From only $3,314.13 per person
The Garden Route is famous for its magnificent scenic views. As most of the route follows a coastal road between the Indian Ocean, various mountains and seaside towns, enjoy stunning views of the sea and majestic mountains. the best of the best that South Africa has to offer.
|Arrive in South Africa- Stay over in Johannesburg|
|Johannesburg to Clarens|
|Clarens- Lesotho- Clarens|
|Clarens to Underberg|
|Underberg to East London|
|East London to Addo Elephant National Park|
|Addo Elephant to Knysna|
|Knysna Leisure Day|
|Knysna to Oudtshoorn|
|Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas to Hermanus|
|Hermanus to Cape Point to Cape Town|
End of Tour- Transfer to Airport
Day 1: Johannesburg to Clarens ( 350 km )
This just over 300 km’s ride will be worth every second.
The small town of Clarens is situated at the foothills of its attractive feature, the Maluti Mountains. It offers beautiful natural surroundings, such as another of its famous mountains, the Rooiberge. Pristine dams, rivers and streams that are ideal for fly fishing and the best Trout fishing spots in South Africa and great grade 3 and 4 water rapids when white water river rafting in the Ash River.
Although the town is over 100 year’s old as it was established in 1912 it’s heritage scene of one of its first inhabitants, Khoisan Hunter-gatherers shown on the town’s rock art is estimated to be over 2000 years old. And the town’s Dinosaur tour is also proof of prehistoric life in the town billions of years ago.
Some of the attractions in Clarens include the following:
- The Art and Wine Gallery covering 439 square meters with beautiful mountain views. Gallery has an exquisite collection of art by well-known artists.
- The Basotho Cultural Village which nestles at the foot of huge sandstone mountains will give you a deeper insight into the lifestyle of the South Sotho from the 16th century to the picturesque present.
- Mount Everest Game Reserve gives you access to see rhino, waterbuck and mounting zebra. The Golden Gate national park is also a mere 20km’s from Clarens which is a must see.
- Clarens Brewery is must stop over, there is a free tasting of kraft beer and ciders and once you settle
on your favourite, you can relax with a draught and enjoy the rest of your evening.
Day 2: Clarens- Lesotho- Clarens ( 420 km )
Start your day with breakfast at 278 on Main Restaurant which has built a reputation for serving the best breakfast in Clarens.
Like the dramatic Sani Pass, the steep Moteng Pass also lies in Lesotho, accessed along the R711 from Fouriesburg in the Free State, via the border at Caledonspoort.
It lies in the Maluti Mountains at a height of 2820 metres above sea level, a steep tarred pass that is one of two passes, connecting the town of Butha-Buthe with the diamond mining town of Mokhotlong (the other pass is Mahlasela Pass).
What makes it so spectacular, and differentiates it from the subsequent two passes on the same road, is the extent of the ascent. The pass climbs continuously for almost 25 km, gaining 1113 metres in the process.
The mountains offer many other activities from hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing and there are many 4×4 trails to keep your adrenalin going. There is also the famous pony and horse riding trails through the mountains.
For the more adventurous, there is para-gliding, hang-gliding which will allow you the opportunity of the magnificent views of this spectacular area that has breath taking views
On your safe return to Clarens, you may enjoy plenty of other attractions at your own leisure time, before you settle for another luxurious night.
Day 3: Clarins to Underberg ( 440 km )
This 5hr’s ride will take us to the foothills of the mighty uKhahlamba-Drakensberg, a World Heritage Site, is a typical rural farm town where dusty roads, pristine mountain streams and enormous sandstone backdrops have sculpted the rustic haven that is Underberg. Travellers from afar use the town, founded in 1886, and its surrounds as a convenient base from which to explore the Sani Saunter. This is a tourism region demarcated by Loteni in the north and Bushman’s Nek in the south and includes Underberg’s cosy neighbour, Himeville, 5km down the road.
Reichenau Mission- If you love old churches this is a “must-see”
We visit the 104ha Himeville Nature Reserve and the Swamp Nature Reserve near Pevensey where endemic wildlife and bird species may be seen. Add to this the trout-fishing allure of the 1159ha Vergelegen Reserve for a well-rounded wildlife option before settling for the night’s rest.
Day 4: Underberg to East London ( 540 km )
The beautiful coastal ride will take us 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 city lies on the Indian Ocean coast, largely between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River, and hosts the country’s only river port.
One of South Africa’s Blue Flag beaches, Gonubie Beach is one of the best secrets of the Sunshine Coast. Access to this beach is along a raised boardwalk leading down to a beautiful tidal pool. The boardwalk is a fantastic lookout spot for watching dolphins and whales as well as surfers and windsurfers.
The Lion Park
Get up close and personal to predators including white lions and two Bengal tigers!
The East London Aquarium is the oldest aquarium in South Africa. It was opened in 1931 and strives to offer unique displays and play an active role in conserving the coastline and estuaries in the East London region.
