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Highlights of the Western Cape tour (7 days)

SA_-_Garden_Route_1If you want to sample the delights of the Cape, but don’t have the time for a longer stay, then this is the road tour for you – a real ‘highlights’ tour. And I promise it will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Tour highlights

  • The warm air and sun on arrival at Cape Town
  • Your introductory "orientation" tour of Cape Town
  • False Bay with mountains above you, fast sweeping bends, and the azure blue sea below you
  • The semi-desert region of the Little Karoo with endless horizons
  • Riding the huge and spectacular Swartberg Pass

ItinerarySA-_Garden2to3

Day 1 Arrive Cape Town. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to our Cape Town hotel. We suggest you rest, unwind, swim in the pool or catch up on sleep until 2 pm when we pick you up in a mini bus, issue the bikes and guide you on an ‘orientation’ tour of Cape Town. This evening your guide Tony will join you for dinner and a relaxed ‘tour briefing’. Hampshire House.

Day 2 Cape Town – Montagu. Our first morning’s ride and we head for the exhilarating and spectacular drive round False Bay via Gordon’s Bay, Betty’s Bay and on to the historic coastal resort and former whaling town of Hermanus, where we lunch. From June to early November Southern Right whales can be seen from the shore here. Leaving Hermanus our route continues inland through rich fruit growing areas to the wine making Hex River Valley and Worcester. It is then a short ride to our guesthouse, the Montagu Vines

Day 3 Montagu. Montagu is an attractive spa town with natural hot water springs hidden in a mountain cleft, and a nice place for a relaxing stroll. Today we ride the ‘7 Passes Route’: some are fast and perfectly engineered, some tortuously twisting, others over 1200 m high. During the day we circle the Hex River mountains (where there is a ski club!), always on good tar roads. Montagu Vines.

Day 4 Montagu – Oudtshoorn. We leave Montagu with its incredibly contorted and distorted rock formations and enter the arid semi-desert region of the Little Karoo. Via Barridale and Calitzdorp we arrive at Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and before checking into the accommodation visit an ostrich show farm. Montana Guest Farm.

Day 5  Oudtshoorn (rest day). Either visit the world famous Kango Caves, the Wild Life Ranch (cheetahs, lion tigers, crocodiles and alligators), explore locally on your bike or just laze round the pool. If the weather permits and you are on a GS then you might tackle the huge Swartberg and picturesque Meirings Kloof passes. Or descend once again to the coastal plain via the huge Outeniqua pass to arrive on the ‘Garden Route’ at its most attractive point visiting Knysna and its beautiful lagoon, the Tsitsikama indigenous forest and a diversion off the main road through two old tortuous passes.  Montana Guesthouse.

Day 6 Oudtshoorn – Cape Town..Our last stretch in the Klein Karoo takes us to the Langeberg mountains and the rugged Tradouw Pass. We are now back in the coastal lowlands, passing through the picturesque town of Swellendam and rich farming country to the coast at Mossel Bay. Then we head inland for Robertson Pass, and the final ride into Cape Town, taking in the pretty ‘wine’ towns of Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Hampshire House

Day 7 Cape Town. In the morning we tour the picturesque Cape Peninsular with the Atlantic Ocean on the one side and Indian Ocean on the other, visiting the a penguin colony at Simonstown and taking lunch at Cape Point (don’t let the baboons steal it!). After returning your motorcycle later in the afternoon, your tour is over and we’ll whisk you back to the airport for your evening flight home

Total distance   c. 1500 km

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Price includes: 6 days BMW motorcycle hire, insurance, unlimited mileage, 6 nights 2-3* hotel accommodation with breakfast, airport transfers, winery tour, maps and daily information packs; guide on motorcycle; luggage storage. 

Price excludes: Petrol, meals other than those specified, personal items. Security deposit ZAR 22,385-27,830. Flights, Travel insurance and tour extensions can be arranged through H-C Travel.

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Highlights of the Western Cape 

Dates

BMW F650T

BMW F800GS

BMW R1200GS

Passenger

Sgl rm suppl.

9 - 15 Oct 2016

1,775

1,825

1,945

975

175

17 - 23 Jan 2017

1,775

1,825

1,945

975

175

8 - 15 Oct 2017

1,775

1,825

1,945

975

175

 

Highlights of the Western Cape Self Guided Tour 

 

BMW F650T

BMW F800GS

BMW R1200GS

Passenger

Sgl rm suppl.

 

1,355

1,375

1,495

825

175

Programmed GPS

125

125

125

0

0

 

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