Motorbike Cape to Addo
This Motorbike Cape to Addo tour starts in the exciting Mother City, where you get to explore the diverse city on your own terms. See the spectacular Kirstenbosch Gardens, kick back on Camps Bay beach, or see the big city life with its attractions. Depart for the Cape Winelands and get in touch with the cheese and wine connoisseur within you. The next leg of the journey will see you on Route 62 – a route of magnificent landscapes and thrilling mountain passes – visiting Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital of the World, then onto the country’s third largest national park, the Addo Elephant National Park. Here wind down to the bush way of life and make the most of wildlife viewing opportunities, including the waterhole lookout point and underground hide.
As the second half of the journey begins, motorbike your way through the Garden Route and onto Tsitsikamma and Knysna, appreciating the splendid beauty this area has to offer, such as the Tsitsikamma Forest, Knysna Lagoon and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Next make your way to Swellendam, a small historical town set at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, offering historical and cultural highlights such as the Drostdy Museum. The seaside town of Hermanus awaits as your next destination, providing top-of-the-range whale-watching opportunities in the July to November months. Finally head back to Cape Town along the breathtaking scenic coastal roads and enjoy the last night of your 13-day motorbike adventure in the green city.
- Comprehensive travel insurance is recommended
- Rate based on minimum 2 guests travelling; single rates on request
- Arrival and Departure Transfers from Cape Town International Airport to city-based hotel
- German/Dutch/French Guide assistance on the arrival transfer only
- Accommodation in room types and meal basis as indicated only
- Motor Cycle Hotel Delivery DAY 2 and Collection DAY 13
- 11 Days F700GS Motorbike Rental (with option to upgrade to R1200GS Trophy) on Super Cover Insurance basis
- Rhino Ride Donation
- Panniers – please note rates separately
- All Park Fees / entrance fees to sightseeing venues
- All optional extras for hire e.g: Helmet, Jacket & Gloves, 2- Bike / Luggage Trailer, Garmin Zumo GPS etc. (please advise should you require rates for optional extras)
- All services not listed as included
SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF ALL SERVICES AT THE TIME OF THE BOOKING
Day One & Day Two
Upon arrival in Cape Town, the ‘Mother City’, you will be met by a guide and transferred to your hotel. Check in and enjoy the first two days at leisure, exploring the beautiful Cape. Perched between the ocean and an imposing Table Mountain, Cape Town offers natural beauty coupled with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities on offer – from the vibrant V&A Waterfront, to the beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, to the award-winning wine farms in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (internationally acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world) – and SO MUCH MORE! You will never be bored in Cape Town; time spent here will never be forgotten. Overnight 2 nights at the Premier Hotel Cape Manor in a Standard Room. Motorbike delivered on Day 2 to hotel. [B]
After breakfast at your hotel, depart for the Cape Winelands, an area filled with rolling hills, fertile valleys, Cape Dutch homesteads, grand heritage with historical charm, culture, sumptuous restaurants, breathtaking scenery and award-winning wines. Overnight at Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge in a Standard Guest Room. [B]
Depart for the Ostrich Capital of the World: Oudtshoorn. Suggest to travel the scenic Route 62 (also known as the Mountain Route), that offers a scenic journey of ever-changing colours of majestic mountains, scenic passes, towering cliffs, crystal-clear streams and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora. This route will take you along the longest wine route in the Western Cape and most likely the whole world! Overnight at Montana Guest Farm in an Aloe / Pepper Suite room. [B]
Depart Oudtshoorn for the Eastern Cape. Staying on Route 62, we continue towards the Eastern Cape, an interesting place where some of the country’s most powerful political figures, like Steve Biko and Nelson Mandela, were born. Enjoy an easy ride through straight roads and short passes, until we reach Willomore. Overnight at The Willow Historical Guesthouse in a Standard Room. [B]
Day Six & Day Seven
Depart Willomore for the Addo Elephant National Park. Departing Willomore, there are a number of routings to take to Addo National Park, all scenic and easy riding. Addo Elephant Park, set in the Sundays River Valley and Zuurberg Mountain Range just 72km from Port Elizabeth, is the third largest national park in South Africa and home to more than 550 elephants as well as lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard and more. The biodiverse area boasts prolific birdlife (more than 450 species spotted) and is a paradise for nature lovers. The range of accommodation available in the park stretches from camping and caravan sites to chalets and cabins to luxury guesthouses. The main Addo Elephant Camp has chalet accommodation and plenty of activities, including for children, in the close surrounds. The waterhole lookout point is floodlit at night and the underground hide offers plenty of opportunity for close-up wildlife encounters. There is a swimming pool, picnic and barbeque area as well as a shop for basic supplies and curios. The à la carte restaurant on site caters for all meals. Overnight 2 nights at Addo Main Rest Camp in a Standard Cottage.
