Good Hope Tour (South Africa) - Motorbike tour


The Good Hope tour is a marvellous travel through the Western Cape region of South Africa: enjoy 2500 km of dreamlike passes meandering along coastlines, through legend winemaker’s and fruitgrowing landscapes and the wonderful Karoo nature.

Kicking off from Seapoint in Cape Town we take the world famous "Chapman’s Peak" leading to "Cape of Good Hope" with stunning views over various bays and beaches surrounding the Cape pensinsula. The tour then heads towards the heart of winelands via Franschhoek to Paarl. Passing pittoresque Wellington and Tulbagh we come through famous fruit growing country of Ceres up to the smoother foothills of Ceder Mountains. The vast landscape of Little Karoo with it’s plenty passes running through lonesome farm fields and romantic mountain ranges leading us to Montagu and Oudtshoorn delivering beautiful impressions – especially at world-famous Swartberg pass and "de Hell" close to Prince Albert where we also visit Brian Finch, a famous musician and songwriter of our Gravel Travel song. Heading now back south to tropical forest of Tsitsikamma and Knysna at Indian Ocean, you may enjoy the world's highest bungee jump. Along the Garden route and via Swellendam we are reaching the coastal region around "De Hoop Nature Reserve" and "Cape Agulhas", the southernmost point of Africa. Via whale watchers paradise Hermanus we take wonderful passes along the coast heading back to world-famous winery city Stellenbosch where our tour comes to a delightful final stage.

Tour profile:
 13 riding days/16 travel days. A fairly balanced tour on tar and gravel roads (50:50), mountain passes on tar or gravel. Daily stages of between 200 and 300km. Quite suitable for even less experienced enduro drivers. Please mind our Information concerning riding skills here. …

Good Hope Tour (South Africa) - Tour track

Day stages

  1. Day 1: Travel to South Africa/Cape Town
  2. Day 2: Cape Town
  3. Day 3: Discovering the Cape peninsula
  4. Day 4: Cape Town – Paarl
  5. Day 5: Paarl – Cederberg Mountains
  6. Day 6: Cederberg Mountains – Montagu
  7. Day 7: Montagu – Prince Albert
  8. Day 8: „Die Hel“ (The Hell) / day trip OR rest day
  9. Day 9: Prince Albert – Tsitsikamma
  10. Day 10: Tsitsikamma – Knysna
  11. Day 11: Knysna – Oudtshoorn
  12. Day 12: Oudtshoorn – De Hoop
  13. Day 13: De Hoop – Hermanus
  14. Day 14: Hermanus - Cape Town
  15. Day 15: Cape Town/Return Flight
  16. Day 16: Arrival in Germany