4-day Tankwa Karoo, Swartberg Pass and Route 62 Adventure

Explore Tankwa Karoo, Ouberg Pass, Seweweekspoort, Swartberg Pass, Meiringspoort and Route 62 on this on this fun 4-day adventure 


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“A big thank you to you and your team for what turned out to be a memorable and very enjoyable experience. As a long time tour organiser and operator, this was actually the first time I’ve ever gone on a tour as a customer and you far exceeded my expectations. It wasn’t just the riding or the bikes, it was the whole package, the choices of accommodation, the great meals but above all the enthusiasm and willingness to go that extra mile (or 100 km) that shone through in you and your team. I somehow think I haven’t seen enough of Africa.” Owen Holcombe

Trip Details

Route Highlights
Cape Town –Tankwa Karoo – Ouberg Pass – Seweweekspoort – Swartberg Pass – Meiringspoort – Oudtshoorn – Route 62 – Barrydale – Montagu – Franschhoek Pass 

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

280 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres the tar roads give way to some good gravel as we ride north along the R355 to Tankwa Tented Camp - site of the annual Afrika Burn festival

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

300 km. Today we head deeper into the Karoo wilderness on remote gravel roads and climb the spectacular Ouberg Pass. We turn south at Sutherland passing through Laingsberg and some incredible folded rock formations to our overnight stop at Seweweekspoort.

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

275 km. Today we ride through 3 spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. First up is Seweweekspoort and then the magnificent Swartberg Pass before we switch back and ride Meiringspoort on our way to Oudtshoorn

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

430 km. Our final day takes us along the iconic Route 62 through Calitzdorp and Barrydale and a quick tour of Tradouw Pass before we head on to Montagu, Franschhoek and finally, Cape Town

Single Rider: R16900
2+ Riders in a group: R13900 

Dates: Bookings available year round, weather permitting
Group size: 1-4 riders
Total Distance: 1300km
Riding Days: 4
Rest Days: 0
Average distance: 325km 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
3 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:
1 dinner, lunch, drinks
Health insurance for foreign travels
Tips & gratuities
Personal expenses

Crash or Damage Recovery (AA Costs apply of ZAR3.30 per Km)

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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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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