• Reference code: TISD 07

  • Days: 15

  • Group size: 10

  • Validity: Nov 21 – Oct 22

  • Languages: German, English

  • Freesell: 14 days

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Discover South Africa’ iconic and off-the-beaten track locations for unforgettable experiences. This 15 day motorcycle tour offers a good combination of stunning scenic routes, small town hospitality with plenty of time to explore, go on safaris or unwind after a full day on the road.

  • Experience Johannesburg and Soweto
  • Visit the Panorama Route sites
  • ‘Big 5’ game viewing in Kruger and Addo National Parks in open safari vehicles
  • Scenic countryside routes
  • Off-the-beaten track route through Free Sate and the Karoo
  • Storms River Bridge walk
  • Various scenic mountain passes
  • Chapman’s Peak drive and visit Cape Point

Day 1 | Monday
DAY OF ARRIVAL – AFTERNOON AT LEISURE in JOHANNESBURG
Guests enjoy the day at leisure or alternatively take an optional, guided afternoon tour of Johannesburg and Soweto highlights (own account). Return to the hotel late afternoon. The motorcycles will be dropped off at the hotel and checked. Guests are met by the tour guide for a tour briefing at 19h00. Guests enjoy dinner (own account) either at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants in Sandton.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton or similar – Breakfast

Day 2 | Tuesday
JOHANNESBURG to DULLSTROOM AREA via PRETORIA (±270km | ± 3 hour drive)
After breakfast, the tour departs from Johannesburg to Dullstroom by way of Pretoria. In Pretoria, guests visit the Voortrekker Monument which is one of the largest museums in South Africa where guests will view the biggest marble frieze in the world. The tour continues to the Union Buildings, where guests can enjoy the views and have a photo opportunity at the Nelson Mandela statue. Enjoy lunch en route (own account) and time at leisure before dinner.
Gooderson Kloppenheim Estate or similar – Dinner and breakfast

Day 3 | Wednesday
DULLSTROOM to HAZYVIEW via PANORAMA (±290km | ±5 hour drive)
After an early breakfast, guests head to one of Mpumalanga’s most magnificent topographical attractions: the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. The Panorama Route affords guests memorable views of the more significant sites in this area including Wonder View. Guests continue the ride, enjoying lunch en route (own account), before arriving at the hotel in the late afternoon. Guest can revisit their day over drinks and dinner (own account) at the hotel.
Hotel Numbi & Garden Suites or similar – Breakfast

Day 4 | Thursday
FULL DAY IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, guests spend the day exploring the Kruger National Park. They will board an open safari vehicle for a guided open vehicle game drive in Kruger and see Africa’s iconic mega-fauna and endemic birdlife. The tour stops at one of the park’s rest camps for lunch (own account). Guests exit Kruger National Park late afternoon and return to the hotel to freshen up and enjoy pre-dinner drinks before dinner (both own account).
Hotel Numbi & Garden Suites or similar – Breakfast

Day 5 | Friday
HAZYVIEW to WAKKERSTROOM via BABERTON AREA (±415km | ± 4h45m drive)
Guests have an early breakfast before riding towards Wakkerstroom. This route takes guests on a scenic ride via Hilltop Pass, the towns of White River, Barberton, Chrissiesmeer and Ermelo. A late lunch is taken along the way (own account) before arriving at the guest house in the late afternoon. Guests can then enjoy dinner at the guest house while discussing the day’s ride.
DeKotzenhof Guest House or similar – Dinner and breakfast

Day 6 | Saturday
WAKKERSTROOM to NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG (±240km | ± 4 hour drive)
After breakfast, the tour heads for the Northern Drakensberg, taking an easy ride through farmlands as the mountain range starts to dominate the horizon. Guests arrive at the resort in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure and enjoy dinner at the resort restaurant.
The Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa or similar – Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a guided morning hike

Day 7 | Sunday
FULL DAY AT LEISURE – NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG
Guests can enjoy breakfast at the hotel before going on a guided morning hike into exceptional wilderness. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Lunch is available at the resort (own account). Guests are able to make use of all the resort facilities, or they can take advantage of the surroundings and go on a hike and take in the majestic Drakensberg mountains. Later, guests can dine at the hotel (own account).
The Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa or similar – Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a guided morning hike

Day 8 | Monday
NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG to ALIWAL NORTH via CLARENS (±500km | ± 6 hour drive)
An early breakfast precedes the day’s ride, which takes guests along the Lesotho border through to Aliwal North. This route takes the guests through the Golden Gate National Park, between the towering golden mountains that give the park its name. From here, guests will pass through Clarens, known for its craft beers and art; the town of Ficksburg, also known as the Cherry Town because of their annual cherry festival; and the small agricultural town of Ladybrand and Zastron. Guests stop for lunch (own account) en route, and then leave the Free State province for the Eastern Cape, arriving at the guest house in the late afternoon. Dinner (own account) can be enjoyed at a local favourite restaurant near the guest house.
Kwela B&B or similar – Breakfast

