

Lotheni Reserve - No data

Mapelane Nature Reserve - No data

Maputaland Marine Reserve - No data

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve - No data

Mkhomazi Reserve - No data

Mkhuze Game Reserve - No data

Monks Cowl - No data

Mount Currie - No data

Mpenjati Nature Reserve - No data

Ndumo Game Reserve - No data

Nkandla Forest - No data

North Park Nature Reserve - No data

Nyalazi State Forest - No data

Ongoye Forest - No data

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve -No data

Phongolo Nature Reserve - No data

Royal Natal National Park - No data

Skyline Nature Reserve - No data

Sodwana Bay National Park - No data

Sodwana State Forest - No data

Spioenkop Game Reserve - No data

St Lucia Game Reserve - No data

St Lucia Park - No data

St Lucia Marine Reserve - No data

Tembe Elephant Park - No data

Umhlanga Lagoon - No data

Umkhuze Game Reserve - No data

:) Umlalazi Nature Reserve - Motorcycle friendly
Reported by GundaGunda

Umtamvuna Nature Reserve - No data

Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve - No data

Vryheid Hill Nature Reserve - No data

Wagendrift Nature Reserve - No data

Weenen Game Reserve - No data

Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve - No data


Municipal & Private Reserves

:( Reins Nature Reserve (near Gouritz / Struisbaai) - Motorcycles not allowedReported by Trailrider
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Ama ride ride on November 16, 2006, 03:08:19 pm
Thanks LS.

Very handy and interesting list.  :wink:  :P
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: GIDEON on November 16, 2006, 03:21:51 pm
Thanks ne
I see you did phone them all Table Mountain  :D
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Jaqhama on November 16, 2006, 04:43:25 pm
I'm sorry LS, I couldn't help myself mate. :D

[quote

:( Addo Elephant National Park - Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)42 233 0556/7
Reason given: ?Elephants sir? big elephants?
 There are small elephants?

:thumbright: Agulhas National Park ? Motorcycle friendly
+27 (0)28 435 6222

:x Augrabies Falls National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)54 452 9200
Reason given: ?Motorcycles are not allowed, it?s our policy?
We're banning animals next year also!

:angryfire: Bontebok National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)28 514 2735
Reason given: ?Bikers are hooligans!? (can you believe someone said that?)
He took the Mad Max movies too seriously.

:thumbright: Cape Peninsula National Park ? Motorcycle friendly
021 701 8692

:thumbright: Golden Gate Highlands National Park ? Motorcycle friendly
+27 (0)58 255 0012

:) Karoo National Park ? Motorcycles allowed after prior arrangement
+27 (0)23 415 2828 / 9

:( Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+ 27 (0) 54 561 2000
Reason given: ?We have lions sir? lots of hungry ones!?
Well bloody feed them man! (or feed them women?)

:thumbright: Knysna National Lake Area ? Motorcycle friendly
+27 (0)44 382 2095

:?  Kruger National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed (Although BMW SA organises special trips now and again)
+27 (0)13 735 4000
Reason given: ?Due to the risk associated with wild animals such as?? blah blah blah?Black Sheep, gotta watch them, ferocious.

:( Mapungubwe National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)15 534 2014
Reason given: ??because we have dangerous animals sir? ??we have giraffe, cheetah and elephants?
Giraffe and Cheetahs killed many bikers have they? :shock:

:angryfire: Marakele National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)14 777 1745
Reason given: ?No, it is the policy of national parks not to allow motorcycles? (If it's national policy then why do some of of the other parks say it's okay mmm?)
Because they need to feed their animals Sir, and at a pinch even a motorcyclist will do. Tasty critters, but they're a bugger to peel.

:angryfire: Mountain Zebra National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)48 881 2427 or 3434
Reason given: ?No!?   *click* - No Reason given ? slammed down the phone
Cheetah got him while you were on the phone.
He was actually trying to say"No, oh my God, no please, arghhhh."

:thumbright: Namaqua National Park ? Motorcycles allowed
+27 (0)27 672 1948

:angryfire: Richtersveld National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)27 831 1506
Reason given: ?Motorcycles are too noisy. They disturb the peace and quiet?
Took the Wild One too seriously.

