by Bike
INDIVIDUAL TOUR GROUP TOUR

African Safari

  • 2320 km
  • 16 days / 15 nights
Cape Town - Hermanus - Swellendam - Knysna - Tsitsikamma National Park - Kwantu - Oudtshoorn - Franschhoek
Activity :
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Beach
  • Culinary
Terrain :
  • Mountain
  • Coastal
  • Forest

When you look up the top-10 road-trips in the world, it is impossible to miss South Africa's scintillating Garden Route. Enjoy the wind in your helmet as you barrel down South Africa's butter-smooth roads, feast your eyes on stunning beaches and bewildering wildlife, and if you dare, go cage-diving with the sharks or leap off one of the world's highest bungee-jumping spots.

Trip Type
Self Drive 365
Forget early wake-up calls, scheduled departures and the regular battery of sight- seeing destinations. That’s because when you’re out on a self-drive holiday, you decide where to go, what to see, and what to drive. And with Self-Drive 365, the road, the destination and that palpable connect between man and machine is all yours to explore!
Skill Level
Easy
Here's a road trip that is suited to those looking for a laid back drive, as well as veterans.

Is this road trip for me?

  • If the seaside, daredevil adventures, brilliant vistas, infinite stretches of smooth road and the fine art of wine fall into your idea of the perfect getaway, this is the trip for you.

Highlights

  • Explore the bustling V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
  • Admire the magnificent Table Mountain against the backdrop of clear African skies
  • Zipline through the lush forests of Hermanus
  • Marvel at the spectacular Cango Caves, South Africa's best-kept cave-system
  • Head into the wild at the Kwantu Game Reserve
  • Ride through the winding, mountainous, and picturesque Route 62
Start of Tour Cape Town
Day 1
Total Driving Distance 2320 km
End of Tour Franschhoek
Day 16
  • Driving Days :

    Total 16 Days

  • Day 1 Cape town
    • None (Meals on your own)
    • Arrive at Cape Town airport, head to the motorcycle rental agency to pick up your rental motorcycle and ride to your hotel in Cape Town.
    • Explore the buzzing V & A Waterfront and the take the open-top bus tour.
    • Overnight in Cape Town.

  • Transfers

    Arrive at Cape Town airport, head to the motorcycle rental agency to pick up your rental motorcycle and ride to your hotel in Cape Town.

    Arrive at Cape Town airport, head to the motorcycle rental agency to pick up your rental motorcycle and ride to your hotel in Cape Town.

  • Activities

    Explore the buzzing V & A Waterfront and the take the open-top bus tour.

    Later, ride to the V & A Waterfront, park your bike and then take the 3-hour open-top sunset bus tour over Cape Town City.
    Once the tour is completed, head back to the hotel.

  • Day 2 Cape town
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a full day hop-on-hop-off bus tour, as well as the peninsula tour to Kirstenbosch and Hout Bay.
    • Overnight in Cape Town.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a full day hop-on-hop-off bus tour, as well as the peninsula tour to Kirstenbosch and Hout Bay.

    After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the hop-on-hop-off bus tour. We recommend you do both the city tour as well as the peninsula tour. Some of the must visit places on the tours are Table Mountain (go up if the weather permits), Signal Hill, 12 Apostles, Camps Bay and V & A Waterfront.

    On the Peninsula tour, visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, World of Birds and Hout Bay Harbour.

  • Day 3 Cape town
    • Ride
    • Distance:120 km
    • Breakfast
    • Full day excursion to Cape Point.
    • Overnight in Cape Town.

  • Activities

    Full day excursion to Cape Point.

    Post breakfast, ride to the picturesque Cape Point; spend the afternoon at the lighthouse and watch the pristine sea lashing the rocky cliff faces. When you've had your heart's fill, head to Cape Floral Region and then back to Cape Town.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore city and its buzzing nightlife.

  • Day 4 Cape town
    • Ride
    • Distance:180 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from your hotel in Cape Town to your hotel in Hermanus.
    • Enjoy the Hermanus Tree Top, Zipline and Quad Biking tours.
    • Overnight in Hermanus.

  • Transfers

    Ride from your hotel in Cape Town to your hotel in Hermanus.

    Post breakfast, ride down to Hermanus, a beach-town, popular for whale-watching. Your route, via Rooi-Els, is an absolute delight to ride down - wide, brilliantly -surfaced highway for the most part. Reach Hermanus, one of those perfect beach destinations and check in to your hotel.

  • Activities

    Enjoy the Hermanus Tree Top, Zipline and Quad Biking tours.

    Later, head out for the Hermanus Tree Top, Zipline and Quad Biking adventure tours.

  • Other Recommendation

    You have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the serenity of Hermanus.

  • Day 5 Hermanus
    • Ride
    • Distance:240 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from your hotel in Hermanus to your hotel in Swellendam via Cape Agulhas.
    • Overnight in Swellendam.

  • Activities

    Ride from your hotel in Hermanus to your hotel in Swellendam via Cape Agulhas.

