Cape Sidecar Adventures

Our fleet of 30 vintage sidecars provide chauffeured tours & transfers in and around Cape Town, Cape Peninsula and Winelands.

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

Yes

Accommodation

No

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

Our fleet of 30 vintage sidecars provides chauffeured tours & transfers in and around Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, and Winelands. West Coast Experience

Board your sidecar in the City/V&A Waterfront areas & head up the West Coast of the city to Bloubergstrand via Table Bay harbor & the suburb of Milnerton. A brief stop for photos on the beach at Bloubergstrand before heading on to Big Bay for a coffee stop. After a leg stretch, head back to the city.

Atlantic Seaboard + Chapmans Peak Drive

Enjoy a trip along the city’s Atlantic Seaboard to Chapman’s Peak Drive lookout via Camps Bay & Hout Bay. After a brief stop on Chapman’s Peak Drive, return to the city/Waterfront via Constantia Nek, Rhodes Drive, Southern Suburbs and Rhodes Memorial.

City and Surrounds Scenic Tour

Enjoy a brief introduction to Cape Town city and the Atlantic Seaboard. Trip includes a tour through the inner city (Castle, City Hall, Company Gardens, Bo Kaap district) and then a visit to Signal Hill. After a brief stop, the trip continues through Camps Bay returning to the City via the Atlantic

4 HOUR (HALF DAY) OPTIONS

This itinerary can be customized to suit your tastes including the sights & sounds of the city & surrounding areas, as well as a visit to the False Bay side of the Peninsula via Chapmans Peak Drive to enjoy some wine tasting in Constantia and a traditional fish & chips lunch at one of the picturesque harbor towns.

Full Day Cape Peninsula

Full Day Cape Peninsula round-trip visiting all the iconic attractions including Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Penguin Colony, Kalk Bay, Constantia Winelands & much, much more…

Full Day Winelands

Enjoy a full day outing in the Winelands. Visit a selection of 3 to 4 wine estates in the Paarl-Stellenbosch-Franschhoek wine districts.

Full Day to Betty’s Bay

South Coast meander via Gordon’s Bay to Betty’s Bay for an authentic Fish & Chips Meal. Return via Pringle Bay and visit the Stony Point penguin colony as well as a stop at the Cheetah Outreach sanctuary in Somerset West.

12 day (11 night) Klein Karoo & Garden Route round trip

Total distance: 1640 Km

Minimum number of sidecars needed to secure booking: 2

This spectacular route introduces you to the unique semi-desert landscape of Southern Africa as well as the coastal beauty of the southern Cape. Traveling along Route 62 through the Little Karoo all the way to the Swartberg mountain pass and then returning via the scenic Garden Route that showcases the coastal beauty of the Indian Ocean.

The tour is chiefly on paved roads with a sprinkling of easy gravel roads to enhance the adventure. The highlight on the return leg includes the Malgas River crossing via a hand operated pontoon dating back to the 19thcentury. Highways & freeways are avoided at all costs.

11 Day (10 Night) Garden Route Tour (one way: Cape Town to Port Elizabeth)

Total distance: 1388 Km

Minimum number of sidecars needed to secure booking: 2

The famous Garden Route has so much to offer from endless white beaches to rugged coastlines and malaria-free Big 5 game viewing experiences. This tour includes all the highlights of this route and much, much, more while enjoying the less-traveled roads. The tour is mainly on paved roads, with some easy gravel sections in between and includes crossing the Malgas River via the 19th-century hand-operated pontoon. Freeways are avoided at best.

6 Day (5 night) Winelands Round Trip

Total distance: 793 Km

Minimum number of sidecars needed to secure booking: 2

This tour showcases the beautiful scenery of the Western Cape hinterland. Following Route 62 to Barrydale through the Montague Natural Rock Arch bordered on both sides of the road by the Twistniet Nature Reserve. Returning over the well-known Tradouws Hoek Pass into the Cape Winelands of the Overberg area visiting the town of Greyton and then onto Franschhoek via the Franschhoek pass.

The tour is mainly on paved roads, with some easy gravel sections in between. Freeways are avoided at best.

6 Day (5 night) West Coast & Mountains Round Trip

Total distance: 863 Km

Minimum number of sidecars needed to secure booking: 2

Traveling northwards & following the Benguela Ocean Current up the West Coast of Southern Africa allows you to experience this semi-arid desert with an abundance of indigenous fauna & flora. Following the coastline along the R27 West Coast road up to Lamberts Bay then cutting inland to the Cederberg Wilderness area and returning through the Middleberg mountain pass via the traditional farming towns of Ceres & Tulbagh and onwards to Cape Town.

The tour is mainly on paved roads, with some easy gravel sections in between. Freeways are avoided at best.

CAPE SIDECAR ADVENTURES OVERLAND TOURS UNABRIDGED TERMS & CONDITIONS

TOUR OPERATOR & CONTRACT

All tours are operated by Cape Sidecar Adventures (‘CSA”) whose office is 1 Dickens Road, Salt River, 7925. Cape Town, South Africa

All bookings are made on a first come first served basis. Guests are the person(s) listed on the SIDECAR OVERLAND BOOKING FORM. All guests are required to sign the booking form & the T&Cs or complete the on-line booking form accepting these T&Cs. CSA reserves the right to decline any booking at their discretion. Any variation of the terms of this contract needs to be in writing.

