Cape Town – Hermanus – Knysna and the Garden Route – Seweweekspoort –Matjiesfontein – Route 62
Total Distance: 1420 km
Average distance: 285 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 Swellendam
350km: We begin our ride heading east out of Cape Town around the False Bay coastline to Hermanus with an optional detour to the Southern Tip of Africa and then back north to Swellendam.
Day 2: Swellendam to Knysna
310km: Our day begins with an optional ride up and down the famous Tradouw Pass before we continue east towards the coast and on to Knysna via George and Sedgefield.
Day 3: Exploring the Garden Route
204km: Today we explore the Garden Route, riding east through Plettenberg Bay, Nature's Valley and the Storms River Mouth before heading back to our base at Knysna.
Day 4: Knysna to Matjiesfontein
320km: Our day begins with a dramatic ride up the Prince Alfred pass to Uniondale before we turn west and head along the Swartberg mountains along Route 62.The day ends with a spectacular ride through Seweweekspoort pass and on to the historic town of Matjiesfontein and an overnight stay in the grand Lord Milner Hotel.
Day 5: Matjiesfontein to Cape Town
260km: Our last day begins with an optional early start to catch the morning game drive at Aquila Game reserve. We then head through to the farming town of Ceres and a series of beautiful mountain passes before the final leg to Cape Town.
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: ZAR20800 (approx $US1420, €1276)
Pillion: ZAR8000 (approx $US546, €490)
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 equipped with top box, side panniers and tank bag
In-helmet SENA 20S Bluetooth communicators
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Excess luggage storage
Dinners, drinks and lunches
Activities - e.g. game drives
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)
Terms and Conditions
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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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