12 Day Garden Route Tour

03-15 November 2018


12 Day Motorcycle Tour of South Africa and Lesotho

Ride the  Drakensberg and Lesotho Mountains in the North  of South Africa and then head South to ride the world famous Garden Route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

We start in Pretoria, South Africa and make our way to the Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho. Here we ride more turns within 80 km than any other road in Africa.

Next up we head back into South Africa again and ride through Golden Gate National Park and the mighty Drakensberg Mountains.

We reach the Indian Ocean at East London and the enjoy a world class safari into Addo Elephant National Park-  spotting Lions, Elephants, Rhino, leopard and Buffalo.

We are now in the famous Garden Route and we spend the next several days riding beautiful mountain passes, forest meanders and desert roads . We RIDE to the mighty Storms River Mouth and the Knsyna Heads, and visit Ostriches in Oudtshoorn.

Next up we ride all the way to the Southern Most Point of Africa at Cape Agulhas . On our Penultimate day we ride 0ver 200km of amazing coastal roads all the way into Cape Town.


Day 0: Arrive in South Africa
Transfer to your hotel- Welcome to Africa!

Day 1: Day Tour of Pretoria and Surrounds
Enjoy a BIG 5 Game Drive on your motorcycle in Dinokeng Nature Reserve

Day 2: Pretoria to Clarens
Ride to Clarens on the edge of Golden Gate National Park

Day 3: Clarens- Lesotho- Clarens
Enjoy a day riding into the Kingdom of Lesotho- the Alps of Africa

Day 4: Clarens to Underberg
Explore the amazing Drakensberg Mountain Range- a Unesco world Heritage site

Day 5: Underberg to East London
Ride along South Africa's Wild Coast and meet the Indian Ocean in East London

Day 6: East London to Addo Elephant Park
Enjoy a BIG 5 Safari into the famous Addo Elephant Park

Day 7: Addo to Knysna
Ride to Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridges and visit the Iconic Knysna Heads.

Day 8 : Knysna Rest Day
Cruise the lagoon, taste Knsyna Oysters, visit Featherbed Reserve or ride the epic mountain passes of the Garden Route

Day 9  Knysna to Oudtshoorn
Visit Cango Ostrich Farm and Cango Caves and ride exciting oDirt OR Tar mountain passes

Day 10: Oudtshoorn - Cape Agulhas- Hermanus
Ride to the Southern most tip of Africa and sleep in South Africa's whale watching capital

Day 11: Hermanus- Cape Point- Cape Town
Visit Bettys Bay Penguins, Simons Town and Cape Point. Ride Chapmans Peak and over 200km of coastal roads into Cape Town

Day 12: End of Tour
Transfer to airport will be arranged. You can also stay on in the beautiful city of Cape Town for a few more nights.

Please note that this itinerary only applies to the 2018 Garden Route tour. In 2019- the Garden Route is 2 Days longer and include an extra night in Addo and in the Cape Winelands. Click here for the 2019 Itinerary




2018 Pricing

BMW F700GS R65,530
BMW F800GS R68,110
BMW R1200GS R71,760
BMW R1200GS ADV R75,400
Passenger/Pillion, add: R24,040
Single Supplement, add: R6,490

See 2019 Pricing and Itinerary

Price Includes

  • 12 Days Motorcycle Rental (14 Days in 2019*)
  • 12 Nights Accommodation in 3-4 Star Accommodation (14 Nights in 2019*)
  • Petrol and toll fees
  • Tour Guide on Motorcycle
  • Back Up vehicle
  • 12 Breakfast, 10 Lunches
  • Big 5 Safari by motorcycle
  • Safari into Addo Elephant Park
  • Cango Caves Tour
  • Ostrich Farm
  • Entrance Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • T-shirt
  • Guide Book
  • Map of South Africa
  • Free Transfers from the Johannesburg International Airport and to Cape Town International Airport
  • The most amazing motorcycle adventure you have ever had!
  • All Taxes

Price does not include:

  • Local and International Flights
  • Visas (Note American, Australian and British do not require visas for South Africa or Swaziland)
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Activities and meals not listed in "Tour Includes"
DATES 2018:  03- 15 November 2018
DATES 2019 01- 15 November 2019
START: Pretoria (Fly into Johannesburg)
END: Cape Town, South Africa
MILEAGE +-3450km
DAILY DISTANCE: 200- 550 km per day (Avg of 350km)
REST DAYS 1 Rest Day, 10 Riding Days
COUNTRIES: South Africa, Lesotho
ROADS: 99% Tar,  Exciting off-road options



This ride is suitable for most motorcyclists. +- 99% of the ride is on good tarmac roads. There are also some exciting off road options on good hard packed gravel roads. Daily distances are relatively short ( >450km) , there are rest days scheduled regularly and there are no long border crossings.
90% of this tour takes place on tarmac roads. The dirt roads are good hard-packed dirt. However, there are some long riding days and long border crossing. Some areas we visit are very rural and the roads sometimes have lots of potholes and other hazards. Need to be a confident rider.
This tour takes places 50% on tar roads and 50% on dirt roads. You need to be an experienced rider both on and off the pavement and have completed at least an intermediate riding course on a big Adventure bike- or have a lot of experience riding adventure bikes in your own country
0 Arrive in South Africa- Bonus Night
1 Day tour of Pretoria and Big 5 Safari by motorcycle
2 Pretoria to Clarens
3 Clarens- Lesotho – Clarens
4 Clarens-to Underberg
5 Underberg to East London
6 East London to Addo Elephant Park
7 Addo Elephant Park to Knysna
8 Knysna Rest Day
9 Knysna to Oudtshoorn
10 Oudtshoorn- Cape Agulhas- Hermanus
11 Hermanus- Cape Point- Cape Town
12 End of Tour


Dates 2018: 03- 15 Nov 2018
Dates 2019: 01 -13 Nov 2019
Start: Pretoria (Fly into Johannesburg)
End:    Cape Town
Mileage: +-3450km
Daily Distance: 200- 550 km (Avg of 350km)
Rest Days: 3
Riding Days: 10
Countries: South Africa, Lesotho
Roads: 99% Tar, off-road options
Difficulty: Easy



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