African Bikers Mountain Bike Tour – Day 8


After one week of intense mountain bike riding in South Africa, our group of nine took a well-deserved break from the bikes and spent the entire day resting and relaxing at the Rooiberg Lodge in a remote section of the country.

Harry and Kirsten didn’t want a rest though… and so they decided to go on a long bike ride on the roads surrounding the lodge. The rest of us, however, spent our day relaxing by the pool, reading a book, taking photos of the numerous tortoises that we found strolling around the property and/or went hiking in the hills nearby.

I spent the morning working on my computer in the main lodge.


In the afternoon I went on a hike with Julia (and Michi) and did some strolling around on the property by myself.



In the evening, we all gathered together once again for a three-course meal in the lodge and prepared for another day back on the bikes.


About Darren Alff

Darren Alff is a world-renowned authority on bicycle touring and is the founder of - the world's most popular bicycle touring website and how-to information source. He is the author of "The Bicycle Touring Blueprint" and three additional cycling books. Darren has dedicated his life to helping others conduct the bicycle tour of their dreams. His websites, books, email newsletter, products and public appearances now inspire and assist hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world.

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