We are partially using automated translations. If you notice any incomprehensible passages, please let us know by sending us a note with your inquiry.
×

Motorcycle Tour
South Africa Adventure

M-ID: 2979 Facebook Twitter whatsapp Whatsapp email Email print Print

South Africa Motorcycle Tour: Join us on one of the classic South Africa motorcycle tours through one of the most beautiful parts of the Black Continent to South Africa.

Pricing

per rider in shared twin/double room €5,795.00 $6,446.69 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider) €3,995.00 $4,444.27 ?
per rider in single room €6,495.00 $7,225.41 ?
Surcharge for the following motorcycle models: HD Electra Glide, HD Street Glide, HD Road Glide, HD Road King €150.00 $166.87 ?

Included

Scheduled/charter flight in economy class with a renowned airline from/to Frankfurt to Cape Town (connection flights possible)
12 overnight stays in good/upper middle class hotels/lodges/B&B's according to the itinerary
12 x breakfast (mix of full continental and buffet)
Motorcycle rental (BIG TWIN) for the specified period incl. free kilometers and statutory liability insurance (surcharge of 150 € for the following models: HD® Electra Glide®, HD® Street Glide®, HD® Road Glide®, HD® Road King®).
All European and South African air safety charges
Kerosene surcharges as of 04/2020
Air traffic tax for departures ex Germany
TOP PROTECTION: LDW/CDW insurance (exclusion of liability in case of accidental damage or theft) WITHOUT excess - In case of theft/tyre damage the excess on site is a maximum of ZAR 20,000 and must first be paid by the customer in the event of damage, after the tour the damage is submitted and the excess costs are reimbursed after verification by our German insurer. (INFO: Possible salvage/towing costs are not covered and have to be paid by the customer in any case).
TOP PROTECTION: Exclusion of liability for tyre damage
TOP PROTECTION: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
24 hours German speaking hotline
DOT approved half shell helmets
Tour escort from/to Cape Town during the motorcycle tour by an experienced German speaking motorcycle guide
Support vehicle with local guide during the whole motorcycle tour
Luggage transfer during the tour - 1 piece of luggage of 23 kg per person plus a small piece of hand luggage (We would like to ask you to refrain from using hard-shell suitcases, as they can cause problems during transport in the escort vehicle)
Welcome dinner in an African restaurant
Visit to an ostrich farm
BIG FIVE ride - game in Addo Elephant Park
Souvenir photo in DIN A 3 format
1 exclusive tour t-shirt/polo per tour participant
Travel guide and maps
Not included
Personal expenses
Hotel parking fees
Gasoline, oil
Motorcycle clothing and rainwear
Entrance fees for attractions or parks
Tips
Travel insurance
Everything that is not specified under services
-
Additionally bookable services:
Flight surcharge ex Germany - 100 EUR
Flight surcharge ex Switzerland/Austria - 200 EUR
Prices for other departure points on request.
Supplement for Rail & Fly in 2nd class - 85 EUR per person
Surcharge for all Touring models (Electra Glide®, Street Glide®, Road Glide ®, Road King®) - 150 EUR

