Self Guided and Guided Tour Reviews

Here are a few Basic questions we ask our clients:

a. Did you find the route within your riding capabilities and was the Craig Marshall professional and helpful ?
b. Was the route and scenic and interesting?
c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?
d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?
e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?
f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph Motorcycle Hire ?
g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?
h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Motorcycle Hire again?

Review November/December 2017: Daniel & Megi Switzerland–  Guided 6 - Day Garden Route - Triumph Tiger 800XCx

a. Did you find the route within your riding capabilities and was the Craig Marshall professional and helpful?

Yes. it was our second trip with Craig
 

b. Was the route and scenic and interesting?

Yes it was, and we also very happy with the weather conditions
 

c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?

  • De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bonnidale Farm, Rooiberg Pass, Swartberg Pass
     

d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?

 Yes it was, places like Bonnidale Farm are very special and typical. In Barrydale I would take the Karoo art hotel for the accommodation. But the Tradouw Guest House was fine as well.
 

e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?

Yes, everything was Okay !!
 

f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph Motorcycle Hire?
 10/10!
 

g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?

Yes, see above
 

h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Motorcycle Hire again?

Yes, the question is not yes or no, but its just when ?
 

It was a great experience again, the tour was very well prepared and professional guided. In combination with the breathtaking scenery and the accommodation is it just unforgettable.

Kind regards and I hope I see you soon


Kind Regards, Daniel & Megi, Switzerland (Triumph Dealership)

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Guided Tours with Triumph Cape Town

Review November 2017: Daniel, Aaron & Patrick –  Guided 3 - Day 16 Mountain Passes- Triumph Tiger 800XCx

a. Did you find the route within your riding capabilities and was the Craig Marshall professional and helpful?

Yes. Craig did a great job setting up the route and guiding the tour. 
 

b. Was the route and scenic and interesting?

The route was beautiful. The first time we started up the mountain and the ocean came into view on our right it was breathtaking.  
 

c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?

  • The first view of the ocean mentioned above.

  • Riding through wine country

  • Diesel & Cream and the guesthouse in Barrydale
     

d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?

 The accommodations were great and just the types of places we wanted. 
 

e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?

Yes, Loved the Triumph Tiger 
 

f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph Motorcycle Hire?
 10/10!
 

g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?

Yes, Absolutely 
 

h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Motorcycle Hire again?

Yes, Definitely

My brother and I were on a tight three-day schedule, and Craig put together a great tour that was challenging for my riding level but not beyond reach. The mix of coast, mountains, and wine country was great. The accommodations and restaurants had local character and did not feel like they were designed for tourists. I appreciated Craig's knowledge of the area and the roads, including such things as where roads were closed for roadwork. Having a guide kept things simple for us because did not have to worry about directions; we could just follow Craig and enjoy the ride.
When I come back to South Africa, I want to book another tour.
Kind Regards, Daniel, USA

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Guided Tours with Triumph Cape Town

Review November 2017: Jack & Irene, Germany –  Guided 3 Day Mountain Passes -
Triumph Explorer 1200XCx

 

Dear Craig,

 

I,m writing to thank you again for the wonderful tour we had with you,

 

The route was within my capabilities although i would not recommend taking a passenger as I did,although I,m glad Irene didn't miss the experience.

She really enjoyed herself. The tour was most exciting and challenging. The photo stops especially with your super cameras and drone.
We will be able to bring back the memories over and over again till we get a chance to return. The filming of the whales with your drone hovering over them and action of us on the bike.

The delicious Venison pies you introduced us to etc….

     
Please would you pass on my thanks again to ` Triumph Hire ´for the super `Tiger Explorer´they supplied us,fully serviced complete with top case and side bags

helmets clothing etc…Also a great thank you for letting us store the rest of our luggage for the period of our tour `Excellent Service´.

I would rate with no hesitance 10 out of 10 for the bike hire and the tour.I have already told all of my fellow biker friends who were pretty imp rest from my experience.
 

We truly recommend that you keep this
tour in your programme.
a truly value for money and
a whole lot of fun and excitement.

 

Till we meet again

Regards

 

Jack & Irene

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Guided Tours with Triumph Cape Town

Review June 2017: André, Canada –  Guided 1 - Day Mountain and Coast - Triumph Tiger 800XCx

a. Did you find the route within your riding capabilities and was the Craig Marshall professional and helpful?

Yes, as a rider with zero experience riding on gravel, Andrew Thompson provided tips on making the ride safe and fun.

b. Was the route and scenic and interesting?

Yes, very much so.  The route provided lots of variety including valleys, mountains and gravel.

c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?

