South Africa Adventure

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

Pricing

Price
PRICES: 14.11. - 28.11.2020 / 28.11. - 12.12.2020:
per rider in shared twin/double room €5,445.00 $6,057.33 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €3,745.00 $4,166.16 ?
per rider per person single room (surcharge) €5,995.00 $6,669.19 ?
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PRICES: 23.01. - 06.02.2021 / 06.02. - 20.02.2021 / 20.02. - 06.03.2021 / 06.03. - 20.03.2021 / 30.10. - 13.11.2021 / 13.11. - 27.11.2021 / 27.11. - 11.12.2021:
per rider in shared twin/double room €5,595.00 $6,224.20 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €3,795.00 $4,221.78 ?
per driver in single room €6,195.00 $6,891.68 ?

Features

Features
Scheduled/chartered economy class flight with a renowned airline from/to Frankfurt to Cape Town (connecting flights possible)
All European and South African aviation security charges
Kerosene surcharges Status 04/2020
Air traffic tax for departures ex Germany
12 overnight stays in good/upscale middle class hotels/lodges/B&B's according to the travel program
12 x breakfast (mix of full continental and buffet)
Motorcycle rental (BIG TWIN) for the period indicated incl. free kilometres and statutory liability insurance
TOPSCHUTZ: 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 in case of damage has to be paid by the customer first, after the tour the damage will be submitted and the SB costs will be refunded 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)
TOPSCHUTZ: Disclaimer for tyre damage
TOPSCHUTZ: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
24 hours german speaking hotline
DOT approved half-shell helmets
German speaking tour guide from/to Cape Town during the motorcycle tour by an experienced motorcycle guide
Support vehicle with local guide during the whole motorcycle tour
Luggage transfer during the tour 1 piece of luggage of 23 kg each plus a small hand baggage (We would like to ask you to refrain from using hard-shell suitcases, because they cause problems during transport in the support vehicle)
Welcome Dinner in an African restaurant
Visit to an ostrich farm
BIG FIVE game drive 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 features
Expenditure for personal needs
Hotel parking fees
Gasoline, oil
Motorcycle and rainwear
Entrance fees for attractions or parks
Tips
Travel Insurance
Everything not listed under benefits
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Additional bookable lines:
Flight surcharge ex Germany EUR 100
Flight surcharge ex Switzerland/Austria EUR 200
Prices for other departure points on request
Surcharge for Rail & Fly in 2nd class EUR 85 per person
Supplement for all Touring models (Electra Glide®, Street Glide®, Road Glide ®, Road King®: 150 €.

More details

More details
Duration: 15 days
Total distance: 2500 km
Minimum number of participants: 12 persons If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to four weeks before the start of the trip.
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- Our bikes - Important information:
The following motorcycle types are available on request. Please inform us of two types of motorcycles when booking. However, no guaranteed commitment can be made for the machine type. With your registration we need a copy of your driving licence and passport. All models mostly come directly from Harley-Davidson ® authorized rentals™ partners and are current model years in top condition.
ULTRA/ELECTRA GLIDE ® - Very comfortable touring machine, air-cooled Twin Cam Milwaukee Eight™107/114, 1750/1870 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, partly ABS, windscreen, 2 side panniers, top case, audio system. Especially suitable for 2 persons.
STREET GLIDE ® - Comfortable touring machine for long trips, air-cooled Twin Cam Milwaukee Eight™107/114, 1750/1870 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, partly ABS, windscreen, 2 side panniers. Audio system. Especially suitable for 2 persons.
ROAD KING ® - Comfortable touring machine for long rides, air-cooled Twin Cam Milwaukee Eight™ 107/114, 1750/1870 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, partly ABS, windscreen, 2 side panniers / bags. Especially suitable for 2 persons.
HERITAGE SOFTAIL ® - Classic touring machine for long rides, air-cooled Twin Cam 103™ / Milwaukee Eight™107, 1690/1750 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6 speed gearbox, ABS, windscreen, 2 side pockets. Especially suitable for 2 persons. Sportster ® 883/1200, ROAD GLIDE ® various SOFTAIL ® model variants, as well as other models bookable on request!
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Entry requirements:
German, Austrian and Swiss citizens need a valid machine-readable European passport to enter South Africa. As citizens of other countries as mentioned above you may need a visa to enter South Africa!
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Special features:
Left-hand traffic
A major credit card is required
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1/2 double rooms can be booked on request; if a 1/2 double room is already available, we will confirm your booking. If the 1/2 double room is not yet available, we will confirm a single room first. As soon as we receive a booking for the second half of the room, we will immediately credit you with the single room supplement.
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For the takeover of the machines it is absolutely necessary to present a credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express).
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An honest word among bikers
With the following lines we would like to prepare you 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 holiday type and a general package tour is that you are actively involved. Riding a motorcycle is one of the most beautiful things in life. At least for us bikers. The main focus of the trip is motorcycling through unique landscapes. We have designed the programs in such a way that both driving fun and experience are available 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 goal together, happy and healthy. If you have doubts about your health, fitness or experience, please contact us beforehand. We would like to achieve the optimal holiday experience for you as well.
The daily stages are on average 250 - 400 kilometres long. That sounds a lot, but cannot be compared with the same route in Europe, considering that often 80 kilometres without passing through a town and a whole day without traffic lights are on the programme. There are also traffic jams as good as never. We are rarely in the saddle for more than five hours during the whole day. We reach our daily destination between 16 - 18 o'clock, depending on the season. Depending on the weather or temperatures, we may have to get out 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.
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Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

South Africa Motorcycle Tour: Join us on one of the classic motorcycle tours South Africa through one of the most beautiful parts of the black continent to South Africa. Winter in Europe is the season there, enjoy the summer on the other side of the equator while the cold season is at home. Cape Town, the Garden Route, the Winelands, Route 62, Animal Safaris and the Cape of Good Hope are the highlights here.

