Victoria Falls to Cape Town Motorcycle Tour
Ride Vic Falls to Cape Town via the Okavango Delta and Namibia’s Desert Landscapes
Dates: July - August 2020
Cost: ZAR84000 (approx $US5500, €4950) min. 4 riders
Get 50% off the price of your ride when you bring a group of 4+ riders
"The African people were truly amazing with their friendly and helpful manner, it is an easy place to feel safe and comfortable in.
Ending the tour in Victoria Falls was a perfect finale to an amazing trip, on which, we saw and experienced so much. My skills and confidence grew and I am a much better rider now, than when I started."
Cape Town to Vic Falls 2019
Vic Falls – Zambezi River – Okavango Delta – Kalahari San Experience – Namibian Game Reserves – Swakopmund – Sossusvlei Sand Dunes – Kolmanskop Ghost Town – Fish River Canyon – Orange River – Cape Town
Trip Stats and Details
This epic motorcycle tour will give you an unforgettable African experience. Beginning at Victoria Falls we travel east and south through African bushveld to the Okavango Delta. Turning towards Namibia we pass through the Botswana Kalahari experiencing ancient San traditions. Heading south through Namibia we encounter the vast Namib desert, Big 5 game reserves and iconic landscapes as we visit places such as Spitzkoppe, Brandberg, the Skeleton Coast, Sossusvlei dunes and Kolmanskop. We continue south past the Fish River Canyon, Orange River and South Africa's west coast. In August we may also encounter the famous Namaqualand flowers. The roads are a mix of good tar and gravel.
Total Distance: 4800 km
Riding Days: 16
Rest Days: 6
Average distance: 275 km per day
Riding Time per day: 4-6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate – good tar roads with a mix of good gravel roads and some more challenging sections in Namibia
Accommodation includes comfortable 3-star lodges (usually twin rooms) and 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's or Suzuki V-Strom 650's - or bring your own bike
Rider: ZAR84000 (approx $US5500, €4950)
Pillion / Support car passenger: ZAR35000 (approx $US2300, €2050)
Contact us for prices for smaller groups.
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 parties
Included in the price:
Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorcycle
Support vehicle with spare bike and trailer
Breakfast and some dinners
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
Motorcycle border fees
Emergency evacuation to local medical center
Excess luggage storage
Activities – e.g. game drives, Okavango trips,
Accommodation at origin and destination outside of tour dates
Fuel (approx: $225)
Lunches, drinks and some dinners (details on request)
Reserve and sightseeing entry fees
Personal Insurance (Accident/Medical)
Day 0: Arrive in Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe, settle in and enjoy the Zambezi river and surroundings.
Day 1: Victoria Falls: 0 km. Today we explore the falls, getting a full sense of this natural wonder of the world by foot on the Zimbabwe side – and the Zambia side too if you like. You can also take a helicopter ride for an unforgettable aerial view
Day 2: Vic Falls to Katima Mulilo: 205km. We catch a lift in the support vehicle into Botswana and Namibia, crossing through Chobe game reserve to where the bikes are in Katima Mulilo, Namibia.
Day 3: A rest and orientation day in Katima Mulilo: 0 km. Today we get a chance to catch up on the local time zone and take a short orientation ride on the bikes. There’s also the chance to experience the culture of a local village, go fishing on the lake or just take in the views from the lodge.
Day 4: Katima Mulilo to Drotskys Cabins: 380 km. We ride through the historic Caprivi strip keeping a lookout for elephants and other game and cross into Botswana before heading south. We stay overnight on the banks of the Okavango river at Drotskys Cabins.
Day 5: Rest day at Drotsky’s: 0 km. Another chance to rest and explore the Okavango river with it’s rich bird and animal life, the chance to fish for Tiger Fish or just enjoy the relaxed setting on the banks of the river.
Day 6: Drotskys Cabins to Maun: 340 km. We head back into Botswana and down the west of the Delta to Maun – base for exploring the wildlife in the Delta.
Day 7 and 8: Okavango Delta: 0 km. There are a number of ways to experience the landscapes and wildlife of the Okavango Delta, e.g. two-night Mokoro trips or a stay in one of the Delta camps. We’ll arrange this to suit the preferences of the group.
Day 9: Maun to Dqae Qare: 280 km. We ride west to one of our favourite stops – the San/Bushman community in the northern Kalahari. We’ll have time for a guided bush walk and take in traditional San fireside stories and dancing.
Day 10: Dqae Qare to Gobabis: 350 km. We continue our journey west towards the Namibian coast stopping in at a lodge near Gobabis.
Day 11: Gobabis to Erindi Private Game reserve: 380 km. We ride west through the Namibian capital Windhoek and on to Erindi game reserve.
Day 12: Rest day at Erindi: 0 km. A day to rest from the riding and take in the magnificent wildlife in the park on morning and evening game drives.
Day 13: Erindi to Spitzkoppe: 200 km. A shorter ride through the Namib desert to the iconic group of Inselbergs (rocky outcrops) at Spitzkoppe
Day 14: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund: 155 km. After a morning exploring the Spitzkoppe we set out on another shorter ride through the desert to the coastal resort town of Swakopmund.
Day 15: Swakopmund to Sossusvlei: 340 km. Today we tackle the gravel roads as they cross the incredible desert landscapes of the Namib desert and head south to the dunes at Sossusvlei
Day 16: Sesriem and Sossusvlei: 0 km. Rest day exploring the world famous dunes at Sossusvlei.
Day 17 and 18: Sossusvlei to Aus: 340 km. Another day of Namibian gravel roads as we head south to Aus for two nights and a rest day exploring the ghost town at Kolmanskop.
Day 19: Aus to Fish River Canyon. We continue south through Namibian big-sky country to the Fish River Canyon.
Day 20: Fish River to Orange River. Today we ride along the canyon to the banks of the Orange River in the remote Richtersveld.
Day 21: Rest day at the Orange River. We’ll 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 canoe trip.
Day 22: Orange River to Papkuilsfontein. Today we cross into South Africa and head south through the northern Cape to one of our favourite farms in the Karoo. August is flower season and we’ll be able to see the magnificent blooming of Namaqualand flowers along the way.
Day 23: Papkuilsfontein to Cederberg. We ride through some wonderfully remote gravel roads into the wild Cederberg mountains – a great place to spend our last night on the tour.
Day 24: Cederberg to Cape Town. We get to enjoy four mountain passes as we ride through the Cape fold mountains into Cape Town.
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Katima Mulilo - Caprivi
Erindi Game Reserve
Erindi Game Reserve
Dunes at Sossusvlei
Deadvlei - Sesriem
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Bee-eaters at Drotsky's Cabins
Plenty of Elephants...
Fish River Canyon
Canyon Roadhouse, Namibia
Papkuilsfontein farm - Karoo
Van Rhyn's pass, Northern Cape
Cape Peninsula - Cape Town
Cape Peninsula Penguins