SELF GUIDED TOUR
5 Day Mpumalanga and Swaziland

SOUTHERN AFRICA

5 Day Tour through Bikers Paradise and Swaziland

This 5 day motorcycle tour is the perfect amount of time to ride some of the best roads South Africa has on offer. Start off by riding through the beautiful mountains and lush forests of Magoebaskloof. Next up ride the Panorama Route to Hazyview. The mountain passes in this area are exhilarating! The next day will embark on an open vehicle safari into the world famous KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. The tour ends with a trip into the mountainous kingdom of Swaziland before returning to Pretoria again.

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Pretoria To Magoebaskloof (+-400km)

Highlights: Magoebaskloof Mountain range, twisties, mountain passes and spectacular  valleys

Today you make your way up into South Africa’s wild Limpopo Province. As you head up north, the roads become mountainous with beautiful views of the rolling hills below. Enjoy the great twisties and arrive at the majestic Magoebaskloof hotel, situated on the top of a beautiful mountain pass with breathtaking views of the valley below. 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!

 

Day 2: Panorama route (+- 250km)

Highlights: Gods Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, The Three Rondavels, 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 and tonight we are booked in for the Shangana Cultural evening, which includes traditional African dances followed by an African feast! (B)

 

Day 3: Kruger National Park (0-50km)

Highlights: Safari into BIG 5 Reserve

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. You will be returned to your hotel at noon and have the afternoon free to relax or go for a scenicride up Long Tom Pass. (B)

 

Day 4: Hazyview to Swaziland (+-300km)

Highlights: Kingdom of Swaziland

After 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 own glass factory (Ngwenya Glass) and see the world famous Swazi candles being handcrafted at Swazi Candles. There are many excellent restaurants, pubs and craft markets in the Ezulweni Valley where we will overnight at an excellent country lodge, with its own magnificent restaurant with wooden deck with spectacular views. (B)

 

Day 5:  Swaziland to Pretoria (+- 350km)

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. After dropping off the motorcycle- transfers will be arranged to the airport or to your guest house. We can book you accommodation in Pretoria for before or after the tour on request

 

 

PRICING

2018/2019 Pricing

  • Riding 1up sharing on an F700GS:  ZAR 15,680
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F800GS: ZAR 16,340
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS: ZAR 18,500
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS ADV: ZAR 20,060
  • To bring a pillion, add: ZAR 6,260
  • For Single supplement, add: ZAR 1,970
  • Prices quoted in South African Currency- ZAR.

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.
Prices are quoted on a per person basis in South African Currency (ZAR). For up to date exchange rates, please visit www.xe.com

PRICE INCLUDES

Price Includes:

  • 5 Days Motorcycle Rental
  • 4 Night Accomodation in 3-4 Star Lodges
  • 4 Breakfasts,
  • Half Day Safari into Kruger National Park
  • Shangaan Evening Festival (if available)
  • Side Panniers for Luggage
  • GPS fully loaded with route maps
  • 24 Hour Back up suppourt
  • Spot Tracker Rental (Optional)
  • 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

This Price does not include:

  • Petrol and toll fees
  • Tour Guide
  • Back Up vehicle
  • Local and International Flights
  • Visas
  • 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:
Choose your own- Self Guided Tour

START/END:
Pretoria (Fly into Johannesburg)

MILEAGE:
+-1,450km


Daily Distance:
100- 450km 

REST DAYS:
1 Rest Day @ Kruger National Park

RIDING DAYS:
4 Days

COUNTRIES:
South Africa, Swaziland

ROADS:
99% Tar, Gravel roads optional

DIFFICULTY:
Easy

MEALS INCLUDED:
4 Breakfasts

 

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