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Tour 9

THE TASTE OF AFRICA

The Garden Route, a culinary trip

 

Explore the best of Africa on a Harley Davidson during a wonderful tour on famous Route 62 and enjoy the majestic Garden Route. This tour is rated with 4 to 5 stars because of its elegance and it is dedicated to the traditional dishes of African cooks. Enjoying delicious food is an element of this adventure trip and each single day is accompanied by unique gastronomy.

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TOUR PROFILE: 14 DAYS – 2200 KM

Übersichtskarte Tour 9

TOUR DESCRIPTION

 

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN – HOUT BAY

Overnight stay: Amakhaya Lodge, Hout Bay

Tag 1Tag 1Flight with well-known scheduled airline service from Frankfurt am Main or Hamburg (optional) to Cape Town (connecting flight possible). Arrival in Cape Town, welcome by Pierre, our qualified road captain, transfer to Hout Bay, a district of Cape Town, to Amakhaya Lodge. Now you have enough time to check in and to relax some time. In the evening, joint dinner with haute cuisine in the restaurant.

 

DAY 2: CAPE TOWN – HOUT BAY

Day`s stage: 150 km – overnight stay: Amakhaya Lodge, Hout Bay

Tag 2After breakfast, we start our 150-km tour around the Cape Town peninsula. We ride on the Chapman`s Peak Drive, one of the most popular symbols of Cape Town. It is a 9-km long coastal road, which winds with 114 curves directly between sea and steep cliffs from Hout Bay to Noordhoek. Afterwards we ride to the Cape of Good Hope and to the Cape Point, where we have lunch.

Tag 2Our program continues with the visit of an ostrich farm and a penguin colony. Our way back to Hout Bay runs through Constantia. Constantia is a southern suburb of the South African city of Cape Town. It has become popular due to its wineries and it is an exclusive residential district. Pollsmore prison is located here, too, in which Nelson Mandela was arrested from 1982 to 1989, after his 18 years of imprisonment on Robben Island. Joint dinner in Hout Bay in the evening.

 

DAY 3: MONTAGU

Day`s stage: 200 km – overnight stay: Montagu, Mimosa Lodge

Tag 3After loading our luggage into the support vehicle, we ride along the road in the direction of Montagu today. We enjoy the endless beauty of African landscape and have some photo breaks on the way. When we are hungry, we have a break and refresh with snacks and cool drinks. Soon we reach Montagu in Little Kaaro at the confluence of Keisie and Kingna River. The place is characterized by many Cape Dutch and Victorian buildings.

Tag 3The small historic village is one of the highlights along famous Route 62, which is one of the longest wine routes worldwide. Montagu is considered the gate to Little Karoo, a spectacular red and brown colored semi-desert. Before dinner you have enough time to relax at the pool. After a long day on the bike a massage would be fine – no problem, our trained masseur is on board with us and is waiting for you!ch!

The restaurant in Mimosa Lodge is a gourmet restaurant specialized on wild game dishes. You can enjoy a variety of regional specialties, such as ostrich.

 

DAY 4: OUDSTHOORN

Day`s stage: 240 km – overnight stay: Oudsthoorn, Buffelsdrift Tented Luxury Game Lodge

Tag 4Today we ride the famous Route 62, one of the most beautiful travel routes in South Africa. The route runs through different wine regions. After leaving Montagu and crossing Cogman`s Pass, we reach the most beautiful part and ride again through the typical Kaaro landscape. On this route, we come to the popular Ronnie`s sex shop in the middle of this inhospitable area. However, it cannot be called a sex shop. Without a doubt Ronnie is very special. Travelers like to refresh here and everybody leaves something (visiting card …). Götz George was here, too, the autograph card hangs next to the entrance.

Tag 4Further down the route in Ladysmith is the biggest lavender farm in South Africa. Our destination Oudsthoorn is situated in a wonderful landscape, embedded in the Swart Mountains in the north and the Outeniqua Mountains in the south. It is the center of the ostrich industry with many ostrich farms, many visitors come every day. In the free-standing tents of the award-winning Buffelsdrift Lodge we enjoy a view to the Swart Mountains and a water place for wildlife species.

In the afternoon, we go on a safari. Buffelsdrift is a safari lodge. We enjoy beauty and fascination of nature and impressive animals on a safari (on request bookable on-site). The à-la-carte restaurant has a terrace at the water`s edge. We enjoy first-class wines and dishes of the Kaaro nation, prepared with fresh regional products.

