Epic South Africa ~ 21 Days (21 Nights)

Our operators’ longest tour was over 21 days and over 6,000 km.

The ride traverses the achingly majestic South African landscape with its wide open spaces and ever-changing scenery, offering up something new and diverse every day and at every turn. This tour touches on many of the country’s provinces and visits the neighbouring countries of  Eswatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho. The two landlocked kingdoms coined ‘Switzerland in Africa’ and ‘The Roof of Africa’ have amazing mountain scenery and riding whilst being totally different.

Wildlife viewing is always on the itinerary. Big five game drives into the arid Little Karoo Game Lodge, the iSimangaliso Wetlands National Park and Greater Kruger National Park are on the agenda. 

The riding will offer up amazing scenery and great roads daily. We will touch on the Great Karoo & ride through the Little Karoo along with the ‘Garden Route’ on the tour. In addition, Hogsback & the ‘Valley of Desolation’ will be visited (Camdeboo National Park). Other equally stunning offerings will be the ‘Wild Coast’ & Oribi Gorge on the warm sub-tropical East Coast of the country.

Itinerary overview

Day 01: Fly in (O.R. Tambo International) 0 km
Overnight: Johannesburg Lodge

Day 02: Lodge – Sasolburg – Reitz – Bethlehem – Clarens (lunch) – Golden Gate National Park – Clarens
Overnight: Clarens (400 Km)

Day 03: Clarens – Lesotho Border (Caledon) – Katse Dam (lunch) – SA Border (Ficksburg) – Ladybrand
Overnight: Ladybrand (410 Km)

Day 04: Ladybrand – Smithfield – Colesburg – Noupoort (lunch) – Middelburg – Graaff Reinet
Overnight: Graaff-Reinet (540 km)

Day 05: Graaff Reinet – ‘Valley of Desolation’ – Graaff-Reinet – Willowmore (lunch) – Klaarstroom
Overnight: Klaarstroom (300 km)

Day 06: Klaarstroom – Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay – Tradouw Pass – Barrydale
Overnight: Barrydale (300 km)

Day 07: Barrydale – Montagu – Robertson – Villiers – Franschhoek (lunch) – Stellenbosch – Cape Town Overnight: Cape Town (290 Km)

Day 08: Cape Town Peninsula Tour (Simonstown/Cape Point/Chapmans Peak/Hout Bay/Camps Bay)
Overnight: Cape Town (140 Km)

Day 09: Cape Town – Gordon’s Bay – Hermanus – Stanford – Kleinbaai (Gans Bay)
Overnight: Kleinbaai (210 Km)

Day 10: Great White Shark Cage Dive (morning) lunch / Kleinbaai – Napier (coffee) – Struisbaai – Cape Agulhas
Overnight: Cape Agulhas Guesthouse (130 Km)

Day 11: Cape Agulhas – Swellendam – Barrydale – Oudtshoorn – George (lunch) – ‘Garden Route’ – Storms River
Overnight: Storms River Lodge (550 Km)

Day 12: Storms River (Rest Day)
Overnight: Storms River Lodge (0 to 50 Km)

Day 13: Storms River – Port Elizabeth – Grahamstown (lunch) – Fort Beaufort – Alice – Hogsback
Overnight: Hogsback Hotel (430 Km)

Day 14: Hogsback – King Williamstown – Kei River – Qunu (lunch) – Mthatha – Port St Johns
Overnight: Port St Johns Lodge (400 Km)

Day 15: Port St Johns – Flagstaff – Ingeli Forest Lodge (lunch) – Oribi Gorge (Reserve) – Oribi Gorge Hotel
Overnight: Oribi Gorge Hotel (300 Km)

Day 16: Oribi Gorge – Port Shepstone – Umkomaas – Umhlanga (lunch) – Ballito – Mtubatuba – St Lucia
Overnight: St Lucia Guesthouse (380 Km)

Day 17 :St Lucia (Rest Day) iSimangaliso Game Drive
Overnight: St Lucia Guesthouse (0 Km)

Day 18: St Lucia – Swaziland Border (Lavumisa) – Hluti (lunch) – Nhlangano – Izulwini Valley
Overnight: Izulwini Lodge (375 Km)

Day 19: Izulwini Valley – Piggs Peak – SA Border (Jeppe’s Reef) – White River – Hazyview
Overnight: Hazyview (270 Km)

Day 20: Kruger National Park Game Drive (Full Day)
Overnight: Hazyview (0 Km)

Day 21: Hazyview – Graskop – God’s Window – Blyde Canyon – Pilgrims Rest (lunch) – Sabie – Long Tom Pass
Overnight: Long Tom Pass (250 Km)

Day 22: Long Tom Pass – Lydenburg – Dullstroom (lunch) – Belfast – Witbank – Johannesburg (330 km)
Flight out as per your schedule
Tour Complete (mid-afternoon). Bikes booked back, airport transfer

Please note that while our tour itinerary and route are planned in advance with preferred fixed accommodations, we reserve the right to remain adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions.

