The reverse course of the Windhoek-Cape Town Tour, yet completely different and by no means less attractive! From the green hills of South Africa to the sandy desert expanses of Namibia.
|per rider in shared twin/double room||€4,690.00 $5,217.43 ?|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||€4,490.00 $4,994.94 ?|
|Transfer with the tour group from Windhoek Airport to the lodge and back to Windhoek Airport (only in connection with a booking of the tour by flight)|
|Accommodation in good hotels, lodges, guest farms and camps|
|Catering (breakfast and rich dinner, packed lunch as required)|
|Luggage transport in the accompanying vehicle|
|German-speaking tour guide|
|Rental motorcycles Yamaha XT 660/Ténéré/WR250 with special equipment|
|Briefing on the motorcycles and the GPS device|
|Technical support of the vehicles during the tour by our mechanics|
|Specially worked out GPS routes for the respective tour|
|entrance fees to parks, airport taxes|
|Optional: Conclusion of a fully comprehensive insurance of the motorcycle in the amount of 100,- €/Euro (with 1000,- €/Euro excess)|
|Fuel costs for the motorcycle (approx. 8,- Euro per day), personal expenses such as drinks or similar|
|International Health Insurance|
|Travel Cancellation Insurance|
|Transfer from/to the airport-hotel/lodge outside the tour group|
|Everything that is not listed under services|
|12 travel days/15 travel days|
|pushed gravel roads, smaller, partly very remote dirt roads and asphalted pass roads|
|Daily stages between 250 and 350 km|
|Minimum number of participants: 8|
|Maximum number of participants: 14|
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Almost 3.000 km distributed on 12 wonderful riding days easily leave the impression of having experienced a whole world trip. The most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town, as the starting point, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Agulhas, the fruit plantations and vineyards of the Cape region, the Cederberg Mountains, Namaqualand, the diamond mines of the west coast, Richtersveld, the gorges of the Orange River, the small coastal town of Lüderitzbucht, the Namib Desert, the Khomas Highlands and Namibia's capital Windhoek offer so much variety and contrasts that you will still be able to enjoy it long after the journey is over.
Dirt roads, farm tracks, passes and coastal roads, combined with fantastic accommodation and culinary specialities, make this tour unique and unforgettable.
Day 1: Arrival Germany to Cape Town
Evening departure with scheduled flight from Frankfurt via Windhoek to Cape Town.
Day 2: Cape Town (Winchester Mansions Hotel)
Arrival around noon at the completely newly built airport in Cape Town, you will be picked up by us. Already the way to the hotel offers magnificent views of the dream scenery of the city. The Table Mountain, the centre and the harbour are in front of us like a painting when we reach the city entrance. Our hotel, the "Winchester Mansions", which we have been using for many years as a start or end point, is located directly on the Beach Road in Sea Point. After booking and a small welcome round for the group, the first thing to do is to relax and discover Cape Town. A sightseeing tour with a double-decker bus to classic sights of the city is just as much a part of the program as an extended stroll at the nearby "Waterfront" at the harbour. We have dinner together in an interesting restaurant in the city.
Day 3: Exploration of the Cape Peninsula (Winchester Mansions Hotel)
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel we meet for a general briefing on the tour and today's stage. After briefing on GPS and handing over the motorcycles we start for a first round over the whole Cape Peninsula. Although it is only about 140 km long, there are some highlights. Riding very diversified, almost the whole route consists of coastal roads, whereby the world-famous "Chapman's Peak" with its 114 curves is especially worth mentioning. There is also a lot to see in other places: the coastal towns Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simons Town at False Bay, where we also stop at the penguin colony of Boulders Beach. Via Scarborough and along the beaches of Hout Bay and the extravagant Camps Bay we experience the side of the Atlantic coast. And from Signal Hill we have great views of Seapoint, the Waterfront and Table Bay. In the evening we meet again in our hotel and from there we go together for dinner. (100% tar)
Day 4: Cape Point - Hermanus (Harbour House Hotel)
On the way to the "Cape of Good Hope", the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula, we take the spectacular "Chapman's Peak" as a pleasant start to the day. At the "Cape of Good Hope" the growing tourism in South Africa is already very noticeable, but: you just have to have been there once! Then about 200 km of fantastic coastal roads are waiting for us. Towards evening we reach our destination, the tourist town of Hermanus, whose Atlantic bay is known for its regular visits of whales. Our hotel is located directly at the sea.
Day 5: Hermanus - Stellenbosch (Roosenwijn Guesthouse)
Over small gravel roads we first head east to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of the African continent and the geographical border between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Now we continue in northern direction. We take a short coffee break in the small artist town of Greyton, whose houses and old trees remind us of times long past. Afterwards we pass the "Theewaterkloof Dam", the largest water reservoir in Cape Town, and then ride over the Franchhoek Pass to our destination, a pretty boutique hotel in the centre of picturesque Stellenbosch.
