Namibia is undoubtedly a fascinating country, with very different landscapes and pristine beauty.
|per rider in double room||€5,490.00 $6,107.39 ?|
|per pillion passinger in a double room||€2,190.00 $2,436.28 ?|
|per rider in single room||€5,920.00 $6,585.75 ?|
|Rental motorcycle: BMW F850GS (surcharge)||€100.00 $111.25 ?|
|Rental motorcycle: BMW F850GS Adventure (surcharge)||€200.00 $222.49 ?|
|Rental motorcycle: BMW R1250GS (surcharge)||€600.00 $667.47 ?|
|Rental motorcycle: BMW R1250GS Adventure (surcharge)||€850.00 $945.59 ?|
|Motorcycle: BMW F 750GS|
|Tips for 3 dinners|
|Tour guide with motorcycle|
|Fish River Canyon Entrance|
|Kolmanskop ghost town - Lüderitz|
|Accommodation - including 13 x breakfast and 6 x dinner (3 and 4 stars)|
|Namib-Naukluft-Park visit - Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem entrance fee|
|Support vehicle, which can also transport a limited amount of luggage per participant|
|Complete motorcycle insurance|
|Tip for suitcase carrier|
|Transfer between airport and hotel|
|Cape Peninsula Day Tour - Cape Town|
|Wild horses at Aus|
|Flight tickets and fees|
|Helmets and rider's equipment|
|Lunch and not mentioned dinner|
|Deposit for the motorcycle, which will be refunded upon return|
|Deposit for the equipment, which will be refunded on return|
|Insurance of any kind - liability, health or travel insurance|
|Everything not listed under benefits|
|Tour start: Cape Town SA|
|Tour end: Windhoek NAM|
|Participants: Minimum number of participants 6 riders, maximum number of participants 10 riders|
|Duration: 14 days|
|Region: South Africa, Namibia|
|Road condition: Asphalt 60% (only leads over mainly well asphalted roads); 40% Gravel (are unpaved roads and paths that are levelled, often very good to ride, but can also have sand passages, gravel roads, "corrugated iron" and potholes)|
|Difficulty rate: 1 (of 5) The whole route runs on well developed asphalt roads, which are partly curvy, but mostly easy to master.|
|Experience: Experience on unpaved roads / off-road required.|
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
The endless expanse of the horizon and the silence of the desert give a feeling of freedom, released from the hectic and pressure of today's world. It offers the traveller a very extraordinary experience and Namibia should not be missing on the "To do list" of long distance travellers, especially not of endurists who want to experience the sheer endless Gravelpads (as the unpaved roads are called here).
The contrasts in Namibia are unique in Africa, from the flora and fauna to the geological highlights: the Namib Desert, the oldest desert on earth or the Fish River Canyon, the 2nd largest canyon on earth.
Our tour starts in Cape Town and ends in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. After exploring the Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain, we will continue north, towards the Namibian border, through Namaqualand, which is known for its springtime flowering.
Arrived in Namibia, we are fascinated by a landscape in its original state, the 160km long and more than 500m deep Fish River Canyon. Afterwards we follow a piece of the Orange River, the southern border river of Namibia, one of the few that carry water all year round, and arrive in Lüderitz. In Lüderitz, the first German settlement in the former German Southwest Africa, many art nouveau buildings still adorn the town. A few kilometres outside is the ghost town of Kolmanskuppe, sinking into the desert sand, from the diamond rush that began here.
On the way to Sesriem there is a good chance to see wild horses living in the desert at Aus. From Sesriem we will explore one of the absolute highlights of the Namib-Naukluft-Park, the Sossusvlei and the Deadvlei. These clay hollows, surrounded by the highest dunes in the world, are a fairy tale of sand. The next destination takes us back to the Atlantic coast, to the harbour town of Swakopmund.
Arriving in Swakopmund, whose railway station was once considered the most beautiful in all of Africa, which is still marked by its colonial past and many buildings remind one of a small German town, you have the opportunity to take a rest day or to discover some of the excursion destinations in the area.
Now we leave Swakopmund and the coast again and ride in direction to the Brandberg, not in order to climb the King's Stone, with 2573m the highest mountain of Namibia, but in order to discover in the Damaraland some geologically interesting things as the Petrified Forest from the earth antiquity, the Burnt Mountain, a relic of the earth middle ages or the basalt columns that are formed like organ pipes. Not far from there is a very important heritage of African art and early history. In the valley of Twyfelfontein, now declared a National Monument, is one of the most extensive sites of rock engravings in the world. The over 2000 petroglyphs are up to 10 000 years old.
The northernmost point of our trip is also the most famous highlight for Namibia travelers, the Etosha National Park or as the Ovambo say: place of dry water. It is one of the most renowned game parks in Africa and its abundance of wildlife is certainly one of its most outstanding features. You can take an optional game drive or observe the scenery from the comfort of your camp, with a sundowner and biltong, a holiday experience of the highest standard. Especially in the evenings and at night the main actors come to the illuminated waterholes at the camp for a unique performance and show you who sets the tone here.
Full of unforgettable impressions we head south again to make a last stop in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Here, a visit to Joe`s Beer House is obligatory, as not knowing Joe`s Beer House means not knowing Windhoek.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Cape Town
Day 2: Cape Town - Cape Town: 150 km
Day 3: Cape Town - Van Rhynsdorp: 340 km
Day 4: Van Rhynsdorp - External sweep: 440 km
Day 5: Return home - Fish River Canyon: 180 km
Day 6: Fish River Canyon - From: 290 km
Day 7: Off - Sossusvlei: 390 km
Day 8: Sossusvlei - Sossusvlei: 0 km
Day 9: Sossusvlei - Swakopmund: 350 km
Day 10: Swakopmund - Erongo Wilderness: 240 km
Day 11: Erongo Wilderness: - Etosha: 310 km
Day 12: Etosha - Etosha: 0 km
Day 13: Etosha - Windhoek: 420 km
Day 14: Departure day: Windhoek - Europe: 0 km
After the motorcycles have been returned, there is still some time left to look back on the experiences of the past days and maybe talk to newly won friends again before we fly back home.
Some highlights of the tour
Cape of Good Hope
Wild horses at Aus
Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem
Swakopmund with historic buildings from the colonial period
Fish River Canyon
Etosha National Park Game Drive