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.


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

Day 1 (Distance: 136 Km)

8:00 am – Collection from city hotel and pre-trip briefing at sidecar depot
9:00 am – Orientation drive around the Cape Peninsula including;

  • Cape Point
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Chapmans Peak Scenic Drive
  • Penguins at Boulders beach
  • Lunch in Simons Town

5:00 pm – Return to city hotel
7:30 pm – Dinner

Day 2 (Distance: 190 Km)

9:00 am – Collection from hotel & depart for Robertson through the Hawequas mountain pass
12:00 pm – Stop for lunch at Saggy Stone Brewery
2:00 pm – Depart for Robertson via Route 62
4:00 pm – Arrive in Robertson, Check in

Optional afternoon activities

  • Klipdrift Brandy Distillery
  • Breede River Goose Barge Trips
  • Wine Tasting
  • Robertson Art Gallery

7.30 pm – Dinner

Day 3 (Distance: 161 Km)

9:00 am – Depart Robertson for Barrydale along Route 62 over the Cogmanskloof Pass and through the rock arch entering the Klein Karoo semi-desert region
12:00 am - Lunch in Barrydale and check in
2.30 pm – Visit the famous “Ronnies SEX Shop” pub
3:00 – 6:00 pm – Optional afternoon activities

  • Warmwaterberg Natural Springs
  • Clarke of the Karoo shop
  • Magpie Art collective gallery
  • Barrydale Hand Weavers

7:30 – Dinner

Day 4 (Distance: 154 Km)

9:00 am – Depart for Calitzdorp along Route 62 & R322 through the Klein Karoo countryside.
12:00 pm – Arrive in Van Wyksdorp for lunch
2:00 pm – Depart Vanwyksdorp for Calitzdorp via the Rooiberg Mountain Pass
7:30 pm – Dinner

Day 5 (Distance: 121 Km)

9:00 am – Depart Calitzdorp for Oudtshoorn travelling alongside the Swartberg mountain range on route R328
1:00 pm - Arrive at Kobus Se Gat for a traditional South African lunch
2:30 pm  Depart Kobus Se Gat heading towards  the highest point of the Swartberg Pass & then onto Oudtshoorn along route R328
5.00pm – ETA Oudtshoorn
7:00 pm – Dinner

Day 6 (Distance: 175 Km)

8:00 am – Depart Oudtshoorn for Knysna  via Prince Alfred’s pass via Uniondale
11:00 am – Late breakfast in Uniondale
6:00 pm – Arrive in Knysna and check in
7:00 pm – Dinner

Day 7 (Distance: 99 Km)

9:00 am – Depart Knysna for Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
11:00 am – Arrive at Botlierskop
12:00 pm– 9:00 pm – Lunch + Game Drive + dinner at Botierskop,

Day 8 (Distance: 119 Km)

6.00am – Game Drive + breakfast
10:30 am – Depart Botlierskop Private Game Reserve for Still Bay
1:00 pm – Arrive in Still Bay for lunch & check in
3:00 – 6:00 pm – Optional afternoon activities

  • Visit the Anglo-Boer War Memorial
  • Kasselshoop - Cheese Factory
  • Inverroche Distillery
  • Khoi – San Ancient Stone Fish Traps

7:30 pm – Dinner

Day 9 (Distance: 124 Km)

9:00 am – Depart Still Bay for De Hoop Nature Reserve via the Malgas River with a classical 18thcentury hand pulled pontoon.
12:00 pm- Arrive at De Hoop nature reserve and check in
1:00 pm – Lunch at De Hoop nature reserve
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Optional afternoon activities

  • Marine guided walks
  • Guided eco boat trip
  • Mountain biking
  • Best land-based whale watching in South Africa

7:30 pm – Dinner

Day 10 (Distance: 85 Km)

9:00 am – Depart De Hoop nature reserve for Cape Agulhas.
12:00 am – Arrive in Struis Baai for lunch  at the harbor
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Drive to the southernmost point of Africa
5:00 pm – Hotel check in
7:30 pm – Dinner

Day 11 (Distance: 136 Km)

9:00 am - Depart Cape Agulhas for Hermanus  1:00 pm – Arrive in Hermanus for lunch and check in
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm - Optional afternoon activities

  • Whale and dolphin watching (Seasonal)
  • Visit Walker Bay nature reserve
  • Old Harbor Museum
  • Abalone Tours

7:30 pm – Dinner

Day 12 (Distance: 140 Km)

9:00 am – Depart Hermanus for Cape Town along Clarence drive through Kleinmond
1:00 pm – Arrive back at sidecar depot in Cape Town for debriefing and transfer to hotel or airport.

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

Package Costs (VAT 15% excluded)
Self-drive driver R62 500.00
1st Passenger (Sharing) R20 000.00
Chauffeur/Extra Pax Enquire for rate

Inclusions & Exclusions - what do you get?

sidecar rental; riding gear; accommodation (3 to 4 star); all breakfasts; most dinners; all transfers; entry fees; tolls; support vehicle + guide
flights; fuel; lunches; travel insurance; anything not listed above
Rates for chauffeured options available on request
Rates for two-wheeler options (500cc Royal Enfields) available on request

12 day overview



The well-known Garden route has so much to offer from never-ending white beaches to rugged coastlines and malaria-free Big 5 game viewing experiences. The tour provides a full package to what the Garden route has to offer, taking the less travelled roads. The tour is mainly on-road, with some easy gravel roads in between. Freeways are avoided at best and includes crossing the Malgas river via a 19th century hand-operated pontoon.


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


The tour showcases the beautiful scenery of the Western Cape hinterland. Following Route 62 to Barrydale through the Montague natural rock arch bordered on both side of the road by the Twistniet nature reserve. Returning over the well known Tradouwshoek pass into the Cape winelands of the Overberg area visiting the towns of Greyton and onto Franchhoek via the Franchoek pass


Travelling northwards & following the Benguela ocean current up the West Coast of Southern Africa allows you to experience the 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 pretty town of Tulbugh and onwards to Cape Town.

Tailer made Tours


We can offer tailor-made tours to suit your plans & time constraints. Minimum number of sidecars needed for a tailor-made booking is two.

Daily Rate (excl. 15% VAT): From R3000/driver (R1,000/pillion sharing) Additional exclusions: Above daily rate excludes meals & accommodation. Rates for chauffeur and/or extra passengers available on request. All other inclusions & exclusions are applicable