Epic African Motorcycle Tours

Ride Down South

Ride Down South

Africa 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 Africa Motorcycle Routes

Namibia Tours

Epic motorcycle rides in Namibia starting in Cape Town and Windhoek. Experience the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Spitzkoppe, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein and a private game reserve.

South Africa Tours

Experience some of the best motorcycle riding in Africa as we explore South Africa's breathtaking Cape coast and fold mountains, the Garden Route, Wild Coast, Drakensberg mountains, historic battlefields, and abundant wildlife.

Namibia, Okavango Delta and 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.

Zimbabwe, Malawi & East Africa

Explore some of the lesser known routes in Africa and experience places like the Matopos, Great Zimbabwe, Chimanimani, Lake Malawi and the Great Rift Valley, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda

Reviews

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

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

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!

Contact us

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

or fill out this contact form.

Namibia Tour Gallery


Experience the Best of Africa on our Guided Motorcycle Adventures

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

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

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

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 Reviews

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

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

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!

Contact us

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

or fill out this contact form.

Africa Tour Gallery


Ride Down South
Registered in South Africa. No.: 2015/293371/07
SATSA Membership No.: 2313
Registered Office: 6A Chaucer Road, Claremont, Cape Town,
7708, South Africa

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