Ultimate African Explorer


Tour category:
Total distance:
Ride difficulty:

South Africa, Swaziland,
& Lesotho,
Adventure, Round-Trip, Guided
12 days
1781 miles

Explore the ultimate South Africa!

On this exciting motorcycle tour you will ride one of the best roads in the world which includes impressive mountain passes, rolling hills, beautiful views, spectacular kingdoms, remarkable golden sandstone cliffs and of course the African savanna, the African wildlife (home of the BIG 5) and the African culture. The beautiful roads twisting through the area will leave you breathless. It's just a motorcycle riders' dream.

A fascinating adventure tour!

This round tour starts in Pretoria and takes you on a fascinating adventure tour. You will ride up on great twisties into Limpopo Province. You will ride on beautiful and curvy roads with great view points, rock formations and waterfalls into Mpumalanga, the Motorcycle Paradise. You will join a Shangana Cultural evening, with African dances and African feast. You will do a Safari at Kruger National Park and spot lions, elephants, birds and maybe the BIG 5. You will ride into the Kingdom of Swaziland. You will visit a glass factory and see the famous Swazi candles. You will see beautiful beaches and does an exciting sunset river cruise where you will see hippos and other wildlife. On your rest day you will have the possibility to do whale watching and turtle tours (in season) or a game drive into magnificent Umfolozi/Hluhluwe game reserve or visit a Zulu cultural village (all additional costs). You will tour the famous Zulu battle sites; you will visit a National Park and pass through the Drakensberg Mountain. You will ride to Katze dam in Lesotho, on a road, which has more turns within 80km than any other road in Africa. You will stay in comfortable bed & breakfast lodges and enjoy the delicious South African cuisine, like Braaivleis or Potjekos. South Africa is also famous for its tea and wine.

For any experienced motorcyclist!

This adventure tour is suitable for any experienced motorcyclist. Passengers are welcome and riding two-up is no problem (except on a BMW G650 GS - passenger not recommended). A support vehicle will carry your luggage.

Highlights:    Pretoria, Magoebaskloof Mountain range, Mpumalanga Gods Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, The Three Rondavels, Shangana Cultural evening, Kruger National Park, Kingdom of Swaziland, Ngwenya Glass, Ezulweni Valley, Zulu Kingdom, St. Lucia, Anglo Boer and Zulu Battlefields, Drakensberg Mountain range, Golden Gate National Park, Lesotho, Katze Dam, twisty mountain passes, spectacular valleys

Full Tour Details

Riding days:
Total distance:
Daily riding hours:
Ride difficulty:
International Airports:
Group size:
Group riding:
Suitable for passengers:
Suitable for children:

12 days
1781 miles
Paved roads
3-4* bed & breakfast lodges


Day 1: Arrival in Johannesburg and transfer to Pretoria (0‑31 miles)
Day 2: Pretoria - Magoebaskloof (250 miles)
Day 3: Magoebaskloof - Hazyview (156 miles)
Day 4: Hazyview (Safari) (0‑31 miles)
Day 5: Hazyview - Swaziland (188 miles)
Day 6: Swaziland - St. Lucia (219 miles)
Day 7: St. Lucia (0‑31 miles)
Day 8: St. Lucia - Battlefields (125 miles)
Day 9: Battlefields - Clarens (281 miles)
Day 10: Clarens - Lesotho - Clarens (219 miles)
Day 11: Clarens - Pretoria (250 miles)
Day 12: Departure from Pretoria and transfer to Johannesburg (0 miles)

Booking Requirements

- All-weather motorcycle experience
- Rider's age, minimum 25 years
- Dirt riding experience
- Valid motorcycle endorsed driver's license, category A (non-restrictive)
- Valid ID, or any required document to travel to this country (passport, visa, etc.)
- Helmets required


Rider Passenger
BMW F700GS: ZAR 48920 ZAR 16270
BMW F800GS: ZAR 50730 ZAR 16270
BMW LC R1200GS: ZAR 55500 ZAR 16270

Single room supplement:

ZAR 5340


Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 4 riders per group.

Included Services

- Experienced tour guide on motorcycle
- Rental motorcycle
- Gasoline
- Comprehensive insurance with deductible : ZAR 10000
- Third party liability
- Support vehicle for luggage transport & service
- Airport Transfer (JNB)
- General route and area information
- Map(s)
- 12x Breakfast
- 9x Lunch
- 3x Dinner
- 11x Accommodation, double occupancy (if share is not available,
  the single supplement will apply)
- 1x Bonus night prior to tour start
- Booking fee
- Local sales tax
- BIG 5 motorcycle safari
- Tour of the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria
- 1/2 day safari into Kruger National Park
- Shangaan Evening Festival
- Hippo and Crododile Sunset Cruise in St. Lucia
- Tour of the Battlefields
- T-Shirt

Not included

All services not specified in the "included services" section, such as airfare and cross border fees.

Optional Services

Pricing and availability only by advanced request:
    - Whale watching and turtle tours (in season)
    - Full and half day game drives into the magnificent Umfolozi/Hluhluwe game reserve
    - Visit to a Zulu cultural village

Payment Requirements

- 35% deposit required for reservation
- Balance due 8 weeks prior to tour start
- With valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or PayPal

Tour Dates

Dec 2 Dec 14, 2016

Still have questions?

Ask us using our online contact form.

Ready to ride?

To book your spot in this adventure today,
complete our online reservation form.

JNBSA01-JNBUAE / 2016/02