6 DAYS OF
- 11 March – 16 March
- 13 May – 18 May
- 16 September – 21 September
- 14 October – 19 October
Join Us for our Cape Splendour tour
Besides offering guided motorbike tours at Makani, clients can also rely on us for trustworthy Harley rental Cape Town and surrounds. We have a selection of stunning Harleys available for rent should you wish to go out on the open road on your own.
Spend 6 exciting days discovering the best of the Cape. This route is a visual feast as you hit the open road heading to the Klein Karoo – one of the world’s most unique places. This tour gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the ostriches which roam the Karoo and explore the 20-million-year-old Cango Caves, one of the seven wonders of South Africa.
Once we have indulged in the warm Karoo hospitality, we will head back to Cape Town via the scenic coastal road, which will take us through a whale watching hotspot where the brave can dive with Great White Sharks. This is a tour that will not easily be forgotten!
Please be sure to book at least 10 days prior to preferred travel date. A minimum of 3 bikes are required for guided tours.
What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
- Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rental
- All entrance fees
- Daily Guide Book
- Toll fees
- Tour memento
- “Badge of Honour” tour patch
- Preparation and Orientation
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
- Bike accessories i.e. helmet, gloves and jackets. These can be hired from Makani
- All meals and beverages unless specified
- Personal Expenses
- Personal Travel/Accident Insurance, which is highly recommended.
Complete Itinerary For Our Cape Splendour tour
We will depart from the Makani Showroom and exit Cape Town via Du Toitskloof Pass, our first mountain pass of the journey. Immediately, towering rock walls and the deep kloofs of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains envelop you. This scenic route is an invigorating beginning to the day- and your tour!
Take in the vista that extends all the way to Cape Town and beyond (including the iconic Table Mountain) from the view site at the top. Negotiate the bends and descend through a gap between the Klein Drakenstein and Hawekwas Mountains into the Molenaars River Valley.
We will stop to stretch the legs and sample farm fare at the many farmstalls dotted along the roadside. The R60 leads to Robertson and the Robertson Wine Valley. We will head to Bonnievale making a stop at the Springfield Wine Estate for a wine tasting.
We will re-join the R60 and continue along the road to Ashton, lined with bright bougainvillea and palm trees. Veer right onto the Klaasvoogds West Road for the Klaasvoogd’s Meander, one of the route’s best kept secrets. Take time off the saddle here to visit the wine farms, restaurant and succulent garden.
Kogmanskloof is the next pass en route to Montagu and is one of the many passes in the southern Cape surveyed by Thomas Bain, the well-known road engineer of the 19th century, who was responsible for planning and building over 900 roads and mountain passes.
The town of Montagu, the mecca of rock climbing in South Africa, is also famous for its Muscadel, so don’t miss out! We will make sure that you taste this sweet fortified wine at the Montagu Country Hotel where you also have the option of a sightseeing tour in their vintage Cadillac.
The Klein Karoo Wine Route extends from here into the Langkloof mountains and is SA’s most easterly wine producing region. The landscape becomes more typically Karoo in character as you climb the Tradouw Pass, dipping down to your overnight stop, Barrydale, where a choice of good restaurants and cosy guesthouses await you.
Your overnight stop today is Oudtshoorn, surrounded by the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. It is known as the ostrich capital of the world and you are sure to see many of the unusual birds along the way. Spend the afternoon at the Cango Caves or join a guided tour at the Cango Wildlife Ranch where you can try crocodile kebabs and ostrich steaks at their Turtle Restaurant.
The afternoon is yours to explore Prince Albert at your leisure. Visit the museum and join an ecotourism tour in the nature reserve, a ghost walk, or a historical ramble. You also have the option to join John’s Donkey for a trip over the Swartberg Pass.
We will stay overnight in this enchanting small town before heading southwards to the coast.
Eight Bells Mountain Inn, at the foot of the Robinson’s pass, is an appealing countryside spot to take a break from the journey for tea and cake.
From the verdant meadows of Eight Bells, we will continue to Mossel Bay for lunch. Enjoy the afternoon visiting the Diaz Museum and strolling along the Cape St. Blaze trail, before selecting a restaurant for supper and relaxing for the evening in the comfort of your guesthouse.
Don’t linger here for too long or you’ll miss the feeding of the eels! Every day at 11am, the Stilbaai Tourism Bureau feeds the eels in the Palinggat Fountain. These freshwater eels have lived in the fountain for over 125 years.
Hereafter, we will return to the N2 and follow the road past Swellendam to Bredasdorp. We will also pay a visit to the Shipwreck Museum, which houses an interesting collection of artefacts from some of the many ships wrecked along this treacherous coastline.
Our next stop is the southern-most tip of Africa – Cape Agulhas! You will have a chance to pose for a photograph at the southern tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet, before climbing the stairs of the lighthouse.
The Old Mill in Elim, a former Moravian mission station, is a good place to break for tea and melktert, a popular South African dessert, before continuing to Kleinbaai for shark-cage diving or to Stanford for beer-tasting and cheese tasting. Stanford also offers a variety of appealing restaurants for lunch.
Whale-watching central, Hermanus, is your destination at the end of the day. If it is whale season, look out for the gentle giants from the Hermanus cliffs. Alternatively, you can explore the town or stroll along the cliff paths and appreciate the coastal scenery and fresh air.
The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, adjoining the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, provides a delightful garden setting for a tea stop or lunch. Stroll around the gardens (or, if energetic, up Leopardskloof to the waterfall), or visit the Betty’s Bay penguin colony.
The route back to the Cape of Good Hope will take us along the coast through Pringle Bay, Rooi-Els and Gordon’s Bay.
From Gordon’s Bay, the N2 leads us back to the mother city. Veer off onto Baden Powell for your last coastal journey to Muizenberg. From there it’s only a 20km stretch straight back to Cape Town City.
Please be aware that this itinerary may need to change due to weather, road conditions or other factors. The tour guide will make the final decision after consultation with the tour operator and the group members. The safety of our clients come first!
If you are a licensed and experienced rider and would like to complete this 6-day Cape Splendour tour on your own, you can rely on us for an affordable option for Harley rentals. Contact us for more information.
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