Su with her big teddy in sudafrica

Touring 2016 Leaving Cape Town by motorcycle to Franschhoek

Day 2 Cape Town to Victoria Falls Tours

Riders, pillions and 4X4 passengers pull away to begin the adventure

The first day of our riding adventure and time to discover what your brand new BMW GS really feels like on the open road!

After a good breakfast, we meet up outside the hotel to get ready for the first day of proper riding. Your luggage is safely stowed on board our 4X4 support vehicle and after a short recap briefing, riders, pillions and 4X4 passengers pull away to begin the adventure

Looking across False Bay for Southern Right Whales

Bay for Southern Right Whales

Watching breeching whales return to their breeding grounds

We leave Cape Town via the renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive and on to the fabulous Cape of Good Hope. Wonderful sweeping sections let you get your first feel of the BMW’s handling. The route frequently overhangs the Atlantic Ocean and offers spectacular views of picturesque bays, long shining white beaches, and plentiful stopping points for photos. All along this coastline, keep an eye out for the sight of a majestic Southern Right whale breeching, as this is the season they return back to their breeding grounds. The lighthouse car park is a great spot to view them from when we stop for lunch at the café

The wildlife theme continues as our coastal ride continues in the afternoon with an optional visit to the Boulders Village Penguin Colony. Established sixteen years ago, this is where the penguins have chosen to take seasonal refuge from the colder conditions further south.

We experience our first stretch of well prepared dirt track

Then we regroup at the Drummond’s Arms Biker’s Bar in the small village of Rooels for refreshment before turning inland to head up to the Lion and Cheetah Reserve. On the way, we experience our first stretch of well prepared dirt track. If this is your first introduction to off road riding, John, your guide, will be available at all times to offer you help and advice should you need it. Just ask!

If you haven’t seen these wonderful animals up close before, it’s an experience you will never forget. The lions are now fully grown so it’s unlikely we can mingle with them, but the cheetahs are a big favourite with everyone and you can get up really close.

We’re off!! Destination Victoria Falls.

The day’s ride ends at our 5* Spa Hotel right on the clifftop overlooking the ocean.

The Spa is top notch and offers plenty of opportunity for pampering before we take you out for a special dinner at a local restaurant, full of character and atmosphere located a short walk from the hotel and nestling in the cliffs.

If weather permits, we’ll start the evening with drinks on the terrace right by the sea where the conversation will be buzzing with impressions of the day and anticipation for the next morning’s whale watching cruise.

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Biking through Cape Hope National Park to Cape Point.

The white sands of Noordhoek Beach from Chapman’s Peak Drive

Noordhoek Beach from Chapman

Final bike preparation & briefing before the big adventure begins

the big adventure begins

Parked up at Cape Point

Parked up at Cape Point

Leaning it in on Bain’s Kloof Pass

Bain’s Kloof Pass

The sweeping corners of Chapman’s Peak Drive

sweeping corners of Chapman’s

One of our assistance vehicles on Chapman’s Peak Drive

One of our assistance vehicles

Pausing to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean

enjoy the Atlantic Ocean

Even cheetahs like selfies

Even cheetahs like selfies

The Waterfront

The Waterfront

Team shot with Hout Bay in the background

Team shot with Hout Bay

Our 5* hotel & spa set on the cliffs.

View from our hotel.

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“After just completing my 5th tour with MotoAventures I really don’t have the words to describe what turned out to be one of the best adventures I’ve been on. From the very first day to the last, everything was perfect. I turned up to see my GS1200 with only running-in miles gleaming at me in the Cape Town sunshine and perfectly set up to my riding requirements. I really don’t think Johnny and Su realise themselves just how far above other tour standards they are.” – Thomas

Article by Su Downham
Su Downham Su co-runs Moto Aventures and has been adventure touring in Southern Africa for over nine years. She speaks English, Spanish, Catalan and French fluently and has considerable experience in tourism and PR.
She is responsible for the client services, booking and admin side of the operation and making sure that all aspects of the tours run smoothly and efficiently.
She is a very experienced 4X4 support vehicle driver and is trained in emergency field medicine. Email Su


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