SAMA MOTORCYCLE TOURS
35 Day Kilimanjaro to Cape Town Tour

SOUTHERN AFRICA

35 Day Tour: This tour from Kilimanjaro to Cape Town is set to be an amazing adventure!

This epic adventure tour will take you on an 8,500km ride from Kilimanjaro all the way to Cape Town at the Southern Most Tip of Africa- Along the way you will ride through 6 African Countries including:  Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho.

Route Summary

The tour starts off with  a magical Island stay on the Spice Island of  Zanzibar, we then ride the foothills of Kilimanjaro, enjoy a 3 Day Safari into Ngorogoro, and Serengeti National Parks, and ride down through the eastern highlands of Tanzania all the way to Lake Malawi.

After Exploring the Lake from North to South we visit South Luangwa National Park in Zambia to see the elusive leopard in the wild, marvel at the breathtaking Victoria Falls, cruise down the Chobe River on a Big 5 Safari, visit the ancient Salt Pans of Botswana and ride bikers paradise in South Africa, enjoying an epic safari into Kruger National Park

Our next stop is Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho, known as the Alps of Africa where you will get to enjoy a beer at the highest Pub in Africa! Next up, we ride the world famous Garden Route, full of epic mountain passes, followed by a safari into Addo Elephant National Park. On our last couple of days we ride all the way to the Southern Most tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas and enjoy over 200 km’s of breathtaking sea cliff roads all the way into Cape Town.

This is the Ultimate Motorcycle adventure!

35 Day Kilimanjaro to Cape Town
QUICK ITINERARY

Day 0 Arrive in Zanzibar (Bonus Night)
Welcome to Tanzania- Airport Transfer will be arranged to your beach front hotel in the North of Zanzibar

Day 1: Zanzibar Relax Day
Relax and unwind after your flight- tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner overlooking the ocean

Day 2: Tour of Stone Town and Flight to Kilimanjaro
Explore the magical secrets of Stone town, then fly to Kilimanjaro where our motorcycles await

Day 3: Day Tour of Kilimanjaro and Surrounds
Ride around the foothills of Kilimanjaro National Parks and enjoy a Tanzanian Feast

Day 4: Arusha to Karatu
The motorcycle tour really begins as we enjoy riding through Tanzania to the edge of Ngorogoro Crater.

Day 5: Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (Day 1)
Swop two wheels for four and enjoy a safari into the famous Serengeti National Park

Day 6: Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (Day 2)
Another day of wildlife activities followed by a tour of a Masai Village

Day 7: Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (Day 3)
Today we journey down into Ngorogoro Crater- one of the best wildlife experiences in Africa

Day 8: Karatu to Dodoma
Back on the motorcycles again- we ride down South to Tanzania's Capital City of Dodoma

Day 9: Dodoma to Iringa
Journey to a family run farm in rural Tanzania- famous for delicious home grown meals

Day 10: Iringa to Mbeya Coffee Farm
Time to enjoy the best coffee in Africa with stunning views of the Utengule coffee plantation

Day 11 Mbeya Coffee Farm to Korongo, Malawi
We finally arrive on the shores of the 3rd largest lake in Africa, known as the Lake of Stars

Day 12 Korongo to Ngala Beach Lodge:
Ride down along the lake to a beautiful lodge on the lake shore- our home for 2 nights

Day 13 Ngala Beach Lodge Rest Day on Lake Malawi:
Enjoy a fishing village tour, relax  on the beach, snorkel, scuba dive or feast on local seafood

Day 14 Ngala Beach Lodge to South Luangwa National Park
Enjoy a Safari into Zambia's premiere wildlife park and see the elusive leopard up close in the wild

Day 15 South Luangwa to Chipata, Zambia
Enjoy riding through typical Zambian country side- goats, chickens, people and bicycles everywhere

Day 16 Chipata to Lusaka
Journey to the Capital of Zambia and sleep in a trendy urban hotel

