GUIDED OFF ROAD TOUR

14 DAY CAPE TOWN TO WINDOEK IN NAMIBIA

On and Off Road Experience

Running from Cape Town to Windhoek through mountains, desert and farming communities, this tour takes in some of the most contrasting landscapes in Southern Africa. From the Cape Metropolis, we ride along winding coastal roads through lush Landscapes into the Cape Winelands. We will traverse the Rooibos planting areas in the Cederberg and the dry arid Northern Cape and Namaqualand. Crossing into Namibia you will find yourself marvelling at the Fish River Canyon and have a chance to relax in the hot springs. From here we will tackle the colourful dunes in the oldest desert of the world, the Namib and Sossusvlei. Then it’s on to Windhoek the old german colonial capital of Namibia.

This tour can be done at any time of the year, however, the time from April to September are best to travel through Namibia as daytime temperatures are more bearable and it is the dry season. From July to September there is a chance to see the desert in flower in Namaqualand as well as seeing whales along the coast. Due to the fact that most of the interesting routes are dirt roads, this tour can only be done on dual-purpose motorcycles.

Cost

Due to COVID uncertainty, all prices on request only.

Cost Benefits

There are so many great benefits with one of our tour packages. Here we outline what is included and what is not included in your adventure holiday experience.

Included
  • Motorcycle rental, 24-hour roadside assistance and comprehensive insurance
  • Accommodation in 3 and 4 Star hotels
  • Meals including 11 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Experienced tour guide on motorcycle
  • Luggage transport
  • Custom trailer to transport motorcycle
  • Bus to accompany the group, including driver and fuel
  • Spare motorcycle on trailer (6 riders or more)
  • Information, maps and gifts as provided through Cape Bike Travel
Excluded
  • All meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Fuel
  • Drinks
  • Flights
  • All items of personal nature (souvenirs, curios, telephone, laundry, etc)
  • Personal travel or accident insurance

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Cape Town International Airport. You will be collected by your guide and driver in an air-conditioned vehicle. We will do a short orientation tour of the city of Cape Town and visit Table Mountain(Weather dependant). Expect to see the Castle of Good Hope, the City Hall, District 6, the Company Gardens, the Cathedral and the Cape Malay Quarters. We will also visit the V&A Waterfront to give everyone the chance to exchange/withdraw some money. After we have arrived at our hotel there will be some time to relax and unpack. In the evening, we will have our welcome dinner at the gold restaurant, which will serve traditional South African delicacies and showcase some of our diverse cultures.

Dinner, overnight and breakfast.

Day 2

Collection of motorcycles in Cape Town. After a short introduction, we will depart on a tour to the Cape of Good Hope including Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak Drive (weather dependant) Scarborough, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Simons Town (penguins), Ou Kaapse Weg. This tour takes us along some of the well-known cape passes and to all the major tourist attractions. The route gives us a chance to get acquainted with the bikes and the fact that South Africans do drive on the left.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 175km  on tar

Day 3

Leaving Cape Town via N2, we will meet the coast in Gordon’s Bay and drive along Claren’s Drive to Hermanus. In season (June-November)you will have a chance to see Southern Right whales. At Stanford we will reach the first gravel roads of the trip, taking us via Cape Agulhas (the meeting point of the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean) to Arniston.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 300km – 150 tar & 150 gravel.

Day 4

After breakfast, we point the bikes inland to go through the sleepy towns of Bredasdorp and Greyton. Over 20 km of tight corners await us on the Franschoek Pass that takes us into the Cape Winelands through Franschoek to Stellenbosch.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 350km  – 250 tar & 100 gravel.

Day 5

We start the day going via Wellington and the adventurous Baines Kloof Pass to Ceres. From here it’s back on gravel paths leading us into the Cederberg through Wuppertal to Clanwilliam where we will stay on a rooibos tea farm. This old bushman drink that only grows in this region is back in fashion, having proved numerous health benefits. Don’t worry; more potent beverages are also available.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 350km  – 170 tar & 180 gravel.

Day 6

Just a short run to Nieuwoudtville where we will have the chance to relax for the afternoon in this soulful landscape.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 120km on gravel.

Day 7

Coming further north, the signs of civilisation become sparser. Long and winding gravel paths lead us into the Namaqualand region, famous for its magnificent displays of flowers in spring from July-September when the desert truly becomes alive. Whether in bloom or not, the true value lies in the earth, as this is one of the most productive diamond mining areas. Via Springbok, we reach our overnight accommodation in Kleinzee.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 360km – 20 tar & 340 gravel.

Day 8

We spend the morning discovering the Namaqualand and Richtersveld areas, either riding through the magnificent landscape or for the curious we can arrange a tour into the mining areas before we cross into Namibia at Noordoever and ride to Ai-Ais and the Fish River Canyon. The second biggest canyon in the world is one of Southern Africa’s natural wonders

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 380km –  120 tar & 260 gravel.

Day 9

On route to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, we travel via Seeheim to overnight in Helmeringhausen.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 350km – 80 tar & 270 gravel.

Day 10

Today we tackle the second stretch to Sesriem. This is the gateway into the Namib, the colourful dunes of Sossusvlei and the Sesriem Canyon await. The adventurous can take a quad bike ride through the dunes or appreciate the view from a hot air balloon.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 200km on gravel.

Day 11

Riding along the Namib we will finally reach signs of civilisation again when we visit the coastal area around Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. These are quaint colonial towns that are slowly developing into upmarket resort areas and have a lot of entertainment to offer. Whether you feel like a bit of kayaking and quad biking or just want to relax with a huge slice of cake at Cafe Anton.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 280km – 40 tar & 240 gravel.

Day 12

Steep passes carry us away from the coast and onto the Khomas Hochland until we reach the capital of Namibia, Windhoek.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 250km.

Day 13

Transfer to Hosea Kotaku International Airport.

Possible Extensions

Here are some possible extensions for your holiday.

3 EXTRA DAYS IN CAPE TOWN
3 DAYS IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
3 DAYS IN LIVINGSTON, ZAMBIA AT VICTORIA FALLS
HAVE SOME FUN IN MAURITIUS
3 DAYS IN ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK NAMIBIA

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