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12 Days The Roof of Africa Guided Motorcycle Tour in South Africa and Lesotho

Cape Town - Cape Agulhas - St Francis Bay - Schotia Game Reserve - Burgersdorp - Colesberg - Oudtshoorn - Simons Town, South Africa; Sani Pass - Semonkong Falls, Lesotho

Motorcycle Tour in South Africa and Lesotho

This 12-day tour takes you from the bustling streets of Cape town through awe-inspiring deserted mountain bends and into the Kingdom of Lesotho where you will spend three days doing some of the best off-roading Africa has to offer.

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Terrain: 60% wonderfully twisty tarmac roads mixed with 30% easy off-roading with 10% being hard off-roading
  • Mileage: 3,614 kilometers / 2,246 miles
  • Riding gear: Not included: Helmet, jacket, pants, boots, and gloves. Please bring your own gear.
  • Meals: Daily breakfast

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  • Motorcycle rental included
  • Starts and ends in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ride to the most southerly point of the African continent
  • Ride to the highest pub in Africa at 9436 feet
  • Game drive at Schotia Game Reserve
  • Admire Semonkong Falls in Lesotho
  • 11 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


11 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: German
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Cape Town International Airport
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African Moto Adventures understands that after a hard day of off-roading, most want the comforts of a hotel room. Therefore all the accommodations on this tour are either hotels, lodges or guesthouses with your first night being spent in an ocean view hotel in Cape Agulhas.


Day 1: Arrival

You will arrive in Cape Town and collect your bike. You will spend some time visiting the sights of Cape Town and make sure you are comfortable with the bike. Tonight you will have a tour brief and chance to meet fellow adventurers.

  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meal plan: evening meal

Day 2: Cape Aghulas

Today you will be riding to the most southerly point of the African continent, passing through Hermanus the whale watching capital of Africa then on to Gansbai the place you board a shark diving boat, ending up at an ocean-view hotel.

  • Accommodation: ocean-view hotel
  • Meal plan: breakfast

Day 3: St Francis Bay

Today you head along the coast to the village of St Francis Bay with its white painted houses with black roofs on the canals whales can be seen in the bay in season and dolphins can be seen daily. Keep an eye out for the rare African oystercatcher and fish eagles. The chance to take a swim or watch the Cape clawless otter frolicking in the rock pools should be on your list of things to do.

  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meal plan: breakfast

Day 4: Schotia Game Reserve

Today you will ride to Schotia. After signing in, you will ride in the park to your accommodation, watching for elephants giraffe kudu and other African wildlife. Once you are parked and changed out of riding gear, your ranger will pick you up and you will have a full safari by open jeep getting really close to Africa’s big 5.

You will be taken to your bush lapa to enjoy an evening meal before continuing with a night drive. The next day begins with a morning drive and breakfast, then you collect your bikes for the next leg of your journey to Lesotho.

  • Accommodation: a room in lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, evening meal, wine, beer

Day 5: Burgersdorp

For those with a sense of adventure this small town used to be the original homeland of the san or bushmen, the town is filled with historical buildings and museums.

  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meal plan: breakfast

Day 6: Sani Pass

Today you ride the famous Sani Pass. Amazing views lead to the highest pub in Africa at 9436 feet.

  • Accommodation: hotel room
  • Meal plan: breakfast

Day 7: Lesotho

Today you explore the kingdom of Lesotho, this mountain kingdom indeed feels like the roof of Africa and a place that time forgot, miles and miles of twisty tarmac but make the most of this ride. Tomorrow you explore the roof of Africa off road.

  • Accommodation: hotel room
  • Meal plan: breakfast

Day 8: Semonkong Falls

More off road today takes you to Semonkong falls the highest single drop waterfall in South Africa. The road and destination are breathtaking. You will see many Basotho the local people dressed in colorful blankets called Seana Marena unique to the kingdom of Lesotho.

  • Accommodation: hotel room
  • Meal plan: breakfast

Day 9: Colesberg

Today you leave Lesotho and head towards the Klein Karoo, stopping at Colesberg for the night.

  • Accommodation: hotel room
  • Meal plan: breakfast

Day 10: Oudtshoorn

Today you ride to the ostrich capital of Africa and the chance to explore the Cango Caves, a 20 million-year-old network of limestone chambers.

  • Accommodation: hotel room
  • Meal plan: breakfast

Day 11: Simons Town

Today you ride the world-famous Garden Route with a stop for photos and a drink at Ronnies Sex Shop, a famous biker bar, then on to your last night at Simons Town a seaside town with a difference. At the hotel, you will be surprised to see wild African penguins and even get the chance to swim with them in the rock pools.

  • Accommodation: hotel room
  • Meal plan: breakfast

Day 12: Cape Town

After your early morning swim with the penguins, you will ride the amazing Chapman’s Peak drive back to Cape Town and return the bikes. This is where your adventure ends unless you have chosen to spend some extra time in Cape Town just let the team know and they will arrange tours and hotels.

  • Accommodation: hotel room
  • Meal plan: breakfast


African Moto Adventures asks that all guests hiring a bike brings with them a credit card. African Moto Adventures will take the credit card details of each guest and hold them until the bike is returned to the shop and any damages are noted down and charged (the maximum charge for bike damage or loss is 1000 GBP).

Skill level(s) required for this tour: intermediate, advanced


  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents


  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions


Jordan Kelly


This tour takes place in South Africa and Lesotho.


Breakfast is provided in the tour package. Lunch and evening meals are provided on the safari. Food and drinks are readily available in South Africa and Lesotho you do not need to bring pre-packed food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
  • Hallal
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Swimming with penguins
  • Ostrich riding
  • Crocodile cage diving

What's included

  • Bike hire
  • 11 nights accommodation in hotels
  • Park fees
  • Guide
  • All meals and drinks at the safari lodge
  • Tour tee shirt
  • Airport transfer

What's not included

  • Activities not specified
  • Airfare
  • Fuel
  • Border fees
  • Tollgate fees
  • Meals not specified
  • Drinks
  • Travel and personal insurance (compulsory)
  • Security deposit on bike hire (refundable)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Cape Town International Airport Airport transfer included: Cape Town International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
12 days / 11 nights
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Start: Friday April 9, 2021
End: Tuesday April 20, 2021

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This tour requires a minimum of 5 riders to run.

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