Day 17 Lusaka to Victoria Falls
Ride to the "Widest Waterfall in the world" at Victoria Falls- your home for the next 2 nights

Day 18 Victoria Falls Rest Day
Today we enjoy the "Flight of Angels"- a helicopter flight over the falls. Other options include, swimming above or below the falls, river rafting, bungee jumping or elephant riding

Day 19 Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park, Botswana
Ride to Kasane and enjoy a BIG 5 safari by boat as we cruise through the Chobe Park at Sunset

Day 20 Chobe to Makgadigadi Salt Pans
Look out for elephants off the main road, ride through Botswana and enjoy a safari onto the Makgadigadi Salt Pans

Day 21 Makgadigadi  Pans to Tuli Block
Sleep on the Limpopo River bordering South Africa in the wild TULI Block

Day 22 Tuli block to Magoebaskloof, South Africa
Ride the mountainous roads through the tropical paradise of Magoebaskloof

Day 23 Magoebaskloof to Hazyview
Ride Bikers Paradise and explore the famous Panorama Route. See Blyde River Canyon, the 3 Rondavels, Berlin Falls and Bourkes Luck Potholes

Day 24 Half Day Safari into Kruger National Park
Spot Lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard on a game drive into our most famous wildlife park

Day 25 Hazyview to Clarens
Ride across South Africa to the tip of the Drakensberg Mountains and sleep in Clarens, an artists village in the mountains

Day 26 Clarens to Sani Pass
Explore the amazing Drakensberg Mountain Range- a Unesco world Heritage site

Day 27 Sani Pass rest Day
Ride or take a 4 x4 transfer  up the famous Sani Pass into Lesotho. Enjoy a beer at the HIGHEST PUB in Africa

Day 28 Sani Pass to East London
Ride along South Africa's Wild Coast and meet the Indian Ocean in East London

Day 29 East London to Addo Elephant Park
Embark on a Sunset Safari into Addo, spotting hundreds of wild African Elephants

Day 30: Addo to Tsitsikamma
Visit Storms River Mouth, walk to the suspension bridges and enjoy amazing coastal views

Day 31: Tsitsikamma- Knysna- Oudtshoorn
Visit the dramatic Knysna Heads and ride the amazing mountain passes of the Garden Route.

Day 32: Rest Day Outdshoorn
Optional dirt and tar rides, visit the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. Traditional Ostrich Braai.

Day 33 Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas
Ride to the Southern most tip of Africa where we have a party to celebrate our 8000 km journey

Day 34: Cape Agulhas to Cape Town via Cape Point
Visit Betty's Bay Penguins, Simon's Town and Cape Point. Ride Chapman's Peak and over 200 km of coastal roads into Cape Town

Day 35: End of Tour
Transfer to airport will be arranged. You can also stay on in the beautiful city of Cape Town for a few more nights.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 0- Arrive in Zanzibar
Welcome to Tanzania. You can arrive at the Zamzibar International Airport at any time today as the official start of the tour is only the next day. A representative from Sama Tours will be waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel in in the North of Zanzibar. Relax and enjoy the colorful culture and white sandy beaches of the “Spice Island”

Welcome to Paradise

Day 01- Welcome Dinner and Beach day
Highlights:
Relaxation in Zanzibar
We believe that the best way to get over jet lag and a long haul flight, is to relax in paradise. Today you are free to do just that. Why not book yourself a spa treatment or just relax on a sun lounger, drink in hand with beautiful ocean views. For the more energetic there are lots of optional activities on offer including: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village tours or Motorcycle rental and more. Tonight you will meet your fellow bike travelers at our official Welcome Dinner (Meals Included: B,D)

