INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND:
The word Sethuthuthu means “motor bike’’ in the Sesotho Language. The idea of these Tours on Quad Bikes (ATV’s All terrain vehicles) was born when a couple of farmers, owners of scenic places, some with historical value got together and decided to open up their farms to the public for Tourism purposes. The tours are presented in a Conservancy area and a National Park
All Tours will be accompanied by guides who will supply as much information as possible on the areas being travelled through. Tours are conducted by qualified registered guides in possession of NQF2 to NQF4 to FGASA Certificates.We also carry passenger liability insurance.
These tours are for the Nature Lover and are definitely not for those who would like to speed and do obstacles at a flying pace.
Prior to any Tour departs a practising in session will take place to make sure that you do understand the handling of the bike.
THE 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES TOUR:
We have an obstacle course where you will be given instruction on how to handle your ATV on steep declines as well as sharp uphills. As you are so close to nature your attention will be drawn to many indigenous plants as well as their value to the old pioneers who went through this area during 1837. You will also be informed on the different layers of Sandstone formations as well as explanations given on Geology as far as possible. Places will be visited where the early Settlers (Voortrekkers) settled during 1837/8. You will also be shown the ruins of the early inhabitants who lived in this area about 1790/1820 until most of them have been murdered during the time of the Great Defiqane when both Tsjaka and Mizilikazi waged their empire wars in this area. During these wars 28 Sotho speaking tribes were wiped from the face of South Africa.
THE 2 HOUR TOUR:
Same as above but travel further into the mountains on a scenic winding trail to visit the Graveyard of the pioneers.
THE 3 HOUR TOUR OR SUNDOWNER TAIL:
Partially the above route but continues further. Enjoy a ride through our Fairy Forest or Garden Route with its Kgotla “Place of gathering”. Ascending Mount Ararat to admire the sunset with its commanding views over the Eastern Free State.
THE 4 HOUR TRAIL:
On this trip the same as our one and two hour trails then veer of on an extended route with option to visit the Anglo Boer war Horse Hospital on the farm Ill Paradiso. On this trail you will be travelling on a adventurous, picturesque route following the foothills of the Rooiberge.
FULL DAY TRAILS 7/8 HOURS: SAFARI GAME AND NATURE TRAILS INTO GOLDEN GATE HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK:
All trails include the following: Beautiful scenery with lots of game to be seen. Your own ATV to drive under supervision of guide/ instructor. Transport from our farm and back. Park entrance fees. Lunch.
OVERNIGHT 2 DAYS ONE NIGHT TRAIL:
Inclusive the above: all meals and accommodation in rustic cottage. Liquor not included. Sleeping bags available at a rate.
Experience required to handle the ATV’s: Handling an ordinary car. You must have done a bit of cycling in the past. Love for Nature. Adventurous. Good sense of humour. No Driver’s licence required. You must be 18 years and older.
WHAT TO BRING:
Lots of Suntan Lotion. Cool Tops, Shorts or Jeans, Hiking Boots/Tackies. Windbreaker/Raincoat. Binoculars, Camera, Toilet Paper, Water bottle, Hat.
People who suffer from allergies, please bring own medication. Hay fever, bee sting, etc.
Why should you go on this trip: Shorter trips are ideal for families with smaller children. Ideal for conferences and team building. You get your own four-wheeler to drive. Get some good fun-filled exercise. Test your driving skills.
All tours subject to minimum two Bikes. Prices may be changed without prior notice.
Ons Praat Afrikaans,
Re Bua Sesotho,
Wir Sprechen Deutsch,
We Speak English.