Dreaming about a motorbike tour from one ocean to another?
Where else in the world can you do that except in South Africa. Ride on tarred roads from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean through a magnificent landscape.
See mountain passes, vineyards, semi-deserts and wildlife reserves.
Search for rhino’s, Cape buffalo’s, elephants, lions and giraffes whilst meeting the friendly South African people.
The published price includes rental cost for a BMW GS 700 motorbike,underneath you will find the full price range.
Motorbike type Price
BMW GS 700 USD 5,495
BMW GS 1200 USD 6,095
PASSENGER USD 3,855
Single room surcharge USD 408
Our representative will meet you at Cape Town Airport and transfer you to your Fairtrade in Tourism certified guest house. We provide you with a ticket for the hop on/hop off city bus, the perfect way to discover the most beautiful city of Africa. You can admire the view from the top of Table Mountain while enjoying a cold beer at one of the seafront cafes at the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. You can choose where to spend your time, since your ticket is a day ticket. In the evening you will enjoy dinner at a nice restaurant.
Today will be your first day on your motorbike. You will ride along beautiful quiet roads so you can get used to your motorcycle – and, if necessary get used to driving on the left side. After leaving town our first stop is at the magnificent viewpoint of Chapman’s Peak. Where you will be able see the Twelve Apostles, or are they hiding behind their ‘beards’ (clouds)? When standing at Cape of Good Hope you stand on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and – almost! – Africa’s southernmost tip. A spectacular coastal road leads to Boulders Beach. Here you can walk among penguins before returning to Cape Town. Dinner will be on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront.
After breakfast you will ride the spectacular curving Whale route through Gordon’s Bay, Rooi-Els and Betties Bay to Hermanus. If you are lucky you can spot whales during lunch! They can be spotted from the shore between July and November. You will continue your ride over long empty roads between grain fields and on to the real southernmost point of Africa: Cape Agulhas. Here you are actually on the border between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans! You sleep in either of the old fishing villages Arniston or Agulhas.
The Overberg area is a completely different landscape,with its semi-desert of the Karoo. Here you will drive through the famous Route 62, Africa’s answer to Route 66. This was once the road traders and pioneers took. The road is surrounded by beautiful red, yellow and gray coloured mountain ranges which rise before your eyes out of the spectacular Karoo landscape. You will also spot a few ‘Padstallen’ a kind of roadhouses. Your first stop will be at the most famous one, Ronnie’s Sex Shop. They sell other things then you might think right now. Finally we reach Oudtshoorn, a vibrant university town with a lot of restaurants – and ostriches of course.
Today you will leave the motorbike at the lodge and use 4 wheels for the day tour. You will first visit an ostrich farm where you can see what goes into rearing the world’s largest bird. Further north of Oudtshoorn are the imposing Swartberg Mountains. At the bottom you will find Kobus se Gat. With a name like that (‘Kobus’s Hole’) you will have to have lunch here. You will also visit the Cango Caves, Africa’s largest caves, filled with stalagmites and stalactites. And did we already mention Oudtshoorn has a lot of restaurants, pubs and outdoor cafes?
After breakfast you will ride back to the coast over another spectacular mountain pass, Robinsons pass. Past the busy town of George you will turn on the Garden Route which is a spectacular coastal route. The mixture of forests, hills, small towns and open areas gives the coast a green, garden like character. On a picturesque lagoon the oyster capital of South Africa is situated Knysna. You will be stay here two nights.
Today you will have a full day of leisure, Knysna is the perfect place to take it easy. If you want to be a bit more active you can take a boat cruise on the beautiful Knysna Lagoon. You can go to the Heads, the spectacular rocks that protect the entrance to the lagoon from the sometimes fierce Ocean. Here you find a host of fish restaurants. As you will at many places along the lagoon. Or rent a kayak and make your own cruise on the water.
- Rent a Kayak
- Boat Cruise
- Whale Watching
You will have an early morning as its a long riding day along the Garden Route. At Tsitsikamma you will ride between long stretches of the endemic forest seeing fynbos,deep river gorges that are crossed by high bridges. Once you arrive in Port Elizabeth you will drive inland and ride to Addo Elephant Park. This grassy out land is home to the Elephants, Zebra, Kudus, Elands and of course Lions. You will do a game drive in an open safari vehicle which is great for photographers.
- Bungee Jumping at Bloukrans Bridge
- Hiking Trails
- Marine Eco Tours
After your morning game drive and breakfast you will ride along a broad, empty roads through one of the driest parts of the Karoo. Just now and then we encounter another vehicle or a small town. Your overnight stop is not for nothing named appropriately ‘De Rust’ (‘the quietness’).
The immense emptiness of the Karoo will impress you! You keep seeing new mountain ranges on the horizon. At last you reach Inverdoorn private game reserve. This afternoon and tomorrow morning you will go for game drives on this 10 000-hectare game reserve, looking for wild Free-roaming animals such as giraffes, hippos, zebras and the Big 5 the reserve also manages a cheetah rescue and rehabilitation center, which has successfully released two cheetahs to roam free in the main part of the reserve. A private game reserve is not a zoo: a game drive takes hours in an immense area. You have to search for the animals without guarantees of seeing them! In the evening, sitting on the veranda, you can hear the sounds of the bush. A unique experience!
Rise and shine! time to enjoy another morning game drive. Today you will be making your way through the beautiful road to Ceres,which is known as the fruit-center of South Africa. Enjoy the scenic Gydo Pass road which will take you to the orchards of the Koue Bokkeveld. Little by little you leave the mountains behind you. At the end of the day you have returned to the Atlantic Ocean. At a lodge which is situated at Eland’s Bay and famous for its outside seafood dinner – if you manage to eat all of it we will have to carry you back to your room, because there is no way you can walk after eating so much…
You will ride the road which parallels the coastline, now and then you will pass through fishing villages with resounding names like Dwarskersbos, Rhedelinghuis en Porterville. Finally making your way to the famous Wine route to Stellenbosch. The historical town center is full of old houses from the early Dutch and French pioneers. And yes, you can go for a wine tasting!
- Art & Wine Tasting Tour
- Stellenbosch Cycling Tour
- Wine Tasting
You can take a nice day off to let all the impressions of the tour sink in. You can do a few wine farm tours, enjoy a huge lunch – or use the day to ride your last day in South Africa on a motorbike. The winelands are surrounded by impressive mountains with lots of curvy mountain roads. Enjoy for instance the Helshoogte and Franschhoek mountain passes. Or would you rather go cage-diving with Great White Sharks? That is also possible today (full day excursion).
- Wine Farm Tour
- Wine Pairing
Too soon the time has come to say goodbye! Depending on your departure time you can make your way to the airport. Would you like to book an add-on in Cape Town? We can arrange it all. Robben Island or shark cage diving – Cape Town awaits you. Whichever option you choose, one thing is for sure: this is a motorcycle tour you’ll remember for the rest of your life!