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Day 0: Arrive in South Africa

Welcome to South Africa. You can arrive at any time on “day 0” as you motorcycle tour only officially starts on “day 01”. Tonight’s accommodation is included as “Your bonus night”. A friendly Sama Tours representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Pretoria.

Day 1: Arrive in South Africa
Distance: 0-50km
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 a small township just North of Pretoria to experience all the vibrant colors, sounds and tastes of Africa. We will have lunch in a tavern in the township, followed by visit to a rural motorcycle mechanic shop. Afterwards we enjoy 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!

Big 5 Safari in Dinokeng

Day 2: Pretoria To Magoebaskloof
Distance: 400km
Highlights: Scenic mountain passes, Long Tom Cannons

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! You may wish to go for a late afternoon drive in the mountains surrounding the Hotel- there is a great lookout point over Ebenezer Dam on Georges Valley Road (John Buchan Memorial)

Ebenezer Dam Look out Point

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

Make your 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, although there are so many attractions sign posted along the way- you may just wish to pull off and experience a few of them. You will arrive in Hazyview in the Late Afternoon. Tonight- you will enjoy a traditional African meal and African dances at the Shangana cultural village.

3 Rondavels
The 3 Rondavels

Day 4: Half Day Safari- Kruger National Park
Distance 0-50km
Highlights: Safari, African wildlife

Today we will bid goodbye to the motorcycles and board a game viewing Safari vehicle which will transport us into the Kruger National Park. This world famous wildlife reserve is home to the BIG 5 and is roughly the size of a small country. The vastness of the park allows ample opportunity to view wild animals in their natural habitat. We will have a full day to spot lions, elephants, birds and many different species of animals. In the Afternoon their is an optional motorcycle ride over the Famous "Long Tom Pass".

Cheetah mom and cub spotted in the Kruger National Park

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 on a wooden deck with spectacular views.

Bulembu Pass
Bulembu Pass, 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..

You will get up close and personal with crocodiles 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 Umfolozi/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 Oribi Gorge
Distance: +- 350 km
Highlights: Breathtaking views over Oribi Gorge

After breakfast we travel down the Kwazulu Natal coastline through Durban to the South Coast holiday town of Port Shepstone, where we head inland via a beautiful mountain road to the spectacular Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. Tonight we can witness the magnificent African Sunset over the breathtaking Gorge

Oribi Gorge

Day 9: Oribi Gorge to Coffee Bay
Distance: +- 450 km
Highlights: Drakensberg Mountain Range, Breathtaking passes

After an early breakfast it is time to head for the Wild Coast– where our famous Madiba – former president Nelson Mandela - was born. You will see why this region is called the Wild Coast – endless un spoilt sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see make this destination well worth a visit.

wild coast
Rolling green hills of the Wild Coast

Day 10: Coffee Bay Rest Day
Distance: +- 0-50 km
Highlights: Hole in the wall, relaxing on the beach

This morning there will be an optional ride to Hole in the Wall- along the most spectacular dirt road that meanders up and down beautiful winding mountains overlooking the sea. The rest of the day may be spent relaxing on the beach, learning to surf or taking part in any of the adventurous activities on offer. Sit back relax and let the Wild Coast sink in!

Hole in the Wall

Day 11: Coffee Bay to Port Alfred
Distance: +- 450 km
Highlights: Port Alfred Mariner

After an early breakfast we bid the rolling hills and sea cliffs of the Wild Coast farewell and make our way inland following the N2 to East London. We continue along the coastal road to Port Alfred, a beautiful little Mariner town with stunning sea views and good places to eat. In the late afternoon you may wish to take a walk over the beautiful sand dunes the dominate Port Alfred's beachfront.

Giraffe sighting

Day 12: Port Alfred to Knysna
Distance: +- 450 km
Highlights: Bloukrans Gorge and world's highest bungee jump (optional)

Today we follow the coastal route to Knysna – the start of the famous Garden Route where we will be based for the next 2 nights. En-route, those brave enough will have the opportunity to bungee from Bloukrans, the highest bungee in the world-214 metres of pure adrenalin. Tonight we will walk over to the Knysna waterfront and dine on delectable Seafood and the freshest oysters in town

Natures Valley- pass leading into Knysna

Day 13: Knysna Rest Day
Distance: +- 0-50 km
Highlights: Exploring Knysna, relaxing on the beach or sailing to the Knysna Heads

Knysna is a truly beautiful place and is ideal for a rest day. There is so much to do! You can go on a boat cruise, marvel at the Knysna heads, embrace the beautiful evergreen Knysna forest, meet the Knysna Elephants or simply relax and enjoy the pubs, restaurants and shops. Another option is to re-explore the beautiful routes and twisting mountain passes in the area.

