3-day Overberg, Route 62 & Swartberg
Motorcycle Tour



Explore the Cape coast, Overberg, Route 62, Klein Karoo and Swartberg mountains on this on this 3-day motorcycle adventure. 

Route Highlights
3 days, 860 km, from ZAR 11900

Cape Town – Hermanus – Swellendam – Tradouw Pass - Route 62 – Calitzdorp – Seweweekspoort – Ceres – Bain's Kloof Pass

Includes: Bike rental + fuel; accommodation in 3-star lodges; breakfasts; tour guide. 

Too long, too short, or not quite the right route?
We'd be happy to build a custom route for you.

Route Details and Itinerary 

Note on the riding surface: This ride is on good tarmac roads with the exception of a 70km gravel section around Seweweekspoort Pass. Here the gravel is in good condition with few hazards.

Day 1: Cape Town to Swellendam

280km. We begin our ride from Cape Town heading east along the coast of False Bay to Hermanus. After a lunch break we head inland through the rolling farmland of the Overberg to our overnight stop in Swellendam.

Day 2: Swellendam to Matjiesfontein

320km. We begin our day with a ride up the beautiful Tradouw Pass. We then turn right onto Route 62 passing through Barrydale and the Klein Karoo. After lunch in Calitzdorp we head towards the Swartberg mountains, crossing through at Seweweekspoort. We end the day with a short ride to the historic railway town of Matjiesfontein and a night at the famous Lord Milner Hotel.

Day 3: Matjiesfontein to Cape Town

260km. Today we make our way back to Cape Town via Ceres and two spectacular passes: Michel's Pass and Bains Kloof. 

Cost details

Single Rider: 
ZAR14900


Two or more riders: 
R11900

Pillion / Support car passenger: 
ZAR5400 

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

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Included in the price:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
Fuel
Accommodation

Breakfasts
Tour guide
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Unlimited Mileage
Excess luggage storage

Excluded:
Flights
Visas
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Lunches, drinks and dinners​
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)

Accommodation

Accommodation includes comfortable 3 & 4-star lodges (usually twin rooms). For those who prefer lodge accommodation or single rooms we will happily upgrade these for you. Contact us for details. 

Our Motorcycles

Ride one of our Honda Africa Twin XRV 750 or Suzuki V-Strom 650 motorcycles. 

The Honda Africa Twin 750 is an excellent all-round motorcycle that can handle anything that Africa presents us. Strong, reliable and fun to ride, our bikes are fully owned and expertly maintained. Read more about our fleet here


The Honda Africa Twins were everything a person could need to travel the rugged terrain.  I own a BMW F800gs, and was still blown away by the maneuverability of the AT and it’s ability to tackle a variety of conditions.  Andrew’s knowledge of the mechanical aspect of the bike and riding expertise provided a completely worry free traveling experience."

Ryan - Kelowna, Canada

Medical & Emergency

In the event of a medical emergency our tours are supported by:
1. A level 3 first aider on tour
2. An on-call doctor provided by SATIB
3. SPOT satellite emergency evacuation
4. If required we can arrange to have a medic on tour

Your Tour Guide

All our rides are led by our lead guide and company owner Andrew Vaughan. Andrew is a qualified adventure tour guide licensed in South Africa and has about 105000 km (65000 miles) of motorcycle guiding experience over the last 12 years. Andrew is a qualified mechanical and materials engineer and has been riding adventure motorcycles since 2007 when he and friend rebuilt two Kawasaki KLR650's and then rode them from Vancouver to Cape Town via Siberia, the Middle East and Africa.

Andrew and Greg aren't just great guides, they're also just really great people

 -- a joy to ride with and also a joy to hang out with. They ran my tour without a hitch and made sure we stopped at all the best secret spots. When I booked this motorcycle trip I wanted the trip of a lifetime. I got it and then some. Wow. What an experience!

Will Elliot  // San Francisco

A motorbike tour in Southern Africa wasn't on my list of priorities...

 ... but when invited by a friend to join him on a Cape to Kalahari tour I decided to give it a go. It turned out to be a very memorable experience, which has left me with the burning desire to see more of Africa. If you want adventure, mateship and a real sense of achievement; just do it! The bikes are classics, strong, and well maintained. The food is sensational, whether it be at restaurants or by the campfire. Andrew is the perfect tour leader, cool, calm and very knowledgeable about the country and things in general. Thanks Andrew, Drew and the team, looking forward to doing it again..

Owen Holcombe  // Cambodia

Done for You

We take care of all trip bookings so you get to enjoy a hassle-free adventure

Experienced Guides

Our qualified guides have years of experience and intimate local knowledge.

55+ 5-Star Ratings

Our guests have given us over 55 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor and AirBnB

Get 50% off
the price of your own ride when you bring a group of 3 or more other riders

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Contact Andrew: +27-79-697-7110
andrew@ridedownsouth.com

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