GUIDED ON ROAD TOUR

14 DAY CAPE TOWN, GARDEN ROUTE AND ROUTE 62

The Cape Classic

This 14 Day Cape Town Garden Route and Route 62 Tour starts and ends in Cape Town, giving you the opportunity to extend your holiday by a few days to explore the jewel of South Africa. From the Cape Metropolis, we ride along the winding coastal roads through lush landscapes and the Overberg Region, the breadbasket of the Western Cape.

Then it goes onto the high plateau that is the interior of South Africa. Called the Karoo, this arid, semi-desert region is home to Route 62, the African equivalent to Route 66. We take some time to explore this area including the ostrich farming in the city of Oudtshoorn and the historical village of Graaf-Reinet before we reach the Addo Elephant National Park. Famous for its elephants, it is also home to lions, leopards, buffalo and rhino, making it a complete Big 5 destination. Having spent a day on Safari, we are off to Port Elizabeth to start riding the famous Garden Route, a long stretch of coastal forests including the cities of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, from where we will finish our loop through the Cape Area with a visit to the Cape Winelands.

This tour can be done at any time of the year, however, the time from October to April is best to travel through the Cape as it is the dry season. From June to November, there is a chance to see the southern right whales along the coast. There are a variety of different roads linking the overnight stops as well as the sights to make this tour worth your while, whether you prefer to travel on tar or on gravel.

Cost

PER RIDER SHARING

ZAR 54 000

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT

ZAR 12 000

MOTORBIKE UPGRADE

ZAR 7 500

TOUR PER PILLION SHARING

ZAR 35 000

The following prices serve as an indication and are based on a group of 8 people. The cost will be calculated individually for your group size and itinerary. We reserve the right to change prices, content and routing of this tour without prior notice.

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
  • Accommodation in a mix of 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Motorcycle rental, 24-hour roadside assistance and comprehensive insurance
  • Meals including 13 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Experienced tour guide on motorcycle
  • Bus to accompany the group, including driver and fuel
  • Luggage transport
  • Custom trailer to transport motorcycle
  • Spare motorcycle on trailer (8 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 waterfront to give everyone the chance to exchange/ withdraw some money. Our hotel will have the rooms ready from 14:00 when there will be some time to relax and unpack. At 18:00 we will depart for a 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. 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. Daily distance approximately 175km.

Day 3

Today we are leaving Cape Town via the N2; your luggage will be transported in the accompanying van and be taken care of by the driver. The route takes us along the coast through Gordon’s bay, Claren’s Drive, Hermanus, Stanford, Cape Agulhas (the southernmost point of the African continent) to Arniston, which is known for its coastline. Even though the beaches are not generally safe for swimming, take the time for a long walk along the coast, looking for shells or trying to spot the rare black oystercatcher. In season it is also a great spot to watch whales frolicking in the surf.

Overnight and breakfast. Daily distance approximately 320 km.

Day 4

Leaving the coast and riding inland through a farming country that is the Overberg region, we will visit the villages Bredasdorp, Stormsvlei, Swellendam and Ashton on route to Montague. Montague is the start of Route 62, known as the longest wine route in the world. Take some time to sample some of the wines of the region or explore the little farmstalls of the village.

Overnight and breakfast. Daily distance approximately 180km.

Day 5

Dry and arid landscape awaits us as we are riding Route 62 through Barrydale (including a stop at the famous “Ronnie’s Sex Shop”) and Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn where we will visit an ostrich farm. Learning a lot about these fascinating birds we will have a chance to ride them and if you fall off you can get your revenge by TIP: Ostriches are bred for their feathers and leather. Your chance to browse for some high-quality souvenirs.

Dinner, overnight and breakfast. Daily distance approximately 220km.

Day 6

Staying on Route 62 we will spend a day riding through the Klein Karoo. Straight roads change with short passes through the hills until we reach Graaff-Reinet, probably the best preserved Cape Dutch Village in South Africa. Take some time to stroll through this place steeped in history before we depart on a short drive into the Camdeboo National Park to admire the sunset reflecting from the steep sandstone rocks above the Valley of Desolation.

Overnight and breakfast. Daily distance approximately 400km.

Day 7

A short ride into the Eastern Cape province, a land of rolling bushy Hills and wild animals. Today is about some relaxed “Zen” riding along near perfect roads where the solitude is seldom disturbed. Passing through the sleepy villages of Pearston and Somerset East we will reach the ADDO Elephant National Park in the late afternoon.

Dinner, overnight and breakfast. Daily distance approximately 240km.

Day 8

After breakfast, we will take part in a guided game drive through the Addo Elephant National Park. Our knowledgeable rangers will reveal the secrets of the plants and animals that populate the African bush. The afternoon can be spent relaxing or hunting for further pictures in our accompanying vehicle. In the evening we will enjoy the old South African tradition of the “braai & dop” (barbecue & beer). TIP: make sure that you do carry sufficient film/memory and that your batteries are fully charged.

Dinner, overnight and breakfast. No riding.

Day 9

Back on the bikes, we ride along the Garden Route into the great coastal forests of South Africa. We will have a few stops along the way to admire the giant trees in the Tsitsikamma area. Large areas of coastal rainforests made up of giant trees dating back up to 800 years. we will stop at the mouth of the Storms River and visit the famous beaches of Plettenberg Bay. In the evening we reach the lagoon city of Knysna.

Overnight and breakfast. Daily distance approximately 350km.

Day 10

A day at leisure spent in Knysna. Use today to relax by the pool, get some shopping done or go sailing on the lagoon, Knysna also offers an incredible variety of outdoor entertainment. Mountain biking, abseiling, kayaking, scuba diving and many more options are on offer.

Overnight and breakfast. No riding.

Day 11

Along the famous Garden Route, we are riding through Wilderness and Mosselbay stopping frequently to admire the views. Mossel Bay was the first point of contact between Europeans and South Africa. The historical journey of Bartholomew Dias is remembered at the local museum. Further along, the road will lead us along the Langeberg mountain range to Swellendam.

Overnight and breakfast. Daily distance approximately 300km.

Day 12

We will spend this day riding some fascinating mountain passes in the Hottentots-Holland Mountains. The four Passes Route leads us over Houw-Hoek Pass, Viljoen’s Pass, Franschoek Pass and Helshoogte Pass ending up in Stellenbosch where we have the chance to sample some of the world-renown wines the region has to offer.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 250km.

Day 13

A short ride brings us back to Cape Town where we drop off the bikes. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, explore Cape Town on foot or via the sightseeing bus. Do some shopping for souvenirs or join up for a township tour. Talk to us, we have many options to offer you to make your stay in Cape Town one to remember.

Overnight and breakfast. Approximately 50km.

Day 14

Transfer to Cape Town International Airport or the start of your holiday extension.

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

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