More details

Duration: 15 days
Total distance: 2500 km
Minimum number of participants: 12 persons (including pillion riders). We have not yet had to do this, but: if the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to four weeks before the start of the tour. Alternatively, the tour can be carried out with only one tour guide in the escort vehicle in order to avoid a tour cancellation (if it is calculable for us).
Maximum number of participants: 16 persons (including pillion riders)
-
Motorcycles on this tour:
Please note: Not all types are available at all motorcycle stations. As we are not the direct service provider for the motorcycles, we cannot guarantee for the "first motorcycle wish".
So that everything is clear in advance: Our partner requires the specification of a substitute desired machine mandatory at the time of booking and gives us a MOTORCYCLE CLASS GUARANTEE. This means that we will confirm your initial request (if available on the day of booking) and as an alternative a guarantee within the booked / requested category.
Class mix in booking is not allowed.
-
Motorcycles at our partner - the motorcycles in the overview sorted by classes:
GRAND TOURING CLASS: These Harley-Davidson® models are best equipped for longer rides or multi-day trips. All Touring Class machines are equipped with very comfortable seat backs for the pillion passenger. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer plenty of space in the saddlebags and top case. Please note: the models of this class can be booked with an extra charge for the rider. You will find the exact amount in the inclusive services of your tour:
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Grand Touring
-
TOURING CLASS: These Harley-Davidson® models are also equipped for longer rides or multi-day trips. All Touring Class machines are equipped with comfortable seat backs for the passenger, but without the top case and touring seats. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer plenty of space in the saddlebags:
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide®
Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®
-
CLASSIC CLASS: The quintessence of American bikes. These models have become famous through movies and enthusiasts around the world. Very easy to ride for people who are used to a smaller machine, sport or sport-touring at home. Almost all models available with pillion backrest and windscreen. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend rides, day trips and city rides:
Harley-Davidson® Road King®
Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
-
TRIKE CLASS: Some tours can also be ridden on a HARLEY DAVIDSON® TRI-GLIDE® ULTRA for an additional charge (depending on the station from 120 EUR/rental day). Appropriate experience is a basic requirement. Very limited availability of maximum 1-2 trikes per station. Not available everywhere. Please send us your request:
Harley-Davidson®TRI-Glide® Ultra
-
Important to know:
A valid credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express) is required for the motorcycle pick-up. The deposit can only be paid by credit card.
Entry requirements: Please pay attention to the applicable entry regulations in South Africa. For entry into South Africa, German, Austrian and Swiss citizens need a valid machine-readable European passport. As a citizen of other countries you may need a visa to enter South Africa!
In South Africa one rides / drives on the left side of the road.
-
An honest word among bikers:
With the next lines we would like to prepare you in the best way for the adventure of your life. You are either about to book one of the most beautiful types of travel, or you have already done so. The biggest difference between our type of holiday and a general package tour is that you are actively involved. Riding a motorcycle is one of the best things in life. At least for us bikers. The focus of the trip is motorcycling through unique landscapes. We have designed the programs in such a way that both riding fun and experience are present in sufficient quantity. Team spirit and adaptation in the group are absolutely necessary just as you need to bring a certain basic fitness and experience so that we can reach the destination together happy and healthy. If you have any doubts about your health, fitness or experience levels, please contact us beforehand. We want to achieve the best holiday experience for you too. The daily stages are on average 250 - 400 kilometers long. That sounds a lot, but it can't be compared to the same route in Europe, considering that there are often 80 kilometers without passing through a town and a whole day without traffic lights during the program. There are also hardly any traffic jams. We are rarely in the saddle for more than five hours throughout the day. We reach our daily destination between 4 - 6 p.m., depending on the season. Depending on the weather and daily temperatures, it can happen that we have to leave a little earlier or reach our daily destination later. However, if we want to experience a picture book sunset with full intention, it will be a little later.
-
Insurance:
We generally recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance.
-
Terms of Payment:
After you have sent the booking to us, you will receive your travel confirmation/invoice, the insurance certificate for package tours and all information regarding your tour. The deposit amounts to 20% of the tour price (+ possibly the travel insurance) and is due immediately. The balance of the invoice payment is due 30 days before the start of the tour. The final payment by credit card (VISA or Mastercard only) will be debited automatically approx. 42 days before departure. Due to the insolvency application filed by Wirecard, payment by credit card is not possible until further notice. We are looking for legally compliant alternatives. Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card payments until then. Payments with American Express or Diners Club are not possible.
The following payment options are at your disposal: 1. on account by bank transfer. 2. via a major credit card (only VISA or Mastercard). There is no transaction fee when using a VISA or Mastercard. Final payment 42 days before departure.
-
Upon request:
1/2 double rooms can be booked upon request. If a 1/2 double room is already available, we will confirm t to you in your booking. If the 1/2 double room is not available at that very moment, then we will confirm a single room first. As soon as we have a booking for the second half of the room, we will immediately credit you the single room surcharge.
-
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.
Flights: round trip airport can be customized upon request.