 

DAY 5: GRAAFF REINET

Day`s stage: 320 km – overnight stay in Graaff-Reinet, Andries Stockenstroem Guest House

Tag 5We cross the small city De Rust and reach Meiringspoort Waterfall, a small and beautiful waterfall in a steep canyon, where we may take a bath. The way to the canyon is worth seeing. We walk the rest. We ride through Willowmore, a city with many buildings from the Gründerzeit. Our destination is Graaff-Reinet. Today our absolute highlight takes place: “The Valley of Desolation”. This natural monument is a bizarre rocky valley, a very special attraction due to its columnar secretions of Karoo dolerites. The ride to the valley is well worthwhile. First the road climbs along a small valley and after about 6 km we have an excellent view to Graaff-Reinet and the Camdeboo Plain, nearly 500 m situated below.

Tag 5Diagonally opposite is the Spandau Koppe, which got its name from a German cavalry officer. The Spandau Koppe reminded him of the Spandauburg in his home country. After another 3 km we reach the parking, from which we walk five minutes to the viewing platforms. We are in the Camdeboo National Park. The two areas of the Camdeboo National Park surround the historic center of the city of Graaff-Reinet. The Nqweba Dam which borders the city area, is another part of this area.

In the evening, we enjoy a four-course-menu in Gordon`s Restaurant. Gordon`s Restaurant in the guest house is popular for its cuisine in Karoo style and the excellent service. Head chef Gordon Wright pays attention to quality and fresh local and regional food. His motto is: “From the veld to the fork”.

 

DAY 6: ADDO

Day`s stage: 160 km – overnight stay in Addo, Elephant House

Tag 6Today we ride 160 km to Addo making some short stops. In Addo we go on a great Schotia safari in the afternoon. The private park is a completely malaria free zone. We make a safari in an open jeep and come very close to impressive animals (included in the price).

Tag 6We watch lions, giraffes, rhinos, antelopes, elephants …. from close.

After the safari, we enjoy a fantastic grill buffet in an authentically reconstructed African village (included in the price).

 

DAY 7: ADDO

Overnight stay in Addo Elephant House

Tag 7Tag 7This morning we meet at 8:15 at the reception of the lodge. At 9 o`clock we start our Addo Elephant Park safari tour, “Out of Africa” feeling included. We go on a safari in a malaria free zone, to watch big game. The national park was established in 1931 for the protection of the last eleven surviving elephants, which had not yet been killed by ivory hunters. We watch elephants, buffalos, rhinos, leopards etc. (snacks included in the price).
In the evening, we enjoy a fantastic three-course-menu including Cape wine in Addo Elephant House.

 

DAY 8: KNYSNA

Day´s stage: 290 km – overnight stay in Knysna, Phantom Tree Top Lodge

Tag 8After riding through Port Elizabeth, we follow the coast towards Knysna. We enjoy wonderful landscapes and reach Plettenberg Bay, a city on the Indian Ocean. It is a popular holiday destination and well-known for its majestic scenery. It is situated at the charming Garden Route. Our destination is Knysna at the big Knysna lagoon, surrounded by mountains, forests and the sea.

Tag 8It is called the Pearl of the Garden Route. We stay overnight in the Phantom Tree Top Lodge, a great luxury resort, the apartments of which have been built in the top of trees. Nothing is missing, the outdoor bathtub, the full glass outdoor shower, a wonderful romantic sleeping room.

The restaurant offers fantastic dishes!

 

DAY 9: KNYSNA

Overnight stay in Knysna, Phantom Tree Top Lodge

Tag 9Tag 9Day trip: Today we make a boat trip on the Knysna lagoon. The bay is surrounded by two mountains, the Knysna Heads, standing out from the sea. At noon, we visit an oyster farm where we have lunch. The biggest oyster culture of South Africa is in the lagoon and nowhere else in the country you get fresher or more delicious mussels.

