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 and sleep on a wine farm in the Cape Winelands. Along the way ride beautiful coastal roads with the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and breath-taking mountains on the other.

Next up we ride more breath-taking Mountain Passes to Knysna. The Garden Route is famous for its beautiful Tar and Dirt passes that cut into the Rugged mountains. We spend a night in Knysna where we marvel at the Knynsa heads and then carry on the ride to Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve. Those brave enough can do the World’s Highest Bungee Jump on the way.

After viewing the Storms River Suspension Bridges we enjoy a Big 5 Safari into Addo Elephant National Park. Here we can see  the BIG 5- Lion, elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard- living in the wild. We then ride over Prince Alfred Pass and Montagu Pass to Outshoorn- the Ostrich Capital of South Africa. From here ride to Cape Agulhas- the Southern Most tip of Africa! We then enjoy spectacular coastal roads and visit the Stony Poiny Penguin Colony as we ride back into Cape Town

QUICK ITINERARY
TOUR ITINERARY
Day 0 Arrive in Cape Town
Day 1 Cape Town - Cape Point- Cape Winelands
Day 2 Cape Winelands- Knsyna
Day 3 Knysna - Tsitsikamma
Day 4 Tsitsikamma to Addo Elephant Park
Day 5 Addo to Oudtshoorn
Day 6 Oudtshoorn- Cape Agulhas- Hermanus
Day 7 Hermanus to Cape Town
Day 8 End of Tour
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 (+- 250km)
Highlights: Cape Point, Wine Farm,

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 on a wine farm. Tonight we enjoy tasting South African Wine. (B,L,D)


Cape Point

Day 2 Cape Winelands – Knsyna (+- 430km)
Highlights: Garden Route, Knsyna Heads

Today we make our way over the famous Franschoek pass and through the Cape Overberg to Knysna. This coastal town is famous for its beautiful Headlands overlooking the ocean and evergreen forests. Tonight we enjoy dinner at the Knysna Waterfront- a working boat harbour (B,L, D)


Riding into Knysna

Day 3 Knysna to Tsitsikamma (+-200km)
Highlights: Bloukrans Bungee, Storms River Mouth

This morning we ride to Bloukrans Gorge- home to the Highest Bungee Jump in the world. Here you can either jump or watch others jump. Next up we journey to Storms River Mouth, our home for the night. Here you can walk to see the Suspension bridges - between the sea cliffs, forming the first part of South Africa's most famous coastal hike (B, L, D)


Storms River Mouth

Day 4: Tsitsikamma to Addo Elephant Park (+-230km)
Highlights: Safari with the BIG 5

Today we ride to the Famous Addo Elephant National Park. This park is famous for good sightings of elephant herds and is also home to the BIG 5. This evening we enjoy a Game Drive in an open safari vehicle (B, L,D)

Addo Elephant Park

Day 5 Addo to Oudtshoorn (+-481km)
Highlights: Dirt and Tar Passes of the Garden Route

From Addo we make our way Oudtshoorn via some exciting mountain passes. First up is the Prince Alfred Pass which and next up we ride the famous Montagu Pass- twisting our way high up into the Mountains. Tonight we sleep in the Karoo Town of Oudtshoorn – the Ostrich Capital of South Africa and enjoy a traditional Ostrich BBQ (B,L,D)


Enjoy the Mountain Passes of the Garden Route

 

Day 6 Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas (350km)
Highlights: Route 62, Cape Agulhas

After an early breakfast we make our way to the start of Route 62. The road winds through the Swartberg Mountains and beautiful foothills in their valleys. We make our way down to Cape Agulhas- the Southernmost tip of Africa at 34° S and 20°. Here we celebrate reching the end of Africa! (B, L,D)


Cape Agulhas- Tip of Africa

 

Day 7: Cape Agulas to Cape Town  (260km)
Highlights: Clarence Drive, Bettys Bay Penguins

Today we ride beautiful coastal roads all the way trough the Cape Overberg and back into Cape Town again. We will stop off to view Penguins living on the beach along the way. Tonight we go out to the V&A waterfront to celebrate the end of an amazing adventure. (B,L,D)

Stunning Coastal ride today

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 airport. You may wish to spend a few extra nights in Cape Town- or perhaps book one of our Add on Tours to Victoria Falls or Kruger National Park.

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.

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 2019:
20 – 28 February
16-24 November

START:
Cape Town

END:
Cape Town

MILEAGE:
+-2,200km

DAILY DISTANCE
200- 480 km (Avg of 350km)

REST DAYS:
7 Riding days, 0 Rest Days

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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