Cape Town, 

Garden Route

Route 62, Addo
& Swartberg
Motorcycle Tour

Explore the Cape coast, Garden Route, Addo Elephant Park, Route 62 and the Swartberg mountains on this beautiful 9-12 day coast and mountain adventure

Route Highlights
9 days, 1950 km, ZAR36000 / US$2110 (approx.)

Cape Town – Hermanus – Southern Tip of Africa – Swellendam – Garden Route – Addo Elephant Park – Route 62 – Swartberg Mountains

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

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Route Details and Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town to Hermanus

185 km: We begin our ride with a short tour of the Cape Peninsula before riding the breathtaking coastal roads around False Bay to our overnight stop at Hermanus. Here we are still likely to see the Southern Right whales in their breeding ground. 

Day 2: Hermanus to Swellendam via Southern Tip of Africa

220 km: We begin by riding south to explore Agulhas at the southern tip of Africa. We then head north over rolling farmland of the Overberg to our stop at Swellendam at the foot of the Langeberg mountains.

Day 3: Swellendam to Knysna via Tradouw Pass

We begin today with a ride up the beautiful Tradouw Pass that cuts through the Langeberg mountain range before we head east towards Knysna and the Garden Route.

Day 4: Explore Knysna

0km. There's lots to explore in this lovely coastal town and center of the Garden Route. Options include exploring the Knysna heads, local beaches or the waterfront.

Day 5: Knysna to Addo Elephant Park

305 km: We continue exploring the Garden Route, passing through Plettenberg Bay and crossing the breathtaking Bloukrans pass before heading inland to Addo Elephant Park.

Day 6: Rest Day at Addo

0km. We have the chance today to encounter the abundant elephants and other game and wildlife on a morning and/or evening safari drive.

Day 7: Addo to Prince Albert

360km. Today we begin the return leg to Cape Town taking a more northerly route through Eastern Cape landscapes before crossing through the Swartberg mountain range at Meiringspoort and on to our overnight stop at one of our favourite spots - Karoo View Cottages at Prince Albert.

Day 8: Prince Albert to Matjiesfontein

260 km: Today we get to really experience the beauty of the Swartberg mountains, crossing over and then back through them again at Swartberg Pass and Seweweekspoort. Along the way we get to experience part of Route 62 at Calitzdorp. We spend the night at the historic Lord Milner Hotel in the railway town of Matjiesfontein.

Day 9: Matjiesfontein to Cape Town

250 km: Our final day of riding takes us through the southern reaches of the Great Karoo before we arrive at the fruit growing town of Ceres. We then get to enjoy two spectacular mountain passes as we make our way back through the fold mountains to Cape Town.

Cost details

Main rider: ZAR 36000 (approx. $2110)

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
Support vehicle with spare bike and trailer
Airport transfers
Tour guide
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Unlimited Mileage
Excess luggage storage

Activities – e.g. game drives
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Lunches, drinks and dinners
Reserve and sightseeing entry fees
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)


Accommodation includes comfortable 3-star lodges (usually twin rooms). For those who prefer 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

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