Liaisons, are a necessary part of Adventuring; In the Northern and Western Cape, we are blessed with many truly wondrous places to see, however, it does take some large distances on occasion to join them together.

Today would be the longest single stretch for Honda Quest 2018 at just over 400 kilometers of gravel. Not very technical or difficult, but nothing to sneeze at and challenging nonetheless.

The competitors are scored on a wide variety of aspects on Honda Quest, one of which is the ability to ride safely and efficiently in a large group on gravel. To move 14 competitors, 4 instructors (themselves all contestants from the previous year) – all on Africa Twins – over 400km takes a large amount of concentration, co-ordination and trust to get right. Following in their dust were another 5 support vehicles.

We left Uitspan, a rustic farm camp towards Loeriesfontein in the Great Karoo via the great gravel roads that criss-cross that large expanse of the Great Karoo. Then onto Calvina for a quick snack and a call home to tell loved ones that all’s well. Lastly it was the iconic Gannaga Pass, as the sun was sinking to drink in the great expanse of the Tankwa Karoo that spreads out before it. To make home in Perdekloof in the Tankwa Karoo National Park.

All the competitors have been encouraged to make a short video of their journey so far on Honda Quest 2018. The idea is to bring a more personal side to this great adventure. See the first few videos here:

Quest Dag 5. Nou op Ganaga pas oppad na die Tankwa, awesome experience.@Honda SA@Specialised Adventures@Kalon Films@Nomad Bike Bags@Expedition Medics@GoGravel@Rumbux @Metzeler Motorcycle Tyres SA@lumina learning ukwww.africanstuff.co.zawww.bloomdesign.co.za

Posted by Pieter Laubscher on Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Claude Deyzel and Mojaki Rammoneng…. In the middle of the True Adventure.@Honda SA@Specialised Adventures@Kalon Films@Nomad Bike Bags@Expedition Medics@GoGravel@Rumbux @Metzeler Motorcycle Tyres SA@lumina learning ukwww.africanstuff.co.zawww.bloomdesign.co.za

Posted by Mojaki Rammoneng on Monday, 22 October 2018

What an epic journey!!!!@Honda SA@Specialised Adventures@Kalon Films@Nomad Bike Bags@Expedition Medics@GoGravel@Rumbux @Metzeler Motorcycle Tyres SA@lumina learning ukwww.africanstuff.co.zawww.bloomdesign.co.za

Posted by Rickus Vermeulen on Monday, 22 October 2018

Klippe kou en Sandmonster in die Richtersveld! Honda SASpecialised AdventuresKalon FilmsNomad Bike BagsExpedition MedicsGogravel GogravelRumbuxMetzeler Motorcycle Tyres SALumina Learningwww.africanstuff.co.zawww.bloomdesign.co.za

Posted by Andre Labuschagne on Thursday, 25 October 2018

Go Team #5! Rain in the Namaqualand! Amazing! We are enjoying the challenge so much. It has been extremely rewarding. We have been learning a lot about what true adventure is and that adventure riding is so much more than just the bike. What an experience. A huge thank you so much to all the sponsors!@Honda SA@Specialised Adventures@Kalon Films@Nomad Bike Bags@Expedition Medics@GoGravel@Rumbux @Metzeler Motorcycle Tyres SA@lumina learning ukwww.africanstuff.co.zawww.bloomdesign.co.za

Posted by Hannes Dippenaar on Thursday, 25 October 2018

Jonathan Tee and Denzil Lawrie, team 3, Sand Monster!!!Thanks to the originations that has made all this possible…..Honda Adventure MotorcyclesSpecialised AdventuresKalon FilmsNomad Bike BagsExpedition MedicsGoGravelRumbuxMetzeler Motorcycle Tyres SALumina Learning UKwww.africanstuff.co.zawww.bloomdesign.co.zaPS. And Jimmy for being a stunt double!!!!

Posted by Denzil Lawrie on Monday, 22 October 2018

Posted by Pieter Laubscher on Tuesday, 23 October 2018