Epic, Affordable Motorcycle Tours in Southern Africa

Every trip is a story, this is one you’ll tell for the rest of your days

“If you’re after comfort and luxury [a Ride Down South tour] isn’t for you … the accommodation is a mix of camping and shared rooms, and the bikes aren’t the latest and greatest. However, if you want adventure, mateship and a real sense of achievement; just do it!” Owen, Cambodia


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Join our Upcoming Rides

7-9 December 2019
3-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg
2 spots left

6-8 January 2019
3-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg
2 spots left

14-16 January 2019
3-day Cape Town, Hermanus and Overberg
3 spots left

6-8 February 2019
3-day Cape Town, Hermanus and Overberg
3 spots left


1-17 July 2019
Victoria Falls to Cape Town


Experience Our Favourite Routes

or Customise Your Own Ride

4-day Tankwa Karoo, Swartberg and Route 62


One-day Cape Coast, Mountains and Winelands


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“The bikes are classics, strong, and well maintained. The food is sensational, whether it be at restaurants or by the campfire. Andrew is the perfect tour leader, cool, calm and very knowledgeable about the country and things in general.”


Cape Craft Beer Motorcycle Tours

Cape Town – Cederberg – Robertson

Cape Town – Cape Agulhas – Montagu

Ride some spectacular routes through the Cederberg, Cape Fold Mountains, Cape Agulhas and around Cape Town. Each night after the day’s riding is done we visit a local craft brewery for a tour, tasting and great food.


Ride the legendary Honda Africa Twin IN Africa

Over 120000 kilometers of African adventure riding …

“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 manoeuvrability 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.”



Our Lead Guide

“Andrew was absolutely great, from the knowledge of his country and history of each place we visited, giving us the little travel tips we needed, making sure he never lost us. And when we ran into some unexpected surprises, he just calmly solved it. I was very impressed.”

Andrew Vaughan is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and Adventure Motorcycle and Tourist Guide registered with the South African National Department of Tourism. Andrew has over ten years experience in leading adventure motorcycle tours around Southern Africa. His first epic adventure was a three-month, 30000km ride in 2007 from Vancouver, Canada to Cape Town via Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa. 






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We’d love to hear from you! For more information contact Andrew at andrew@ridedownsouth.com or fill out this contact form.

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