Departing Addo, we head down the Garden Route onto Tsitsikamma. Leaving Addo, we journey along the scenic Garden Route onto Tsitsikamma – a Khoi word meaning ‘place of abundant or sparkling water’ – a place bordered on the north by the majestic Tsitsikamma Mountains and in the south by the Indian Ocean, absolutely breathtaking in its natural beauty with an 80km stretch of coastline and Tsitsikamma forest – an area of meandering streams, rivers, gushing waterfalls, crystal-clear pools and protected indigenous forests that bear ancient trees like yellowwood, hard pear, stinkwood, and ironwood, fynbos covered landscape and the appearance of entrancing animals and birds, like the shy Knysna loerie. Overnight at Andelomi in a Twin/Double Room. [B]
Departing Tsitsikamma, continue along the Garden Route onto Knysna. Knysna is one of the Garden Route’s most popular towns, situated on the breathtakingly pretty lagoon (a protected marine reserve) and famous for its oyster festival, warm people and the most magnificent views from the Knysna Heads situated at the Featherbed Nature Reserve. A natural paradise of lush, indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches. Situated in the enchanting coastal town of Knysna on the Western Cape’s world-acclaimed Garden Route. We offer affordable Knysna accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis to all travellers, be they holidaymakers, business folk, honeymooners, golfers, families or tour groups. Our 14 en-suite rooms are individually styled and beautifully decorated with a distinct African touch. Overnight at Bamboo Guest House in a Standard Room. [B]
Depart Knysna and continue onto Swellendam. Continue onto the town of Swellendam, a small historical town established in 1745 at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. Visit its historical and cultural Drostdy Museum, which served as seat of the Magistrate for 100 years until 1846. The 4 Star Swellendam Country Lodge offers quality accommodation in four luxurious en-suite rooms and two standard rooms, more suitable for shorter stays. A fantastic base from which to explore this historical town, set 2.5 hours drive from Cape Town and on the borders of the Garden Route and Route 62. The rooms, each with a private verandah, are set in large gardens complete with shade trees and a sparkling swimming pool. Guests will enjoy a hearty breakfast on the verandah or indoors in colder months while the adjacent restaurants serve a delicious lunch and dinner. Close by are the Bontebok National Park and Marloth Nature Reserve, perfect for hiking, horseriding and birdwatching. Swellendam is well worth exploring with its historical buildings, shops and famous open-air Drostdy Museum. There is a golf course close to the lodge and day trips can be arranged to attractions further afield. Overnight at Swellendam Country Lodge in a Standard Room (Rooms 1 & 2). [B]
Depart Swellendam and continue onto Hermanus.A popular seaside destination offering white sandy beaches, spectacular viewing points, world-class wine estates and known for offering the best land-based whale watching in the country from July-November each year. Enjoy personal service at this owner-run establishment in the quaint town of Hermanus. Come and explore our town centre, restaurants, cliff paths and sea, all just a short walk away. Overnight at The Potting Shed Guest House in a Standard Room. [B]
Depart Hermanus for Cape Town. Before departing, why not visit the Hermanus harbour for an eco-experience boat trip (July-November) where you will be able to view whales and dolphins up close. Overnight at the Premier Hotel Cape Manor in a Standard Room. [B]
10h00 Collection of Motorcycle Rental. Transfer with driver only from your city-based hotel to Cape Town International Airport.