Traversing the beautiful Cape countryside on a quad bike offers a unique perspective on local flora and fauna, with a little excitement thrown in for good measure. A number of Cape Town-based companies offer professional quad biking, so whether it’s a solo, family or corporate team-building activity you’re after, there’s bound to be an offering that suits you.
For adventure trail rides through the Elgin Valley, just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, try Kamazoo Quad. All trails include basic training, quad-bike hire, permits, refreshments en route and all safety equipment. The difficulty of trails has been adapted to suit the novice and the more experienced rider. Depending on groups’ needs, trails may take the form of a leisurely drive or an exciting and challenging adventure.
Kamazoo Quad is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Tours range from half an hour to five hours, adapted to suit your skill, and training is included. Call Kamzoo on +27 (0)72 537 9310 or Cape Town Tourism’s contact centre on +27 (0)21 4987 6800 for the latest prices and operating hours. Booking is essential.
Nature Discovery quad-bike tours have been designed in conjunction with Cape Nature Conservation to provide visitors with an unusual and spectacular day outing in rarely visited areas.
The quad bikes are user-friendly, new, comfortable and safe for beginners, with fully automatic and semi-automatic gearboxes, quiet exhaust systems and low-impact tyres. Bikes include large 400cc, 300cc, 250cc and 150cc options, as well as fully automatic bikes for youngsters.
A qualified field guide leads the tour and provides interesting educational talks while ensuring the needs of the group are taken care of. The tours are unique and promise views of some of the rarest plants on Earth.
The trail tours, which are just an hour from Cape Town, run daily at 09h00 and 14h00, with cooler evening tours offered from 17h00. Two-hour trails, three-and-a-half hour trails and day-out trails (including a picnic lunch at a waterfall) are available. Discounts are available for groups of six or more. Overnight tour options are also available.
Take a guided tour through spectacular scenery while watching game grazing with Family Quad Biking Adventures (firstname.lastname@example.org). This tour will delight the entire family and leave lasting memories. The quads are fully automatic and training is given prior to touring, ensuring that the whole family can participate with confidence – even those who have never ridden before.
Once in the park – approximately 45 minutes from Cape Town – you are likely to see a variety of wildlife, including wildebeest, zebra, springbok, oryx, eland, duiker and grysbok. A variety of birdlife abounds, including the beautiful yellow-billed kite, forest buzzards and fish eagles. En route, you’ll pass fully stocked bass dams, where you can take a break from quad biking and try your hand at fishing.
Family Quad Biking Adventures operates from 08h00 to 18h00. Trails cost aout R500 per person.
There are many quad-bike operators in Cape Town other than those listed here. Visit our tour operators’ database for a list of those offering quad biking.
- Phone: +27 (0)21 487 6800
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