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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!

Mpumalanga road
One of Mpumulanga's beautiful mountain passes

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!

Bourkes luck Potholes
Bourke's Luck Potholes

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

Leopard
A Secretive Leopard spotted in Kruger


Day 4: Hazyview to Swaziland
Distance: +-300km
Highlights: Kingdom of Swaziland

After breakfast we depart for the Kingdom of Swaziland, 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 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 leading into Swaziland

Day 5:  Swaziland to Pretoria
Distance: +- 400km
Highlights: Relaxing drive through African Countryside

Time to head back to Pretoria. After breakfast we start the journey back! It is a nice relaxing ride through the interior of South Africa

Golden Afternoon
Enjoy a relaxing drive through South African Landscapes


Day 6: Train Trip to Cape Town
Distance: 1200km(By train)
Highlights: Scenic Train Journey

After an early start we board the overnight train to Cape Town. We load the motorcycles onto the train and start the journey to the Cape mid morning. Dinner and breakfast will be served on the train. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the passing scenery and landscapes of South Africa.

Trans Karoo Train
The Trans-Karoo Train

Day 7: Worcester to Cape Town
Distance +-281km
Highlights: Mountain passes, Fruit farms, Amazing scenery

We arrive early in Worcester and after a delightful breakfast on the train we disembark. The first day in the Cape will be full of wonderful mountain passes. We visit Ceres, right in the heart of the fruit farming region. In the late afternoon we will arrive in Cape Town and check into our hotel which is close to the city centre and the V&A Waterfront. Relax and enjoy South Africa's Mother City.

Valley
Beautiful Valleys of the Cape

Day 8: Cape Town- Cape Point- Cape Town
Distance +-179km
Highlights: Cape Point, Simons Town, The 12 Apostles

Today is another highlight of the tour- we follow the coastal roads around Cape Town and make our way through Simons Town down to Cape Point (The most South Westerly Point of Africa) and enjoy beautiful sea and mountain views. We drive past Table Mountain, Lions Head and the 12 Apostles, all breathtaking mountain formations.

12 Apostles
The 12 Apostles

Day 9: Cape Town- Franschoek - Cape Town Distance +-298km
Highlights: Cape Wine lands

Today we explore the beautiful Cape Wine-lands. We drive over beautiful mountains, through green valleys and past picturesque vineyards. We visit 3 major wine producing towns including Franschoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch. Enjoy great cuisine, beautiful views and old country roads.

Winelands
Explore the Wine lands

Day 10: Cape Town- Hermanus - Cape Town Distance +-290km
Highlights: Coastal road

We take in more beautiful passes, before arriving at Hermanus- South Africa's most famous land-based whale watching destination. In season you are able to view whales right off the cliffs. The journey from here to Cape Town is a personal favorite- it hugs the coastline all the way- (Bikers heaven!!)

Bettysbaai
Ride the Coastal Road between Cape Town and Hermanus

 

Day 11: End of tour

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 and the warm people you have met. Transfers will be arranged to the airport. If you would like to, you can join your motorcycle on a return train trip to Johannesburg (by prior arrangement)

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

2011 Pricing
Dates:
8-18 Feb, 1-11 Mar,10-21 Apr, 13-23 Sep, 4-14 Oct
(April train tour is reversed due to the easter weekend)

Rack Rate
Bike 2up, Sharing 1up, Sharing 1up, Single
BMWF650GS R 22,720.00 R 33,440.00 R 35,340.00
BMW F800GS R 24,970.00 R 37,950.00 R 39,820.00
BMWR1150GS R 24,310.00 R 36,540.00 R 38,420.00
BMWR1200GS R 25,810.00 R 39,660.00 R 41,530.00

 

Price includes:

  • 10 Days motorcycle rental
  • 9 nights Accommodation in 3-4 star lodgings
  • 1 night train Accommodation (2 berth rooms)
  • Tour guide on a motorcycle
  • Back up vehicle
  • 5 Lunches
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
  • Day Safari into Kruger National Park
  • Shangana Evening festival
  • Entry into Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Train Journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town (return if requested)
  • Free shuttle service from the Johannesburg international airport


Price does not include

  • 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"

 

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Pictures from this tour

Chapmans peak
Chapman's peak drive: Cliffs meet ocean

Bike off train
Arriving by train in the Cape

Franschoek Valley
Franschoek Valley in the Wine lands

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