Lagoon to Lagoon Adventure Motorcycle Tour

Our Lagoon to Lagoon tour requires both bikes. Expect breath-taking views and pristine scenery from arid desert landscapes to quaint coastal towns.

South Africa’s Karoo is an incredible place, and the only one of its kind in the world.

The Great Karoo, a natural wonder of endless plains and intriguing rock layers, is one of the world’s most unique and arid zones. In South Africa it stands alone, and is an envied rarity, which captivates tourists, researchers and scientists. The area is separated into various sub-regions by climate and biology: these are the massive Great Karoo, the Tanqua Karoo, (between the Cederberg and the Roggeveld Escarpment), and the Little Karoo. On our Lagoon to Lagoon tour you get a taste of all three.

The majestic Cederberg mountains and Cederberg National Park is situated approximately 200km from Cape Town. The mountain range is named after the endangered Clanwilliam Ceder tree, endemic to the area. Well-known for its phenomenal night skies, dramatic rock formations and San rock art: the Cederberg wilderness area is popular among nature lovers and rock climbers. Other highlights on the tour include visiting the historic town of Wupperthal, riding along the Old Postal 4x4 route, the picturesque coastal town of Agulhas and crossing the Breede river on the Malgas Pont.


Tour start dates

Recommended during the summer months as temperatures drop to below freezing during winter. Tour dates for the Lagoon to Lagoon tour recommended from September to May.


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). Depart Knysna via the Knysna forest, Prince Alfred’s Pass, Kammanassie and the Swartberg Pass. Overnight at Sommerso Guest House in Prince Albert.

Distance covered: 278 km

Day 3

Prince Albert to Tankwa (Africa Twin). Ride towards Tankwa via the Nuweveld mountains, Sutherland. Overnight at Gannaga Lodge on the border of the Tankwa Karoo National Park.

Distance covered: 348 km

Day 4

Tankwa to Ceres District (Africa Twin). Ride through the Tankwa Karoo National Park towards Op die Berg in the Koue Bokkeveld via the Swartruggens mountains. Switch to Honda XR650L for afternoon ride to Merino Monster viewpoint. Overnight at Kaleo Guest Farm.

Distance covered: 221 km

Day 5

Op die Berg to Klawer (Honda XR650L). Ride towards Klawer via scenic mountain passes and valleys through the Cederberg mountains. Overnight at Nama Bike camp near Klawer.

Distance covered: 237 km

Day 6

Klawer to Ceres District (Honda XR650L). Depart Klawer towards Ceres via the historic Old Postal Route, visit Wupperthal village. Ride through Stonehenge Nature Reserve where the famous Africa Burn event is being held annually. Overnight at Kaleo Guest farm.

Distance covered: 283 km

Day 7

Op die Berg to Agulhas (Africa Twin). Ride via Bainskloof Pass, Franschhoek Pass, Theewaterskloof Dam, and several other mountain passes. Lunch in Hermanus. Overnight near Cape Agulhas, most southerly point of the continent.

Distance covered: 350 km

Day 8

Agulhas to Knysna (Africa Twin). Depart towards Knysna crossing the Breede River via the Malgas Pont Ferry. Lunch at the Mosselbay Harbour. Overnight in Knysna.

Distance covered: 391 km

Day 9

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

Honda XR650L rental

Honda African Twin Rental

Fuel for Motorcycles

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

Our Lagoon to Lagoon tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a big part of southern Africa’s scenery. Journey through arid desert landscapes and quaint coastal towns on this trip.

The tour kicks off at The Motorcycle Room in Knysna. Other highlights include several passes, the Big Karoo, Little Karoo and Tankwa Karoo, the majestic Cederberg Mountains, Cape Winelands, the southern-most tip of Africa as well as the Garden Route.

Cape Agulas
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
Gannaga lodge
Nama Bike Camp

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:
    R53750.00


  • Duration:
    9 days, 8 nights


  • Distance:
    1310 miles / 2108 km


  • Terrain:
    20% tar, 80% gravel, thick sand, rocky inclines and declines


  • Malaria:
    Malaria free area


  • Group size:
    6 riders