Tour schedule:

Day 01: Flight to South Africa

Tonight you start your Harley® adventure South Africa. After check-in you will depart from your chosen point of departure on a night flight with a renowned airline across the African continent to Cape Town. (ca.transfer connection possible)

Day 02: Arrival in Cape Town

During the morning you will arrive in Cape Town and be met 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 Waterfront before meeting your local tour guide. This is followed by a welcome dinner in an African restaurant, with music and shows. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Day 03: Cape Town

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

TIP: City Tour & Table Mountain

Day 04: Atlantic coast: penguins and whales (ca.140 km)

In the morning you will be transferred to the rental station where you will pick up your machines. After completing the formalities and a short briefing you will be ready to go. You drive over the national road to Gordon's Bay, where you have your lunch break. From there you will drive along the picturesque coastal road to Betty's Bay to visit the penguin colony located there. Your day's destination is the old whaling town of Hermanus. The town is now famous for its whale crier, which in season points out the whales swimming in the bay. Overnight stay in the Hermanus area.

Day 05: Cape Alguhas - Kapula candles - Mossel Bay (ca.420 km)

Today the journey goes through the hilly landscape and granary of South Africa. In the morning the most southern point of Africa, Cape Alguhas, is on the program. There the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean and from the viewing platform of the lighthouse there, 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, which are also known in Europe, come from. They are an excellent souvenir for your home. You will spend the lunch break in Swellendam, which also marks the beginning of the garden route. In the early evening, along the Garden Route, you will reach the coast at Mossel Bay. The sailors Bartolomeus Diaz and Vasco da Gama stopped at this coast long before you. Here you have the opportunity to swim in the Indian Ocean for the first time. Overnight stay in a hotel near the beach in the Mossel Bay area.

Day 06: Garden Route - Knysna - Tsitsikamma National Park (ca.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 port city of Knysna. You will have a coffee break in the harbour before you drive up to the so-called Heads. A short walk takes you high above the cliffs with their unique viewpoints. The tour continues to the Monkeyland Reserve, which you can visit on 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.

TIP: Monkeyland Reserve

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

Today we will drive again along the Garden Route and a little bit on the famous Route 62, before we reach the world famous surfer paradise Jeffries Bay or J'Bay for short. The local 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 lunchtime you can reach your accommodation near Addo and you can relax a little bit 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. The first settlers, in the Addo region, unfortunately decimated the elephants in the old days to just under a dozen to protect their fields and crops. This led to the establishment of the National Park in 1931, which today is once again home to the BIG FIVE - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Overnight stay in the Addo area.

Day 08: Small Karoo - Graaff Reinet - Valley of Desolation (ca.250 km)

Your tour today takes you through the Klein Karoo region to the next highlight. The old town of Graaff Reinet, with over 200 listed buildings, is one of the best preserved historic sites in the country. If you are lucky, you will see some of the many blue monkeys and antelopes along the way. Before lunch break, take the narrow and winding road into the Valley of Desolation National Park. Once you reach the top of the viewpoint, you will have a fantastic view of the town, the valley and the Karoo after a short walk. In time for lunch you reach your centrally located hotel. There you can relax by the pool or take a walk around this beautiful city. Overnight stay in Graaff Reinet.

Day 09: Karoo - Oudtshorn - ostrich farms (ca.340 km)

Actually, Oudtshorn would be just a sleepy little town behind the mountains, if there weren't some big ostrich farms. The old heyday of ostrich farms is now over, but the meat and leather production has become profitable again for the local breeders. When you visit one of these farms, you will be offered an interesting guided tour and an insight into the current use of this unique bird. For dinner you will of course have fresh ostrich filet 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 Ronnie's Sex Shop - Country Pumpkin (ca.335 km)

This morning the journey continues on the famous Route 62, which is known here in the country and is comparable to the American Route 66, only a little smaller, but at least as attractive. It was originally used to open up the Klein Karoo. The first stop is the Boplaas Winery with its excellent port wines and local whiskies. Along the way you will of course visit the obligatory biker pubs, such as Ronny's Sex Shop or the Country Pumpkin in Barrydale. The owners are of course all enthusiastic Harley-Davidson® riders and always look forward to a visit from a biker. In the afternoon there are three more beautiful passes to go and you will spend the night in the Touws River area, the whole region is famous for its dried fruit industry and the countless orchards bear witness to this.

Day 11: Winelands at the Cape - the 7 passes tour (ca.325 km)

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

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

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

TIP: Sunset on the sailing catamaran, followed by dinner in one of the good steaks & fish restaurants of Cape Town (depending on the weather possibly the following day)

Day 13: Free time in Cape Town

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

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

Day 14: Return flight to Europe

Depending on the departure time, the morning is at your disposal for last explorations in Cape Town. In the course of the day you will be transferred to Cape Town Airport. Day or night flight with a renowned airline to your chosen departure point (transfer possible).

Day 14/15: Arrival in Europe

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

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