Garden Route 62 Adventure Motorcycle Tour

Our Garden Route 62 tour starts in the cosmopolitan town of Knysna. The town is famous for its ancient indigenous forests, sweeping fynbos landscapes and breathtaking views of the Outeniqua and Swartberg mountains and the Indian Ocean.

Highlights of the tour include several historic mountain passes. The Swartberg and Montagu passes, both National monuments, stand in proud defiance of modern technology. The Prince Alfred’s pass, at 68.5km the longest publicly accessible mountain pass in South Africa, as well as the second oldest unaltered pass still in use. The Seweweekspoort pass is probably the most beautiful 18km stretch of gravel road anywhere in South Africa - with easy gradients, multiple river crossings and mind-boggling geology, this road is an absolute joy to ride.

On our Garden Route 62 tour you will be treated to a wide variety of incredible scenery and landscapes, from the shores of the pristine Knysna estuary to the towering rock formations of the mountains of the Little Karoo. This tour is not to be missed.


Tour start dates

This tour runs all year round.


Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Day 2

Knysna to Prince Albert (Africa Twin). Riding towards Prince Albert via the Knysna forest, Prince Alfred’s Pass, Kammanassie, and the Swartberg Pass. Overnight at Sommerso Guest farm in Prince Albert.

Distance covered: 278 km

Day 3

Prince Albert to Van Wyksdorp (Africa Twin). Ride via the Great Karoo and the Seweweekspoort Pass towards Route 62. Overnight at Rooiberg Lodge near Van Wyksdorp.

Distance covered: 270 km

Day 4

Van Wyksdorp to Knysna (Africa Twin). Ride back towards Knysna via Garden Route back roads and the Old Seven Passes road between Knysna and George. Overnight at Brenton Cottages in Brenton on Sea.

Distance covered: 258 km

Day 5

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.

Included

Transport to and from George Airport to Brenton On Sea

Honda African Twin DCT Rental

Fuel for Motorcycle

Accommodation and all meals

Backup Vehicle

Hydration Beverages

Excluded

Flight Tickets or any other transport to get to George Airport

Medical Insurance

Alcoholic and non-Alcoholic Beverages

Activities not included in the itinerary


Highlights

The short but sweet Garden Route tour offers our visitors a unique opportunity to discover and explore the Garden Route. There are several highlights, including the Swartberg Pass, Great Karoo, Kammanassie as well as the historic Prince Alfred’s Pass.

You will also get to experience the mystical indigenous Knysna forest as well as an exclusive welcome dinner hosted at The Motorcycle Room in Knysna.

Garden route
Swartberg Pass

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.

Brenton Cottages
Sommerso Guest Farm
Rooiberg Lodge

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:
    R23800.00


  • Duration:
    5 days, 4 nights


  • Distance:
    500 miles / 806 km


  • Terrain:
    40% tar, 60% gravel


  • Malaria:
    Malaria free area


  • Group size:
    6 riders