Victoria Falls Tour

South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia

On this adventure you will enjoy safaris, sunset river cruises along the mighty Zambezi, the Okavango Delta by Mokorokoro, the amazing Victoria Falls, and the breathtaking Fish River Canyon. Take your motorcycle for a ride along amazing roads and stop to view elephants on the road.
tour details pricing and dates day by day itinerary photos

We can accommodate 12 bikes (plus pillions). We have a no-cancellation policy, so even if we only have one person, the tour still goes ahead! However, in order to have a support vehicle with a spare motorcycle, there must be a minimum of three motorcycles. If there are fewer than three riders, the tour will instead include boxes and a tank bag for luggage and equipment.

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Tour Details
            
Location:  Pretoria, South Africa to Cape Town, South Africa  (JNBSA1)
Terrain:  Paved and dirt roads
Duration:  20 days (including arrival and departure)
Riding days:  14 days
Route length:  Approximately 3230 miles (5200 km)
Motorcycles:  BMW R1200GS, BMW R1150GS, BMW 800 GS, BMW F650GS*
*the BMW F650GS is not recommended with a pillion rider
Group size:  1 - 12 riders
Accommodations:  18 nights in 3-4 star bed & breakfast lodges
Highlights:  Madgadigadi pans, Zambezi river, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, Etosha Pans, Swakopmund, Lake Oanob, Fish River Canyon, Cederberg, The West Coast and Cape Town
Tour Difficulty


 All-weather motorcycling experience required

Requirements

Motorcycle driver's license
Riding experience
Health insurance

Tour Services

Rental motorcycle for 19 days
Accommodations for 19 nights
Tour guide on a motorcycle
14 lunches, 18 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Support vehicle with tools, spare parts, luggage, and an extra bike
Madgadigadi pan 4x4 cruises
Chobe Park Game drive
Zambezi River Cruise
Half-day Safari into Etosha National Park
Free shuttle service from Johannesburg International Airport and to Cape Town International Airport

Not Included

Okavango Mokorokoro experience (Budget an extra 600 or 700 ZAR)
Petrol, toll fees, entrance fees
Visas and cross border fees
International and local flights
Non-included meals & drinks (see above)
Individual activities and personal items


 
 Tour Dates  
Scheduled tours:
May 24 - June 12, 2014

 Tour Price
  Renting a BMW R1200GS  
Price for a single rider ZAR 95,160
Price for 2UP sharing (per person) ZAR 57,180
Price for 1UP sharing (per person) ZAR 82,250
  Renting a BMW 800GS  
Price for a single rider ZAR 91,670
Price for 2UP sharing (per person) ZAR 57,180
Price for 1UP sharing (per person) ZAR 82,250
 Renting a BMW F650GS
Price for a single rider ZAR 82,290
Price for 2UP sharing (per person) ZAR 52,490
Price for 1UP sharing (per person) ZAR 72,870
  Currency: ZAR  -  CURRENCY ASSISTANT >
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*20% deposit due upon booking. Total due 6 weeks prior to tour start.

Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival in South Africa

You will be met at JHB International Airport by a Sama representative who will transfer you to your Pretoria Lodge, where your motorcycle awaits. For those arriving early a tour of Pretoria on motorcycle will be arranged. There will be a welcome dinner at the lodge after the tour briefing.

Day 2:

Pretoria to Tuli Block, Botswana (280 mi / 450 km)
Today we leave Pretoria and make our way northwards through the wild province of Limpopo to the Botswana border. The more north you travel in South Africa, the wilder the landscape becomes. After border procedures we make our way to Kwa Nokeng Lodge, our home for the night, based on the Limpopo River (full of crocodiles and hippos). Tonight we have dinner in the beautiful boma and if we are lucky some local African kids will dance for us. Fall asleep listening to the great sounds of the African night - lions roaring in the distance...

Day 3:
Tuli Block to Makgadigadi Pans (+/-280 miles / 450km)
After a very early start we make our way through Botswana towards Nata. Nata is on the outskirts of the Makgadigadi Pans, the largest salt complex in the world. This afternoon we are transported to the Makgadigadi Pans in a safari vehicle for 4 hour trip that will consist of driving through the pans, learning about the history of the area. Tonight we sleep at the newly built Nata Lodge.

Day 4: 
Makgadigadi Pans to Chobe (205 mi / 300 km)
The next morning after a healthy breakfast we make our way to Chobe National, right on the border of Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Chobe is a river paradise. Our accommodation for the evening is right on the river and 5km from the world famous Chobe Game Reserve. This afternoon we enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe river - look out for the BIG 5!

Day 5:
Chobe to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (50 mi / 80 km)
Today we make our way to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It is a short drive. You will have the whole day free to explore Victoria Falls. This waterfall is not the highest or the widest in the world, but it is the largest sheet of falling water and the sheer volume of falling water will blow you away. You may wish to take a helicopter flight over the falls - they call this: "The Flight of Angels". This afternoon we will enjoy a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River.

Day 6:
 
Victoria Falls to Chobe (50 mi / 80 km)

We have the morning free to enjoy everything that Victoria Falls has to offer. You may wish to ride an elephant or walk with LIONS! This afternoon we return to Chobe National Park and in the late afternoon we embark on an open vehicle safari into Chobe National Park to spot some magnificent animals.

