JOHANNESBURG ROUND TRIP
The aptly named Southern Spear Tour is a ride enjoyed over 12 days and approximately 3,4000 km.
We visit the three Kingdom’s within South Africa! The landlocked countries of Lesotho and Swaziland along with South Africa’s very own Zulu Kingdom. Lesotho, the highest average altitude country on the planet known as ‘The Roof of Africa’ and the equally majestic mountain kingdom of Swaziland oft referred to as ‘Switzerland in Africa’ offer unequalled landscapes and riding opportunity.
A full day is spent viewing game in ‘iSimangaliso Wetlands National Park’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and game drives into the Greater Kruger National Park, an opportunity to seek out the Big5 and much more.
Every day will offer up great riding and diversity of scenery, a ride on the ‘wild side’.
Fly into Johannesburg where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, The Johannesburg Lodge. There may be time enjoy the local sights. If you wish to arrive earlier, we can arrange accommodation and tours.
Day 1 Johannesburg to Clarens Lodge (Approx. 400 km)
We collect our motorcycles and begin our riding to Sasolburg then onto Reitz and Bethlehem with lunch at Clarens then on to Clarens Lodge.
Our overnight stay is at Clarens Mountain Lodge
Day 2 Clarens round trip (Approx. 390 km)
Today we ride from our lodge to Lesotho Border and head for Katse Dam for lunch. We return to our accommodation via South African Border at Calsedon.
Our overnight accommodation is again at Clarens Mountain Lodge
Day 3 Clarens to Nottingham Road (Approx. 270 km)
Today we visit the Golden Gate National Park then on to Winetrtin with a lunch stop at Bierfassl.After lunch we head to our overnight stop at Nottingham Road.
Accommodation at the Nottingham Road Hotel.
Day 4 Nottingham Road to Oribi Gorge Reserve (Approx. 320 km)
Our ride today takes as to Midlands Meander, Howick Fall then Bulwer with lunch at Ixopo. After lunch it’s time to head for our final stop Oribi George Reserve via Harding.
Accommodation at the Oribi Gorge Hotel.
Day 5 Oribi Gorge to St Lucia (Approx. 380 km)
We leave Oribi Gorge and travel to Port Shepstone, from there to Umkomaas and on to our lunch stop at Umhlanga. After we travel through Ballito and Mtubatuba to our destination for today, St Lucia.
Accommodation at the St Lucia Guesthouse.
Day 6 St Lucia, Rest Day (Approx. 0 km)
Today we take a Game Drive through the iSimangaliso Wetlands National Park.
Accommodation at the St Lucia Guesthouse. )
Day 7 St Lucia to Izulwini (Approx. 375 km)
Refreshed after as day off the bikes, we leave St Lucia and travel to the Swaziland Border at Lavumisa. From here we continue to our lunch stop at Hluti. We return to the road and head for Nhlangano then on to our stop for tonight, the Izulwini Valley
Accommodation at the Izulwini Lodge.
Day 8 Izulwini Valley to Hazyview (Approx. 275 km)
The ride for today begins in the Izulwini Valley, from here we climb to Piggs Peak and onto the South African Border at Jeppe’s Reef. The next stop is White River then on to our day’s destination of Hazyview.
Accommodation at the Hazyview Hotel for 2 nights.
Day 9 Kruger National Park Game (Approx. 0 km)
Today we go hunting with our cameras for the Big 5 as we take our Kruger National Park Game Drive
Accommodation at the Hazyview Hotel.
Day 10 Hazyview to Graskop (Approx. 210 km)
We return to our motorcycles after a full day in the Game Park. We leave Hazyview and ride on to Graskop, God’s Window and Blyde Canyon with lunch at Pilgrim’s Rest. After lunch we travel to Graskop for our overnight stop
Accommodation at the Graskop Hotel.
Day 11 Graskop to Long Tom Pass (Approx. 200 km)
We begin at Graskop and travel to Sabie from here we go to White River and Sudwala Caves ending our day’s ride at Long Tom Pass
Accommodation at the Long Tom Pass Lodge.
Day 12 Long Tom Pass to Johannesburg (Approx. 330 km)
Our last day riding as today we return to Johannesburg. We start from Long Tom Pass to Lydenburg then lunch at Dullstroom. After lunch the home stretch via Belfast and Witbank finally reaching Johannesburg by mid-afternoon.
We return the motorcycle to the depot then if you are not staying over transfers to the airport.
Please note that we do reserve the right to remain adaptable according to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions which may arise while on tour, the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. Your tour remains paramount, we will endeavour to ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations
2021 Departure dates being released soon
12 Days – Southern Spear South Africa Tour Summary and Pricing
- Start: Johannesburg
- Finish: Johannesburg
- Distance: Approx. 3,200 kms
- Motorcycle: BMW F700GS or optional BMW R1250GS
- Motorcycle upgrade: to a BMW R1250GS = USD 45.00 approx AUD 70.00 / day.
- 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: From USD 4,290.00 approx AUD 6,600.00 per person
- 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: From USD 3,990.00 approx AUD 6,140.00 per person
- Price for Pillion Passenger – From USD 1,995.00 approx AUD 3,070.00 per person
Details and approximate conversion as at 23 February 2020.
- 12 Nights’ accommodation including arrival night.
- BMW F700GS – Unlimited Mileage
- Motorcycle Top box
- Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
- Breakfasts while on tour
- Support Vehicle (minimum 4 motorcycles on tour) panniers if not supported.
- Airport Transfers
- Accommodation shared unless sole use option taken.
- Game Excursions Game Drives
What’s Not Included:
- Personal Insurance (Accident & Medical).
- Fuel / Tolls (budget about AUD25.00 per day).
- Lunches / Dinners / Beverages (budget a lunch about AUD10.00 and a dinner about AUD15.00, drinks; beer AUD3.00 and a glass of wine AUD4.00.