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Motorcycle Tour
South Africa: The Wildlife & Panorama Route

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From Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park, to Magoebaskloof, and along with one of the most beautiful roads in Africa, the famous Panorama Route offers breathtaking wildlife sightings in the north-eastern part of South Africa that will leave a deep mark in your memories.

Pricing

per rider in shared twin/double room incl. rental motorcycle BMW GS 750 €3,990.00 $4,438.71 ?
per rider in shared twin/double room incl. BMW 1250 GS (optional Honda Africa Twin Adv. Sport) €4,490.00 $4,994.94 ?
per rider in shared twin/double room incl. BMW 1250 GS Adventure (optional KTM 1290 Super Adventure R) €4,690.00 $5,217.43 ?
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per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €1,890.00 $2,102.55 ?
per person single room (surcharge) - (surcharge, only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room") €290.00 $322.61 ?
Optional - pre and post overnight stay, and extension of the trip possible on request

Included

7 days rental motorcycle BMW GS 750 unlimited mileage & insurance
English and German-speaking guides with more than 20 years of experience in Africa
1 certified tour guide/ certified motorcycle riding safety instructor on a motorcycle
Escort vehicle for luggage & for the temporary riding of pillion rider/passenger
1 safety briefing on riding in South Africa
6 guided tours
7 nights in double rooms in comfortable hotels, guest houses & lodges
7 x breakfast & dinner
Entrance to the Kruger National Park
All entrance fees to the sights
Safari drive in a 4 x 4 vehicle in the Kruger
Maps, routes and information brochure, daily briefings
Airport transfer to and from JNB
T-shirt
Not included
Flight to Johannisburg & back
personal insurances - travel health insurance. Medical evacuation. Travel cancellation insurance.
Rider equipment
Deposit for the rental motorcycle
Petrol, approx. 15 Euro per day & road tolls
Lunch & Drinks
All services not listed under included features, as well as personal expenses

More details

Total distance: approx. 1500 Km
7 nights / 6 riding days
Daily stages: 50 - 430 Km
Minimum number of participants: 6
Max. 6 riders per guide / max. 12 riders per group
Meeting point: O.R.Tambo Airport Johannesburg/ South Africa
Rental +650 cc motorcycles on request and subject to availability: various desired rental motorcycles of the brands BMW, KTM, and Honda
Insurance: deductible BMW 750: 1300,- € / BMW 1250 GS & Honda Africa Twin: 1700,- € / BMW 1250 GSA & KTM 1290 SAR: 2000,- €
Expertise level 1: suitable for beginners/ returnees, as well as advanced skiers
Bookable until 30 days before
Your accommodation: On this tour, we travel from resort to resort. This means that you are always on the safe side and stay in very good and comfortable hotels, guest houses & lodges.
Your luggage will be ahead of you at the hotel every day - Please pack as much as necessary and not as much as possible. We organize luggage transport so that you can travel very easily. You also benefit from this escort vehicle at the highlights as it serves as a cloakroom for you so you can walk lightly to the lookout point.
Escort vehicle - To make it a little more comfortable for all of us, the escort vehicle transports an extra portion of water, additional first aid equipment, and tools. The first cool drink in the evening is also provided. One piece of luggage per person can travel here.
Requirements: Complete protective clothing, boots, pants, jacket, helmet, motorcycle gloves / Driving license, and international driving license / Ability - Physical & mental & unrestricted - Capable of riding 500 Km per day / Passport - must be valid for at least 6 months on return date / Insurance - Overseas travel medical insurance. Medical repatriation. Travel cancellation insurance. / Covid 19 - PCR test on departure. Two more PCR tests from an accredited laboratory in South Africa.
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.

Description

For this great week on a rental motorbike in Southern Africa, you only need to take care of your flight to Johannesburg yourself, we will organize the rest for your unforgettable experience on two wheels with impressive routes and memories of the "Big 5" (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard).

On the day of arrival, we will pick you up at O.R. Tambo airport and take you to your desired rental motorcycle. We use the afternoon and evening to prepare for the week ahead. You will get to know your motorcycle and receive a safety briefing for the machine and for the appropriate behavior on the roads of South Africa. You will learn a lot about the special features of the trip and know who will accompany you.

Tour Highlights:

Followed by an escort vehicle loaded with your luggage, we move east from Pretoria after visiting a lion park. Close to the Kruger National Park, we stay in a great accommodation which is equipped with everything a biker's heart desires.

From Mbombela, formerly Nelspruit, we start the following day to visit one highlight after the other on the Panorama Route. The Mac Mac Waterfalls, the Blyde River Canyon, the Potholes, and much more will be visited.

