SAMA MOTORCYCLE TOURS
7 Day Mpumalanga Meander Tour

SOUTHERN AFRICA

7 Day Motorcycle Tour of South Africa and Swaziland

Mini motorcycle vacation with great roads, amazing wildlife and breathtaking landscapes

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

Next up you ride into the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland. Home to the Warm Swazi People. We enjoy a night in the Valley of Heaven before enjoying a last ride back to Pretoria where your tour ends on day 7

7-Day-Mpumalanga-Meander-Tour
ITINERARY

Day 0: Arrive in South Africa
Transfer to your hotel in Pretoria- Welcome to Africa!

Day 1: Day Tour of Pretoria and Surrounds
Enjoy a BIG 5 Game Drive on your motorcycle in Dinokeng Nature Reserve.

Day 2: Pretoria to Hazyview
Ride North East to Bikers Paradise in Mpumalanga. Enjoy an African Feast and Dancing

Day 3: Ride the Panorama Route
Ride the famous Sabie Triangle, explore the Panorama Route, visit view sites and waterfalls.

Day 4: Kruger National Park Safari
Enjoy a safari into the World Famous Kruger National Park, look out Lions, Elephants, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard.

Day 5: Kruger to Swaziland
Ride the Mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, sleep in the Valley of Heaven.

Day 6: Swaziland to Pretoria
Ride into South Africa again and back to Pretoria. Celebrate the end of a great tour

Day 7: End of Tour
Transfer to airport will be arranged. You may wish to book an add on tour to Victoria Falls or a Cape Town city stay

 

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 0: Arrive in South Africa ( 0-50km)

Welcome to South Africa! Today is a bonus night, so you can arrive at anytime. A Sama representative will be waiting for you when you arrive and transfer you to your hotel in Pretoria where you can relax and unwind before your tour starts the next day. Your hotel is surrounded by many interesting shops and world class restaurants.

Day 1: Day tour of Pretoria (+-70km)
Highlights: Township tour and BIG 5 motorcycle Safari

This morning we will hand over your motorcycle to you and sign all the paperwork followed by a tour briefing. We start off by taking a short tour of the city of Pretoria to experience all the vibrant colors, sounds and tastes of Africa. We will have lunch in a tavern in a township to taste some local South African food. Afterwards we enjoy a guided motorcycle ride through a BIG 5 nature reserve- on our motorcycles! Rhinos, giraffes, impala’s and wildebeest can all be spotted from your motorcycle. Tonight we have a welcome dinner in an African Boma. (B,L,D)

Welcome to South Africa

Day 2: Pretoria To Hazyview (+-400km)
Highlights: Bikers Paradise, 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 mountain¬ous with beautiful views of the rolling hills below. A highlight is riding Long Tom Pass. Enjoy the great twisties and arrive in Hazyview in the last afternoon. (B,L,D)


Misty Mountains of Long Tom Pass

Day 3: Panorama route (+- 250km)
Highlights: Waterfalls, Twisty roads

Today we explore the Panorama Route. The roads here are beautiful and curvy, and there are so many great view points, rock formations and waterfalls along the way. The route includes stops at Bourkes luck potholes, The Three Rondavels, and Gods Window. We will arrive back Hazyview in the late Afternoon and tonight we are booked in for the Shangana Cultural evening, which includes traditional African dances followed by an African feast!


Berlin Falls

Day 4: Kruger National Park ( 0-50km)
Highlights: Big 5 Safari

This morning you will depart bright and early for a half day safari into the world famous Kruger National Park- you will have a full morning of game viewing. This world famous wildlife reserve is home to the BIG 5 and is roughly the size of a small country. You will have the opportunity to spot lions, elephants, birds and many different species of animals.


