Cape Town – Ceres – Maitjiesfontein – Lord Milner Hotel – Seweweekspoort – Swartberg Pass – Prince Albert – Meiringspoort – Calitzdorp – Route 62
Total Distance: 1120 km
Average distance: 280 km per day
Riding Time per day: 4-6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy-Intermediate
(good tar roads with some good gravel roads)
Day 1: Cape Town to Matjiesfontein
260km: We begin our ride heading north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bain’s Kloof Pass. After Ceres we head through the southern reaches of the Great Karoo before turning back south to the historic town of Matjiesfontein and an overnight stay in the grand Lord Milner Hotel
Day 2: Matjiesfontein to Prince Albert
244km: Today we ride through four spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. These include the famous gravel road through Seweweekspoort and then the magnificent gravel Swartberg Pass before we reach our overnight stop in the town of Prince Albert.
Day 3: Prince Albert to Barrydale
297km: Our exploration of the Swartberg mountains continues as we ride a good tar road through Meiringspoort. We turn west and head through the historic Ostrich town of Oudtshoorn before connecting with Route 62 and our overnight stop at the Joubert-Tradouw wine farm 12 kilometers west of Barrydale.
Day 4: Barrydale to Cape Town
320km: Our final leg begins with a descent through Tradouw Pass before we turn west towards Cape Town along the southern fold mountains and a ride over one of the most spectacular routes in the country - Franschhoek pass. If we have time and energy we can also take in the spectacular False Bay coastal road from Kleinmond to Gordon’s Bay.
Accommodation includes comfortable 3 and 4-star lodges (usually twin rooms) including a night at the Lord Milner hotel in Matjiesfontein. For those who prefer single rooms we will happily upgrade these for you. Contact us for details.
Ride one of our Honda Africa Twin XRV 750's or Suzuki V-Strom 650's - or bring your own bike
"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, Cape to Kalahari 2016
Rider: ZAR15900 (approx $US1085, €973)
Pillion / Support car passenger: ZAR6000 (approx $US406, €364)
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. Please contact us for rates for smaller parties
Included in the price:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
Breakfasts and two dinners
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Excess luggage storage
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Fuel (approx: ZAR1000)
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)
We take care of all trip bookings so you get to enjoy a hassle-free adventure
Our qualified guides have years of experience and intimate local knowledge.
Our guests have given us over 55 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor and AirBnB
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the price of your own ride when you bring a group of 3 or more other riders
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, San Francisco
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