Description

Winter in Europe implies an active season in South Africa. Enjoy the summer on the other side of the equator while the cold season reigns at home. Cape Town, the Garden Route, the Winelands, Route 62, animal safaris and the Cape of Good Hope are the highlights here.

Tour itinerary:

Day 01: Flight to South Africa

On this evening you will start your Harley® South Africa adventure. After check-in, you will depart (from your chosen departure point) on an overnight flight with a renowned airline across the African continent to Cape Town ( connection flights possible).

Day 02: Arrival in Cape Town

In the morning you will arrive in Cape Town and will be picked up at the airport by our Meet & Great Service, which will take you directly to the centrally located hotel near the lively V&A Waterfront. Here you will have the opportunity to have a look around the nearby Waterfront before meeting your local tour guide. This is followed by a welcome dinner in an African restaurant, with music and show acts. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Day 03: Cape Town

This day is at your free disposal. After breakfast you can participate in an optional city tour that includes a visit to Table Mountain. This bus tour includes all the major sights and your local guide will show you the highlights. In the late afternoon the tour briefing takes place and the rest of the evening is at your leisure. For example, you can spend your time in the nearby Waterfront. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

OUR TIP: City Tour & Table Mountain

Day 04: Atlantic Coast: Penguins and Whales (approx. 140 km)

In the morning you will be transferred to the rental station where you will take over your motorcycles. After completing the formalities and a short briefing, you will be on your way. You will ride along the national road to Gordon's Bay, where you will have your lunch break. From there you will take the scenic coastal road to Betty's Bay to visit the resident penguin colony. Your destination for the day is the old whaling town of Hermanus. The town is now famous for its whale caller, which in season points out the whales swimming in the bay. Overnight in the Hermanus area.

Day 05: Cape Alguhas - Kapula Candles - Mossel Bay (approx. 420 km)

Today the journey goes through the hilly landscape and granary of South Africa. In the morning the southernmost point of Africa, the Cape Alguhas is on the program. There the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean. From the observation platform of the lighthouse this natural spectacle can be observed very well from above. In Bredasdorp you will visit the shop of Kapula Candles. This is where the handmade candles are produced, which are also well-known in Europe and make excellent souvenirs or gifts to take home. You will spend your lunch break in Swellendam that also marks the beginning of the Garden Route. In the early evening you reach the coast at Mossel Bay along the Garden Route. The sailors Bartolomeus Diaz and Vasco da Gama stopped at this coast long before you did. Here you have the opportunity to swim in the Indian Ocean for the first time. Overnight stay in a hotel close to the beach in the Mossel Bay area.

Day 06: Garden Route - Knysna - Tsitsikamma National Park (approx. 250 km)

The Garden Route is one of the most popular travel destinations in South Africa. It officially starts at Swellendam and ends in Hermansdorp, just before Port Elizabeth. Today's tour takes you to the impressive harbor town of Knysna. You will take a coffee break in the harbor there before riding up to the so-called Heads. A short walk takes you high above the cliffs with their unique viewpoints. Continue on to the Monkeyland Reserve, which you can visit as part of an optional guided tour. In the course of the afternoon you follow a varied route and reach the Tsitsikamma National Park. Overnight stay in Storms River.

OUR TIP: Monkeyland Reserve

Day 07: Garden Route - Surfer's Paradise J'Bay - Addo Elephant National Park (approx. 230 km)

Today we ride again along the Garden Route and a little bit on the famous Route 62. For your coffee break you reach the world famous surfer's paradise Jeffries Bay or J'Bay for short. The outlet shops of Billabong Surfer Girl, Country Feeling, Quicksilver, Rip Curl and Jeffrey's Bay South Africa Surf Clothing guarantee not only surfers a cheap shopping fun. At lunch time you will reach your accommodation near Addo and relax at the pool. In the late afternoon you start for one of the best highlights of the tour, a combined sunset and evening safari, in an open jeep, with snacks, beer and wine. In the old days, the first settlers of the Addo region, unfortunately had to decimate the elephants in order to protect their fields and crops. This led to the establishment of the National Park back in 1931, which today is once again home to the BIG FIVE - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Overnight in the Addo area.

