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 The call of the wild. Its hard to ignore it when youre riding the Africa Twin 
   

Southern Africa Adventure Tour 
Cape Town - Johannesburg
Where the road ends, adventure begins
   

Short Description

 This route has been designed for the Africa twin rider in mind. The ideal combination of 75% off-road and 25 % on-road - with a difficulty level of 4     (1= beginners, 5 = hard core)

   
This epic adventure will take you from the culture and splendour of Cape Town, via the most southern point of the African Continent, to the mountain wilderness of the Cederberg.
Next up is the vastness of the semi-desert landscape of the Tankwa Karoo National Park, before slicing through the Swartberg mountains towards the 270 000 hectares of the rugged unspoilt Baviaanskloof with its numerous mountain passes and river crossings. 
After all this exitement and off-road riding, we head down to SA’s surfboard mecca and the small town of Jefferey’s Bay for a well deserved rest day.

Addo Elephant National Park is next. We visit the private concession of Kuzuko, before riding for the famous Transkei Wild Coast. 
The Transkei section of the Wild Coast is rural South Africa at its best and the roads to the coast lead the visitor through the Xhosa heartland, a stunning landscape of rolling green hills dotted with thatched rondavels, offering interesting glimpses into a culture far removed from the stresses of modern life. We overnight in quint villages with their unspoiled coastline, sweeping bays, footprint-free beaches, lazy lagoons and rocky headlands.

Now into the highlands of Southern Africa - Ukhahlamba - “The barrier of Spears”
We use the rolling foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range to circumnavigate the Highlands of the Kingdom of Lesotho, before finally arriving at Egoli - “The place of Gold “

   
   

Day Zero - (Highly Recommended - Not included in the tour price)

Fly-in to CT International Airport by own arrangement
Transfer to Cape Town V&A Waterfront
Book into accommodation at V&A Waterfront
Available activities (depending on arrival times)
- Visit the top of Table Mountain (Cable car)
- Visit Robben Island (Mandela prison)
- CT city tour 
- Wine tour
- Sunset harbour cruise
Welcome dinner at V&A Waterfront
   
   
   

Day One

Depart Cape Town. Scenic ride with winding coastal roads to Cape Agulhas - visit the most southern point of Africa where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean
Overnight Cape Agulhas

Distance: 288 km (Mostly Tar)
   
   

Day Two

Depart Agulhas, and ride with alternative routes, cross the Breede river with the historical hand operated Malgas pont, and ride with the scenic Tredoux Pass to Barrydale, and from there with the famous Route 62 to Touwsriver. 
   
Back onto gravel roads in a northerly direction until we reach the spectacular Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve.
Overnight Kagga Kamma.

Distance: 450 km (Combo Tar & Gravel)
   
   
   
   
Depart Agulhas, and ride with alternative routes, cross the Breede river with the historical hand operated Malgas pont, and ride with the scenic Tredoux Pass to Barrydale, and from there with the famous Route 62 to Touwsriver. 
   
   
   

Day Three

Into the Cederberg Wilderness Area. 
We use Jeep tracks to explore this area to the historical settlement of Wupperthal, before crossing various mountain ranges to the vast emptiness of of the Tankwa Karoo National Park.
Overnight Tankwa Karoo

Distance: 255 (Combo Jeep tracks & Gravel)
   
   
   
   

Day Four

More scenic riding through the Karoo semi desert
We ride via the town of Sutherland, and SALT (Southern  Africa Large Telescope), via the settlement of Merweville to our destination at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg Mountains.
Overnight Prince Albert 

Distance: 320 km (Mostly gravel)

Day Five

The majestic Swartberg Pass - the gateway into the “Klein-Karoo”
   
We continue past the original Ostrich capital of the world, where we will have lunch and a bit of fun on a working Ostrich farm.
   
   
From here into the famous Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area - Adventure motorcycling heaven!
Overnight in a “cave with a difference”

Distance: 267 km (Combo Tar & Gravel)
  
  

Day Six

We follow the Jeep tracks deeper into the Baviaanskloof as the tracks takes us through water crossings and mountain passes….
We follow the Jeep tracks deeper into the Baviaanskloof as the tracks takes us through water crossings and mountain passes….
……. until we escape out of the mountains and head towards Jeffrey’s Bay - the surfing capital of South Africa.
Overnight Jeffrey’s Bay.

Distance: 165 km (Jeep Tracks galore and a little tar …)
  

Day Seven

Rest day at the Indioan Ocean - how about a little surfing!

Day Eight

We leave the Indian ocean behind, and travel inland to the Addo Elephant National Park.
Our safari destination is the upmarket Kuzuko Lodge.
Arrive in time for the late afternoon early evening safari drive in open game viewing vehicles - not to be missed!

Distance: 268 km (Tar & good gravel)
  

Day Nine

We follow the road through the scenic Eastern Cape, past the city of East London to Morgan Bay on the Indian ocean.
Overnight Morgan Bay

Distance: 375 km (Combo Gravel & Tar)
   
  

Day Ten

The lovely rural Transkei - the home of the Xhosa people and Nelson Mandela.
This is one of the most scenic rides in all of Africa. Green sweeping hills dotted with colourful Xhosa huts as far as the eye can see. We cross mountains and rivers on our way to Coffee Bay where we will overnight.

Distance: 210 Km (Gravel)
  

Day Eleven

We visit the Nelson Mandela Museum, 
and follow the scenic tar roads via Port St Johns, before turning inland towards the Drankensberg mountain range.

Overnight Himeville.

Distance: 475 km (Tar)
   

Day Twelve

We ride through the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, into the Natal midlands. 
We use the Oliviershoek Pass to get to the top of the mountains, and follow the road to one of the highest lodges in South Africa - Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge.
We spend the evening at 2200 m above sea level.

Distance: 350 km (Combo Gravel & Tar)
   

Day Thirteen

Through the Golden Gate National Park, past the town of Clarens across the Free State province to Johannesburg.
   
Our last evening together will be a GREAT cultural affair at the Lesedi Cultural Village.
Overnight at Lesedi Cultural Village

   
Distance: 452 km (Tar)

Day Fourteen

Depart after breakfast and drop the bikes of at the Honda Rider Academy.
Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport.
End of tour

Distance: 10 km (Tar)

Total Distance: 3885
Average per day: 300 km
   

TOUR MAKE-UP
Total days : 14
Riding Days: 13
Rest Day: On the beach at Jefferey’s Bay
Riding time per day: 5 - 6 hours
Total Distance: 3885
Average per day: 300 km
Level of difficulty: 3 & 4
Off-road: 75% Gravel roads & Tracks
On-road: 25% Asphalt (Tar)
Maximum Riders: 8

INCLUDED
4* plus Accommodation where possible
All meals
Excess Luggage transported in back-up vehicle
Honda Africa Twin motorcycles
Comprehensive motorcycle insurance
Motorcycle Fuel, Oil and Parts
Qualified guide on lead motorcycle
Paramedic in back-up vehicle 
Spare motorcycle
Satellite phone

EXCLUDED
Flights
Day Zero (Cape Town)
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Medical health insurance
Items of personal nature
Motorcycle gear

Cost per person (based on 8 x participants)
Euro 6000
   
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