Time Until Entries Open
The dates for Quest 2021 are being finalised. Below is a breakdown of the application and selection process.
Entries open for Quest 2021. The application form will be available on this website.
31 July - 7 August
Pre-qualifying events will be held across the country. These events are opportunities for you to introduce yourself to the selection panel and to showcase your riding skills with your own bike. These events are not compulsory for entering, but might improve your chances of being selected as semi-finalist. Keep an eye on the Honda Adventure Motorcycles Facebook page for more details about these events. Venues for the FS, GP, KZN and EC pre-qualifiers will be announced soon, with the WC event being held on 31 July at Kaleo Guest Farm.
See the events on Facebook for more information:
- Western Cape – 31 July
- Gauteng – 7 August
- Free State – 7 August
- Eastern Cape – 7 August
- KwaZulu-Natal – 7 August
Semi-finalists are announced.
From the entries received, a number of semi-finalists are chosen to attend a 3-day Boot Camp at Kaleo Guest Farm in the Western Cape. You will be subjected to a range of tests - from riding to general knowledge and everything related to adventure motorcycling. The finalists, who will be participating in the main Quest event, will be chosen from this group.
14 people compete in a 10-day event and stand the chance to win the Honda Africa Twin that they compete on. The start and end point is at Kaleo Guest Farm in the Western Cape, with the rest of the route being revealed to contestants on a daily basis.
The Quest route will take contestants through the best parts of the Richtersveld, Namaqua, Hantam, Tankwa and Cederberg regions.
All The Action From Quest 2020
Day 8 Honda Quest 2020
Sting in the tail!
Today we started straight into the Postal Route from the Tankwa side. A challenging route especially for big bikes, it has everything on offer – thick sand, steep rocky climbs, loose rocks, river crossings and magnificent vistas.
Day 7 Honda Quest 2020
The pace and intensity of Quest takes its toll on both Competitors and Support Crew. The static day on day 7 is both a tradition and a very much needed break in the relentless pace of the competition and the space to take a deep breath before the final push.
Day 6 Honda Quest 2020
We needed to join up the Richtersveld that we’d just come from, with Tankwa Karoo and Cederberg. Between these two areas was nearly 450km of all manner of gravel roads; from the wide smooth fast “magic carpets”, to the small shale badly maintained corrugation invested jeep tracks.
Day 4 Honda Quest 2020
The Richtersveld’s finest tracks and roads are now behind us, the best of the iconic Bushmanland, Tankwa Karoo and Cederberge lie ahead. Despite these adventuring delights, the days are starting to take their toll; there are some very tired bodies here in Kamieskroon tonight.
Day 3 Honda Quest 2020
Much had been made of the day in the briefing; as opposed to yesterday where sand was the main dish and rocks the snacks, today it was very much rocks and climbs and more rocks and climbs with just a sprinkling of deep sand river beds for a little added variety.
Day 2 Honda Quest 2020
The contest was designed with a day of settling in and finding their feet so to speak. But, today the easy bits were over and they were to be thrown straight into arguably the toughest day of the competition. It is the 136km of incredibly beautiful but seriously testing Namaqua Eco Trail.
Day 1 Honda Quest 2020
The previous evening had served up much food for thought; The competitors now knew who their team mate was, for better or for worse. Then to add to the tension, the evening was unseasonably cold for camping out under the stars. Not many could boast a fitful night’s sleep.