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.