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South Africa Motorcycle Tours

SA-Home1Our fly-ride motorcycle tours to South Africa offer a truly unique experience. And the Cape, where we run our motorcycle tours, offers quite simply the best motorbike riding in South Africa – over 20 spectacular mountain passes within a day’s ride of Cape Town, vast empty beaches, cliff roads, deserts, the winelands - an ever-changing landscape of shapes and colours. And of course there’s Cape Town itself, recently voted the fourth best city in the World to visit.

Because there are so many ways to enjoy the Cape, we offer you a mouth-watering choice of motorbike holidays.

For those of you who like touring as a group, with the benefits of a guide and an instant social circle, we offer seven very different guided motorbike tours in South Africa, on either BMW or Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

And finally, if you are already familiar with South Africa, or want to find out for yourself about the country, then we’ll be happy to arrange just motorcycle hire for you.

Why tour South Africa?

  • Ever changing scenery, contrasting agriculture with rugged mountains and deserts, quite stunning!
  • It’s a LOT safer than you think
  • The colours, both natural and man-made
  • Excellent value for money
  • Undoubtedly some of the best motorbike riding anywhere on the planet on excellent, empty roads!
  • Perfect summer weather during our Northern winter
  • No jet lag and direct overnight flights

Why tour South Africa with H-C Travel?

  • Our experience, we’ve been operating here since 1995
  • Small tour groups, personally prepared self-guided tours and rentals
  • Personally selected, quality accommodation
  • ATOL licensed
  • SATOUR approved specialist staff in the UK
  • Itineraries designed to show you the very best of what South Africa has to offer
  • Rest days included in itineraries to allow you to explore or just relax by the pool
  • Flights, and pre- and post-tour travel can be arranged. All part of our commitment to service.

Custom road tours are available for groups of five or more riders, on request. Please call for further details.

And if you would like to spend more time in South Africa, whether travelling by car, train or motorhome, just relaxing on the beach, or game viewing, we can arrange this for you to coincide with your motorcycle tour/rental.

One of our aims with all of our tours is to change your life in some small but significant way - a big aim, but surprisingly successful. Try it and see!

Our motorcycle tours

All of our tours are offered as guided and self-guided motorcycle tours.SA_-_Our_tours

Our guided motorcycle tours of the Cape provide a spectacular holiday for those of you who enjoy the social aspects of touring and appreciate the benefits of an experienced and knowledgeable local guide, or who are perhaps unfamiliar with overseas touring. Our tours include activities such as game viewing, surfing, swimming in the Indian Ocean, ostrich and crocodile farms and African villages and wine tastings – we want to offer you a holiday to remember. Accommodation is in 2-4* hotels, often with pools.

In designing all of our tours, the philosophy has been to create a motorcycling holiday which will appeal equally to motorcyclists who want to explore, have contact with, and travel through a new country, and those who want the opportunity of riding a motorcycle in a different environment. Routes have been chosen for their touring potential, both paved and gravel. We want you to experience the countryside, people and places, not have to concentrate purely on riding. Equally, in a country the size of South Africa, mile after mile of effortless travel soon becomes boring, so wherever possible we have routed you on the most scenic roads, over mountain passes, and on occasional challenging and minor roads.

SA_-_Our_Tours_hpOur Garden Route Grand Tour and Cape Classic Tour take in as many as 19 mountain passes, some riding along the coast, across desert and through farmland, offering you the whole range of road riding experiences in one holiday. Add in excellent hospitality, riding on the left, a great climate and low prices, and you must be close to the perfect tour.

Our 7-day Garden Route tour is in effect an abridged version of our Garden Route tour for those of you with perhaps less time available.

Our Gourmet Tour is just that, a great blend of tarmac and good food – 11 days of sensory overload! We’ve taken some great days’ riding from our Garden Route tour, and added some very fine accommodation with some very fine cuisine and award-winning local wines. A great way to finish the day!

Our Cape Discovery Tour is based mainly in Cape Town, with scenic daily rides to the wine country, mountains and coastal roads.

South African tour schedule



Discovery Tour

11-17 Sept 2016

Highlights of Western Cape

09-15 Oct 2016

Discovery Tour

23-29 Oct 2016

Cape Classic Tour

24 Oct-06 Nov 2016

Garden Route Grand

13-24 Nov 2016


4-14 Dec  2016

Highlights of Western Cape

17-23 Jan 2017

Cape Classic tour

04-18 Feb 2017

Garden Route Grand

13-24 Mar 2017


3-13 April 2017

Discovery Tour

14-20 May 2017

Namibia & Etosha Pan

31 Jul-11 Aug 2017

Discovery Tour

11-17 Sept 2017

Highlights of Western Cape

08-15 Oct 2017

Garden Route Grand

13-24 Nov 2017


04-14 Dec 2017

Our self-guided tours can start on any date you wish providing it doesn’t clash with any of our guided tour dates. Our self-guided motorcycle tours in South Africa offer the same itineraries and accommodation as our guided tours, so you get the benefit of our local knowledge without the organization of a guided tour. Ideal if you prefer the freedom of riding to your own timetable. Tours can start on any day of the year except public holidays. And preprogrammed GPS is available for all road tours!

Our team in Cape Town

Tony France is our tour guide and, like many of our guides, an ex-pat. For most of his working life he was a hovercraft pilot and consultant, before the lure of the Cape provided too much. In the mid-1990s he decided he just had to stay permanently, and has done just that. In 2005 he married Claire, a brave woman who manages to encourage his passion for motorcycles and touring, and keep sane. Tony has been running tours for most of that time with a small fleet of BMWs, and there is very little he doesn’t know about the local hotels, countryside, roads and people – an excellent host.

Jorg Vogel is originally from Germany, and after living in England he moved to Cape Town in 2002. His background is in hospitality, so he knows that it is the little things that make the difference between a good tour and an unforgettable experience! He developed tours firstly with Cape Town Harley-Davidson, then with BMW. Jorg was even a customer of ours once, hiring a bike from us back in the 2000!SA_-_Mike


Mike - One of our guides, happy in his work





Easy Tiger, Bike, June 2000  (coming soon)

Off the Beaten Track (coming soon)

Garden Route guided tour, 2008

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| South Africa | Cape Classic | Cape Discovery | Highlights of the Western Cape |
| Garden Route Grand | Gourmet | Desert & Canoe Adventure | Rentals | FAQs |