South Africa is well known to have the best adventure motorcycle riding in the world, and this tour offers a combination of the finest roads, scenery and favourite tourist attractions.
The route has been designed to ensure that distances, terrain and stops allow our guests to enjoy all the region has to offer. Forests, semi-desert and coastal roads ensure each day is an unforgettable experience.
Visits to game farms to see the South African wild animals, the Cango caves, and stopping at the most southern tip of Africa for photographs are only a few of the highlights.
Our Honda Africa Twin motorcycles are all new, and our backup vehicle is suitable for partners or wives who prefer not to ride.
Personal attention from your guide as well as the finest accommodation and meals, ensure your comfort and safety at all times.
Day 1: Cape Town to Robertson (200km / 124 miles)
We collect the bikes in the morning and head East on a short stretch of highway/freeway before turning onto a road that takes us through serene countryside and beautiful vineyards towards a small town called Stellenbosch. We follow the curves of the stunning Helshoogte mountain pass before we stop and break for lunch in the picturesque town of Franschoek. Franschoek mountain pass follows, including various look-out points and fantastic views to admire. This route will provide plenty photo opportunities for the camera enthusiasts. From there we then follow the twisty roads all the way to the wine producing town of Robertson and settle in at our luxury lodgings to enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbeque) and a good night’s rest.
Day 2: Robertson to Calitzdorp (214km / 133miles)
After breakfast we saddle up and take a leisurely ride down the legendary Route 62, stopping at small country towns along the way to sample local cuisine and enjoy the scenery. Our overnight stop is the small hamlet of Calitzdorp, also referred to as the Port (sweet wine) capital of South Africa. We book into our lodgings and enjoy the sun set over the Klein Karoo and local hospitality.
Day 3: Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn (192km / 119 miles)
In the morning we continue our scenic journey through the twists and turns of the back roads to the Swartberg mountain pass, stopping at the summit to enjoy the amazing views. From there we descend into the historic town Prince Albert to enjoy lunch and refreshments. From here we head towards the very well-known Meiringspoort pass. The pass is jaw-dropping as it carves its way through the mighty Swartberg mountains, allowing us to travel over 25 river crossings (bridges) over a distance of 20kms. We leave the mountains behind and head towards the town of Oudtshoorn. Home to the world famous Cango Caves, ostrich farms and various game farms hosting amazing species of African wild life. There will be time to explore this town and its surroundings during the afternoon. If you would like to do more riding, we can arrange for you to ride an ostrich – this usually makes for a lot of fun and many photo opportunities.
Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Knysna (172km / 106 miles)
Day four sees us heading back to the coast, meandering along verdant forest roads and passes as we make our way to the picturesque coastal town of Knysna. Knysna is labelled one of South Africa’s premier holiday destinations. Upon arrival at our lodgings there will be time to relax and sip sundowners while overlooking the lagoon.
Day 5: Knysna to George (92km / 57 miles)
This is the shortest daily ride of the trip but it is jam packed with unforgettable sights and many photo opportunities abound. We will ride through eight awe-inspiring mountain passes and gorges and stop regularly to enjoy our surroundings and take pictures. From there we wind our way through the forests and head back the coast, arriving at the beautiful town of Wilderness with its unique views over the ocean and huge golden dunes and beaches. We enjoy lunch together before we head back into the forest for a short ride to our overnight accommodation in George.
Day 6: George to Swellendam (215km / 134 miles)
The day will start with an unhurried cruise along the coastal road with views over the Indian Ocean, before heading West, back towards Cape Town. Along the way we will pass through the historic town of Swellendam nestled at the foot of the Langeberg. The town is very well known in the architectural space for its well preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian buildings. You will once again experience South African hospitality at its best at the upscale overnight accommodation.
Day 7: Swellendam to Hermanus (234km / 145 miles)
After a short morning ride, we will cross the Breede River on the Malgas pontoon, which is the last operational hand drawn pontoon in South Africa. We head towards Cape Agulhas, the geographic Southern tip of the African continent and the meeting point for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After lunch we meander along the coast through quaint, picturesque fishing villages until we reach yet another scenic coastal town – Hermanus. This is a favourite holiday destination for many South Africans and international guests, best known for its whale watching season.
Day 8: Hermanus to Cape Town (176 km - 109 miles)
This is our last day of riding before the return to Cape Town, but it is no less spectacular – including twisty coastal roads and remarkable ocean views. We will hug the coast through the Kogelberg Nature Reserve where this exhilarating road snakes its way between the mountains and the sea. After a stop in Strand for lunch we finally make our way back to Cape Town.
This is our last evening together and there will be time to catch our breath, reminisce, share photos and memories when we visit one of Cape Town’s finest restaurants to round off an unforgettable trip.
- All riders are encouraged to bring their partners to share in the experience. If your partner prefers not to ride, they can travel in the vehicle that accompanies all tours, as it is comfortable and driven by an experienced tour guide.
- BOOK THE TOUR: Special Offers 20% Discount for Groups of 4 or More and 10% for Groups of 2 or More