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Motorcycle News May 2016

Dear Bikers around the world

Greeting from Sunny South Africa- it has been quite a year so far with back to back motorcycle tours and lots of 2 Wheel fun being had by all!

In our news this month:


2017 Date are here
We have finally launched our 2017 Tour dates.
We have a whole year jam packed with exciting motorcycle tours ranging from 7 till 35 days. Check out our new Tour Calendar online and take advantage of our “Early Bird Discount” Book your 2017 tour before the end of May 2016 and receive a 10% discount off the advertised tour price

New Tour Catalogue
Sama Tours has a brand new tour catalogue that lists all our motorcycle tours as well as dates and pricing for both the 2016 and 2017 season. You can download a copy off our website with this link.


Be Part of the First Motorcycle Group to ride Cape to Kilimanjaro

2016 is the first year that we are offering our exciting Motorcycle expeditions that will take you from Cape Town to Kilimanjaro (The Lowest Point in Africa to the Highest!!) Both our Kilimanjaro tours are three quarters full at this point and set to be great adventures.

We are offering a 15% once off discount for any last minute bookings on the 32 Day Cape to Kilimanjaro tour and  a whopping 20% discount off the 35 Day Kilimanjaro to Cape Town tour (This means saving of over US$3180 per rider!)

Top Highlights on the Kilimanjaro to Cape Town Ride:

  1. Embarking on a 3 Day all inclusive Safari to Tanzania’s top wildlife parks

  2. Touring the foothills of Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa)

  3. Arriving in the Ancient city of Dar Es Salaam by motorcycle and following in the footsteps of spice traders on a ferry to Zanzibar Island for a 2 night beach break

  4. Riding the length of Lake Malawi, visiting the local fisherman’s village and enjoying the cool lake waters
    Lake Malawi

  5. Riding Zambia and visiting South Luangwa National Park to discover its prolific wildlife

  6. Cruising to Victoria Falls and enjoying a helicopter flight over “The smoke that thunders”
    Victoria Falls

  7. Seeing the famous BIG 5 on a river cruise in Chobe National Park, at Sunset

  8. Visiting one of the largest Salt Pans in the world- Makgadigadi Salt Pans in Botswana

  9. Riding Bikers paradise in South Africa- long twisting corners that will leave a smile on your face for days. Plus canyons, waterfalls and rock formations at every stop

  10. Enjoying a Safari into the world famous Kruger National Park

  11. Riding up the famous Sani Pass into the Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho. This road rises over 1500m in 22km- making for some awesome switch backs and breathtaking views. For those who don’t like dirt- there is a trusty 4 x 4 transfer to the top where we will have lunch at the HIGEST PUB IN AFRICA
    Sani Pass

  12. Riding the Garden Route of South Africa- coastal towns, forests, mountain passes and ostrich farms make this an unforgettable journey

  13. Riding all the way to the Southern Most tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. It is always a big party here, where we celebrate 33 days on the road!

  14. Enjoying the 200km stretch of coastal roads all the way to Cape Town. Along the way we see whales from the sea cliffs in Hermanus and Penguins living on the beach in Betty's Bay.
    Cape Roads

Short on time? Brand new 14 day motorcycle tour
Ride: Victoria Falls Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa

The 14 Day Best of Wildlife and Motorcycling tour taking place from the 09-23 June 2017 is truly our best wildlife focused tour on offer. In Botswana you will have the opportunity to discover the hidden waterways of the Okavango Delta in a Mokorkoro (African Canoe), drifting past Hippos and Crocodiles. You will also do a Big 5 Wildlife Safari by boat in Chobe and ride out onto the Makgadigadi Salt Pans- coming face to face with a family of wild Meerkats. In Zimbabwe you will get to track the endangered African Rhino, and in South Africa you will visit the world famous Kruger National Park

Map of Wildlife Tour

AND… Did we mention
the motorcycle riding was pretty epic too? From wide open roads that take us straight through wildlife inhabited areas (past Elephants, warthogs, kudus and other buck) to Mountain Passes in Bikers paradise- the riding on this tour is world class. You will ride through 3 African Countries: South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and cover over 4000km
WHEN: 09- 23 June 2017
Prices start at: US$6870 on a F700GS (Plus if you sign up in May  2016 you get a 10% discount)

News from the road:

2016 got off to an exciting start!

For our New Year ’s Eve celebrations the whole Sama Team was in Lesotho bringing in the New Years from the Highest Pub in Africa! A major highlight of the trip was riding the infamous Sani Pass into Lesotho. Sani Pass is a gravel road that rises from 1500 metres to 3000 metres above sea level- in only 20 kilometers!! The last 7kms of road consists of extremely steep gravel switchbacks leading you up into the sky. The views were breath-taking in every direction- rolling hills, rocky outcrops, waterfalls and tiny rivers.
This is just one of the exciting OPTIONAL dirt roads we offer on our standard guided tours that normally take place 100% on good tarmac/bitumen roads. If you would like to ride Sani Pass with us day- check out our 35 Day Kilimanjaro to Cape Town Tour

In February 2016 we did our famous Garden Route Tour with bikers from all over the world including Israel, Germany, England and America. On the Garden Route Tour we also explored Lesotho- but this time it was the on the Tarmac. We took the road to Katze dam which has more turns within 70km then any other road in Africa. This road in known fondly to us as “The Alps of Africa”. From Lesotho the tour carried on down to the coast and then through the Garden Route all the way to Cape Town, where we bid goodbye to some happy bikers on day 12!

In March 2016 we had 12 Riders and 6 Pillions on the 17 Day Best South African Roadtrip Ever, which travels from Pretoria through Swaziland and all the way along the coastline to Cape Town.
Mick Matheson (The editor in chief of Roadrider Magazine Australia) was on the trip with us and he has written an exciting article about the tour which will feature in the August copy of Roadrider. There is also a video about the ride in the pipeline- due to be out very soon. In the meantime, he Roadrider crew created a little teaser video about a monkey called Jozi.  What is a monkey doing on a Motorcycle tour you may ask? Jozi was the team mascot on the tour. Every night over dinner- The JOZI awards would take place and Jozi would be “Awarded” to the rider who deserved him most. You can check out Jozi’s motorcycle adventure through South Africa on our Facebook page

Elephant Traffic Jam

At the moment we have 8 Bikers incluiding Australians, Germans, South African’s and one Irishman on our 22 Day Victoria Falls Tour. The group is in Namibia at the moment, but so far have had a great time seeing elephants on the side of the road in Botswana, enjoying a breakfast cruise on the Chobe River, quad biking in the Sand dunes of Namibia  and flying helicopters over Victoria Falls (Of course the Irishman went in a microlight)

Vic Falls Fun

Most of our tours for the rest of 2016 are fully booked, however we still have a few places left on our 32 Day Cape To Kilimanjaro Tour in July and 35 Day Kilimanjaro to Cape Town Tour in August. These are two tours that you do not want to miss out on and we are offering discount off both departures. (15% discount on the up trip and 20% discount on the down trip)

In December 2016 we still have several places on our 12 Day Ultimate African Experience Tour taking place from the 02 -14 December 2016 . The Ultimate African Experience Tour is one of our most affordable tours (Prices starting at AU$4380) and this IS THE best way to see South Africa by motorcycle- in less than two weeks. Check it out online.  


That is all for this month. We hope to see you on the road soon!!

Ride safe and ride often

Kindest Regards,

The Sama Team

Tel: +27 12 804 3805

“For the Two Wheel Time of Your Life!!”


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