Cape Bike Travel

Cape Bike Travel has been organizing and operating motorbike tours, rental bikes and chauffeured rides in South Africa since 2005.

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Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Yes

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

No

When the cold winter weather settles in Europe, South Africa is the perfect place to spend some time on a motorbike. Whatever your style, on or off the beaten path, Cape Bike Travel specializes in realizing your personalized motorbike holiday in Africa since 2005. Whatever you dream of, you will find it here. Our country offers the perfect blend between a traditional wild African vibe and 1st world comfort and amenities. You can keep riding forever on the smooth tar of the panorama routes along the Indian Ocean coastline of the famous Garden Route. Or get the feeling of real Africa drifting along the winding gravel roads through the South African interior or towards Namibia. Never been but keen to go? Take part in one of our Off-Road riding courses. We offer bike and equipment rentals, self-guided tours and fully accompanied excursions. We can also assist with the long- and short-term hire, planning of overland journeys, transport, and accommodation. Please feel free to send us your ideas and have us tailor your individual ‘trip of a lifetime’. Either on your own or accompanied by one of our knowledgeable and experienced tour guides. Harley-Davidson Tours

You want to see South Africa from the saddle of a Big Twin motorcycle?

Our Harley-Davidson tours are offered in association with Harley-Davidson Cape Town who have appointed us as their official tour operator. These tours have been designed to be an enjoyable biking experience of a foreign country. Emphasis is obviously on traveling the best roads Harley-Davidson style while still being able to enjoy the sights along the road. Accommodation is in small guest houses (mostly 4*) typical for the region/ towns that we are visiting to give you a true experience of the many different cultures on offer. If you want to get to know the local Harley community we can arrange custom itineraries to take in one of the many rallies in South Africa. We can also arrange meetings with the HOG Cape Town Chapter, the HOG Tygervalley Chapter and the Harley Davidson Club of Cape Town.

14 Day Tour Cape Town to Durban • 14 Day Tour Cape Town, the Garden Route and Route 62
7 Day Tour Cape Town and Route 62 • 3 Day Cape Town and Surrounds Tour

Cape Bike Travel, Harley Davidson Bike Tour, Cape Town, Garden route, Route 62

Off Road Tours

Even though South Africa offers first world Infrastructure, here you still have a chance to experience the true wild nature of the African continent. Taking the road less traveled takes you on little gravel paths through some breathtaking scenery that most visitors never have a chance to see.

Our off-road tours have been designed to give you a memorable biking experience and see the lesser known parts of South Africa. Traveling along a variation of gravel paths as well as some tarred roads you will get a great look “behind the scenes” of Southern Africa and experience some challenging riding. Get the chance to see sights that others miss and have a memorable experience that only a dual purpose motorcycle can offer the traveler.

14 Day Cape Town to Windhoek (Namibia) • 3 Day Cederberg tour
4 Day “Die Hel” Tour

Off Road Tours, Cape Town to Windhoek, Cederberg, Die Hel

Extensions

Even though we specialize in motorbike tours, we can help with adding value to your holiday off the bike as well. Whether you would like to add a few days on safari in one off the world famous game reserves, see the Victoria Falls, have a few days in a fascinating city like Cape Town or simply relax on a beach. Talk to us and we will make it happen.               Tour extensions

Day tours in the Cape Town area

As a little teaser for people spending their holiday in the Cape and wanting to do something extra, we will guide you along the “classic” biking routes of the cape. Choose from 3 options that incorporate the peninsula, the Cape of Good Hope, the 4 passes, the winelands and the coastal routes to Hermanus, where whales can be seen in season.

Day tours in Cape Town

Riding in Botswana:

Cape Bike Travel, Bike tours, Country Info, Botswana Only the main thoroughfares through Botswana are tarred, all other roads are gravel paths. Our itineraries cover remote parts in the Kalahari area where paths can be badly damaged or are non-existent. Off-road experience is strongly recommended. Adventure riding classes (2-3 Days) are available on request.

