RIDE DOWN SOUTH

Ride Away in Africa

Guided motorcycle adventures in Africa for individuals and groups

Covid 19 Update (November 15): 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

Southern Africa

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

Okavango Delta
Victoria Falls
Namibia
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

Cederberg
Swartberg
Cape Coast
& 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.

  • April 2021: Cape Town to Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls (north ride). More info here
  • June 2021: Victoria Falls, Okavango, Namibia and Cape Town (south ride). More info here
  • August 2021: Cape Town to Kruger Park via the Wild Coast. More info here
  • September 2021: Johannesburg to Zanzibar via Victoria Falls and Lake Malawi. More info here

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.

  • No price increases for 2021
  • Our tours are priced in South African Rand. That means up to 20% saving on our weak currency
  • Flexible dates, and 100% deposit refund up to 30 days before your ride

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

Experienced Guides

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
adventure,
mateship
 

and a
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.

Ride Down South
Contact Andrew: +27-79-697-7110
andrew@ridedownsouth.com

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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