Long way down to Cape Town … 9 day route from Johannesburg to Cape Town exploring the Drakensberg mountains, the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape and the Western Cape Fold mountains …

Next trip
16-24 September, 4 places available
Too long, too short, or not quite the best days? Contact us about customising a trip for you

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Route Highlights

Explore the magnificent Drakensberg mountains, the Wild Coast, Hogsback, Baviaanskloof, Seweweekspoort and Cape Town

Trip Stats (Base Route):
Total Distance: 2650 km
Riding Days: 8
Rest Days: 1
Average distance: 320km per day
Riding Time per day: 3-6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate (some challenging gravel roads)
Off-Road Surface: 20% Gravel
On-Road Surface: 80% Tar

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Route Map

Johannesburg – Drakensberg – Wild Coast – Hogsback – Baviaanskloof – Seweweekspoort – Cape Town

Optional Add-ons:
We can customise this itinerary for a group of 4 riders.
1) add visits to Kruger National Park and St Lucia Estuary – 3 extra days (will replace visit to Golden Gate)
2) add visit to Addo Elephant National Park – 1 extra day
3) overnight trip to Gamkaskloof – Die Hel, experienced gravel road riders only – 2 extra days

Route and Itinerary

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Note: the Baviaanskloof leg is dependant on the level of water at the river crossings and off-road capability of the riders.


Accommodation includes a mix of comfortable lodges (usually twin rooms) and campsites equipped with hot water and electricity. We’ll provide your camping gear – tent, pillow and pillowcase, and a comfortable self-inflating mattress. Please bring your own sleeping bag.


For pricing options contact us about customising a trip for you

Base Route:
Main Rider: R9800 (approx 677 Euro, 760 USD)

Add-on legs:
Kruger Park and St Lucia Loop: Add R2000
Addo Loop: Add R600
Tankwa Loop: Add R600

Optional Extras:
1) Support vehicle with spare bike and trailer – R7000 per group

2) SENA20S Bluetooth Music and Communication device: R75 per day

1) Prices in South African Rand. Click here to convert to your currency.
2) Costs are for minimum of fout riders for the full tour.


What’s Included:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
Soft ATG side panniers and tank bag
Airport transfers
Accommodation en route
All breakfasts and some dinners
Camping equipment (see accommodation above, except sleeping bag)
Tour guide
Paper map of the region
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Unlimited Mileage
Excess luggage storage

What’s NOT Included:
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Fuel (approx. R1800)
Lunches, drinks and some dinners (details on request)
Reserve, game drive and sightseeing fees
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)
Motorcycle Damage Deposit (R8000)
Crash or Damage Recovery (AA Costs apply of R3.30 per Km


Ready to ride with us? Click here to fill in a booking form and see payment details.

Payment and Deposit
A 30% deposit is required to secure your place on the tour. Payment details are listed on the booking page.

Terms and Conditions / Indemnity
Click on the link to download our  Terms and Conditions / Indemnity. This must be signed by all participants prior to the start of the tour.

Need more info?

Visit our FAQ page or email andrew@ridedownsouth.com or fill out the contact form below.

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