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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