Rolling Thunder Tour
Rider: 2,675 Pillion Passenger: 1,245 GBP
The roads in South Africa could have been built with Harley Davidson in mind. This tour gives you 8 days in The Rainbow Nation. Be seen and heard as you thunder along beautiful tar roads for 7 days riding among Mountains and across the Desert. See Southern Right Whales from the coast line as you dine in cafes in the sunshine. Open roads, wonderful food, some of the best wines in the world and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. All this awaits you in South Africa so why wait any longer?
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- Airport transfers in Cape Town
- 7 nights in 3 and 4 star guest-houses
- 7 Breakfasts
- 7 Evening meals
- 7 days hire of Harley Davidson motorcycles complete with fully comprehensive road insurance
- Luggage system
- Security locks for overnight parking
- Professional host for duration of tour
- A tour t-shirt
What’s not included:
- Park entry fees or toll road fees
- Meals other than breakfast unless mentioned above
- Tips or other gratuities
- Personal accident and health and loss insurance
- Bike insurance excess deposit taken by hire company. This is done by way of a credit card and is standard procedure across the industry
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the above section
Arrive Cape Town International Airport where you will be collected by air-conditioned transport and transferred to the wonderfully located Pinard on Sea Luxury Guest House. Here you can relax for the rest of the day and explore the local area including a great Harley lifestyle lounge. All this whilst you soak up the wonderful views of Table Mountain and Robben Island. You will be met for dinner at one of the local restaurants by your hosts and the programme for the next 7 days will be discussed. Prepare for some awesome riding ahead.
A hearty breakfast awaits the early birds after which we will take you to pick up your “Rides”. After the paperwork and the bike checks are done we are straight out onto the road heading out of Cape Town to ride what can only be described as some of the best roads in the world. Through mountain passes and down to the coastal town of Hermanus. We are almost certain to see Southern Right Whales in the harbour during this tour. Hermanus is famous for being the place the Southern Rights choose to birth their young each year.
Day 3 & 4
Leave Hermanus after breakfast and head to the mountains. Coffee at Swellendam fantastic views whilst riding Tradouw Pass. Lunch in Barrydale (Harley-friendly café). As we cross the the Klein Karoo you will welcome the stop at Ronnies Sex Shop (a bar!!!) for a cool drink and a coffee stop in Calitzdorp before arriving late afternoon in Oudtshoorn. That evening we will treat you to a traditional South African Braai (BBQ) Sample ostrich steaks, Boervose and some cold cold local beers. Next day after breakfast you can explore the local area at your leisure or simply relax in the beautiful surroundings of your guest house and use the pool. As an alternative to staying overnight in Oudtshoorn, consider upgrading your accommodation to stay at Buffels Drift Game Lodge.
Heading south we will ride the long open roads from Oudtshoorn down across the mountains towards the coast and onto the highest Bungee jump bridge in the world. Once the brave have tried it we can ride back via Natures Valley and onward to our overnight stop in the beautiful and aptly named village of Wilderness. Long white beaches and friendly locals make this a stop to remember.
A leisurely start to the day as we ride west along the N2 stopping to admire the view and to sample local hospitality en route. We will arrive to the coastal village of Witsand. Plenty of time here to relax on the white sandy beach or take a stroll as you watch for whales from your guest house The Whale Watchers Inn.
Fired up the bikes and head back to the N2 for our journey back West but not before we visit the most southern tip of the continent of Africa. After which we head back to the town of Hermanus for our final night of the tour where you can visit the many bars and restaurants.
After a hearty breakfast we will thunder out of Hermanus and head along the coast road to Gordon’s Bay and if time we will take a ride down to Cape Point. Arriving back in Cape Town late afternoon we hand back the Harleys and say our goodbyes before you are transferred back to the airport for your flight home.
If you wish we can arrange another night in Cape Town for you for at extra cost of £95 per person. If required by the group a support car can take extra luggage to each guest house at an extra cost. POA.
Day 4 Upgrade Option – Buffels Drift Game Lodge
380 GBP per person sharing
To add a little “Safari“ feel to your Motorcycle Tour why not upgrade from your guest house in Oudtshoorn on day 5 and stay at the tranquil Buffels Drift Game Lodge on the outskirts of the town. With luxury air-conditioned en-suite tented accommodation situated right on the waters edge you can sit and enjoy the sights of the Bush Veld. See the hippos in the water and at night watch them leave the dam to graze on the banks. Choose from such activities as a “Bush Safari” an Elephant feeding experience, or Horse Back riding. Visit a local ostrich farm or do some wine tasting. All meals included in this two night stay at one of the premier Game Lodges in the area.