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Are you up for a Great African GS Challenge 2009?

BMW Motorrad South Africa launched its Great African GS Challenge in 2004, much to the delight of BMW motorcycle aficionados the continent over. It's not about speed - it's all about skill. The GS in the BMW motorcycle name is a German acronym for Gelaende Strasse which translates roughly to on-off road. The competition was designed to find the rider that is best able to control his GS regardless of the terrain and where better to do that than in South Africa? Participants therefore have to complete a series of challenging tests in both on and off road conditions to score points. The talented rider that comes in with the most points is awarded this prestigious title.

The location for the four-day Great African GS Challenge rotates within South Africa, BMW of South Africa will only be disclosing the exact place about 3 weeks prior to the start of this event. At the time you make your booking, we'll let you know, whether we'll start our tour in Cape Town or Johannesburg. Mornings and early afternoons will be spent riding mostly off-road, on gravel roads in various conditions. These have been graded very much like a ski resort would grade slopes with green (intermediate) and red (hold onto your hats) routes. Afternoons can be spent pitting you skills against the various challenges that have been planned.

Karoo Biking has designed a special 12 day tour package for the Great African GS Challenge in 2007. Make the most of your stay - take a tour, practice your skills and then enter the Challenge!

Approximately 70% of this tour is on dirt roads, some basic off-road riding skills are required. Therefore, off-road enthusiasts with a little more experience riding in these conditions will most enjoy this tour.


  • 4 days Participation in the Great African GS Challenge
  • 4 nightstented accommodation at the GS Challenge Camp
  • 7 nights accommodation at 4 star guesthouses/hotels
Price ZAR31,000
incl, 7x nights at hotels, meals, BMW F650 GS/2, 4x nights tented accommodation, luggage transport (minimum 6 participants required to offer this service), meals: 11x breakfast, 11x dinner