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Kouebokkeveld - Cederberg

Cottage at Papkuilsfontein

Quiver Trees - Nieuwoudtville

Tankwa Karoo

Gamkaskloof Valley - Die Hel

Seweweekspoort

Franschhoek Pass

Ceres

Swartberg Pass

Great Karoo

Ouberg Pass - Tankwa Karoo

Barrydale - Route 62

Seweweekspoort Pass

Swartberg Pass

Bains Kloof Pass

Pakhuis Pass - Cederberg

Cape Town

Lentelus B&B - Joubert Tradouw Wine Farm

Lord Milner Hotel - Maitjiesfontein

Day 4 - Barrydale to Cape Town: 350km. Our final leg begins with a descent through the spectacular Tradouw Pass before we turn west towards Cape Town along the southern ridges. We end with a ride over one of the most spectacular routes in the country - Franschhoek pass.

Day 3 - Prince Albert to Barrydale: 297 km. Our exploration of the Swartberg mountains continues as we ride a good tar road through Meiringspoort. We turn west and head through the historic Ostrich town of Oudtshoorn before connecting with Route 62 and our overnight stop at the Joubert Tradouw wine farm,

Day 2 - Maitjiesfontein to Prince Albert: 245 km. Today we ride through four spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. These include the famous gravel road through Seweweekspoort and a tarred descent through Huisrivier Pass then the magnificent gravel Swartberg Pass before we reach our overnight stop in the town of Prince Albert.

Day 1 - Cape Town to Maitjiesfontein: 260 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres we head through the southern reaches of the Great Karoo before turning back south to the historic town of Maijtiesfontein and an overnight stay in the grand Lord Milner Hotel.

Route 62

Kruger Park

Kruger National Park

Swaziland

St Lucia

Oribi Gorge

Coffee Bay

Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Storms River Mouth

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Prince Alfred Pass

Seweweekspoort

Southern Tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

Cape Town

Bains Kloof Pass

Seweweekspoort

Swartberg

Addo Elephant Park

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Witsand - De Hoop Nature Reserve

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Cape Town

Barrydale - Route 62

Calitzdorp - Route 62

Haga Haga - Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Garden Route

Storms River - Garden Route

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Swartberg Pass

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Gordon's Bay Drive

Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Penguins

Exploring Namibia on a motorcycle

Abundant Birdlife

Wildlife Encounters

Namib Desert

Deadvlei - Sesriem

Abundant Birdlife

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Erindi Game Reserve

Erindi Game Reserve

Namaqualand Flowers

Spitzkoppe

Katima Mulilo - Caprivi

West Coast Flowers

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Swakopmund

Cape Agulhas - Southern tip of Africa

Southern Namibia

Klein Aus

Cape Peninsula - Cape Town

Papkuilsfontein farm - Karoo

Sossusvlei

Van Rhyn's pass, Northern Cape

Victoria Falls

Dunes at Sossusvlei

Klein Aus

Fish River Canyon

Orange River

Northern Cape

Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

430 km. Our final day takes us along the iconic Route 62 through Calitzdorp and Barrydale and a quick tour of Tradouw Pass before we head on to Montagu, Franschhoek and finally, Cape Town

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

275 km. Today we ride through 3 spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. First up is Seweweekspoort and then the magnificent Swartberg Pass before we switch back and ride Meiringspoort on our way to Oudtshoorn

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

300 km. Today we head deeper into the Karoo wilderness on remote gravel roads and climb the spectacular Ouberg Pass. We turn south at Sutherland passing through Laingsberg and some incredible folded rock formations to our overnight stop at Seweweekspoort.

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

280 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres the tar roads give way to some good gravel as we ride north along the R355 to Tankwa Tented Camp - site of the annual Afrika Burn festival

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand

Our final stop of this trip at Bloubergstrand offers great views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island - and the chance to grab a good coffee before completing the short ride into Cape Town.

Bain's Kloof Pass

Bain's Kloof Pass

The iconic 27 km long Bains Kloof Pass is a national monument and links the town of Wellington to the more northern towns of Ceres and Worcester. The dramatic, northern section of the pass follows the course of the Witte River with hundreds of tight curves cut into the rock face before descending into the town Wellington with spectacular views towards Paarl and Cape Town

Michell's Pass

Michell's Pass

Michell's pass runs through the Skurweberg & Witzenberg Mountains from Tulbagh and Wolseley through to Ceres. The scenery is wild and spectacular as the good tar road winds through sweeping curves past a number of waterfalls towards Ceres.

Hex River Pass

Hex River Pass

The Hex River pass descends 340m from Touws River to the head of the Hex River Valley. Looking out from the high altitude plateau at the northern end of the pass offers spectacular views of the Matroosberg mountains and vineyards in the valley.

Montagu

Montagu

Located in the little Karoo on the famous Route 62 Montagu is known for its hot mineral springs, scenic mountains and orchards. It is also a major rock climbing venue.

Tradouw Pass

Tradouw Pass

The 16 kilometer Tradouw Pass is one of the top passes in the Western Cape. Climbing through 219 meters it passes through some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery on offer in the Langeberg.

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost tip of Africa and a good spot for a lunch stop on our way to Montagu

Hermanus

Hermanus

Hermanus is a former fishing village and one of the best spots to view the Southern Right Whale in season.

Clarence Drive

Clarence Drive

One of the most spectacular roads in South Africa, Clarence drive runs along the coast from Gordon’s Bay to Rooi-Els for around 21km and features almost 80 bends.

Atlantic Seaboard

Atlantic Seaboard

Coastal route through Cape Town, Camps Bay, Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, Scarborough, Simons Town and Boyes' Drive to Muizenberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Explore Cape Town, the Great Karoo and the wild Cederberg mountains, including six spectacular mountain passes. 3 days, 2 nights, 855km

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

There are two good reasons to visit Moshi – coffee and a chance to see Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Surrounded by vast coffee plantations on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the coffee-producing centre of the Tanzania. It’s also the base for Kilimanjaro expeditions and offers the chance of a good sighting of the famous mountain.

Rwanda

Rwanda

Our north and south routes end and begin in Kigali, located roughly in the center of the country and sprawling across hills, ridges and valleys. While there you can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial or enjoy some good East African food and music. On our way to and from Kigali we’ll ride through the scenic northern province including a pass close to the volcanic Virunga Mountains and Volcanoes National Park. You could also arrange with our tour partner Andy Harrington to visit the Wellspring Foundation for Education’s team and projects.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Our start and end point for the North and South trips, Johannesburg was founded on a gold reef and is the financial capital of South Africa. A visit to the Apartheid Museum is one of many attractions in this culturally rich city.

Magaliesberg

Magaliesberg

Located 140km north-west of Johannesburg, this ancient mountain range is our launching and arrival pad to and from Botswana. An old stone farmhouse and mountain stream on a family farm provides a tranquil base.

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Kasane is located close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe almost meet. We'll get a chance to explore the Chobe flood plains and the Zambezi river with its abundant hippos, crocs and birdlife.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable forest, located in south-western Uganda at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, is Africa’s oldest rain forest dating back 25,000 years. It’s home to over 400 plant species and a population of mountain gorillas. During our visit you’ll have the option of visiting the gorillas, enjoying the abundant birdlife and views of the Virunga volcanoes on a forest walk, or visiting the lava-dammed Lake Bunyonyi.

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria and is a center for a wide variety of local adventures. Most prominent is an exploration of the White Nile as it flows out of Lake Victoria at the Ripon Falls. Other options include boat trips into Lake Victoria, a visit to the local brewery or the powerful Itanda Falls.

Masai Mara National Park

Masai Mara National Park

Located in the rolling grassy plains of the Great Rift Valley, Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the richest wildlife areas in Africa. Our trip’s timing gives us a chance to catch the annual wildebeest migration as well as excellent opportunities to see Africa’s big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino) as well as some of the other 95 mammal and 400 species of birds in the reserve.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes surrounded by acacia woodlands and remnants of the area’s volcanic past. The area has an abundance of flamingos, pelicans and African fish eagles and many others. The lake is also a well-used waterhole for buffalo, zebra and eland as well as a favourite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Africa's Spice Island, Zanzibar is an archipelago rich with historic Swahili and Islamic influences, magnificent white-sand beaches and rich marine life. We'll explore Stone Town and the northern beaches with options for reef snorkelling and sailing in the local dhows.

Southern Tanzania

Southern Tanzania

Our route from Lake Malawi to Zanzibar takes us through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania where we'll pass through the Valley of the Baobabs, Mikumi game reserve and the Udzungwa Mountains.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes and home to Nile crocodiles, hippos and Fish Eagles, is the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. We'll spend three days exploring the western shores, staying at travellers' favourites Mayoka Village and Mushroom Farm.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria falls on the Zambezi river, at 1708 metres wide and 108 metres high is the world's largest sheet of falling water. We'll spend two days exploring one of Africa's most iconic landmarks, with viewpoints and optional river activities on the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of the river.

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Explore the magnificent coastline from Cape Town to Hermanus and spectacular passes in the Cape Fold mountains.

Camps Bay

Road from Scarborough to Misty Cliffs

Chapman's Peak Drive

Old Cape Point Lighthouse

Simon's Town from Red Hill Road

Kalk Bay Harbour

Muizenberg from Boyes Drive

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

400km. We bring our trip to an end with a lovely ride along good tar roads through the Cape Fold Mountains through the spectacular Hex River valley and the Du Toit's Kloof Pass en route to Cape Town.

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

300 km. We complete the short remaining part of the Baviaanskloof road before connecting with the famous Route 66 road through Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp. One of the day's highlights is the ride through the awesome Seweweekspoort pass.

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

126 km: Patensie is our launching point for some real gravel road riding through the famous Baviaanskloof - a World Heritage Site that is one of the "hottest" of the world's biodiversity hotspots.

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

346 km. After a short tour of Hogsback we continue south-west towards the coast. We have the option of riding the beautiful Zuurberg pass near Addo towards our overnight stop at Patensie.

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

390 km. We leave the coast and head inland through the heart of the historic Eastern Cape (including an optional visit to Nelson Mandela's birthplace at Qunu). Our overnight stop is in the beautiful Hogsback - that may possibly have inspired Tolkien's Middle Earth.

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

0 km. Halfway through our journey we get to explore this part of the Wild Coast. Options include canoeing up the river estuary or driving to see the famous Hole in the Wall, or exploring the beach and looking out for whales and dolphins.

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

359 km. Today we enter the Eastern Cape and ride along winding tar and gravel roads through rural villages to the secluded Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast.

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

300km. We continue south past the central Drakensberg towards the southern 'berg and the town of Underberg. We have the option of exploring the famous Sani Pass towards Lesotho en route.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

360 km. Our first day ends in the foothills of the northern Drakensberg mountains. We pass the Sterkfontein dam and descend the 17 km long Oliviershoek pass and into the spectacular Royal Natal National Park.

Day 0: Johannesburg

Day 0: Johannesburg

Spend a day getting to know this lively and fun financial capital of South Africa. Spend a few hours at the excellent Apartheid Museum or explore the rejuvenated inner city.

Kruger 2 Cape

Kruger 2 Cape

16-day trip exploring the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and the coastal route to Cape Town

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

20-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and Botswana, ending in Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

130km: A short ride into Johannesburg on mostly tar roads. Depending on timing we have the option of visiting the world famous Apartheid museum in the afternoon.

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

650km: An early start today to reach a beautiful farm in the Magaliesberg mountains in South Africa. Good tar roads ending with a gravel mountain pass.

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

256km: We have the option of a morning bush walk with a local San guide before departing for our overnight stop at Kang.

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

268km: Today we head south-east along good tar roads to Dqae Qare game farm and San community in the Kalahari, home of the San people for over 15000 years and one of the best star-gazing locations we've been to.

Day 16: Okavango Delta

Day 16: Okavango Delta

0km: A rest day today with the option of a day-long game viewing trip into Moremi game reserve or a Mokoro boat ride into the Okavango delta.

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

370km: After breakfast and an optional river trip for birdwatching or fishing we hit the good tar roads south to Maun at the Okavango Delta.

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

260km: Today we head east through the Caprivi Strip and then south into Botswana to our overnight campsite at Drotsky's Cabins on the bank of the Okavango River.

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

610km: An early start today to get to our overnight stop at Rundu on the banks of the Okavango River. We stop for lunch at Grootfontein to view the 80-ton Hoba meteorite.

Day 12: Etosha National Park

Day 12: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

335km: Our journey to the north of Nambia continues on more good gravel roads. We end the day at Eldorado Game farm just south of Etosha National Park.

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

okm: Today is another full rest day where we get to explore the massive rock formations, monoliths and bushmen paintings at Spitzkoppe.

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

180km: Our next leg is a short ride past a number of old shipwrecks along the Diamond Coast up to Henties bay, before we turn inland to the Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

344km: We continue north and west along the gravel roads via the Kuiseb Canyon, through the Namib desert and Walvis Bay onto Swakopmund for the night

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

375km. We ride north along the edges of the Namibia Naukluft Park through vast Namibian landscapes. Our destination is the canyon and dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

260km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we head north and west on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we explore Namibia's good gravel roads and stunning desert landscapes as we track north along the Orange and Fish Rivers. We take in the Fish River Canyon before the short final ride to the iconic Canyon Roadhouse where we stop for the night.

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along good gravel roads through the Northern Cape towards Springbok. After crossing the border into Namibia we stop for the night on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Johannesburg

Magaliesberg mountains

Blyde River Canyon

Kruger National Park

Malolotja to Hazyview

Malolotja National Park, Swaziland

Spioenkop

Sani Pass

Wild Coast

Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast

Cintsa

Addo Elephant Park

Baviaanskloof

Swartberg pass

Seweekspoort

Cape Coast

Cape Town

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Today we ride east through more Namibian big sky country on good tar and gravel roads towards our overnight stop at the iconic Canyon Roadhouse situated among rocky outcrops near the Fish River Canyon.

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

We offer a range of guided one-day tours from Cape Town, exploring the Cape Peninsula, Hermanus or Ceres

Cape2Kruger

Cape2Kruger

16-day ride from Cape Town through South Africa's Western and Eastern Cape provinces, the Wild Coast, North Coast and Swaziland to the Kruger National Park.

Optional extra day

Optional extra day

For those who have an extra day we'll throw in a guided tour around the Cape Peninsula for just the cost of your fuel and any reserve entry fees.

Build Your Own Trip

Build Your Own Trip

Build your own motorcycling adventure. Customise one of our existing routes or create your own. We can assist with booking, a guide and the bikes and gear.

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

12-day adventure from Windhoek through Etosha, Namibia's west coast and the Northern Cape to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

380km. Our last day of riding takes us through the Cederberg mountains towards the southern tip of Africa and the beautiful city of Cape Town. Lots of route options as we explore landscapes dramatically different to what we've experienced in Namibia

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

450km. We enter the Northern Cape in South Africa and head south through the stark Richtersveld, taking in the famous spring flowers of Namaqualand. Our overnight stop is in a beautiful old farmhouse at Papkuilsfontein.

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

170km. A shorter day as we follow the route of the Fish River towards the Orange River where we get to relax at the Provenance base camp with its excellent restaurant and spectacular view of Orange River.

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

375km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we continue south on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

350km. Today we get to explore the Namib desert as we head south through the Namib Naukluft National Park and the spectacular Kuiseb canyon before reaching the the dunes and canyon at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

180 km: A shorter day allows us time to explore the rock formations and San paintings around Spitzkoppe before we join the stark Namibian coastline passing by a number of shipwrecks before arriving at Swakopmund.

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

415 km: Today we get to explore the Damaraland region with its wild desert mountains, springs and free roaming zebra, giraffe, elephants and even Black Rhino. We overnight at the breathtaking Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 2: Etosha National Park

Day 2: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

410 km. We begin the trip heading north on good tar roads to Etosha National Park where we'll get to enjoy a stunning range of wildlife and beautiful night skies at one of the premier game reserves in Southern Africa.