 

DAY 10: ARNISTON

Day`s stage: 370 km – overnight stay in Arniston, Arniston Hotel

Tag 10Again, we ride along the coast on the Garden Route. We cross Wilderness National Park and enjoy the wilderness in very different ways. We see most beautiful landscapes with sandy beaches and lonely bays. George, Mossel Bay, Heidelberg and Swellendam are along the way. The Garden Route is one of South Africa`s flagships. We pass original locations of many film and TV scenes, that have been shot in this wonderful nature. The turquoise water attracts many visitors.

tour 9 tag 10 2 tours of legendsArniston, where we stay overnight, is 190 km away from Cape Town. The Arniston Hotel is one of the village´s highlights. From the hotel rooms, you can see the sea. Above all, Arniston Hotel scores with its nearly perfect restaurant, where the most different delicious dishes are served.

 

DAY 11: HERMANUS

Day`s stage: 130 km – overnight stay in Hermanus, Harbour House Hotel

Tag 11From Arniston to Hermanus we ride only 130 km today. The small town Hermanus is the global capital of whale watching. Nowhere else you approach sea mammals as close. Sometimes the mother whales come with their babies directly to the seashore. In the Hermanus bay you can often see the whales 50 to 100 times a day. The environment is very beautiful and a paradise for flower and bird lovers.

Tag 11The fishery museum is at the harbor and worth seeing. With an underwater microphone, you can hear the whales directly, a very special experience.

Harbour House Hotel is waiting for us in the beautifully situated heart of the old harbor area between coast and lively center of this nice holiday location. Restaurants, bars, shops and attractions can be easily reached by foot.

 

DAY 12: HOUT BAY

Day`s stage: 220 km – overnight stay: Amakhaya Lodge, Hout Bay

Tag 12Tag 12Today we ride back to Cape Town. We are going to be back so early that we can spend the afternoon in Cape Town. A shuttle service has been organized for you.

 

DAY 13: HOUT BAY

Overnight stay: Amakhaya Lodge, Hout Bay

Tag 13Tag 13You are free to spend the day as you like. Cape Town is the second largest city of South Africa. An attraction is the 1086 m high Tafelberg, which was designated a national monument. There are more plant species than throughout UK. Cape Town is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Today we offer you our shuttle service again.

 

DAY 14: FLIGHT HOME

A shuttle takes us to the airport and we must say goodbye (connecting flight possible).

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Services

  • Welcome drink
  • Patch TOURS OF LEGENDS
  • Secured Payment Certificate - complete insurance cover A travel insurance certificate states that a tour operator has secured the travel allowances entrusted to it with an insurance company or a financial institution.
  • Personal advice on all tour questions - before, during and after the tour
  • Scheduled flight Economy Class from / to Frankfurt to ... (transfer connection possible), taxes, security fees, airport transfers
  • All overnight stays in good to very good hotels
  • Partial Breakfast, Partly All-Inclusive, Partial Dinner (see tour description)
  • 2 day safaris
  • Boat trip
  • Motorbike rental including unlimited miles with all taxes and utilities
  • VIP-Zero Plus Comprehensive Insurance (complete coverage in the event of damage, the renter pays $ 0 in case of damage)
  • Roadside assistance (24 hours on 7 days)
  • DOT approved helmet for driver and front passenger
  • German speaking tour guide during the motorcycle tour by a trained Road Captain
  • Carrier for baggage with second guide (when reaching the minimum number of 8 motorcycles)
  • Snacks and cool drinks while driving at cost
  • German company
  • replacement machine in case of defect (within 24 hours)
  • Travel Guide + hardcover tour / sights (specially created for each tour)
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back, transfer to Harley rental and back

DATES:

2019: 10.28.2019 – 11.10.2019
2020: 02.09.2020 – 02.22.2020 10.26.2020 – 11.07.2020
2021: 02.07.2021 – 02.19.2021 10.25.2021 – 11.06.2021
2022: 02.06.2022 – 02.18.2022 10.25.2022 – 11.06.2022

PRICES:

2019: Double room: 5,695.00 EUR p. P.
Double room back-seat driver: 3,695.00 EUR p. p.
Single room: 7,795.00 EUR p. p.
2020: Double room: 5,895.00 EUR p. p.
Double room back-seat driver: 3,895.00 EUR p. p.
Single room: 7,995.00 EUR p. p.
2021: Double room: 5,995.00 EUR p. p.
Double room back-seat driver: 3,995.00 EUR p. p.
Single room: 8,095.00 EUR p. p.
2022: Double room: 6,095.00 EUR p. p.
Double room back-seat driver: 4,095.00 EUR p. p.
Single room: 8,195.00 EUR p. p.

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TOUR 9: The taste of Africa – The Garden Route, a culinary trip

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14 days – 2200 km

 

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