SAMA MOTORCYCLE TOURS
8 Day Cape Explorer Tour

SOUTHERN AFRICA

The 8 Day Cape Town and Garden Route Tour

This EXCITING tour takes in the best TAR and Dirt roads of South Africa’s Famous Garden Route.

Starting in Cape Town, we tour the Cape Peninsula, visit Cape Point and sleep in the beautiful village of Franschoek (French Corner) surrounded by the wine farms of the Cape Winelands. (Wine tasting included!)

Next up we make our way to the Southern Most Tip of African at Cape Agulhas. Here the cold Atlantic Ocean meets the Warm Indian Ocean in a turbulent mix of untamed beauty

We then ride Scenic Route 62 To Outdsthoorn-  The Ostrich Capital of South Africa. We have rest day here were you can ride some exciting tar and gravel mountain passes (Die Hel or Swartberg Pass), visit an ostrich farm or the Cango Caves

Next up, we head down over the beautiful Outeniqua Pass and spend a night in Knysna at the waterfront where we admire the beautiful Knynsa headlands. We then carry on the ride to Storms River Mouth in the Garden Route National Park. Those brave enough can do the World’s Highest Bungee Jump on the way.

After viewing the Storms River Mouth  Suspension Bridges we  enjoy a  Safari into Addo Elephant National Park. Here we can see  the BIG 5, incluiding Lion, elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard- living in the wild.

The tour ends in Port Elizabeth on Day 8 and includes a flight back to Cape Town or Johannesburg.

QUICK ITINERARY
TOUR ITINERARY
Day 0 Arrive in Cape Town
Day 1 Cape Town - Cape Point- Cape Winelands
Day 2 Cape Winelands- Hermanus- Cape Agulhas
Day 3 Cape Agulhas to Oudtshoorn
Day 4 Oudtshoorn Rest Day
Day 5 Oudtshoorn to Knysna
Day 6 Knysna to Tsitsikamma
Day 7 Tsitsikamma to Addo Elephant Park
Day 8 End of Tour- Port Elizabeth
DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 0 Arrive in South Africa (+-50km)
Highlights: Explore Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa. You will be transferred from the airport to our hotel located within walking distance of the VA Waterfront with spectacular views of Table Mountain. There is so much to see and do in Cape Town. Take a hop on hop off bus tour, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandla was imprisoned for 26 years or take the Cable car to the top of Table Mountain. This afternoon we will have a tour briefing, followed by our official welcome dinner (D)

Welcome to Cape Town

Day 1 Cape Town- Cape Point- Cape Winelands (+- 180km)
Highlights: Cape Point, Wine Tasting

Today is a highlight of the tour- we explore beautiful coastal roads to Cape Point Peninsuala and then head into the beautiful Cape Winelands over exciting mountain passes and sleep Surrounded by beautiful wine farms. Tonight we enjoy tasting South African Wine. (B,L,D)


Cape Point

Day 2 Cape Winelands – Hermanus- Cape Agulhas (+- 293km)
Highlights: The Southern Most Tip of Africa

Today we make our way over the famous Franschoek pass and ride beautiful coastal roads through the Cape Overberg. We stop off to see the Penguin colony living on the beach in Bettys Bay and then make our way to Cape Agulhas- the Southern Most tip of Africa. Situated at 34.8 Degrees South and 20 degrees east- this is also the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Tonight we dine at a famous local restaurant- with world class fresh seafood  (B,L, D)


Cape Agulhas

Day 3 Cape Agulhas to Oudtshoorn (+-375km)
Highlights: Route 62, Ostriches

From the Southern Tip of Africa, we make our way over the famous Tradouw pass to Route 62. Route 62 is South Africa answer to Route 66 in America- it is a beautiful secondary road that winds its way through the Mighty Karoo Desert, through small quirky towns and villages. We make a few interesting stops (including Ronnies Sex Shop) and arrive in Oudtshoorn in the last afternoon. Oudtshoorn is the Ostrich Capital of South Africa. Tonight we enjoy a traditional ostrich braai (bbq) (B, L, D)


Tradouw Pass

Day 4: Rest Day Oudtshoorn
Highlights: Optional Ride up Swartberg Pass, Cango Caves, Ostrich farms

Day 4 is a rest day- but there is so much to see and do. We will have a guided tour of the Cango Caves with its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites and a tour of a working Ostrich farm- where you will get to feed, touch and hug Ostriches. For those that would like to do some more exciting dirt riding there will be an optional ride over the famous Swartberg Pass. This is a bucket list ride for Adventure Bikers the world over. This Afternoon,relax and enjoy the warm Karoo Hospitality that this area is known for. (B, L,D)


Swartberg Pass

Day 5 Oudtshoorn to Knysna
Highlights: Dirt and Tar Passes of the Garden Route

Today we make our way down to the Indian Ocean, where we will be spending the night at the Knysna Waterfront and we visit the famous Knysna Heads. En route you can choose to ride Tar over Outeniqua Pass or the gravel road over Price Alfred Pass- Both options are breathtaking! Welcome to bikers paradise!  (B,L,D)