Day 0: Windhoek

Day 0: Windhoek

We'll spend part of today on an optional ride exploring the area around Windhoek to help get you comfortable on the bike

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

420km. Our first day takes us north via the West Coast National Park, and up to Elands Bay before we head inland to Clanwilliam and the Cederberg mountains. We continue north to Van Rhynsdorp and then climb the escarpment along Van Rhyns pass to our overnight stop at the beautiful Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

80-145 km. Today we get to explore the area around Nieuwoudville - options include a magnificent canyon, a Quiver Tree forest and the impressive collection of motorcycles at Protea Motors. We then head south into the northern Cederberg where we overnight at Travellers Rest on the site of the famous Sevilla Rock Art trail.

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

276 km. We make our way home through the whole of the Cederberg range, stopping to explore the spectacular Stadsaal Caves. We continue south through the remote Kouebokkeveld and then down Gydo Pass into the Ceres valley. Two more passes - Michels Pass and Bainskloof Pass - await us as we ride into Wellington and on to Cape Town.

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

420 km. Today we get to explore more of the Karoo as our ride back home takes us through the Tankwa Karoo National Park and South West towards Ceres and home. A longer ride is broken up by three mountain passes that provide stunning views of the area and great riding.

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

175 km. A shorter ride today as we head east into the wide open Karoo. Our overnight stop is at Jakkalsdans Guest Farm 50km North West of Sutherland. Activities here include hiking, river fishing, bird watching and stargazing in one of the best night sky areas in South Africa.

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

210 km. We continue north through the Cederberg mountain range towards Clanwilliam and then into the Northern Cape towards Nieuwoudville and Papkuilsfontein. Our ride takes us through the spectacular Northern Cederberg where we again have a choice of routes (gentle tarmac to challenging gravel) and mountain passes. At our destination options include visiting a huge Quiver Tree Forest, the Waterfall Reserve on the road to Loeriesfontein, or the Wild Flower Reserve with the typical Dolorite "koppies" setting a beautiful background. The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is also an option to explore. In the evening you can sign up for a star gazing session at a local house in Nieuwoudtville. Our nights accommodation is in the comfortable stone cottages at Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

250 km. Our first day's ride heads North East through Wellington and Bain's Kloof pass to Ceres and then north through the remote Kouebokkeveld arriving at our first night's stop at Sanddrif. We get to enjoy two spectacular mountain passes and the beauty of the southern Cederberg.

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

429 km. Our journey through the Central Kalahari continues as we head North-East towards the Okavango panhandle. You may have to avoid a flock of ostriches as we head towards Drotsky's Cabins. You can camp meters away from hippo grunting in the water below or enjoy the beautiful cabins at the lodge.

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

0 km. Today you'll have a range of options to experience life in this San community. These include learning the ancient art of fire making by hand, and the art of gathering food and medicinal plants on a bush walk. In the evening observe the Milky Way, Saturn and its rings and more through a ten-inch telescope with local amateur astronomer Greg.

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

551 km. Welcome to those joining us for the second leg. From Windhoek we head east, crossing into Botswana where we end up at the Dqae Qare San Lodge, home of San people for over 15000 years. We spend two nights here soaking in this unique experience.

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

468 km. We have a choice of routes through to Windhoek but either way we'll definitely be passing through the canyon at Sesriem and the dunes at Sossusvlei. We end today at Windhoek where we'll say goodbye to those riding the first leg and hello to those joining us for the second leg.

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

465 km. An early start today to cover the ground needed to get to our overnight stop at the quiet Namibrand Family Hideout where we'll get to enjoy the vast expanse of Namibia's desert region and observe the southern night sky at a nearby observatory.

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we leave the tarmac and explore Namibia's good gravel roads, stopping in at Ai Ais hot springs for lunch before getting a chance to see the Fish River Canyon where we stop overnight.

Day 5: On the Orange River

Day 5: On the Orange River

0 km. Enjoy a day's guided paddling through the Richtersveld on the Orange River or rest up in the peaceful Provenance base camp.

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along South Africa's west coast and into the dry but starkly beautiful Richtersveld. After crossing the border into Namibia we begin a two-night stay on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Day 2: Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town

0km. A rest and recovery day for those who've flown in from far away before we set out on the ride north. We'll have the whole day to explore the area around Cape Town. Possibilities include touring the winelands, visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve, exploring Table Mountain, or relaxing at the V&A Waterfront.

Day 1: Cape Town

Day 1: Cape Town

We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to your accommodation. If the weather is good and the group has enough energy we'll go for a short introductory ride to check out the city.

Cape2Kalahari

Cape2Kalahari

16-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and the Kalahari in Botswana

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Kouebokkeveld - Cederberg

Cottage at Papkuilsfontein

Quiver Trees - Nieuwoudtville

Tankwa Karoo

Gamkaskloof Valley - Die Hel

Seweweekspoort

Franschhoek Pass

Ceres

Swartberg Pass

Great Karoo

Ouberg Pass - Tankwa Karoo

Barrydale - Route 62

Seweweekspoort Pass

Swartberg Pass

Bains Kloof Pass

Pakhuis Pass - Cederberg

Cape Town

Lentelus B&B - Joubert Tradouw Wine Farm

Lord Milner Hotel - Maitjiesfontein

Day 4 - Barrydale to Cape Town: 350km. Our final leg begins with a descent through the spectacular Tradouw Pass before we turn west towards Cape Town along the southern ridges. We end with a ride over one of the most spectacular routes in the country - Franschhoek pass.

Day 3 - Prince Albert to Barrydale: 297 km. Our exploration of the Swartberg mountains continues as we ride a good tar road through Meiringspoort. We turn west and head through the historic Ostrich town of Oudtshoorn before connecting with Route 62 and our overnight stop at the Joubert Tradouw wine farm,

Day 2 - Maitjiesfontein to Prince Albert: 245 km. Today we ride through four spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. These include the famous gravel road through Seweweekspoort and a tarred descent through Huisrivier Pass then the magnificent gravel Swartberg Pass before we reach our overnight stop in the town of Prince Albert.

Day 1 - Cape Town to Maitjiesfontein: 260 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres we head through the southern reaches of the Great Karoo before turning back south to the historic town of Maijtiesfontein and an overnight stay in the grand Lord Milner Hotel.

Route 62

Kruger Park

Kruger National Park

Swaziland

St Lucia

Oribi Gorge

Coffee Bay

Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Storms River Mouth

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Prince Alfred Pass

Seweweekspoort

Southern Tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

Cape Town

Bains Kloof Pass

Seweweekspoort

Swartberg

Addo Elephant Park

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Witsand - De Hoop Nature Reserve

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Cape Town

Barrydale - Route 62

Calitzdorp - Route 62

Haga Haga - Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Garden Route

Storms River - Garden Route

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Swartberg Pass

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Gordon's Bay Drive

Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Penguins

Exploring Namibia on a motorcycle

Abundant Birdlife

Wildlife Encounters

Namib Desert

Deadvlei - Sesriem

Abundant Birdlife

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Erindi Game Reserve

Erindi Game Reserve

Namaqualand Flowers

Spitzkoppe

Katima Mulilo - Caprivi

West Coast Flowers

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Swakopmund

Cape Agulhas - Southern tip of Africa

Southern Namibia

Klein Aus

Cape Peninsula - Cape Town

Papkuilsfontein farm - Karoo

Sossusvlei

Van Rhyn's pass, Northern Cape

Victoria Falls

Dunes at Sossusvlei

Klein Aus

Fish River Canyon

Orange River

Northern Cape

Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

430 km. Our final day takes us along the iconic Route 62 through Calitzdorp and Barrydale and a quick tour of Tradouw Pass before we head on to Montagu, Franschhoek and finally, Cape Town

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

275 km. Today we ride through 3 spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. First up is Seweweekspoort and then the magnificent Swartberg Pass before we switch back and ride Meiringspoort on our way to Oudtshoorn

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

300 km. Today we head deeper into the Karoo wilderness on remote gravel roads and climb the spectacular Ouberg Pass. We turn south at Sutherland passing through Laingsberg and some incredible folded rock formations to our overnight stop at Seweweekspoort.

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

280 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres the tar roads give way to some good gravel as we ride north along the R355 to Tankwa Tented Camp - site of the annual Afrika Burn festival

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand

Our final stop of this trip at Bloubergstrand offers great views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island - and the chance to grab a good coffee before completing the short ride into Cape Town.

Bain's Kloof Pass

Bain's Kloof Pass

The iconic 27 km long Bains Kloof Pass is a national monument and links the town of Wellington to the more northern towns of Ceres and Worcester. The dramatic, northern section of the pass follows the course of the Witte River with hundreds of tight curves cut into the rock face before descending into the town Wellington with spectacular views towards Paarl and Cape Town

Michell's Pass

Michell's Pass

Michell's pass runs through the Skurweberg & Witzenberg Mountains from Tulbagh and Wolseley through to Ceres. The scenery is wild and spectacular as the good tar road winds through sweeping curves past a number of waterfalls towards Ceres.

Hex River Pass

Hex River Pass

The Hex River pass descends 340m from Touws River to the head of the Hex River Valley. Looking out from the high altitude plateau at the northern end of the pass offers spectacular views of the Matroosberg mountains and vineyards in the valley.

Montagu

Montagu

Located in the little Karoo on the famous Route 62 Montagu is known for its hot mineral springs, scenic mountains and orchards. It is also a major rock climbing venue.

Tradouw Pass

Tradouw Pass

The 16 kilometer Tradouw Pass is one of the top passes in the Western Cape. Climbing through 219 meters it passes through some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery on offer in the Langeberg.

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost tip of Africa and a good spot for a lunch stop on our way to Montagu

Hermanus

Hermanus

Hermanus is a former fishing village and one of the best spots to view the Southern Right Whale in season.

Clarence Drive

Clarence Drive

One of the most spectacular roads in South Africa, Clarence drive runs along the coast from Gordon’s Bay to Rooi-Els for around 21km and features almost 80 bends.

Atlantic Seaboard

Atlantic Seaboard

Coastal route through Cape Town, Camps Bay, Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, Scarborough, Simons Town and Boyes' Drive to Muizenberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Explore Cape Town, the Great Karoo and the wild Cederberg mountains, including six spectacular mountain passes. 3 days, 2 nights, 855km

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

There are two good reasons to visit Moshi – coffee and a chance to see Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Surrounded by vast coffee plantations on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the coffee-producing centre of the Tanzania. It’s also the base for Kilimanjaro expeditions and offers the chance of a good sighting of the famous mountain.

Rwanda

Rwanda

Our north and south routes end and begin in Kigali, located roughly in the center of the country and sprawling across hills, ridges and valleys. While there you can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial or enjoy some good East African food and music. On our way to and from Kigali we’ll ride through the scenic northern province including a pass close to the volcanic Virunga Mountains and Volcanoes National Park. You could also arrange with our tour partner Andy Harrington to visit the Wellspring Foundation for Education’s team and projects.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Our start and end point for the North and South trips, Johannesburg was founded on a gold reef and is the financial capital of South Africa. A visit to the Apartheid Museum is one of many attractions in this culturally rich city.

Magaliesberg

Magaliesberg

Located 140km north-west of Johannesburg, this ancient mountain range is our launching and arrival pad to and from Botswana. An old stone farmhouse and mountain stream on a family farm provides a tranquil base.

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Kasane is located close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe almost meet. We'll get a chance to explore the Chobe flood plains and the Zambezi river with its abundant hippos, crocs and birdlife.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable forest, located in south-western Uganda at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, is Africa’s oldest rain forest dating back 25,000 years. It’s home to over 400 plant species and a population of mountain gorillas. During our visit you’ll have the option of visiting the gorillas, enjoying the abundant birdlife and views of the Virunga volcanoes on a forest walk, or visiting the lava-dammed Lake Bunyonyi.

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria and is a center for a wide variety of local adventures. Most prominent is an exploration of the White Nile as it flows out of Lake Victoria at the Ripon Falls. Other options include boat trips into Lake Victoria, a visit to the local brewery or the powerful Itanda Falls.

Masai Mara National Park

Masai Mara National Park

Located in the rolling grassy plains of the Great Rift Valley, Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the richest wildlife areas in Africa. Our trip’s timing gives us a chance to catch the annual wildebeest migration as well as excellent opportunities to see Africa’s big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino) as well as some of the other 95 mammal and 400 species of birds in the reserve.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes surrounded by acacia woodlands and remnants of the area’s volcanic past. The area has an abundance of flamingos, pelicans and African fish eagles and many others. The lake is also a well-used waterhole for buffalo, zebra and eland as well as a favourite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Africa's Spice Island, Zanzibar is an archipelago rich with historic Swahili and Islamic influences, magnificent white-sand beaches and rich marine life. We'll explore Stone Town and the northern beaches with options for reef snorkelling and sailing in the local dhows.

Southern Tanzania

Southern Tanzania

Our route from Lake Malawi to Zanzibar takes us through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania where we'll pass through the Valley of the Baobabs, Mikumi game reserve and the Udzungwa Mountains.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes and home to Nile crocodiles, hippos and Fish Eagles, is the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. We'll spend three days exploring the western shores, staying at travellers' favourites Mayoka Village and Mushroom Farm.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria falls on the Zambezi river, at 1708 metres wide and 108 metres high is the world's largest sheet of falling water. We'll spend two days exploring one of Africa's most iconic landmarks, with viewpoints and optional river activities on the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of the river.

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Explore the magnificent coastline from Cape Town to Hermanus and spectacular passes in the Cape Fold mountains.

Camps Bay

Road from Scarborough to Misty Cliffs

Chapman's Peak Drive

Old Cape Point Lighthouse

Simon's Town from Red Hill Road

Kalk Bay Harbour

Muizenberg from Boyes Drive

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

400km. We bring our trip to an end with a lovely ride along good tar roads through the Cape Fold Mountains through the spectacular Hex River valley and the Du Toit's Kloof Pass en route to Cape Town.

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

300 km. We complete the short remaining part of the Baviaanskloof road before connecting with the famous Route 66 road through Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp. One of the day's highlights is the ride through the awesome Seweweekspoort pass.

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

126 km: Patensie is our launching point for some real gravel road riding through the famous Baviaanskloof - a World Heritage Site that is one of the "hottest" of the world's biodiversity hotspots.

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

346 km. After a short tour of Hogsback we continue south-west towards the coast. We have the option of riding the beautiful Zuurberg pass near Addo towards our overnight stop at Patensie.

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

390 km. We leave the coast and head inland through the heart of the historic Eastern Cape (including an optional visit to Nelson Mandela's birthplace at Qunu). Our overnight stop is in the beautiful Hogsback - that may possibly have inspired Tolkien's Middle Earth.

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

0 km. Halfway through our journey we get to explore this part of the Wild Coast. Options include canoeing up the river estuary or driving to see the famous Hole in the Wall, or exploring the beach and looking out for whales and dolphins.

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

359 km. Today we enter the Eastern Cape and ride along winding tar and gravel roads through rural villages to the secluded Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast.

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

300km. We continue south past the central Drakensberg towards the southern 'berg and the town of Underberg. We have the option of exploring the famous Sani Pass towards Lesotho en route.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

360 km. Our first day ends in the foothills of the northern Drakensberg mountains. We pass the Sterkfontein dam and descend the 17 km long Oliviershoek pass and into the spectacular Royal Natal National Park.

Day 0: Johannesburg

Day 0: Johannesburg

Spend a day getting to know this lively and fun financial capital of South Africa. Spend a few hours at the excellent Apartheid Museum or explore the rejuvenated inner city.

Kruger 2 Cape

Kruger 2 Cape

16-day trip exploring the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and the coastal route to Cape Town

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

20-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and Botswana, ending in Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

130km: A short ride into Johannesburg on mostly tar roads. Depending on timing we have the option of visiting the world famous Apartheid museum in the afternoon.

