Ride Down South

Epic African Motorcycle

for individuals and groups

Where do you want to ride?

Explore our favourite routes or let us help you create your own

Southern Africa

14-30 day rides exploring South Africa's west coast, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Malawi

Okavango Delta
Victoria Falls
Lake Malawi
& custom routes

South Africa

5-24 day rides exploring South Africa's south & east coasts and the Kruger National Park

Kruger Park
Wild Coast
Garden Route
& custom routes

Cape Town & the Western Cape

3-5 day rides exploring the Cape Coast, Winelands and Fold Mountains

Cape Coast
& custom routes

Book Your Adventure with Confidence

Your Deposit Guaranteed

Ride Down South is bonded with SATSA. This means your trip deposit is guaranteed in the event of business liquidation

Qualified Guides

Our guides our trained, qualified and registered in terms of the applicable laws in South Africa

60+ 5-Star Ratings

Our guests have given us over 60 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and AirBnB

What People Are Saying

When I booked this motorcycle trip I wanted the trip of a lifetime...

I got it and then some. Wow. What an experience! Andrew and Greg aren't just great guides, they're also just really great people -- a joy to ride with and also a joy to hang out with. They ran my 22 day tour without a hitch and made sure we stopped at all the best secret spots. And the bikes we rode for absolutely perfect for the trip. Africa Twin! I'm a fan for life.  

WILL ELLIOT  //  San Francisco

We had considered navigating the trip ourselves...

... but we would have missed out on so many personal insights, hidden gems and juicy tit-bits of local folklore. An unforgettable four days of biking through breathtakingly beautiful scenery and daily excursions which left us wishing that we’d booked double the time.  Read more ...

LAURA IDENSOHN  //  Saudi Arabia

If you're after adventure, mateship and a real sense of achievement ...

... I'd highly recommend a trip with Ride Down South. As a long time tour organiser and operator, this was actually the first time I’ve ever gone on a tour as a customer and you far exceeded my expectations. It wasn’t just the riding or the bikes, it was the whole package, the choices of accommodation, the great meals but above all the enthusiasm and willingness to go that extra mile (or 100 km) that shone through in you and your team.

OWEN HOLCOMBE  //  Cambodia

I can't imagine going with anyone else on a trip like we did...

Thank you Andrew for an amazing experience. You listened to our needs and crafted a tour to suit our group of 4 west coast Canadians and 1 American. You gave great leadership and service all the way. Ending the tour in Victoria Falls was a perfect finale to an amazing trip, on which, we saw and experienced so much.  Read more ...

BRIAN HENRY  //  Victoria, British Columbia

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Owen Holcombe
Owen Holcombe
Helen Powell
Helen Powell
My husband and I took a one day trip around the Cape Peninsula on a classic Honda Africa Twin. It was an incredible day, with plenty of stops at amazing view points including the Cape of Good Hope. Andrew was a great guide - he helped us find whales in the bay near Simon's Town, told us loads of interesting info about the area and was generally good fun to hang out with. The bike was spot on and we enjoyed it so much, my husband is considering buying one. We'd love to return sometime and take one of the longer trips!
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David Chaplin
David Chaplin
We just recently did a 3 day tour organised and led by Andrew and had greatest time. Andrew's knowledge of the region, the places, the geography and the roads made for such an enjoyable trip. I highly recommend a tour with Andrew to everyone and we hope to get back to SA in the not too distant future to do another trip with him!
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Sebastian Schneider
Sebastian Schneider
We did two one-day tours with Andrew and it was amazing to say the least! He has a lot of local knowledge so we got to know a lot about Cape Town and South Africa. On our first day-trip to Cape Point (~180km) we also drove through Cape Town and around Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Our second tour was around False Bay to Hermanus and back via Theewaterskloof through the mountains (~360km). Both tours I can highly recommend! To get the ultimate experience follow his recommendations! If you're vising Cape Town and like Motorbiking, a tour with Ride Down South is a must for you!
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Our Latest Adventures

650km today from Lilongwe to Lusaka along the Great East Road. Not bad for a days ride with a border crossing

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Riding the Great East Road from Malawi


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Took a shortcut down a dirt track to the Uganda border. Things got interesting ...

Beautiful ride through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest today ...

The Great East Road in Zambia from Lusaka to Chipata is long, 550km, but one of the most interesting and fun roads to ride in Southern Africa ...

1000km ride today from Vic Falls to Chipata in Zambia ...

These two seem well matched. Lots of tasty locusts in the radiator grill

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Your Tour Guide

All our rides are led by our lead guide and company owner Andrew Vaughan. Andrew is a qualified adventure tour guide licensed in South Africa and has about 200000 km of motorcycle guiding experience over the last 12 years. Andrew is a qualified mechanical and materials engineer and has been riding adventure motorcycles since 2007 when he and friend rebuilt two Kawasaki KLR650's and then rode them from Vancouver to Cape Town via Siberia, the Middle East and Africa.

Contact Us

Andrew is the lead guide and owner at Ride Down South. You can reach him by phone, Whatsapp, email or Skype

Email: andrew@ridedownsouth.com

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    Ride Down South
    Contact Andrew: +27-79-697-7110

    Registered in South Africa. No.: 2015/293371/07
    SATSA Membership No.: 2313
    Registered Office: 27 7th Avenue, Maitland, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

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