Day 1 | Arrival in Cape Town
Upon your arrival in Cape Town, you’ll be warmly greeted at the airport and whisked away to start your adventure. Depending on the weather, you have the exciting opportunity to ascend Table Mountain. This iconic landmark provides a panoramic view of the city and the ocean, a fitting introduction to the natural beauty you’ll experience throughout your journey.
Day 2 | Cape Peninsula Ride
Today, your motorcycle adventure truly begins. The day’s route will lead you through the lush and green forest areas of Kirstenbosch and Constantia, Cape Town’s famous vinyards, to the quaint coastal towns Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and Simonstown, where you have the opportunity to visit Cape Town’s famous penguins. As you wind your way along the 130km route, we pass by the Cape Nature and the stunning Misty Cliffs, before the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive awaits. This coastal road offers exhilarating twists and turns with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Optional visits to the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach, home to adorable penguins, add unique experiences to your day.
Day 3 | Cape Town via Hermanus to Cape Agulhas
Leaving Cape Town behind, you venture along a 250km route. The scenic ride takes you through Hermanus, renowned for its whale watching opportunities. The journey continues along a mix of tar and smooth gravel roads through the quaint South African village Elim to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Along the way, you’ll enjoy riding along the famous Clarence Drive where you can catch glimpses of the Rooi Els Penguins, a delightful encounter with South Africa’s diverse wildlife.
Day 4 | Cape Agulhas via Malgas to Barrydale
Today’s ride encompasses 170km of gravel roads, introducing you to the rugged beauty of South Africa. The day’s highlights include a unique experience: crossing the Breede River on a hand-pulled ferry. As you navigate the challenging but rewarding Troudow Pass, you’ll be captivated by the untamed landscape before we turn in for the day at the quaint and artsy town Barrydale.
Day 5 | Barrydale via R62 to Knysna
Embarking on a 300km journey, you follow the famous R62 route, one of the most scenic drives in the country. Along the way, you’ll make a stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, a quirky pub and international landmark. This day perfectly combines the joy of riding with unexpected and delightful cultural encounters. While the road is long, it is a beautiful tar road that you will enjoy cruising on and watching the beautiful scenery pass by. We will ride along the Outiniqua pass – or if you desire more of a challenge, follow the quaint 17km Montagu Pass down to the Garden Route. From here, enjoy the stunning ocean views while we head to our final destination Knysna.
Day 6 | Knysna – Rest Day
Today is a leisure day, allowing you to recharge or explore at your own pace. Knysna offers an array of optional activities, from serene rides to Knysna Heads and Buffelsbay to adrenaline-pumping adventures like paragliding or kayaking. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the area or indulge in some local flavors during a gin tasting session.
Day 7 | Knysna via 7 Passes to Oudtshoorn (Safari)
The 7 Passes route takes you through breathtaking landscapes, a true motorcycling enthusiast’s dream. Your destination, Oudtshoorn, offers the choice of a night safari or an early morning safari, a
chance to witness South Africa’s wildlife in its natural habitat. Alternatively, you may opt for a visit of the famous Cango Caves.
Day 8 | Oudtshoorn to Franschhoek via Montagu / Nuy(R62)
Today’s ride spans 375km, immersing you in the scenic beauty of the region. We leave the Klein Karoo desert region behind us, and head towards the green and lush area of Franschhoek. The Franschhoek Pass adds an extra layer of excitement to your journey with stunning views over the valley before descend into the town itself. Franschhoek is renowned for its vineyards, South African wine and culinary delights. Here you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in wine tasting and a wine cellar visit or to take a stroll through the French-historical town.
Day 9 | Franschhoek via Blouberg to Cape Town
As your adventure nears its end, you’ll ride 130km back to Cape Town via the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch and Philadelphia. Before we arrive in Cape Town, we hit the West Coast, a region quite different from the previous landscapes and that offer the famous view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand, allowing you to reflect on your incredible journey through the diverse landscapes of South Africa.
Day 10 | Departure / Cape Town at Leisure
On your final day, take some time to savor the memories of your motorcycle tour. Enjoy a leisurely day in Cape Town, exploring its vibrant culture, cuisine, and attractions. Depending on your departure time, you might have the opportunity to squeeze in a few additional activities before your airport drop-off. Airport Drop and Good Byes.
Throughout your tour, you’ll not only experience the thrill of motorcycle riding but also immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of South African culture and nature. From the heights of Table Mountain to the depths of the ocean and the heart of wildlife in Oudtshoorn, this journey promises unforgettable moments and lifelong memories.