Cape Town, Garden Route, Addo and Swartberg Mountains

10-day Motorcycle Adventure from Cape Town via the Southern Tip of Africa and the Garden Route to Addo Elephant Park and back via Route 62 and the Swartberg mountains

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Dates: Jan – Feb 2020
Cost: ZAR46000 (approx $US3050, €2750)
Min. 4 riders – contact us for prices for smaller groups
Get 50% off the price of your own ride when you bring a group of 4 or more riders

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Route Map

Route Highlights

Cape Town – Hermanus – Southern Tip of Africa – Swellendam – Knysna – Tsitsikamma Forest – Addo Elephant Park – Swartberg Mountains – Matjiesfontein

Trip Stats and Details

This motorcycle tour explores the southern Cape coastal roads through Hermanus and the southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. We then explore the Garden Route from George to Nature’s Valley before heading to Addo Elephant National Park. Our return route takes us through the little Karoo and the Swartberg mountains across Swartberg Pass and Seweweekspoort and on to the historic railway town of Matjiesfontein and home to Cape Town via Ceres.

Total Distance: 2010km
Riding Days: 8
Rest Days: 2
Average distance: 250km 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


Day 0: Arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Hotel transfer provided. Sightseeing around Cape Town.
Day 1: 240km – Cape Town to Hermanus via Atlantic seaboard, Chapman’s Peak drive and Gordon’s Bay coastal road.
Day 2: 235 km – Hermanus to Swellendam via the Southern tip of Africa
Day 3: 275km – Swellendam to Knysna via Wilderness National Park
Day 4: 0km – Rest day in Knysna, optional visit to Tsitsikamma forest or Storms River mouth
Day 5: 320km – Knysna to Addo Elephant National Park
Day 6: 0km – Rest day and safari drive at Addo Elephant National Park
Day 7: 236km – Addo to Willowmore
Day 8: 190km – Willowmore to Prince Albert
Day 9: 260km – Prince Albert to Matjiesfontein via Swartberg Pass , Calitzdorp and Seweweekspoort
Day 10: 250km – Matjiesfontein to Cape Town via Ceres and Bain’s Kloof Pass


All accommodation is in 4-star lodges and hotels.

Cost details

Rider and passenger (private tour): ZAR65500 (approx $US4700, €4210)

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

Honda Africa Twin 750cc or Suzuki V-Strom 650 motorcycle
Panniers, tank bag and top box
Airport transfers
All Breakfasts
Tour guide
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation coverage
Unlimited Mileage
Excess luggage storage

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

Route Highlights

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