3-day South Africa Motorcycle Tour Exploring Cape Town, the Karoo, and Cederberg Mountains

Explore Cape Town, the Great Karoo and the wild Cederberg mountains, including six spectacular mountain passes, San Rock Art tour and a visit to a local craft brewery. 


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“I did a weekend trip from Cape Town up the West Coast and then back through the Cederberg mountains. We had such a great time. The guide, Andrew, was super friendly and knew a lot about the areas we were riding through. It was a great way to see some of the areas surrounding Cape Town.” Andrew Kerr

Trip Details

Route Highlights
Cape Town –Bloubergstrand – West Coast National Park – Clanwilliam – Van Rhyn’s Pass – Nieuwoudville – Botterkloof Pass – Sevillar Rock Art Trail – Pakhuis Pass – Cederberg – Stadsaal Caves – Kouebokkeveld – Gydo Pass – Ceres – Michell’s Pass – Bains Kloof Pass 

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

420km. Our first day takes us north via the West Coast National Park, and up to Elands Bay before we head inland to Clanwilliam and the Cederberg mountains. We continue north to Van Rhynsdorp and then climb the escarpment along Van Rhyns pass to our overnight stop at the beautiful Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

80-145 km. Today we get to explore the area around Nieuwoudville - options include a magnificent canyon, a Quiver Tree forest and the impressive collection of motorcycles at Protea Motors. We then head south into the northern Cederberg where we overnight at Travellers Rest on the site of the famous Sevilla Rock Art trail.

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

276 km. We make our way home through the whole of the Cederberg range, stopping to explore the spectacular Stadsaal Caves. We continue south through the remote Kouebokkeveld and then down Gydo Pass into the Ceres valley. Two more passes - Michels Pass and Bainskloof Pass - await us as we ride into Wellington and on to Cape Town.

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Single Rider: R14900
2+ Riders in a group: R11900

Dates: Bookings available year round, weather permitting
Group size: 1-4 riders
Total Distance: 950km
Riding Days: 3
Rest Days: 0
Average distance: 285km per riding day
Riding Time per day: 5-6 hours

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Motorcycles: Honda Africa Twin XRV750

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate – a mix of good tar and gravel roads with some washboard surfaces and loose gravel

Extras: Helmet: R350
Textile Riding Jacket: R300

What’s Included:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
Tour guide
Top box, ATG soft side panniers and tank bag
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Excess luggage storage

What’s NOT Included:
Dinners, lunch, drinks

1) Prices in South African Rand. Click here to convert to your currency

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Support vehicle with spare bike and trailer available. Contact us for details.

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Need more information, or just want to get in touch? We’d love to hear from you.

Andrew is the owner and lead guide for Ride Down South. You can reach him here:

Cell: +27 79 6977110

Email: andrew@ridedownsouth.com




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