Flower Power Adventure Motorcycle Tour

The annual Namakwaland tour is a unique eco-adventure conducted during the flower season and a highlight on the Ride Out Africa calendar.

This week long excursion takes you on backroads through various regions of the Western Cape: from Langebaan to Gifberg, Garies and Kromrivier in the Cederberg mountains. We visit the secluded Kobee valley via the Kobee pass: rough, steep and spectacular.

The focus of the tour is the unparalleled beauty of the mountain passes of the area and Namaqualand's wildflower paradise in season. Discover why this truly magnificent part of the world is known for its simplicity and salt-of-the-earth people while riding along some of the most remote and unspoilt scenery you will ever experience. Truly a bucket list excursion!


Tour start dates

This tour is only available during the popular Namaqualand flower season in August each year.


Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from Cape Town International Airport. Arrive in Langebaan. Riders briefing and dinner. Overnight at Calypso Towers Guesthouse in Langebaan.

Day 2

Langebaan to Gifberg near Vanrhynsdorp (Africa Twin). Depart from Langebaan towards Gifberg Farm near Vanrhynsdorp. Overnight at Gifberg Farm.

Distance covered: 264 km

Day 3

Gifberg Loop (Africa Twin). We stay in the district and cover a loop where you will be able to truly appreciate the Namaqualand flower phenomenon which can only be seen during this time of year.
Visit to Kobee valley and Nieuwoudville. Overnight at Gifberg Farm.

Distance covered: 321 km

Day 4

Gifberg to Agama (Africa Twin). Ride through Kliprand area in Namakwaland towards Garies. Overnight at Agama Tented Camp near Garies.

Distance covered: 249 km

Day 5

Agama Loop (HondaXR650). Ride though the southerly Richtersveld area. Overnight at Agama Tented Camp near Garies.

Distance covered: 220 km

Day 6

Agama to Kromrivier (Honda XR650). Depart Namakwaland towards Cederberg mountain range. Overnight at Kromrivier Guest Farm in the Cederberg.

Distance covered: 441 km

Day 7

Kromrivier to Langebaan (Africa Twin). Backroads towards Langebaan Lagoon at the coast. Overnight at Calypso Towers Guesthouse in Langebaan.

Distance covered: 282 km

Day 8

Depart. Breakfast in Langebaan. Transfer to Cape Town International 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.

Included

Transport to and from Cape Town International Airport

Honda XR650L rental

Honda African Twin DCT Rental

Fuel for Motorcycles

Accommodation and all meals

Backup Vehicle

Hydration Beverages

Excluded

Flight Tickets or any other transport to get to Cape Town International Airport

Medical Insurance

Alcoholic and non-Alcoholic Beverages

Activities not included in the itinerary


Highlights

The Flower Power tour’s biggest highlight is the opportunity to appreciate the splendour of the Namaqualand wild flowers, a phenomenon only seen for a couple of weeks in the year. You will also be treated with exhilarating rides through the Cederberg affording challenging terrain to conquer.

Flower season
Langebaan

Accommodation

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.

Gifberg Farm
Agama Tented Camp
Kromrivier Guest Farm

Gear

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.

Essential gear:

  • Riding boots
  • Helmet
  • 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 

  • Price:
    R44650.00


  • Duration:
    8 days, 7 nights


  • Distance:
    1104 miles / 1777 km


  • Terrain:
    20% tar, 80% gravel


  • Malaria:
    Malaria free area


  • Group size:
    6 riders