Nice report, enjoyed the pictures. Very timely....have just booked some accommodation on the cape for the beginning of March. It'll be the first time round for me but going to take two days to do it so I do some exploring. We'll be two up this time but would like to come back down on the drz250 and do some of the tracks. And if you do decide to come north, then lots of great back road riding as glitch says, around the Kaipara that will get your rally raiding. The longer you take, the more you can stay off the main roads which are often busy.