7 Day African Explorer Tour

From only R 24,290 per person on a F700GS

This self-guided tour is a great way to spend a week riding around the best motorcycle regions that South Africa and Swaziland have to offer. Highlights include riding "Bikers Paradise" in Mpumalanga, exploring the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland and getting up close and personal with Hippos in St. Lucia

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Itinerary

Day 1
Pretoria to Magoebaskloof
Day 2
Magoebaskloof- Panorama Route- Hazyview
Day 3
Half Day Safari into Kruger National Park
Day 4
Hazyview to Swaziland
Day 5
Swaziland to St. Lucia
Day 6
St. Lucia Rest Day
Day 7
St. Lucia to Pretoria
Day 8
End of Tour- Transfers to Airport

Day 1: 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 2: 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!

3 Rondavels
The 3 Rondavels


Day 3: 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

 

Safari
Open Safari Vehicle- Perfect for game spotting


Day 4: 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.

Swazi Candles
Array of Swaziland's favourite hand-crafted candles


Day 5:  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 6: 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 7: St. Lucia 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 8: 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.

Dates: This is a Self Guided Tour- you can do it at anytime

 

Pricing 2018

Bike
Price, riding 1 up, SH
BMW F700GS
R 24,290
BMW F800GS
R 25,940
BMW LC R12000GS
R 28,260
BMW R12000 ADV
R 29,770
 
Passenger/Pillion, add
R 11,520
Single Supplement, add
R 2,480

Currency


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The Price includes:

  • 7 Days Motorcycle Rental
  • 7 Nights (3-4 star) accommodation
  • Gps pre loaded with routes
  • Side Panniers and Top Box for Luggage
  • Half Day Safari into Kruger National Park
  • Hippo and Croc sunset Cruise
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Detailed Guide Book and Vouchers
  • 24 Hour Back-up support
  • Cross Border Papers
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Sama T-shirt
  • Transfers to and from the Johannesburg International Airport

This Price does not include:

  • Tour Guide
  • Back up vehicle
  • Petrol and toll fees
  • 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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Crocodile at Lake st. lucia

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Beautiful Mountain pass in Mpumalanga

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