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Day 0: Arrive in South Africa- Bonus Night
Distance: 0-50km

Welcome to South Africa. We have included a bonus night's accommodation in Pretoria, so you can arrive anytime today with your tour only officially starting tommorrow. A friendly Sama Representative will collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel in Pretoria. The hotel is surrounded by interesting shops, restaurants and cocktail bars and is a good place to relax and get to know Pretoria before your motorcycle tour starts.

Day 1: Pretoria Day Tour and Big 5 Safari
Distance: +-60km

Highlights: Township tour and BIG 5 motorcycle Safari

This morning we will hand over your motorcycle to you and sign all the paperwork. After that is complete we will have a tour briefing and then the fun begins. We start off by taking a tour of Pretoria, stopping in at the Voortrekker monument for some local history and great views of our capital city, We will have lunch in a tavern in a township to experience all the vibrant colors, sounds and tastes of Africa, followed by a guided motorcycle ride through a BIG 5 nature reserve. Rhinos, giraffes, impala’s and wildebeest can all be spotted from your motorcycle. Tonight we have a welcome dinner in an African Boma. Welcome to Africa!

Dinokeng
Big 5 Safari in Dinokeng

Day 2: Pretoria To Magoebaskloof
Distance: +-400km
Highlights: Magoebaskloof Mountain range, twisties, mountain passes and spectacular  valleys

Today you make your way up into South Africa’s wild Limpopo Province. As you head up north, the roads become mountainous with beautiful views of the rolling hills below. Enjoy the great twisties and arrive at the majestic Magoebaskloof hotel, situated on the top of a beautiful mountain pass with breathtaking views of the valley below. There is a lot to do at the hotel. You can take a walk to the waterfall, spotting birds and Samango Monkeys along the way or you can chill out at the Phoenix and Fireman Pub!

Ebenezer Dam
Ebenezer Dam- Magoebaskloof

Day 3: Panorama route
Distance: +- 250km
Highlights: Gods Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, The Three Rondavels, Waterfalls, Magical Views Sites

Today we make our way down into Mpumalanga (an area known to Local Bikers as “Motorcycle Paradise”) the roads here are beautiful and curvy, and there are so many great view points, rock formations and waterfalls along the way. The route includes stops at Bourkes luck potholes, The Three Rondavels, and Gods Window. We will arrive in Hazyview in the late Afternoon and tonight we are booked in for the Shangana Cultural evening, which includes traditional African dances followed by an African feast!


Blyde River Canyon- Motorcycle Paradise


Day 4: Kruger National Park
Distance 0-50km
Highlights: Safari, Ride up Long Tom Pass

This morning you will depart bright and early for a half day safari into the world famous Kruger National Park- you will have a full morning of game viewing. This world famous wildlife reserve is home to the BIG 5 and is roughly the size of a small country. You will have the opportunity to spot lions, elephants, birds and many different species of animals. You will be returned to your hotel at noon and have the afternoon free to relax or go for a scenicride up Long top pass


Leopard spotted @ Kruger

Day 5: Hazyview to Swaziland
Distance: +-300km
Highlights: Kingdom of Swaziland

After breakfast we depart for the Kingdom of Swaziland – the home of the friendly Swazi people. After border procedures (passport and possibly visa required) we weave our way along winding country roads and mountain passes. Today we will visit Swaziland’s own glass factory (Ngwenya Glass) and see the world famous Swazi candles being handcrafted at Swazi Candles. There are many excellent restaurants, pubs and craft markets in the Ezulweni Valley where we will overnight at an excellent country lodge, with its own magnificent restaurant with wooden deck with spectacular views.


Maguga Dam, Swaziland

Day 6:  Swaziland to St. Lucia
Distance: +- 350km
Highlights: Relaxing drive through African Countryside

Today we make our way through Swaziland to South Africa’s Zulu Kingdom, homeland of the proud Zulu nation. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Lucia, a world renowned natural heritage site, with its beautiful secluded beaches, hippos, crocs, whales, endangered turtles and other wildlife, our home for the next two nights. This afternoon we embark on an exciting sunset river cruise where we see hippos , crocodiles and other estuary wildlife . Tonight you can explore the many restaurants, pubs and cocktail bars that St Lucia has to offer.

Hippo
You will get up close and personal with hippos in St. Lucia

Day 7: St. Lucia Rest Day
Distance: +- 0-50 km
Highlights: Many Exciting Optional Activities

St Lucia has so much to offer that we suggest an action packed day undertaking one of the many optional activities on offer e.g. Whale watching & turtle tours (in season).Full and half day game drives are also available into the magnificent Umfolosi/Hluhluwe game reserve. You can also visit a Zulu cultural village . As all activities are extremely popular, to avoid disappointment Sama, prefers to pre-book activities for you.

St. Lucia Beach
St. Lucia has endless deserted beaches


Day 8: St. Lucia to Kwazulu Natal Battlefields
Distance: +- 200 km
Highlights: Tour of famous Anglo Boer and Zulu battle sites

Time to head inland to the battlefields of South Africa, an area of huge historical significance during the famous Boer-Zulu- British Wars. We arrive at our lodge early in the afternoon, and embark on a tour of the battlefields with a knowledgeable guide who will make them come alive!

Battlefields
Kwazulu Natal Battlefields


Day 9: Battlefields to Pretoria
Distance: +- 550 km
Highlights: Relaxing drive through African Countryside

Time to head back to Pretoria, after a scrumptious breakfast we start the journey back! It is a nice relaxing ride through the interior of South Africa, The bikes will be returned in the afternoon and in the evening we will have a get together where everybody can reminisce about the previous days after which you will be returned to the hotel.

 

Day 10: End of tour
Distance: +- 0-50 km

Sadly your tour of South Africa has come to an end. We guarantee that you will take home loads of awesome photographs and fond memories of South Africa the warm people you have met. Transfers will be arranged to the airport.

Pricing:

Prices are quoted on a per person basis in South African Currency (ZAR). For up-to-date exchange rates please visit www.xe.com


2018 Pricing

Dates 2018:
14-24 Sep, 12-22 Oct

Bike
Price, riding 1 up
BMW F700GS
R 45, 260
BMW F800GS
R 47,140
BMW R1200GS
R 49,790
BMW R1200GS ADV
R 52,820
 
Passenger/Pillion, add
R 22,050
Single Supplement, add
R 5,380

Currency

 

Price includes:
9 Days motorcycle rental
ALL Petrol and toll fees
9 nights Accommodation in 3-4 star lodgings
Safari Into Kruger National Park
Shangana Evening Festival
Hippo and Croc Cruise on Lake St. Lucia
Tour guide on a motorcycle
Back up vehicle
7 lunches
9 Breakfasts
2 Dinners
Transfers to and from the Johannesburg International Airport
Guide book and Map of South Africa
Sama T-shirt

Price does not include

Visas and cross border fees
International and local flights
Items of a personal nature
All items not mentioned in "Price includes"
All meals other than those specified in "Price includes"
All Entrance fees other then those specified in "Price includes"
Drinks

 

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Berlin Falls
Berlin Falls

Rhino
Rhino at Kruger


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Magoebaskloof Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

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