Enjoy the Mountain Passes of the Garden Route

Day 6 Knysna to Tsitsikamma (+-100km)
Highlights: Route 62, Cape Agulhas

Next up we ride to the Garden Route National Park. En route we stop off at Bloukrans Bungee. This is the highest Bungee Jump in the world- and those brave enough and attempt the 214 metre high Jump, and the rest of us can just admire the breathtaking views. From the bungee site we ride down to Storms river mouth where we spend the night in wooden cabins overlooking the ocean. This afternoon you can enjoy a short walk to the breathtaking suspension bridges hanging between the sea cliffs. Otherwise you may wish to just relax, enjoy some more rides in the area or take part in some exciting optional activities. (B, L,D)


Storms River Mouth

Day 7: Tsitsikamma to Addo Elephant Park
Highlights: Big 5 Safari

This morning we make our way to Addo Elephant National park, home to Africa's famous BIG 5. Later we will embark on a sunset game drive in an open safari vehicle. Addo is famous for its large herds of elephants and other exciting wildlife. There is nothing quite like enjoying an ice cold drink in an open safari vehicle as the sun goes down, animals serenading us in the distance. Tonight is our last night of the tour and we celebrate the end of an amazing Motorcycle Tour around a crackling fire!  (B,L,D)


Addo Elephant Park

Day 8: End of Tour

Unfortunately, your motorcycle tour of Cape Town and the Garden Route has come to an end. The tour officially ends after breakfast and transfers will be arranged to the  Port Elizabeth airport. Your tour price includes a one way flight to either Cape Town or Johannesburg so please let us know where you would like to fly. You may wish to spend a few extra nights at Addo Elephant Park enjoying Game Drives and Game walks or perhaps book one of our Add on Tours to Victoria Falls or Kruger National Park. The Sama Team will happily book any post tour activity's for you.

The two wheel time of your life!

PRICING AND INCLUSIONS
2019 Pricing
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F700GS:  ZAR 49,450
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F800GS: ZAR 50,500
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS: ZAR 54,040
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS ADV: ZAR 56,530

  • To bring a pillion, add: ZAR 17,070
  • For Single supplement, add: ZAR 3,600
  • Prices quoted in South African Currency- ZAR.
2020 Pricing
  • Riding 1up, sharing on an F700GS:  ZAR 58,510
  • Riding 1up, sharing on an F750GS:  ZAR 61,030
  • Riding 1up, sharing on an F800GS: ZAR 59,380
  • Riding 1up, sharing on an F850GS:  ZAR 61,990
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS: ZAR 61,990
  • Riding 1up, sharing on an R1250GS:  ZAR 65,200
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS ADV: ZAR 64,160
  • Riding 1up, sharing on an R1250GS ADV :  ZAR 67,490

  • To bring a pillion, add: ZAR 17,070
  • For Single supplement, add: ZAR 4,940
  • Prices quoted in South African Currency- ZAR.

How does the pricing work:
All prices are quoted per motorcycle based on riding 1 up and sharing accommodation. If you would like to bring a passenger add the "Pillion price" to the base price OR if you would like your own room, add the "Single Supplement price" to the base price to get your total.
Prices are quoted on a per person basis in South African Currency (ZAR). For up to date exchange rates, please visit www.xe.com

Price Includes:

  • 7 Days Motorcycle Rental
  • 8 Night’s Accommodation in 3-4 Star Accommodation
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches 7 Dinner
  • Tour Guide Riding on a motorcycle
  • Back up Vehicle
  • All petrol and toll fees
  • Activities:
    • Entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve
    • Entrance to Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve
    • Safari into Addo Elephant Park
  • Transfers to and from the Cape Town international Airport
  • Guide Book with Detailed Itinerary
  • Map of South Africa
  • Filtered Water, coffee and Snacks
  • Map of Southern Africa
  • Sama T-shirt
  • Motorcycle Insurance (Excess payment applicable)

Price does not include:

  • Domestic and International flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All items not mentioned in "Price includes"
  • All meals and drinks other than those specified in "Price includes"
  • All Entrance fees other than those specified in "Price includes"

 

TOUR DIFFICULTY?

            

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
PICTURES OF THE 8 DAY CAPE EXPLORER TOUR

TOUR INFO AT A GLANCE

DATES:
16-24 November 2019
24 Nov – 02 Dec 2020
23 Nov – 01 Dec 2021

START:
Cape Town

END:
Port Elizabeth (One way flight back to Cape Town or JHB is included)

MILEAGE:
+-1,700km

DAILY DISTANCE
200- 300 km (Avg of 250km)

REST DAYS:
6 Riding days, 1 Rest Day

COUNTRIES:
South Africa

MEALS INCLUDED:
8 Breakfast, 7 Lunches and 7 Dinners

ROAD SURFACES:
80% Tar,  20% off-road 

DIFFICULTY:
Easy with a bit of Gravel

PETROL:
All fuel included

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