Climate:

Your single biggest concern when traveling to Botswana is the rain, or lack thereof. In summer (October – April) the average daily temperature ranges in the mid 30°C but can go as high as 45°C. Relief from the heat is brought by thunderstorms in the evenings. Heavy rains during the summer can render large parts of the country impassable. The winter months (May – September) bring much more bearable temperatures during the day and no rains. Night-time temperatures fall considerably all year round often below freezing.

Best time to travel: May – September

Safety:

The usual security precautions apply. We have never encountered anything but heartfelt hospitality und friendliness from the locals.

Health and malaria:

The medical infrastructure in the main cities of Botswana is of high standard. Outside the cities it is poor and distances to the nearest hospital/ pharmacy can be long. If you are required to take any medication remember to take enough with you. Our support vehicles carry a small selection of medication for headaches, diarrhea and similar ailments and driving is done by a qualified paramedic. Our itineraries do not cover any malaria risk areas and no special vaccinations are indicated, unless you plan to visit the Chobe and Okavango Areas. Comprehensive travel and health insurance is recommended. Please be aware that AIDS/HIV is widespread.

What do I need to bring?

Cape Bike Travel, Bike tours, Country Info, Botswana

We recommend you bring suitable motorcycle clothing, preferably textile, as leathers can be very hot, as well as a helmet, gloves and motorcycle boots. Remember daytime temperatures will be high. Usually the climate in the region doesn’t require heavy rain protection, but we recommend lightweight waterproofs just in case. A warm sweater or fleece is a must, as the nights will be chilly. Sun block, sunglasses and a hat/bandana are essential. Helmets can be hired locally if pre-booked.

Money matters:

The Botswana currency is the Pula. Traveler cheques are NOT popular and not accepted as payment. cash-machines (ATM) are available in major cities and major credit cards are accepted at lodges and in the cities.

Accommodation:

We try and use small hotels and guesthouses wherever possible, however some camping is part of the experience. Occasionally we have problems with availability, so the actual accommodation may differ if the given accommodation is fully booked. This applies particularly to late bookings and in high season.

What else can I do?

Anything you dream of, we can arrange extensions of you trip in Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta, Special Interest tours (like botanical, geological…), train journeys or car/camper hire.

Riding in South Africa:

Cape Bike Travel, Bike tours, Country Info, South Africa

Roads in South Africa are generally good and traffic relatively light (or sometimes non-existent!). There is an extensive network of perfect tarred road available. Off the beaten path you will encounter more potholes in you suburb then on a South African gravel road. For our adventure tours, off-road experience is not required but encouraged. South African gravel and dirt roads are regularly graded and generally in good condition. Adventure riding classes (2-3 Days) and more challenging routes are available on request.

Climate

Cape Town and the Garden Route enjoy a Mediterranean climate. During our main season (October-April) you can enjoy 11 hours of sunshine with very little rain; daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees C. Further inland the temperatures can climb considerably higher during the day and fall considerably lower during the night. Best time to travel: October – April

Safety:

Despite rumours to the contrary, the Cape is a very safe place to tour (You should see some of the reports that we receive about your country). We and our customers have never experienced anything but friendliness and warmth and everyone has left South Africa with a renewed opinion. If you have any serious doubts, many of our customers are prepared to act as references and ambassadors.

Health and Malaria:

The medical infrastructure in South Africa is generally of European standard. Our itineraries do not cover any malaria risk areas and no special vaccinations are indicated. Comprehensive travel and health insurance is recommended. Please be aware that AIDS/HIV is widespread.

What do I need to bring?

We recommend you bring suitable motorcycle clothing, preferably textile, as leathers can be very hot, as well as a helmet, gloves and motorcycle boots. Remember daytime temperatures from November to March will be high. Usually the climate in the region doesn’t require heavy rain protection, but we recommend lightweight waterproofs just in case. A warm sweater or fleece is recommended as the nights can be chilly. Sun block, sunglasses and a hat/bandana are essential. Laundry service is available en route. Helmets can be hired locally if pre-booked.

Money matters:

Cape Bike Travel, Bike tours, Country Info, South Africa

The South African currency is the rand, other currencies are NOT accepted. Traveler’s cheques are not popular and not accepted as payment. Cash-Machines (ATM) are widely available and all major credit cards are accepted at most outlets.

