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3 Days Western Cape Guided Motorcycle Tour in South Africa

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Thrilling Motorcycle Tour in South Africa

This is a wonderful three-day tour perfect for your long weekend, or as an add-on to your on-going South Africa vacation. Explore the Western Cape's beautiful coastal roads, winding mountain passes and stunning nature on the fantastic Royal Enfield motorcycle. What's a better way to discover this wonderful country that on a vintage-style motorcycle!

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 400 kilometers / 249 miles
  • Daily rides: 80 - 220 kilometers / 50 - 137 miles
  • Riding gear: not provided: helmet, motorcycle pants, riding jacket and shoes, gloves; available for rent: jacket, gloves, saddle bags
  • Meals: breakfast

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Cape Town
  • Visit towns like Strand, Gordons Bay, Rooi Els
  • Ride on breathtaking coastal roads and winding mountain passes
  • Opportunity to visit the local vineyards in Franschhoek
  • Ride along the world famous Chapman's Peak drive
  • Motorcycle with petrol, service of tour guide
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Afrikaans, German
Group size: Minimum of 3 participants
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Accommodation

You will stay in a twin room. Single rooms are available, please send an inquiry for more information regarding this option.

Program

Day 1: Cape Town to Hermanus (140 kilometers / 87 miles)

You start the day with a coffee at the RETZA Café, receiving your motorbike for the tour. The ride begins as a leisurely trip along the beautiful coastline, passing the seaside towns Strand and Gordons Bay, before riding along the winding coastal road Clearance Drive towards Rooi Els with magnificent views of the ocean to your right, and the stunning Hottentots Hollands mountains to your left.

You will reach Hermanus in the afternoon, where you will have time to take a walk around the picturesque town. Hermanus is famous for whale watching. Explore the waterfront, have a glass of wine while watching for these magnificent beasts, or head down to chill on the beach. If you like the thrill of adventure, you can book a shark cage diving trip for the next morning in Gaansbai before heading to Franschhoek.

Day 2: Hermanus to Franschhoek (110 kilometers / 68 miles)

The second day’s ride starts with a ride back via the Hemel en Aarde Pass and towards the Cape’s largest dam, Theewaterskloof. From here, you will take a turn to join the breath-taking Franschhoek pass, weaving your way down to Franschhoek, the base of the French Huguenots settlement in South Africa, and the heart of wine country. Take a relaxing stroll to explore the beautiful town of Franschhoek, visit the wineries and sample the tasty wines. You can also explore the French museum and other historical sights before ending the day with a French-inspired dinner.

Day 3: Franschhoek to Cape Town (140 kilometers / 87 miles)

Today, you make your way back to Cape Town. You will ride along the wine route via the Helshoogte Road and the Durbanville Hills towards Melkbosstrand, the western coast of Cape Town. Riding along the beautiful and famous Blouberg Strand with the best views of the table mountain, you will end the day at our RETZA base in Woodstock.

OPTIONAL (150 kilometers / 93 miles): If you are up for a longer but beautiful ride, you can leave early in the morning to make your way via Stellenbosch down to Muizenberg and to ride along the beautiful Cape Peninsula, passing the navy towns Fish Hoek and Nord Hoek, to cross over the peninsula to ride along the famous Chapmans Peak back into Cape Town city.

Skill level(s) required for this tour: beginner, intermediate, advanced

Beginner:

  • can ride for 2-3 hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Riding a motorcycle in South Africa

To ride a motorcycle in South Africa, you should have all the necessary travel documents and bike drivers license which is valid in South Africa. You must be over the age of 18 years old and have at least a year’s riding experience. If you have any question about this, please send your inquiry to RETZA - Enfield Tours South Africa.

Location

This tour takes place in South Africa. Starting from Cape Town, you will head for Hermanus, Franschhoek, then back to Cape Town.

The meeting point is RETZA Café. The address is 9 Factory Road, Woodstock, Cape Town 7925. It is just a 5-10 minute drive away from the city center. The quickest is to take an UBER (it's safe!) which should cost you around 50 ZAR from the city center.

RETZA - Enfield Tours South Africa is also happy to arrange a personal car pickup or drop off for you with an extra cost. Just drop them a message and let them know your arrival details.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

While you're in South Africa, enhance your holiday experience by taking part in various optional activities such as:

  • Shark cage diving
  • Guided wine tasting
  • Winetram
  • Cape Point Entry
  • Boulders Beach Entry
  • Sandboarding at Dunes Cape Town

What's included

  • Motorcycle rental for all days and petrol
  • 2 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast
  • Certified tour guide for all days and lead rider
  • Inclusions to attractions: Chapman's Peak, Cape Point entry

What's not included

  • Experiences not mentioned in the tour, or mentioned as optional
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Motorcycle gear
  • Visa and flight tickets
  • Airport pick up and drop off: 250 ZAR per trip, per person
  • 3000 ZAR refundable security deposit

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.
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Tour information

For tours with less than three riders, different costs will apply. Pillions may join the tour. Please inquire about the rate.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

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