    Start your day by hitting the road for Swellendam. En route, take a small detour to visit Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of the African continent and the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Then, continue to Swellendam, one of the oldest towns in South Africa and home to a host of heritage sites. We recommend a visit to the Drostdy Museum, the best way to get a taste of the town's heritage, and a visit to the Wildebraam Berry Estate for jam and liqueur tasting.

  • Day 6 Swellendam
    • Ride
    • Distance:350 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from your hotel in Swellendam to your hotel in Knysna.
    • Overnight in Knysna.

  • Transfers

    Ride from your hotel in Swellendam to your hotel in Knysna.

    The 350km ride to Knysna can be completed in just a little more than 4 hours on account of South Africa's brilliant roads. You should take the 7 Passes Road for its gorgeous scenic beauty and old-world charm. En route, we recommend a pit-stop at Diesel and Creme for a generous helping of gourmet milkshakes. Also, you would cross Ronnie's Sex Shop en route; unlike the name's suggestion, Ronnie's is a highway pub that is oddly (and interestingly) decorated with underwear.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure for you to soak in the marvels of Knysna.

  • Day 7 Knysna
    • Ride
    • Distance:50 km
    • Breakfast
    • Explore the town of Knysna and Thesen Island.
    • Overnight in Knysna.

  • Activities

    Explore the town of Knysna and Thesen Island.

    Sandwiched between the towering Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Knysna is known as the 'Garden of Eden'. It is surrounded by world-renowned forests, lovely lagoons and pristine beaches. Visitors can look forward to an array of markets offering delicious food and organic locally-made goods, and explore the town's picturesque waterfront and quaint streets. Make sure you visit the trendy neighbourhood of Thesen Island, especially The Motorcycle Room.

  • Day 8 Knysna
    • Ride
    • Distance:100 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from your hotel in Knysna to your lodge in Tsitsikamma National Park via the Bloukrans Bridge.
    • Overnight in Tsitsikamma National Park.

  • Activities

    Ride from your hotel in Knysna to your lodge in Tsitsikamma National Park via the Bloukrans Bridge.

    Tsitsikamma, a short ride from Knysna, is known for its namesake National Park, the Bloukrans Bridge with the world's highest commercial bungee-jumping site, and the Storms River Mouth, popular for its forest trails, canoeing and suspension bridges.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure to indulge in various activities.

  • Day 9 Tsitsikamma national park
    • Ride
    • Distance:50 km
    • Breakfast
    • Explore Tsitsikamma National Park.
    • Overnight in Tsitsikamma National Park.

  • Activities

    Explore Tsitsikamma National Park.

    Situated along South Africa's beautiful coast, the Tsitsikamma National Park is known for its ancient forest, pristine coastline and magnificent rivers. Take the boardwalk in the Tsitsikamma National Park to the breath-taking Storms River Mouth and, if you feel like it, you could kayak there too. Next, proceed to the Hog Hollow Estate to enjoy a one-hour Trail Bramom including a drink and snack. If you feel more adventurous, you could also opt to for the Tsitsikamma Zip Line Adventure or ride to Bloukrans Bridge to attempt the world's highest bridge bungee jump.

  • Day 10 Tsitsikamma national park
    • Ride
    • Distance:300 km
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Ride from your lodge in Tsitsikamma National Park to your hotel/lodge in Kwantu Game Reserve.
    • Enjoy a game drive.
    • Overnight in Kwantu Game Reserve

  • Transfers

    Ride from your lodge in Tsitsikamma National Park to your hotel/lodge in Kwantu Game Reserve.

    Post-breakfast, get an early start to reach the Kwantu Game Reserve by lunch.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a game drive.

    After a hearty meal, head for your first game drive; make sure you carry your zoon-lens along!

  • Day 11 Kwantu
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Encounter the impressive BIG 5 in the morning and afternoon game drives.
    • Overnight in Kwantu Game Reserve

  • Activities

    Encounter the impressive BIG 5 in the morning and afternoon game drives.

    Continue getting up close and personal with majestic beasts with an early morning drive, and yet another one later in the day.

  • Day 12 Kwantu
    • Ride
    • Distance:450 km
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a morning game drive.
    • Ride from your hotel/lodge in Kwantu Game Reserve to your hotel in Oudtshoorn.
    • Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a morning game drive.

    Watch Africa's Big 5 - the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, African elephant and Cape buffalo - roam freely at the reserve during your morning game drive (time permitting).

  • Transfers

    Ride from your hotel/lodge in Kwantu Game Reserve to your hotel in Oudtshoorn.

    Oudtshoorn, your destination for the day, is 450 km away. While the ride is long, the roads are fast, flowing and scenic and as a result, you will not feel the distance. You will reach Oudtshoorn by afternoon. Check-in to your hotel and settle in for the day.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.

  • Day 13 Oudtshoorn
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy the sightseeing tour of Oudtshoorn.
    • Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

  • Activities

    Enjoy the sightseeing tour of Oudtshoorn.

