Vintage Motorbike Sidecar Tours

If you're short of time, these options enable you to choose the best of Cape Town from a selection of routes

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Nearby

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

  • Category
  • Grade
  • Disabled Friendly
    No
  • Accommodation
    Nearby
  • Team Building Facilities
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes

Tours & Packages Offered:

Chauffeured:
2 Hour Options:

If you’re short of time, these options enable you to choose the best of Cape Town from a selection of routes including the sights & sounds of the city as well as the surrounding attractions of Signal Hill, Atlantic Seaboard, Camps Bay, Chapmans Peak Drive and Bloubergstrand on the West Coast.

Chauffeured:

Half Day/4 Hour Options:
Enjoy a brief city tour and then head over Chapman’s Peak Drive to Simon’s Town via Noordhoek, Oceanview, Scarborough & Redhill. Enjoy a classic lunch of Fish & Chips in Simon’s Town harbour before continuing along the False Bay coastline & returning to the City via the Constantia Winelands.

Chauffeured:

Full Day Options:
Options include either a visit to a selection of wine estates in the Cape Winelands, or a round trip Cape Peninsula outing visiting Cape Point, Boulders Penguins and much, much more, or an outing along the stunning South Coast coastal road to Bettys Bay and back. Whale-watching at its best.

Self-Drive:

Guided Multi-Day Options:
Choose from a 6 day Cape Winelands tour, a 6 day West Coast and Mountain tour, an 11 day Garden Route experience or a 12 day Desert and Coastal tour. Customized tours are also offered to suit your plans and time constraints. 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-travelled roads. The tour is mainly on paved roads, with some easy gravel sections in between and includes crossing the Malgas River via a 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

Travelling 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 a 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 result 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 above mentioned 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 its 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 its 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 to info@sidecars.co.za for the attention of Tim Clarke.

Meet The Team:

Tim:
Tim was born in Johannesburg in the middle of the last century & after saving up enough money for a one-way ticket to explore planet earth, he wandered around the globe searching for the meaning of life

Danie:
Cape Sidecar Adventures is the perfect way to combine my love of touring with my love for motorcycles. I am a private tourist guide and registered guide in the Western Cape and Garden Route up to Port Elizabeth.

Pierre:
I have a small business Travel Buddy Tours. I do tours, transfers, dinner transfers, hen and bachelor shuttles. I love motor cycling and touring our country!

Elvin:
Married with three children, Boy and twin daughters. Born England 1954 emigrated to S.A 1971. Naturalized South African citizen Retired Telecommunications Technician and call centre Manager. 39 years. Qualified Western Cape tour guide.

Paul:
I am a registered freelance tourist guide doing different tours for different companies ?around SA. I have been in the tourism industry? for 14 years. I was previously in the Cape Town Traffic Police for 10 years where I grew

Rob:
Rob Bareham is one of the original drivers who met up with Tim in the early days of Cape Sidecar Adventures in October of 2006. Rob did his sidecar training on 7 December of the same year.

Nancy:
Nancy Cloete – Born in the Cape and brought up in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, I have grown to love and appreciate the beauty of the Cape. My love for nature, historic architecture and an early introduction to motorbikes

Bev:
I have been riding a bike since the early 80’s and currently have a beautiful Yamaha 1100 Dragstar cruiser. I was originally a computer programmer and now a Hypnotherapist. As a people’s person I love being able to take clients

Paddy:
Paddy Greenacre, 73 years old, Two wives (One current), 3 children, 6 grandchildren, 5 dogs. Retired for last 9 years. Was partner in a Printing Company (Creda Communications) Active in playing rugby until 6 years ago, Golf, motorcycling

Lucian:
Lucian Marinescu is an avid motorcyclist and has been riding since he was a youngster back in Romania. He is very young at heart with a big sense of adventure (and humour), he loves the outdoors, fishing, camping

Horea:
Horea Marinescu had his first motorcycle when he was 7 years old and he’s been hooked ever since. He enjoys travelling, meeting new people, going on long motorcycle trips and rallies with his father, and visiting friends.

Dave:
Dave Garrett Favourite saying: all is not what it seems Mode of Transport: Harley Davidson Hobbies: cycling, motorcycles and sidecars Social: sitting at a coffee shop watching beautiful women go by(love them all) Life’s outlook

Patrick:
My name is Patrick van Eyssen, I am married and have four children and three grandchildren. I am retired and have loads of energy and find myself busy with all kinds of activities. I am the station commander

Lambert:
Lambert van Rijsewijk is Tim’s first driver. He was born in the Netherlands and emigrated here with his parents in 1971. Finished schooling and did a 3 year photography diploma at Pretoria Technikon. Moved down to Cape Town in 1988

Albert:
Born and bred in Cape Town and privileged to be living in Marina da Gama. I have two children, Mandy and Eric. My interest are mainly outdoor and include cycling, canoeing (and fishing for chokka while I’m about it)traveling

Chris:
Riding and driving side cars are a real passion I have developed, and it gives me a feeling of great pleasure and a sense of adventure. I feel blessed to be able to share in the excitement of the passengers

Donald:
My name is Donald Loe. I am a Western Cape tour guide and have been riding sidecars for about 3.5 years. I love biking and have been riding for over 40 years.

Brody:
Latest addition to the Cape Sidecar family, has been headhunted from his previous career where he was deployed as an enforcer & qualified vacuum cleaner. Brody has been deployed in the depot as an accredited mascot, sidecar navigator, distributor

Michael:
Ich , Michael, bin in Kapstadt geboren und in Deutschland, Bonn, aufgewachsen. Dort habe ich meine Ausbildung als Mechaniker genossen und über zwanzig Jahre auf BMW Motorräder gearbeitet. In 1997 bin ich wieder nach Kapstadt gezogen und habe mein Hobby …

Deven:
My name is Deven Thomson I was born 3rd August 1954 in Gauteng. Moved to Cape Town in 1976 when I was transferred to Ysterplaat Air Force Base after completing my apprenticeship as an Aircraft Instrument Technician.

Jack:
Name: Jan (Jack) van der Schyff Born Johannesburg 20 July 1958 Schooled and raised in Johannesburg, Pretoria and matriculated Nylstroom. Joined the SA Navy qualified as a Navy Diver and later Naval Diving Instructor. Worked on the West Coast as …

Robert:
I live in Jhb but spend a lot of time in Hout Bay as I love exploring the beautiful Cape. I have ridden motorbikes for over thirty years and bicycles for 59.

Laurence:
Passionate about riding on three wheels. I was Born in Cape Town and look forward to spending years exploring South Africa’s coastline. I completed a 3 year Graphic Design course at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

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