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15 Days South Africa and Namibia Guided "Desert Run" Motorcycle Tour

Cape Town - Elgin - Cederberg - Nieuwoudtville - Springbok, South Africa; Fish River Canyon - Aus - Lüderitz - Sossusvlei - Swakopmund - Omaruru - Windhoek, Namibia

Guided Motorcycle Tour South Africa and Namibia

Starting in Cape Town, you wind your way through breath-taking coastal routes and work your way north, via the Cape Winelands towards the Tankwa Karoo, exploring the back roads of the Cederberg mountain range. You ride along the Fish River Canyon and make your way towards the coast. Then back in the land, exploring the hidden gems of the desert and finally, end at a private game reserve with its abundant wildlife and word-class accommodation to complete your unforgettable experience.

Key information

  • Terrain: a mix of 50% asphalt and 50% gravel
  • Bike: rental bike (BMW models)
  • Mileage: 3,100 kilometers / 1,926 miles
  • Daily rides: between 110 - 380 kilometers / 69 - 237 miles / 6-7 hours
  • Meals: 15 breakfasts and 15 dinners

Meet the guides

Werner & Marcio
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  • Discover the Fish River Canyon
  • Sossusvlei and sand dunes drive
  • Game drive at private safari reserve
  • Starts in Cape Town and ends in Windhoek
  • BMW motorcycle rental for the whole tour
  • BMW Motorrad leading tour guide
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers


10 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Afrikaans, Portuguese
Airport transfer included: Cape Town International Airport
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UpSouth Adventures make use of unique and high standard hotels and bed and breakfasts and try to run away from chain hotels. Additional accommodation can be arranged for those arriving earlier or staying longer.



  • Day 01: Arrival
  • Day 02: Cape Town to Stellenbosch, 250 kilometers / 156 miles
  • Day 03: Stellenbosch to Cederberg, 330 kilometers / 206 miles
  • Day 04: Cederberg to Nieuwoudtville, 220 kilometers / 137 miles
  • Day 05: Niewoudtville to Springbok, 370 kilometers / 230 miles
  • Day 06: Springbok to Fish River Canyon, 350 kilometers / 218 miles
  • Day 07: Fish River Canyon to Aus, 380 kilometers / 237 miles
  • Day 08: Optional Luderitz Loop Ride, 0 - 250 kilometers / 156 miles
  • Day 09: Aus to Sossusvlei, 370 kilometers / 230 miles
  • Day 10: Dune excursion / rest day
  • Day 11: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund, 345 kilometers / 215 miles
  • Day 12: Swakopmund to Omaruru, 310 kilometers / 193 miles
  • Day 13: Safari drive / rest day
  • Day 14: Omaruru to Windhoek, 110 kilometers / 69 miles
  • Day 15: Departure

Included excursions

  • Visit Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope
  • Experience Fish River Canyon
  • Sossusvlei and dunes drive
  • Game drive at private safari reserve


Werner Roux

Marcio Bassoli


This tour will lead you from Cape Town to Windhoek in Namibia. Along the way, you will visit several places including Elgin Valley, Cederberg, Nieuwoudtville, Springbok, Fish River Canyon, Aus, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, and Omaruru. The highlights of this tour will cover:

  • Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point
  • Chapman's Peak drive
  • Karoo and Cederberg region
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Kolmanskop ghost town
  • Sossusvlei and Deadvlei
  • Namib Desert
  • Private safari reserve


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

  • Cape Town city tour
  • Great white shark cage dive / viewing
  • Visiting Robben Island
  • Table mountain
  • Township tour
  • Waterfront and two oceans aquarium visit
  • Winelands tour

What's included

  • 4x4 back-up vehicle
  • 13 days BMW motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All dinners and breakfasts
  • BMW Motorrad leading tour guide on a motorcycle
  • Excursions specified in the tour summary
  • Motorcycle equipped with dual tires
  • Motorcycle insurance
  • One-way transfer fee
  • Toll fees and entrance to national parks

What's not included

  • Any personal expenses
  • Excursions not mentioned in the tour summary
  • Fuel
  • Helmet and protective gear
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Motorcycle luggage
  • Return airfare
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • ​Visas

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Transfer from this airport is included. UpSouth Adventures will pick you up from the airport.

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 25% 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.
15 days / 14 nights
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Start: Sunday October 10, 2021
End: Sunday October 24, 2021


Spaces are limited, please contact UpSouth Adventures early to avoid disappointment.

Pricing information

Single room surcharge: 8,000 ZAR

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