Day 08: Klein Karoo - Graaff Reinet - Valley of Desolation (approx. 250 km)

Today yo ride through the Klein Karoo region to the next highlight. The old town of Graaff Reinet, with its over 200 listed buildings, represents one of the best preserved historic sites in the country. With a bit of luck you will get to see some of the numerous blue monkeys and antelopes on the way. Before lunch break, take the narrow and winding road, into the Valley of Desolation National Park. After a short walk you will have a fantastic view of the village, the valley and the Karoo. You will arrive at your centrally located hotel in time for lunch. There you can relax by the pool or take a walk to see this beautiful town. Overnight stay in Graaff Reinet.

Day 09: Karoo - Oudtshorn - Ostrich farms (approx. 340 km)

Oudtshorn would actually be just a sleepy little town behind the mountains if it wasn't for some large ostrich farms. The old heyday of the ostrich farms is now over, but the meat and leather production has become profitable again for the local breeders. On a visit to one of these farms you will be given an interesting guided tour and an insight into how this unique bird is used today. For dinner there is of course fresh ostrich fillet on the menu, this paired with one of the good local wines and the evening is perfect. Overnight stay in the Oudtshorn area.

Day 10: Route 62 - Port and Whisky Ronnies Sex Shop - Country Pumpkin (approx. 335 km)

In the morning we continue our journey along the famous Route 62, which is comparable to the American Route 66, only a bit smaller, but at least as charming. It was originally used to open up the Klein Karoo. The first stop is the Boplaas Wine Estate with its excellent port wines and local whiskeys. You will of course visit the obligatory biker pubs along the way, such as Ronny's Sex Shop or the Country Pumpkin in Barrydale. The owners are of course all keen Harley-Davidson® riders and always look forward to a biker visit. In the afternoon there are three more beautiful passes and you will spend the night in the Touws River area, the whole region is known for its dried fruit industry and the countless orchards bear witness to this.

Day 11: Cape Winelands - The 7 Passes Tour (approx. 325 km)

In the morning you start with the first beautiful stretch over the passes in the Winelands. After a coffee break in the middle of the Winelands, you will ride the two winding Baviaans Kloof and Du Toits Kloof passes and after a lunch break at a wine estate, you will take the Franschoek Pass under your wheels. The Winelands, with famous towns such as Robertson, Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch, is just an hour's ride from Cape Town. The region is home to the oldest European settlements on the black continent. The very fertile area is especially known for its agricultural products and of course the wine. Over some more challenging mountain passes you will reach the heart of the wine country in the early evening. Overnight stay in the Stellenbosch area.

Day 12: Cape of Good Hope Chapman's Peak - Cape Town (approx.160 km)

Today you leave Stellenbosch and the wine region. From there you ride back to the coast, where you meet the Atlantic Ocean again at Muizenberg. Along the coast you reach the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Continue along the famous scenic road, Chapman's Peak Drive, to the idyllic Hout Bay, famous for its seal colonies and the white sharks that hunt there on the offshore islands. You will arrive back in Cape Town via Camps Bay just in time for lunch. You will spend your last two days of the tour there. After dropping off the motorcycles, you will have the afternoon and evening at leisure. Visit one of the many restaurants in the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

OUR TIP: Sunset on the sailing catamaran, followed by dinner in one of the good steak & fish restaurants in Cape Town (depending on the weather, also possible on the following day).

Day 13: Free time in Cape Town

Every adventure has an end and, unfortunately, today is your last tour day in Cape Town. We recommend that you visit the Waterfront, Long Street, Green Market Square for shopping or take one of the locally offered helicopter tours. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

OUR TIP: Helicopter tour over the bays around Cape Town and Table Mountain.

Day 14: Return flight to Europe

Depending on your departure time, you will have the morning at your disposal for last explorations in Cape Town. In the course of the day the transfer to the airport Cape Town takes place. Day or night flight with a renowned airline to your chosen departure point (connection flights possible).

Day 14/15: Arrival in Europe

Arrival at your chosen departure point in the late evening or in the course of the next morning and the end of the trip.

- The itinerary / accommodation / services are subject to change. -