Magical Garden Route Tour

  Tour duration – 14 days (13 nights) & 12 days motorbike rental

Rating: Easy paved roads only

Your Magical Garden Route Tour starts and ends in Cape Town. The Mother City wraps an African welcome up in a cosmopolitan vibe and colonial ambience that might, for a moment, make you forget that you’re in Africa. Then there’s the sheer natural beauty of the Western Cape. This Garden Route tour offers the perfect mix of motorbike ride and vacation. We’ve fine-tuned the days so that you get the best of both worlds as you explore South Africa’s coastline and get to know all about the country’s glorious cultural and natural diversity.

We’ve set aside a few days to explore Cape Town and its surroundings. It’s a truly cosmopolitan city that will delight and surprise you with its range of sights, sounds and experiences. From Table Mountain we travel to the southern tip of Africa, L ‘Agulhas, via Hermanus, the South African whale watchers’ Mecca. Going east, we explore the Garden Route, crossing the Bloukrans Bridge, which has the highest commercial bungee jump operation in the world – a drop of 216 metres! Leaving the Garden Route, we arrive in Port Elizabeth, the major city of the Eastern Cape province, first home of the British settlers who arrived in 1820. There’s an optional game drive in the Addo National Elephant Park, giving you a chance to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo, after which we ride inland to Graaff-Reinet in the vast, semi-arid Great Karoo. The next stop is Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world. Here we learn more about these big birds and explore the world-renowned Cango Caves and Little Karoo. Then to the winelands via Route 62, stopping briefly at Ronnie’s Sex Shop (so-called – it sells plenty of beer, but no sex) and along the northern slopes of the Langeberg Mountain Range to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second-oldest town. Route 62 is said to be the longest wine route in the world.

Our Magical Garden Route Experience covers some of the best routes in South Africa, in just 14 days. The thrill is immediate, but you’re left with a lifetime of memories to share.

  2017 Price

Rider only R 54 000.00  |  Pillion only R 20 900.00

  2017 Departures

07 October 2017

  2018 Price

Rider only R 57 400.00  |  Pillion only R 22 800.00

  2018 Departures

11 March 2018 | 07 October 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 (www.satsa.co.za) and insured with Safari and Tourism Insurance Brokers (www.satib.co.za).

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

  Itinerary:

Day 1 – Meet in Cape Town
Day 2 – Explore Cape Town city and surrounds
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 – Traverse the Karoo region to Graaff-Reinet
Day 9 – Ride to Oudtshoorn through the Little Karoo
Day 10 – Ride to Robertson via Route 62
Day 11 – Ride to Franschhoek via Breede River wine region
Day 12 – Explore the Cape Winelands
Day 13 – Explore the Cape Peninsula route
Day 14 – Leave for home

  Summary:

  • Tour days – 14
  • Riding days – 11
  • Rest days – 1
  • Mileage – 3450 km
  • Accommodation – 13 nights (3 and 4 star)
  • Meals – Breakfast x 13 and dinners x 5
  • Motorcycles – BMW GS range or Harley Davidson
  • Group size – 6