A mixture of the Cape Peninsula, the coast, and the Little Karoo
You will ride quality BMW motorcycles on open, challenging roads, over mountain passes, through both semi desert and fertile coastal regions in a perfect climate for biking. We will tour Cape Town and the Peninsula as well as explore the "Karoo," along the coast where wale sightings a frequent, the "7 Passes Route," the semi arid deserts where Ostritches thrive, and the famous "Garden Route" of South Africa.
Please note: A minimum of three motorcycles booked are required for guided tours. For non guided tours only one motorcycle need be booked. On non guided tours we provide you with good road maps and a day book giving precise route instructions and explaining things seen during the tour plus all accommodation bookings. Accommodations listed are our preferred places of lodging, however, these are subject to change if they are full during tour dates.
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Orientation of Cape Town
Arrive Cape Town airport from overseas early am. We collect you from the airport and convey to your Cape Town hotel. Relax round the swimming pool or catch up on sleep until about 2pm when we collect you, take you to our base, issue the bikes and take you on a guided "orientation" tour of Cape Town. Finally we guide you back to your hotel. Overnight at the Hampshire House Bed & Breakfast or Dongola House. Accommodations listed are our preferred places of lodging, however, these are subject to change if they are full during tour dates.
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Indian Ocean Coastal Highways
Departing Cape Town we follow the truly picturesque and scenic route along the coast round False Bay to the coastal holiday resort of Hermanus where we lunch. From June to early November numerous Southern Right whales can be seen from the shore here. Leaving Hermanus the route continues inland through rich fruit growing areas to the wine making Hex River Valley and Worcester. Just outside Worcester our destination is on a famous wine making farm in the village of Nuy. Overnight at the Nuy Valley Guest House.
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Today we do the famous "7 Passes Route", some modern and flowing, some with more hairpin bends than you can count and always with magnificent mountain views and quality tar roads with hardly any traffic. Overnight again at the Nuy Valley Guest House
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The World's Ostritch Capitol
We leave the fertile fruit growing region, pass through Montague with its incredibly contorted and distorted rock formations and enter the arid semi desert region of the Little Karoo. Via Barrydale and Calitzdorp we arrive at Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and before checking into the accommodation visit an ostrich show farm. Overnight at Montana Guest Farm, Oudtshoorn.
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Choose an adventure to fit your personality
This can either be a 'rest day' just relaxing round the swimming pool
If the weather permits and you are on GS bikes doing the huge Swartberg and picturesque Meirings Kloof passes
Visiting the world famous Cango Caves and the Wild Life Park
Descending once again to the coastal plain via the huge Outeniqua pass we arrive on the "Garden Route" at its most attractive point visiting Knysna and its beautiful lagoon, the Tsitsikama indigenous forest and a diversion off the main road through two old tortuous passes. Overnight again at Montana Guest Farm,Oudtshoorn.
From the Desert to the Coast
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The Cape Peninsula
In the morning tour the picturesque Cape Peninsula with the Indian Ocean on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. We suggest you lunch at Cape Point but don't let the baboons steal it! The tour ends late pm. When you return the bikes and we bus you back to the airport.
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Included in the price:
- Motorcycle rental for 7 days
- Bed & breakfast for 6 nights
- Airport transfers
- Guide on a bike where specified
Not included in the price:
- Lunch & dinner (other than where mentioned)
- Park entry & road tolls