This 15-day escorted tour explores South Africa's back roads. It coincides with the stunning wildflower display that blankets the West Coast region. We'll ride over mountains and through the semi-arid Karoo region before heading to Africa's most southern tip. From the shore, whales can be seen migrating with their young. We'll visit South Africa's famous wine region before enjoying 2 nights at a private game reserve where we'll see wild African animals such as lions, elephants, and hippos up close!
22 AUGUST 2020
South Africa radiates adventure, outdoors, friendliness, great food and wonderful wildlife, and this 15 day escorted motorcycle tour captures it all!
Starting in Cape Town the tour rides down the stunning Cape Peninsula travelling over Champman’s Peak and along the coastal roads. What a fantastic way to start this epic South African motorcycle tour.
Say goodbye to tar roads as we then venture onto the gravel back roads of South Africa’s Western Cape Province exploring the stunning natural wildflower displays that blanket the countryside around the West Cost National Park and Citrusdal. The flowers stretch out as far as the eye can see. Riding the gravel roads over and through Mountain passes, crossing rivers by hand ferry and meeting the locals are all part of this amazing trip.
The trip also visits South Africa’s famous wine region of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl were you’ll be able to taste some of South Africa’s finest wine. No trip to South Africa is complete without a visit to wildlife reserve. We’ll stay 2 nights at a private game reserve were you’ll venture out on open vehicle game drives in search of the Big 5.
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Airport transfers in Southern Africa
Meet and greet
12 nts 3-4 star twin share accommodation
$1500 towards airfares and taxes*
Daily breakfast. All meals at game lodge
Use of Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle for tour
South African Certified tour guide/leader rider
Tour escort sweep rider
Backup vehicle with driver/mechanic
4 game drives at private game lodge
*Terms and conditions apply. $1500 towards airfares only applies to flights that are booked through Africa On Sale. No refund or discount due if cheaper airfare is available. Any difference in airfare above $1500 is payable by the client. Flights and accommodation are subject to availability. Trip not guaranteed until at least 6 riders have paid in full
SOUTH AFRICA MOTORCYCLE TOUR
Get a taste for the ride by watching this compilation video.
It highlights the various regions and roads we will encounter on this epic South African motorcycle ride through the Western Cape.
No video equals first-hand experience. South Africa has so many wonderful places to visit, and by taking the back roads you'll feel the warmth and vibrancy of the "Rainbow Nation".
Australia to South Africa
Depart Melbourne or Sydney and fly to Perth before connecting onto Johannesburg.
Johannesburg - Cape Town
Arrive Johannesburg early morning before catching connecting flight to Cape Town. On arrival be met and transferred to acccommdation. Rest of the day is at leisure.
This morning be transferred to our bike HQ. where you'll met the crew. Take a full day ride down the Peninsula to Cape Point travelling over Chapman's Peak and along the coastal road.
Cape Town - Langebaan
After breakfast depart Cape Town and ride north west up into the wildflower region. We'll tkae a leisurely ride through the West Coast NP where the floral display should be in full swing. Tonight we stay at a small coastal town of Langebaan.
Langebaan - Citrusdal
We continue to travel through the wildflower regions as we ride to Paternoster for coffee then take gravel roads through the beautiful Bangkoek Private Nature Reserve and through the Kapteinskloof Pass onto Citrusdal. We'll explore this region in the afternoon.
Citrusdal - Matjiesfontein
Today ride through the Cederberg Mountains over the Middleberg Pass and Buffelshoek Pass . Plenty of twists and turns on gravel today. Arrive late afternoon into the small town of Matjiesfontein.
Matjiesfontein - Oudtshoorn
After breakfast we will ride through the beautiful Klein Swartberg Mountain Catchment and the Towerkop Nature Reserve before following the Kruisriver all the way to the Cango Caves. If time permits we can explore the caves (cave entry own cost). Afterwards continue on to South Africa's Ostrich capital - Oudtshoorn.
Oudtshoorn - Barryvale
The ride today is approx 190km of gravel, mountain passes and winding roads. Total fun! Along the way we will stop at the famous Ronnie’s Sex Shop (it's a cafe) – a South African biker mecca - for refreshments / snacks /coffee. It's only a short ride from here to our overnight stop at Barryvale..
Barryvale - Hermanus
We continue riding the backroads and at one point we will cross a river using one of the oldest hand-pulled ferries. In the afternoon we hit the coast and visit Africa's most southern point - Cape Agulhas. Continue onto Hermanus, which is South Africa's premier whale watching location, where we will spend the night.
Hermanus - Stellenbosch
Hopefully we might see some whales this morning before a late start for the ride to south Africa's world renown wine region. We'll ride over the stunning Franschoek Pass and descend into Franschoek before continuing to Stellenbosch. Freshen up and head out to do some wine tasting.
Stellenbosch - Cape Town
Enjoy a leisurely start as we explore this stunning region. We will visit various areas before enjoying lunch at a vineyard (own account). Afterwards take the leisurely ride back to our Cape Town HQ. Late afternoon be transferred into Cape Town.
Cape Town - Private Game Lodge
We will be transferred to the airport in time for the flight to Hoedspruit where we will be met and transferred to a private game lodge. In the afternoon head out on a game drive.
Private Game Lodge
Today we will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.
Private Game Lodge - Johannesburg
Enjoy one last final game drive and astunning brekfast before being transferred to the airport in time for the flight to Johannesburg. Connect onto homeward bound international flights.
Arrive in Australia
Arrive back in Melbourne or Sydney.