Visiting Cape Town in Feb - what to do?

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by dave01, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. dave01

    dave01 Adventurer

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    My wife and I will be visiting Cape Town from the UK in early Feb. I am a long-time sports bike (Ducati) rider, new to Adventure Biking having just got a new Africa Twin. We are thinking about spending a few days on this guided motorcycle tour of the Cederberg:

    http://www.africatwinadventures.com/tours/cederberg/

    We are also both keen Scuba divers so are wondering about the obligatory cage dive experience.

    Does anyone have any recommendations about both of these or anything else to do, where to stay etc?

    Thanks :-)



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  2. Sir Dookie

    Sir Dookie Been here awhile

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    Hi Dave.

    You could also contact (and rent) ATs from Hentie at Riders in Somerset West - https://www.riderssa.co.za/ or hentie@riders.org.za

    I am sure the short reprobate will be able to arrange some nice dualsport riding for you.

    As to the Scuba thing............Google would be the best search engine regarding Dive Operators and specific packages.

    Regards
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  3. Three Dawg

    Three Dawg Into Africa

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    Ditch the guide (no need for one) and go up to the Cederberg Oasis via Ceres and the Gydo Pass. Great place to stay, and right in the middle of some fantastic riding. Make sure you go up to the legendary Tankwa Padstal via the Katbakkies (sp?) Pass- great ride. Just keep an eye on the fuel! Lots of RRs on the Wilddogs website.
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  4. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Be aware that the Indian Ocean is much warmer - a week before Xmas, my brother dived in 18 degC water, while 15km away my wife & I dived on the Atlantic side and it was 4 degC.
    From CT there are a number of spectacular mountain pass rides: the 4-Pass ride you can do in a morning, or a leisurely day. The 7-pass ride is a solid day's riding - not huge distances, but at the end of it, you'll know you've been riding a bike.
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