The Grand South Africa Motorcycle Tour covers some of the best routes in South Africa, in just 14 days. The thrill is immediate, but you’re left with a lifetime of memories to share.

Tour duration – 15 days (14 nights) and 13 days motorbike rental
Easy paved roads only

The tour starts in Johannesburg, the beating financial heart of Africa, and ends 13 days later with a triumphal entry into the Mother City, Cape Town. After collecting the motorcycles, travel east to the province of Mpumalanga, meaning “Place of the Rising Sun”. Enjoy a full day’s safari through the iconic Kruger National Park, covering some of the 21 500km², in search of the Big Five. The ride includes the Panorama Route, with natural wonders such as the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and the potholes at Bourke’s Luck. Explore the historic mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest before heading south across the rolling hills of Mpumalanga to the Eswatini border for a one-night stay in this tiny monarchy. The Kingdom of Eswatini is the official new name of what used to known as Swaziland.

Lake St Lucia, a World Heritage Site, welcomes us to KwaZulu-Natal and the Zulu Kingdom. From the coastal plains head for the Southern Drakensberg. Here you relax for two nights, with an optional 4x4 tour of Sani Pass, which ascends the mountains, briefly entering Lesotho. This is not for the faint-hearted! The majestic mountain range with its awe-inspiring basalt cliffs – dubbed the Drakensberge (Dragon Mountains) by the early Dutch pioneers and uKhahlamba (Barrier of Spears) by the Zulus − is another of South Africa’s listed World Heritage Sites. Continue south into the Eastern Cape province through the region formerly called Transkei. This is where many of the Xhosa people have their ancestral roots, including Nelson Mandela, who was born and grew up here. Ride past his home en route to Cintsa on the rugged Wild Coast, where we spend the night before riding into East London. From here we follow the R72 to Port Elizabeth, where we briefly visit the Addo region before heading to Knysna. Effectively the capital of the Garden Route, Knysna serves as a hub for an exciting network of activities. We continue along the Outeniqua mountains and cross into the semi-desert Karoo region. A motorcycle offers probably the best way to appreciate the stark beauty of this arid, sometimes unforgiving, terrain.

Our next stop is Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world, where we visit the Cango Caves and a working ostrich farm. Then to Cape Town along Route 62, stopping briefly at Ronnie’s Sex Shop (so-called – it sells plenty of beer, but no sex). We ride through the Breede River Wine Region to the Cape Winelands. We spend the tour’s last days in Cape Town, the Mother City, enjoying the many and varied treasures of the Cape Peninsula.

 

Distance to be covered: Total 3810 km, approximately 350 km per day

Highlights:
• Panorama Route
• Pilgrims Rest
• Kruger Park safari
• Zulu cultural experience
• St. Lucia boat trip
• Sani Pass 4x4 Tour (optional)
• Cango Caves & Ostrich Farm
• Peninsula day route
• Boulders Beach penguins
• Chapman’s Peak Drive
• Table Mountain cable car trip (weather permitting)
• Tsitsikamma Coastal Park
• Cape Point Reserve

Prices and departures:

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Motorcycle: BMW F750GS

Rider only sharing accommodation

Upgrade – BMW 850GS 
Upgrade – BMW 850GS Adv 
Upgrade – BMW 1250GS 
Upgrade – BMW 1250GS Adv 
Upgrade – BMW 1250RT 

** HD base models include – Softail Heritage Classic, Road King Classic and Street Glide Special

Includes:

• Motorcycle – BMW F750GS or Harley – Softail Heritage Classic, Road King OR Street Glide
• Comprehensive motorcycle insurance
• Unlimited mileage
• Top case only on BMW range and factory fitted luggage on HD’s as supplied by rental shop
• Accommodation (3 and 4 star) - inclusive of 14 x breakfast and 7 x dinners
• Back up vehicle which will also transport limited luggage per participant
• Road map per bike x 1
• Personalized souvenir peak cap per participant
• Toll fees and Eswatini road taxes
• Entrance fees to National Parks
• Activities included–

* Cape Town Peninsula Route
* Table Mountain ticket
* Boulders beach Penguin sanctuary
* Table Mountain National Park (Cape Point Reserve)
* Tsitsikamma Coastal Park
* St. Lucia boat trip
* Zulu cultural experience
* Cango Caves tour
* Ostrich farm tour
* Panorama Route entrances
* Kruger Park day safari (incl. conservation fees)

Excludes:

• Airfares from and to home
• Optional activities & entrances
• Helmets and other riding gear
• Fuel
• Lunches and unspecified dinners
• Drinks
• Refundable bike deposit
• Refundable equipment deposit
• Panniers
• Personal insurance – travel insurance etc.

                                       From                                  To                                   Distance
Sun                                Arrive                             JHB                                 0
Mon                               JHB                                 Sabie                              330
Tue                                Sabie                              Hazyview                         300
Wed                               Hazyview                        Hazyview                         0
Thu                                Hazyview                        Swaziland                        300
Fri                                  Swaziland                       St. Lucia                          360
Sat                                 St. Lucia                         Underberg                       460
Sun                                Underberg                       Underberg                       0
Mon                                Underberg                       Cintsa                             500
Tue                                 Cintsa                             Port Elizabeth                 380
Wed                                Port Elizabeth                  Knysna                          300
Thu                                 Knysna                           Oudtshoorn                     200
Fri                                  Oudtshoorn                     Cape Town                     480
Sat                                 Cape Town                      C ape Town                     200
Sun                                Cape Town                       Home                               0

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