Ride Down South

Epic African Motorcycle

for individuals and groups

Explore Our Most Popular Rides


13 days, 3300km, tar & gravel
Cape Town, Great Karoo & Best of Namibia

Victoria Falls

19 days, 4600km, tar & gravel
Cape Town, Namibia, Okavango, Vic Falls


25 days, 6500km, tar & gravel
Cape Town, Namibia, Okavango, Vic Falls & Lake Malawi

Cape to Kruger

18 days, 3900km, 90% tar
Best of South Africa Ride

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Custom Africa Rides

Up to 24 days where you want to go

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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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Our Latest Adventures

Beautiful clear skies at the end of the rainy season in Namibia. I'm riding the trusty XRV750 with a pack of 5 CRF1000s close behind. They'd outrun me easily if they knew the route 😄


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Heading out from Spitzkoppe on our way to Windhoek and the end of the first leg of our Cape Town, Namibia, Okavango, Victoria Falls and Lake Malawi ride


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Riding out through the forest at Zomba on our way to Cape Maclear. Day 25 of our adventure from Cape Town to Malawi ...

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.

Our Motorcycles

Our fully owned and lovingly cared-for fleet of Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 and XRV 750 motorcycles are built to handle the African roads we ride with ease

The Honda Africa Twins were everything a person could need to travel the rugged terrain.  I own a BMW F800gs, and was still blown away by the maneuverability of the AT and it’s ability to tackle a variety of conditions.  Andrew’s knowledge of the mechanical aspect of the bike and riding expertise provided a completely worry free traveling experience."

Ryan - Kelowna, Canada

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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