Day 6: Stellenbosch - Clanwilliam (St. du Barrys Country Lodge)
Over winding, at first still asphalted roads we ride further north. The spectacular Bains Pass leads us to the huge fruit plantations of Ceres, from where we reach the Cederberg Mountains via the Gydo Pass. On dreamlike gravel roads we continue through extreme landscapes until we reach the big Clanwilliam Dam. Our destination is "St du Barry's Country Lodge" in the small town of Clanwilliam, which is known for its large fruit and rooibos tea plantations. The dinner in our guesthouse, built in the old colonial style, is unique.
Day 7: Clanwilliam - Strandfontein (Seabreeze Guesthouse)
Today, the bizarre rock formations of the Cederberg Mountains largely determine the landscape. Many sensational viewpoints let us stop and breathe again and again on the winding gravel roads. In the afternoon we reach the large wine-growing areas of the Olifant River and ride further east directly to the Atlantic coast, where we stay overnight in the small holiday resort of Strandfontein. The guesthouse "Seabreeze" offers us comfortable rooms with a great view over the Atlantic Ocean, whose immediate proximity is also clearly visible on the menu.
Day 8: Strandfontein - Namaqualand (The Houthoop Guest Farm)
Almost parallel to the coast, we ride further and further north. After the mouth of the Olifant River we refuel in Lutzville once more before we leave civilization. On lonely gravel roads we cross the gentle, endlessly wide hills of the Namaqualand, past long abandoned farms and seemingly extinct villages. Our day's destination is the guest farm "Houthoop", which lies totally lonely near the diamond fields of de Beers. In the evening we have grilled fish and meat at the campfire.
Day 9: Namaqualand - Orange River (Felix Unite River Lodge)
After breakfast we ride on rutted gravel roads past large diamond mines to refuel in the small, somewhat daring port town of Port Nolloth. After a short coffee break, the tour continues on smaller gravel paths through the rocky landscape of the Richtersveld. Again and again we see old, abandoned mines before we reach the south bank of the Orange River in the afternoon. The bridge over the river is also the border crossing to Namibia. After completing the formalities we only have to ride 10 km until we reach our accommodation at Noordoewer. We spend the night in small chalets directly on the banks of the Oranje.
Day 10: Orange River - Lüderitz Bay (Nest Hotel Lüderitz)
Today the longest stage is on the agenda. First we ride along the Oranje on a winding road westwards to Rosh Pinah, the currently booming mining town in the south of Namibia. From there we ride north on a relatively busy and partly asphalted road to Aus, where we take a coffee break at the Klein Aus Vista Desert Lodge. About 120 km of tarred road lie ahead of us until we reach the small coastal town of Lüderitzbucht. Time seems to have stopped here. Many of the houses still date back to the German colonial period and even the abandoned diamond towns like Kolmanskoop with their completely preserved buildings are a reminder of the past. We spend the night in the comfortable "nest hotel" directly on the waterfront.
Day 11: Lüderitzbucht - Helmeringhausen (Helmeringhausen Hotel)
After a mostly cool night we leave the coast with its cold Benguela Current and ride inland into the Namib Desert. Here it seems to get warmer with every kilometre. Over seemingly endless tracks we reach the desert village Helmeringhausen, which brings back strong memories of the "Wild West". We stay overnight in the recently renovated Helmeringhausen Hotel.
Day 12: Helmeringhausen - Namib Desert Lodge
Today's stage is dominated by the extreme landscapes of the Namib Desert. A large part of the route takes us exactly along the border between desert and highlands. On one side the red dunes and on the other side the bizarre Naukluft and Tiras mountains. On the edge of the Namib is also our accommodation, the "Namib Desert Lodge", not far from the petrified dunes. The starry sky here in the desert is unique.
Day 13: Namib Desert (Windhoek Mountain Lodge)
The last big stage of the tour leads us away from the desert, at the big edge step we climb 1000 metres in altitude up to the Spreetshoogte Pass, and its spectacular viewpoint gives us a last view over large parts of the Namib. Then we continue north through the very beautiful Khomas Highlands. Through this high situated thorn bush savannah we ride via Windhoek to our Windhoek Mountain Lodge, which is situated at approx. 2.000 m above sea level at the foot of the Auasberge mountains, approx. 15 km south of Windhoek - away from the city in wonderful peace and open landscape. Here we end our last day of such a diverse tour with a soothing sundowner and our legendary "Bushman Fondue" in the evening.
Day 14: Windhoek Mountain Lodge - Departure
Today is at your free disposal: for a shopping spree with sightseeing in Windhoek or just to sleep in and relax at the pool. Only the joint departure to the airport is fixed, as the scheduled flight leaves Windhoek for Frankfurt in the evening.
Day 15: Arrival Germany
Arrival early in the morning in Frankfurt am Main.