Zanzibar in a tropical paradise with world class diving

Day 2- Tour of Stone Town and Flight to Kilimanjaro
Highlights: Stone Town Tour
This morning we are up bright and early to make our way to Stone Town. We enjoy a tour through the narrow winding streets of Zanzibar’s capital, taking time to visit the spice markets and learn about Zanzibar’s history. If time allows we will enjoy a rooftop Lunch, before boarding a flight to Kilimanjaro. Look out for views of the Highest Mountain in AFRICA as our plane lands in Arusha. (B,L,D)


Enjoy a tour of the Exotic Stone Town

Day 3-  Day tour of Kilimanjaro (+-100km)
Highlights: Riding the Foothills of Kilimanjaro
This morning we will hand over the motorcycles and have a detailed Tour briefing. Next up our local biker guide will take us on an exciting tour of the Kilimanjaro foothills. En-route we will ride into Kilimanjaro National Park* and visit some waterfalls and hot pools as well as a few other surprise stops. This is the perfect day ride to get used to the Bikes! Tonight, we enjoy a Tanzanian Feast- dinner will be served with more than twenty assorted Tanzanian dishes, which you can wash down with some local brew, while we are entertained by traditional drumming and Dancing. *Please note we will only be able to ride in Kilimanjaro Park if we are able to obtain permit. (Meals included B,L,D)

Welcome to Kilimanjaro

Day 4- Arusha to Karatu (+- 250km)
Highlights:
Tanzanian Safari Circuit
After an early breakfast we depart for Karatu- Right in the heart of the Safari Circuit. Karatu is situated on the edge of Ngorogoro Crater and surrounded by National Parks and Wildlife. We enjoy a night in a wonderful African Lodge as we prepare for our up-coming Safari  (Meals Included: B,L,D )


Only 8,500km to go to Cape Town

Day 5 – Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (0-250km)
Highlights: Africa’s Best Wildlife experience
Today we are up bright and early to start our 3 day/2 Night Safari into the spectacular Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Parks. The Serengeti is world renowned for its large lion population and its one of the best places in Africa to view prides in the wild. Approximately 70 large mammal and 500 bird species are found there. This high diversity is a function of diverse habitats, including riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands, and woodlands. Blue wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and buffalos are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region. Tonight, we sleep in a luxurious camp in the middle of the wild plains- fall asleep to the sound of Lions roaring in the distance. (B,L,D)

Prepare yourself for an amazing East African Safari

Day 6 – Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (DAY 2)
Highlights:
Wildlife and Masai Village visit
Up with sun, we once again have a full day to explore the wild plains of the Serengeti. Mid morning we arrive back at Camp to have a delicious “Bush” brunch. Today we visit a traditional Masai homestead to see how  the indigenous people of the Serengeti live in harmony with the wild animals who share their land. You will get to meet the locals and see their fascinating Jumping Dance. In the late afternoon we will venture out of camp again to enjoy another Game Drive to see nocturnal animals in their natural Habitat. (B,L,D)


Masai Juming Dance (Adumu)

Day 7 – Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (Day 3)
Highlights: Ngorogoro Crater
Today is a major highlight of the Safari as we drive down into Ngorongoro Crater. This caldera is 610 meters deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers. 25,000 large mammals live within this crater, making for unbelievable wildlife viewing in a confined area. After an amazing morning of wildlife viewing we head back to our lodge, where our motorcycles are waiting for the next leg of this exciting motorcycle adventure! (B,L,D)

A friendly elephant comes to say hello

Day 8 Karatu to Dodoma (+-410km)
Highlights: Riding Tanzania
Today we ride South to Tanzania’s official capital city- Dodoma. Our hotel is situated is the midst of the hustle and bustle- a welcome oasis with a pool, bar and restaurant (B,L,D)

Local kids love the bikes!