Enjoy a catamaran ride to the Knysna Heads


Day 14: Knysna to Oudtshoorn
Distance: +- 250 km
Highlights: Garden Route, Ostrich farms, Cango Caves and spectacular mountain passes

Today we enjoy the spectacular scenery and twisting mountain passes of the world famous Garden Route. Around every corner, there is a breathtaking view. We visit an Ostrich farm where you can ride ostriches, feed them or buy their HUGE eggs. Later we visit the Cango Caves to explore underground wonders, arriving in Oudtshoorn in the late afternoon. For Off-road entusiasts their is an optional ride up Swartberg Pass- a steep zigzagging road that will make your heart skip a beat!

Ostriches in Oudshoorn
Feeding Ostriches in the Garden Route

Day 15: Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas- Hermanus
Distance: +- 450 km
Highlights: Route 62, Folding Mountain Passes, The Southern Most Tip of Africa
,Hermanus Whales

After an early breakfast we make our way to the start of Route 62. The road winds through the Swartberg Mountains and beautiful foothills in their valleys.We make our way down to Cape Agulhas- the Southernmost tip of Africa at 34° S and 20° . Here the ice cold waters of the Atlantic ocean meet the warm Indian ocean, creating a turbulent mixture of untamed beauty. After a photoshoot at the Southern Most point- we continue along coastal roads to Hermanus-the whale wtaching Capital of Africa. In season, land based whale watching is possible!

There's a party at the end of the world

Day 16: Hermanus- Cape Point-
Cape Town
Distance: +- 300 km
Highlights: Explore the beautiful coastal roads and attractions of Cape Town

Today we make our way to Cape Town, South Africa's Mother City. This is the highlight of the trip as there are beautiful coastal views with twisting roads cut into the sea cliffs virtually all the way. First stop is the old Navy port of "Simonstown" where you can view South African penguins living it up on the beach. After that we make our way to Cape Point- the most South-westerly point of Africa (with views of the Cape Peninsula). Tonight we sleep in Cape Town and go out for our farewell dinner at one of Cape Town's best restaurants.

Views From Chapman's Peak

Day 17: 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.

Please note that we can book any post/pre tour accommodation and activities for you. Click here for add-on tours.


2018 Pricing

Dates 2018: 09 - 26 March, 06 - 23 April,
14 September - 01 October, 12 - 29 October
17 November - 04 December (Reverse direction Cape Town to Pretoria)

Price, riding 1 up
R 94,210.00
R 97,930.00
R 108,290.00
Passenger/Pillion, add
R 37,170.00
Single Supplement, add
R 8,210.00

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How does the pricing work:
All prices are quoted per motorcycle based on riding 1 up and sharing accommodation. If you would like to bring a passenger add the "Pillion price" to the base price OR if you would like your own room, add the "Single Supplement price to the base price to get your total.

Price includes:

  • 17 Days motorcycle rental
  • 17 nights Accommodation in 3-4 star lodgings
  • ALL PETROL and Toll Fees
  • Tour guide on a motorcycle
  • Back up vehicle
  • 17 Breakfasts, 14 lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Township Tour
  • Big 5 Safari into Dinokeng by Motorcycle
  • Safari into Kruger National Park
  • Shangana Evening festival
  • Hippo and croc sunset cruise in St. Lucia
  • Ostrich Farm Tour
  • Entrance fees to Cango Caves and Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Free shuttle service Johannesburg international airport and to the Cape Town International Airport
  • Sama t-shirt
  • Guide book with detailed itinerary and area informatin
  • South African map book
  • All Taxes
  • The two wheel time of your life!!

Price does not include

  • Visas and cross border fees ( Please note: American, Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealanders do not require visas for South Africa or Swaziland
  • 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 than those specified in "Price includes"
  • Drinks

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Pictures from Best South African Road Trip Ever:

Garden Route
Garden Route- Ostriches

Cape Agulhas- Southern Most
Point of Africa

Natures Valley
Garden Route- Natures Valley

Drakensberg Mountains

Cape Town Peninsuala




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