Two Oceans2022-07-28T17:40:24+00:00

Two Oceans

This motorcycle tour has it all without leaving South Africa! A paved road loop is a perfect introduction to Africa as we connect mountain passes, oceanside roads, and Big-5 safaris. Incredible food and warm African hospitality await, with just enough spare time to allow you to fine tune it to perfection. Excellent for couples

from

CAD $9,155

per person

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DURATION

14

DISTANCE 3500 km / 2200 mi

PAVED 99%

GRAVEL 1%

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ITINERARY
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PRICES AND DATES

Prices

CAD $9,155 with BMW F750GS and shared accommodation

OPTIONS

  • Passenger price +CAD $5,495

  • BMW F850GS +CAD $120

  • BMW R1250GS +CAD $995

  • Harley-Davidson +CAD $960

  • Spyder RT +CAD $960

  • Single room supplement +CAD $1,245

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Includes

  • All highlights as noted

  • 13 nights accommodation

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunches and dinners on ride days

  • Guide on motorcycle
  • Second guide in chase truck

  • Trailer with spare bike
  • Park entrance fees and tolls
  • Airport transfers
  • Motorcycle rental with basic insurance
  • Dedicated office staff for trip planning
  • Road book for day-to-day routing
  • The BEST welcome pack in the motorcycle touring world!
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Excludes

  • Visas, pre-trip medical items, trip & medical insurance
  • Personal travel to or from Tour
  • Lunches and dinners on rest days
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Fuel
  • Staff and local guide gratuities

Dates

2022
February 18 – March 3
November 19 – December 2 | Open

2023
February 23 – March 8 | Open
November 17 – 30 | Open

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Cape Town
No riding.
Accommodation near Cape Town’s Waterfront.

Guests will usually arrive at Cape Town International airport in the morning. We’ll be awaiting your arrival at the airport to take you directly to your hotel in Cape Town where you can relax after your flight and get comfortable with South Africa’s beautiful springtime weather. By noon you’ll meet the other members of your group. At our first group dinner we will debrief you about your trip, go over the special rules regarding riding motorcycles in Africa, hand out map books, and review the routing

DAY 2

Paternoster
185km
Accommodation near Paternoster.

We start today with the bike rental and insurance formality and will be on the road by late morning. Cape Town is guarded by the iconic Table Mountain, and our first stop leaving the Mothercity will be at Blouberg beach, where the classic view of the city with the mountain behind it makes for that perfect frame of you on your bike. Leaving Blouberg behind, we hit the west coast and if time permits, we hope to stop in the scenic West Coast National park, during the laid back coastal ride up to the sleepy fishing village of Paternoster to find our charming guesthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

DAY 3

Montagu
350km
Accommodation near Montagu

After a recommended early morning stroll on the beach, watching the local fisherman return with their catch, we leave the coast behind to ride through the Swartland, a rural agricultural area known for its wheat production and award-winning red wines. After passing through a few small, picturesque towns and traversing a few enjoyable passes, all that will be left for the day is a ride through the KOO valley, known for quality apples, pears, apricots, and peaches. This Klein Karoo semi-desert area is our home for the night

DAY 4

Oudtshoorn
250km
Accommodation near Oudtshoorn

Our destination is Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. Route 62 is a well-known part of the Garden Route and we will hit the best parts of it today – this is a day filled with beautiful mountain passes. There is also a chance for some extra riding in the late afternoon after we check into the hotel for those who are keen to see one of South Africa’s most famous gravel road passes. No trip to Oudtshoorn would be complete without an up-close and personal trip to the ostriches, whose feathers made a few personal fortunes here a hundred years ago. If caves are your thing, we can help you get to the nearby Cango Caves – a South African wonder.

DAY 5

Graaff Reinet
390km
Accommodation near Graaff Reinet

A nice full day of riding today including a super twisty section to check out waterfalls, a stop in the mohair capitol of South Africa, and a ride on the last paved single lane concrete road in South Africa. We leave the impressive Swartberg mountain range behind for the stretched out remote beauty that only the Karoo, South Africa’s most famous semi-desert area, can offer. Our hotel for this night was built in the 1800’s but before we get there, we will visit the geological phenomenon known as the Valley of Desolation – a sheer cliff face, offering vast views over the Camdeboo National Park below. No wonder this is a South African national monument. And no better place to watch the sun go down!

DAY 6

Addo Elephant National Park
270km
Accommodation near Addo Elephant National Park

We will have a quick stop after breakfast to feast our eyes on the magnificent “Groot Kerk” (Large Church), whose foundation stone was laid in 1886 and its design inspired by Salisbury Cathedral in England – Graaff Reinet’s iconic architectural landmark.