Day 09 Dodoma to Iringa (+-266km)
Highlights: Scenic Mountain passes
Today’s ride is very scenic and as we ride up and over several beautiful mountain ranges and enjoy the scenery of rural Tanzania. In the early afternoon we will arrive at the “Old Farm House” this is an Iconic stop on the African overland route. We spend the night on a working farm that is run by a local family who will amaze you with their hospitality and home cooked food. (B,L,D)

Southern Highlands on Tanzania

Day 10 Iringa to Mbeya Coffee Farm (+- 162km)
Highlights: Mbeya Coffee Farm
Today we travel further South through to the edge of the Great East African Rift Valley, where we spend the night on a working coffee farm! Here the farm comes alive in June and July when it is harvesting time.  We will arrive in the late afternoon- but there should still be time to enjoy a coffee tour and taste the Untengule coffee. (B,L,D)

Coffee Cherry's being Handpicked

Day 11- Mbeya to Koronga, Malawi (+- 500 km)
Highlights: Lake Malawi
After an early breakfast we ride way down through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania and into Malawi where we will get our first glimpse of Lake Malawi- “The Lake of Stars” the third largest lake in Africa and the eighth largest lake in the world. The tropical waters are reportedly the habitat of more species of fish than those of any other body of freshwater on Earth, making it a top diver location. Tonight we spend our first night in Malawi right on the Lake shore with views of the beautiful Azure waters (Meals Included B,L,D)


Lake Malawi Fisherman getting ready for some night fishing

Day 12- Koronga to Ngala Beach Resort (+- 300 km)
Highlights: Lake Malawi
Today we enjoy more riding through Malawi as we head south along the lake to Ngala Beach. There are bicycles everywhere and you will see the friendly Malawian people going about their daily lives, selling fresh produce at the market and displaying their daily catch. You will see thousands of kids walking to school. We should arrive early and you can spend the afternoon enjoying lake activities- take out a paddle ski for free, play a game of beach volleyball, enjoy the local bird Life or enjoy a lake swim/ cruise on the Temba Tumba  (Meals Included B,L,D)

Ngala Beach Lodge

Day 13- Rest Day Ngala (+- 0-50 km)
Highlights: Lake Malawi

Enjoy a rest day on the shores of this beautiful lake. There are many water based activities to partake in, including: diving, snorkeling, windsurfing or a day trip on an African Sail Boat (dhow.) There is also fishing available, or you could buy a Chambo fish, (unique to the lake) and get the Chef at our lodge to barbeque it for you…YUM!  During the day we also go on a tour to the local fishing village – an eye opening experience. This truly is a magical place! (Meals included: B,D)

Lake Malawi- the Lake of stars!

Day 14- Ngala to South Luangwa National Park, Zambia (+-500km)
Highlights: Incredible Wildlife at Luangwa

Today we make our way into Zambia and up to: South Luangwa National Park- an icon in Zambia. We sleep at a wildlife camp on the banks of the Luangwa River in Zambia. South Luangwa National Park is a world-famous safari destination and offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa!  Our Lodge is situated right in the wild and we often have elephants walking right through the camp! (B,L,D)

South Luangwa National Park

Day 15- South Luangwa to Chipata (+-136km)
Highlights:
Wildlife Safari
We enjoy an early morning game safari or walk into South Luangwa Park. This park also has a very dense population of Leopards, with one leopard per 4km squared – this means your chances of seeing this elusive wild cat is really good!  Back at the lodge we enjoy a a delicious lunch before riding the short distance to Chipata in the afternoon.. Tonight we celebrate another great days ride over a delicious dinner. (B,L,D)


South Luangwa has the highest concentration of Leopards in Africa

Day 16- Chipata to Lusaka (+- 575 km)
Highlights: Riding Zambia
We are officially half way through the tour- you will already have seen so much, with even more to look forward too. We depart Chipata early and ride through Zambia to our lodge for the night which is situated in Zambia’s buzzing metropolis and capital city- Lusaka.  (Meals included: B,L,D)

Ox Wagon Zambia

Day 17- Lusaka to Victoria Falls, Livingstone (+- 478 km)
Highlights:
Victoria Falls
Today is a major highlight of the trip. It is a long ride through Zambia- but at the end of the day you will be rewarded with views of the awe-Inspiring Victoria Falls (Known to locals as “the Smoke the Thunders”) In the late afternoon we will arrive at our resort hotel –located right on the edge of the Falls- If we arrive early enough you can enjoy a stroll along the pathways surrounding the falls, sharing the amazing views of tumbling water with inquisitive baboons playing in the spray from the falls (Meals included: B,L,D)


Victoria Falls- the Smoke that Thunders!

