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Your Magical Garden Route 11 day Tour starts and ends in Cape Town.  The tour will start when we pick you up from the airport and bring you to your hotel right in the centre of Cape Town. The "Mother City"  wraps an African welcome up in a cosmopolitan vibe and colonial ambience that might, for a moment, make you forget you are in Africa! Then there's the sheer beauty of the Western Cape.  This Garden Route tour offers the perfect mix of motorbike ride and vacation.  The days have been finely-tuned so that you get the best of both worlds as you explore South Africa's coastline and get to know all about the country's glorious cultural and natural diversity.

Cape Town - arrival  Upon arrival at Cape Town airport you will be transferred to your Cape Town hotel for the night.

Cape Town - 150km  We start for real this morning (or you can of course arrive earlier and have extra nights in Cape Town to explore) as you meet your tour guide and discover the delights of Cape Town's V&A waterfront where we pick up the motorbikes from the rental agency before heading off on an orientation ride!  Your bike will seldom be older than 13 months. Your introductory Cape Peninsula rideout will take in the False Bay coastline, Simons Town continuing to Cape Point Reserve and the Cape of Goodhope.  In the afternoon up will ride along the Atlantic coastline via Chapman's Peak and Camps Bay ending with Table Mountain.  

Cape Town - L'Agulhas/Struisbaai: 320km  After breakfast we follow Route 44 (Clarence Drive) and take in the coastal scenery as we head to Hermanus one of the top whale watching sites in the world, and also visit the Stony Point penguin reserve. This tour falls out of the annual whale season in Hermanus but whales can sometimes be spotted around Walker Bay or False Bay. In the afternoon you will ride to L'Agulhas the most southern point of the African continent where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.  Some great photo opportunities from the outset!

L'Agulhas - Knysna:  390km  We continue along the rolling plains of the Overberg region and head towards scenic Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route.  Today's route will include Swellendam on the N2 and a lunch stop in Mossel Bay.

Knysna: 100 km  After a well deserved night's rest we enjoy a relaxing day in and around the Knysna/Plettenberg Bay area.  Optional activities to consider are the well known Monkeyland sanctuary and the nearby Birds of Eden outside Plettenberg Bay or you could enjoy a ride out to traverse the Outeniqua Pass outside of George.  The pass is one of the smoothest motorcycling passes in the Western Cape and loved by bikers.  OR you can enjoy an afternoon sun downer cruise on a paddle cruiser. A new motorcycle museum called the Motorcycle Room recently opened in Knysna on Therens Island (entrance included).

Knysna - Addo via Port Elizabeth: 350km  Our journey continues along the N2 through what is described as the heart of the Garden Route, the Tsitsikamma Forests.  We make a stop at the impressive Bloukrans Bridge just in case you wish to attempt the world's highest commercial bungee jump at 216m.  Lunch can be enjoyed at the Tsitsikamma National Park.  After lunch we continue to Port Elizabeth.  We enjoy a brief city tour detour before heading towards Colchester which borders the Addo Elephant National Park.

Addo:  0km  After breakfast you go on a full day safari to the Addo Elephant National Park.  Here you will travel in a jeep with a qualified field guide and have the opportunity to look for the Big Five - lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant and the elusive leopard.  Addo is the only reserve in South Africa which is home to the Big Seven as it incorporates a huge marine reserve where the Southern Right whale and great white shark are to be found.

Addo - Oudtshoorn: 480km  Today you will enjoy glimpses of the Great Karoo region before entering the Little Karoo. The mountains subtly change colours and after 300km of flat Karoo plains we reach Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, via a scenic mountain pass popular with local riders

Oudtshoorn - Robertson - 320km  Explore South Africa's famous Route 62 as we travel to Robertson.  The R62 has recently been listed as one of the best motorcycle routes to ride on the planet, but it sadly comes to an end as we enter the Breede River Wine Region.  A pleasant farm stay awaits us outside of Robertson on a wine farm in the Nuy Valley.

Robertson - Cape Town: 250km  Today we head first to Franschhoek and follow backroads through vineyards and past farms.  Mountain passes too today including the local favourites Franschhoek and Hellshoogte Passes.  A stop will be made in Stellenbosch for lunch before heading back to Cape Town.  It's time to return your motorcycle late afternoon before your final ove rnight stay in Cape Town.

Cape Town - home  Time for last minute shopping in the Mother City before your airport transfer.  Or you can of course always add extra nights to your stay in this wonderful city.

Our Magical Garden Route Experience comes to an end after riding our motorcycles on some of the best routes in South Africa. Each of us should use the time to reflect on the experiences we have lived and some of the memories that we will treasure to share with friends and loved ones as we head back home.

Total distance to be covered: 2360 kms approximately
Average daily distance to be covered: 295 kms per day approximate

Proud partner in the 2018/19 Rhino Ride awareness campaign, supporting conservation efforts across Southern Africa.

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F2101 - South Africa

24th January 2021 to

3rd February 2021

Magical Garden Route - 11 days

White ArrowHIGHLIGHTS...
  • Game drive in Addo National Elephant Park
  • Peninsula Day route
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Stony Point penguin sanctuary
  • Cape Wine Lands
  • Valley of Desolation
  • Cango Caves
  • Ostrich Farm
  • Route 62 & numerous mountain passes
  • Tsitsikamma Coastal Park
  • Table Mountain – cable car ride
  • Township tour (optional)
  • Robben Island visit (optional)
  • Fully Escorted tour!
  • 9 days Motorcycle hire BMW F750GS (top case and panniers included), unlimited mileage
  • (factory fitted luggage on HDs as supplied by rental company)
  • 10 nights hotels bed and breakfast board basis in 3 & 4 star hotels
  • Four evening meals, one picnic lunch, wine tasting
  • Entrance fees to Cango Caves, Stony Point penguin sanctuary, Ostrich Farm, Table Mountain & cable car ride, Knysna Motorcycle Museum
  • Addo National Park Full day safari (incl conservation fees)
  • Entrance fees to: Tsitsikamma Coastal Park, Table Mountain National Park (Cape Point Reserve)
  • Guide on motorcycle, tour pack
  • Toll fees
  • Airport transfers & transfers to bike depot
White ArrowEXTRAS...
  • Extra nights hotels in Cape Town, Return flights to Cape Town
    Robben Island/Township tours
  • Lunches and non-specified dinners
    Personal insurance
  • Motorcycle upgrades
    BMW 850GS, 850GS Adv, 1250GS, R1250GS Adv, R1250RT
    HD Softail Heritage Classic, Road King Classic, Street Glide Special, Ultra Ltd, Road Glide
  • Fuel
    Refundable bike deposit
    Refundable equipment deposit
White ArrowPRICE per person...
1 person, 1 bike, single room
1 person, 1 bike, shared room
2 people, 1 bike, shared room
Deposit payable at time of booking:
£350 per person