The African Dream: Motorcycle tour in South Africa

Experience

Experience wild savannahs, majestic mountains and picturesque coasts

13-day motorcycle tour through South Africa
From Cape Town, ride along the breathtaking, world-famous coastal roads, to cross spectacular mountain ranges. From wide roads in the semi-arid desert, on to winding streets along the fertile coast – this motorcycle tour lets you experience it all. You can appreciate the authentic beauty of the Cape from all angles with your motorcycle. Enjoy African sunsets around a traditional South African campfire beneath the stars. A visit to South Africa is not complete without a safari and a chance to see the country's wildlife. That will surely be a highlight of your motorbike tour.

Tour highlights

Your South African motorcycle dream

Enjoy breathtaking views, unforgettable African experiences, and a diverse range of roads that have been selected specifically for the enjoyment of motorcyclists. This tour is one of the most popular adventure routes for motorcyclists in South Africa, and is perfect for couples and less experienced riders.

Your complete, carefree package

All you have to do is arrive, and our partner will take care of everything else. Your BMW GS is already waiting for you. Our partner will ensure that you can enjoy optimal route planning, top-class accommodation, and authentic local restaurants.

Certified BMW Motorrad tour guides

Experienced IIA off-road instructors (International Instructors Academy) will accompany you on your journey and provide expert tips, as well as some useful tricks. Small group sizes mean that you receive optimal supervision, allowing you to enjoy your tour to its fullest.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Day 3

Upon arrival, our partner will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel so that you can check in and freshen up. After a bite to eat, you and your group will make your way straight to Table Mountain.

You will ride southward along the western side of the Cape Peninsula and see the famous Chapman's Peak Drive for yourself. Your destination is the spectacular Cape of Good Hope, as well as Cape Point. After lunch, you will continue along the coast towards the Stellenbosch Winelands, where you can enjoy the finest wines South Africa has to offer. The perfect end to an eventful day.

On the third day, you will ride from the Karoo to the Robertson Wine Route. You'll head inland via the Bainskloof Pass and Mitchell's Pass towards Ceres. You'll get a taste of the semi-arid Karoo before turning off into the fertile Koo Valley, which is located to the east of the Robertson Wine Route.

Day 4 – Day 8

The famous Route 62 awaits you. This world-renowned route through a stunning landscape also allows you to explore the Breede River Wine Valley. After an exhilarating ride across the Tradouw Pass, you will join Route 62 and make your way to the breathtaking canyon at Seweweekspoort.

On the fifth day, you will continue from the Swartberg Mountains to the Garden Route, and to the ostrich capital of South Africa. You will spend most of the day riding amidst the sandstone formations of the Swartberg Mountains. Firstly, you will ride once again through the canyon at Seweweekspoort, then you will cross the Swartberg Pass to the north and continue further south via Meiringspoort.

The ride to the coast along Robinson's Pass will take you from the semi-arid Little Karoo region to the Garden Route, which runs through a lush, green area of South Africa. For the rest of the day, you will follow the Indian Ocean coast to reach a hidden gem of the Tsitsikamma region. A visit to a traditional ostrich farm will be the icing on the cake.

On the eighth day, you will ride from Camdeboo back to Cape Town via the Garden Route. This will be a relatively short ride, and you will reach your destination by lunchtime. Then, you can get yourself ready for your safari in the afternoon, and treat yourself to a little break to reflect on the experiences you've enjoyed so far.

Day 9 – Day 13

The open plains of Camdeboo await you! You will ride inland with your group, on your way to the fourth-oldest city in South Africa. You will leave the Karoo region once again and ride through the open plains via Outeniqua Pass, towards the Garden Route. You will spend the night in the coastal town of Wilderness.

On the eleventh day, you will ride to the southernmost point of Africa, and you will have the opportunity to take a ride on a gravel road for a more intense adventure. Here, you will spend the night right on the Indian Ocean.

The next day you continue your tour with a stop after lunch in Hermanus, a town famous for its whale watching. The journey continues along a coastal road on the eastern side of False Bay towards Cape Town. This journey follows the coast, and will probably be your favourite leg of the whole tour.

Depending on when your flight departs, you may also have time to visit the V&A Waterfront and do some shopping. Our partner will arrange a transfer to the airport for you.

The safari tour is the absolute highlight, and one that our guests will find unforgettable.

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Cristian Dragan

Managing Director, Motorcycle Hub SRL

Experience details

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Additional options

Additional options

Your journey takes place on an F 750 GS. If you would like to ride a different model, you can choose from the following models for an additional charge:

  • BMW F 850 GS: EUR 150
  • BMW R 1250 GS: EUR 500
  • BMW R 1250 GS Adventure: EUR 500

The single room supplement is EUR 700
The price for one passenger is EUR 4,460

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The bike used for the tour, the BMW GS

The bike used for the tour, the BMW GS

The BMW GS family makes every surface you will find on the tour a uniquely enjoyable riding experience. If you wish to expand your horizons, you mustn't lose sight of your destination. Thanks to their comprehensive equipment, you can adjust the bikes to your needs with ease, allowing you to enjoy each and every second.

The vehicles may vary from the ones depicted, the image serves only to represent the product family.

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Group of motorcyclists standing in front of a sign in Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

How can I book a FUEL FOR LIFE experience?

Are you interested in a special experience? Then submit your query via "Send request now". The button can be found at the top right. Then fill in your contact details.

In the overview that follows, you can select the options you want from the services available. Our partner who is organising the tour will send you a quote in a timely manner that is tailored to suit your preferences, and they will be available to answer any further questions you may have.

Please note that submitting an enquiry to our partner does not constitute a firm booking. The booking will be confirmed directly between you and our partner in the next step.

Who is the organiser of the trip?

This experience is offered by our certified partner Motorcycle Hub SRL under its own name, and they will organise the tour independently. All of the information relating to this offering, including pricing information, was provided by Motorcycle Hub SRL.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

Our partner Motorcycle Hub SRL has a team who will be happy to help answer any questions you may have about the offering. You can simply email them at the following address: tours@rideinromania.com

We would also be happy to assist you if necessary. You can reach us by email at the following address: fuelforlife@bmw-motorrad.com

Can I ride my own motorcycle?

You can select the motorcycle you prefer from our partner’s fleet of BMW motorcycles.

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Organising partner

Motorcycle Hub SRL is an official partner of BMW Motorrad, and is based in Bucharest, Romania. With more than 10 years of experience in the travel and motorbike tour industry, our partner organises tours in Eastern Europe, the African continent, Western Europe and South America. They offer high-quality motorbike trips on an international level.

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