Day 8: Port Elizabeth – Middelburg
Monday 4th December 2017


  • The Big Karoo 
  • Daniell Cheetah Breeding Project 
  • Graaff-Reinet 
  • Valley of Desolation


You need a day of rest and thinking about not to ride today – this is the day for you, but you will miss the visit at the ‘Cheetah Breeding Project’ unless you go with the bus. Watch and experience the great and dry Karoo by sitting comfortable in a nice chair, air condition on and some coffee or tea with biscuits. In Graaff-Reinet the train will stop and we will meet the riders at the view point: ‘The Valley of Desolation’.

Riders – 233m/372km

The riders today will get an ‘American Dessert’ feeling riding long straight roads towards Graaff-Reinet. We leaving Port Elizabeth and our first stop is at 'Daniells Cheetah Breeding Project. From there - after long straight roads - we reach and going through Graaff-Reinet the only town in South Africa which is situated in the middle of a Nature Reserve. We going up to a spectacular viewing point: ‘The Valley of Desolation’. From here it is a fairly short and easy ride to Middelburg.

Accommodation: Rovos Rail - all inclusive