Day 18- Rest Day Victoria Falls
Highlights: Victoria Falls Rest Day, Helicopter Flight
You have the whole day free to enjoy all the activities that Victoria Falls has on offer. Included in the tour is a Helicopter flight over the falls (This is known as The Flight of Angels and is the best way to see the Falls). Other optional activities include: canoeing down the Zambezi, riding elephants or enjoying river rafting on the mighty Zambezi. There are also tours available where you can swim either above or below the tumbling waters of the falls! (Meals: B, D)

The Flight of Angels- included in Tour Price

Day 19- Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park (+- 100 km)
Highlights: Sunset Boat Safari in Chobe National Park
It is a short ride from Zambia into Botswana where we will get to Chobe National Park in the early afternoon. Our Luxury African Lodge is situated right on the Chobe River. This afternoon we embark on a Boat Safari- this is the only place in the world where you can enjoy a BIG 5 Safari by boat. On the boat cruise you will literally see 1000’s of elephants playing in the reeds and mud pools. If you are lucky you might even see Elephants swimming across the river. Hippos and crocodiles are also an exciting sighting- get your cameras ready (Meals included: B, L, D)

Big 5 Boat Safari on the Chobe River

Day 20- Chobe National Park to Makgadigadi Salt Pans (+- 330km)
Highlights
: Afternoon Safari onto the Makgadigadi Salt Pans
Botswana is probably the wildest country that we ride through. There are no fences around Nature Reserves and as we ride south through the country, we are likely to see Elephants feeding on the side of the road!! We will arrive in Nata in the late afternoon and embark on a Safari out on to the Makgadigadi Salt Pans. It is interesting to see the beautiful salt pans that form part of the largest Salt Pan in the world. (Meals included: B, L, D)

Elephant spotted on the road in Botswana

Day 21- Makgadigadi Salt Pans to the Tuli Block (+- 450km)
Highlights : Tuli Block, African Dances
Heading further South, we make our way down to the Botswana/South Africa border. Tonight, we sleep on the Limpopo River (Full of Crocodiles and Hippos) and enjoy a dinner in the beautiful African Boma. If we are lucky some local African Kids will come dance for us. Fall asleep listening to the great sounds of the African night- Lions roaring in the distance.  (Meals included: B, L, D

Botswana Dancers

Day 22- Tuli Block  to Magoebaskloof, South Africa (+- 317km)
Highlights :
Magoebaskloof- Mountain roads at their finest
It is a short ride to the South African border- after border procedures we enter in South Africa- “Our Rainbow Nation” You will see that South Africa is very much a “1st world, 3rd world country” with great quality roads and good infrastructure. We make our way to Magoebaskloof, a little misty town up in the mountains. There is a lot to do at the hotel. You can take a walk to the waterfall, spotting birds and Samango Monkeys along the way or you can chill out at the Phoenix and Fireman Pub! (Meals Included: B, L, D)

Magoebaskloof Mountains

Day 23- Magoebaskloof to Hazyview via the Panorama Route (+- 250km)
Highlights : God's Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, The Three Rondavel’s, Waterfalls, Magical Views Sites
Today we make our 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 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 in Hazyview in the Late Afternoon. Tonight- we enjoy a traditional African meal and African dances at the Shangana cultural village. (Meals: B, L, D)

Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga

Day 24- Hazyview Rest Day and Half Day Safari into Kruger National Park
Highlights: Kruger National Park
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 the whole morning to spot lions, elephants, birds and many different species of animals. In the Afternoon there is an optional motorcycle ride over the Famous "Long Tom Pass"- a must for anyone who likes to ride twisties!!! (Meals: B, L)

Safari into Kruger National Park

Day 25- Hazyview to Clarens (+-600km)
Highlights: Golden Gate National Park
Today is a long ride through the interior of South Africa. In the late afternoon we will arrive in Clarens. This is a small arty town on the outskirts of Golden Gate National Park surrounded by beautiful Sandstone cliffs. Clarens is an artist’s paradise: poets, painters and sculptures’ from all over the world come to Clarens to witness its famous GOLDEN Sunsets. Spend the late afternoon wondering around the craft shops and have dinner in one of the numerous restaurants in town. Clarens also has its very own brewery where you can taste some local beers and ciders (Meals Included: B,L)

Golden Gate National Park

Day 26- Clarens to Sani Pass Hotel (+-435km)
Highlights: Golden Gate National Park, Drakensberg Mountains, Rolling green hills
Today’s ride is believably scenic. We ride down through the Golden Gate National Park. This park is made up of sandstone cliffs, with scenic rock formations. Watch out for Antelope and vervet monkeys crossing the road- you’re in the wild here! We spend the rest of the day riding through the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and arrive at the Sani Pass Hotel in the early afternoon.. (Meals included: B,L,D)

The Beautiful Drakensberg Mountains.

Day 27- Rest Day  Sani Pass (0-50km)
Highlights:
The infamous Sani Pass  and a 4 x 4 Tour
Today we have a rest day at the Sani Pass hotel. We have included a 4 x 4 trip up the Sani Pass and into Lesotho (A small mountainous country completely surrounded by South Africa). For those that are very experienced at Dirt Riding- you will be able to do this tour on their motorcycles, but for those that are not to confident and wives/non riding partners, a 4 x 4 escort will be arranged Sani Pass is a very technical ride- hairpin bends, rocky sections and vertical drop offs. Once in Lesotho (Passport required) we will enjoy a visit to a Local Lesotho Village where you can taste some local beer and later we enjoy a meal at the “Highest Pub in Africa” before returning to the Sani Pass Hotel for the Night. (Meals: B,L,D)

Sani Pass

Day 28- Sani Pass to East London (450 km)
Highlights:
Cintsa Beach
Leaving the rolling hills of the Drakensberg behind, we make our way through the Eastern Cape To our lodge just outside of East London. Tonight, we sleep right on one of the most beautiful surfing beaches in the country. We enjoy an amazing meal and fall asleep to the sound of Waves crashing below us.  (Meals: B,L,D)

Cintsa Beach

Day 29- East London to Addo Elephant National Park (+- 400 km)
Highlights: Addo Elephant National Park
Today we make our way through the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape, stopping in to see the Giant Pineapple in Bathurst. In the early afternoon we will arrive at the Addo Elephant National Park- home to Africa's famous BIG 5. Later we will embark on a sunset game drive in an open safari vehicle. Addo is famous for its large herds of elephants (Meals: B,L,D)

Addo Elephant National Park

Day 30- Addo to Tsitsikamma (+- 250 km)
Highlights:
Tsitsikamma Park
Today we follow the coastal route to the start of the famous Garden Route. We ride into the Tsitsi¬kamma National Park and sleep in wooden cabins overlooking Storms River Mouth. You will have the whole afternoon free to explore this beautiful Na-tional Park. Storms River is the start of our famous “Otter Trail” and you can walk part of the hike down to the breath-taking suspension bridges be¬tween the sea cliffs. Enjoy an evening spent in this very unique camp overlooking the Indian Ocean. (B,L,D)