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

650km: An early start today to reach a beautiful farm in the Magaliesberg mountains in South Africa. Good tar roads ending with a gravel mountain pass.

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

256km: We have the option of a morning bush walk with a local San guide before departing for our overnight stop at Kang.

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

268km: Today we head south-east along good tar roads to Dqae Qare game farm and San community in the Kalahari, home of the San people for over 15000 years and one of the best star-gazing locations we've been to.

Day 16: Okavango Delta

Day 16: Okavango Delta

0km: A rest day today with the option of a day-long game viewing trip into Moremi game reserve or a Mokoro boat ride into the Okavango delta.

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

370km: After breakfast and an optional river trip for birdwatching or fishing we hit the good tar roads south to Maun at the Okavango Delta.

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

260km: Today we head east through the Caprivi Strip and then south into Botswana to our overnight campsite at Drotsky's Cabins on the bank of the Okavango River.

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

610km: An early start today to get to our overnight stop at Rundu on the banks of the Okavango River. We stop for lunch at Grootfontein to view the 80-ton Hoba meteorite.

Day 12: Etosha National Park

Day 12: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

335km: Our journey to the north of Nambia continues on more good gravel roads. We end the day at Eldorado Game farm just south of Etosha National Park.

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

okm: Today is another full rest day where we get to explore the massive rock formations, monoliths and bushmen paintings at Spitzkoppe.

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

180km: Our next leg is a short ride past a number of old shipwrecks along the Diamond Coast up to Henties bay, before we turn inland to the Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

344km: We continue north and west along the gravel roads via the Kuiseb Canyon, through the Namib desert and Walvis Bay onto Swakopmund for the night

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

375km. We ride north along the edges of the Namibia Naukluft Park through vast Namibian landscapes. Our destination is the canyon and dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

260km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we head north and west on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we explore Namibia's good gravel roads and stunning desert landscapes as we track north along the Orange and Fish Rivers. We take in the Fish River Canyon before the short final ride to the iconic Canyon Roadhouse where we stop for the night.

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along good gravel roads through the Northern Cape towards Springbok. After crossing the border into Namibia we stop for the night on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Johannesburg

Magaliesberg mountains

Blyde River Canyon

Kruger National Park

Malolotja to Hazyview

Malolotja National Park, Swaziland

Spioenkop

Sani Pass

Wild Coast

Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast

Cintsa

Addo Elephant Park

Baviaanskloof

Swartberg pass

Seweekspoort

Cape Coast

Cape Town

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Today we ride east through more Namibian big sky country on good tar and gravel roads towards our overnight stop at the iconic Canyon Roadhouse situated among rocky outcrops near the Fish River Canyon.

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

We offer a range of guided one-day tours from Cape Town, exploring the Cape Peninsula, Hermanus or Ceres

Cape2Kruger

Cape2Kruger

16-day ride from Cape Town through South Africa's Western and Eastern Cape provinces, the Wild Coast, North Coast and Swaziland to the Kruger National Park.

Optional extra day

Optional extra day

For those who have an extra day we'll throw in a guided tour around the Cape Peninsula for just the cost of your fuel and any reserve entry fees.

Build Your Own Trip

Build Your Own Trip

Build your own motorcycling adventure. Customise one of our existing routes or create your own. We can assist with booking, a guide and the bikes and gear.

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

12-day adventure from Windhoek through Etosha, Namibia's west coast and the Northern Cape to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

380km. Our last day of riding takes us through the Cederberg mountains towards the southern tip of Africa and the beautiful city of Cape Town. Lots of route options as we explore landscapes dramatically different to what we've experienced in Namibia

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

450km. We enter the Northern Cape in South Africa and head south through the stark Richtersveld, taking in the famous spring flowers of Namaqualand. Our overnight stop is in a beautiful old farmhouse at Papkuilsfontein.

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

170km. A shorter day as we follow the route of the Fish River towards the Orange River where we get to relax at the Provenance base camp with its excellent restaurant and spectacular view of Orange River.

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

375km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we continue south on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

350km. Today we get to explore the Namib desert as we head south through the Namib Naukluft National Park and the spectacular Kuiseb canyon before reaching the the dunes and canyon at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

180 km: A shorter day allows us time to explore the rock formations and San paintings around Spitzkoppe before we join the stark Namibian coastline passing by a number of shipwrecks before arriving at Swakopmund.

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

415 km: Today we get to explore the Damaraland region with its wild desert mountains, springs and free roaming zebra, giraffe, elephants and even Black Rhino. We overnight at the breathtaking Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 2: Etosha National Park

Day 2: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

410 km. We begin the trip heading north on good tar roads to Etosha National Park where we'll get to enjoy a stunning range of wildlife and beautiful night skies at one of the premier game reserves in Southern Africa.

Day 0: Windhoek

Day 0: Windhoek

We'll spend part of today on an optional ride exploring the area around Windhoek to help get you comfortable on the bike

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

420km. Our first day takes us north via the West Coast National Park, and up to Elands Bay before we head inland to Clanwilliam and the Cederberg mountains. We continue north to Van Rhynsdorp and then climb the escarpment along Van Rhyns pass to our overnight stop at the beautiful Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

80-145 km. Today we get to explore the area around Nieuwoudville - options include a magnificent canyon, a Quiver Tree forest and the impressive collection of motorcycles at Protea Motors. We then head south into the northern Cederberg where we overnight at Travellers Rest on the site of the famous Sevilla Rock Art trail.

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

276 km. We make our way home through the whole of the Cederberg range, stopping to explore the spectacular Stadsaal Caves. We continue south through the remote Kouebokkeveld and then down Gydo Pass into the Ceres valley. Two more passes - Michels Pass and Bainskloof Pass - await us as we ride into Wellington and on to Cape Town.

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

420 km. Today we get to explore more of the Karoo as our ride back home takes us through the Tankwa Karoo National Park and South West towards Ceres and home. A longer ride is broken up by three mountain passes that provide stunning views of the area and great riding.

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

175 km. A shorter ride today as we head east into the wide open Karoo. Our overnight stop is at Jakkalsdans Guest Farm 50km North West of Sutherland. Activities here include hiking, river fishing, bird watching and stargazing in one of the best night sky areas in South Africa.

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

210 km. We continue north through the Cederberg mountain range towards Clanwilliam and then into the Northern Cape towards Nieuwoudville and Papkuilsfontein. Our ride takes us through the spectacular Northern Cederberg where we again have a choice of routes (gentle tarmac to challenging gravel) and mountain passes. At our destination options include visiting a huge Quiver Tree Forest, the Waterfall Reserve on the road to Loeriesfontein, or the Wild Flower Reserve with the typical Dolorite "koppies" setting a beautiful background. The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is also an option to explore. In the evening you can sign up for a star gazing session at a local house in Nieuwoudtville. Our nights accommodation is in the comfortable stone cottages at Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

250 km. Our first day's ride heads North East through Wellington and Bain's Kloof pass to Ceres and then north through the remote Kouebokkeveld arriving at our first night's stop at Sanddrif. We get to enjoy two spectacular mountain passes and the beauty of the southern Cederberg.

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

429 km. Our journey through the Central Kalahari continues as we head North-East towards the Okavango panhandle. You may have to avoid a flock of ostriches as we head towards Drotsky's Cabins. You can camp meters away from hippo grunting in the water below or enjoy the beautiful cabins at the lodge.

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

0 km. Today you'll have a range of options to experience life in this San community. These include learning the ancient art of fire making by hand, and the art of gathering food and medicinal plants on a bush walk. In the evening observe the Milky Way, Saturn and its rings and more through a ten-inch telescope with local amateur astronomer Greg.

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

551 km. Welcome to those joining us for the second leg. From Windhoek we head east, crossing into Botswana where we end up at the Dqae Qare San Lodge, home of San people for over 15000 years. We spend two nights here soaking in this unique experience.

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

468 km. We have a choice of routes through to Windhoek but either way we'll definitely be passing through the canyon at Sesriem and the dunes at Sossusvlei. We end today at Windhoek where we'll say goodbye to those riding the first leg and hello to those joining us for the second leg.

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

465 km. An early start today to cover the ground needed to get to our overnight stop at the quiet Namibrand Family Hideout where we'll get to enjoy the vast expanse of Namibia's desert region and observe the southern night sky at a nearby observatory.

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we leave the tarmac and explore Namibia's good gravel roads, stopping in at Ai Ais hot springs for lunch before getting a chance to see the Fish River Canyon where we stop overnight.

Day 5: On the Orange River

Day 5: On the Orange River

0 km. Enjoy a day's guided paddling through the Richtersveld on the Orange River or rest up in the peaceful Provenance base camp.

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along South Africa's west coast and into the dry but starkly beautiful Richtersveld. After crossing the border into Namibia we begin a two-night stay on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Day 2: Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town

0km. A rest and recovery day for those who've flown in from far away before we set out on the ride north. We'll have the whole day to explore the area around Cape Town. Possibilities include touring the winelands, visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve, exploring Table Mountain, or relaxing at the V&A Waterfront.

Day 1: Cape Town

Day 1: Cape Town

We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to your accommodation. If the weather is good and the group has enough energy we'll go for a short introductory ride to check out the city.

Cape2Kalahari

Cape2Kalahari

16-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and the Kalahari in Botswana

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Kouebokkeveld - Cederberg

Cottage at Papkuilsfontein

Quiver Trees - Nieuwoudtville

Tankwa Karoo

Gamkaskloof Valley - Die Hel

Seweweekspoort

Franschhoek Pass

Ceres

Swartberg Pass

Great Karoo

Ouberg Pass - Tankwa Karoo

Barrydale - Route 62

Seweweekspoort Pass

Swartberg Pass

Bains Kloof Pass

Pakhuis Pass - Cederberg

Cape Town

Lentelus B&B - Joubert Tradouw Wine Farm

Lord Milner Hotel - Maitjiesfontein

Day 4 - Barrydale to Cape Town: 350km. Our final leg begins with a descent through the spectacular Tradouw Pass before we turn west towards Cape Town along the southern ridges. We end with a ride over one of the most spectacular routes in the country - Franschhoek pass.

Day 3 - Prince Albert to Barrydale: 297 km. Our exploration of the Swartberg mountains continues as we ride a good tar road through Meiringspoort. We turn west and head through the historic Ostrich town of Oudtshoorn before connecting with Route 62 and our overnight stop at the Joubert Tradouw wine farm,

Day 2 - Maitjiesfontein to Prince Albert: 245 km. Today we ride through four spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. These include the famous gravel road through Seweweekspoort and a tarred descent through Huisrivier Pass then the magnificent gravel Swartberg Pass before we reach our overnight stop in the town of Prince Albert.

Day 1 - Cape Town to Maitjiesfontein: 260 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres we head through the southern reaches of the Great Karoo before turning back south to the historic town of Maijtiesfontein and an overnight stay in the grand Lord Milner Hotel.

Route 62

Kruger Park

Kruger National Park

Swaziland

St Lucia

Oribi Gorge

Coffee Bay

Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Storms River Mouth

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Prince Alfred Pass

Seweweekspoort

Southern Tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

Cape Town

Bains Kloof Pass

Seweweekspoort

Swartberg

Addo Elephant Park

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Witsand - De Hoop Nature Reserve

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Cape Town

Barrydale - Route 62

Calitzdorp - Route 62

Haga Haga - Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Garden Route

Storms River - Garden Route

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Swartberg Pass

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Gordon's Bay Drive

Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Penguins

Exploring Namibia on a motorcycle

Abundant Birdlife

Wildlife Encounters

Namib Desert

Deadvlei - Sesriem

Abundant Birdlife

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Erindi Game Reserve

Erindi Game Reserve

Namaqualand Flowers

Spitzkoppe

Katima Mulilo - Caprivi

West Coast Flowers

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Swakopmund

Cape Agulhas - Southern tip of Africa

Southern Namibia

Klein Aus

Cape Peninsula - Cape Town

Papkuilsfontein farm - Karoo

Sossusvlei

Van Rhyn's pass, Northern Cape

Victoria Falls

Dunes at Sossusvlei

Klein Aus

Fish River Canyon

Orange River

Northern Cape

Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

430 km. Our final day takes us along the iconic Route 62 through Calitzdorp and Barrydale and a quick tour of Tradouw Pass before we head on to Montagu, Franschhoek and finally, Cape Town

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

275 km. Today we ride through 3 spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. First up is Seweweekspoort and then the magnificent Swartberg Pass before we switch back and ride Meiringspoort on our way to Oudtshoorn

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

300 km. Today we head deeper into the Karoo wilderness on remote gravel roads and climb the spectacular Ouberg Pass. We turn south at Sutherland passing through Laingsberg and some incredible folded rock formations to our overnight stop at Seweweekspoort.

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

280 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres the tar roads give way to some good gravel as we ride north along the R355 to Tankwa Tented Camp - site of the annual Afrika Burn festival

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand

Our final stop of this trip at Bloubergstrand offers great views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island - and the chance to grab a good coffee before completing the short ride into Cape Town.

Bain's Kloof Pass

Bain's Kloof Pass

The iconic 27 km long Bains Kloof Pass is a national monument and links the town of Wellington to the more northern towns of Ceres and Worcester. The dramatic, northern section of the pass follows the course of the Witte River with hundreds of tight curves cut into the rock face before descending into the town Wellington with spectacular views towards Paarl and Cape Town

Michell's Pass

Michell's Pass

Michell's pass runs through the Skurweberg & Witzenberg Mountains from Tulbagh and Wolseley through to Ceres. The scenery is wild and spectacular as the good tar road winds through sweeping curves past a number of waterfalls towards Ceres.

Hex River Pass

Hex River Pass

The Hex River pass descends 340m from Touws River to the head of the Hex River Valley. Looking out from the high altitude plateau at the northern end of the pass offers spectacular views of the Matroosberg mountains and vineyards in the valley.

Montagu

Montagu

Located in the little Karoo on the famous Route 62 Montagu is known for its hot mineral springs, scenic mountains and orchards. It is also a major rock climbing venue.

Tradouw Pass

Tradouw Pass

The 16 kilometer Tradouw Pass is one of the top passes in the Western Cape. Climbing through 219 meters it passes through some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery on offer in the Langeberg.

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost tip of Africa and a good spot for a lunch stop on our way to Montagu

Hermanus

Hermanus

Hermanus is a former fishing village and one of the best spots to view the Southern Right Whale in season.

Clarence Drive

Clarence Drive

One of the most spectacular roads in South Africa, Clarence drive runs along the coast from Gordon’s Bay to Rooi-Els for around 21km and features almost 80 bends.

Atlantic Seaboard

Atlantic Seaboard

Coastal route through Cape Town, Camps Bay, Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, Scarborough, Simons Town and Boyes' Drive to Muizenberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Explore Cape Town, the Great Karoo and the wild Cederberg mountains, including six spectacular mountain passes. 3 days, 2 nights, 855km

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

There are two good reasons to visit Moshi – coffee and a chance to see Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Surrounded by vast coffee plantations on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the coffee-producing centre of the Tanzania. It’s also the base for Kilimanjaro expeditions and offers the chance of a good sighting of the famous mountain.

Rwanda

Rwanda

Our north and south routes end and begin in Kigali, located roughly in the center of the country and sprawling across hills, ridges and valleys. While there you can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial or enjoy some good East African food and music. On our way to and from Kigali we’ll ride through the scenic northern province including a pass close to the volcanic Virunga Mountains and Volcanoes National Park. You could also arrange with our tour partner Andy Harrington to visit the Wellspring Foundation for Education’s team and projects.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Our start and end point for the North and South trips, Johannesburg was founded on a gold reef and is the financial capital of South Africa. A visit to the Apartheid Museum is one of many attractions in this culturally rich city.