Day 5: East London to Addo Elephant National Park ( 400 km )
We take a ride to the biggest and oldest park, the Addo National Elephant Park, this 360 000 hectare park situated just 200 kilometres from East London, is home to some 450 elephants, lion, leopard, black rhino, cape buffalo, and a variety of antelope
Five main attractions/things to experience:
- Lion (found mostly in the southern section of the park)
- Herds of elephants at Hapoor dam
- The Interpretive Centre at the main camp
- The picturesque Zuurberg Mountain
- The rolling sand dunes of the Woody Cape section
.Opening onto beautiful rose or indigenous gardens, alive with the calling of birds, Accommodation at one of the luxurious Hotels are as seeped in luxury as they are in comfort.
Addo Elephant National Park
Day 6: Addo Elephant National Park to Knysna ( 200 km )
Our next trip to Knysna, located along South Africa’s famed Garden Route in the Western Cape province. The town is famous for its oyster festival, warm people and the most magnificent views from Leisure Isle to the Knysna Heads. A visit to Knysna is a sublime blend of adventure and relaxation.
Knysna Lagoon, arguably The Garden Route’s most beautiful lagoon estuary. Cycling at a leisurely pace, we make our way by the vibrant shops & cafes of the Waterfront, taking in the gentle roll of the yachts in the harbour.
Cycle through the Waterfront with its many art galleries and eateries. After a short stop, we continue and ride along the banks of the Lagoon to the Heads where we can look down on the narrow stretch of water that has been the nemesis of many ships in the past before we settle for this evening rest.
Tsitsikamma Suspension Bridge – Knysna
Day 7: Knysna Leisure Day
Venture a little out of the town and head north to reach the Garden Route National Park which takes in the beautiful scenery of the Wilderness region, a suspension bridge and the gastronomy of the Route.
You don’t necessarily equate the Garden Route with great wines. But a number of top-class wine estates are changing that perception and showing the world that Garden Route grapes make for wonderful wines.
Travelling east from Knysna you can fill a day with wine tasting and delicious eats. Towards Plettenberg Bay and The Crags, you’ll find (in no particular order) Packwood Wine & Country Estate, Luka Wines, Plettenvale Wines, Newstead Lund Family Vineyards and Bramon Wine Estate.
- Wild Oats Community Farmers Market
- Prince Alfred Pass
- Peggy’s African Art
- Knysna Houseboats – Day Charters
We will spend another wonderful night at Knysna.
Day 8: Knysna to Outdshoorn ( 250 km )
We begin our Adventure at Safari Ostrich Farm is an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route, South Africa. It was established as a tourist attraction in 1956 by two good friends: Derek Fisch and Harry Lipschitz – both being 4th generation ostrich farmers. Our main concern is farming with ostriches on an extensive basis for the meat, leather/skins and feathers. Safari Ostrich Farm is, therefore, a commercial ostrich breeding farm with many ostriches, in their different stages of development, to see.
29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo – the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.
We settle for another peaceful evening.
Day 09: Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas/Hermanus ( 450 km )
We ride thru geographic southern tip of the African continent and the beginning of the dividing line between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans-Cape Agulhas.
Whale watching –Hermanus between June and December.
Take advantage of the unique whale watching opportunity aboard the Unathi from Hermanus. Designed specifically to enhance your whale watching enjoyment. Sail on this spacious 36-seater, 15m (49ft.) catamaran with retractable windows for comfort. Come as close as 50m(164ft.) to these magnificent mammals. Watch as they approach, dive or carry on with their mating activities. Get a bird’s eye view from the top deck, which is ideal for picture taking.
The Whale House Museum.
Spend an exceptional Afternoon exploring the boutique wine producers of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Known 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.
Hermanus Country Market.
Yet another night at one of South Africa’s amazing destinations.
Day 10: Hermanus to Cape Point to Cape Town ( 270 km )
Sadly, this is the end of this fantastic Adventure, we hope to see you soon!
End of Tour
Unfortunately, your tour of South Africa has come to an end. Transfers will be arranged to the Cape Town International Airport.
Dates: See our Calendar for available tour dates.
Prices are per person sharing. If you require your own private room please add a single supplement.
Should you be bringing a pillion/passenger please add pillion price to the base price.
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Bike (Base Price)
All guided tours must have a minimum of three motorcycles on the tour.
Guided motorcycle tours include petrol.
Should you wish to extend or design a tour, please contact us with your request and we will get back to you.
The Price includes:
- Accommodation is subject to change subject to availability but will be replaced with similar accommodation (4 *)
- All Accommodation includes breakfast and dinner
- All prices are quoted in Rands
- Prices quoted are valid until 30 November 2018
- A security deposit of $1,235.69 on each BMW motorcycle is payable on pick up of the motorcycle and is refunded upon return of the motorcycle
- The riders must have a valid motorcycle licence containing their photograph and signature and must be printed or authenticated in English
- All fuel and unlimited mileage is included on guided tours
- Top boxes and panniers are included in the price
- Should anyone require accessories such as helmets and jackets this is also included in the price
- The price of the guide and the backup vehicle is based on a minimum of 3 persons/motorcycles, should there be less than 3 persons/motorcycles it will be adjusted accordingly
This Price does not include:
- Visas and cross border fees
- International and local flights
- Items of a personal nature
- All items not mentioned in “Price includes”
- All meals other than those specified in “Price includes”
- All Entrance fees other than those specified in “Price includes”