We have all been riding for decades and have operated a rental fleet of over 50 bikes since 2005. None of us and none of our clients has so far been subject to theft from a bike or theft of a bike. Riding in most of the country is probably safer than in Europe. Follow the common safety principles when in big cities, don’t leave unsecured items on your bike and ask at your accommodation for secure parking at night.
Frequently Asked Questions
All motorcycles imported into South Africa are the same models and specs as in all European countries. All have the standard configuration, brakes on the right, clutch and gears (1 down, 5 up) on the left.
We do not have an online booking facility as our fleet varies widely through the year depending on different factors. Online systems would require too much maintenance. Please use the contact form to book via email.
All our rental rates incl. comprehensive insurance with an excess of R25 000 per incident. There is, unfortunately, no option available to reduce the excess on motorbike rentals.
Yes, we do offer one-way rentals on request. Please contact us with your requirements for a quote.
Our bikes are insured and allowed in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Botswana. We do provide the necessary documentation on request at a small fee.
We do have a selection of helmets, jackets and gloves available for rental and for sale. lower seals, panniers, top boxes and Garmin GPS units can be added to the bike. Please see the cost on the rate sheet.
We do offer free storage at our depot and can also forward excess luggage to your final destination if required.
Our Dual Purpose Bikes (apart from the BMW R1250 GS) are equipped with Mitas E07 tyres as standard which is a good 50/50 tyre that should cope in most situations. If you need special tyres (like TKC 80) or want off-road tyres on a 1250 GS, these are for your account.
In South Africa, your vehicle license has to be attached to the vehicle at all times. you will find a small disk containing the license attached to the motorbike.
Rental motorbikes are supplied with a full tank of fuel and have to be returned with a full tank of fuel. All bikes use 95 oct unleaded fuel.
We understand that you would like to use your own gear that you are used to. If it needs any fitment (GPS Bracket – tank bag clip etc.) please ask us for assistance when you collect the bike to avoid any charges later.
For injuries, contact emergency services on 112 from any cellphone.
Contact Cape Bike Travel on 084 606 4449.
Contact us to check for availability as early as possible and to discuss any rate changes that might be applicable.
We receive the fines in the post about 4-6 weeks after the actual offence. They will be scanned and emailed to you before we pay them and charge your credit card.