Option 1

Tour Details

Distance: 325km
From: R2300

Tour Dates

Offered All Year

Our 4 Passes Tour – Option 1

Our 4 passes tour offers beautiful and dramatic views as well as an exhilarating sense of freedom that is only evoked by being on the open road. The Cape is blessed with a glorious and diverse topography, where scenic mountain passes are as abundant as they are varied. This tour will take us through 4 of the best and most scenic passes near Cape Town.

At Makani we want to make sure that your tour is as enjoyable as possible, which is why have taken the time to carefully plan the full itinerary.




    This tour is a treat for thrill seekers as we traverse four of the best mountain passes the Cape has to offer, including Sir Lowry Pass, Houw Hoek Pass, Franschhoek Pass and Helshoogte Pass. We will spend some time in Franschhoek, the wine and culinary heart of South Africa, where riders can sample some of the Cape’s famous wines and indulge in renowned culinary delights.

    Please be sure to book at least 5 days prior to preferred travel date. A minimum of 3 bikes are required for guided tours.

    What is included in this tour?

    4 passes tour

    Items that are included in the cost of tour price.


    • Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rental
    • All entrance fees
    • 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
    • Fuel
    • Personal Expenses
    • Personal Travel/Accident Insurance, which is highly recommended.
    Our itinerary for the 4 passes tour is as follows:
    We start at the Makani showroom and head out on the N2 towards Somerset West, and shortly afterwards tackle Sir Lowry’s Pass, where we will reach a height of 920m. At the top of the pass we will stop and enjoy the magnificent scenery overlooking False Bay.

    We then continue our trip and have breakfast at top of the Houw Hoek Pass, where your guide will fill you in on the history of the pass, before descending and passing the small town of Botrivier. We will then turn off the N2 and ride to Villiersdorp where we will ride over the wall of the Theewaterskloof Dam, the biggest supplier of water to the City of Cape Town.

    Once we pass Villiersdorp, we climb up the magnificent Franschhoek Pass, and after traversing its many curves we will stop at the top to take in the incredible view of this wine region. It is also the perfect stop to take some stunning photos.

    We will then descend into Franschhoek where our first stop will be at the Huguenot Memorial and Museum, after which we will have lunch in one of Franschhoek’s well-known restaurants.

    Next, we will say a reluctant goodbye to Franschhoek and make a quick detour to the Drakenstein Prison (formerly known as Victor Verster prison where Nelson Mandela made his historic “Long walk to Freedom”) before descending the Helshoogte Pass into Stellenbosch. Upon arrival in Stellenbosch, we will pay a quick visit to the Village Museum to see how the town’s architecture and living conditions have evolved.

    We will then leave Stellenbosch and travel to Paarl, where we will do a cellar tour of the KWV Emporium. The cellar tour is a must do! We will then head back to Cape Town, where we will say our goodbyes.

    Please be aware that this tour may need to change due to weather, road conditions or other factors. Please be flexible, but rest assured your tour leader will make the final decisions only after consulting with group members.

    When joining to tour the beauty of Cape Town, you can expect a memorable experience! If preferred, it is also possible to rent one of our Harley Davidsons to do the trip by yourself – provided that you are a licensed and experienced motorcycle rider. Contact us to find out more about our 4 passes tour.




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