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

Welcome to South Africa! Today is a bonus night, so you can arrive at anytime. A Sama representative will be waiting for you when you arrive amdl transfer you to your hotel in Pretoria where you can relax and unwind before your tour starts the next day. Your hotel is surrounded by many interesting shops and world class restaurants.

Day 1: Day Tour of Pretoria
Distance: +-60 km
Highlights: Day Tour of Pretoria and Big 5 Safari by Motorcycle

Welcome to South Africa! 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 the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria to experience all the vibrant colors, sounds and tastes of Africa. This is followed by a traditional African lunch at a shebeen. 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!

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!


Magoebaskloof: view over Ebenezer Dam

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!

3 Rondavels
The 3 Rondavels


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

Baby Elephant
Baby Elephant 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.

Maguga Dam, Swaziland
View point of Maguga dam in 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 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 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 Golden Gate
National Park
Distance: +- 450 km
Highlights: Drakensburg mountain range, Breathtaking passes

After Breakfast we are on the road again, making our way to Golden Gate  National Park, just outside of Lesotho. En-route we stop off at some tourist attractions with lots of photo opportunities. As we pass through the Drakensburg Mountain range, you will notice how diverse South Africa's landscape is. The roads along this stretch are very enjoyable! In the afternoon we will arrive at Golden Gate National Park. The Golden Sandstone cliffs in this park are remarkable and the beautiful road twisitng through, will leave you breathless. Tonight we sleep in Clarens, a beautiful little town, hidden in the mountains.

Golden
Golden Gates National Park

Day 10: Golden Gate to Lesotho and back Distance: +- 350 km
Highlights: Lesotho Mountain passes, Katze Dam

On this day we will experience a very exciting ride to Katze Dam in Lesotho. After an early start, we enter the Lesotho border and make our way towards Katze Dam (a huge man made dam that forms part of the Highlands water project which supplies water to South Africa in times of drought) The road to the dam has more turns within 80km than any other road in Africa. A motorcycle riders' dream.The condition of the road is excellent with very little traffic. The Katze Dam is truly eye opening! After lunch we return along the same road arriving back at the hotel in the late afternoon.

Katse Dam
Katze Dam in Lesotho


Day 11: Golden Gate to Pretoria
Distance: +- 400 km
Highlights: Relaxing drive back to Pretoria

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

 

Day 12: End of tour

Those of you flying back home will be taken to the Airport compliments of our shuttle service!

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

Pricing:

2018 Pricing

Dates 2018: 09- 21 February

Bike
Price, riding 1 up
BMW F700GS
R 60, 060
BMW F800GS
R 62,650
BMW R1200GS
R 66,300
BMW R1200GS ADV
R 69,930
 
Passenger/Pillion, add
R 24,490
Single Supplement, add
R 5,260

Currency

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

Price includes:

  • 11 Days motorcycle rental
  • 11 nights Accommodation in 3-4 star lodgings
  • 1 Bonus night accommodation before the tour
  • Tour guide on a motorcycle
  • Back up vehicle
  • All Petrol
  • 9 lunches
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
  • Bottled Water and Snacks
  • Big 5 Safari by Motorcycle
  • Tour of the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria
  • Half day Safari into Kruger National Park
  • Shangana Evening festival
  • Hippo and croc sunset cruise in St. Lucia
  • Tour of the Battlefields
  • Detailed Guide Book
  • Map of South Africa
  • Sama Tours T-SHIRT
  • Free shuttle service to and from the Johannesburg international airport

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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Bourkes Luck
Bourkes Luck Potholes

Lesotho pass
Breathtaking Mountain pass in Lesotho

Drakensberg
Scenery of the Drakensburg

Golden Gates
Golden Gate Mountain

Zebras
Zebra's in Wildest Africa

The 3 Rondavels
Mpumalanga: The 3 Rondavels

The 3 Rondavels Golden Gate

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