Garden Route Explore

  Tour duration – 11 days (10 nights) and 9 days motorbike rental

Rating: Easy paved roads only

Our Garden Route Explore Motorcycle Tour devotes a day to exploring Cape Town, a city that delights and surprises with its range of sights, sounds and experiences. From Table Mountain we travel to the southern tip of Africa, L ‘Agulhas. We ride via the town of Hermanus, the South African whale watchers’ Mecca. Along the Cape’s southern coast, we explore the mountains and forests of the Garden Route. After a short stay in Knysna and brief stop at the Tsitsikamma coastline, we head for the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth, a major seaport and the biggest city in the Eastern Cape province. We briefly visit the Bloukrans Bridge, which has the highest commercial bungee jump operation in the world – a drop of 216 metres!

There’s an optional safari in the Addo National Elephant Park, your chance to look for the Big Five – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo. Next is Oudtshoorn, centre of the Little Karoo and ostrich capital of the world, where we meet these big birds and explore the world-renowned Cango Caves. Then to the winelands via Route 62, said to be the longest wine route in the world, and along the northern slopes of the Langeberg Mountain Range to Robertson, in the heart of the Breede River Valley. En route we enjoy a brief stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop (so-called – it sells plenty of beer, but no sex).

Our Garden Route Explore Motorcycle Tour covers some of the best routes in South Africa, in just 11 days. The thrill is immediate, but you’re left with a lifetime of memories to share.

Distance to be covered: Total 3430 km, approximately 340 km per day

  2017 Price

Rider only R 44 100.00 | Pillion only R 15 900.00

  2017 Departures

26 November 2017

  2018 Price

Rider only R 47 700.00 | Pillion only R 17 900.00

  2018 Departures

27 January 2018 | 25 November 2018

Important information about the above rates:

  • The rate quoted above is a net ratebased on a minimum of six participants. Swartberg Biking reserves the right to cancel any tour if we have not received bookings for the minimum number of participants.
  • The above rates are subject to change if any unforeseeable price increase or currency exchange rate occurs.
  • The rates quoted above exclude the use of a support vehicle on the above package.

Swartberg Biking Motorcycle Tours is a registered tour operator affiliated with the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association ( and insured with Safari and Tourism Insurance Brokers (

Swartberg Biking is a proud partner in the 2017 Rhino Ride awareness campaign, supporting conservation efforts across Southern Africa.


Day 1 – Meet in Cape Town
Day 2 – Explore the Cape Peninsula route
Day 3 – Ride to Cape Agulhas via Hermanus
Day 4 – Ride to Knysna via Mossel Bay
Day 5 – Rest day in Knysna
Day 6 – Ride to Addo along the Tsitsikamma
Day 7 – Safari in Addo Elephant Park
Day 8 – Ride to Oudtshoorn through the Karoo
Day 9 – Ride to Robertson via Route 62
Day 10 – Ride to Cape Town via the Cape Winelands
Day 11 – Leave for home


  • Tour days – 11
  • Riding days – 8
  • Rest days – 1
  • Mileage – 2400km
  • Accommodation – 10 nights (3 and 4 star)
  • Meals – Breakfast x 10 and dinners x 4
  • Motorcycles – BMW GS range or Harley Davidson
  • Group size – 6