Magaliesberg

Magaliesberg

Located 140km north-west of Johannesburg, this ancient mountain range is our launching and arrival pad to and from Botswana. An old stone farmhouse and mountain stream on a family farm provides a tranquil base.

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Kasane is located close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe almost meet. We'll get a chance to explore the Chobe flood plains and the Zambezi river with its abundant hippos, crocs and birdlife.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable forest, located in south-western Uganda at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, is Africa’s oldest rain forest dating back 25,000 years. It’s home to over 400 plant species and a population of mountain gorillas. During our visit you’ll have the option of visiting the gorillas, enjoying the abundant birdlife and views of the Virunga volcanoes on a forest walk, or visiting the lava-dammed Lake Bunyonyi.

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria and is a center for a wide variety of local adventures. Most prominent is an exploration of the White Nile as it flows out of Lake Victoria at the Ripon Falls. Other options include boat trips into Lake Victoria, a visit to the local brewery or the powerful Itanda Falls.

Masai Mara National Park

Masai Mara National Park

Located in the rolling grassy plains of the Great Rift Valley, Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the richest wildlife areas in Africa. Our trip’s timing gives us a chance to catch the annual wildebeest migration as well as excellent opportunities to see Africa’s big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino) as well as some of the other 95 mammal and 400 species of birds in the reserve.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes surrounded by acacia woodlands and remnants of the area’s volcanic past. The area has an abundance of flamingos, pelicans and African fish eagles and many others. The lake is also a well-used waterhole for buffalo, zebra and eland as well as a favourite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Africa's Spice Island, Zanzibar is an archipelago rich with historic Swahili and Islamic influences, magnificent white-sand beaches and rich marine life. We'll explore Stone Town and the northern beaches with options for reef snorkelling and sailing in the local dhows.

Southern Tanzania

Southern Tanzania

Our route from Lake Malawi to Zanzibar takes us through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania where we'll pass through the Valley of the Baobabs, Mikumi game reserve and the Udzungwa Mountains.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes and home to Nile crocodiles, hippos and Fish Eagles, is the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. We'll spend three days exploring the western shores, staying at travellers' favourites Mayoka Village and Mushroom Farm.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria falls on the Zambezi river, at 1708 metres wide and 108 metres high is the world's largest sheet of falling water. We'll spend two days exploring one of Africa's most iconic landmarks, with viewpoints and optional river activities on the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of the river.

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Explore the magnificent coastline from Cape Town to Hermanus and spectacular passes in the Cape Fold mountains.

Camps Bay

Road from Scarborough to Misty Cliffs

Chapman's Peak Drive

Old Cape Point Lighthouse

Simon's Town from Red Hill Road

Kalk Bay Harbour

Muizenberg from Boyes Drive

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

400km. We bring our trip to an end with a lovely ride along good tar roads through the Cape Fold Mountains through the spectacular Hex River valley and the Du Toit's Kloof Pass en route to Cape Town.

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

300 km. We complete the short remaining part of the Baviaanskloof road before connecting with the famous Route 66 road through Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp. One of the day's highlights is the ride through the awesome Seweweekspoort pass.

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

126 km: Patensie is our launching point for some real gravel road riding through the famous Baviaanskloof - a World Heritage Site that is one of the "hottest" of the world's biodiversity hotspots.

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

346 km. After a short tour of Hogsback we continue south-west towards the coast. We have the option of riding the beautiful Zuurberg pass near Addo towards our overnight stop at Patensie.

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

390 km. We leave the coast and head inland through the heart of the historic Eastern Cape (including an optional visit to Nelson Mandela's birthplace at Qunu). Our overnight stop is in the beautiful Hogsback - that may possibly have inspired Tolkien's Middle Earth.

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

0 km. Halfway through our journey we get to explore this part of the Wild Coast. Options include canoeing up the river estuary or driving to see the famous Hole in the Wall, or exploring the beach and looking out for whales and dolphins.

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

359 km. Today we enter the Eastern Cape and ride along winding tar and gravel roads through rural villages to the secluded Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast.

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

300km. We continue south past the central Drakensberg towards the southern 'berg and the town of Underberg. We have the option of exploring the famous Sani Pass towards Lesotho en route.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

360 km. Our first day ends in the foothills of the northern Drakensberg mountains. We pass the Sterkfontein dam and descend the 17 km long Oliviershoek pass and into the spectacular Royal Natal National Park.

Day 0: Johannesburg

Day 0: Johannesburg

Spend a day getting to know this lively and fun financial capital of South Africa. Spend a few hours at the excellent Apartheid Museum or explore the rejuvenated inner city.

Kruger 2 Cape

Kruger 2 Cape

16-day trip exploring the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and the coastal route to Cape Town

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

20-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and Botswana, ending in Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

130km: A short ride into Johannesburg on mostly tar roads. Depending on timing we have the option of visiting the world famous Apartheid museum in the afternoon.

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

650km: An early start today to reach a beautiful farm in the Magaliesberg mountains in South Africa. Good tar roads ending with a gravel mountain pass.

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

256km: We have the option of a morning bush walk with a local San guide before departing for our overnight stop at Kang.

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

268km: Today we head south-east along good tar roads to Dqae Qare game farm and San community in the Kalahari, home of the San people for over 15000 years and one of the best star-gazing locations we've been to.

Day 16: Okavango Delta

Day 16: Okavango Delta

0km: A rest day today with the option of a day-long game viewing trip into Moremi game reserve or a Mokoro boat ride into the Okavango delta.

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

370km: After breakfast and an optional river trip for birdwatching or fishing we hit the good tar roads south to Maun at the Okavango Delta.

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

260km: Today we head east through the Caprivi Strip and then south into Botswana to our overnight campsite at Drotsky's Cabins on the bank of the Okavango River.

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

610km: An early start today to get to our overnight stop at Rundu on the banks of the Okavango River. We stop for lunch at Grootfontein to view the 80-ton Hoba meteorite.

Day 12: Etosha National Park

Day 12: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

335km: Our journey to the north of Nambia continues on more good gravel roads. We end the day at Eldorado Game farm just south of Etosha National Park.

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

okm: Today is another full rest day where we get to explore the massive rock formations, monoliths and bushmen paintings at Spitzkoppe.

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

180km: Our next leg is a short ride past a number of old shipwrecks along the Diamond Coast up to Henties bay, before we turn inland to the Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

344km: We continue north and west along the gravel roads via the Kuiseb Canyon, through the Namib desert and Walvis Bay onto Swakopmund for the night

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

375km. We ride north along the edges of the Namibia Naukluft Park through vast Namibian landscapes. Our destination is the canyon and dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

260km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we head north and west on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we explore Namibia's good gravel roads and stunning desert landscapes as we track north along the Orange and Fish Rivers. We take in the Fish River Canyon before the short final ride to the iconic Canyon Roadhouse where we stop for the night.

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along good gravel roads through the Northern Cape towards Springbok. After crossing the border into Namibia we stop for the night on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Johannesburg

Magaliesberg mountains

Blyde River Canyon

Kruger National Park

Malolotja to Hazyview

Malolotja National Park, Swaziland

Spioenkop

Sani Pass

Wild Coast

Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast

Cintsa

Addo Elephant Park

Baviaanskloof

Swartberg pass

Seweekspoort

Cape Coast

Cape Town

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Today we ride east through more Namibian big sky country on good tar and gravel roads towards our overnight stop at the iconic Canyon Roadhouse situated among rocky outcrops near the Fish River Canyon.

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

We offer a range of guided one-day tours from Cape Town, exploring the Cape Peninsula, Hermanus or Ceres

Cape2Kruger

Cape2Kruger

16-day ride from Cape Town through South Africa's Western and Eastern Cape provinces, the Wild Coast, North Coast and Swaziland to the Kruger National Park.

Optional extra day

Optional extra day

For those who have an extra day we'll throw in a guided tour around the Cape Peninsula for just the cost of your fuel and any reserve entry fees.

Build Your Own Trip

Build Your Own Trip

Build your own motorcycling adventure. Customise one of our existing routes or create your own. We can assist with booking, a guide and the bikes and gear.

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

12-day adventure from Windhoek through Etosha, Namibia's west coast and the Northern Cape to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

380km. Our last day of riding takes us through the Cederberg mountains towards the southern tip of Africa and the beautiful city of Cape Town. Lots of route options as we explore landscapes dramatically different to what we've experienced in Namibia

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

450km. We enter the Northern Cape in South Africa and head south through the stark Richtersveld, taking in the famous spring flowers of Namaqualand. Our overnight stop is in a beautiful old farmhouse at Papkuilsfontein.

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

170km. A shorter day as we follow the route of the Fish River towards the Orange River where we get to relax at the Provenance base camp with its excellent restaurant and spectacular view of Orange River.

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

375km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we continue south on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

350km. Today we get to explore the Namib desert as we head south through the Namib Naukluft National Park and the spectacular Kuiseb canyon before reaching the the dunes and canyon at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

180 km: A shorter day allows us time to explore the rock formations and San paintings around Spitzkoppe before we join the stark Namibian coastline passing by a number of shipwrecks before arriving at Swakopmund.

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

415 km: Today we get to explore the Damaraland region with its wild desert mountains, springs and free roaming zebra, giraffe, elephants and even Black Rhino. We overnight at the breathtaking Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 2: Etosha National Park

Day 2: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

410 km. We begin the trip heading north on good tar roads to Etosha National Park where we'll get to enjoy a stunning range of wildlife and beautiful night skies at one of the premier game reserves in Southern Africa.

Day 0: Windhoek

Day 0: Windhoek

We'll spend part of today on an optional ride exploring the area around Windhoek to help get you comfortable on the bike

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

420km. Our first day takes us north via the West Coast National Park, and up to Elands Bay before we head inland to Clanwilliam and the Cederberg mountains. We continue north to Van Rhynsdorp and then climb the escarpment along Van Rhyns pass to our overnight stop at the beautiful Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

80-145 km. Today we get to explore the area around Nieuwoudville - options include a magnificent canyon, a Quiver Tree forest and the impressive collection of motorcycles at Protea Motors. We then head south into the northern Cederberg where we overnight at Travellers Rest on the site of the famous Sevilla Rock Art trail.

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

276 km. We make our way home through the whole of the Cederberg range, stopping to explore the spectacular Stadsaal Caves. We continue south through the remote Kouebokkeveld and then down Gydo Pass into the Ceres valley. Two more passes - Michels Pass and Bainskloof Pass - await us as we ride into Wellington and on to Cape Town.

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

420 km. Today we get to explore more of the Karoo as our ride back home takes us through the Tankwa Karoo National Park and South West towards Ceres and home. A longer ride is broken up by three mountain passes that provide stunning views of the area and great riding.

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

175 km. A shorter ride today as we head east into the wide open Karoo. Our overnight stop is at Jakkalsdans Guest Farm 50km North West of Sutherland. Activities here include hiking, river fishing, bird watching and stargazing in one of the best night sky areas in South Africa.

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

210 km. We continue north through the Cederberg mountain range towards Clanwilliam and then into the Northern Cape towards Nieuwoudville and Papkuilsfontein. Our ride takes us through the spectacular Northern Cederberg where we again have a choice of routes (gentle tarmac to challenging gravel) and mountain passes. At our destination options include visiting a huge Quiver Tree Forest, the Waterfall Reserve on the road to Loeriesfontein, or the Wild Flower Reserve with the typical Dolorite "koppies" setting a beautiful background. The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is also an option to explore. In the evening you can sign up for a star gazing session at a local house in Nieuwoudtville. Our nights accommodation is in the comfortable stone cottages at Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

250 km. Our first day's ride heads North East through Wellington and Bain's Kloof pass to Ceres and then north through the remote Kouebokkeveld arriving at our first night's stop at Sanddrif. We get to enjoy two spectacular mountain passes and the beauty of the southern Cederberg.

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

429 km. Our journey through the Central Kalahari continues as we head North-East towards the Okavango panhandle. You may have to avoid a flock of ostriches as we head towards Drotsky's Cabins. You can camp meters away from hippo grunting in the water below or enjoy the beautiful cabins at the lodge.

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

0 km. Today you'll have a range of options to experience life in this San community. These include learning the ancient art of fire making by hand, and the art of gathering food and medicinal plants on a bush walk. In the evening observe the Milky Way, Saturn and its rings and more through a ten-inch telescope with local amateur astronomer Greg.

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

551 km. Welcome to those joining us for the second leg. From Windhoek we head east, crossing into Botswana where we end up at the Dqae Qare San Lodge, home of San people for over 15000 years. We spend two nights here soaking in this unique experience.

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

468 km. We have a choice of routes through to Windhoek but either way we'll definitely be passing through the canyon at Sesriem and the dunes at Sossusvlei. We end today at Windhoek where we'll say goodbye to those riding the first leg and hello to those joining us for the second leg.

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

465 km. An early start today to cover the ground needed to get to our overnight stop at the quiet Namibrand Family Hideout where we'll get to enjoy the vast expanse of Namibia's desert region and observe the southern night sky at a nearby observatory.

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we leave the tarmac and explore Namibia's good gravel roads, stopping in at Ai Ais hot springs for lunch before getting a chance to see the Fish River Canyon where we stop overnight.

Day 5: On the Orange River

Day 5: On the Orange River

0 km. Enjoy a day's guided paddling through the Richtersveld on the Orange River or rest up in the peaceful Provenance base camp.

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along South Africa's west coast and into the dry but starkly beautiful Richtersveld. After crossing the border into Namibia we begin a two-night stay on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Day 2: Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town

0km. A rest and recovery day for those who've flown in from far away before we set out on the ride north. We'll have the whole day to explore the area around Cape Town. Possibilities include touring the winelands, visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve, exploring Table Mountain, or relaxing at the V&A Waterfront.

Day 1: Cape Town

Day 1: Cape Town

We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to your accommodation. If the weather is good and the group has enough energy we'll go for a short introductory ride to check out the city.

Cape2Kalahari

Cape2Kalahari

16-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and the Kalahari in Botswana

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Kouebokkeveld - Cederberg

Cottage at Papkuilsfontein

Quiver Trees - Nieuwoudtville

Tankwa Karoo

Gamkaskloof Valley - Die Hel

Seweweekspoort

Franschhoek Pass

Ceres

Swartberg Pass

Great Karoo

Ouberg Pass - Tankwa Karoo

Barrydale - Route 62

Seweweekspoort Pass

Swartberg Pass

Bains Kloof Pass

Pakhuis Pass - Cederberg

Cape Town

Lentelus B&B - Joubert Tradouw Wine Farm

Lord Milner Hotel - Maitjiesfontein

Day 4 - Barrydale to Cape Town: 350km. Our final leg begins with a descent through the spectacular Tradouw Pass before we turn west towards Cape Town along the southern ridges. We end with a ride over one of the most spectacular routes in the country - Franschhoek pass.

Day 3 - Prince Albert to Barrydale: 297 km. Our exploration of the Swartberg mountains continues as we ride a good tar road through Meiringspoort. We turn west and head through the historic Ostrich town of Oudtshoorn before connecting with Route 62 and our overnight stop at the Joubert Tradouw wine farm,

Day 2 - Maitjiesfontein to Prince Albert: 245 km. Today we ride through four spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. These include the famous gravel road through Seweweekspoort and a tarred descent through Huisrivier Pass then the magnificent gravel Swartberg Pass before we reach our overnight stop in the town of Prince Albert.

Day 1 - Cape Town to Maitjiesfontein: 260 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres we head through the southern reaches of the Great Karoo before turning back south to the historic town of Maijtiesfontein and an overnight stay in the grand Lord Milner Hotel.

Route 62

Kruger Park

Kruger National Park

Swaziland

St Lucia

Oribi Gorge

Coffee Bay

Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Storms River Mouth

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Prince Alfred Pass

Seweweekspoort

Southern Tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

Cape Town

Bains Kloof Pass

Seweweekspoort

Swartberg

Addo Elephant Park

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Witsand - De Hoop Nature Reserve

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Cape Town

Barrydale - Route 62

Calitzdorp - Route 62

Haga Haga - Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Garden Route

Storms River - Garden Route

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Swartberg Pass

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Gordon's Bay Drive

Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Penguins

Exploring Namibia on a motorcycle

Abundant Birdlife

Wildlife Encounters

Namib Desert

Deadvlei - Sesriem

Abundant Birdlife

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Erindi Game Reserve

Erindi Game Reserve

Namaqualand Flowers

Spitzkoppe

Katima Mulilo - Caprivi

West Coast Flowers

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Swakopmund

Cape Agulhas - Southern tip of Africa

Southern Namibia

Klein Aus

Cape Peninsula - Cape Town

Papkuilsfontein farm - Karoo

Sossusvlei

Van Rhyn's pass, Northern Cape

Victoria Falls

Dunes at Sossusvlei

Klein Aus

Fish River Canyon

Orange River

Northern Cape

Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

430 km. Our final day takes us along the iconic Route 62 through Calitzdorp and Barrydale and a quick tour of Tradouw Pass before we head on to Montagu, Franschhoek and finally, Cape Town

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

275 km. Today we ride through 3 spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. First up is Seweweekspoort and then the magnificent Swartberg Pass before we switch back and ride Meiringspoort on our way to Oudtshoorn

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

300 km. Today we head deeper into the Karoo wilderness on remote gravel roads and climb the spectacular Ouberg Pass. We turn south at Sutherland passing through Laingsberg and some incredible folded rock formations to our overnight stop at Seweweekspoort.

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

280 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres the tar roads give way to some good gravel as we ride north along the R355 to Tankwa Tented Camp - site of the annual Afrika Burn festival

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand

Our final stop of this trip at Bloubergstrand offers great views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island - and the chance to grab a good coffee before completing the short ride into Cape Town.

Bain's Kloof Pass

Bain's Kloof Pass

The iconic 27 km long Bains Kloof Pass is a national monument and links the town of Wellington to the more northern towns of Ceres and Worcester. The dramatic, northern section of the pass follows the course of the Witte River with hundreds of tight curves cut into the rock face before descending into the town Wellington with spectacular views towards Paarl and Cape Town

Michell's Pass

Michell's Pass

Michell's pass runs through the Skurweberg & Witzenberg Mountains from Tulbagh and Wolseley through to Ceres. The scenery is wild and spectacular as the good tar road winds through sweeping curves past a number of waterfalls towards Ceres.

Hex River Pass

Hex River Pass

The Hex River pass descends 340m from Touws River to the head of the Hex River Valley. Looking out from the high altitude plateau at the northern end of the pass offers spectacular views of the Matroosberg mountains and vineyards in the valley.

Montagu

Montagu

Located in the little Karoo on the famous Route 62 Montagu is known for its hot mineral springs, scenic mountains and orchards. It is also a major rock climbing venue.

Tradouw Pass

Tradouw Pass

The 16 kilometer Tradouw Pass is one of the top passes in the Western Cape. Climbing through 219 meters it passes through some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery on offer in the Langeberg.

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost tip of Africa and a good spot for a lunch stop on our way to Montagu

Hermanus

Hermanus

Hermanus is a former fishing village and one of the best spots to view the Southern Right Whale in season.

Clarence Drive

Clarence Drive

One of the most spectacular roads in South Africa, Clarence drive runs along the coast from Gordon’s Bay to Rooi-Els for around 21km and features almost 80 bends.

Atlantic Seaboard

Atlantic Seaboard

Coastal route through Cape Town, Camps Bay, Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, Scarborough, Simons Town and Boyes' Drive to Muizenberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Explore Cape Town, the Great Karoo and the wild Cederberg mountains, including six spectacular mountain passes. 3 days, 2 nights, 855km

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

There are two good reasons to visit Moshi – coffee and a chance to see Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Surrounded by vast coffee plantations on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the coffee-producing centre of the Tanzania. It’s also the base for Kilimanjaro expeditions and offers the chance of a good sighting of the famous mountain.

Rwanda

Rwanda

Our north and south routes end and begin in Kigali, located roughly in the center of the country and sprawling across hills, ridges and valleys. While there you can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial or enjoy some good East African food and music. On our way to and from Kigali we’ll ride through the scenic northern province including a pass close to the volcanic Virunga Mountains and Volcanoes National Park. You could also arrange with our tour partner Andy Harrington to visit the Wellspring Foundation for Education’s team and projects.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Our start and end point for the North and South trips, Johannesburg was founded on a gold reef and is the financial capital of South Africa. A visit to the Apartheid Museum is one of many attractions in this culturally rich city.

Magaliesberg

Magaliesberg

Located 140km north-west of Johannesburg, this ancient mountain range is our launching and arrival pad to and from Botswana. An old stone farmhouse and mountain stream on a family farm provides a tranquil base.

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Kasane is located close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe almost meet. We'll get a chance to explore the Chobe flood plains and the Zambezi river with its abundant hippos, crocs and birdlife.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable forest, located in south-western Uganda at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, is Africa’s oldest rain forest dating back 25,000 years. It’s home to over 400 plant species and a population of mountain gorillas. During our visit you’ll have the option of visiting the gorillas, enjoying the abundant birdlife and views of the Virunga volcanoes on a forest walk, or visiting the lava-dammed Lake Bunyonyi.

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria and is a center for a wide variety of local adventures. Most prominent is an exploration of the White Nile as it flows out of Lake Victoria at the Ripon Falls. Other options include boat trips into Lake Victoria, a visit to the local brewery or the powerful Itanda Falls.

Masai Mara National Park

Masai Mara National Park

Located in the rolling grassy plains of the Great Rift Valley, Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the richest wildlife areas in Africa. Our trip’s timing gives us a chance to catch the annual wildebeest migration as well as excellent opportunities to see Africa’s big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino) as well as some of the other 95 mammal and 400 species of birds in the reserve.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes surrounded by acacia woodlands and remnants of the area’s volcanic past. The area has an abundance of flamingos, pelicans and African fish eagles and many others. The lake is also a well-used waterhole for buffalo, zebra and eland as well as a favourite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Africa's Spice Island, Zanzibar is an archipelago rich with historic Swahili and Islamic influences, magnificent white-sand beaches and rich marine life. We'll explore Stone Town and the northern beaches with options for reef snorkelling and sailing in the local dhows.

Southern Tanzania

Southern Tanzania

Our route from Lake Malawi to Zanzibar takes us through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania where we'll pass through the Valley of the Baobabs, Mikumi game reserve and the Udzungwa Mountains.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes and home to Nile crocodiles, hippos and Fish Eagles, is the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. We'll spend three days exploring the western shores, staying at travellers' favourites Mayoka Village and Mushroom Farm.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria falls on the Zambezi river, at 1708 metres wide and 108 metres high is the world's largest sheet of falling water. We'll spend two days exploring one of Africa's most iconic landmarks, with viewpoints and optional river activities on the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of the river.

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Explore the magnificent coastline from Cape Town to Hermanus and spectacular passes in the Cape Fold mountains.

Camps Bay

Road from Scarborough to Misty Cliffs

Chapman's Peak Drive

Old Cape Point Lighthouse

Simon's Town from Red Hill Road

Kalk Bay Harbour

Muizenberg from Boyes Drive

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

400km. We bring our trip to an end with a lovely ride along good tar roads through the Cape Fold Mountains through the spectacular Hex River valley and the Du Toit's Kloof Pass en route to Cape Town.

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

300 km. We complete the short remaining part of the Baviaanskloof road before connecting with the famous Route 66 road through Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp. One of the day's highlights is the ride through the awesome Seweweekspoort pass.

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

126 km: Patensie is our launching point for some real gravel road riding through the famous Baviaanskloof - a World Heritage Site that is one of the "hottest" of the world's biodiversity hotspots.

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

346 km. After a short tour of Hogsback we continue south-west towards the coast. We have the option of riding the beautiful Zuurberg pass near Addo towards our overnight stop at Patensie.

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

390 km. We leave the coast and head inland through the heart of the historic Eastern Cape (including an optional visit to Nelson Mandela's birthplace at Qunu). Our overnight stop is in the beautiful Hogsback - that may possibly have inspired Tolkien's Middle Earth.

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

0 km. Halfway through our journey we get to explore this part of the Wild Coast. Options include canoeing up the river estuary or driving to see the famous Hole in the Wall, or exploring the beach and looking out for whales and dolphins.

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

359 km. Today we enter the Eastern Cape and ride along winding tar and gravel roads through rural villages to the secluded Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast.

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

300km. We continue south past the central Drakensberg towards the southern 'berg and the town of Underberg. We have the option of exploring the famous Sani Pass towards Lesotho en route.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

360 km. Our first day ends in the foothills of the northern Drakensberg mountains. We pass the Sterkfontein dam and descend the 17 km long Oliviershoek pass and into the spectacular Royal Natal National Park.

Day 0: Johannesburg

Day 0: Johannesburg

Spend a day getting to know this lively and fun financial capital of South Africa. Spend a few hours at the excellent Apartheid Museum or explore the rejuvenated inner city.

Kruger 2 Cape

Kruger 2 Cape

16-day trip exploring the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and the coastal route to Cape Town

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

20-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and Botswana, ending in Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

130km: A short ride into Johannesburg on mostly tar roads. Depending on timing we have the option of visiting the world famous Apartheid museum in the afternoon.

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

650km: An early start today to reach a beautiful farm in the Magaliesberg mountains in South Africa. Good tar roads ending with a gravel mountain pass.

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

256km: We have the option of a morning bush walk with a local San guide before departing for our overnight stop at Kang.

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

268km: Today we head south-east along good tar roads to Dqae Qare game farm and San community in the Kalahari, home of the San people for over 15000 years and one of the best star-gazing locations we've been to.

Day 16: Okavango Delta

Day 16: Okavango Delta

0km: A rest day today with the option of a day-long game viewing trip into Moremi game reserve or a Mokoro boat ride into the Okavango delta.

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

370km: After breakfast and an optional river trip for birdwatching or fishing we hit the good tar roads south to Maun at the Okavango Delta.

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

260km: Today we head east through the Caprivi Strip and then south into Botswana to our overnight campsite at Drotsky's Cabins on the bank of the Okavango River.

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

610km: An early start today to get to our overnight stop at Rundu on the banks of the Okavango River. We stop for lunch at Grootfontein to view the 80-ton Hoba meteorite.

Day 12: Etosha National Park

Day 12: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

335km: Our journey to the north of Nambia continues on more good gravel roads. We end the day at Eldorado Game farm just south of Etosha National Park.

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

okm: Today is another full rest day where we get to explore the massive rock formations, monoliths and bushmen paintings at Spitzkoppe.

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

180km: Our next leg is a short ride past a number of old shipwrecks along the Diamond Coast up to Henties bay, before we turn inland to the Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

344km: We continue north and west along the gravel roads via the Kuiseb Canyon, through the Namib desert and Walvis Bay onto Swakopmund for the night

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

375km. We ride north along the edges of the Namibia Naukluft Park through vast Namibian landscapes. Our destination is the canyon and dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

260km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we head north and west on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we explore Namibia's good gravel roads and stunning desert landscapes as we track north along the Orange and Fish Rivers. We take in the Fish River Canyon before the short final ride to the iconic Canyon Roadhouse where we stop for the night.

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along good gravel roads through the Northern Cape towards Springbok. After crossing the border into Namibia we stop for the night on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Johannesburg

Magaliesberg mountains

Blyde River Canyon

Kruger National Park

Malolotja to Hazyview

Malolotja National Park, Swaziland

Spioenkop

Sani Pass

Wild Coast

Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast

Cintsa

Addo Elephant Park

Baviaanskloof

Swartberg pass

Seweekspoort

Cape Coast

Cape Town

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Today we ride east through more Namibian big sky country on good tar and gravel roads towards our overnight stop at the iconic Canyon Roadhouse situated among rocky outcrops near the Fish River Canyon.

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

We offer a range of guided one-day tours from Cape Town, exploring the Cape Peninsula, Hermanus or Ceres

Cape2Kruger

Cape2Kruger

16-day ride from Cape Town through South Africa's Western and Eastern Cape provinces, the Wild Coast, North Coast and Swaziland to the Kruger National Park.

Optional extra day

Optional extra day

For those who have an extra day we'll throw in a guided tour around the Cape Peninsula for just the cost of your fuel and any reserve entry fees.

Build Your Own Trip

Build Your Own Trip

Build your own motorcycling adventure. Customise one of our existing routes or create your own. We can assist with booking, a guide and the bikes and gear.

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

12-day adventure from Windhoek through Etosha, Namibia's west coast and the Northern Cape to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

380km. Our last day of riding takes us through the Cederberg mountains towards the southern tip of Africa and the beautiful city of Cape Town. Lots of route options as we explore landscapes dramatically different to what we've experienced in Namibia

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

450km. We enter the Northern Cape in South Africa and head south through the stark Richtersveld, taking in the famous spring flowers of Namaqualand. Our overnight stop is in a beautiful old farmhouse at Papkuilsfontein.

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

170km. A shorter day as we follow the route of the Fish River towards the Orange River where we get to relax at the Provenance base camp with its excellent restaurant and spectacular view of Orange River.

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

375km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we continue south on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

350km. Today we get to explore the Namib desert as we head south through the Namib Naukluft National Park and the spectacular Kuiseb canyon before reaching the the dunes and canyon at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

180 km: A shorter day allows us time to explore the rock formations and San paintings around Spitzkoppe before we join the stark Namibian coastline passing by a number of shipwrecks before arriving at Swakopmund.

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

415 km: Today we get to explore the Damaraland region with its wild desert mountains, springs and free roaming zebra, giraffe, elephants and even Black Rhino. We overnight at the breathtaking Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 2: Etosha National Park

Day 2: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

410 km. We begin the trip heading north on good tar roads to Etosha National Park where we'll get to enjoy a stunning range of wildlife and beautiful night skies at one of the premier game reserves in Southern Africa.

Day 0: Windhoek

Day 0: Windhoek

We'll spend part of today on an optional ride exploring the area around Windhoek to help get you comfortable on the bike

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

420km. Our first day takes us north via the West Coast National Park, and up to Elands Bay before we head inland to Clanwilliam and the Cederberg mountains. We continue north to Van Rhynsdorp and then climb the escarpment along Van Rhyns pass to our overnight stop at the beautiful Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

80-145 km. Today we get to explore the area around Nieuwoudville - options include a magnificent canyon, a Quiver Tree forest and the impressive collection of motorcycles at Protea Motors. We then head south into the northern Cederberg where we overnight at Travellers Rest on the site of the famous Sevilla Rock Art trail.

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

276 km. We make our way home through the whole of the Cederberg range, stopping to explore the spectacular Stadsaal Caves. We continue south through the remote Kouebokkeveld and then down Gydo Pass into the Ceres valley. Two more passes - Michels Pass and Bainskloof Pass - await us as we ride into Wellington and on to Cape Town.

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

420 km. Today we get to explore more of the Karoo as our ride back home takes us through the Tankwa Karoo National Park and South West towards Ceres and home. A longer ride is broken up by three mountain passes that provide stunning views of the area and great riding.

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

175 km. A shorter ride today as we head east into the wide open Karoo. Our overnight stop is at Jakkalsdans Guest Farm 50km North West of Sutherland. Activities here include hiking, river fishing, bird watching and stargazing in one of the best night sky areas in South Africa.

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

210 km. We continue north through the Cederberg mountain range towards Clanwilliam and then into the Northern Cape towards Nieuwoudville and Papkuilsfontein. Our ride takes us through the spectacular Northern Cederberg where we again have a choice of routes (gentle tarmac to challenging gravel) and mountain passes. At our destination options include visiting a huge Quiver Tree Forest, the Waterfall Reserve on the road to Loeriesfontein, or the Wild Flower Reserve with the typical Dolorite "koppies" setting a beautiful background. The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is also an option to explore. In the evening you can sign up for a star gazing session at a local house in Nieuwoudtville. Our nights accommodation is in the comfortable stone cottages at Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

250 km. Our first day's ride heads North East through Wellington and Bain's Kloof pass to Ceres and then north through the remote Kouebokkeveld arriving at our first night's stop at Sanddrif. We get to enjoy two spectacular mountain passes and the beauty of the southern Cederberg.

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

429 km. Our journey through the Central Kalahari continues as we head North-East towards the Okavango panhandle. You may have to avoid a flock of ostriches as we head towards Drotsky's Cabins. You can camp meters away from hippo grunting in the water below or enjoy the beautiful cabins at the lodge.

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

0 km. Today you'll have a range of options to experience life in this San community. These include learning the ancient art of fire making by hand, and the art of gathering food and medicinal plants on a bush walk. In the evening observe the Milky Way, Saturn and its rings and more through a ten-inch telescope with local amateur astronomer Greg.

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

551 km. Welcome to those joining us for the second leg. From Windhoek we head east, crossing into Botswana where we end up at the Dqae Qare San Lodge, home of San people for over 15000 years. We spend two nights here soaking in this unique experience.

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

468 km. We have a choice of routes through to Windhoek but either way we'll definitely be passing through the canyon at Sesriem and the dunes at Sossusvlei. We end today at Windhoek where we'll say goodbye to those riding the first leg and hello to those joining us for the second leg.

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

465 km. An early start today to cover the ground needed to get to our overnight stop at the quiet Namibrand Family Hideout where we'll get to enjoy the vast expanse of Namibia's desert region and observe the southern night sky at a nearby observatory.

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we leave the tarmac and explore Namibia's good gravel roads, stopping in at Ai Ais hot springs for lunch before getting a chance to see the Fish River Canyon where we stop overnight.

Day 5: On the Orange River

Day 5: On the Orange River

0 km. Enjoy a day's guided paddling through the Richtersveld on the Orange River or rest up in the peaceful Provenance base camp.

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along South Africa's west coast and into the dry but starkly beautiful Richtersveld. After crossing the border into Namibia we begin a two-night stay on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Day 2: Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town

0km. A rest and recovery day for those who've flown in from far away before we set out on the ride north. We'll have the whole day to explore the area around Cape Town. Possibilities include touring the winelands, visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve, exploring Table Mountain, or relaxing at the V&A Waterfront.

Day 1: Cape Town

Day 1: Cape Town

We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to your accommodation. If the weather is good and the group has enough energy we'll go for a short introductory ride to check out the city.

Cape2Kalahari

Cape2Kalahari

16-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and the Kalahari in Botswana

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Kouebokkeveld - Cederberg

Cottage at Papkuilsfontein

Quiver Trees - Nieuwoudtville

Tankwa Karoo

Gamkaskloof Valley - Die Hel

Seweweekspoort

Franschhoek Pass

Ceres

Swartberg Pass

Great Karoo

Ouberg Pass - Tankwa Karoo

Barrydale - Route 62

Seweweekspoort Pass

Swartberg Pass

Bains Kloof Pass

Pakhuis Pass - Cederberg

Cape Town

Lentelus B&B - Joubert Tradouw Wine Farm

Lord Milner Hotel - Maitjiesfontein

Day 4 - Barrydale to Cape Town: 350km. Our final leg begins with a descent through the spectacular Tradouw Pass before we turn west towards Cape Town along the southern ridges. We end with a ride over one of the most spectacular routes in the country - Franschhoek pass.

Day 3 - Prince Albert to Barrydale: 297 km. Our exploration of the Swartberg mountains continues as we ride a good tar road through Meiringspoort. We turn west and head through the historic Ostrich town of Oudtshoorn before connecting with Route 62 and our overnight stop at the Joubert Tradouw wine farm,

Day 2 - Maitjiesfontein to Prince Albert: 245 km. Today we ride through four spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. These include the famous gravel road through Seweweekspoort and a tarred descent through Huisrivier Pass then the magnificent gravel Swartberg Pass before we reach our overnight stop in the town of Prince Albert.

Day 1 - Cape Town to Maitjiesfontein: 260 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres we head through the southern reaches of the Great Karoo before turning back south to the historic town of Maijtiesfontein and an overnight stay in the grand Lord Milner Hotel.

Route 62

Kruger Park

Kruger National Park

Swaziland

St Lucia

Oribi Gorge

Coffee Bay

Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Storms River Mouth

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Prince Alfred Pass

Seweweekspoort

Southern Tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

Cape Town

Bains Kloof Pass

Seweweekspoort

Swartberg

Addo Elephant Park

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Witsand - De Hoop Nature Reserve

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Cape Town

Barrydale - Route 62

Calitzdorp - Route 62

Haga Haga - Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Garden Route

Storms River - Garden Route

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Swartberg Pass

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Gordon's Bay Drive

Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Penguins

Exploring Namibia on a motorcycle

Abundant Birdlife

Wildlife Encounters

Namib Desert

Deadvlei - Sesriem

Abundant Birdlife

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Erindi Game Reserve

Erindi Game Reserve

Namaqualand Flowers

Spitzkoppe

Katima Mulilo - Caprivi

West Coast Flowers

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Swakopmund

Cape Agulhas - Southern tip of Africa

Southern Namibia

Klein Aus

Cape Peninsula - Cape Town

Papkuilsfontein farm - Karoo

Sossusvlei

Van Rhyn's pass, Northern Cape

Victoria Falls

Dunes at Sossusvlei

Klein Aus

Fish River Canyon

Orange River

Northern Cape

Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

430 km. Our final day takes us along the iconic Route 62 through Calitzdorp and Barrydale and a quick tour of Tradouw Pass before we head on to Montagu, Franschhoek and finally, Cape Town

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

275 km. Today we ride through 3 spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. First up is Seweweekspoort and then the magnificent Swartberg Pass before we switch back and ride Meiringspoort on our way to Oudtshoorn

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

300 km. Today we head deeper into the Karoo wilderness on remote gravel roads and climb the spectacular Ouberg Pass. We turn south at Sutherland passing through Laingsberg and some incredible folded rock formations to our overnight stop at Seweweekspoort.

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

280 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres the tar roads give way to some good gravel as we ride north along the R355 to Tankwa Tented Camp - site of the annual Afrika Burn festival

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand

Our final stop of this trip at Bloubergstrand offers great views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island - and the chance to grab a good coffee before completing the short ride into Cape Town.

Bain's Kloof Pass

Bain's Kloof Pass

The iconic 27 km long Bains Kloof Pass is a national monument and links the town of Wellington to the more northern towns of Ceres and Worcester. The dramatic, northern section of the pass follows the course of the Witte River with hundreds of tight curves cut into the rock face before descending into the town Wellington with spectacular views towards Paarl and Cape Town

Michell's Pass

Michell's Pass

Michell's pass runs through the Skurweberg & Witzenberg Mountains from Tulbagh and Wolseley through to Ceres. The scenery is wild and spectacular as the good tar road winds through sweeping curves past a number of waterfalls towards Ceres.

Hex River Pass

Hex River Pass

The Hex River pass descends 340m from Touws River to the head of the Hex River Valley. Looking out from the high altitude plateau at the northern end of the pass offers spectacular views of the Matroosberg mountains and vineyards in the valley.

Montagu

Montagu

Located in the little Karoo on the famous Route 62 Montagu is known for its hot mineral springs, scenic mountains and orchards. It is also a major rock climbing venue.

Tradouw Pass

Tradouw Pass

The 16 kilometer Tradouw Pass is one of the top passes in the Western Cape. Climbing through 219 meters it passes through some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery on offer in the Langeberg.

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost tip of Africa and a good spot for a lunch stop on our way to Montagu

Hermanus

Hermanus

Hermanus is a former fishing village and one of the best spots to view the Southern Right Whale in season.

Clarence Drive

Clarence Drive

One of the most spectacular roads in South Africa, Clarence drive runs along the coast from Gordon’s Bay to Rooi-Els for around 21km and features almost 80 bends.

Atlantic Seaboard

Atlantic Seaboard

Coastal route through Cape Town, Camps Bay, Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, Scarborough, Simons Town and Boyes' Drive to Muizenberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Explore Cape Town, the Great Karoo and the wild Cederberg mountains, including six spectacular mountain passes. 3 days, 2 nights, 855km

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

There are two good reasons to visit Moshi – coffee and a chance to see Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Surrounded by vast coffee plantations on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the coffee-producing centre of the Tanzania. It’s also the base for Kilimanjaro expeditions and offers the chance of a good sighting of the famous mountain.

Rwanda

Rwanda

Our north and south routes end and begin in Kigali, located roughly in the center of the country and sprawling across hills, ridges and valleys. While there you can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial or enjoy some good East African food and music. On our way to and from Kigali we’ll ride through the scenic northern province including a pass close to the volcanic Virunga Mountains and Volcanoes National Park. You could also arrange with our tour partner Andy Harrington to visit the Wellspring Foundation for Education’s team and projects.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Our start and end point for the North and South trips, Johannesburg was founded on a gold reef and is the financial capital of South Africa. A visit to the Apartheid Museum is one of many attractions in this culturally rich city.

Magaliesberg

Magaliesberg

Located 140km north-west of Johannesburg, this ancient mountain range is our launching and arrival pad to and from Botswana. An old stone farmhouse and mountain stream on a family farm provides a tranquil base.

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Kasane is located close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe almost meet. We'll get a chance to explore the Chobe flood plains and the Zambezi river with its abundant hippos, crocs and birdlife.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable forest, located in south-western Uganda at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, is Africa’s oldest rain forest dating back 25,000 years. It’s home to over 400 plant species and a population of mountain gorillas. During our visit you’ll have the option of visiting the gorillas, enjoying the abundant birdlife and views of the Virunga volcanoes on a forest walk, or visiting the lava-dammed Lake Bunyonyi.

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria and is a center for a wide variety of local adventures. Most prominent is an exploration of the White Nile as it flows out of Lake Victoria at the Ripon Falls. Other options include boat trips into Lake Victoria, a visit to the local brewery or the powerful Itanda Falls.

Masai Mara National Park

Masai Mara National Park

Located in the rolling grassy plains of the Great Rift Valley, Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the richest wildlife areas in Africa. Our trip’s timing gives us a chance to catch the annual wildebeest migration as well as excellent opportunities to see Africa’s big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino) as well as some of the other 95 mammal and 400 species of birds in the reserve.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes surrounded by acacia woodlands and remnants of the area’s volcanic past. The area has an abundance of flamingos, pelicans and African fish eagles and many others. The lake is also a well-used waterhole for buffalo, zebra and eland as well as a favourite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Africa's Spice Island, Zanzibar is an archipelago rich with historic Swahili and Islamic influences, magnificent white-sand beaches and rich marine life. We'll explore Stone Town and the northern beaches with options for reef snorkelling and sailing in the local dhows.

Southern Tanzania

Southern Tanzania

Our route from Lake Malawi to Zanzibar takes us through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania where we'll pass through the Valley of the Baobabs, Mikumi game reserve and the Udzungwa Mountains.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes and home to Nile crocodiles, hippos and Fish Eagles, is the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. We'll spend three days exploring the western shores, staying at travellers' favourites Mayoka Village and Mushroom Farm.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria falls on the Zambezi river, at 1708 metres wide and 108 metres high is the world's largest sheet of falling water. We'll spend two days exploring one of Africa's most iconic landmarks, with viewpoints and optional river activities on the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of the river.

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Explore the magnificent coastline from Cape Town to Hermanus and spectacular passes in the Cape Fold mountains.

Camps Bay

Road from Scarborough to Misty Cliffs

Chapman's Peak Drive

Old Cape Point Lighthouse

Simon's Town from Red Hill Road

Kalk Bay Harbour

Muizenberg from Boyes Drive

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

400km. We bring our trip to an end with a lovely ride along good tar roads through the Cape Fold Mountains through the spectacular Hex River valley and the Du Toit's Kloof Pass en route to Cape Town.

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

300 km. We complete the short remaining part of the Baviaanskloof road before connecting with the famous Route 66 road through Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp. One of the day's highlights is the ride through the awesome Seweweekspoort pass.

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

126 km: Patensie is our launching point for some real gravel road riding through the famous Baviaanskloof - a World Heritage Site that is one of the "hottest" of the world's biodiversity hotspots.

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

346 km. After a short tour of Hogsback we continue south-west towards the coast. We have the option of riding the beautiful Zuurberg pass near Addo towards our overnight stop at Patensie.

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

390 km. We leave the coast and head inland through the heart of the historic Eastern Cape (including an optional visit to Nelson Mandela's birthplace at Qunu). Our overnight stop is in the beautiful Hogsback - that may possibly have inspired Tolkien's Middle Earth.

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

0 km. Halfway through our journey we get to explore this part of the Wild Coast. Options include canoeing up the river estuary or driving to see the famous Hole in the Wall, or exploring the beach and looking out for whales and dolphins.

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

359 km. Today we enter the Eastern Cape and ride along winding tar and gravel roads through rural villages to the secluded Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast.

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

300km. We continue south past the central Drakensberg towards the southern 'berg and the town of Underberg. We have the option of exploring the famous Sani Pass towards Lesotho en route.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

360 km. Our first day ends in the foothills of the northern Drakensberg mountains. We pass the Sterkfontein dam and descend the 17 km long Oliviershoek pass and into the spectacular Royal Natal National Park.

Day 0: Johannesburg

Day 0: Johannesburg

Spend a day getting to know this lively and fun financial capital of South Africa. Spend a few hours at the excellent Apartheid Museum or explore the rejuvenated inner city.

Kruger 2 Cape

Kruger 2 Cape

16-day trip exploring the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and the coastal route to Cape Town

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

20-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and Botswana, ending in Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

130km: A short ride into Johannesburg on mostly tar roads. Depending on timing we have the option of visiting the world famous Apartheid museum in the afternoon.

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

650km: An early start today to reach a beautiful farm in the Magaliesberg mountains in South Africa. Good tar roads ending with a gravel mountain pass.

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

256km: We have the option of a morning bush walk with a local San guide before departing for our overnight stop at Kang.

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

268km: Today we head south-east along good tar roads to Dqae Qare game farm and San community in the Kalahari, home of the San people for over 15000 years and one of the best star-gazing locations we've been to.

Day 16: Okavango Delta

Day 16: Okavango Delta

0km: A rest day today with the option of a day-long game viewing trip into Moremi game reserve or a Mokoro boat ride into the Okavango delta.

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

370km: After breakfast and an optional river trip for birdwatching or fishing we hit the good tar roads south to Maun at the Okavango Delta.

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

260km: Today we head east through the Caprivi Strip and then south into Botswana to our overnight campsite at Drotsky's Cabins on the bank of the Okavango River.

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

610km: An early start today to get to our overnight stop at Rundu on the banks of the Okavango River. We stop for lunch at Grootfontein to view the 80-ton Hoba meteorite.

Day 12: Etosha National Park

Day 12: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

335km: Our journey to the north of Nambia continues on more good gravel roads. We end the day at Eldorado Game farm just south of Etosha National Park.

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

okm: Today is another full rest day where we get to explore the massive rock formations, monoliths and bushmen paintings at Spitzkoppe.

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

180km: Our next leg is a short ride past a number of old shipwrecks along the Diamond Coast up to Henties bay, before we turn inland to the Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

344km: We continue north and west along the gravel roads via the Kuiseb Canyon, through the Namib desert and Walvis Bay onto Swakopmund for the night

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

375km. We ride north along the edges of the Namibia Naukluft Park through vast Namibian landscapes. Our destination is the canyon and dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

260km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we head north and west on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we explore Namibia's good gravel roads and stunning desert landscapes as we track north along the Orange and Fish Rivers. We take in the Fish River Canyon before the short final ride to the iconic Canyon Roadhouse where we stop for the night.

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along good gravel roads through the Northern Cape towards Springbok. After crossing the border into Namibia we stop for the night on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Johannesburg

Magaliesberg mountains

Blyde River Canyon

Kruger National Park

Malolotja to Hazyview

Malolotja National Park, Swaziland

Spioenkop

Sani Pass

Wild Coast

Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast

Cintsa

Addo Elephant Park

Baviaanskloof

Swartberg pass

Seweekspoort

Cape Coast

Cape Town

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Today we ride east through more Namibian big sky country on good tar and gravel roads towards our overnight stop at the iconic Canyon Roadhouse situated among rocky outcrops near the Fish River Canyon.

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

We offer a range of guided one-day tours from Cape Town, exploring the Cape Peninsula, Hermanus or Ceres

Cape2Kruger

Cape2Kruger

16-day ride from Cape Town through South Africa's Western and Eastern Cape provinces, the Wild Coast, North Coast and Swaziland to the Kruger National Park.

Optional extra day

Optional extra day

For those who have an extra day we'll throw in a guided tour around the Cape Peninsula for just the cost of your fuel and any reserve entry fees.

Build Your Own Trip

Build Your Own Trip

Build your own motorcycling adventure. Customise one of our existing routes or create your own. We can assist with booking, a guide and the bikes and gear.

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

12-day adventure from Windhoek through Etosha, Namibia's west coast and the Northern Cape to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

380km. Our last day of riding takes us through the Cederberg mountains towards the southern tip of Africa and the beautiful city of Cape Town. Lots of route options as we explore landscapes dramatically different to what we've experienced in Namibia

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

450km. We enter the Northern Cape in South Africa and head south through the stark Richtersveld, taking in the famous spring flowers of Namaqualand. Our overnight stop is in a beautiful old farmhouse at Papkuilsfontein.

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

170km. A shorter day as we follow the route of the Fish River towards the Orange River where we get to relax at the Provenance base camp with its excellent restaurant and spectacular view of Orange River.

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

375km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we continue south on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

350km. Today we get to explore the Namib desert as we head south through the Namib Naukluft National Park and the spectacular Kuiseb canyon before reaching the the dunes and canyon at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

180 km: A shorter day allows us time to explore the rock formations and San paintings around Spitzkoppe before we join the stark Namibian coastline passing by a number of shipwrecks before arriving at Swakopmund.

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

415 km: Today we get to explore the Damaraland region with its wild desert mountains, springs and free roaming zebra, giraffe, elephants and even Black Rhino. We overnight at the breathtaking Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 2: Etosha National Park

Day 2: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

410 km. We begin the trip heading north on good tar roads to Etosha National Park where we'll get to enjoy a stunning range of wildlife and beautiful night skies at one of the premier game reserves in Southern Africa.

Day 0: Windhoek

Day 0: Windhoek

We'll spend part of today on an optional ride exploring the area around Windhoek to help get you comfortable on the bike

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

420km. Our first day takes us north via the West Coast National Park, and up to Elands Bay before we head inland to Clanwilliam and the Cederberg mountains. We continue north to Van Rhynsdorp and then climb the escarpment along Van Rhyns pass to our overnight stop at the beautiful Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

80-145 km. Today we get to explore the area around Nieuwoudville - options include a magnificent canyon, a Quiver Tree forest and the impressive collection of motorcycles at Protea Motors. We then head south into the northern Cederberg where we overnight at Travellers Rest on the site of the famous Sevilla Rock Art trail.

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

276 km. We make our way home through the whole of the Cederberg range, stopping to explore the spectacular Stadsaal Caves. We continue south through the remote Kouebokkeveld and then down Gydo Pass into the Ceres valley. Two more passes - Michels Pass and Bainskloof Pass - await us as we ride into Wellington and on to Cape Town.

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

420 km. Today we get to explore more of the Karoo as our ride back home takes us through the Tankwa Karoo National Park and South West towards Ceres and home. A longer ride is broken up by three mountain passes that provide stunning views of the area and great riding.

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

175 km. A shorter ride today as we head east into the wide open Karoo. Our overnight stop is at Jakkalsdans Guest Farm 50km North West of Sutherland. Activities here include hiking, river fishing, bird watching and stargazing in one of the best night sky areas in South Africa.

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

210 km. We continue north through the Cederberg mountain range towards Clanwilliam and then into the Northern Cape towards Nieuwoudville and Papkuilsfontein. Our ride takes us through the spectacular Northern Cederberg where we again have a choice of routes (gentle tarmac to challenging gravel) and mountain passes. At our destination options include visiting a huge Quiver Tree Forest, the Waterfall Reserve on the road to Loeriesfontein, or the Wild Flower Reserve with the typical Dolorite "koppies" setting a beautiful background. The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is also an option to explore. In the evening you can sign up for a star gazing session at a local house in Nieuwoudtville. Our nights accommodation is in the comfortable stone cottages at Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

250 km. Our first day's ride heads North East through Wellington and Bain's Kloof pass to Ceres and then north through the remote Kouebokkeveld arriving at our first night's stop at Sanddrif. We get to enjoy two spectacular mountain passes and the beauty of the southern Cederberg.

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

429 km. Our journey through the Central Kalahari continues as we head North-East towards the Okavango panhandle. You may have to avoid a flock of ostriches as we head towards Drotsky's Cabins. You can camp meters away from hippo grunting in the water below or enjoy the beautiful cabins at the lodge.

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

0 km. Today you'll have a range of options to experience life in this San community. These include learning the ancient art of fire making by hand, and the art of gathering food and medicinal plants on a bush walk. In the evening observe the Milky Way, Saturn and its rings and more through a ten-inch telescope with local amateur astronomer Greg.

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

551 km. Welcome to those joining us for the second leg. From Windhoek we head east, crossing into Botswana where we end up at the Dqae Qare San Lodge, home of San people for over 15000 years. We spend two nights here soaking in this unique experience.

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

468 km. We have a choice of routes through to Windhoek but either way we'll definitely be passing through the canyon at Sesriem and the dunes at Sossusvlei. We end today at Windhoek where we'll say goodbye to those riding the first leg and hello to those joining us for the second leg.

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

465 km. An early start today to cover the ground needed to get to our overnight stop at the quiet Namibrand Family Hideout where we'll get to enjoy the vast expanse of Namibia's desert region and observe the southern night sky at a nearby observatory.

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we leave the tarmac and explore Namibia's good gravel roads, stopping in at Ai Ais hot springs for lunch before getting a chance to see the Fish River Canyon where we stop overnight.

Day 5: On the Orange River

Day 5: On the Orange River

0 km. Enjoy a day's guided paddling through the Richtersveld on the Orange River or rest up in the peaceful Provenance base camp.

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along South Africa's west coast and into the dry but starkly beautiful Richtersveld. After crossing the border into Namibia we begin a two-night stay on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Day 2: Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town

0km. A rest and recovery day for those who've flown in from far away before we set out on the ride north. We'll have the whole day to explore the area around Cape Town. Possibilities include touring the winelands, visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve, exploring Table Mountain, or relaxing at the V&A Waterfront.

Day 1: Cape Town

Day 1: Cape Town

We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to your accommodation. If the weather is good and the group has enough energy we'll go for a short introductory ride to check out the city.

Cape2Kalahari

Cape2Kalahari

16-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and the Kalahari in Botswana

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Kouebokkeveld - Cederberg

Cottage at Papkuilsfontein

Quiver Trees - Nieuwoudtville

Tankwa Karoo

Gamkaskloof Valley - Die Hel

Seweweekspoort

Franschhoek Pass

Ceres

Swartberg Pass

Great Karoo

Ouberg Pass - Tankwa Karoo

Barrydale - Route 62

Seweweekspoort Pass

Swartberg Pass

Bains Kloof Pass

Pakhuis Pass - Cederberg

Cape Town

Lentelus B&B - Joubert Tradouw Wine Farm

Lord Milner Hotel - Maitjiesfontein

Day 4 - Barrydale to Cape Town: 350km. Our final leg begins with a descent through the spectacular Tradouw Pass before we turn west towards Cape Town along the southern ridges. We end with a ride over one of the most spectacular routes in the country - Franschhoek pass.

Day 3 - Prince Albert to Barrydale: 297 km. Our exploration of the Swartberg mountains continues as we ride a good tar road through Meiringspoort. We turn west and head through the historic Ostrich town of Oudtshoorn before connecting with Route 62 and our overnight stop at the Joubert Tradouw wine farm,

Day 2 - Maitjiesfontein to Prince Albert: 245 km. Today we ride through four spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. These include the famous gravel road through Seweweekspoort and a tarred descent through Huisrivier Pass then the magnificent gravel Swartberg Pass before we reach our overnight stop in the town of Prince Albert.

Day 1 - Cape Town to Maitjiesfontein: 260 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres we head through the southern reaches of the Great Karoo before turning back south to the historic town of Maijtiesfontein and an overnight stay in the grand Lord Milner Hotel.

Route 62

Kruger Park

Kruger National Park

Swaziland

St Lucia

Oribi Gorge

Coffee Bay

Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Storms River Mouth

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Prince Alfred Pass

Seweweekspoort

Southern Tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

Cape Town

Bains Kloof Pass

Seweweekspoort

Swartberg

Addo Elephant Park

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Witsand - De Hoop Nature Reserve

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Cape Town

Barrydale - Route 62

Calitzdorp - Route 62

Haga Haga - Wild Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Garden Route

Storms River - Garden Route

Tsitsikamma Forest

Knysna

Swartberg Pass

Southern Tip of Africa

Hermanus

Gordon's Bay Drive

Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Penguins

Exploring Namibia on a motorcycle

Abundant Birdlife

Wildlife Encounters

Namib Desert

Deadvlei - Sesriem

Abundant Birdlife

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Erindi Game Reserve

Erindi Game Reserve

Namaqualand Flowers

Spitzkoppe

Katima Mulilo - Caprivi

West Coast Flowers

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Swakopmund

Cape Agulhas - Southern tip of Africa

Southern Namibia

Klein Aus

Cape Peninsula - Cape Town

Papkuilsfontein farm - Karoo

Sossusvlei

Van Rhyn's pass, Northern Cape

Victoria Falls

Dunes at Sossusvlei

Klein Aus

Fish River Canyon

Orange River

Northern Cape

Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

430 km. Our final day takes us along the iconic Route 62 through Calitzdorp and Barrydale and a quick tour of Tradouw Pass before we head on to Montagu, Franschhoek and finally, Cape Town

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

Day 3: Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn

275 km. Today we ride through 3 spectacular passes and 'poorts' as we explore the Swartberg mountain range. First up is Seweweekspoort and then the magnificent Swartberg Pass before we switch back and ride Meiringspoort on our way to Oudtshoorn

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

Day 2: Tankwa to Seweweekspoort

300 km. Today we head deeper into the Karoo wilderness on remote gravel roads and climb the spectacular Ouberg Pass. We turn south at Sutherland passing through Laingsberg and some incredible folded rock formations to our overnight stop at Seweweekspoort.

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

Day 1: Cape Town to Tankwa Karoo

280 km. We head north-east out of Cape Town towards Ceres via Bains Kloof Pass and Michel's Pass. After Ceres the tar roads give way to some good gravel as we ride north along the R355 to Tankwa Tented Camp - site of the annual Afrika Burn festival

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand

Our final stop of this trip at Bloubergstrand offers great views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island - and the chance to grab a good coffee before completing the short ride into Cape Town.

Bain's Kloof Pass

Bain's Kloof Pass

The iconic 27 km long Bains Kloof Pass is a national monument and links the town of Wellington to the more northern towns of Ceres and Worcester. The dramatic, northern section of the pass follows the course of the Witte River with hundreds of tight curves cut into the rock face before descending into the town Wellington with spectacular views towards Paarl and Cape Town

Michell's Pass

Michell's Pass

Michell's pass runs through the Skurweberg & Witzenberg Mountains from Tulbagh and Wolseley through to Ceres. The scenery is wild and spectacular as the good tar road winds through sweeping curves past a number of waterfalls towards Ceres.

Hex River Pass

Hex River Pass

The Hex River pass descends 340m from Touws River to the head of the Hex River Valley. Looking out from the high altitude plateau at the northern end of the pass offers spectacular views of the Matroosberg mountains and vineyards in the valley.

Montagu

Montagu

Located in the little Karoo on the famous Route 62 Montagu is known for its hot mineral springs, scenic mountains and orchards. It is also a major rock climbing venue.

Tradouw Pass

Tradouw Pass

The 16 kilometer Tradouw Pass is one of the top passes in the Western Cape. Climbing through 219 meters it passes through some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery on offer in the Langeberg.

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost tip of Africa and a good spot for a lunch stop on our way to Montagu

Hermanus

Hermanus

Hermanus is a former fishing village and one of the best spots to view the Southern Right Whale in season.

Clarence Drive

Clarence Drive

One of the most spectacular roads in South Africa, Clarence drive runs along the coast from Gordon’s Bay to Rooi-Els for around 21km and features almost 80 bends.

Atlantic Seaboard

Atlantic Seaboard

Coastal route through Cape Town, Camps Bay, Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, Scarborough, Simons Town and Boyes' Drive to Muizenberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Three-day Cape Town, Karoo and Cederberg

Explore Cape Town, the Great Karoo and the wild Cederberg mountains, including six spectacular mountain passes. 3 days, 2 nights, 855km

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

Moshi - Coffee and Kilimanjaro

There are two good reasons to visit Moshi – coffee and a chance to see Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Surrounded by vast coffee plantations on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the coffee-producing centre of the Tanzania. It’s also the base for Kilimanjaro expeditions and offers the chance of a good sighting of the famous mountain.

Rwanda

Rwanda

Our north and south routes end and begin in Kigali, located roughly in the center of the country and sprawling across hills, ridges and valleys. While there you can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial or enjoy some good East African food and music. On our way to and from Kigali we’ll ride through the scenic northern province including a pass close to the volcanic Virunga Mountains and Volcanoes National Park. You could also arrange with our tour partner Andy Harrington to visit the Wellspring Foundation for Education’s team and projects.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Our start and end point for the North and South trips, Johannesburg was founded on a gold reef and is the financial capital of South Africa. A visit to the Apartheid Museum is one of many attractions in this culturally rich city.

Magaliesberg

Magaliesberg

Located 140km north-west of Johannesburg, this ancient mountain range is our launching and arrival pad to and from Botswana. An old stone farmhouse and mountain stream on a family farm provides a tranquil base.

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Zambezi River, Chobe and Kasane

Kasane is located close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe almost meet. We'll get a chance to explore the Chobe flood plains and the Zambezi river with its abundant hippos, crocs and birdlife.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable forest, located in south-western Uganda at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, is Africa’s oldest rain forest dating back 25,000 years. It’s home to over 400 plant species and a population of mountain gorillas. During our visit you’ll have the option of visiting the gorillas, enjoying the abundant birdlife and views of the Virunga volcanoes on a forest walk, or visiting the lava-dammed Lake Bunyonyi.

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja and Lake Victoria

Jinja sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria and is a center for a wide variety of local adventures. Most prominent is an exploration of the White Nile as it flows out of Lake Victoria at the Ripon Falls. Other options include boat trips into Lake Victoria, a visit to the local brewery or the powerful Itanda Falls.

Masai Mara National Park

Masai Mara National Park

Located in the rolling grassy plains of the Great Rift Valley, Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the richest wildlife areas in Africa. Our trip’s timing gives us a chance to catch the annual wildebeest migration as well as excellent opportunities to see Africa’s big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino) as well as some of the other 95 mammal and 400 species of birds in the reserve.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes surrounded by acacia woodlands and remnants of the area’s volcanic past. The area has an abundance of flamingos, pelicans and African fish eagles and many others. The lake is also a well-used waterhole for buffalo, zebra and eland as well as a favourite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Africa's Spice Island, Zanzibar is an archipelago rich with historic Swahili and Islamic influences, magnificent white-sand beaches and rich marine life. We'll explore Stone Town and the northern beaches with options for reef snorkelling and sailing in the local dhows.

