8-Day Biking Tour To The Quaint Towns Of South Africa From Cape Town
Go on an adventurous biking tour to the beautiful towns of South Africa. Start from Cape Town and drive to Chapman's peak, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Take the Garden Route, one of the top ten coastal routes, or follow the gravel roads leading to the most southern tip of Africa.
- Ride through the beautiful towns of South Africa
- Have a traditional barbecue dinner
- Try bungee jumping from the highest bungee jumping point in the world
- Visit an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
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Day 1: Cape Town expand_more
Arrive in Cape Town, meet with the tour guide and transfer to the hotel.
Attend a tour briefing and collect the bikes. If time permits, depending on the flight time to Cape Town, we may visit Table Mountain.
Enjoy a welcome evening meal on the Waterfront in Cape Town.
Overnight stay in Cape Town.
Day 2: Cape Town- Barrydale expand_more
Depart from Cape Town, travel North, and pass by the picturesque Wineland areas of the Cape.
Travel through the quaint town of Franschhoek. The Franschhoek pass is used by the Elephants to travel the mountain for grazing.
Arrive at Montagu via Villiersdorp and stop for lunch.
Proceed to Barrydale for the first stop in Little Karoo.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Barrydale.
Day 3: Barrydale- Oudtshoorn expand_more
Have breakfast at the hotel, then leave Barrydale and travel North with a quick visit to Ronnies.
Travel through Ladismith, well known for its cheese, then onto Carlizdorp, the Port capital of South Africa, from there to Oudtshoorn, South Africa’s ostrich farming capital.
Have lunch and visit the ostrich farm (optional and on your own account).
After a tour of the Ostrich farm, make way to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay in Oudtshoorn.
Day 4: Oudtshoorn- Cango Wildlife Park- Prince Albert- Karoo expand_more
- Have breakfast and then depart for the Cango Wildlife Park, a famous zoo.
Travel to Prince Albert via the Swartberg Pass (1,568m) with some gravel roads as part of our route. Prince Albert has beautifully preserved Cape Dutch buildings, Karoo lifestyle and Victorian buildings, many of which are National Monuments.
Have a traditional South African braai, a barbeque dinner.
Try stargazing in the Greater Karoo. Prince Albert is just south of Sutherland, which is considered a prime star-gazing destination.
Overnight stay in Prince Albert, Karoo.
Day 5: Prince Albert- Wilderness expand_more
Travel South through Meiringspoort pass. The Swartberg is amongst the best exposed fold mountain chains in the world, and the pass slices through magnificently scenic geological formations.
Pass De Rust and travel through the Outeniqua, dropping down to the Indian Ocean and the lively beachside town of Wilderness, home to wide beaches and trails. The Map of Africa, a hilltop lookout point, has views of the Indian Ocean, the Outeniqua Mountains and the Kaaimans River.
Check out the Wilderness Natural Park, part of the sprawling Garden Route National Park, a habitat for wildlife, including leopards, monkeys and eagles.
Spend the night in the Wilderness.
Day 6: Wilderness expand_more
Enjoy the beach or the estuary, perfect for hiking or water sports.
Go bungee jumping at the highest bungee point in the world (222m).
Spend the rest of the day in Knysna if you prefer, which has many options for activities in the Knysna lagoon.
Overnight stay in Wilderness.
Day 7: Wilderness- Cape Agulhas expand_more
Have breakfast, then travel west to enter Mossel Bay.
Leaving the Portuguese landings of Mossel Bay, we travel west to Riversdale, Heidelberg and onto Swellendam.
Halt for lunch in Swellendam.
Travelling a short while west, we turn south to the most southern tip of the African continent. Historically, the cape has been known to sailors as a major hazard on the traditional clipper route. It is sometimes regarded as one of the great capes. It was most commonly known in English as Cape L'Agulhas until the 20th century. The town of L'Agulhas is located near the cape. The dividing line between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans according to the International Hydrographic Organization.
Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Agulhas.
Day 8: Cape Agulhas- Cape Town expand_more
Depart from Agulhas and travel west through Elim, established in 1824 by German missionaries as a Moravian mission station.
Ride through Gansbaai, known for its dense population of great white sharks and as a whale-watching location.
Halt for lunch in Hermanus in a cave at the water's edge. During whale season, this is especially rewarding. Hermanus is famous for whale watching during the winter months.
Leaving Hermanus after lunch, ride to Cape Town via the famous Clarens Drive along the False Bay coast.
Arrive at Cape Town, return the rented bikes and depart for your destination.
Motorbike Hire BMW 800GS minimum (option to upgrade to 1200GS LC)
Breakfasts are all included
2 x Dinners ( 1 x South African braai, 1 x 4-course meal)
Local South Arfican tour guide
Back up Vehicle
Personal riding gear
Fuel (Petrol) Current cost: R13.30 per litre
Top Boxes or Panniers
Know before you go
We drive on the left side of the road in South Africa.
Winter months can be cold even in Africa. Although the riding is good. Dry cold nights and mornings.
This itinerary can be changed and extended to include the Addo National Park.
Pillion pricing is not included.
The trip can be tailored according to the amount of dirt and tar, 50-50 or 70-30 or 30/70, depending on rider skill and the group size.
The driver's licence needs to be on the rider at all times when on the road in South Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 80% of the tour price.
|The group size and price|
|1 To 8||USD 25000 Per Group|
This is a group tour
|Private Tour Price||USD 49000|
|Maximum no. of people||10|