:oops: Table Mountain National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
021 701 8692
Reason given: ?The mountain is inaccessible to all vehicles? (good luck trying to get your bike up there anyway hehehe)
Two words...Trials Bikes.  :D

:thumbright: Tankwa Karoo National Park ? Motorcycles allowed
+27 (0)27 341-2389

:thumbright: Tsitsikamma National Park ? Motorcycle friendly
+27 42 281 1607

:( Vaalbos National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)53 561 0088
Reason given: ??unsafe due to Rhino and buffalo?
But at least no Giraffe and Cheetah, whew.

:thumbright: West Coast National Park ? Motorcycle friendly
+27 22 772-2144/5

:thumbright: Wilderness National Park ? Motorcycles allowed
+27 (0)44 877 1197[/quote]
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Lito on November 16, 2006, 06:30:35 pm
They took one look at this weirdo and said Naai Bru...

(http://www.wilddogtours.co.za/forum/images/avatars/1137322745447ffe76e828f.jpg)
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: michnus on November 16, 2006, 06:44:41 pm
Tieties Baai told us to take a hike :evil:

Double drift game park allowed us entry.


Would it help if we send this info of LS to Wegbreek,Getaway and all the other mags for print and responses, atleast we get this out in the public. :dontknow:
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Stephan on November 16, 2006, 06:53:48 pm
Quote from: "Lito"
They took one look at this weirdo and said Naai Bru...

(http://www.wilddogtours.co.za/forum/images/avatars/1137322745447ffe76e828f.jpg)


Now Lito why did you have to bring sex into this?   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Lito on November 16, 2006, 06:54:31 pm
Quote from: "michnus"
Tieties Baai told us to take a hike :evil:

Double drift game park allowed us entry.



we got entry into tietties baai on the bike! (last ride on the katoom too, with forum members. so its not that long ago....)
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Lito on November 16, 2006, 06:57:48 pm
Quote from: "Stephan"
Quote from: "Lito"
They took one look at this weirdo and said Naai Bru...

(http://www.wilddogtours.co.za/forum/images/avatars/1137322745447ffe76e828f.jpg)


Now Lito why did you have to bring sex into this?   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Not sure if you can say ls and sex in the same sentence  :confused1:  :confused1:  :confused1:

But hey Tietties Baai and Naai is all good right?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: chrisB on November 16, 2006, 08:29:21 pm
Fanx LS!
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: macduff on November 16, 2006, 08:57:35 pm
thanks LS,
now can you clear the comments from the riffraff, and make it a sticky for future reference?
thanks
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: JourneyMan on November 17, 2006, 09:09:36 am
Quote from: "macduff"
thanks LS,
now can you clear the comments from the riffraff, and make it a sticky for future reference?
thanks


Agree. Very nice data base to have. I think it can be expanded to include biker friendly places in general. Maybe what places requires permits to enter as well. As in Namiba.

Thanks LS.
Title: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: >Herman< on April 11, 2007, 02:21:17 pm
* BUMP *
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 11, 2007, 02:39:06 pm
*UPDATE*

Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
:x Augrabies Falls National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)54 452 9200
Reason given: ?Motorcycles are not allowed, it?s our policy?


We just came back from Augrabies. The staff were very friendly. The gate guy chatted to us and shared his desire to own a bike. The receptionist was kind enough to store our ATGATT behind her desk.
Nobody had a problem with us sleeping over or exploring the park on our motorcycles.

Worth the visit if you are in the area!
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Clockwork Orange on April 11, 2007, 02:46:22 pm
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
*UPDATE*

Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
:x Augrabies Falls National Park ? Motorcycles not allowed
+27 (0)54 452 9200
Reason given: ?Motorcycles are not allowed, it?s our policy?


We just came back from Augrabies. The staff were very friendly. The gate guy chatted to us and shared his desire to own a bike. The receptionist was kind enough to store our ATGATT behind her desk.
Nobody had a problem with us sleeping over or exploring the park on our motorcycles.

Worth the visit if you are in the area!


You beat me to it. I was about to post a comment about Augrabies too. Awesome place to visit on a bike. :lol:
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: cbekker on June 16, 2007, 07:30:09 am
BMW tours to the Kruger might only be through adjacent/adjoining parks.
Can anybody confirm this as true or crap?

