Welcome to South Africa!

A unique way to experience all that Cape Town has to offer, as well as travelling through the Garden Route, a quick safari in Addo and then part of Route 62 – either riding your own motorcycle, or sitting pillion. Some of the best routes that South Africa has to offer will be covered in this tour.

**The cost of the tour is based on a minimum of 6 participants. The tour could be cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not reached.**

 

Destination: South Africa

 

COST
From ZAR 66 840.00 pp
INCLUDED Motorcycle – BMW F750GS
– Comprehensive motorcycle insurance
– Unlimited mileage
– Top case and panniers on BMW range
Accommodation (3* & 4*) inclusive of 10 x breakfasts and 4 x dinners
Road map and personalized souvenir peak cap
Toll fees
Registered tour guide on motorcycle
Transfers to and from the airport
Park entrance fees included
– Tsitsikamma Coastal Park
– Stony Point Penguin Sanctuary visit
– Table Mountain National Park (Cape Point Reserve)
Activities & entrances included
– Table Mountain ticket
– Wine tasting
– Cango Caves tour
– Ostrich Farm tour
– Addo National Park day safari
NOT INCLUDED Flights
Helmets and other riding gear
Support vehicle and driver
Fuel
Lunches and non-specified dinners
Drinks
Refundable bike deposit
Refundable equipment deposit
Travel insurance
Optional excursions
Expenses of a personal nature
Visa fees (where applicable)
Airport taxes
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Day 1

Cape Town – Arrival

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be collected and transferred through to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight at Hotel La Splendida on a bed & breakfast basis.

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Day 2

Cape Town

After breakfast you will meet your guide and be taken to collect your motorcycles. A full day tour of the Cape Peninsula is on the cards today. You will travel to and through places like Simons Town, Cape Point Reserve, which is home to the Cape of Good Hope. The afternoon you’ll travel the scenic route back to your hotel, via the beautiful Chapman’s Peak and cosmopolitan Camps Bay.

Overnight at Hotel La Splendida on a bed & breakfast basis

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Day 3

Cape Town to L’Agulhas

Today you travel along the 2nd most scenic coastal drive in South Africa, namely Clarence Drive. Visit the Stony Penguin Reserve in Betty’s Bay and depending on the season, you’ll be able to do some land-based whale watching (May – Nov). After lunch you visit a missionary station in Elim and then head to the southernmost tip of Africa in L’Agulhas.

Overnight at Agulhas Ocean House on a bed & breakfast basis

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Day 4

L’Aghulhas to Mossel Bay

Heading further up the coast, travel to Swellendam, where there will be a coffee stop. This is the 5th oldest town in South Africa and is quite a charming place to wander around. Lunch is a traditional stop in Mossel Bay and then the impressive Robinson Pass is on the cards, which will take you through to your accommodation for the night.

Overnight at Eight Bells Inn Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis

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Day 5

Mossel Bay to Knysna

To get to George, travel the rest of the Robinson Pass, as well as the Outeniqua Pass. You will also travel through one of the most beautiful parts of the Garden Route from Mossel Bay, Wilderness, Sedgefield and then ending in Knysna. You’ll visit the Knysna Heads, which guard the estuary, and take in the very impressive panoramic views of the area. Depending on the arrival time in Knysna, you have the option of a sundowner cruise on the Knysna Lagoon (costs not included).

Overnight at The Graywood Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis

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Day 6

Knysna to Addo

Today you travel in, and through, what is known as the “heart” of the Garden Route. Tsitsikamma Forest and Bloukrans Bridge are en-route. Lunch is enjoyed at Stroms River National Park before continuing to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). After a brief city tour, continue towards Addo, where you will spend the night

Overnight at Elephant Footprint Lodge on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis

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Day 7

Addo

After breakfast you will be picked up by for your full day safari into the Addo Elephant National Aprk. Your experienced ranger will tell you more about the fauna and flora of the areas, as wel as try and track the Big Five during your safari.

Overnight at Elephant Footprint Lodge on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis

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Day 8

Addo to Oudtshoorn

The first part of this ride is through the karoo, which doesn’t much more than flat plains and grass, but it has a strange beauty unique to it. But then you arrive at Meiring’s Poort. This natural scenic pass is very popular with local motorbike enthusiasts and is one of only two natural passageways to the north. After all the twists and curves of this narrow gorge you will reach Oudtshoorn. Known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, your stay would obviously not be complete without a visit to an ostrich farm.

