The majestic beauty of ‘The Fairest Cape’ is showcased on this tour. Your first full riding day will be spent exploring the Cape Peninsula after which the ride heads down to ‘Shark Alley’ where you will be treated to Shark cage diving. The ride then heads to Cape Agulhas, the Southern Most Point in Africa. After which the scenery changes dramatically as we head into the Little Karoo along Route 62, dry arid and home to thousands of rustic plant species; the area is also home to thousands of Ostrich. A night will be spent in a tented game lodge, a lovely setting under the stars at night with an afternoon game drive and more. Heading over the imposing Swartberg Pass we ride into the Great Karoo with an overnight showcasing authentic Karoo hospitality before venturing through the breathtaking Meiringspoort Pass .
A rest day is spent in Storms River on the Garden Route where the Tsitsikamma Forests and Storm River Mouth take centre stage. You are free to do a ‘canopy tour’ through the ancient Tsitsikamma Forest, a laidback Segway cruise through the same forest or simply ‘chill’. After the rest day we’ll enjoy a ride along the ‘Garden Route’ and enjoy more amazing mountain passes as we head back into the Little Karoo and a night on Route 62. Our final full riding day will take us over several more mountain passes and up to the ‘Swartland’ which will offer up lovely rolling hills and the sleepy village of Riebeeck Kasteel. Finally back to Cape Town.
A day or two extra spent exploring the city and surrounds (Table Mountain, white sand beaches, wine farm tours etc.) can be incorporated should you have the time.
Fly into Cape Town and you will be met and transferred to your hotel. There may be time enjoy the local sights. If you wish to arrive earlier, we can arrange accommodation and tours.
Day 1 – Cape Town to Hout Bay and return (Approx. 130 km)
A low mileage busy day touring the Peninsula as we become accustomed BMW F700GS or if you have taken the upgrade to a BMW R1250GS. After collecting your BMW we journey out of Cape Town to see Chapman’s Peak, Simonstown and Hout Bay. The route around the Cape Peninsula will bring us back into Cape Town.
Day 2 – Cape Town to Gansbaai (Kleinbaa) (Approx. 200 km)
Starting from Cape Town we start by riding along the superb coastal ride, Whale Coast R44. We will visit a Penguin Colony, land-based whale watching (seasonal) then onto Kleinmond for lunch. After lunch we ride to Hermanus and Stanford before arriving in Gansbaai, locally known as ‘Shark’ town. This is our overnight accommodation stop.
Day 3 – Gansbaai to Cape Agulhas (Approx. 125 km)
This morning we take a Shark Cage Diving Excursion. In the afternoon we ride to Cape Aghulas with a lunch stop in Napier. After lunch, we return to the road and ride through Bredasdorp for our overnight stop at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point in Africa.
Day 4 – Cape Agulhas to Oudtshoorn via Little Karoo (Route 62) (Approx. 355 km)
We leave the most southern point in Africa for our overnight stay in a Game Reserve. The road takes through Malgas Pont, Barrydale, along the Little Karoo (Route 62) to Oudtshoorn.
Our overnight accommodation will be in luxury tents and will include an evening game drive.
Day 5 – Oudtshoorn to Klaarstroom (Approx. 125 km)
This morning we will be one with nature as we experience the wildlife. The afternoon ride will take us over the Swartberg Pass with a stop at Prince Albert for late lunch. After lunch we continue to our overnight stop at Klaarstroom for an authentic Karoo overnight.
Day 6 – Klaarstroom to Storms River (Approx. 255 km)
After our night in the semi desert of Klaarstroom. It’s back on your BMW and we ride through the imposing Meiringspoort Pass to view the waterfall then via De Rust and onto lunch in Uniondale. After lunch we will have our coffee break in Langkloof Valley then onto our overnight stop in Storms River village set in the Tsitsikamma Forest.
Day 7 – Storms River (Approx. 40 km)
We call it a rest day, but it will be an opportunity to do a Tsitsikamma Forest Canopy Tour and / or a Storms River Mouth viewing. These activities are as per your personal preferences. Keep busy as we are staying here tonight.
Day 8 – Storms River to Barrydale via the Garden Route (Approx. 390 km)
After our day at rest we head out along the ‘Garden Route’ (Natures Valley, Knysna and the Wilderness). We will stop for lunch close to George then continue to our overnight stop in Barrydale via a mountain pass or two.
Day 9 – Barrydale to Riebeek Kasteel (Approx. 330 km)
After breakfast we leave Barrydale and travel through Montagu, Koo Valley Passes, Du Toit’s Kloof Pass and Bain’s Kloof Pass we’ll stop for lunch en-route. We will travel through beautiful mountain passes, the Great Karoo and the Swartland Before receiving our overnight stop at Riebeek Kasteel.
Day 10 – Riebeek Kasteel to Cape Town (Approx. 80 km)
Our last day together on the road as we return to Cape Town. Today’s ride will take us via Melkbosstrand and Blouberg and back into Cape Town, the mother city. With the tour complete we return our BMWs and prepare to head home. If you are able, we can organise additional nights in Cape Town on request.
Please note that we do reserve the right to remain adaptable according to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions which may arise while on tour, the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. Your tour remains paramount, we will endeavour to ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations
2020 Departure Dates
Departures – Daily.
10 Days – Cape Conquest South Africa Tour Summary and Pricing.
- Start: Cape Town
- Finish: Cape Town
- Distance: Approx. 2,200 kms
- Motorcycle: BMW F700GS or optional BMW R1250GS
- Motorcycle upgrade: to a BMW R1250GS = AUD 70.00 / day.
- 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: From AUD 6,135.00 per person
- 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: From AUD 5,750.00 per person
- Price for Pillion Passenger – From AUD 2,875 per person
- 10 Nights’ accommodation including arrival night.
- BMW F700GS – Unlimited Mileage
- Motorcycle Top box
- Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
- Breakfasts while on tour
- Support Vehicle (minimum 4 motorcycles on tour)
- Game Excursions ~ Shark Cage Dive & Game Drive
What’s Not Included:
- Personal Insurance (Accident & Medical).
- Fuel / Tolls (budget about AUD25.00 per day).
- Lunches / Dinners / Beverages (budget a lunch about AUD10.00 and a dinner about AUD15.00, drinks; beer AUD3.00 and a glass of wine AUD4.00.
Licence requirement – Australian licence.
Details correct as at 17 January 2020.