I would be more scared of the damn vehicles in the Kryger.
Like rush hour and you definitely got trouble if some poor creature breaks cover and gets spotted.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Tonteldoos on June 16, 2007, 09:59:41 pm
Nylsvley.. and you thought toll gates area rip of.. check out this

Entrance fees:

Adults R10
Children (6-12) & Pensioners R5
Vehicles R20
Bicycles R5
Combi R30
Bus/Truck R50
Motorbike R60  >:D >:D >:D
Camp per site/night R50
Group camp per person/night R50
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Trailrider on May 13, 2008, 04:10:24 am
Reins Nature Reserve near Gouritz / Struisbaai - No bikes allowed.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Stephan on May 13, 2008, 08:40:20 am
BMW tours to the Kruger might only be through adjacent/adjoining parks.
Can anybody confirm this as true or crap?

I would be more scared of the damn vehicles in the Kryg er.
Like rush hour and you definitely got trouble if some poor creature breaks cover and gets spotted.

Confirmed. No motorbikes allowed in any of the National Parks.  Tried to get permission to cross to Mocambique at Pafuri, they're not even interested in discussing it even though they allowed a bunch of bicycles to cross under escort.  Motorbikes have to be on the back of a truck or a trailer.  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: CrazyPorra on May 13, 2008, 02:53:43 pm
BMW tours to the Kruger might only be through adjacent/adjoining parks.
Can anybody confirm this as true or crap?

I would be more scared of the damn vehicles in the Kryg er.
Like rush hour and you definitely got trouble if some poor creature breaks cover and gets spotted.

Confirmed. No motorbikes allowed in any of the National Parks.  Tried to get permission to cross to Mocambique at Pafuri, they're not even interested in discussing it even though they allowed a bunch of bicycles to cross under escort.  Motorbikes have to be on the back of a truck or a trailer.  >:( >:(

Yeap you would think that with all the interest that they have received from bikers wanting to do that stretch that they would invest in a trailer and maybe make some money out of transporting the bikes through the park. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: RobC on May 13, 2008, 03:31:03 pm
Bike in lion country... I do not fancy my chances so it makes sense in parks were there are any of the big 5.
But I do think if they allow flipping escorted hiking tours why not bikes? Once again Bikapartheid rears it's ugly head!  >:D
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Metaljockey on May 13, 2008, 03:39:57 pm
BMW tours to the Kruger might only be through adjacent/adjoining parks.
Can anybody confirm this as true or crap?

I would be more scared of the damn vehicles in the Kryg er.
Like rush hour and you definitely got trouble if some poor creature breaks cover and gets spotted.

Confirmed. No motorbikes allowed in any of the National Parks. 


Not so if you read LS's comments above.


Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Trailrider on May 13, 2008, 04:03:43 pm
Bike in lion country... I do not fancy my chances so it makes sense in parks were there are any of the big 5.

I've ridden in areas with Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant. No problems so far. Only saw the Elephants though.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: RobC on May 13, 2008, 04:19:34 pm
Rhino and Buffalo are the badasses... they take offense at anything very often and only let up once everything is reduced to pulp/shreds.  :(
Ask the lions in KNP what they think of them! >:D
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Labrat on June 27, 2008, 11:26:55 am
I have been at Tieties :downtown: baai in dec and that kwaai oomie(oom Dekker of Bekker cant remember) let me sleep there for 3days was n bit nors at first but i think my wife gave him a nice smile(don't think he wil like mine   
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Robski on March 10, 2010, 10:16:47 pm
I know how to get in the Table Mountain park with a car/bike.... I've done it! fantastic views from up there, but its illegal  >:D  ::)


Also been in situations with animals on the bike, nothing worth not doing again though!  ;) had a hyena chew on/ bite chunks out of my seat too!
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: GundaGunda on May 26, 2010, 12:12:16 pm
I took a ride up the North Coast on Sunday.

I expected to be stopped at the boom gate of the Umlalazi reserve (S28 57.318 E31 46.036) but they had no problem taking my R10 and letting me in.

There is a very pleasant short ride through the park to the lagoon, and I will definately go back when I have a chance and book one of their chalet's for the weekend. It's pretty, and seriously peaceful.

