middelpos Tankwa Tour
With leisure travel and stays now open we bring you the perfect lock-down escape…Middelpos!
Escape to the wide open spaces of the Karoo with us as we take you on a beautiful tour to the small Karoo town of Middelpos. There is no better place to loose yourself and/or find yourself especially after lock-down than in the Karoo.
Tour Dates: 22-23 Aug 2020
Duration: 2 Days
Closing Date: 14 Aug 2020
Tour Price: R1550 Per Person Sharing
*Unfortunately due to limited space no single rooms available at this venue
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate 75% 75%
- GRAVEL 70% 70%
- 30% 30%
The fortunes of Middelpos were built on the trading store established by Daniel Tomlinson after purchasing a portion of the farm Stinkkuil from a local farmer in 1860. After his death, the Sher family purchased the trading store, building it into a successful enterprise servicing the needs of the farming community a far afield as the Tankwa Karoo, Sutherland, Calvinia and Williston.
The Sher family, of Jewish Lithuanian extraction, were part of a widely dispersed community of Jewish traders that played a very important role in establishing commercial enterprises in many remote Karoo towns in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Middelpos Current Day
The tiny village of Middelpos is situated almost equidistant between Sutherland and Calvinia on the R354 and remains probably one of the most authentic Karoo villages in its isolation and remoteness.
The centre of the village consists of a very wide gravel road that dog-legs around the appropriately named Die Winkel or The Shop, the answer to retail therapy in this part of the Roggeveld Karoo.
Around the corner from Die Winkel is the Middelpos Hotel, which is a very comfortable retro Karoo establishment, with some of the best boerekos on the menu (forward booking is essential).
Behind the hotel is a well-tended memorial to the 11 Officers and men of the 11th Imperial Yeomanry who were killed in action on the 5th and 6th of February in 1902, during the Anglo Boer War.
We leave Cape Town on Saturday morning and head for the Tankwa Karoo. After a stop at the famous Tankwa Padstal we ride a stunning route via farm and dirt roads. We ride the beautiful Gannaga Pass and make a quick stop at Gannaga Lodge before heading to Middelpos.
Staying at the Middelpos Hotel definatley takes you back to the good old days of the small Karoo towns. The hotel will serve you with a mouth watering Karoo style meal.
After breakfast we make our way back to CT who knows where the road will take us
We stay at the Middelpos Hotel. Dinner and breakfast is included and you can be sure that we will treat you with some great Karoo food. The hotel is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the friendly and hospitable locals.
Intermediate skill level – The routes on this bike tour is comfortable and will be easy to navigate for the average rider. You must be comfortable riding at an average of 80 KM/H on dirt roads and have the ability to handle some loose stuff here and there. Roads in the area are mostly solid pack dirt roads and tracks but depending on traffic and when last it was graded there can be a little loose stuff here and there.
Our Bike Tour Package Includes:
All the logistics and planning
Support vehicle and trailer
Fully equipped support vehicle with compressor, tools etc
Assistance with puncture repairs
On tour medic and basic medical equipment for those unfortunate mishaps
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast
Your luggage on our support vehicle so you can enjoy your bike to the fullest
Well trained and friendly staff
BOOK THIS BIKE TOUR
This tour is open for bookings and 50% deposit or full payment secures your spot. Bookings close on 14 August 2020 or when fully subscribed.
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Riders who have registered before please click on Book Tour, complete and submit your booking. Once we confirm availability the tour deposit needs to be paid within 48 hours and proof of payment mailed to email@example.com For payments use your Rider Number and Middel as reference i.e 123Middel
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