Cape Town to the Wild Coast

10-day Adventure through South Africa’s southern coast and fold mountains from Cape Town to the Wild Coast

Cape Town – Hermanus – Southern Tip of Africa – Klein KarooSwartberg Pass – Knysna – Garden RouteTsitsikamma ForestAddo Elephant ParkHaga Haga, Wild Coast

March – April 2020
Rider: ZAR49000 (approx $US3420, $CAD4600, €3060)
Support car passenger: ZAR29000 (approx. $US2020, $CAD2750, €1800)

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Trip Stats and Details:

This motorcycle tour explores the some beautiful parts of the South African Cape all the way to the rugged and spectacular Wild Coast. We explore the coastal roads to Hermanus and the southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas before heading north-east to the spectacular Swartberg fold mountains, including an optional ride through Swartberg pass and Meiringspoort. We then head south to Knysna and the garden route and a day at Addo Elephant National Park before heading up the coast to explore the Eastern Cape and the Wild Coast.

Total Distance: 1550km
Riding Days: 6
Rest Days: 3
Average distance: 273km per day
Riding Time per day: 3-6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy – good tar roads with optional good gravel roads at Swartberg pass
Off-Road Surface: 0-5% Gravel
On-Road Surface: 95-100% Tar

Route Map

Accommodation

Accommodation includes comfortable 3 and 4 star lodges (usually twin rooms) and one or two campsites equipped with hot water and electricity.

Cost details

Prices:
Rider: ZAR49000 (approx $US3420, $CAD4600, €3060)
Support car passenger: ZAR29000 (approx. $US2020, $CAD2750, €1800)

Notes:
1) Prices in South African Rand. Click here to convert to your currency.
2) Prices are for minimum of two riders for the full tour.

Included:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc or Suzuki V-Strom 650 motorcycle
Panniers, tank bag and top box
2-night stay at Haga Haga Hotel
Bike return to Cape Town
Airport transfers
Accommodation
Breakfast and 2 dinners
Camping equipment
Tour guide
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Unlimited Mileage
Excess luggage storage

Excluded:
Flights
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Fuel
Lunches, drinks and 7 dinners
Reserve and sightseeing entry fees
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)

Itinerary

(Provisional)
Day 1: Cape Town to Gansbaai via False Bay, Gordon’s Bay coastal road and Hermanus
Day 2: Gansbaai to Barrydale via Route 62 and Southern tip of Africa
Day 3: Barrydale to Prince Albert via Swartberg pass
Day 4: Prince Albert to Knysna via Prince Alred’s Pass (optional)
Day 5: Rest day exploring Knysna or the Tsitiskamma forest
Day 6: Knysna to Addo
Day 7: Rest day at Addo Elephant National Park
Day 8: Addo to Haga Haga on the Wild Coast
Day 9 Rest day exploring the Wild Coast
Day 10: Transfer to East London airport

Route Highlights

Cape Town

Gordon's Bay Drive

Hermanus

Southern Tip of Africa

Barrydale - Route 62

Calitzdorp - Route 62

Swartberg Pass

Knysna

Tsitsikamma Forest

Storms River - Garden Route

Garden Route

Addo Elephant National Park

Haga Haga - Wild Coast