    Post a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to each of the following pre-booked tours:


    Cango Caves

    The spectacular Cango Caves are a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rock formations that attracts thousands of visitors annually. They extend more than two kilometres into the Swartberg Mountains and visitors can take guided tours that wind through narrow passageways and steep stairways linking the massive caverns

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    Cango Wildlife Ranch

    The Cango Wildlife Ranch promotes awareness and conservation of endangered species, while encouraging supervised interaction, making this a wonderful destination for children of all ages. Housing the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre worldwide, visitors can view these powerful, speedy cats in a natural environment from elevated walkways. From predators of the land to predators of the water, visitors can then move on to the crocodile and alligator enclosures to study more of the world's most dangerous beasts.

    Safari Ostrich Show Farm

    The Safari Ostrich Show Farm is an operating farm where visitors can see large flocks of ostriches. Visitors are assured of personal attention and on their arrival are greeted by one of the farm's multi-lingual guides who will, during the course of the tour, explain every aspect of ostrich farming, from breeding to rearing. The tour starts in the breeding camp, with a nest of ostrich eggs, where the first stage of the ostrich life cycle is explained. Visitors will get the opportunity to test the strength of the eggs by standing on them - a great photo opportunity. During the breeding season visitors get to see ostrich eggs hatching in the incubator rooms. Visitors get to sit on an ostrich and the braver ones can even try their hand at riding one. Every tour ends with an "Ostrich Derby" where local jockeys display their riding skills.

  • Day 14 Oudtshoorn
    • Ride
    • Distance:400 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from your hotel in Oudtshoorn to your hotel in Franschhoek via Route 62.
    • Overnight in Franschhoek.

  • Activities

    Ride from your hotel in Oudtshoorn to your hotel in Franschhoek via Route 62.

    Post breakfast, check out of the hotel, and ride to Franschhoek.
    The ride to Franschhoek will take you through the winding, mountainous Route 62, set against backdrops of great natural beauty. Once again, you will cross Berrydale, home to Ronnie's Sex Shop and Diesel and Creme.
    On arrival in Franschhoek, check-in to your hotel.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this quaint little town, its cosy marketplaces, cafes and restaurants.

  • Day 15 Franschhoek
    • Breakfast
    • Discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley by the Wine Tram.
    • Overnight in Franschhoek.

  • Activities

    Discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley by the Wine Tram.

    Franschhoek - home to some of the oldest wine-estates in South Africa - is paradise for wine lovers. It is also billed the gastronomic capital of South Africa, so delicious food is available aplenty too. Post breakfast at the hotel, head out for the Wine Tram tour. It's like a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, except with a tram and an emphasis on wine.
    After the Wine Tram tour, you could continue exploring the historic town of Franschhoek or hike up trails in the surrounding hills.

  • Day 16 Franschhoek
    • Ride
    • Distance:80 km
    • Breakfast
    • Ride from your hotel in Franschhoek to the motorcycle rental agency in Cape Town, drop the motorcycle off and head out for your journey back home.

  • Transfers

    Ride from your hotel in Franschhoek to the motorcycle rental agency in Cape Town, drop the motorcycle off and head out for your journey back home.

    Post breakfast, check out of your hotel in Franschhoek and ride to the motorcycle rental agency in Cape Town, hand over the vehicle and take home experiences of a lifetime!

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Overseas travel insurance that covers accidental or medical expenses and miscellaneous benefits.
  • Motorcycle as per the package selected.


Exclusions

  • Cost of your round trip economy class airfare.
  • Airline / airport taxes valid for the duration of the tour.
  • Visa fees.
  • Services of Cox & King tour manager or local representative.
  • Loss Damage Waiver for the vehicle
  • Optional and Add-On tours unless otherwise specified.
  • Airline / hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports, seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also, food and drinks not forming part of the included menu.
  • Cost of US$ 2,50,000 granted by Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
  • Any increase in rate of ZAR leading to an increase in tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However, the rate prevailing on the given day of payment will apply.
  • Meals, tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Cost of petrol / parking charges / tolls for the vehicle provided.
  • Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts / engine oil of any kind.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions. .
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
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  • Cape Town 3 Nights

    Hotel View
    Hotel Stay Easy Cape Town City Bowl
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Hermanus 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Harbour House
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Swellendam 1 Night

    Exterior
    Aan De Oever
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Knysna 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Russel Hotel
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Tsitsikamma National Park 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Tsitsikamma Lodge
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Kwantu 2 Nights

    Room
    Lion View
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Oudtshoorn 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Turnberry Boutique Hotel
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Franschhoek 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Le Petite Bijou
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
    • TOURING MOTORCYCLE

    Harley Davidson Dyna Bike or Similar.
    Included in trip
    • 1690 cc
    • Electric
    • 6-Speed
    • 18 litres
things-to-carry

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lbs (20 kg).

  • Motorcycle License and International Driving Permit
  • Credit card in the riders name
  • Cash
  • Smartphone for maps
  • Phone charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Swiss army knife
  • Flashlight / torch
  • Water bottle
  • Music
  • Tissue box
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Mints
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Small tool kit
  • Sunscreen
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