Motorbiking around the Cape Penisula

Cape Town is an amazing city to ride a motorcycle as it offers so many different options and any route you choose will not disappoint.  Fortunately for me, my dad has two bikes so we were able to ride together like good old times.  This was our second ride during our busy schedule while visiting the family and it was spectacular.

We started our trip from Bloubergstrand with an amazing view of Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town.  Traffic is pretty hectic around the city, but on the motorbike it is legal to cut between the traffic, which can be dangerous (especially when other drivers are texting or on the phone) but is much quicker than waiting for the traffic.  Having a loud exhaust system and being prepared for anything is necessary while maneuvering through traffic in this manner.

We made our way through the city, past Rhodes memorial, through the beautiful Constantia wine region, and then up the Silvermine Pass to cut down into Simon’s Town.  From there we went on to Scarborough and Camel Rock along this untouched, gorgeous coast line to Kommetjie.  After Kommetjie we went through an area which reminded me of Accra, Ghana with large storage containers being used for local stores.  We then made our way to the infamous Chapman’s Peak Drive with amazing views of Long Beach.

From a young age, it has always been my dream to ride this breathtaking pass on a motorcycle with my dad and my dream came true.  I was in heaven, enjoying every corner and view that I could see.  Unfortunately, I had my GoPro with me for the trip and used it for a very short time at the beginning of our journey, however I was disappointed to realize after that due to a low battery, I was not able to capture this amazing route.  I did however take some photos which you can enjoy.

As we made our way into Hout Bay, we stopped off at the Chapman’s Peak Hotel for the tasty calamari and a refreshing beer together, a family tradition each time we come by that direction.  From there we on another stunning route into Cape Town past Llandudno, Twelve Apostles and over Camps Bay towards the V&A Waterfront.  Traffic was heavy so stopped for a short break until it was safe to continue onto Blouberg.  I will cherish that day and ride with my dad forever, and hope we can experience more together in the future.

Whether via car, motorbike or bicycle, all these routes are a must do and the most famous routes to experience while in Cape Town, South Africa.  I would rate these routes at the top of the list over many other countries for the variety of riding and breathtaking scenery.


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