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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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 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 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
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.
Main rider: ZAR 36000 (approx. $2110)
1) Prices in South African Rand. Click here to convert to your currency.
Included in the price:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
Support vehicle with spare bike and trailer
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
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.
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
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
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.
-- 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
... 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
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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