Sama Tours


18 Day Best South African Roadtrip Ever

18 Day
Motorcycle Tour of South Africa and Swaziland

18 Day Motorcycle Tour of South Africa and Swaziland

This tantalizing tour of South Africa combines motorcycling with culture, adventure and South Africa’s most beautiful destinations.

At a Glance

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Dates: 09- 28 Feb 2024 (Reverse) | 08- 27 March 2024 | 14 Sep- 03 Oct 2024

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Start: Pretoria (Fly into Johannesburg) End: Cape Town

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Mileage: +-3880km

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Countries: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho

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Daily Distance: 200- 450 km (Avg of 250km

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Road Surfaces: 99% Tar, off-road options

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Rest Day: 14 Riding days, 4 Rest Days

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Difficulty: Easy

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Petrol: Included

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Accomodation: 3-4 Star Lodges


You start in Pretoria where you enjoy a Motorcycle Safari through a BIG 5 game reserve. From here you make your way through the twisting mountain passes of Mpumalanga, visiting the Shangana cultural village, and the world famous Kruger National Park, followed by the Kingdom of Swaziland.

You meet up with the Indian Ocean at St. Lucia, and after viewing hippos, crocs and other estuary wildlife you make your way to Cape Town hugging the South African coastline all the way.

Highlights along the route include: breathtaking views at Oribi Gorge, visiting South Africa’s Wild Coast, riding ostriches and exploring the Cango caves in Oudtshoorn, Riding the amazing Mountain Passes of the Garden Route and a visit to Cape Agulhas- the Southern most tip of Africa!

New on the itinerary : We now spend a night in the breathtaking Cape Winelands, riding epic mountain passes and tasting South African’s finest wine

Day 0
Arrive in South-Africa Bonus Night
Day 1
Pretoria Day tour and Big 5 Safari by Bike
Day 2
Pretoria to Hazyview
Day 3
Ride the Panorama Route
Day 4
Safari into Kruger National Park
Day 5
Hazyview to Ezulwini Valley, Swaziland
Day 6
Swaziland to St. Lucia
Day 7
Rest Day St. Lucia and Safari into Hluhluwe
Day 8
St. Lucia to Oribi Gorge
Day 9
Oribi Gorge to Wild Coast
Day 10
Rest Day Wild Coast
Day 11
Wild Coast to Port Alfred
Day 12
Port Alfred to Tsitsikamma
Day 13
Tsitsikamma to Oudtshoorn via Knysna
Day 14
Rest Day Oudtshoorn
Day 15
Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas
Day 16
Cape Agulhas to Cape Winelands
Day 17
Cape Winelands – Cape Point- Cape Town
Day 18
End of Tour

Pretoria- The Jacaranda City
Day 0: Arrive in South Africa

Welcome to South Africa. You can arrive at any time on “day 0” as your motorcycle tour only officially starts on “day 01”. Tonight’s accommodation is included as “Your bonus night”. A friendly Sama Tours representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Pretoria.

Image: Pretoria the Jacaranda City
Day 1: Day tour of Pretoria and BIG 5 Safari by motorcycle (0-50km)
Highlights: Township tour and BIG 5 motorcycle Safari

This morning we will hand over your motorcycle to you and sign all the paperwork. After that is complete we will have a tour briefing and then the fun begins. We start by taking a tour of a small township just north of Pretoria to experience all the vibrant colors, sounds, and tastes of Africa. We will have lunch at a local tavern and afterwards, we enjoy a guided motorcycle ride through a BIG 5 nature reserve. Rhinos, giraffes, impala’s, and wildebeest can all be spotted from your motorcycle. Tonight, we have a welcome dinner around a roaring fire in an African Boma. Welcome to Africa! (B,L,D)

Image: Enjoy a Big Safari by Motorcycle
Day 2: Pretoria To Hazyview (+-400km)
Highlights: Scenic mountain passes, Long Tom Cannons

Today you make your way up into Mpumalanga- an area known to local riders as “Biker Paradise”. As you head up north, the roads become mountainous with beautiful views of the rolling hills below. A highlight is riding up Long Tom Pass. Enjoy the great twisties and arrive in Hazyview in the last afternoon. (B,L,D)

Image: Enjoy a Big Safari by Motorcycle
Day 3: Panorama route (+- 250km)
Highlights: God’s Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes, The Three Rondavels, Waterfalls, Magical Views Sites

Make your way up into Mpumalanga (an area known to Local Bikers as “Motorcycle Paradise”) the roads here are beautiful and curvy, and there are so many great viewpoints, rock formations, and waterfalls along the way. The route includes stops at Bourkes luck potholes, The Three Rondavels, and Gods Window as well as a waterfall or two. We will arrive back in Hazyview in the Late Afternoon. Tonight- you will enjoy a traditional African meal and African dances at the Shangana cultural village (B, L, D)

Image: The Blyde River Canyon Viewsite
Day 4: Half Day Safari- Kruger National Park (+-50km)
Highlights: Safari, African wildlife

Today we will bid goodbye to the motorcycles and board a game viewing Safari vehicle which will transport us into the Kruger National Park. This world-famous wildlife reserve is home to the BIG 5 and is roughly the size of a small country. The vastness of the park allows ample opportunity to view wild animals in their natural habitat. We will have a full morning to spot lions, elephants, birds, and many different species of animals. In the afternoon we will return to our hotel in Hazyview where we can relax around the pool or take part in any of the optional activities in the area- for example, you can visit the elephant sanctuary or enjoy a microlight flight over the Blyde River Canyon. (B, D)

