This route is featured in Robert Wicks's book, "Worlds Greatest Motorcycle Routes"
12 Day GARDEN ROUTE - ULTIMATE ADVENTURE Tour - 80% GRAVEL
Starting in Cape Town - The Ultimate Adventure Ride - Via back roads and 28 Mountain Passes, the BEST South Africa has to Offer !!!!
Leaving Yamaha Cape Town dealership - the route takes us along a network of back roads, gravel mountain passes and follows the East coast up the Garden Route. A full rest day in Addo Elephant Park including a Full Day Safari Drive and game viewing. Then we tackle the most spectacular section of the route via Baviaanskloof Wilderness area. Baviaanskloof is rated as the No. 1 Adventure route in Southern Africa by local and international riders. With multiple gravel passes and over 20 rivers crossings - Baviaanskloof delivers the BEST South Africa has to offer in a 2 day Epic section.
The route back West travel through the Karoo region, the spectacular Swartberg Pass is among more than 28 scenic and historical mountain passes. Finally we traverse the mountain ranges in the Tankwa Karoo via Sutherland and Calvinia, then head south via the Cederberg and back down to Cape Town.
“This Route has the WOW !! factor” Guaranteed !
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Best November to May:
Tour Dates: Open, November to March
Deep water and rain between the months
of April to October
Total Distance 2800km
Total Days 12
Riding Days 11
Rest Days 1 Day in Addo Elephant Park
Average distance 350km per day
Riding Time per day 4-5 hours
Level of Difficulty 3 & 4
Off-Road Surface 80 % Gravel
On-Road Surface 20 % Asphalt (Tar)
Minimum Riders 1
Maximum Riders 8
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Technical River Crossings in Baviaanskloof vary in difficulty depending on seasonal rain and water levels.
INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR PRICE
12 Days Motorcycle & ATG Soft Saddle Bags Rental
Technical support vehicle with luggage & bike trailer (more than 6 riders, costs apply)
Overnight Accommodation in hotels, lodges, and breakfasts
Experienced Motorcycle Group Leader
Admission fees to national parks & Full Day Safari in Addo Elephant Park
Full Comprehensive Bike Insurance in South Africa
Difficulty level (3/4 out of 5) = Easy, but Intermediate in Baviaanskloof
Route can be changed for less experienced riders
Aggressive Off road tyres (New Set)
Professional Off-Road riding instruction (Guided)
Professional Photography (Free !! on all guided tours)
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR PRICE
Health insurance for foreign travels
Tips & gratuities
All expenses of a personal nature, e.g. beverages, souvenirs, telephone calls
NOT pillion friendly
Fuel and Oil
Crash or Damage Recovery (AA Costs apply of ZAR3.30 per Km
The BEST the East & West Coast have to Offer - 28 Mountain Passes !
This Tour is NOT suitable with Passengers
Tour Cost per Single rider in a group
ZAR 59 800.00 (Super Tenere 1200)
ZAR 55 950.00 (XT 660 R)
Tour Cost per Single Rider Sharing
ZAR 57 400.00 (Super Tenere 1200)
ZAR 54 450.00 (XT 660 R)
GPS Virtual Guided
Tour Cost per Single rider
ZAR 48 400.00 (Super Tenere 1200)
ZAR 39 700.00 (XT 660 R)
B&B Style 3 Star, 4 Star
Breakfast is Included
Some evening meals are included
Shared accommodation is available on request
Visiting and staying in Addo Elephant Park is included as is the full Day game drive.
Additional activities like the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary, Bloukrans Bungy Jump, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours etc. can be booked at an extra charge.
Airport/Guesthouse Shuttle, pick up and drop off
Pre Tour Accommodation in Cape Town
Paper Maps of the region
Back up Vehicle
For more than 6 riders
4x4 = ZAR1650 per day
Driver = ZAR1500 per day
Spare bike on Trailer = ZAR450 per day
Motorcycle Damages Deposit ZAR25 000.00
Prices subject to change without notice. E&OE