Day 7:
Chobe to Okavango Delta (323 mi / 520 km)
Today we make our way into Namibia. The border crossing between Botswana and Namibia is a breeze. We enter Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, a long narrow strip at the top of the country. As we drive along this beautiful road you will be able to view African homesteads and lush African bush. Here life is simple and sweet. Our lodge for the next two nights is situated on the Okavango River right on the panhandle of the delta. The area is a paradise of flooded plains and swamps, teeming with wildlife. Relax on the deck overlooking the river and enjoy an unforgettable African sunset while being serenaded by hippos and African fish eagles.

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Day 8: 

Okavango Delta Rest Day (+/- 32 mi / 50 km)
You have the entire day free to relax and enjoy the beautiful river setting. There are many optional activities available including boat rides and visits to the local villages. An optional activity that we highly recommend is going on a Okavongo panhandle trip, where you get into a Mokorokoro (African canoes) and make your way down the Okavango river in search of hippos, crocodiles and elephants, with a bit of help from a local guide/poler who expertly navigates the waterways. This tour is combined with a visit to a San Bushman or Mbukushu settlement. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Day 9:

Okavango Delta to Etosha (373 mi / 600 km)
Today is a lovely ride through the Namibian countryside - watch out for elephants! In the late afternoon we will arrive at our lodge for the next two evenings right on the border of the Etosha National Park.

Day 10:

Safari into Etosha Pans (+/- 32 mi / 50 km)
Today we swap our motorcycles for a 4 wheel drive safari vehicle and make our way into the Etosha pan game reserve for a half day safari. Unlike many other game reserves where you can spend long days looking for animals without any success, this game reserve is famous for its plentiful sightings of wildlife. The Etosha pan makes for a well deserved oasis in the middle of the semi arid desert and animals flock to the water.

Day 11:
Etosha to Swakopmund (385 mi / 620 km)
After a delicious breakfast we make our way down through Namibia, watching in amazement as semi arid desert, become fully arid desert and then transforms into full blown sand dunes towering into the horizon. In the late afternoon we arrive at Swakopmund, a coastal town famous for its great waves, beautiful sand dunes and German hospitality - our home for the next two nights.

Day 12:
Rest day Swakopmund (280 mi / 450 km)
Swakopmund is the adventure capital of Namibia. Here you can skydive, sand board, microlight, quad bike - the options are endless. If you are looking for more of a relaxing time, you can enjoy the beach or explore the wonderful German restaurants and shops in town.

Day 13:
Swakopmund to Lake Oanob (280 mi / 450 km)
Riding down through Namibia, we make our way to Lake Oanob just past Rehobooth. Our lodge for the evening is built on the banks of the very scenic Oanob Dam. Majestic mountains are set on fire by spectacular sunsets. From your patio you can see the reflections of the moon and stars on the lake. 6,200 ha of unspoiled nature provides the perfect haven for an abundance of free roaming game. Relax and unwind in this beautiful setting.

Day 14:
Lake Oanob to Fish River Canyon (385 mi / 620 km)
Today we make our way to Africa’s largest canyon, “The Fish River Canyon” The canyon is 99 miles (160 km) long and up to 16 miles (27 km) wide and 1800 ft (550m) deep in some places. The views over this canyon will take your breath away! Tonight we sleep in the desert at a beautiful lodge designed around natural boulder formations. Welcome to the wild west!

Day 15:
Fish River Canyon Rest Day
We have a rest day here to enjoy the beautiful Namibian Desert. Our lodge is situated in the Godwana Canyon National Park - with over 695 miles (1120 km) of national park to be explored. Enjoy yellow flowers, quiver trees, sprinkbok, gemsbok, hartebeest, ostrich and mountain zebra sightings. Optional activities include walks, 4x4 drives and horse rides through this magical landscape. The Fish River Canyon is only 12 miles (20 km) away.

Day 16:
Fish River Canyon to Springbok (186 miles / 300 km)
Time to head back into South Africa - we make our way through Namaqualand, an area made famous by its wildflowers that bloom into a whirlwind of color during the springtime each year! Springbok is known for its peace and tranquility. Tonight we will be staying at a lodge where you are guaranteed to “find the magic in Namaqualand….” Because Springbok is literally in the middle of nowhere, the stargazing is phenomenal, so relax and enjoy the constellations!

Day 17:
Springbok to Paternoster (217 miles / 350 km)
Today we make our way to the quaint little fishing village of Paternoster. Here all the houses have whitewashed walls and blue roofs. This is one of oldest coastal towns along the West Coast and is famous for its crayfish. The Cape vegetation is lush and beautiful and the white pebbled beaches are breathtaking with delicious champagne air. Relax, unwind and let the magic of this town leave you spellbound.... Tonight we eat "Lekker" seafood.

Day 18:
Paternoster to Cape Agulhas (217 miles / 350 km)
Today we make our way down to Cape Agulhas - the southern most tip of Africa. This is the point where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet. There is nothing like ending an epic journey at the end of Africa. Tonight we celebrate at a lovely restaurant in town.

Day 19:
Cape Agulhas to Cape Point to Cape Town (186 miles / 300 km)
Today we drive our motorcycles all the way down to Cape Point- the most southwesterly point of Africa. Here the warm waters of False Bay meet the cold waters of the Atlantic and whales are often spotted. Next up, we visit Boulders Beach, where you will able to view Jackass penguins right on the beach! The ride around Cape Town is spectacular. In many places you will ride along coastal roads with beautiful sea views. Throughout the day you will have spectacular views of Table Mountain. Tonight there will be a delicious farewell dinner in Cape Town.

Day 20:
End of Tour
Sadly your tour of South Africa has come to an end. We guarantee that you will take home loads of awesome photographs and fond memories of South Africa and the warm people you have met. Transfers will be arranged to the airport.


Note: We reserve the right to make changes.


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