This weekend, a friend and I decided to tackle the iconic Jonaskop Mountain climb located between Villiersdorp and Worcester in South Africa. The climb has been dubbed "the hardest road climb in South Africa", a title which once again held true on Saturday. The climb was extra tough this time around due to my lack … Continue reading South Africa’s very own Mont Ventoux!
If you are looking for a brutally challenging, yet mesmerizingly beautiful mountain climb, look no further than Jonaskop. Jonaskop is arguably the toughest tarred climb in South Africa. Today marked my 4th summit of the mountain and I figured it is high time I share this experience with you. Jonaskop Mountain Climb There is a … Continue reading Cycling up Jonaskop: the hardest tarred climb in South Africa
2020 was a turbulent year for all of us, myself included. There were a lot of ups and downs. Unfortunately, there were more downs than ups, but it did have its moments. A highlight for me this year was getting to do my first stage race with the Elite category at the Tour of Good … Continue reading Looking back at 2020 and what lies ahead
I continue to be blown away by the incredible variety of gravel cycling routes in Plettenberg Bay. I am taking full advantage of the riding here before I need to return home. On Sunday I did a 137km ride from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna. The ride starts out on the same road as the gravel … Continue reading Gravel cycling from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna and back
This is the gravel cycling races in South Africa in 2021. This list of gravel cycling events is updated regularly to be as accurate as possible. If you know of a cycling race I need to add to this calendar, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merry Christmas! I hope all of you have a blessed day and that you get to spend it with the people you love. I for one am spending it camping with my family at the Keurbooms Forever Resort in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. I went for an 80km ride this morning. It was 4 years … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
I have been cycling in Plettenberg Bay for years now, but this is the first time that I have a gravel bike with me! I can not believe what I was missing out on. I always knew that Plettenberg Bay had some epic off-road riding routes, but I never knew exactly how epic they were … Continue reading Prince Alfreds Pass: Gravel Cycling in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
BOCCA DOLCE is a vegan and organic restaurant, coffee roastery and function venue situated on the peaceful Quarry Lake Estate, within the country farming community of Wittedrift. It is one of Plettenberg Bay's hidden gems and once you visit Bocca Dolce, you will see why. I have been lucky enough to celebrate Christmas with my … Continue reading Bocca Dolce Vegan Restaurant | This is my favorite vegan restaurant in South Africa!
The Western Cape is home to some of the best road cycling routes in South Africa. What I like about this part of the country, is that you have access to a wide variety of different scenic cycling routes. Depending on where in the Western Cape you live, you could choose to ride next to … Continue reading 7 Best Road Cycling Routes in the Western Cape, South Africa