The tour outline is for illustrative purposes and may vary dependent on the starting point. This tour can be requested to start and finish in Johannesburg or Cape Town.

Tour Dates:

TourDate fromDate toBooking deadline
Epic South Africa ~ 21 Days08-Oct-2428-Oct-2408-Aug-24

Cost: EU€​ 6 290.00 (2024)

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BMW F750GS Motorcycle – Unlimited Mileage (or equivalent)   

Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance

Top Box

Support Vehicle (minimum 5 bikes on tour) ~ panniers will be used if unsupported

Airport Transfers

Overnight Accommodation

Breakfasts (daily)

Wildlife Excursions ~ Three Game Drives (Shark Cage Dive on Request only).



Fuel / Tolls

Personal Insurance (Accident & Medical)

Lunches / Dinners / Beverages

Motorcycle Upgrade: BMW R1250GS @ EU€ 60.00 p/day

Single Accommodation: EU€ 20.00 p/day

Please use this as a guide as things change. We will confirm all the details when you book.

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Cape Conquest

Our Tour operator’s most popular tour.

The majestic beauty of ‘The Fairest Cape’ is showcased throughout this tour. Our first day will lead us out of Cape Town as we head down to ‘Shark Alley’ where you will be treated to a Shark cage diving excursion (10-day tour only). The ride then heads to Cape Agulhas, the Southernmost Point in Africa. we will visit the nature reserve and view the spot where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. The Overberg region makes for some dramatic wide open ‘big sky’ country with vast windswept fields leading towards the imposing ‘Langeberg Mountains’ with Swellendam at its base. Within less than an hour from Swellendam, the scenery changes once again as we head into the Little Karoo along Route 62: dry, arid, and home to thousands of rustic plant species and the home to thousands of Ostrich. 

A night will be spent in a luxury-tented game lodge, a lovely setting under the stars. The afternoon will end with a sundowner big game drive. The next morning will see a later start after a relaxing breakfast and time spent meeting and feeding the rescue Elephants. We head over the imposing and iconic Swartberg Pass into the Great Karoo. We will overnight in the Karoo in an old-period home offering authentic Karoo hospitality. The next day will see us venturing through the breathtaking Meiringspoort Pass before heading out along the Lankloof Valley renowned for being the longest fruit-growing region of the country.   

Storms River, on the edge of the Tsitsikamma Forest, the forest and Storm River Mouth will take centre stage. You can do a ‘canopy zipline tour’ through the ancient Tsitsikamma Forest, a laidback Segway cruise through the vast forest or simply ‘chill’.  After the rest day we’ll enjoy a ride along the ‘Garden Route’ and enjoy yet more amazing mountain passes as we head back into the Little Karoo and a night on Route 62. A ride through the stunning Seweweeks Pass (seven weeks) will kick off your final full riding day with a coffee stop in historical Maitjiesfontein. Then… more mountain passes will take us through to the ‘Swartland’ which will offer up lovely rolling hills and a mountain lodging where we will enjoy our last dinner together. Finally, it’s back to Cape Town.

If you have the time, you can spend a day or two exploring Cape Town and its surroundings (Table Mountain, Red Bus Tour, White Sand Beaches, Wine Farm Tours, Hiking, etc.). 



Itinerary – 9 Nights Cape Conquest Approx. 2,200 km

Day 01: Arrival – Fly into Cape Town

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the accommodation.

Overnight: Cape Town

Day 02: Cape Town (Ride Day 1 – 130 km)

Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak, Simonstown, and Hout Bay are low mileage, busy days touring the peninsula.

Overnight: Cape Town

Day 03: Cape Town – Whale Coast (Ride Day 2 – 299 km)

Today, we ride the superb coastal road, visiting the Penguin Colony and land-based whale watching area, which is seasonal. Finally arriving in ‘Shark’ town. This we have as riding Highway R44 to Kleinmond for lunch, then on to Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai (Kleinbaai).

Overnight: Kleinbaai

Day 04: Kleinbaai to Cape Agulhas (Ride Day 3 – 125 km)

Morning spent viewing ‘Sharks’ up close in a Shark Cage, followed by a short afternoon ride through Napier (lunch), Bredasdorp and Cape Agulhasto, the southernmost point in Africa

Overnight: Agulhas (125 km)

Day 05: Cape Agulhas to Oudtshoorn (Ride Day 4 – 355 km)

We leave Cape Agulhas, travelling to Malgas Pont, Barrydale, then on Route 62 (Little Karoo) finishing in a Game Reserve.

Overnight: Game Reserve (Luxury Tents)

Day 06: Oudtshoorn to Klaarstroom (Ride Day 5 – 125 km)

After our Wildlife Experience in the morning, we head to Swartberg Pass and onto Prince Albert for lunch, finishing at Klaarstroom for an authentic Karoo overnight.

Overnight: Klaarstroom

Day 07: Klaarstroom to Storms River (Ride Day 6 – 255 km)

We depart Klaarstroom for Meiringspoort and its famous waterfall. Then, we will go to De Rust and Uniondale for lunch. As we head for Storms River, we will stop in the Langkloof Valley for a coffee, then move on to our destination, Storms River and the Tsitsikamma Forest.

