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South Africa Tour SAT

South Africa   |  Swaziland

A fascinating tour through a land full of virtues just waiting to be explored.

South Africa’s great mountain roads provide incredible views, its safaris are full of wildlife, its brilliantly colored flora lights up the terrain and its friendly locals add to a trip brimming with memories to be made.

From Johannesburg, the riding is easy as we head east toward Waterval Boven on curvy roads. Then we’ll meander north toward Blyde River Canyon, which leads to the fantastic riding and vistas of Kruger National Park, where we’ll spend a day on a safari looking for big game. This South Africa motorcycle tour offers a variety of riding excursions, including the coastal Garden Route, but will occasionally divert inland to catch some mountain passes and a stop in Oudtshoorn to ride an ostrich at a local ostrich farm.

Perhaps your most outstanding memory of this wonderful trip will be the ride along Chapman‘s Peak, where the road is carved into red rock 300 ft. above sea level! This is one of the most spectacular twisty roads on the planet and leads to the Cape of Good Hope, where you’ll watch the gigantic surf of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet and crash against the rocky cliffs!


South Africa Tour

Start/Finish: Johannesburg / Cape Town
Nearest airport: Johannesburg / Cape Town
Duration: 16 days vacation, 14 riding days
Route: Total distance: 3570-4265 km, 2218-2650 miles
Daily distances: 170-460 km, 106-286 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable lodges, middle-class hotels and bungalows.
Rest day: Kruger National Park
Cape Town
Highlights: Cape of Good Hope, Garden Route, Shakaland, Cape Town , Kruger National Park , Swartberg Pass, Chapman's Peak Drive, Pilgrim's Rest, Ezulwini Valley, Grahamstown
Minimum number of participants: 8

South Africa Tour

16 days vacation
14 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Johannesburg
Day 2: Johannesburg - Lydenburg
Day 3: Lydenburg - Kruger National Park
Day 4: Kruger National Park
Day 5: Kruger National Park - Swaziland
Day 6: Ezulwini Valley - Mkuze
Day 7: Mkuze - Shakaland
Day 8: Shakaland - Wartburg
Day 9: Wartburg - Mthatha
Day 10: Mthatha - Mpekweni
Day 11: Mpekweni - Port Elizabeth
Day 12: Port Elizabeth - Oudtshoorn
Day 13: Oudtshoorn - Montagu
Day 14: Montagu - Cape Town
Day 15: Cape Town
Day 16: Departure from Cape Town

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2016

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW F 700 GS
$ 6.410,-$ 7.240,-$ 8.090,-
BMW F 800 GS
$ 6.590,-$ 7.590,-$ 8.440,-
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
$ 6.680,-$ 7.770,-$ 8.620,-
BMW R 1200 RT
$ 6.810,-$ 8.030,-$ 8.880,-
BMW K 1600 GT/GTL
$ 7.070,-$ 8.560,-$ 9.410,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW F 700 GS
$ 6.410,-$ 7.240,-$ 8.000,-
BMW F 800 GS
$ 6.590,-$ 7.590,-$ 8.350,-
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
$ 6.680,-$ 7.770,-$ 8.530,-
BMW R 1200 RT
$ 6.810,-$ 8.030,-$ 8.790,-
BMW K 1600 GT/GTL
$ 7.070,-$ 8.560,-$ 9.320,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2018

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW F 700 GS
$ 6.410,- *$ 7.240,- *$ 8.000,- *
BMW F 800 GS
$ 6.590,- *$ 7.590,- *$ 8.350,- *
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
$ 6.680,- *$ 7.770,- *$ 8.530,- *
BMW R 1200 RT
$ 6.810,- *$ 8.030,- *$ 8.790,- *
BMW K 1600 GT/GTL
$ 7.070,- *$ 8.560,- *$ 9.320,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2018 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2018 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2018. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2017 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at customtours@edelweissbike.com!

Prices start at $ 6.410,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 2

Testimonials

South Africa Tour

Touring South Africa with Edelweiss Bike Travel means I got to meet the Chief of a Zulu village and learned about their history and culture. I even fought and danced with the warriors. We rode up and down Swartberg Pass and saw giraffes and zebras, and more exotic animals on the safari in Kruger National Park. We spent some time at the legendary Cape of Good Hope and, of course, enjoyed the picnics at the sea. The group was fantastic, as was the tour guide and every day was memorable!

Alain Labadie, Canada

South Africa Tour

To sum up this incredible country and the Edelweiss South Africa Tour in a short paragraph is just impossible. Each day was filled with panoramic vistas I never before experienced, with exotic wildlife, the smiling faces of the locals and wonderful and delicious cuisine. Markus, our fearless leader, has been guiding this tour for 20 years, and he made every day an incredible adventure. Highlights are just too difficult to choose. However, the 600 ft. bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge sort of stands out in my memory. All of the routes were carefully chosen to stimulate even the most experienced riders. I had a truly spectacular trip!

John Frist, United States of America

Südafrika Tour

Unsere allererste Edelweiss-Tour hat uns nach Marokko geführt und wir haben diese Reise so sehr genossen, dass wir sofort das Jahr darauf auch mit Edelweiss nach Südafrika gefahren sind. Beide Touren sind einfach großartig hinsichtlich der Motorradrouten, der spektakulären Landschaft, dem Zusammenhalt in der Gruppe und den fremden Kulturen, die es zu entdecken gilt, wie zum Beispiel die Medina in Marrakesch und Fes oder die Safari und Shakaland in Südafrika. Edelweiss hat wirklich unvergessliche Touren zusammengestellt und wir werden sicher bald wieder ein Motorrad-Abenteuer mit dieser Firma buchen.

Linda Dufour & Richard Lafleur, Kanada

Südafrika Tour

Auf einer Edelweiss Bike Travel Tour ist jeder Augenblick unglaublich. Vom ersten bis zum letzten Tag auf unserer Südafrika Tour hat sich Edelweiss um alles gekümmert. Die Motorräder waren im besten Zustand, die Routen und Sehenswürdigkeiten einzigartig. Vor allem die Möglichkeit alleine unterwegs zu sein war für unsere kleine Gruppe ideal. Wir werden mit Sicherheit noch viele Touren mit Edelweiss Bike Travel machen.

Nils Menten, Giles Rae, Joe Sileo & Toby Zellers, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

South Africa Tour

The team of Edelweiss Bike Travel wants to say thank you to Marcos Barros for participating in our South Africa Tour and for putting together such a great report about our tour in issue 110-2010 of Moto Adventure magazine.
Published with the permission of Moto Adventure for Edelweiss Bike Travel. Not for resale or distribution.

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Tour dates

29.10. - 13.11.2016
Johannesburg - Cape Town
21.01. - 05.02.2017
Johannesburg - Cape Town
28.10. - 12.11.2017
Johannesburg - Cape Town
20.01. - 04.02.2018
27.10. - 11.11.2018
Riding hours per day:
7 to 9 h 
Route grading:
Intermediate 
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