We have an easy half day of riding broken up by a visit to a cheetah sanctuary, and a mid-day arrival to Addo Elephant National Park. We will hop in with a guide in a 4×4 for a driving tour of the park for the afternoon. The animals that may be sighted are too numerous to mention. The larger ones include the lion, leopard, cape buffalo, black rhino, zebra, spotted hyena, wildebeest, kudu, and eland. Addo is as far east as we will get, and tomorrow we swing south and then back west.

DAY 7

Jeffreys Bay
170km
Accommodation in Jeffrey’s Bay

If you are keen on more animals, you can join an optional morning game drive. Today’s ride is short, but we want to get to Jeffrey’s Bay early enough to park the bikes and get to the beach for afternoon surfing lessons. Jeffreys Bay is South Africa’s most famous surfing spot. “J-Bay” is arguably the world’s best right-hand pointbreak and a stop on the Billabong Pro Surfing Tour. Our guest house is oceanside, right beside the prime surf spot called “Supertubes”!

DAY 8

Knysna
230km
Accommodation near Knysna

The coastline stretching between Jeffreys Bay and Knysna is arguably one of the most beautiful in South Africa. While we have another relative short ride of just over 200km for the day, it is packed with scenic highlights. We will follow the old road from J-Bay to the spectacular Storms River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

The next stop is not for the faint hearted – if you are keen to do the world’s highest bungee jump from a bridge – now is your chance to do so at the Bloukrans Bridge.

For those of us who survived the bungee, we will continue via Natures Valley and Plettenberg Bay to our destination for the night, another oceanside lodge just past the oyster-famous town of Knysna. This evening the magnificent beach awaits to walk off those calories – why not hike all the way to Buffelsbaai (bay of the Buffalo) an interesting little seaside village with only 199 houses – and one of south Africa’s most loved vacation towns

DAY 9

Mosselbay
135km
Accommodation near Mosselbay

Another shorter day filled with mountain passes and scenic lookouts. Tonight we stay at yet another luxury game lodge, and we will be in time for an afternoon and sunset game drive with the 4×4 and local guides. There is a spa here for those who would rather pamper themselves at the lodge.

DAY 10

Arniston
355km
Accommodation near Arniston

This morning gives the riders the option to hop onto an early morning game drive, before returning for breakfast and onto the bikes.

Today marks an important geographic highlight, as we visit Cape Agulhas, the most southernly point on the African continent before returning to our hotel for the next two nights, the Arniston Spa Hotel.

Besides the hotel are the nationally land marked Fisherman’s cottages with their whitewashed walls and thatched roofs, and colourful fishing boats, set off against a turquoise sea. It’s a magnet for photographers and artists from around the world, spurred on no doubt by the proclaiming of Arniston as one of the World’s Ten Best Hideaways by Time Magazine during May 1996. Our hotel is also a spa, so with a little planning you can also arrange for some pampering as a reward after a long day in the saddle.

DAY 11

Stellenbosch
240km
Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Today is a busy day as we get to Hermanus for lunch, the self-proclaimed whale capital of South Africa. We lunch while spotting Southern Right Whales who calve here from July through November. We continue along the coast of False Bay arriving in mid-afternoon to a private tour of Monkey Town, a primate sanctuary. We spend the next two nights in South Africa’s second oldest city—Stellenbosch, perhaps more famous for its university and world class wineries

DAY 12

Stellenbosch
Optional Riding Day
Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Take a day off, go shark cage diving, go riding, go on a wine tour, or drink coffee and write postcards in the beautiful old city of Stellenbosch. This is a day to do whatever your body is telling you to do. Another favourite spot to visit is the Franschoek Motor Museum – a epic collections of vehicles in a beautiful setting.

DAY 13

Cape Town
170km
Accommodation in Cape Town

Our last day on the bikes in our round trip tour and it is a beauty as we take on one of South Africa’s most scenic ocean-side roads—Chapman’s Peak Drive. Our continued route through the Cape Point Nature Reserve offers quiet roads and panoramas of green fields, rocky cliffs, and the legendary Cape of Good Hope. This outcropping of south-west Africa has made sailors nervous for 500 years (and remains the mythical home of the damned Flying Dutchman), but from our land-side approach, we can admire the Cape without discomfort, staring out from the beach to the south where 4,000 kilometers of Atlantic Ocean separate us from Antarctica. This is our last night together and we will spend it in Cape Town’s beautiful V&A Waterfront watching the harbor life and sharing stories with new friends made

DAY 14

Fly Out

Our last day, and after breakfast the final paperwork is reviewed, and our trip is officially complete.

If you are curious to stay in Cape Town or the surrounding areas longer to do more riding, wine tours, shark cage diving or arrive in advance for the tour to do this… let us know and we can get you on the right track

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