Day 08: Rest Day: Tsitsikamma Forest (Ride Day 7 – 40 km)

We have many choices and will let you decide when we are there. Maybe a Canopy Tour or out to Storms River Mouth.

Overnight: Storms River (40 Km)

Day 09: Storms River to Barrydale (Ride Day 8 – 390 km)

Today, we will take the ‘Garden Route’ and Little Karoo with Natures Valley, Knysna, and Wilderness along the ride with lunch at George. We will be taking alternative passes to Barrydale.

Overnight: Barrydale

Day 10: Barrydale to Riebeek Kasteel (Ride Day 9 – 330 km)

Today, we ride through several beautiful mountain passes and touch on the Great Karoo and the Swartland. Starting in Barrydale, we will visit Montagu and Koo Valley, ride through Du Toit’s Kloof Pass, and stop at Bain’s Kloof Pass for lunch. Returning to the road we ride to Riebeek Kasteel

Overnight: Riebeek Kasteel

Day 11: Riebeek Kasteel to Cape Town (Ride Day 10)

This morning, we ride into Cape Town via Melkbosstrand and Blouberg into the Mother City. Our tour has ended, and we return the motorcycles. You can now decide to fly home or stay some more nights, which we can arrange.

Please note that we reserve the right to remain adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions that may arise while on tour; the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. The client’s tour remains paramount; we will ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations.

Tour Dates:

TourDate fromDate toBooking deadline
Cape Conquest 9 days11-Jan-2520-Jan-2511-Nov-24
Cape Conquest 9 days15-Feb-2524-Feb-2511-Dec-24

Prices in Euros

08 Nights: 1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From EURO2690.00 per person

Motorcycle Upgrade:  BMW R1250GS @ EU€ 60 p/day

Single Surcharge:  EU€ 20.00 p/day

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Please contact us for other prices i.e. 2 people travelling together and single rooms.

About this tour:

  • Small Groups – Maximum 7 Bikes
  • Current Model Motorcycles
  • Pillion Friendly so great for couples  
  • Incredible Scenery offering unique diversity 
  • Amazing Roads being sealed with gravel options
  • Superb Wildlife being the Big 5 and much more
  • Excellent Accommodation and Rest Stops all Hand Picked
  • Good Food and Great Coffee

Inclusions and Exclusions

INCLUDEDBMW F750GS Motorcycle – Unlimited Mileage (or equivalent)    
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Top Box
Support Vehicle (Minimum 5x Bikes on tour) 
Airport Transfers
Overnight Accommodations 
Breakfasts (daily)
Wildlife Excursions ~ Big Game Drive & Wildlife Interaction (all tours)
Shark Cage Dive (only on 10 Day Tour)
Personal Insurance (Accident & Medical)
Fuel / Tolls
Lunches / Dinners / Beverages
Anything not listed in “INCLUDED” above

The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us.

South Africa

Embark on a Ride through the Heart of Africa: Motorcycle Tours in South Africa

Welcome to the wild and diverse landscapes of South Africa, where the rhythm of the road echoes the heartbeat of the continent. Our motorcycle tours invite you to explore the breathtaking beauty, rich cultures, and thrilling adventures that define this enchanting corner of Africa.

A Tapestry of Scenic Wonders

South Africa is a canvas painted with a palette of diverse landscapes. From the rugged mountains of the Drakensberg to the golden beaches along the Garden Route and the vast expanses of the Karoo desert, our tours traverse the country’s scenic wonders. Ride through winding mountain passes, along coastal roads, and into the heart of wildlife reserves, where each stretch of road tells a unique story.

Immerse Yourself in Rich Cultures

Beyond its natural beauty, South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and histories. Our tours are designed to immerse you in the vibrant tapestry of the Rainbow Nation, from the vibrant streets of Cape Town to the traditional villages of Zululand. Experience warm hospitality, savour local cuisines, and witness the cultural richness that makes South Africa a truly unique destination.

Guided by Passionate Explorers

Our experienced guides are not just leaders but passionate explorers with a deep love for South Africa and a commitment to sharing its wonders. Let them guide you through iconic routes, wildlife encounters, and cultural experiences that transform every tour into a thrilling adventure.

Tailored Adventures for Every Rider

Whether you’re seeking the adrenaline rush of mountain passes, the tranquillity of coastal rides, or the excitement of wildlife safaris, our tours cater to riders of all levels. Choose from a fleet of well-maintained motorcycles, and let us tailor an adventure that matches your riding style and aspirations.

Why South Africa? Because Every Ride is a Safari of the Soul

South Africa is not just a destination; it’s a safari of the soul, where every ride is a journey into the heart of Africa. Join us for an adventure that blends the freedom of the open road with the magic of the African continent. From the Cape of Good Hope to the majestic Drakensberg, every ride is a chapter in the story of your South African motorcycle tour. Welcome to the thrill of the road, the warmth of the people, and the untamed beauty of Motorcycle Tours in South Africa.

The tours:

Cape Conquest

Epic South Africa

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