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Amazing South Africa Motorcycle Tour

This five-day adventure tour from Johannesburg through Limpopo Province into Mpumalanga Province boasts wildlife, safari and untamed Africa at its finest. You will ride through the land of wide-open bushveld, big sky country. Superb scenic landscapes and fascinating mountain roads will give you a lifetime of memories.

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike (BMW models)
  • Mileage: 1206 kilometers / 749 miles
  • Daily rides: 136 - 450 kilometers / 85 - 280 miles
  • Riding gear: included: helmet, jacket, panniers
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner

Highlights

  • Starts and finishes in Johannesburg
  • Experience a tour at Cullinan Diamond Mine
  • Navigate your bike to motorcyclist paradise, Hazyview
  • Learn all about coffee in Sabie Valley Coffee plant
  • Opportunity to observe animals in their habitat
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 riding days
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Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to change subject to availability. If a pre-planned venue is fully-booked, it will be replaced with similar accommodation (four-star standard).

Program

Day 1: Johannesburg to Dinokeng Game Reserve via Cullinan (136 kilometers / 85 miles)

The tour begins with a wonderful trip to the Victorian Village of Cullinan in a short one hour ride from Johannesburg. The tour of Cullinan Diamond Mine, the most popular attraction in Cullinan, offers an informative glimpse into the operations and history of this historic mine where the world’s largest diamond was found in 1905.

You will love the exhibits of some the fine examples of classic architecture that has survived the ages as well as many other historical and cultural attractions. Above all, you will experience the historic home of the Sammy Marks Museum and a big 5 Game Reserve at Dinokeng, ending your day with a late afternoon safari game drive.

Day 2: Dinokeng Game Reserve to Magoebaskloof (320 kilometers / 199)

Beautiful open roads will take us to the land of Magoebaskloof in Limpopo Province where the mountain meets the river, home of the legendary rain queen. A visit to the wildlife rehabilitation center and the Elephant Museum are extremely interesting.

Experience the thrill of sliding through the forest on a 2.5 hour Tarzan and Jane style adventure. Or take a scenic walk to the waterfall. This wonderful destination offers a range of adventures and activities.

Day 3: Magoebaskloof / Panorama route to Hazyview (260 kilometers / 162 miles)

Hazyview / Sabie is known as the main hub in Mpumalanga for adventures and activities. It is also a motorcyclists paradise. A tour to the Sabie Valley Coffee plant showing the complete method of manufacturing coffee and allowing a chance to taste the finished product as well as purchase and take the aromatic coffee home with you.

A visit to Shangana Cultural Village where local craftspeople work and trade their crafts at the busy African market. An optional quad bike ride through trails in the area is also available.

Enjoy the great experience and excitement of riding through scenic riverine areas, indigenous bush, and farmlands in and around Sabie River Valley. This is followed by a luxury stay at the Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hotel on the banks of the Sabie River with a taste of Shangana culture.

Day 4: Hazyview / Graskop site seeing (40 kilometers / 25 miles)

You will start your day at the Echo Caves located in the Molopong Valley. Echo Caves have sheltered humans since the Middle Stone Age and continue to protect some of the most inspiring ancient San Rock Engravings. The two kilometers guided tour will last 45 minutes. Ride Robbers pass and experience the historical gold mining town of Pilgrims Rest.

An afternoon in Graskop offers natural wonders and the most cherished scenes in Southern Africa. Not only are these scenes breathtaking, but they are also all within easy reach along a good network.

The adventure will take you on the Panorama Route through the Pinnacle, God’s Window, Wonder View, Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Mac Mac Falls, the Three Rondawels (Blyde River Canyon) and plenty more. And for the ladies, before settling for the last night of the trip, Wild Hogs African Motorcycle Adventures will take you on a guided tour of the silk farm (optional).

Day 5: Hazyview / Graskop through Long Tom Pass to Johannesburg (450 kilometers / 280 miles)

On your way back to Johannesburg, you will ride through Long Tom Pass on a typically fresh Mpumalanga in the morning after breakfast in Graskop. Long Tom Pass was built Between Lydenburg and Sabie as an alternative route for the waggoneers of the 1800s to get through to the capital of Mozambique, Lourenco Marques (now Maputo) for trade.

The road passes the summit of Mauchsberg at its highest point at an altitude of 2150 meters above sea level. The road sweeps smoothly through tight corners, sharp climbs, and breathtaking views.

End of tour

Your tour has come to an end. Wild Hogs African Motorcycle Adventures assures you that you will head for home taking fond memories of South Africa back with you. Transfers to the airport will be arranged.

Requirement

Minimum age requirement is 23 years old unless circumstances are discussed and agreed to by the management in writing. The riders must have a valid motorcycle license containing their photograph and signature and must be printed or authenticated in English.

Skil levels required:

Beginner

  • can ride for two to three hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate

  • can ride for three to four hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Location

The Rainbow Nation

South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveler a unique and inspiring experience. South Africa is a mix of third and first world cultures - along with the best and least crowded beaches in the world. Throw in wildlife parks such as The Kruger National Park, Eight World Heritage Sites, beautiful natural scenery, great infrastructure, and a stable post-apartheid environment and you have a great experience waiting to happen.

Food

Daily breakfast and dinner are provided at the hotels.

Food of South Africa

People in South Africa cherish their braai’s (Barbeques) and are energetic about how it ought to be done, so be cautioned and don’t meddle with a South African man and his braai! There are numerous delicious, traditional South African foods available. The most well known of these is presumably biltong, which is segments of dried meat which come in different flavor and sorts.

Potjiekos is a heavenly gradually cooked meat and vegetable stew, which is customarily cooked over an open flame. Mielie Pap, a stiff corn meal blend, is a staple sustenance of South Africa. Boerewors, a fiery wiener quite often cooked on the braai. Bobotie is a well known Afrikaans mild Malay curry and rice dish. For those with a sweet tooth, melktert (milk tart) and koeksisters are sweet and scrumptious baked treats. There are also chicken feet and heads to please your faculties, and on the off chance that you favor the frightening little animal side of life you can attempt another delicacy, the Mopani Worm.

Despite the fact that there are numerous South African unconventional meals, you will likewise discover Chinese eateries, Indian eateries, fish and chip shops, sushi bars, and numerous other more standard restaurants. So don’t stress if kudu and crocodile are not to your taste, everybody is provided for in South Africa.

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

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • All fuel and unlimited mileage is included on guided tours
  • Top boxes and panniers
  • Accessories such as helmets and jackets
  • The price of the guide and the backup vehicle is based on a minimum of 3 persons / motorcycles, should there be less than 3 persons / motorcycles it will be adjusted accordingly

What's not included

  • A security deposit of 20000 ZAR on each BMW motorcycle (payable on pick up of the motorcycle and is refunded upon return of motorcycle)
  • 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 than those specified in “Price includes”
  • Drinks

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.
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Tour information

The tour requires a minimum of three riders.

 

Pricing information
  • A BMW F800GS is available at 26570 ZAR for one rider in a shared room basis. If you are interested in this option, please send an inquiry.
  • You can have the room for yourself (private room) with an extra cost of 1900 ZAR.

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