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Silver Star Ride is all about experiencing the vast vistas of the Great Karoo and the beauty of the night skies. This experience is an incredible opportunity to enjoy the expansive stark beauty of the landscape, juxtaposed with a night sky, bursting at the seams with stars, as you’ve never seen before. It’s about riding the remote countryside and discovering the quirky aspects of Karoo life; great open spaces, mountains you’ve never heard of, herds of Barbary sheep from North Africa, and the quaint corbelled architecture of the local homes. The two host farms, Zeekoegat and Stuurmansfontein, are steeped in rich history; Zeekoegat with the wool boom of the 1950s and Stuurmansfontein with the era of the corbelled homes. The best part of this adventure is sitting back at night, after a day’s ride, and experiencing Karoo hospitality in faraway frontier country.

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Itinerary

The Silver Star ride is five days and four nights. Three days of which are spent riding on these two remote Karoo farms and their expansive surroundings. The riding is easy on predominantly jeep track, sheep track and farm roads. Total distance to be covered is 210 kilometers of breathtakingly beautiful Karoo land.

 

DAY 1:

Arrive Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House at 14h00

It is important to arrive on time as there is an hour transfer (by car) with your bike and kit to Zeekoegat. Your vehicles will remain safely parked at Stuurmansfontein for the duration of the ride.

Overnight at Zeekoegat Country House, Carnavon. Settle into your accommodation at their tastefully restored stone cottages.  Dinner is served at the manor house at 18h30.

 

DAY 2:

Barbary Ride

The 57.8km route will take you on farm tracks looking for herds of Barbary Sheep, originally from North Africa. There is also an array of local antelope, which could be spotted on the day's ride. There will be snacks and refreshments available at the halfway point.

Overnight at Zeekoegat Country House

 

Breakfast served at 07h30

Ride starts at 08h30

Lunch 12h30 at the boma.

Afternoon spent at your leisure.

Dinner 18h30

Cash Bar

Enjoy the night skies.

The Silver Star ride is five days and four nights. Three days of which are spent riding on these two remote Karoo farms and their expansive surroundings. The riding is easy on predominantly jeep track, sheep track and farm roads. Total distance to be covered is 210 kilometers of breathtakingly beautiful Karoo land.

 

DAY 1:

Arrive Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House at 14h00

It is important to arrive on time as there is an hour transfer (by car) with your bike and kit to Zeekoegat. Your vehicles will remain safely parked at Stuurmansfontein for the duration of the ride.

Overnight at Zeekoegat Country House, Carnavon. Settle into your accommodation at their tastefully restored stone cottages.  Dinner is served at the manor house at 18h30.

 

DAY 2:

Barbary Ride

The 57.8km route will take you on farm tracks looking for herds of Barbary Sheep, originally from North Africa. There is also an array of local antelope, which could be spotted on the day's ride. There will be snacks and refreshments available at the halfway point.

Overnight at Zeekoegat Country House

 

Breakfast served at 07h30

Ride starts at 08h30

Lunch 12h30 at the boma.

Afternoon spent at your leisure.

Dinner 18h30

Cash Bar

Enjoy the night skies.

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DAY 3:

Zeekoegat to Stuurmansfontein Ride

Day 3 takes you from Zeekoegat to Stuurmansfontein, for 117km of easy riding. There will be water points every 20km to refresh and energise. You will ride on remote district roads for most of the way with a short 25km stretch of tar. There will be a vehicle and trailer for support should you wish to call it a day in the sleepy town of Carnarvon.

Overnight at Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House, these unique corbelled houses which are a national monument.

 

Breakfast 07h30

Ride starts 08h15

Lunch at 14h00

Afternoon at your leisure   

Dinner 18h30

Cash Bar

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DAY 4:

Corbelled Ride

38.7km of riding on a 20000-hectare working farm. You will mostly enjoy Jeep and sheep tracks that have been created over many years of farming. This is remote farming country under unforgettable African skies.

Overnight at Stuurmansfontein Corbelled House

 

Breakfast 07h30

Ride starts at 08h30

Lunch at 14h30

Afternoon at leisure

Dinner 18h30

Cash Bar

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DAY 5:  

Breakfast at 07h30

Depart at your convenience

Provisional Dates

Please note, the dates listed below are provisional and will be confirmed. Please enquire for any questions or queries.

5/10/22 to 9/10/22

12/10/22 to 16/10/22

17/10/22 to 23/10/22