Overnight at Berluda Guest Farm on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis

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Day 9

Oudtshoorn to Robertson

Travel on the popular Route 62 today, which will take your through to Robertson. Riding along the R62 we do a photo stop at the infamous Ronnie’s Sex Shop where they sell plenty of beer but no sex.  Next is coffee in Barrydale and then stopping in or around Montagu for lunch. The R62 and Little Karoo valley comes to an end as we enter the Breede River Wine Region meandering through the endless vineyards at the foot of the Langeberge. Enjoy a wine tasting before a delicious dinner

Overnight at Leipzig Country House and Winery on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis

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Day 10

Robertson to Cape Town

If wine is your thing, then today’s route should excite you. The Franschhoek and Hellshoogte Passes are favourites with local riders, and once they have been ticket off, there will be a coffee stop in Franschhoek and lunch stop in Stellenbosch. Late afternoon sees you back in Cape Town, and also returning your motorcycles.

Overnight at Hotel La Splendida on a bed & breakfast basis

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Day 11

Departure

Depending on what time your flight leaves Cape Town, there is a lot to do in-and-around Cape Town should you need to keep yourself busy for the day.

** We recommend a safari add-on to one of the national park in the north of South Africa. Please chat to your consultant about the details**

Hotel La Splendida

La Splendida’s prime location in Mouille Point, close to Cape Town Stadium, Green Point Park and the V&A Waterfront, adds to the hotel’s appeal and the convenience it offers guests. Surrounded by the bustling Sea Point promenade and sidewalk cafes, the hotel offers a vibrant, seaside atmosphere.

Agulhas Ocean house

Agulhas Ocean House is located on a gentle curve at the entrance to Agulhas and looks over glorious, unobstructed seascapes.
Indoors the warm glow of old Chinese carpentry meets the smooth sophistication of Europe but the welcome is purely African. Soothing turquoise accents throughout the house reflect the brilliance of the ocean and are paired with warm indigos and organic textures that create a restful, relaxing interior.

Eight Bells Inn Hotel

Starting out as a holiday farm more than 80 years ago Eight Bells Mountain Inn is now a full service four-star hotel situated on a 400-acre estate in the Ruiterbos Valley Region of the Garden Route, at the foot of the Robinson Pass on the R328, between Mossel Bay (35km) and Oudtshoorn (50km). We are renowned for our friendly hospitality, superb service and range of recreational facilities amidst magnificent mountain scenery. More than 60% of our guests are return visitors that have stayed here as little children and are now coming back with their grand children. Some of our regular international guests, mostly from the UK, have been coming back to Eight Bells every year for more than 30 years.

Graywood Hotel

Just 650 feet from central Knysna’s waterfront, this hotel combines traditional wooden architecture with modern facilities. It features landscaped gardens, an outdoor pool with wooden sundeck, and free private parking.
Rooms at The Graywood Hotel offer garden views and are decorated with white linens and rustic wooden furniture. They are all air conditioned and include cable TV channels and a bathroom with bath.
Buffet breakfast is served in the Blue Goose Restaurant, or on the wooden sundeck overlooking the courtyard garden. Drinks can be enjoyed at the bar, featuring a vintage railway theme.
The hotel Graywood is a 5-minute walk to the ferries and a 25-minute drive from Plettenberg Bay. The natural surroundings provide plenty of outdoor activities.

Elephant Footprint Lodge

Elephants Footprint Lodge offers excellent accommodation and is situated 2km from the Greater Addo Elephant National Park’s southern gate. This makes it the gateway to the Route of the Giants and the ideal getaway for a unique and unforgettable holiday.

Our 4 stars Lodge offers 12 luxury Suites under Thatch facing onto our large round garden, our terrace, and Splash pool fed by the fountain.

The lodge is easily accessible and is situated only 1 km off the N2. With us, you are not far from civilization while being only 2km from the southern gate of Addo Elephant Park, the third-largest wildlife reserve in South Africa.

Berluda Guest Lodge

Nestled in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains on a typical Little Karoo farm, you will find Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay with luxurious touches, personal service and South African hospitality

Leipzig Country House and Winery

Leipzig is nestled in the Nuy Valley at the start of the exquisite Route 62. Forget the map, go off the radar and travel to a unique hidden gem where you can kick back and enjoy quality in the quiet of nature. Savour traditional South African country cooking. All our meals are inspired by generations-old recipes and prepared with fresh produce from the fertile valley and surrounds. Sip on our boutique wines, create new memories and enjoy artisan delicacies prepared with love over time.