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Impala Tour (8-Day Garden Route)

8 days and 7 nights on a super road trip, riding the best roads through the mountains and along the coast line. This tour is ideal for the budget-conscious biker who wants to see South Africa without breaking the bank.

Availability

(maximum 12 people on 8 motorcycles)

Feb-Mar 2017 (26-5)

 

6 Bikes Left

Pricing

(per person sharing)

BMW F700 (Rider only)

£1,450

BMW F800 Rider

£1,575

BMW F800 Pillion

£995

BMW R1200GS Rider

£1,775

BMW R1200GS Pillion

£995

 
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What’s included

– Transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport
– Bike Hire
– Bike insurance
– All overnight accommodation and breakfasts
– Host for the duration of the trip on a motorcycle
– Road trip commemorative t-shirt

What’s not included

– Airfares
– Meals other than breakfasts
– Drinks of any kind
– Tips/Tolls/Park entry fees
– Fuel
– Anything else not mentioned in the “what’s included” section

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport where you will be collected by air-conditioned transport and transferred to your first night’s accommodation. Spend the day exploring the ‘Mother City’ at your leisure, or simply relax in one of the many bars or restaurants in the area. You will be met by Alex for dinner at one of the local restaurants and the programme for the next 7 days will be discussed.

 
Day 2

After an early breakfast we will pick up the motorcycles and, once the paperwork and bike orientation is done, head out of Cape Town via the Chapman’s Peak coast road to Cape Point. A chance to get that Cape of Good Hope photo, then we get back on the road and ride to Hermanus – a lively coastal town with an abundance of great places to eat.

 
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Day 3

Heading along the R62 in the Klein Karoo (Little Desert) we will stop for cool drinks at the famous Ronnie’s Sex Shop (a bar!), where Ronnie is always happy to regale customers with the story of how his establishment ended up with its unusual name. Onward to Ladysmith where we will overnight and you will be treated to great South African hospitality. During this day we will ride over the mountains via Tradouw Pass and then cross the Klein Karoo.

 
Day 4

Today we head East to Oudtshoorn, famous for its Ostrich industry, before taking the tar roads to Uniondale and then South along Prince Alfred Pass: 80 km of fantastic gravel following the river and natural curves of the mountains. A special overnight treat awaits us at Angie’s G Spot (can be hard to find for some). This is a rustic setting by any definition. We’ll dine here and you can enjoy drinks next to the river. Here you will sleep under the stars in tented accommodation or in the bunk house depending on numbers.

 
Day 5

An easy start to today as we head South down to the N2 and then Westward through the town of Knysna. Here you can spend some time in the town getting basic supplies before we continue West until we reach the village of Wilderness. A beautiful village with a real bohemian feel. Evenings can be spent in the village at one of the local bars with live music most nights.

 
Day 6

Breakfast then head out of town Westward towards the town of George where we can decide on the route to be taken to our next overnight stop. The coastal town of Witsand has one of the best beaches around and you can walk for many miles if you desire.

 
Day 7

Follow the gravel road out of town and head to one of the most unusual ways to cross a river. At Malgas you must ride onto a raft which is then pulled by hand some 200 metres across the Breede River. Plenty of time to take an easy ride along the local gravel roads before we arrive at the Southernmost tip of Africa. Cape Agulhas is where we will be staying for the last night of our road trip. With its plentiful bars and restaurants, this is an ideal final overnight stop for your South African adventure. Dine with the group and recollect the “best bits” of your holiday. We think you will find it hard to choose just one.

 
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Day 8

By no means is your journey over. We still have an incredible day of riding back to Cape Town. We can have lunch in Hermanus and head along the coastal road stopping for group photos as we do so. Back into Cape town for late afternoon, here is where we say our goodbyes and either you can be transferred to a local hotel if you are staying on in Cape Town (at your own expense) or we will drive you to the airport ready for your flight home.

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