Suspension bridges @ Tsitsikamma National Park

Day 31- Tsitsikamma- Knysna- Oudtshoorn  (+- 260km)
Highlights: Knysna Heads, Garden Route Mountain Passes
Today we ride the world-famous Garden Route. Our firsts top is the spectacular Bloukrans Gorge. Bloukrans is home to the world Highest Bungee Jump- 216 Meters of pure Adrenalin. Next up we ride into Knysna and marvel at the beautiful Knysna Heads. From here riders can either take the dirt or tar route to Oudtshoorn. Both options include unbelievable views and the spectacular mountain roads that the Garden Route is Known for. We will arrive in Oudtshoorn- the Ostrich Capital of South Africa- in the late afternoon. This will be our home for the next two nights. (B,L,D)


Riding breathtaking mountain passes

Day 32- Oudtshoorn Rest Day
Highlights:
Garden Route, Ostrich farms, Cango Caves and spectacular mountain passes
Today is a rest day- but there is so much to see and do. We will have a guided tour of the Cango Caves with its beautiful stalactites and stalacmites and a tour of a working Ostrich farm- where you will get to feed, touch and hug Ostriches. For those that would like to do some more exciting dirt riding there will be an optional ride over the famous Swartberg Pass. This is a bucket list ride for Adventure Bikers the world over. This Afternoon-relax and enjoy the warm Karoo Hospitality that this area is known for. This evening we will be treated to a traditional Os¬trich Braai (BBQ) that will tantalize your taste buds. (B,D)

Feeding Ostriches in the Garden Route

Day 33- Oudtshoorn to  Cape Agulhas (350km)
Highlights: Route 62, Folding Mountain Passes, The Southern Most Tip of Africa
After an early breakfast we make our way to the start of Route 62. The road winds through the Swartberg Mountains and beautiful foothills in their valleys. We make our way down to Cape Agulhas- the Southernmost tip of Africa at 34° S and 20° E. Here the ice cold waters of the Atlantic ocean meet the warm Indian ocean, creating a turbulent mixture of untamed beauty. There is always a party at Cape Agulhas, as we celebrate reaching the most south¬ern point of Africa- there are great photo opportuni¬ties at the Southern most tip! (B,L,D)

Cape Agulhas- the Southern Most Tip of Africa

Day 34- Cape Agulhas- Cape Point- Cape Town (+- 300 km)
Highlights: Explore the beautiful coastal roads and attractions of Cape Town
Just as you thought that the riding couldn’t get any better- you are blown away once again by the beautiful Roads of Cape. Today our route hugs the coastline all the way- with beautiful mountains on the right and the ocean on the left stretching as far as the eye can see. We also have some exciting stops planned. We visit Betty’s Bay to see African penguins hanging out on the beach, Simons town to see the grave of a Navy Dog and finally Cape Point Peninsula (a definite highlight of the trip) where the warm waters of False Bay meet the cold Atlantic Ocean.  We make our way into Cape Town in the late afternoon, enjoying the views of Table Mountain towering over the city. Tonight we go out to one of Cape Town’s best restaurants to celebrate the end of an amazing tour! (Meals included B,L,D)

Riding Miles of Coastal Roads

Day 35- 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 Southern Africa and the warm people you have met. Transfers will be arranged to the airport.

Cape Town is such a beautiful city and is really worth staying for a few extra nights after the tour- there is so much to see and do including Cable Car Rides up Table Mountain, Robben Island trips to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 26 years and wine tasting tours to sample our famous South African wines.

Hello Cape Town!

