Cape Town to Kruger National Park Motorcycle Tour

Explore South Africa's coastal beauty, rugged mountains, rich wildlife and captivating history on this 24-day motorcycle adventure

Dates: August - September 2020
Cost: ZAR89000 (approx $US5800, €5220) min. 4 riders

"I decided at the last moment to join my son and cousin on an adventure motorcycle trip with Ride Down South. My wife said ‘you’ll probably regret it if you don’t go’. She was right – I’m so glad I went. What a trip.

South Africa totally exceeded my expectations. The beauty and varied geography of the country was fascinating. There were so many highlights, but perhaps the best was travelling the road into Gamkaskloof or the day we spent at Kruger National park, or perhaps the stay on the Wild Coast where the boys body-surfed with dolphins.

Just an amazing lifetime adventure!"


Cape to Kruger 2016

Route Map

Route Highlights

Cape Town – Postberg Flower Reserve - Nieuwoudtville – Southern Tip of Africa – Swartberg Mountains – Garden Route – Tsitsikamma Forest – Storms River – Wild Coast at Cintsa and Coffee Bay – Drakensberg Mountains – Angle Boer War Battlefield at Spioenkop – Swaziland – Kruger Park – Eastern Escarpment – Magaliesberg Mountains – Johannesburg

Trip Stats and Details

Explore the coastlines, mountains and wildlife of South Africa on one of our favourite motorcycle tours.

We begin with a ride north to Postberg Flower Reserve and Nieuwoudtville to see the spring flowers (staying overnight at Papkuilsfontein Farm) before we head south through the Cape fold mountains to the Southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. We then head north-east into the rugged Swartberg mountains to ride through some breathtaking mountain passes - Seweweekspoort, Swartberg pass and possibly also Gamkaskloof into 'The Hell' valley. We then head south to the coastal town of Knysna to explore this famous section of the Garden Route. We stop to explore the Tsitsikamma forest and Storms River mouth.

Our route then takes us to Addo Elephant Park where we spend a rest day on a game drive before we continue into the Eastern Cape where we head for the Wild Coast at Cintsa or Haga Haga and Coffee Bay. On the way we have the opportunity to visit the village of Qunu - Nelson Mandela's birthplace. Continuing north-east we ride towards the Drakensberg mountains - the highest in South Africa and a possible exploration of Sani Pass that leads into the Lesotho highlands.

We then head towards the Kruger National Park stopping in at Spioen Kop, a famous Anglo-Boer War battle site - and a brief detour through Swaziland stopping overnight at Malolotja

Our base at Hazyview allows us to explore the Kruger Park over the two days. We then route towards Johannesburg via the beautiful eastern escarpment at Blyde River Canyon and a family farm in the Magaliesberg Mountains. 

Total Distance: 4100 km
Riding Days: 18
Rest Days: 6
Average distance: 270 km per day
Riding Time per day: 4-6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate – good tar roads with an optional mix of  gravel roads.


Accommodation includes comfortable 3-star lodges (usually twin rooms). Single supplements are available, contact us for details. 


Ride one of our Honda Africa Twin XRV 750's or Suzuki V-Strom 650's - or bring your own bike

Cost details

Rider: ZAR89000 (approx $US5800, €5220)
Pillion / Support car passenger: ZAR40000 (approx $US2600, €2350)

Contact us for prices for smaller groups.

1) Prices in South African Rand. Click here to convert to your currency.
2) Prices are for minimum of four riders for the full tour. Please contact us for rates for smaller parties

Included in the price:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc or Suzuki VStrom 650 motorcycle
Support vehicle with spare bike and trailer
Airport transfers
Breakfast and some dinners
Camping equipment
Tour guide
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Motorcycle border fees
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Unlimited Mileage
Excess luggage storage

Activities – e.g. game drives
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Fuel (approx: $320)
Lunches, drinks and some dinners (details on request)
Reserve and sightseeing entry fees
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)

Interested in riding with us?

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Cape Town

Cape Coast

West Coast Flowers

Cape Agulhas - Southern tip of Africa


Swartberg pass

Addo Elephant Park


Wild Coast

Sani Pass

Drakensberg Mountains

Spioenkop Battle Site

Malolotja National Park, Swaziland

Malolotja to Hazyview

Kruger National Park

Blyde River Canyon