A secretive Leopard spotted in Kruger

Day 5: Hazyview to Swaziland: (+-300km)
Highlights: Kingdom of Swaziland

After breakfast we depart for the Kingdom of Swaziland, 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 visit Swaziland’s own glass factory (Ngwenya Glass) and see the world famous Swazi candles being handcrafted at Swazi Candles. We overnight Ezulweni Valley at an excellent country lodge, with its own magnificent restaurant on a wooden deck with spectacular views of execution rock


Mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland

Day 6:  Swaziland to Pretoria (+- 400km)
Highlights: Relaxing drive through African Countryside

Time to head back to Pretoria. After breakfast we start the journey back! It is a nice relaxing ride through the interior of South Africa

Day 7: End of tour (+- 0-50 km)

Sadly your tour of South Africa has come to an end. We guarantee that you will take home loads of awesome photographs and fond memories of South Africa the warm people you have met. Transfers will be arranged to the airport.

 

DATES

2018

  • 14 - 21 September 2018
  • 12 - 19 October 2018

2019

  • 11 - 18 January 2019
  • 08 - 15 February 2019
  • 01 - 08 March 2019
  • 29 March - 05 April 2019
  • 13 - 20 September 2019
PRICING

2018 Pricing

BIKE PRICE RIDING 1 UP, SHARE
BMW F700GS R34,720.00
BMW F800GS R36,140.00
BMW R1200GS R38,130.00
BMW R1200GS ADV R40,250.00
Passenger/Pillion, add: R15,010.00
Single Supplement, add: R3,670.00

2019 Pricing

BIKE PRICE RIDING 1 UP, SHARE
BMW F700GS R36,380.00
BMW F800GS R37,150.00
BMW R1200GS R39,740.00
BMW R1200GS ADV R41,000.00
Passenger/Pillion, add: R15,010.00
Single Supplement, add: R3,930.00

Prices are based on sharing accommodation and quoted in South African Rand. To convert to another currency, visit www.xe.com

Understanding the Pricing:
All prices are quoted per motorcycle based on riding 1 up and sharing accommodation. If you would like to bring a passenger add the "Pillion price" to the base price OR if you would like your own room, add the"Single Supplement price to the base price to get your total.

Price includes:

  • 7 Days Motorcycle Rental
  • 7 Days Accomodation in 3-4 Star Lodges
  • All Petrol and toll fees
  • Tour Guide on Motorcycle
  • Back Up vehicle
  • 7 Breakfast, 5 Lunches and 3 Dinners
  • Pretoria Day Tour
  • Big 5 Safari by motorcycle
  • Shangana Evening Festival
  • Kruger Park Safari
  • T-shirt
  • Guide Book
  • Map of South Africa
  • Free Transfers from the Johannesburg International Airport
  • The most amazing motorcycle adventure you have ever had
  • 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"

TOUR DIFFICULTY?

                  

This ride is suitable for most motorcyclists. 99% of the ride is on good tarmac roads. There are also some exciting off road options on good hard packed gravel roads. Daily distances are relatively short ( >450km) , there are rest days scheduled regularly and there are no long border crossings.
90% of this tour takes place on tarmac roads. The dirt roads are good hard-packed dirt. However, there are some long riding days and long border crossing. Some areas we visit are very rural and the roads sometimes have lots of potholes and other hazards. Need to be a confident rider.
This tour takes places 50% on tar roads and 50% on dirt roads. You need to be an experienced rider both on and off the pavement and have completed at least an intermediate riding course on a big Adventure bike- or have a lot of experience riding adventure bikes in your own country
PICTURES OF THIS TOUR

TOUR INFO AT A GLANCE

DATES:
13 – 20 September 2019
10- 17 January 2020
06 – 13 March 2020
11 – 18 September 2020
08 – 15 January 2021
05 -12 March 2021
10-17 September 2021

START/END:
Pretoria, South Africa  (Fly into Johannesburg OR Thambo Int. airport)

MILEAGE:
+-1,450km

DAILY DISTANCES:
200- 500 km (Avg of 350km)

REST DAYS:
1 Rest/Safari Days

COUNTRIES:
South Africa and Swaziland

ROAD SURFACES:
99% Tar with offroad options

DIFFICULTY:
Easy

MEALS INCLUDED:
7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners

ACCOMMODATION:
3-4 Star lodges, B&Bs’s and Hotels- all well-appointed, with en-suite bathrooms

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