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Self-guided Garden Route Adventure


Highlights

  • Clarens – a beautiful small town also known as the "Jewel of the Eastern Free State"
  • Golden Gate national park famous for the beauty of its landscape
  • At Mount Everest Game Reserve 1000 hectare,game farm
  • A spectacular ride on the dramatic Sani Pass and Moteng Pass
  • Underberg – a lovely rural farm town in KwaZulu-Natal area.
  • The Himeville Nature Reserve and the Swamp Nature Reserve
  • The Addo National Elephant Park - the third largest national park in South Africa
  • Knysna Lagoon -the most beautiful lagoon estuary of the Garden Route
  • The beautiful Garden Route National Park - one of South Africa's glittering gems
  • Cango Caves- the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Heritage or Adventure Tours.
  • Hermanus – a beautiful seatown famous for whale-watching during the southern winter and spring

Prices

Riding a BMW F700 GS
€ 2.195
Riding a BMW F800 GS
€ 2.305
Riding a BMW R1200 GS
€ 2.535
Pillion
€ 1.015
Single Supplement
€ 425

Included Services

  • Motorcycle Rental
  • Accommodation (3-4 star) and breakfasts
  • GPS pre-loaded with route maps and places of interest
  • Side Panniers and Top Box for luggage
  • 24 Hour Back-up support
  • Detailed Guide Book
  • Activity and Accommodation Vouchers
  • Map of South Africa
  • Cross border Papers
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Transfers to and from the Johannesburg International Airport
  • All Taxes

Not Included Services

  • Tour Guide
  • Back up vehicle
  • Petrol and toll fees
  • Visas and cross border fees
  • International and local flights
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Calendar

2018

  • All the year

Tour Details:


Day 1: Johannesburg to Clarens (350 km)

Today is the first day of the journey. Take your bike and ride till the small town of Clarens situated at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains. Here you will enjoy some beautiful natural surroundings, such as another of its famous mountains, the Rooiberge. Some of the attractions in Clarens that shoud’l be missed include the Art and Wine Gallery (439 square meters with amazing mountain views) and the Bashoto Cultural Village which nestles at the foot of huge sandstone mountains. At Mount Everest Game Reserve you’ll have the chance to see rhino, waterbuck and mounting zebra. Don’t miss The Golden Gate national park. This stunning park, located about 20 km from Clarens surely deserves a visit. Stop at Clarens Brewery for a free tasting of kraft beer and ciders.

Day 2: Clarens – Lesotho - Clarens (420 km)

After a tasty breakfast served at the famous 278 on Main Restaurant take your bike and head to the dramatic Sani Pass. Continue your journey with a ride at the steep Moteng Pass in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho at a height of 2820 metres above sea level. This pass connects the town of Butha-Buthe with the diamond mining town of Mokhotlong). What makes it so spectacular is that the pass climbs continuously for almost 25 km, gaining 1113 metres in the process. Here is is also the famous pony and horse riding trails through the mountains. If you want more adventure there is para-gliding, hang-gliding which will allow you the opportunity to admire the spectacular views of this amazing area. On your way back to Clarens you may enjoy plenty of other attractions at your own leisure time. You will spend the night in a luxurious accommodation.

Day 3: Clarens to Underberg (440 km)

Today you leave behind the lovely town of Clarens and head to the foothills of uKhahlamba-Drakensberg. Here you will discover dusty roads, beautiful mountain streams and huge sandstone backdrops that created a lovely rural farm town named Underberg. The town is located in Sani Saunter region, a true paradise for those who love adventure and outdoor holidays. Ride to the Himeville Nature Reserve and the Swamp Nature Reserve near Pevensey where you can see the endemic wildlife and many bird species. You’ll spend the night in Underberg.

