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5 Day Mpumalanga and Swaziland Tour

5 Day
Motorcycle Tour of South Africa and Swaziland
At a Glance

Spend 5 Magical Days exploring Mpumalanga (Bikers Paradise) and the Kingdom of Swaziland. Along the way you will get to Ride the Panorama Route, explore Eswatini and enjoy a safari into Kruger National Park

Dates: Choose your own- This is a Self Guided Tour

Start/End: Pretoria (Fly into Johannesburg)

Mileage: +-1,350

Countries: South Africa, Swaziland

Daily Distance

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

Road Surfaces: 99% Tar, with offroad options

Rest Day: 4 Riding days, 1 Safari/Rest Day

Difficulty: Easy

Petrol:Not Included

Accomodation: 3-4 Star Lodges

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Starting and ending in Pretoria, this look takes in the best Motorcycle routes in the North Eastern Part of South Africa

 

Day 1: Pretoria to Magoebaskloof
Day 2: Magoebaskloof- Panorama Route- Hazyview
Day 3: Big 5 Safari into Kruger plus optional Twisty Ride
Day 4: Hazview to Swaziland
Day 5: Swaziland to Pretoria

Day 1: Pretoria to Magoebaskloof (+-300km)
Highlights: Scenic mountain passes, Magoebaskloof

Today you make your way up North into Limpop province. As you head up north, the roads become mountainous with beautiful views of the rolling hills below.. Enjoy the great twisties and arrive in Magoebaskloof in the late afternoon. Youe hotel has breathtaking views of the valley below and there is an optional ride to see Debegeni Falls

Riding Mpumalanga

Day 2: Magoebaskloof- Panorama route – Hazyview (+- 270km)
Highlights: God’s Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes, The Three Rondavels, Waterfalls, Magical Views Sites

Today you make your way down 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 God’s Window as well as a waterfall or two. You will arrive in Hazyview in the Late Afternoon. (B)

The Blyde River Canyon View site

Day 3: Half Day Safari- Kruger National Park (+-50km)
Highlights: Safari, African wildlife

Today you will bid goodbye to your motorcycle and board a game-viewing Safari vehicle which will transport you 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. You will have a full morning to spot lions, elephants, birds, and many different species of animals. In the afternoon, you will be returned to your hotel in Hazyview where we can relax around the pool or take part in any of the optional activities in the area. There is an Optional 215 km Twisty Ride that will take you over the Famous Long Tom Pass and to the Gold Mining Town of Pilgrims Rest or you can extend your half Day Kruger Safari into a Full Day Safari at no extra cost. (B)

Leopard @ Kruger National Park

Day 4: Hazyview to Swaziland (+-280km)
Highlights: Kingdom of Swaziland

Today you ride down south  into the Mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland (Now called Eswatini) . Kids wave and smile as you ride on by, so excited to see the motorcycles. Your first stop inside Swaziland is Sibebe Rock (2nd Largest Rock in the world). Next up you can visit Mantenga Nature Reserve to enjoy a tour of a living Swazi Village complete with Swazi Dancers in their colorful traditional clothing. Tonight,  enjoy a candlelit dinner overlooking Execution Rock at your beautiful lodge situated in Ezulwini Valley (B,)

Sibebe Rock, Swaziland

Day 5:  Swaziland Pretoria  (+- 350km)
Highlights: Swazi Candles

It is time to head back to Pretoria again, but first you may wish to stop in at the Swazi Candle Factory to see the world-famous handmade candles, as well as other unique African arts and crafts that you don’t find anywhere else in Africa. Your ride today is relaxed and scenic and you should arrive back in Pretoria in the early afternoon. Transfers will be arranged to your hotel or to the airport. (B)

The Mountains of Swaziland

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2024 Pricing

Riding 1up sharing on an F750GS: ZAR 22,730
Riding 1up sharing on an F850GS: ZAR 23,080
Riding 1up sharing on an R1250GS: ZAR 27,290
Riding 1up sharing on an R1250GS ADV: ZAR 28,870
To bring a pillion, add: ZAR 10,110
For Single supplement, add: ZAR 2,220
Prices quoted in South African Currency- ZAR.