Day 9 | Tuesday
ALIWAL NORTH to ADDO via CRADOCK (±450km | ± 5 hour drive)
After breakfast, guests then travel down through the Karoo towards Addo. Lunch (own account) is enjoyed en route to the Zuurberg mountains, adjacent the Addo Elephant National Park. Arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon. Catch up with fellow riders and their stories of the ride before or during dinner at the hotel.
Zuurberg Mountain Village or similar – Dinner and breakfast

Day 10 | Wednesday
FULL DAY IN ADDO NATIONAL PARK
Following breakfast, guests depart for a full day game drive in an open safari vehicle in the Addo Elephant National Park, stopping for lunch in the park. The park is home to more than 450 elephants, 400 Cape buffalo, over 48 endangered black rhino, lion, spotted hyena and other plains game. Guests return to the hotel for dinner before retiring for the night.
Zuurberg Mountain Village or similar – Dinner and breakfast

Day 11 | Thursday
ADDO to KEURBOOMSTRAND (±260km | ± 3hour drive)
After breakfast the tour departs for the Garden Route, a region acclaimed for its diversity and extraordinary scenery. Guests will stop at Storms River and can put on comfortable walking shoes to enjoy a short walk to the suspension bridge to take in the views. Guests enjoy lunch (own account) in the mystical Tsitsikamma Forest renowned for its endemic diversity and dramatic coastline, before continuing to Keurboomstrand (near Plettenberg Bay). Guests can spend the afternoon at leisure, and then dine out or at the hotel (own account).
The Dunes Hotel & Resort or similar – Breakfast

Day 12 | Friday
KEURBOOMSTRAND to OUDTSHOORN via ROBINSON PASS (±275km | ± 3h30m drive)
After breakfast, guests will ride along the coast line towards Mossel Bay before turning inland to the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, taking the lesser travelled Robinson Pass. The tour arrives in time for lunch (own account) at an ostrich farm on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, where a tractor tour (own account) introduces guests to the ostrich industry. In the Cango Valley guests discover the spectacular subterranean world of the Cango Caves. Arriving at the hotel in town, guests have the opportunity to discuss the highlights of the day over a drink and enjoy dinner (own account).
Queens Hotel or similar – Breakfast

Day 13 | Saturday
OUDTSHOORN to CAPE TOWN via HERMANUS (±500km | ± 6 hour drive)
After an early breakfast, guests depart once again taking the more scenic route for their ride through to Cape Town. The Tradouw Pass is a 16km drive through some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery on offer in the Langeberg, passing through Swellendam towards Hermanus. On Walker Bay, the town of Hermanus affords guests unparalleled scenery along the False Bay coastal route. Enjoy lunch en route (own account). Guests arrive at the hotel late afternoon, unwind with a drink, catching up with their fellow riders, before dining at the hotel (own account).
Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge or similar – Breakfast

Day 14 | Sunday
FULL DAY CAPE POINT RIDE (±115km | ± 2h30m drive)
After breakfast, guests will board their bikes for their final full day ride. The route starts of along the scenic and winding Chapman’s Peak drive. From here, guest will visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, before riding along the False Bay coastline, through the picturesque towns of Simon’s Town and Fish Hoek. Guests can stop in either of these towns for lunch (own account), as the fish and chips does not get any fresher! Before returning to the hotel, guests will refuel their motorcycles, in preparation for the collection of the bikes back at the hotel in the late afternoon. Guests enjoy a final farewell dinner at a V&A Waterfront restaurant (own account).
Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge or similar – Breakfast

Day 15 | Monday
DAY OF DEPARTURE – MORNING AT LEISURE in CAPE TOWN
Guests enjoy breakfast at the hotel before spending the last day of the tour at leisure, or book a transfer to Table Mountain. A unique conservation area and affords its visitors the best views of Cape Town. Guests can enjoy the revolving cable car ride up the mountain (weather permitting; ticket to be pre-purchased online and for own account). Guests will be transferred from the hotel to Cape Town International Airport for their onward plans.

Inclusions

Accommodation: 3 and 4-star hotels, guest houses, lodges and a resort
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners
Transfers: Arrival airport transfer from O.R. Tambo International Airport to hotel; Departure transfer from the hotel to Cape Town International Airport
Support vehicle: Back up vehicle and driver,
Motorcycle trailer and back up bike
Motorcycle: Experienced motorcycle tour guide, Entry level BMW F750 GS rental for 13 days, Top case, BMW Warranty and 24-hours road side assistance, Insurance, Unlimited mileage, Motorcycle hotel drop-off and collection fee,
One way drop-off fee, Motorcycle key holder souvenir
Entrance fees: Vootrekker Monument, Kruger National Park conservation fee, Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Golden Gate Highlands National Park conservation fee, Addo National Park conservation fee, Tsitsikamma conservation fee, Cape Point Nature Reserve conservation fee
Excursions: Full day open vehicle game drive in the Kruger National Park, Full day open vehicle game drive in the Addo Elephant National Park, Storms River Bridge walk in Tsitsikamma, Cango Caves Heritage Tour, Ostrich Farm Tractor Tour
Green Seat: SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism, The Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Unit

Exclusions

Travel insurance, visa fees, porterage, 12 lunches, 8 dinners, all beverages, gratuities and personal expenses
Motorcycle related: Insurance excess; helmets and other gear, fuel and toll fees

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