Ride Down South

Epic African Motorcycle

for individuals and groups

Experience the Best of Africa on our Guided Motorcycle Tours

What We Offer:

  • Great Locations
    Best routes from 8 years of touring Namibia
  • Flexibility
    Flexible, custom rides for individuals and groups
  • Reliable Motorcycles Built for Africa
    Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 and Transalp 750 bikes
  • Comfortable Lodges
    3 & 4-star lodge accommodation
  • Backup and Support
    Support vehicle with mechanic, luggage space and spare bike
  • Experienced, Local Guides

Our Routes

Discover Africa's vast landscapes, stunning rock formations, starry southern night skies, towering dunes, great lakes, unique wildlife, food and history on our guided motorcycle tours. Choose one of our favourite routes or create your custom ride. 

9 or 13-day Namibia Grand Tour

Explore Namibia from Windhoek, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Kolmanskop, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Spitzkoppe, Twyfelfontein and a private game reserve.

13-day Cape Town to Namibia

Ride from Cape Town to Windhoek via the Cape Fold Mountains, Great Karoo & the best of Namibia. Experience the Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, a private game reserve. and more!

21-day Cape Town, Namibia, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls

Ride from Cape Town to Victoria Falls via South Africa's West Coast, Namibia & the Okavango Delta. Experience the best of Namibia and two Unesco World Heritage Sites

13 Day Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Lake Malawi

Explore Namibia from Windhoek, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein and more

13-day Cape Town to Kruger Park

Join us as we explore South Africa's breathtaking Cape coast and fold mountains, the Garden Route, Wild Coast, Drakensberg mountains, historic battlefields, and abundant wildlife on this 13-day motorcycle adventure

21-day Great Lakes and Rift Valley Ride

Explore East Africa on this route from Lake Malawi to Rwanda via northern Malawi, Ngorogoro Crater, Kilimanjaro, Lake Naivasha, Lake Victoria, Kibale, the Ruwenzori and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

10-day Western Cape Ride

Explore Namibia from Windhoek, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein and more

Short Tours from Cape Town

Custom Africa Rides

Tell us where you'd like to go and we'll work out a route for you

Get in Touch and Let's Create Your Dream African Ride!

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.

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.

BRIAN HENRY  //  Victoria, British Columbia

About Ride Down South

Ride Down South is a registered adventure motorcycle tour company based in Cape Town, South Africa. We've been riding our favourite routes in Africa since 2007 and love showing our guests the wonders of our big backyard. Our fleet of Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 and Transalp 750 motorcycles are fun to ride and capable of anything African roads have in store for us. 

Ride Down South is bonded with the SATSA (South African Tourism Services Association) and insured with SATIB (Safari and Tourism Insurance Brokers) in South Africa.

Meet Our Guides

Michael Durham

lead guide

"My experience of riding in Southern Africa has led me on this path of doing what I love and what motivates me every day - the pleasure of sharing our beautiful region with our guests in the best way possible - on two wheels."

Andrew Vaughan

owner and guide

Andrew Vaughan is the owner, lead guide, chief mechanic, email answerer and new route explorer at Ride Down South. His biggest motorcycling adventure was a 30 000km ride from Vancouver, Canada to Cape Town via Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa on a Kawasaki KLR 650 in 2007.  Now he gets to tour Africa on Honda Africa Twins - a much better ride!

Our Latest Adventures

Our Motorcycles

Our fully owned and lovingly cared-for fleet of Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 and Transalp 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

Book Your Motorcycle 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 are trained, qualified and registered in terms of the applicable laws in South Africa

95 5-Star Ratings

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

Contact us

Get in touch and let's create your dream ride!

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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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