Day 4: Underberg to East London (540 km)

After a tasty breakfast take your bike and ride to the city of East London on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. The cityhosts the only river port from the country. Gonubie Beach is one of the best places from the Sunshine Coast. The access to the beach is along a raised boardwalk, from where you can watch dolphins and whales, surfers and windsurfers. The Lion Park is a place that surely deserves a visit. Here you’ll have the chance to see impressive predators like the white lions and two Bengal tigers! As the sun sets, you may end the day with a visit at The East London Aquarium, the oldest aquarium in South Africa.

Day 5: East London to Addo Elephant National Park (400 km)

Today you will have the chance to ride to the biggest and oldest park, the Addo National Elephant Park. Located at 200 kilometres from East London, this amazing park is home to some 450 elephants, lion, leopard, black rhino, cape buffalo, a variety of antelope and lions. The main attraction includes the Interpretive Centre at main camp and the picturesque Zuurberg Mountain. Don’t miss the rolling sand dunes of the Woody Cape section. You will spend the night at one of the luxurious Hotels.

Day 6: Addo Elephant National Park to Knysna (200 km)

This day you will discover Knysna, a lovely town famous for its oyster festival, friendly people and the most stunning views. The town is located along South Africa’s famous Garden Route in the Western Cape province. Be amazed at Knysna Lagoon -the most beautiful lagoon estuary of the Garden Route. Enjoy a pleasant ride through the Waterfront with its many art galleries and eateries and along the banks of the Lagoon to the Heads. From here you can see the narrow stretch of water that has been the nemesis of many ships in the past.

Day 7: Knysna - Knysna

Today you will ride through the beautiful Garden Route National Park. Here you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Wilderness region, an impressive suspension bridge, a delicious gastronomy and great wines. Riding towards Plettenberg Bay and The Crags you’ll find many interesting places such as the Packwood Wine & Country Estate, Luka Wines, Newstead Lund Family Vineyards and Bramon Wine Estate. Enjoy a pleasant ride on Prince Alfred Pass, mountain pass at an elevation of 1.038m above the sea level, located in the Western Cape, in South Africa. Don’t miss the chance to meet Peggy, a very passionate painting artist that tells many tales of Africa people through her colorful and vibrant paintings. You will spend another wonderful night at Knysna.

Day 8: Knysna to Outdshoorn (250 km)

Today you will the day with a visit at Safari Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route. In the present the place is a commercial ostrich breeding farm with many ostriches, in their different stages of development, to see. The next stop is the Cango Caves located, at the head of the amazing Cango Valley, in a limestone ridge parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains. Here you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. You will return to Outdshoorn to spend a pleasant evening and remain overnight.

Day 9: Outdshoorn to Cape Agulhas/Hermanus (450 km)

Today you ride through the southern tip of the African continent and the beginning of the dividing line between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans-Cape Agulhas. Between June and December, you have the chance to admire the whale watching at Hermanus. Go to visit The Whale House Museum. You will spend a great afternoon discovering the boutique wine producers of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, a stunning region famous for its award winning cool climate pinot and chardonnays, this region is a delight to true wine connoisseurs that want to discover the diverse appeal of South African wines. Spend some time walking through Hermanus Country Market, before ending this great day.

Day 10: Hermanus - Cape Town (270 km)

This is the last day of the tour. Once you arrived in Cape Town, a transfer will be arranged to take you at the airport.

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Tour Info
   Countries:
South Africa
   Start Location: Johannesburg
    End Location: Cape Town
   Start Date: 01-01-2018
    End Date: 31-12-2018
   Duration: 10 days
 Total Distance: 3320 km
 Tour Type: Self Guided Tours
 Tour Difficulty: Beginner
Price: 2195 euro

Tour Map: South Africa

Motorcycle Specialist

Mark

I am originally an accountant and an ex motorcycle racer. Motorcycles and nature is my absolute passion and I love sharing it with people. I am a qualified tour guide in South Africa and love sharing the beauty and history of the country with tourists, both local and from abroad. There is no better way of doing this than on two wheels. I am a people person and love meeting new people.

Based in Johannesburg


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