Motorcycle Tour
Namibia, the desert adventure

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Namibia is undoubtedly a fascinating country, with very different landscapes and pristine beauty.

Pricing

per driver in a double room €5,490.00 $6,107.39 ?
per partner in a double room €2,190.00 $2,436.28 ?
Single room surcharge €430.00 $478.36 ?
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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 ?

Features

Motorcycle: BMW F 750GS
Top case
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
Accompanying vehicle, which can also transport a limited amount of luggage per participant
Complete motorcycle insurance
Unlimited mileage
Tipping porter
Transfer between airport and hotel
Cape Peninsula Day Tour - Cape Town
Wild horses at Aus
Not included features
Airline tickets and fees
Petrol
Helmets and rider equipment
Customs fees
Drinks
Lunch and dinner not mentioned
Deposit for the motorcycle, which will be refunded upon return
Deposit for the equipment, which will be refunded on return
Insurances of any kind - liability, health, or travel insurance
Everything that is not specified under services

More details

Tour start: Cape Town SA
End of tour: Windhoek NAM
Participants: minimum number of participants 6 riders, maximum number of participants 10 riders
Duration: 14 days
Region: South Africa, Namibia
Distance: 3100km
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Route:
one-way tour
Road condition: Asphalt 60% (leads only over predominantly well asphalted roads); 40% Gravel (are not asphalted roads and ways, which are leveled, often very well to drive, but also sand passages, gravel distances, "corrugated iron" and Potholes can have)
Difficulty rate: 1 (out of 5) The entire route runs on well-maintained asphalt roads, some of which are winding but mostly easy to negotiate.
Experience: Experience on unpaved roads / off-road required.
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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.

Description

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.

Tour description:

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

Table Mountain

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