The selected route showcased the natural beauty of the Western Cape.  Highlights of my ride were the Franschhoek Pass, the Theewaterskloof Dam (at its all time low level), gravel roads to Hermanus and the coastal road back to Cape Town.

d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?

 Not applicable.

e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?

Yes, the Tiger 800 XCx was practically new and the accessories were all high end.

f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph Motorcycle Hire?

The whole staff (Craig, Mark and the girl who helped me with the riding equipment) were super helpful.
A big 10/10!

g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?

Yes, I would have no concerns recommending Triumph Motorcycle Hire to my friends.

h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Motorcycle Hire again?

Yes, for sure.  Most probably a 4-day tour.

Kind Regards,

Andre, Canada

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Review March 2017: Chas & Linda , UK   -  4 Day Coast to Coast - Triumph Tiger 800XCx
 

a. Did you find the route within your riding capabilities and was the Craig professional and helpful ? Craig Marshall was an excellent guide. Totally professional and a great guy! Initially the planned route was 90% tar and 10% gravel but as we explored our capabilities he added more gravel which made the trip even better.  He planned the route to our capabilities and gave helpful riding tips where required.
His knowledge of the route and the places to go was amazing!
b. Was the route scenic and interesting?
 Yes, Very interesting and varied.
c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?
 Not really, it was all so fantastic. A few memorable experiences - The ferry ride (at Malgas) was exceptional and planned last minute during the trip as our gravel riding improved. Barrydale was unexpectedly great and the restaurant there was exceptional.

d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?
 Very good, for the price point we set it was perfect.

e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?
Yes, Triumph Tiger 800’s. Like new. Great bikes – my wife will place an order for one once we are back in the UK.

f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph Cape Town & Craig Marshall ?

 Eleven out of TEN !!
 g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?
 Already have. Craig's Professional photography skills added to the experience. We have recruits for next year already.
h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Cape Town again?

Yes,

We expected it to be great. It was better than that.
Craig thanks for the photos – each one better than the last!


Regards, Chas & Linda, UK

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Review 2016: Ricardo, UK - Custom 11 Day Route Garden Route - Triumph Tiger 800XCx

 

a.  Did you find the route Designed within your riding capabilities ?

Yes. I am a fairly experienced road and track rider with limited off road experience. Riding a big traillie fully loaded with pillion meant some of the gravel/sand sections were challenging at times but always enjoyable and good fun.  For a less experienced rider I would recommend cutting out some of the off-road sections or not taking a pillion.

b.  Was the route and scenic and interesting?

The route was fantastic, with fabulous sights and amazing roads.

c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?

There are many high points but if I have to narrow it down to tree, it would be the Swartberg Pass, R44 to Hermanus and a Safari we did in Scotia Private Game Reserve (next to Addo)

d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?

We did not always go with the recommended accommodation but everytime we did it was great, comfortable, clean and with great service from the staff. As a suggestion. The Anchorage ins Stillbai and Nukukamma Guest house are fantastic alternatives to the places you recommended, if you ever need one.

e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?

The motorcycle and accessories were practically new and in excellent condition. Loved the ATG panniers and the Mitas Enduro tyres on the surprisingly capable Tiger 800XCx

f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph Hire from the first email ?

I can honestly only give the whole experience a 10 out of 10!

g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?

It is definitely something I will recommend

h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Hire again?

I am considering it, as we had an invitation to come back and ride with a friend to Namibia.

 

Having ridden motorbikes in over 20 different countries in Europe and Asia, SA was our first experience in Africa and it ended up right there next to he top thanks to the fantastic food, diversity of people, landscape wildlife and roads. Back home I ride a Mutlistrada 1200S and the best compliment I can make to the Triumph is that there was only one a very short section of the whole 3000km in which I wished I had the Ducati it with me. The Tiger - and the Mitas Enduro tyres -  proved to be fantastic! Surprising me every day at how well they handled everything that was thrown their way. Best bike I’ve ever rented!

Regards, Ricardo, UK

Review 2016: Danny & Megi, Switzerland -  4 Day Cederberg & Karoo - Triumph Tiger 800XCx
 

a. Did you find the route within your riding capabilities and was the Craig professional and helpful ?

yes, it was comfortable, we have not done sand before, but in sandy conditions its very important to have an instructor, its dangerous, but we could achieve this level of riding with Craig's professional instruction.

b. Was the route and scenic and interesting?

Yes, absolutely, it was amazing.

​c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?

