Baviaans XR Adventure Motorcycle Tour
Starting and ending with a scenic Garden Route ride along the coast, the core of this route covers the pristine gravel and 4x4 tracks of the amazing Baviaans and features several river crossings.
Riders should be comfortable with steep inclines and declines over rocky terrain.
The Baviaanskloof (also known as “the Valley of Baboons”) lies approximately 120 km west of Port Elizabeth. Starting in the east at Komdomo, the narrow, steep road leads through the rugged beauty of the Grootrivier gorge on its winding path through a pristine conservancy all the way to Willowmore in the west. Home to the Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Rhinoceros, Red Hartebeest, Buffalo and Eland the Baviaanskloof give visitors the chance to embrace a true wilderness.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the Kloof offers an exciting riding experience through breathtaking mountainous terrain and river crossings and the entire route is done on the Honda XR650L bikes. The skill level required for this tour: comfortable with steep inclines and declines, as well as rocky terrain and river crossings. A total distance of about 512 km is covered during the tour.
The Baviaanskloof offers spectacular views and rough terrain for exhilarating riding.
Highlights include several technical mountain passes, multiple river crossings, local cuisine and true Karoo hospitality.
Tour start dates
This 6 day tour is available for booking throughout the year. Rainfall is generally expected during February and March and only in the event of flash flooding the road will be closed for all types of transport.
Transfer from George Airport. Arrive in Knysna. Riders briefing and dinner at The Motorcycle Room in Knysna. Overnight at Brenton Cottages in Brenton on Sea.
Knysna to Kareedouw (Africa twin) via Natures Valley and Storms River Mouth. Lunch at Storms River Mouth. Overnight at Assegaaibosch Country Lodge in Kareedouw.
Distance covered: 204 km
Kareedouw to Steytlerville (Honda XR650L). Take 4x4 Route over the Kouga mountains. Enter the Baviaans nature reserve via Groot River over Antonies Berg. Overnight at Royal Hotel in Steytlerville.
Distance covered: 263 km
Steytlerville to Prince Albert (Africa twin). Overnight at Swartberg Hotel in Prince Albert.
Distance covered: 331 km
Prince Albert to Knysna (Africa twin) via the Swartberg pass, Montagu pass and the old 7 passes route.
Distance covered: 217 km
Depart. Breakfast in Knysna. Transfer to George Airport.
What's included in your tour price?
We've gone to great lengths to ensure that you are properly taken care of both on the road and at the end of the day.
Transport to and from George Airport to Brenton On Sea
Honda XR650L rental
Honda African Twin DCT Rental
Fuel for Motorcycles
Accommodation and all meals
Flight Tickets or any other transport to get to George Airport
Alcoholic and non-Alcoholic Beverages
Activities not included in the itinerary
The tour offers spectacular views, rugged terrain for exhilarating riding, as well as diverse terrain to challenge your riding skills.
Highlights of the tour include several 4X4 passes, multiple river crossings, the untouched Baviaans wilderness and of course local cuisine and hospitality. Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to experience the natural splendour of the Baviaans and surrounding areas.
The accommodation for the tour is pre-booked by Ride Out Africa. Depending on the location, accommodation will be hosted by Guest Houses, Hotels, Guest Farms and Game Reserves. All these establishments were tried and tested by our team beforehand and were hand-picked as selected accommodation. We will try to accommodate every rider with their own private lodgings but in some cases, riders may have to share a room.
Breakfasts and dinners will be included and prepared by accommodation hosts. You can expect a taste of traditional South African cuisine paired with true South African hospitality. Depending on the location, lunches will be on the road, served by the team, or served at a local eatery.
Due to the diverse climate in Southern Africa and the vast areas covered on our tours, we recommend that riders bring along Dual Sport riding gear as opposed to Road Bike gear.
Functional riding gear determines how warm, dry and safe you will be.
- Riding boots
- Neck brace (optional)
- Riding jacket
- Riding pants
- Wet gear
- Comfortable clothes and shoes for evenings
- Toiletries, sunblock, mosquito repellent and personal medication
Our team have planned, mapped, tried and tested each of our tours. You can rest assured that you will be in the best of hands and can expect nothing but unforgettable memories when you join us on one of these unique adventure tours.Book this tour
6 days, 5 nights
631 miles / 1015 km
4x4 gravel roads, river crossings, steep inclines and declines
Malaria free area