Dining and shopping in South Africa probably offers the best value for money anywhere. You can often eat a tasty 3-course steak dinner for less than the price of the steak from the butcher in your country. Almost all major brands of goods are represented in South Africa. A full tank of fuel will set you back about R75.

Accommodation:

We try and use small hotels and guesthouses wherever possible, as we believe this gives you a much better experience of life in the Cape. Occasionally we have problems with availability, so the actual accommodation may differ if the given accommodation is fully booked. This applies particularly to late bookings and in high season (December/January).

What else can I do?

Anything you dream of, we can arrange extensions of you trip in Kruger National Park, Shark Cage Diving, Whale-watching, Special interest tours (like botanical, geological…), train journeys, car hire, even skiing! Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula are well worth a few extra days if you have the time.

Riding in Namibia:

Cape Bike Travel, Bike tours, Country Info, NamibiaOnly the main thoroughfares through Namibia are tarred, all other roads are gravel paths. Namibian gravel and dirt roads are regularly graded and generally in good condition. Traffic is non-existent, off-road experience is not required but encouraged. Adventure riding classes (2-3 Days) and more challenging routes are available on request.

Climate:

Namibia is a vast country with mostly arid landscape. During the summer months (October-April) the average daily temperature ranges in the mid 30°C but can go as high as 45°C. Relief from the heat is brought by thunderstorms in the evenings. The winter months (May – September) bring much more bearable temperatures during the day and no rains. Night-time temperatures fall considerably all year round often below freezing.

Best time to travel: May – September

Safety:

This is a vast country with a very small population. In population density Namibia is second only to Mongolia it is not uncommon if you do not encounter any other person for a whole day. The usual care should be taken in the cities as pickpockets can spoil your holiday.

Health and Malaria:

The medical infrastructure in Namibia is generally of European standard, however distances to the nearest hospital/pharmacy can be long. If you are required to take any medication remember to take enough with you. Our support vehicles carry a small selection of medication for headaches, diarrhea and similar ailments. Our itineraries do not cover any malaria risk areas and no special vaccinations are indicated. Comprehensive travel and health insurance is recommended. Please be aware that AIDS/HIV is widespread.

What do I need to bring?

Cape Bike Travel, Bike tours, Country Info, NamibiaWe recommend you bring suitable motorcycle clothing, preferably textile, as leathers can be very hot, as well as a helmet, gloves and motorcycle boots. Remember daytime temperatures will be high. Usually the climate in the region doesn’t require heavy rain protection, but we recommend lightweight waterproofs just in case. A warm sweater or fleece is a must, as the nights will be chilly. Sun block, sunglasses and a hat/bandana are essential. Laundry service is available en route. Helmets can be hired locally if pre-booked.

Money matters:

The Namibian currency is the Namibian dollar. It has the same value as the South African Rand and both currencies are accepted in Namibia. Traveler cheques are NOT popular and not accepted as payment. Cash-machines (ATM) are widely available and all major credit cards are accepted at most outlets except in remote locations.

Food and drink is good value and a wide variety of curios is on offer, however do not expect Namibia to be a location for luxury shopping. A full tank of fuel will set you back about N$75.

Accommodation:

We try and use small hotels and guesthouses wherever possible, as we believe this gives you a much better experience of life in Namibia. Occasionally we have problems with availability, so the actual accommodation may differ if the given accommodation is fully booked. This applies particularly to late bookings and in high season (June-September).

What else can I do?

Anything you dream of, we can arrange extensions of you trip in Etosha National Park, Kruger National Park, Shark Cage Diving, Whale-watching, Special Interest Tours (like botanical, geological…), train journeys, car hire.

Chauffeured Rides

Cape Bike Travel, Bike Tours, Chauffeur Rides, Cape Town-Want to see the Cape from the seat of a “Big Twin” motorcycle?

-You do not have a motorbike licence?

We have the solution! Let one of our experienced riders take you for a ride!

All bikes carry full insurance for rider and pillion, all chauffeurs are in possession of a valid public driving permit, have years of experience and attended advanced riding courses to take care of your safety.

Includes: experienced chauffeur rider on Harley Davidson Big Twin motorcycle, fuel, use of helmet and gloves as well as unforgettable memories.

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