Cape Town, Namibia, Okavango & Victoria Falls 
Motorcycle Tour

14,19 or 24 days 

from $US3780

Join the Ride Down South crew on the tour of a lifetime from Cape Town to or from Victoria Falls with hop on/off points at Windhoek or the Okavango Delta

Cape Town to/from Windhoek
14 days, 2350 km, $3780
Tar and Gravel Roads
Cape Town – Karoo – Orange River – Fish River Canyon – Aus – Kolmanskop Ghost Town – Sossusvlei and Sesriem – Swakopmund – Spitzkoppe – Erindi Game Reserve – Windhoek

Windhoek to/from Vic Falls
10 days, 1800 km, $2700
Tar and Gravel Roads
Windhoek - Dqae Qare Kalahari San Lodge – Okavango Delta - Caprivi Strip, Katima Mulilo, Vic Falls

Cape Town to/from Okavango Delta
19 days, 3350 km, $5130
Add: Dqae Qare Kalahari San Lodge – Okavango Delta

Cape Town to/from Victoria Falls
24 days, 4380 km, $5850
Add: Okavango River, Caprivi Strip, Katima Mulilo, Vic Falls

Includes: Bike rental + fuel; accommodation in 3-star lodges; breakfasts; cross border fees; tour guide; airport transfers.
Contact us for more details or rates for smaller groups.

Route Details and Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town to Papkuilsfontein

Ride from Cape Town through 5 mountain passes into the Cederberg Mountains and Karoo and an overnight stay at Papkuilsfontein Farm

Day 2: Papkuilsfontein to Orange River

Today we ride through the northern Cape and Richtersveld to Springbok. We cross into Namibia and spend the first of two nights on the banks of the Orange River.

Day 3: Orange River

Rest day at the Orange River. We get the chance to soak in the beauty of the Richtersveld on the banks of the Orange River. There’s also the chance to go on a 3-4 hour guided canoe trip. 

Day 4: Orange River to Fish River Canyon

180km. We ride along the banks of the Orange River and on to the Fish River Canyon along some beautiful gravel roads.

Day 5: Fish River Canyon to Aus

270km. Our route takes us north and west through Namibian big-sky country on good gravel roads to Aus. We stay overnight in a remote cabin at Klein Aus Vista

Day 6: Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Today we visit the fascinating Kolmanskop diamond mining town. On the way back we visit the coastal town of Luderitz and see the local wild horses.

Day 7: Aus to Sossusvlei

375km. Today we tackle the gravel roads as they cross the incredible desert landscapes of the Namib desert and head north to the famous dunes at Sesriem and Sossusvlei

Day 8: Rest day at Sossusvlei

A rest day today as we explore the famous sand dunes at Sossusvlei and visit the iconic deadvlei 

Day 9: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund

Back on the bikes today as we cross the Namib desert to the coastal town of Swakopmund. We ride through the spectacular Kuiseb canyon and stop for the best apple pie at Solitaire.

Day 10: Rest day at Swakopmund

Today we get to explore the area around Swakopmund. Activity options include exploring some shipwreck along the Skeleton coast to the north, riding the local dunes on quad bikes, or just enjoying this attractive coastal town.

Day 11: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

A short ride along the southern part of the skeleton coast to Henties Bay before we turn inland and cross the Namib desert again to the breathtaking Spitzkoppe rock formations. We have the chance to explore these rock formations in the afternoon.

Day 12: Spitzkoppe to Erindi Private Game Reserve

Another shortish day as we ride a mix of tar and good gravel roads to Erindi game reserve. There are game drives available in the evening and morning - and an active waterhole next to our accommodation.

Day 13: Erindi to Windhoek

After an optional morning game drive at Erindi we ride on a mix of gravel and tar roads to our base at Windhoek.

Day 14: Windhoek to Dqae Qare San Lodge

Today we head east and across the Botswana border, stopping overnight at one of our favourite places. The San community at Dqae Qare Lodge

Day 15: Dqae Qare to Maun

A short ride today as we head for Maun - the gateway to the Okavango Delta. If you're heading into the Delta you may have a flight connection later in the day.

Day 16-17: Exploring the Okavango

There are lots of ways to explore this incredible area. Recommended is a 2 or 3 night stay at Oddballs camp in the Delta, or a visit to nearby Moremi game reserve

Day 18: Maun to Drotsky's Cabins

After a good break we get back on the bikes and head north along the west side of the Okavango River. We stay for two nights on the banks of the river at Drotsky's Cabins

Day 19: Rest day at Drotsky's

The area here is rich with wildlife. Activity options include fishing for Tiger fish, wildlife and birdlife river cruises, or just enjoying the surroundings at Drotsky's

Day 20: Drotsky's to Katima Mulilo

We cross back into Namibia today, riding through a game reserve and then heading east through the Caprivi Strip. We stay for two nights on the banks of the Zambezi River

Day 21: Rest day at Katima Mulilo

Caprivi Mutoya lodge is another favourite. It's a lovely place to relax and enjoy being immersed in African bush life. Activity options include a river birdwatching or fishing trip.

Day 22: Katima to Vic Falls

Our last day of riding as we cross back into Botswana, ride through part of Chobe Game reserve and finally arrive at Victoria Falls.

Day 23: Exploring the Falls

There are lots of ways to see the falls: walks along the Zambian and Zimbabwean banks, a helicopter ride or a full or half-day rafting trip.

Day 24: Depart

If you're not staying on for a bit we'll transfer you to the airport for the journey home.

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, San Francisco

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