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Price Includes:

  • 5 Days Motorcycle Rental
  • 4Nights Accommodation in 3-4 Star Accommodation
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Kruger Park Safari
  • GPS pre loaded with routes
  • Top Box and Side Panniers for Luggage
  • T-shirt
  • Guide Book
  • Map of South Africa
  • Free Transfers to and from the Johannesburg International Airport
  • All TaxesComprehensive Motorcycle Insurance (Less Excess)
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Price does not include:

  • Local and International Flights
  • Visas (Note American, Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealanders do not require visas for South Africa or Swaziland)
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Activities and meals not listed in “Tour Includes”
  • Petrol and toll fees
  • Tour Guide on Motorcycle
  • Back Up vehicle
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BMW F750GS

The F 750 GS is easy to handle and masters even rough terrain admirably.

853cc | 57 kW (77 hp) at 7,500 rpm |

Seat Height: 815mm
Low Version: 760mm
Low Seat: 790mm

Comes with:
ABS | ESA| RIDER MODES | CRUISE CONTROL

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BMW F850GS

The F 850 GS is ready for everything that may come its way. In particular on alternating terrain, it offers you safety and comfort with a variety of features – and plenty of riding enjoyment.

853cc | 70 kW (95 hp) at 8,250 rpm

Seat Height: 860mm
Low Version: 805mm
Low Seat: 835mm

Comes with:
ABS | ESA| RIDER MODES | CRUISE CONTROL

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BMW R1250GS

Fast curve changes, gravel shooting up, endless tours: With the R 1250 GS, you decide what your adventure will look like. Its continuously optimised technology and extensive equipment will take you safely, dynamically and comfortably over any route.

1254cc |100 kW (136 HP) at 7,750 rpm

Seat Height: 850/870 mm
Low Version: 800/820mm
Low seat: 820/840mm

Comes with:
ABS | ESA| RIDER MODES | CRUISE CONTROL

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BMW R1250GS ADV

The R 1250 GS Adventure is at home in the world. No destination is too far for it, no underground is alien to it. On the road, off-road and back again. Even if you don’t know what terrain to expect along the way, you can rely on your bike down to the smallest detail. With the R 1250 GS Adventure, you can now enjoy long distances even more intensely. Comfortably and safely. Always ready for a few extra miles – and miles with that little extra.

1254cc |100 kW (136 HP) at 7,750 rpm

Seat Height: 890/910mm

Comes with:
ABS | ESA| RIDER MODES | CRUISE CONTROL

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This tour includes 4  Nights of 3-4 Star Accommodation

Every night you will have your own Private room with an ensuite bathroom. You can choose to share with your partner or another rider on the tour. Otherwise, you can select our “Single Supplement” to get your own room throughout the tour.

All Accommodation has been handpicked by Sama Tours- we only use high-standard accommodation in good locations. We love African Lodges, Boutique Hotels and BnBs, or places that have a good atmosphere, exceptional staff, and all the modern amenities. 

Examples of Hotels on the  5 Day Mpumalanga Meander Tour include:

Mantenga Lodge, Swaziland


On arrival enjoy a fresh glass of juice while enjoying views of Execution Rock. Thr rooms are beautifully appointed and the staff are the friendliest in Africa. Enjoy a delicious dinner on the wooden deck while the chef serves up Flame grilled meals that tantalise our tastebuds

Please note that well the above hotels are our first choices, we don’t always get availability on the dates we need. In this case, we source hotels next door or nearby that are of the same high standard and quality or better. 

Tour Difficulty

Easy
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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5 Day Self Guided Mpumalanga and Swaziland

R22,730.00

8 Day Self Guided Motorcycle Tour of South Africa, Cape Town and the Garden Route

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5 Day Self Guided Mpumalanga and Swaziland Tour

Day 1: Pretoria to Magoebaskloof
Day 2: Magoebaskloof- Panorama Route- Hazyview
Day 3: Big 5 Safari into Kruger plus optional Twisty Ride
Day 4: Hazview to Swaziland
Day 5: Swaziland to Pretoria

Price Includes:

  • 5 Days Motorcycle Rental
  • 4Nights Accommodation in 3-4 Star Accommodation
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Kruger Park Safari
  • GPS pre loaded with routes
  • Top Box and Side Panniers for Luggage
  • T-shirt
  • Guide Book
  • Map of South Africa
  • Free Transfers to and from the Johannesburg International Airport
  • All TaxesComprehensive Motorcycle Insurance (Less Excess)

Price does not include:

  • Local and International Flights
  • Visas (Note American, Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealanders do not require visas for South Africa or Swaziland)
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Activities and meals not listed in “Tour Includes”
  • Petrol and toll fees
  • Tour Guide on Motorcycle
  • Back Up vehicle