Panorama Route & Kruger Park
7 days, 1550km
Explore the Lowveld vistas, rivers, wildlife and spectacular mountain passes on this on this epic 7-day motorcycle adventure
Johannesburg – Long Tom Pass – Panorama Route – Kruger Park – Schoemanskloof – Barberton – Magaliesberg Mountains
Total Distance: 1050 km
Average distance: 260 km per day
Riding Time per day: 4-6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy
(good tar roads with some optional good gravel roads)
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Route Details and Itinerary
Day 1: Johannesburg to Magaliesberg Mountains
140km: We begin our tour with a short ride to a farm in the heart of the Magaliesberg mountains - with an optional detour over the challenging Breedt's Nek pass
Day 2: Magaliesberg to Magoebaskloof
420km: Today we head north east to Limpopo province and the beautiful Magoebaskloof, also known as 'the land of the silver mist'.
Day 3: Magoebaskloof to Hazyview
260km: We begin our day with a ride down the spectacular Magoebaskloof pass. We then get to ride the famous Panorama route - from Blyde River Canyon to Pilgrims Rest, Robbers Pass, God's Window and then down the escarpment to our base at Hazyview.
Day 4: Game drive at Kruger Park
0km: Today we leave the bikes at our base in Hazyview and enjoy a guided game drive in the Kruger Park.
Day 5: Hazyview to Schoemanskloof
225km: Today we get to ride some beautiful forested roads and mountain passes - including the famous Long Tom Pass - through rural villages as we make our way to our overnight stop at Schoemanskloof.
Day 6: Exploring the lowveld
280km: Today is another chance to explore the spectacular passes as we ride to the Eswatini border and back to our base via the historical mining towns of Barberton and Kaapsehoop.
Day 7: Schoemanskloof to Johannesburg
295km: We end our tour with a relaxed day's ride as we head back to Johannesburg with an optional stop on the way to view a Boer War memorial in Belfast.
Main rider: ZAR 28500
Pillion: ZAR 6600
1) Prices in South African Rand. Click here to convert to your currency.
2) Prices are for minimum of four riders for the full tour. Please contact us for rates for smaller groups.
Included in the price:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Excess luggage storage
Activities – e.g. game drives
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Lunches, drinks and dinners
Reserve and sightseeing entry fees
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)
Accommodation includes comfortable 3-star lodges (usually twin rooms) and some campsites equipped with hot water and electricity. For those who prefer lodge accommodation or single rooms we will happily upgrade these for you. Contact us for details.
Ride one of our Honda Africa Twin XRV 750 or Suzuki V-Strom 650 motorcycles.
The Honda Africa Twin 750 is an excellent all-round motorcycle that can handle anything that Africa presents us. Strong, reliable and fun to ride, our bikes are fully owned and expertly maintained. Read more about our fleet here
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
Medical & Emergency
In the event of a medical emergency our tours are supported by:
1. A level 3 first aider on tour
2. An on-call doctor provided by SATIB
3. SPOT satellite emergency evacuation
4. If required we can arrange to have a medic on tour
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.
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 tour without a hitch and made sure we stopped at all the best secret spots. When I booked this motorcycle trip I wanted the trip of a lifetime. I got it and then some. Wow. What an experience!
Will Elliot // San Francisco
A motorbike tour in Southern Africa wasn't on my list of priorities...
... but when invited by a friend to join him on a Cape to Kalahari tour I decided to give it a go. It turned out to be a very memorable experience, which has left me with the burning desire to see more of Africa. If you want adventure, mateship and a real sense of achievement; just do it! The bikes are classics, strong, and well maintained. The food is sensational, whether it be at restaurants or by the campfire. Andrew is the perfect tour leader, cool, calm and very knowledgeable about the country and things in general. Thanks Andrew, Drew and the team, looking forward to doing it again..
Owen Holcombe // Cambodia
Done for You
We take care of all trip bookings so you get to enjoy a hassle-free adventure
Our qualified 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
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the price of your own ride when you bring a group of 3 or more other riders