Ouberg pass, Matjiesfontein historical experience, the spirit of the piano player, sun-downers on the rocks in Cederberg, so many places with so much beauty, its difficult to remember

d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?

yes, it was, if there were accommodation in the region that was more expensive, we would pay more. its important to have interesting route where we can arrive early and explore the location

e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?

yes, in very good condition, very important, to ride bikes in good condition, the company was very professional, bikes were ready, and waiting, for us, paperwork was in order.

f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph  Hire & Craig Marshall ?

It must be 10 out of 10.  

g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?

yes of course, we plan to do this.  and do tours in the future with friends.

h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Hire again?
yes, we are planning to.

 

it was a great experience, with fantastic landscapes, interesting gravel roads, and it did improve our riding performance, it was also and interesting relationship together with our guide Craig Marshall.
learning to ride on gravel roads comfortably, I lost me fear of riding fast on gravel roads and on the light sand.
I feel more confidant off road. or this type of tour the value of having a professional guide with us was worth it, we cannot express this value enough. Truly amazing !
Craig's professional photography was superb, and a wonderful thing to have for our memories of the tour, no charge !!

 


Regards, Danny & Megi, Switzerland

Review 2016: Jeff & Mark USA-  4 Day Cederberg & Karoo - Triumph Tiger 800XCx
 

a. Did you find the route within your riding capabilities and was the Craig professional and helpful ? For the most part yes. There was only 1 section where I felt unsafe (sand on the third day). Other than that I gradually got comfortable riding on gravel and it was a good learning experience.
b. Was the route scenic and interesting?
 Yes, and yes.
c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?
 The two twisty paved sections. I believe the first was through some national park with paving stones. The second was Bainskloof Pass. Phenomenal!

d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?
 Yes. I would have been happy to spend more nights at a backpacker. The Oasis was certainly a highlight.

e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?
Yes, brand new 

f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph Cape Town & Craig Marshall ?

an 8/10 !
 g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?
 Yes
h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Cape Town again?

Yes


Regards, Jeff & Mark, USA

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Review 2017: Jack -  4 Day Coastal & Mountain  - Self Guided - Triumph Tiger 800XCx
 

a. Did you find the route within your riding capabilities and was the Craig professional and helpful ? yes, the correct caution that this route is for experienced gravel riders only. 
b. Was the route scenic and interesting?
 Yes, Very much so. 
c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?
 incredible sea and mountain views as you ride. 

d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?
 Yes.

e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?
Yes, excellent, like new condition

f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph Cape Town & Craig Marshall ?

Full Marks  10/10 !
 g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?
 Yes, for sure
h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Cape Town again?

Yes


Regards, Jack

 

Review February 2018: Dennis, Ivo, Somi - Switzerland–  Guided 6 - Day Garden Route - Triumph Tiger 800XCx
 

a. Did you find the route within your riding capabilities and was the Craig Marshall professional and helpful?

Dennis: Yes. Craig has adapted very well to the group/situation and quickly adjusted the level 
Ivo: yes, the route corresponds to my abilities. and you did a great job.

b. Was the route and scenic and interesting?

Dennis: Varied from day 1 until the end. . The last two days bit more ride
Ivo: yes, we have seen many different landscapes. even the big ones you have to like

c. Can you list any highlights of the experience?

Dennis: Wuppertal, hailstorm in the dessert and some more......
Ivo:  

- Human Powered ferry in malagas

- Diesel & Creme roadhouse in barry barrydale

- crazy people in matjiesfontein

- stop at the „blue moon“ coffe shop in Sutherland

- view to the Karoo flatlands from Ouberg Pass

- waterhole with clothed people in cederberg

- breakfast at Jacobs bay

- best accommodation in calvinia at Blou Nartjie

d. Was the accommodation acceptable and comfortable?

 Dennis: Well chosen throughout the hole week
Ivo: all the time, except the Clanwilliam hotel with restaurant slow service

e. Were the Motorcycles and accessories in good condition?

Dennis: Yes, everything was Perfect !!
Ivo: yes perfect

f. What rating out of ten would you give the whole experience with Triumph Motorcycle Hire?
Dennis: Simple, uncomplicated, done by Craig  10/10!
Ivo: 10/10  - because friendly, complete, inexpensive, uncomplicated

g. Was the experience something you would recommend to friends with similar Motorcycling interest?

Dennis: Yes, definitely
Ivo: Yes for sure

h. Would you consider touring with Triumph Motorcycle Hire again?

Dennis: It was a very varied journey with many impressions. Well organized and prepared. Craig is also prepared for short-term or weather-related changes. In short, recommended
Ivo: that's possible, it worked well, i got to know south Africa thanks to Craig, was able to see a lot and always felt safe. Country and people are super friendly, clean and we were always well fed.


Kind Regards, Dennis, Ivo, Somi - Switzerland (Triumph Dealership, Moto91.ch)

 

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