 
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Fingers on November 15, 2010, 08:58:26 am
Thanks for this up date, a add on to the calander!
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: ahlbebuck on November 22, 2010, 10:31:08 pm
Even if Kruger was bike friendly, who would be dof enough to try it? I've worked there for a few years and believe me you don't wanna do it. Ever been stared down by an elephant bull? or a buffalo or a hippo? Ever seen how a mamba strikes the top of a car? Swerved for impala and have kudu bulls jump clear over your bakkie? None of these are even meat eaters! Oh and remember baboons and monkeys.

Wanna see Kruger? Follow the railway road on the border from Matsulu to Phabeni!

Augrabies would be super to do on a bike!
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Robski on December 01, 2010, 03:34:52 pm
Even if Kruger was bike friendly, who would be dof enough to try it? I've worked there for a few years and believe me you don't wanna do it. Ever been stared down by an elephant bull? or a buffalo or a hippo? Ever seen how a mamba strikes the top of a car? Swerved for impala and have kudu bulls jump clear over your bakkie? None of these are even meat eaters! Oh and remember baboons and monkeys.

Wanna see Kruger? Follow the railway road on the border from Matsulu to Phabeni!

Augrabies would be super to do on a bike!

So would I be able to do Matsulu to Phabeni with little problems from the any 'officials'?
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: cloudgazer on December 01, 2010, 03:43:03 pm
LS you can update your original post.

Bontebok and De Hoop both allow bikes.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: LuckyStriker on December 01, 2010, 04:03:24 pm
LS you can update your original post.

Bontebok and De Hoop both allow bikes.

cool

buy how do you know this, did I miss another memo?
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: cloudgazer on December 01, 2010, 04:17:02 pm
LS you can update your original post.

Bontebok and De Hoop both allow bikes.

cool

buy how do you know this, did I miss another memo?

I camped at Bontebok less than a month ago - and the receptionist showed me which roads I could ride on with my bike, and which paths were for foot traffic only.
The reserve is tiny - so there is not that much riding to be done.

I've been to De Hoop twice on the bike (earlier this year) - once again they don't want motorbikes on the mtn bike trails, but other than that they don't have a problem with bikes.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: LuckyStriker on December 01, 2010, 04:22:09 pm
cool

you could just have said: "because I say so" and I would have updated it anyway ;D
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: ahlbebuck on December 05, 2010, 09:39:16 pm
No problems there - you're outside the park. Just watch out for snares and rock throwing kids near Matsulu. Best is to start at Phabeni, go north or south and return.
Even if Kruger was bike friendly, who would be dof enough to try it? I've worked there for a few years and believe me you don't wanna do it. Ever been stared down by an elephant bull? or a buffalo or a hippo? Ever seen how a mamba strikes the top of a car? Swerved for impala and have kudu bulls jump clear over your bakkie? None of these are even meat eaters! Oh and remember baboons and monkeys.

Wanna see Kruger? Follow the railway road on the border from Matsulu to Phabeni!

Augrabies would be super to do on a bike!

So would I be able to do Matsulu to Phabeni with little problems from the any 'officials'?
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: tottetos on January 13, 2011, 01:48:29 am
My wife and I, have been to De Hoop last Suday with the motorbike. I was worried that they wont let us in. No problem. The warden at the gate was very friendly and we also left our helmets with him when we enter.

We went for a breakfast at the restaurant. What a surprise. It is really a big breakfast, from cerial to bacon and eggs. Only R60.00. Ok you must remember to enter the park is a R30.00 per person. But it was still the money worth.

We stay in Ashton so it is a nice breakfast run for us. From my house to the gate is only 101 km. 50 is tar and 51 is gravel. In the park you will drive another 10 km on gravel.

So if you are looking for a nice breakfast and a ride, go to De Hoop. ;D
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Geriatrix on June 18, 2011, 04:39:17 pm
My wife and I went into the Karroo National Park a few weeks ago - no trouble at all, but bikes are not allowed beyond the rest camp, and be careful getting that far because of the lions.
All the staff were very friendly.

Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: ChinaPete on June 18, 2011, 05:13:07 pm
Very useful. Thanks for the effort  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Casting from Turd on October 02, 2011, 07:43:43 am
There is a road that you can ride through the Addo Elephant National Park. Its a short cut from the Town of Addo to the N10.
The sign says " Use of motorcycles are at your own risk"
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: White Rhino on October 02, 2011, 08:05:35 am
Good to know LS. Thanks

I know that there are private game farms that also allow offroad bikes and quads, like VilaGama near Naboomspruit - those venues would also be good to list - makes for a great outing including the family.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: cloudgazer on October 03, 2011, 08:22:03 am
There is a road that you can ride through the Addo Elephant National Park. Its a short cut from the Town of Addo to the N10.
The sign says " Use of motorcycles are at your own risk"

ooh, thats good to know.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: DRAZIL on November 14, 2011, 03:25:52 pm
Here is a great camping and chalet spot outside Groblershoop,very well priced and great hosts.Very biker friendly.
http://www.kheisriverside.co.za/kheis/index.html
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: I&horse on November 14, 2011, 03:42:59 pm
St Lucia game reserve is not bike friendly, we had to hire a car to go to Cape Vidal :P
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Heimer on November 14, 2011, 03:52:01 pm
Het iemand al hier oorgeslaap? Ek het net die foto wat ek onlangs geneem het toe ek verbygery het...

http://www.1kyk.co.za/kategoriee/o/oornagverblyf/tierkolk-bb
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Geriatrix on June 01, 2012, 07:36:31 am
Access to Bird Island off Lamberts Bay is by foot only.
Costs R20 per person for a day pass.
Well worth going if you enjoy birds, especially Cape Gannets.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Geriatrix on June 02, 2012, 07:11:59 pm
Cape Columbine / Tietiesbaai.

Bikes NOT allowed.
We were turned away, guard not interested why, just bikes not allowed.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Geriatrix on June 02, 2012, 07:18:18 pm
West Coast National Park.

Biker friendly, no access problems other than the talkative guard at the gate.
I did not notice the fee.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Kawasefi on June 02, 2012, 11:05:31 pm
Royal Natal National Park is bike friendly, we have camped there and entered as day visitors with bikes.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: JacoSwart on June 03, 2012, 10:45:22 am
West Coast National Park.

Biker friendly, no access problems other than the talkative guard at the gate.
I did not notice the fee.
Bikes NOT allowed in the Postberg section
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: capeklr on December 17, 2012, 01:43:54 pm
Het iemand al hier oorgeslaap? Ek het net die foto wat ek onlangs geneem het toe ek verbygery het...

http://www.1kyk.co.za/kategoriee/o/oornagverblyf/tierkolk-bb


Stayed there last year. Very nice accomodation and fantastic food. Well worth the visit.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Heimer on December 20, 2012, 08:43:31 pm
Het iemand al hier oorgeslaap? Ek het net die foto wat ek onlangs geneem het toe ek verbygery het...

http://www.1kyk.co.za/kategoriee/o/oornagverblyf/tierkolk-bb


Stayed there last year. Very nice accomodation and fantastic food. Well worth the visit.

 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Good to know.

Did you take one or two pics that you can post here?
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Rango on November 15, 2014, 07:22:06 pm
Marloth Park?? ???
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: ButchH on November 17, 2014, 10:04:18 am
http://www.thebeehive.co.za/facilities.htm (http://www.thebeehive.co.za/facilities.htm)   KZN  :deal: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: aka.Goliath on November 17, 2014, 10:45:18 am
Marloth Park?? ???

I don't think I would want to ride in Marloth Park on a bike, when I was there years back I heard all sorts of stories of lions escaping and taking out locals plus the big animals coming over from Kruger.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: BFG on November 17, 2014, 01:33:47 pm
I don't think I would want to ride in Marloth Park on a bike, when I was there years back I heard all sorts of stories of lions escaping and taking out locals plus the big animals coming over from Kruger.

Could get exciting, almost as adventurous as riding through Diepsloot.
Title: Re: Bike friendly National Parks, reserves, ranches, etc.
Post by: Deon on July 24, 2017, 08:10:23 pm
Ko Ko Tjara is 'n nice park met baie wild oorkant Karoo park by Beaufort. Ons het lekker wild gaan kyk op die XR;s.  Sommige paaie was baie lank laas gebruik.