9 Days - Cape & Karoo Bike Tour
Riding the Cape. From Cape Town along the Southern Coast to Cape Agulhas. On to Barrydale and Ronnie's Sex Shop in the Little Karoo, crossing the Anysberg to reach Matjiesfontein. Next into the Tankwaa Karoo, driving gravel and quoncering Ouberg Pass, Gannaga Pass and the plains of the Tankwa before reaching the Cederberg. Bizarre rock formations guide us into the Cape Winlands and towards Cape Town and to the Cape of Good Hope.
Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town
Wamukelekile! Welcome! in Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town Airport, our tour guide will be waiting for you. A short ride in an air-conditioned minibus brings us to Somerset West to get the "paperwork for the motorbikes" and equipment such as helmets, boots, jackets, etc. (equipment needs to be ordered in advance) done.
|Vredenburg Manor House|
Day 2: Cape Agulhas
Let's get going! We collect the bikes and drive from Somerset West along a stunning coastal road to Hermanus. Lunch break at the old port. On via backroads, most of it gravel, to Cape Agulhas, the southern most tip of Africa.
|Breakfast||South Point B&B|
Day 3: Little Karro & Matjiesfontein
From Cape Agulhas it goes straight through the Overberg - the "granary" of South Africa into the Little Karoo. A couple of great mountain passes, Ronnie's sex shop, which is a bar in nowhere, and wild landscapes.
Matjiesfontein is not a city, not even a village! It is basically an old railway station, a journey back in time and a pearl surrounded by semi-desert. The whitewashed Victorian houses and the colonial hotel, known as Lord Milner, line the only street next to the railway line. There is a great bar, a "city tour" in a double-decker bus and a transport museum.
"It is strange and very attractive to me, this mixture of civilization and the wildest untamed freedom, the barren mountains, the wild Karroo and the train."- Olive Schreiner, March 25, 1890
|Breakfast||Lord Milner Hotel|
Day 4: Ouberg Pass
From Matijesfontein the journey continues to the Ouberg Pass, which is one of the steepest mountain passes in South Africa with a gradient of 1: 3.6 from 778m to 1401m above sea level. After this adventurous drive up the Roggeveld Plateau, we continue to Middelpos and to the top of Ganagga Pass.
|Breakfast, Dinner||Gannaga Lodge|
Day 5: Gannaga Pass and Tankwa Karoo
Today's stage is driven exclusively on gravel roads. First it goes down the beautiful Gannaga Pass (1: 8) into the Tankwa National Park and then across the Tankwa Karoo to get to the Doring River. The river bed, which is usually dry at this time of year, consists of sand and stones. We continue along the Biedouw Valley, up the Hoek Se Berg Pass (1: 7) and via the Pakhuis Pass to Clanwilliam.
|Breakfast||Yellow Aloe Guesthouse|
Day 6: Cederberg
Onwards on gravel roads to Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass deep into the Cederberge Wilderness Reserve. We leave the Cederberg shortly before Op-Die Berg. The Gydo Pass offers a great view of the fruit and wine growing area of Ceres. The narrow and winding Bains Kloof Pass is a breathtaking mountain pass that connects the Breede River Valley with the Cape Wine Country.
Day 7: Cape Town
Off to the most beautiful city in the world - Cape Town. Up to Signal Hill with a breathtaking view of Cape Town, Table Mountain and Table Bay with Robben Island. Then along the stunning coastal road from Camps Bay to Hout Bay and via Chapman's Peak Drive to Noordhoek. Next Cape of Good Hope and Simon's Town and finally back to Somerset West via the coastal road along False Bay.
|Breakfast||Vredenburg Manor House|
Day 8: Return of Motorbikes - Visiting Cape Town
We return the motorbikes after breakfast. A short trip in the our tourbus brings us to Cape Town, also affectionately known as “Mother City”. Cape Town is a mixture of a lively metropolis and a natural spectacle, a meeting of people of all ethnic groups and colors, a long history and modern infrastructure.
First up Table Mountain. The gondola, which turns 360 degrees, quickly brings us to the Table Mountain plateau, which is a little over 1000 meters high. A circular route offers breathtaking views of the city, Table Bay with Robben Island, the west coast stretching to the north, and the Cape Wine Country to the east. To the south, the Twelve Apostles mountain range stands high above the chic suburb of Camps Bay and on particularly clear days you can even see the Cape of Good Hope, 70 km away.
We continue to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront - or V&A Waterfront for short. The old port of Cape Town, which uniquely combines its long history, historical buildings, the fishing port and cruise terminal with an elegant shopping center and countless restaurants as well as various art exhibitions. Here you have time to stretch your legs, have something to eat or just marvel at the hustle and bustle in the harbor with Table Mountain as a backdrop.
|Breakfast||Olaf's Guest House|
Day 9: Depart Cape Town
A visit to the Cape Town Castle and Company Gardens (depending on the flight booked) and after that with the tourbus to the airport, An enjoyable end to an enjoyable journey. Enya and her team wishes you a safe journey home and thanks you for visiting Africa with us.
Hamba kakule! Goodbye to Africa.
Motorbike Tours, Tankwa Karoo, Adventure Biking
This tour is "Private" or "Small Group".
- US$ 1990 for one (1) person per motorbike / single room
- US$ 1475 per person with two (2) people per motorbike in double double room
- Guided by Enya - Enya's Travel Adventures
- False Bay Coastal Road
- Cape Agulhas
- Little Karoo & Ronnie's Sex Shop
- Ouberg Pass
- Gannaga Pass
- Tankwa Karoo
- Bains Kloof Pass
- Cape Wineland
- Cape Town
- Signal Hill
- Chapman's Peak Drive
- Cape Of Good Hope
- Penguins in Simons Town
- Table Mountain
- V&A Waterfront
- Cape Town Castle