RIDE DOWN SOUTH
Ride Away in Africa
Guided motorcycle adventures in Africa for individuals and groups
Covid 19 Update: South Africa has re-opened its borders to ALL visitors for international travel. Visitors are able to enter South Africa with a negative Covid test not older than 72 hours before the date of travel. More information here.
Where do you want to ride?
Explore our favourite routes or let us help you create your own
14-30 day rides exploring South Africa's west coast, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Malawi
& custom routes
5-24 day rides exploring South Africa's south & east coasts and the Kruger National Park
& custom routes
Cape Town & the Western Cape
3-5 day rides exploring the Cape Coast, Winelands and Fold Mountains
& custom routes
2021 Tour Schedule
We are happy to organise custom rides - any time, anywhere - for individuals and groups. Here are the tours that are taking shape for 2021.
Book your 2021 Ride Now
The Covid 19 pandemic has forced us to postpone most of our 2020 tours. Here are 3 ways we're making it easier to enjoy an African motorcycle adventure in 2021.
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
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 105000 km (65000 miles) 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.
Done for You
We take care of all trip bookings so you get to enjoy a hassle-free adventure
Our guides have years of experience and intimate local knowledge.
55+ 5-Star Ratings
Our guests have given us over 55 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor and AirBnB
If you're looking for
REAL sense of achievement
you'll love a trip with us
Ride one of our fleet of classic Honda Africa Twin 750 motorcycles on a route designed around the places you want to experience, in the time you have available.
Whether you're riding easy on Cape Town's Chapmans' Peak Drive or kicking up clouds of dust on Namibian gravel roads under vast African skies; you'll have an unforgettable adventure riding a motorcycle in Africa.
Our bikes are comfortable and fun to ride, supremely reliable and more than capable of anything Africa can throw our way.
We'll listen to your needs and create a customised tour for you. We've been riding these roads in our backyard for years - we've discovered some amazing places and secret spots and can't wait to share them with you.