Image: Leopard @ Kruger National Park
Day 5: Hazyview to Swaziland (+-300km)
Highlights: Kingdom of Swaziland

After a hearty breakfast, we depart for the Kingdom of Swaziland – the home of the friendly Swazi people. After border procedures (passport and possibly visa required) we weave our way along winding country roads and mountain passes. Today we will visit Swaziland’s glass factory (Ngwenya Glass) and see the world-famous Swazi candles being handcrafted at Swazi Candles. tonight we sleep in Ezulweni Valley, the valley of Heaven at an excellent country lodge, with its magnificent restaurant on a wooden deck with spectacular views. (B,L,D)

Image: Bulembu Pass, Swaziland
Day 6: Swaziland to St. Lucia (+- 310km)
Highlights: Relaxing drive through African Countryside

Today we make our way through Swaziland to South Africa’s Zulu Kingdom, the homeland of the proud Zulu nation. We make our way down to St Lucia- a world heritage site that is famous for its natural beauty, wildlife, and deserted beaches. St. Lucia is also home to an abundance of Hippos and crocodiles that live on the estuary around which the town is based. Tonight we will walk into town for a delicious meal. (B,L,D)

Image: St Lucia- home to hundreds of Hippos
Day 7: St. Lucia Rest Day (0-50 km)
Highlights: Hluhluwe National Park and Hippo Croc Cruise

Today is dedicated to experiencing African Wildlife! We start the day with an early morning safari into Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park- this park is home to the Big 5 and is the oldest National Park in South Africa and one of the most scenically beautiful landscapes in South Africa. Enjoy your Game Drive in an open safari vehicle before returning to St. Lucia. In the late afternoon, we also enjoy a Lake Cruise to see hippos and crocodiles while enjoying an ice-cold drink. Bliss! (B, D)

Image: Safari into Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Day 8: St. Lucia to Oribi Gorge (+- 450 km)
Highlights: Breathtaking views over Oribi Gorge

After breakfast, we travel down the Kwazulu Natal coastline through Durban to the South Coast holiday town of Port Shepstone, where we head inland via a beautiful mountain road to the spectacular Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. Tonight we can witness the magnificent African Sunset over the breathtaking Gorge (B, L, D)

Image: Oribi Gorge
2023 Pricing
Riding 1up sharing on an F7500GS: ZAR 130,070
Riding 1up sharing on an F850GS: ZAR 132,720
Riding 1up sharing on an R1250GS: ZAR 140,650
Riding 1up sharing on an R1250GS ADV: ZAR 142,380
To bring a pillion, add: ZAR 54,310
For Single supplement, add: ZAR 12,800
Prices quoted in South African Currency- ZAR.
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Price Includes:
• 18 Days Motorcycle Rental
• 18 Nights Accommodation in 3-4 Star Accommodation
• Petrol and toll fees
• Tour Guide on Motorcycle
• Back-Up vehicle
• 18 Breakfast, 15 Lunches and 17 Dinners
• Big 5 Safari by motorcycle
• Shangana Evening Festival
• Kruger Park Safari
• Hluhluwe Big 5 Safari
• Hippo and Croc Cruise
• Ostrich Farm Tour
• Cango Caves Tour
• Entrance fee to Tsistikamma National Park
• Entrance fees to Cape of Good hope
• T-shirt
• Guide Book
• Map of South Africa
• Free Transfers from the Johannesburg International Airport
• Free Transfers to the Cape Town International Airport
• The most amazing motorcycle adventure you have ever had!
• Transfers of the motorcycle from Cape Town back to Pretoria
• All Taxes

Price does not include:
• Local and International Flights
• Visas (Note American, Australian and British do not require visas for South Africa or Swaziland)
• Drinks
• Items of a personal nature
• Activities and meals not listed in “Tour Includes”

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Tour Difficulty

This tour is suitable for Riders who have experience touring on two wheels. 99% Of this tour takes places on good Tarmac roads, but there are some short gravel roads that are optional. We recommend being bike fit as there are some longer days in the saddle (up to 6 hours of driving) Rest Days are scheduled regularly.

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19 Day South African Safari Tour


19 Day Motorcycle Tour of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho

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Introducing our brand new tour- The 19-Day South African Motorcycle Safari
Starting in Pretoria and ending in Cape Town, this motorcycle Tour takes in all the best Riding that
South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and the Garden Route have on offer.


Price Includes:

  • 18 Days motorcycle rental
  • 19 night’s Accommodation in 3-4 star lodges
  • ALL PETROL and Toll Fees
  • Tour guide on a motorcycle
  • Back up vehicle
  • 19 Breakfasts, 15 lunches, 18 Dinners
  • Big 5 Safari into Dinokeng
  • Half-Day Safari into Kruger National Park
  • African Dances and Village Tour
  • Tour of the Anglo-Zulu Battlefields
  • Big 5 Safari into Addo Elephant Park
  • Ostrich Farm Tour and Ostrich Braai (bbq)
  • Entrance fees to Storms River Mouth
  • Entrance fees to Cango Caves and Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Free shuttle service to Johannesburg international airport and to the Cape Town International Airport
  • Sama T-shirt
  • Guidebook with detailed itinerary and area information
  • South African map book
  • All Taxes
  • Motorcycle Insurance (Excess Payable)
  • The two wheel time of your life!!

Price does not include:

  • Local and International Flights
  • Visas (Note American, Australian and British citizens do not require visas for South Africa or Swaziland)
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Activities and meals not listed in “Tour Includes”

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