DATES

2019 Dates

  • 02 Aug - 06 Sep '19
PRICING

2020 Pricing (Quoted in US$)

  • Riding 1up sharing on an F700GS:  US$ 18,390
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F700GS:  US$ 19,220
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F800GS: US$ 18,700
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F850GS:  US$ 19,570
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS: US$ 19,570
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1250GS:  US$ 20,650
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS ADV: US$ 20,300
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1250GS ADV:  US$ 20,720
  • To bring a pillion, add: US$ 8,630
  • For Single supplement, add: US$ 1,790
  • Prices quoted in US DOLLARS

Prices are based on sharing accommodation and quoted in United States Dollar. 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:

  • 35 Days Motorcycle Rental
  • 35 Nights’ Accommodation in 3-4 Star Lodges, hotels or Beach Bungalows
  • 35 Breakfasts, 28 Lunches and 34 Dinners
  • Tour Guide on a Motorcycle
  • Back up vehicle to carry Luggage and a spare motorcycle
  • Qualified Paramedic accompanying the group in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana
    • Activities are included follows:
    • 3 Day, 2 Night Safari into Ngorogoro Crater and Sernegeti National Park– Tented camps
    • One way flight from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro
    • Walking Tour of Stone Town, Zanzibar
    • Tour of Malawian Fishing Village
    • 2 x Safaris into South Luangwa National Park
    • Entrance to Victoria Falls View Site
    • Helicopter Flight Victoria Falls (The Flight of Angels)
    • Safari into Chobe National Park by boat and 4 x 4
    • Makgadigadi Salt Pan Game Drive
    • Safari into Kruger National Park
    • Shangaan Cultural evening
    • 4 x 4 Tour up Sani Pass into Lesotho
    • Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
    • Ostrich Farm Visit
    • Cango Caves tour
    • Tour Of Cape Point Peninsula
  • Transfers From Zanzibar International Airport and to the Cape Town International Airport
  • Bottle Water, Tea, coffee and Snacks
  • Detailed Guide Book
  • Map of Southern Africa
  • Sama T-shirt

Tour Price does Include:

  • Petrol (Your local Payment will cover this)
  • Cross border and Visa fees (Your local Payment will cover this)
  • Domestic and International flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All items not mentioned in "Price includes"
  • All meals and drinks other than those specified in "Price includes"
  • All Entrance fees other than those specified in "Price includes"

Plus a local Payment:
Local Payment per Rider:  $1 975.00
Local Payment Pillion $855.00

What is the local Payment?
After years of travelling through Southern Africa- we found that our clients don’t like Hidden Costs. Therefore we have tried to make our tours as all-inclusive as possible. We include 90% of the meals, all the accommodation and enough activities and safaris to create life memories.
Unfortunately when you have to deal with 6 or more border crossings- you end up paying a lot of money for cross border fees and Visa’s which need to be paid for in cash. In most countries petrol can also only be paid for in Cash, so we decided not include the petrol and cross border fees in the tour price- as we have found its better for everybody to carry a small amount of money on them, than for our tour guides to carry around suitcases full of cash.

This local payment is the cash you should have on hand to cover the costs of the border crossings, visas, petrol and the 1 Dinner and 7 Lunches that we have not included in the tour price.
There is no need to bring the full amount with you on the first day and hand it to the tour guide- you can draw it out of ATM’s and swop money as you go along on the tour. You will get a guide of how much is needed for each country and border crossing and the tourguide will point out atm’s and “Bureau de change’s” en-route

TOUR DIFFICULTY?

              

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
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.
PICTURES OF THE
KILIMANJARO TO CAPE TOWN TOUR

TOUR INFO AT A GLANCE

DATES :
01 August- 05 September 2020
01 August – 05 September 2021

START:
Zanzibar, Tanzania (Fly into Zanzibar Int. airport)

END:
Cape Town, South Africa

MILEAGE:
+-8,600km

DAILY DISTANCES:
200- 660 km (Avg of 500km)

REST DAYS:
9 Rest/Safari Days, 25 Riding Days

COUNTRIES:
Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa ans Lesotho

ROAD SURFACES:
92% Tar, 8% off-road (Hard Packed Gravel)

DIFFICULTY:
Medium

MEALS INCLUDED:
34 Dinners, 28 Lunches and 35 Breakfasts

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

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