PAYMENTS

A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. Deposits are refundable up to 6 months prior to the tour. After this date deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable irrespective of circumstances. 75% balance is due 6 weeks prior to the booking. Bookings made within 6 weeks of the tour departure date will only be accepted with full payment.

TOUR PRICE

Tour price includes all services and supplies as listed in the “What’s included” page.  Anything not listed as included is excluded. All accommodation is priced on a sharing basis. Guests who book as singles will be expected to cover the single supplement charge.

AMENDMENTS TO TOUR

Guests who wish to make changes to the planned itinerary may request personal amendments up to 8 weeks prior to departure. Changes will be made at the discretion of CSA.

SURCHARGES

Rates are correct at the time of printing/publication. If circumstances arise beyond our control that results in an increase in costs eg: currency fluctuation, taxes, fuel costs etc we reserve the right to pass on these surcharges provided they occur more than 6 weeks prior to departure.

TOUR CHANGES

As tour arrangements are made many months in advance, it may be necessary to make minor changes to the itinerary. If significant changes to the tour are necessary (eg: changes in dates, accommodation or major changes to the itinerary) the guest can choose to continue with the revised tour or accept an offer of an alternative tour of the same value or elect to cancel the booking with a full refund.

DELAYS

Where issues with the guest’s personal travel plans have resulted in a delayed or non-arrival at the start of the tour, CSA will not be responsible for any financial or other compensation for any additional costs incurred. CSA will not provide a refund for any part of the tour missed.

FORCE MAJEURE

In the event of force majeure (included but not limited to war, riots, civil disturbances, unavoidable technical problems with transport, fire & adverse weather conditions), refunds or compensation cannot be made and guests will be responsible for all their own financial & other requirements

DOCUMENTATION

All rider guests must have the following documentation in their possession at all times during the tour:

Valid biker license

Personal & travel insurance

Passport with South African customs entry stamp (for overseas visitors)

SIDECAR HIRE

The following are the T&Cs for sidecar hire:

Copies of all the abovementioned documents will be kept on record by CSA

Sidecars are hired subject to availability

Minimum rider age is 25yrs. Max rider age 70yrs.

Guests can choose to increase the minimum 3rdparty insurance already in place

Any one-way hire fees are included in the tour cost

No fuel is provided with any sidecar hire.

Accessories provided will include helmet, leather jacket, goggles, complimentary bandana.

All guests will be required to lodge a damage/accident excess deposit of R15,000 prior to departure. Guests will also be responsible for further charges as stated below:

Fees for late return

Fees for not returning sidecar with a full fuel tank

Costs of upgrading insurance cover

Any additional accessories required

Damage or non-return of accessories.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

CSA is responsible for ensuring that the 3rdparty supplier of services and accommodation during the tour is of an acceptable standard. CSA cannot be held responsible for some amenities being affected by weather conditions or mechanical breakdowns.  CSA cannot be held responsible for death, personal injury or illness caused by engaging in activities outside the tour itinerary. CSA cannot be held responsible for death, personal injury or illness cause unless we are proved to be negligent.

TOUR CANCELLATION

CSA reserves the right to cancel a tour if the minimum number of bikes needed is not met. In such a case, the guest will be offered an alternative tour of similar value or a full refund. Notification will be given 6 weeks prior to departure. CSA will not be responsible for any costs or losses incurred by the guest due to the cancellation of the tour. This includes the cost of pre-paid airline tickets & hotel accommodation.

CANCELLATION OR CURTAILMENT

If a guest cancels a tour, the following charges will be levied:

Your deposit is refundable up to 12 weeks prior to the tour. After this period the deposit is non-refundable & non-transferable.

More than 6 weeks and less than 12 weeks, 50% of tour cost

Less than 6 weeks, 100% of tour cost.

If, for any reason, the guest decides to curtail a tour during it’s duration, no refund will be made.

TRANSFER OF BOOKING

If a guest is unable to travel the booking may be transferred to a 3rdparty subject to prior approval by CSA. In such cases, 2 weeks notice should be given any charges incurred in the change will be for the account of the guest.

FINANCIAL PROTECTION

CSA is a bonded member of SATSA (South African Tourism Services Association) and the guest is afforded financial protection in the event of CSA becoming insolvent or ceases to function. Details of this protection is available on request.

COMPLAINTS

Should a guest feel that CSA has not met it’s obligation, it should first be brought to the attention of the accompanying tour leader/guide. If the guest remains unsatisfied, any comments should be put in writing, quoting your tour name and tour dates and emailed

Self-drive guided overland tours – what’s included?

Pre-tour pack including tour information, maps & GPS mapping details

Accommodation in mostly 4 star guest houses/hotels/lodges.

All breakfasts

Most dinners

Rental of Sidecar for the duration of the tour

Airport transfers to/from your hotel or airport

Entry fees (if applicable) to Table Mountain Cable way, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Boulders penguin colony, Game Drive at private game reserve

Fully accredited Tour Guide leader on a sidecar for the duration of the tour.

Expert advice and support throughout your tour

The protection of booking with a SATSA bonded member.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

All your flights. Both International and domestic

Toll fees (if applicable)

All your fuel

Lunches

Dinners other than those listed when securing your booking

Travel Insurance

Anything NOT listed as included.

NOTES:

In addition to the above, tailor-made tours do NOT include meals & accommodation

Details of inclusions/exclusions for chauffeured and/or extra passengers available on request.

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