Amazing scenery, as you cycle or drive past farms in the area. These routes are all on bakkie-roads and not technical. In Suurbraak and Malgas there are cafes where you can buy water, Bar-one, Energade, Simba Chips etc. At the Breede River Trading Post in Malgas there is a toilet as well. These routes are perfect for a gravel bike.
A good place to start most of these routes are in Swellendam or at Oude Post Bistro & BP Fill Station in Buffeljags. Oude Post Bistro has great coffee, parking and playing area for children.
Crossing the Breede River on the Malgas Pont (the last hand-pulled one in South Africa) is free of charge for bicycles, but give the "puller" something for his trouble - so remember this when packing your Camelback. If the Pont is on the other side of the river, waving a R10 is good incentive to get him on your side.
Car or Bakkie: R60
Mountain Bike: R15 (unofficially)
PONT TRADING HOURS:
Sunrise to Sunset
GREAT PLACES TO FILL-UP ON REFRESHMENTS: