Victoria Falls to Cape Town Motorcycle Tour

Ride Vic Falls to Cape Town via Etosha and Namibia’s Desert Landscapes

Vic Falls – Katima Mulilo – Caprivi – Etosha National Park – Brandberg – Skeleton Coast – Swakopmund – Sossusvlei – Aus and Kolmanskop – Fish River Canyon – Orange River – Papkuilsfontein – Cape Town

Provisional dates: 15 August to 4 September 2019
Flexible duration: 19 days
4-6 places
Rider: R74000 (approx: $5150)
Support car passenger: R35000 ($2450)

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Route Highlights

Victoria Falls

Katima Mulilo - Caprivi

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Brandberg

Skeleton Coast

Entering the tropics - Namibia

Dunes at Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Klein Aus

Klein Aus

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Southern Namibia

Fish River Canyon

Orange River

Northern Cape

West Coast Flowers

Papkuilsfontein farm - Karoo

Van Rhyn's pass, Northern Cape

Cape Peninsula - Cape Town

Cape Town

“I didn’t know what to expect having never been to Africa or done a bike tour before, but would now say without a doubt, if you are competent on a bike and have the desire to see Africa, this is a “must do experience”!!! The wildlife was amazing, the food was great, accommodation / camp sites were first-rate and I was pleasantly surprised with the standard of the roads” Geoff Boyle

Trip Details:

Experience some of Southern Africa’s most iconic spots: Victoria Falls, incredible game viewing at Etosha, the wide open desert landscapes of Namibia and the Skeleton Coast, the majestic Richtersveld and Cape Town on this epic motorcycle tour.

Total Distance: 3800km
Average distance: 240km per riding day (18 day route)
Riding Time per day: 5-6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate (some gravel roads)
Off-Road Surface: 30% Gravel
On-Road Surface: 70% Tar

Route Map

Accommodation

Accommodation includes comfortable 3 and 4 star lodges (usually twin rooms) and campsites equipped with hot water and electricity.

Cost details

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

Included:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
Support vehicle with spare bike and trailer
Airport transfers
Accommodation
Breakfast and some dinners
Camping equipment
Tour guide
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Unlimited Mileage
Excess luggage storage

Excluded:
Flights
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Fuel
Lunches, drinks and some dinners (details on request)
Reserve and sightseeing entry fees
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)

Itinerary

(Provisional – based on a 20-day route)

Day 0: Arrive in Livingstone, settle in and enjoy the Zambezi river and surroundings.

Day 1: Today we explore the falls, getting a full sense of this natural wonder of the world by foot on both the Zambia and Zimbabwe sides. You can also take a helicopter ride for an unforgettable aerial view

Day 2: Livingstone to Katima Mulilo. Today we cross into Namibia and spend a night on the banks of the Zambezi river – home of hippos and some wonderful birdlife.

Day 3: Katima Mulilo to Divundu. Today we ride through the famous Caprivi strip keeping a lookout for elephants and other game. We stay overnight on the banks of the Okavango river

Day 4: Divundu to Rundu. We get to spend another night on the Okavango river as we make our way east to Etosha.

Day 5: Rundu to Grootfontein. We make our way south stopping in at the 80-ton Hoba meteorite.

Day 6: Grootfontein to Etosha National Park – we arrive at the southern gates of Etosha in time for an evening game drive in this famous game reserve

Day 7: A rest day today with the option of a morning or full-day game drive around Etosha

Day 8: Etosha to Brandberg. We head south through Namibia’s Damaraland to Brandberg – site of ancient Damara rock engravings and paintings

Day 9: Brandberg to the Skeleton Coast (165km). A short ride to the Namibia coast just south of the Skeleton coast park. We stay overnight at Cape Cross lodge.

Day 10: Cape Cross to Swakopmund. We get the chance to explore this stretch of the Skeleton coast, visiting a few of the many shipwrecks in the region.

Day 11: Swakopmund to Sossusvlei. Today we cross the incredible desert landscapes of the Namib desert and head south to the dunes at Sossusvlei

Day 12: Rest day exploring the world famous dunes at Sossusvlei.

Day 13 and 14: Sossusvlei to Aus. We head south to Aus for two nights and a rest day exploring the ghost town at Kolmanskop.

Day 15: Aus to Fish River Canyon. We continue south to enjoy views of the spectacular Fish River Canyon.

Day 16: Fish River to Orange River. Today we ride along the canyon to the banks of the Orange River in the remote Richtersveld.

Day 17: Orange River to Springbok. A short ride today through the beautiful Richtersveld and into South Africa

Day 18: Springbok to Papkuilsfontein. We head south through the northern Cape to one of our favourite farms in the Karoo

Day 19: Papkuilsfontein to Cederberg. We ride through some wonderfully remote gravel roads into the wild Cederberg mountains – a great place to spend our last night on the tour.

Day 20: Cederberg to Cape Town. We get to enjoy four mountain passes as we ride through the Cape fold mountains into Cape Town.

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

 
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