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South African Destinations

Destinations we visit on our motorcycle tours:

Pretoria, Johannesburg and Surrounds
Pretoria and Johannesburg two of the Capital Cities of South Africa, (we actually have 4 ) When you fly into South Africa you will most likely fly into Johannesburg. Both cities are huge Metropolitans with world class restaurants and shops. Pretoria has beautiful Government Buildings and many interesting monuments. The Sama Tours Headquarters are based in Pretoria

Louis Botha
Beautiful Monuments in Pretoria

Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga meaning "Place of the Rising Sun" is known to motorcyclists throughout South Africa as bikers paradise because of its beautiful twisting mountain passes, waterfalls and magical view points. Mpumalanga is also home to the Kruger National Park

Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga

Swaziland
This small country is in fact a Kingdom run by King Maswati III who is known for his extravagant spending. Swaziland is land locked on all sides- and is home to the friendly Swazi People. Here you can drive beautiful mountain passes and shop for African curious including hand crafted african candles, blown glass and wooden art works.

Swazi Girl
Swazi Girl

St. Lucia
St. Lucia is a World Heritage Site, so declared so because of its intricate estuary/lake/marine system that has lead to exciting ecological discoveries. The town itself is based between the estuary and a long, unspoiled coastline. The Wildlife in this area is amazing. All our tours that go through this little coastal town enjoy a sunset cruise on the lake to view hippos and crocodiles in their natural environment. We usually have a rest day here- and you can go horse riding, kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching or just relax on the beach!

St. Lucia Beach
St. Lucia Beach

Oribi Gorge
Oribi Gorge is a breathtaking canyon that is cut into the Kwazulu Natal landscape. The views from the top are spectacular (Especially at Sunset). Those brave enough can try the gorge swing right into the canyon- above a waterfall

Oribi Gorge
Oribi Gorge

 

Wild Coast
The Wild coast is a personal favorite of the Sama Team because it is so untouched. The whole 300km stretch of the wild coast is a rural area with undeveloped beach fronts. The area is made up of rolling green hills dotted with small xhosa huts. Cows, goats, chickens, horses and small children roam free. There are beautiful dirt roads in the area with the most unbelievable sea views you will ever see. The wild coast is also home to many strange and interesting rock formations- one example being "Hole in the wall" We usually have a rest day at Coffee bay in the Wild coast. Here you can learn to surf, go quad biking, brave abseiling or just enjoy the beach.

Wild Coast
Wild Coast

Big 5 Knysna
Knysna is a beautiful little town at the start of the famous Garden Route. It is situated on a lagoon that is sheltered from the open sea by two large "heads" that form a narrow causeway. The highlight of staying in Knysna is of course the sailing trips on offer and the famous Knysna Oysters. The whole town is surrounded by evergreen forests. Within easy reach of the town are beautiful swimming beaches and terrific mountain passes (perfect for motorcycling). The Knysna Elephant Sanctuary is also close by, here you can interact with orphaned elephants.

Natures Valley
Nature's Valley pass just before Knysna

The Garden Route
The Garden route is famous for of its beautiful scenery and endless mountain passes with sweeping corners. We usually do a day tour of the garden route that includes driving both the Outeniqua pass and the Swartberg pass. We stop off at a local ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn where you can pet, feed, kiss and ride ostriches. Another highlight is a visit to the Cango Caves. These caverns are full of beautiful stone formations.

Ostriches
Ostriches in the garden Route

Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the best motorcycling destinations in South Africa. There are beautiful mountains (Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles) as well as beautiful coastal roads and of course there is Cape Point- the most South Westerly Point in Africa.

Table Mountain
Table Mountain

The Cape Winelands
South African wine World Class. We owe this to the settlers who came from France in 1820 bringing their vines with them. Today the Cape wine region is flourishing. The winelands are beautiful to drive through- set in beautiful mountain passes- the valleys are full of colorful vineyards.

Franschoek Valley
Winelands

The Cape Overberg
This area is home to the famous whale watching town of Hermanus- here you can watch whales right off the cliffs! The whole region hugs the South African coastline and the views are fantastic for motorcycling.

Hermanus
Whale Watching in Hermanus

 

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