Southern Tanzania

Southern Tanzania

Our route from Lake Malawi to Zanzibar takes us through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania where we'll pass through the Valley of the Baobabs, Mikumi game reserve and the Udzungwa Mountains.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes and home to Nile crocodiles, hippos and Fish Eagles, is the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. We'll spend three days exploring the western shores, staying at travellers' favourites Mayoka Village and Mushroom Farm.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria falls on the Zambezi river, at 1708 metres wide and 108 metres high is the world's largest sheet of falling water. We'll spend two days exploring one of Africa's most iconic landmarks, with viewpoints and optional river activities on the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of the river.

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Three-day Cape Peninsula, Hermanus and Overberg

Explore the magnificent coastline from Cape Town to Hermanus and spectacular passes in the Cape Fold mountains.

Camps Bay

Road from Scarborough to Misty Cliffs

Chapman's Peak Drive

Old Cape Point Lighthouse

Simon's Town from Red Hill Road

Kalk Bay Harbour

Muizenberg from Boyes Drive

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

Day 9: Seweweekspoort to Cape Town

400km. We bring our trip to an end with a lovely ride along good tar roads through the Cape Fold Mountains through the spectacular Hex River valley and the Du Toit's Kloof Pass en route to Cape Town.

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

Day 8: Baviaanskloof to Seweweekspoort

300 km. We complete the short remaining part of the Baviaanskloof road before connecting with the famous Route 66 road through Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp. One of the day's highlights is the ride through the awesome Seweweekspoort pass.

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

Day 7: Patensie to Baviaanskloof

126 km: Patensie is our launching point for some real gravel road riding through the famous Baviaanskloof - a World Heritage Site that is one of the "hottest" of the world's biodiversity hotspots.

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

Day 6: Hogsback to Patensie

346 km. After a short tour of Hogsback we continue south-west towards the coast. We have the option of riding the beautiful Zuurberg pass near Addo towards our overnight stop at Patensie.

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

Day 5: Wild Coast to Hogsback

390 km. We leave the coast and head inland through the heart of the historic Eastern Cape (including an optional visit to Nelson Mandela's birthplace at Qunu). Our overnight stop is in the beautiful Hogsback - that may possibly have inspired Tolkien's Middle Earth.

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

Day 4: Rest day at Wild Coast

0 km. Halfway through our journey we get to explore this part of the Wild Coast. Options include canoeing up the river estuary or driving to see the famous Hole in the Wall, or exploring the beach and looking out for whales and dolphins.

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

Day 3: Underberg to Wild Coast

359 km. Today we enter the Eastern Cape and ride along winding tar and gravel roads through rural villages to the secluded Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast.

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

Day 2: Drakensberg loop to Underberg and Sani Pass

300km. We continue south past the central Drakensberg towards the southern 'berg and the town of Underberg. We have the option of exploring the famous Sani Pass towards Lesotho en route.

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

Day 1: Johannesburg to Drakensberg

360 km. Our first day ends in the foothills of the northern Drakensberg mountains. We pass the Sterkfontein dam and descend the 17 km long Oliviershoek pass and into the spectacular Royal Natal National Park.

Day 0: Johannesburg

Day 0: Johannesburg

Spend a day getting to know this lively and fun financial capital of South Africa. Spend a few hours at the excellent Apartheid Museum or explore the rejuvenated inner city.

Kruger 2 Cape

Kruger 2 Cape

16-day trip exploring the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and the coastal route to Cape Town

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

Namibia and Botswana Adventure: 22 May - 13 June

20-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and Botswana, ending in Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

Day 20: Magaliesberg to Johannesburg

130km: A short ride into Johannesburg on mostly tar roads. Depending on timing we have the option of visiting the world famous Apartheid museum in the afternoon.

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

Day 19: Kang to Magaliesberg

650km: An early start today to reach a beautiful farm in the Magaliesberg mountains in South Africa. Good tar roads ending with a gravel mountain pass.

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

Day 18: Dqae Qare to Kang

256km: We have the option of a morning bush walk with a local San guide before departing for our overnight stop at Kang.

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 17: Okavango to Dqae Qare San Lodge

268km: Today we head south-east along good tar roads to Dqae Qare game farm and San community in the Kalahari, home of the San people for over 15000 years and one of the best star-gazing locations we've been to.

Day 16: Okavango Delta

Day 16: Okavango Delta

0km: A rest day today with the option of a day-long game viewing trip into Moremi game reserve or a Mokoro boat ride into the Okavango delta.

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

Day 15: Okavango River to Maun

370km: After breakfast and an optional river trip for birdwatching or fishing we hit the good tar roads south to Maun at the Okavango Delta.

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

Day 14: Rundu to Okavango River

260km: Today we head east through the Caprivi Strip and then south into Botswana to our overnight campsite at Drotsky's Cabins on the bank of the Okavango River.

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

Day 13: Etosha to Rundu

610km: An early start today to get to our overnight stop at Rundu on the banks of the Okavango River. We stop for lunch at Grootfontein to view the 80-ton Hoba meteorite.

Day 12: Etosha National Park

Day 12: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

Day 11: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park

335km: Our journey to the north of Nambia continues on more good gravel roads. We end the day at Eldorado Game farm just south of Etosha National Park.

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

Day 10: Spitzkoppe

okm: Today is another full rest day where we get to explore the massive rock formations, monoliths and bushmen paintings at Spitzkoppe.

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

Day 9: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

180km: Our next leg is a short ride past a number of old shipwrecks along the Diamond Coast up to Henties bay, before we turn inland to the Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

Day 8: Sesriem to Swakopmund

344km: We continue north and west along the gravel roads via the Kuiseb Canyon, through the Namib desert and Walvis Bay onto Swakopmund for the night

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 7: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

Day 6: Aus to Sesriem

375km. We ride north along the edges of the Namibia Naukluft Park through vast Namibian landscapes. Our destination is the canyon and dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 5: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

Day 4: Fish River to Aus

260km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we head north and west on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we explore Namibia's good gravel roads and stunning desert landscapes as we track north along the Orange and Fish Rivers. We take in the Fish River Canyon before the short final ride to the iconic Canyon Roadhouse where we stop for the night.

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 2: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along good gravel roads through the Northern Cape towards Springbok. After crossing the border into Namibia we stop for the night on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Johannesburg

Magaliesberg mountains

Blyde River Canyon

Kruger National Park

Malolotja to Hazyview

Malolotja National Park, Swaziland

Spioenkop

Sani Pass

Wild Coast

Swell Eco Lodge on the Wild Coast

Cintsa

Addo Elephant Park

Baviaanskloof

Swartberg pass

Seweekspoort

Cape Coast

Cape Town

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Day 9: Aus to Fish River Canyon

Today we ride east through more Namibian big sky country on good tar and gravel roads towards our overnight stop at the iconic Canyon Roadhouse situated among rocky outcrops near the Fish River Canyon.

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

Day 8: Kolmanskop and Luderitz

200 km: An optional out and back ride through the Namib-Naukluft National Park stopping at the ghost town of Kolmannskop and the historical German town of Luderitz.

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

One-day Cape Peninsula Tours

We offer a range of guided one-day tours from Cape Town, exploring the Cape Peninsula, Hermanus or Ceres

Cape2Kruger

Cape2Kruger

16-day ride from Cape Town through South Africa's Western and Eastern Cape provinces, the Wild Coast, North Coast and Swaziland to the Kruger National Park.

Optional extra day

Optional extra day

For those who have an extra day we'll throw in a guided tour around the Cape Peninsula for just the cost of your fuel and any reserve entry fees.

Build Your Own Trip

Build Your Own Trip

Build your own motorcycling adventure. Customise one of our existing routes or create your own. We can assist with booking, a guide and the bikes and gear.

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

Namibian Desert and Dunes Adventure

12-day adventure from Windhoek through Etosha, Namibia's west coast and the Northern Cape to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

Day 12: Papkuilsfontein to Cape Town

380km. Our last day of riding takes us through the Cederberg mountains towards the southern tip of Africa and the beautiful city of Cape Town. Lots of route options as we explore landscapes dramatically different to what we've experienced in Namibia

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

Day 11: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein

450km. We enter the Northern Cape in South Africa and head south through the stark Richtersveld, taking in the famous spring flowers of Namaqualand. Our overnight stop is in a beautiful old farmhouse at Papkuilsfontein.

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

Day 10: Fish River Canyon to Orange River

170km. A shorter day as we follow the route of the Fish River towards the Orange River where we get to relax at the Provenance base camp with its excellent restaurant and spectacular view of Orange River.

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

Day 7: Sesriem to Aus

375km. Today we get to see the vast Namibian landscapes as we continue south on a mixture of good gravel and tar roads towards Aus.

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 6: Sesriem and Sossusvlei

0km. We spend the day at Sossusvlei exploring the highest dunes in the world, the famous Deadvlei and the spectacular canyon at Sesriem.

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

Day 5: Swakopmund to Sesriem

350km. Today we get to explore the Namib desert as we head south through the Namib Naukluft National Park and the spectacular Kuiseb canyon before reaching the the dunes and canyon at Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

Day 4: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund

180 km: A shorter day allows us time to explore the rock formations and San paintings around Spitzkoppe before we join the stark Namibian coastline passing by a number of shipwrecks before arriving at Swakopmund.

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

Day 3: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

415 km: Today we get to explore the Damaraland region with its wild desert mountains, springs and free roaming zebra, giraffe, elephants and even Black Rhino. We overnight at the breathtaking Spitzkoppe rock formations.

Day 2: Etosha National Park

Day 2: Etosha National Park

0 km. Etosha is one of our favourite game parks and offers excellent game viewing on our full day guided game drive in a 4x4 vehicle. The many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

Day 1: Windhoek to Etosha

410 km. We begin the trip heading north on good tar roads to Etosha National Park where we'll get to enjoy a stunning range of wildlife and beautiful night skies at one of the premier game reserves in Southern Africa.

Day 0: Windhoek

Day 0: Windhoek

We'll spend part of today on an optional ride exploring the area around Windhoek to help get you comfortable on the bike

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

Day 1: Cape Town, West Coast and Nieuwoudville

420km. Our first day takes us north via the West Coast National Park, and up to Elands Bay before we head inland to Clanwilliam and the Cederberg mountains. We continue north to Van Rhynsdorp and then climb the escarpment along Van Rhyns pass to our overnight stop at the beautiful Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville and the northern Cederberg

80-145 km. Today we get to explore the area around Nieuwoudville - options include a magnificent canyon, a Quiver Tree forest and the impressive collection of motorcycles at Protea Motors. We then head south into the northern Cederberg where we overnight at Travellers Rest on the site of the famous Sevilla Rock Art trail.

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

Day 3: Cederberg, Ceres, Bainskloof and Cape Town

276 km. We make our way home through the whole of the Cederberg range, stopping to explore the spectacular Stadsaal Caves. We continue south through the remote Kouebokkeveld and then down Gydo Pass into the Ceres valley. Two more passes - Michels Pass and Bainskloof Pass - await us as we ride into Wellington and on to Cape Town.

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

Day 4: Jakkalsdans to Cape Town

420 km. Today we get to explore more of the Karoo as our ride back home takes us through the Tankwa Karoo National Park and South West towards Ceres and home. A longer ride is broken up by three mountain passes that provide stunning views of the area and great riding.

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

Day 3: Papkuilsfontein to Jakkalsdans Guest Farm

175 km. A shorter ride today as we head east into the wide open Karoo. Our overnight stop is at Jakkalsdans Guest Farm 50km North West of Sutherland. Activities here include hiking, river fishing, bird watching and stargazing in one of the best night sky areas in South Africa.

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

Day 2: Sanddrif to Papkuilsfontein

210 km. We continue north through the Cederberg mountain range towards Clanwilliam and then into the Northern Cape towards Nieuwoudville and Papkuilsfontein. Our ride takes us through the spectacular Northern Cederberg where we again have a choice of routes (gentle tarmac to challenging gravel) and mountain passes. At our destination options include visiting a huge Quiver Tree Forest, the Waterfall Reserve on the road to Loeriesfontein, or the Wild Flower Reserve with the typical Dolorite "koppies" setting a beautiful background. The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is also an option to explore. In the evening you can sign up for a star gazing session at a local house in Nieuwoudtville. Our nights accommodation is in the comfortable stone cottages at Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm.

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

Day 1: Cape Town to Sanddrif

250 km. Our first day's ride heads North East through Wellington and Bain's Kloof pass to Ceres and then north through the remote Kouebokkeveld arriving at our first night's stop at Sanddrif. We get to enjoy two spectacular mountain passes and the beauty of the southern Cederberg.

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

Day 11: Dqae Qare San Lodge to Okavango River

429 km. Our journey through the Central Kalahari continues as we head North-East towards the Okavango panhandle. You may have to avoid a flock of ostriches as we head towards Drotsky's Cabins. You can camp meters away from hippo grunting in the water below or enjoy the beautiful cabins at the lodge.

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 1O: Dqae Qare San Lodge

0 km. Today you'll have a range of options to experience life in this San community. These include learning the ancient art of fire making by hand, and the art of gathering food and medicinal plants on a bush walk. In the evening observe the Milky Way, Saturn and its rings and more through a ten-inch telescope with local amateur astronomer Greg.

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Day 9: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

551 km. Welcome to those joining us for the second leg. From Windhoek we head east, crossing into Botswana where we end up at the Dqae Qare San Lodge, home of San people for over 15000 years. We spend two nights here soaking in this unique experience.

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

Day 8: Namibrand to Windhoek

468 km. We have a choice of routes through to Windhoek but either way we'll definitely be passing through the canyon at Sesriem and the dunes at Sossusvlei. We end today at Windhoek where we'll say goodbye to those riding the first leg and hello to those joining us for the second leg.

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

Day 7: Namibrand and Sesriem

465 km. An early start today to cover the ground needed to get to our overnight stop at the quiet Namibrand Family Hideout where we'll get to enjoy the vast expanse of Namibia's desert region and observe the southern night sky at a nearby observatory.

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

Day 6: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

167 km. Today we leave the tarmac and explore Namibia's good gravel roads, stopping in at Ai Ais hot springs for lunch before getting a chance to see the Fish River Canyon where we stop overnight.

Day 5: On the Orange River

Day 5: On the Orange River

0 km. Enjoy a day's guided paddling through the Richtersveld on the Orange River or rest up in the peaceful Provenance base camp.

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

Day 4: Nieuwoudville to the Orange River

434km. We continue north along South Africa's west coast and into the dry but starkly beautiful Richtersveld. After crossing the border into Namibia we begin a two-night stay on the banks of the Orange River at the peaceful Provenance camp which overlooks the river and has an excellent restaurant.

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

Day 3: Cape Town to Nieuwoudville

353 km. We make our way north through the heartland of South Africa's famous Rooibos (Redbush) tea growing area and through the Cederberg mountain range. Two spectacular mountain passes take us up the escarpment to higher ground before we stop for the night at Papkuilsfontein farm in Nieuwoudville.

Day 2: Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town

0km. A rest and recovery day for those who've flown in from far away before we set out on the ride north. We'll have the whole day to explore the area around Cape Town. Possibilities include touring the winelands, visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve, exploring Table Mountain, or relaxing at the V&A Waterfront.

Day 1: Cape Town

Day 1: Cape Town

We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to your accommodation. If the weather is good and the group has enough energy we'll go for a short introductory ride to check out the city.

Cape2Kalahari

Cape2Kalahari

16-day trip from Cape Town through the Northern Cape, Namibia and the Kalahari in Botswana

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