Ride Down South

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Ride Down South runs epic, affordable, and guided motorcycle tours of Cape Town and Southern Africa. They offer flexible routes and qualified, local guides.

Motorcycle Tours 3

Limited availability

Speaks English

from US$5,182
from US$5,182
Price for:

26 days / 25 nights

Speaks English

from US$736
from US$736
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Limited availability

Speaks English

from US$5,182
from US$5,182
Price for:

26 days / 25 nights

Guides 1

Andrew Vaughan

Andrew is a qualified adventure motorcycle guide with over 10 years' experience of leading motorcycle trips in Southern Africa. He is also a qualified first aider and mechanical engineer with extensive experience in maintaining and servicing the Africa Twin bikes.

Testimonials 3

  • Ryan Law and Tiffany Pretty

    Ride Down South website

    Africa, where anything can happen, and it will…

    For anyone considering a tour through Africa on Motorcycle, look no further. Andrew and his support crew provided a trip of a life time for Tiffany and I. We customized our tour by providing Andrew with a general idea of timeline, things we’d like to see, and of course budget. The trip that Ride Down South created for us couldn’t have been more perfect. We rode through vast deserts, tropical climates, and lush jungle like surroundings on our adventure through South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. We experienced the cultures and people in a way that can only be done when traveling on two wheels. We were lucky enough to see lots of wildlife, including the “Big 5” and most of the “Ugly 5”. A highlight of the trip was coming across a pride of lions feasting on a giraffe kill. The accommodations arranged by Andrew far exceeded our expectations especially given the overall affordability of the trip. These accommodations ranged from a luxurious cottage on a remote sheep farm with night time views of the milky way to tent camping inside a game park listening to lions and elephants in the distance. The proverbial icing on the cake for this trip was the food. We were treated to numerous potjiekos (Translation: Small pot food) prepared by Andrew and the support crew, which after a days ride couldn’t have been more perfect. I have never eaten so well while camping! On several occasions we ate at that evenings lodge or a local restaurant, which allowed another opportunity to experience local cuisine including lots of game meat.

    The Honda Africa Twins were everything a person could need to travel the rugged terrain. I own a BMW F800gs, and was still blown away by the maneuverability of the AT and it’s ability to tackle a variety of conditions. Andrew’s knowledge of the mechanical aspect of the bike and riding expertise provided a completely worry free traveling experience.

    I write this review approximately one month after returning home and in doing so have been reviewing our photos and videos. I have been left with experiences of a lifetime and new friends on a continent far away from my own. I have recommended Ride Down South to my friends and family, and if you are reading this I’m obviously recommending them to you!

  • Owen Holcombe

    Ride Down South website

    A big thank you to you and your team for what turned out to be a memorable and very enjoyable experience. As a long time tour organiser and operator, this was actually the first time I’ve ever gone on a tour as a customer and you far exceeded my expectations. It wasn’t just the riding or the bikes, it was the whole package, the choices of accommodation, the great meals but above all the enthusiasm and willingness to go that extra mile (or 100 km) that shone through in you and your team. I somehow think I haven’t seen enough of Africa.

    To anyone who reads this, if Africa isn’t on your bucket list put it on now! And there’s nobody better to experience it with than the RideDownSouth team.

    I’ll be back for more. Thanks again.

  • Geoff Boyle Laos

    Ride Down South website

    What an experience!!! I did the “Cape to Kalahari” 16 day ride with the crew from “Ride Down South” in July 2016. Africa is truly an amazing part of the world and to see it on a motorbike made the trip a real adventure. I didn’t know what to expect having never been to Africa or done a bike tour before, but would now say without a doubt, if you are competent on a bike and have the desire to see Africa, this is a “must do experience”!!! The wildlife was amazing, the food was great, accommodation / camp sites were first-rate and I was pleasantly surprised with the standard of the roads both bitumen and dirt that we travelled on, noting we travelled in some very remote locations. I take my hat off to the team at “Ride Down South”, they truly went out of their way to make the trip as hassle-free as possible. A big thanks to Andrew, Drew and Grant for making the trip such a memorable experience. I’ll be back!!!

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