To live up to the name of this tour, South African wildlife is also the focus of our activities. Kudus, baboons, and springboks will surely be spotted by you, the next day we are looking for the "Big 5" in the Kruger National Park.

On the fifth day, we head to Magoebaskloof and spend 2 days in this holiday region so popular among South Africans. For motorcyclists, it is a must to stop at the World's View after many great curves and enjoy the view over Limpopo.

A safari lodge and a crocodile ranch serve us once again pure wildlife before we start our return journey to Gauteng and we look back on the past days together during a South African Braai.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1/ individual arrival at Johannesburg airport/ special features of the trip/ meet participants.

As with our other tours in Southern Africa, we spend the first day after your arrival in the morning making final preparations for the week ahead. We will collect your chosen rental motorcycle together and you will receive a safety briefing, including how to behave like a tourist on South African roads. You will be provided with route information, maps, and GPS data. The first evening we spend socially with a typical South African dinner.

- Highlights

Arrival in the metropolis of Gauteng

Shopping for essentials

Takeover and technical briefing of the motorcycle you wish to rent

Getting to know the guidelines and the other participants

Overnight stay in a comfortable lodge in Pretoria

Day 2/ 08.00 departure to Lion Park/ noon departure to Mpumalanga/ approx. 430 Km

A visit to a lion park is on the agenda for the morning of the first riding day. But don't worry, your rental motorcycle will stay outside until after midday when we head east.

Since 2014, the former metropolitan region of Nelspruit is called "Mbombela". Also known as the gateway to Kruger Park, Mbombela is an excellent overnight destination for our trip. We find our way here via the village of Kaapschehoop, 1486 meters above sea level, near which we are sure to spot wild horses.

- Highlights

King of the animals in a park

Wild horses in Kaapschehoop

The first curves outside of Gauteng

Overnight stay in a very well kept Guest House

Day 3/ 08.00 Departure to the Panorama Route/ approx. 260 Km

At the foothills of the Drakensberg lies one of the most beautiful roads in Africa. Some of the absolute highlights of South Africa are the Three Rondavels in the Blyde River Canyon, the breathtaking view of God's Window, the many waterfalls along the route, and the Bourke's Luck Potholes as bizarrely shaped rock formations. On this tour, we'll be on the lookout for bushbuck, klipspringers, kudus, baboons, and jackals.

- Highlights

Three Rondavels in the Blyde River Canyon

God's Window & Bourke's Luck Potholes

Biker Bar in Graskop & Pancakes in Sabie

Kudus & Baboons, Jackals & Bushbucks

Day 4/ 08.00 Departure to Kruger National Park/ Game Drive without motorbikes

A safari in the Kruger National Park is another highlight of this trip. Not without reason this nature reserve belongs to one of the most valuable treasures of Africa. Here you will experience a species-rich animal world in untouched nature. Look forward to impressive sightings of the "Big 5" - lion, rhino, leopard, buffalo, and elephant, as well as other fantastic safari experiences.

- Highlights

Day trip in a 4 x 4 vehicle

Entrance to the Kruger National Park

Comfortable accommodation

Day 5/ 08.00 Departure to Magoebaskloof/ approx. 300 Km

After satisfying our need for game sightings in the Kruger National Park with a comfortable game drive, today we head out on the motorcycles towards Magoebaskloof. Among South Africans, this area of Limpopo is a very well-known and popular destination. We will also be thrilled by this region so unknown among Europeans.

- Highlights

Whiteriver

Hazyview

comfortable safari lodge

Day 6/ Magoebaskloof & Surroundings/ approx. 200 Km

Today we go in search of more wild animals in the surroundings of Magoebaskloof. We will find them at a crocodile ranch as well as at the Safari Lodge, which is our exceptional place to spend the night. With the motorcycles, we will take some great pictures from the World's View and have a break at the Debengeni Waterfalls.

- Highlights

Crocodile Ranch

Debengeni Waterfalls

World's View

Day 7/ 08.00 Departure to Pretoria

After visiting the Long Tom Monument in Haentersburg, which is reminiscent of the Boer War, we set off for Pretoria and spend one last great evening together over a South African Braai to look back on the past week with enthusiasm.

- Highlights

Long Tom Monument

South African Braai

Day 8/ individual departure

Now nothing stands in the way of your flight home with a lot of great pictures & thoughts in your luggage. From Johannesburg, most flights leave in the evening for Europe, so that you still have enough time for yourself during the day.

- Highlights

a relaxing last day at the pool

or South African shopping

drop off of the rental motorbike of your choice