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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QUICK ITINERARY
Day 1 Pretoria to Hazyview
Day 2 Ride the Panorama Route
Day 3 Safari into Kruger National Park
Day 4 Hazyview to Ezulwini Valley, Swaziland
Day 5 Swaziland to Pretoria- End of Tour

 

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: 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 Long Tom Pass. Enjoy the great twisties and arrive in Hazyview in the last afternoon.

Day 2: Ride the Panorama Route (+-250km)
Highlights: God's Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes, The Three Rondavels, Waterfalls, Magical Views Sites

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 view points, 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)

Day 3: Kruger National Park Safari (+-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. (B)

Day 4: Kruger to Swaziland (+-350km)
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 on a wooden deck with spectacular views. (B)

Day 5:  Swaziland to Pretoria (+- 450km)
Highlights: Relaxing drive through African Countryside

Time to head back to Pretoria. After breakfast, you 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 your hotel in Pretoria for your last night (Included), Tonight, go out and celebrate the end of an amazing tour in one of Pretorias best restaurants!

Day 6:  End of Tour 

All good things must come to an end. Transfers will be arranged to the Johannesburg International Airport or to your next hotel in Pretoria.

You may wish to extend your stay in South Africa with a safari or one of our other Add on Tours

We can book you a few days Exploring Cape Town or a Luxury Safari into Kruger National Park. We also book Victoria Falls Fly-in Tours as well as Safaris in the Famous Chobe National Park

 

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PRICING
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F700GS:  ZAR 21,190
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F750GS: ZAR 22,820
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F850GS: ZAR 23,440
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1250GS: ZAR 25,520
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS ADV: ZAR 24,840
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1260GS ADV: ZAR 25,690
  • To bring a pillion, add: ZAR 10,370
  • For a Single supplement, add: ZAR 2,820
  • 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
  • 5 Nights Accommodation in 3-4 Star Accommodation
  • GPS fully loaded with route maps
  • Spot Tracker with SOS Function
  • 24 Hour back up support
  • Side panniers and top box for luggage
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Shangana Evening Festival (If Available)
  • Half Day Kruger Park Safari
  • Sama Tours T-shirt
  • Guide Book and route notes
  • Google Map Links
  • Map of South Africa
  • Free Transfers to and from the Johannesburg International Airport
  • The most amazing motorcycle adventure you have ever had!
  • All Taxes and Motorcycle Insurance (Excess Payable)

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:
+-1,600km


Daily Distance:
100- 450km 

REST DAYS:
1 Rest Day @ Kruger National Park

RIDING DAYS:
5 Days

COUNTRIES:
South Africa, Swaziland

ROADS:
99% Tar, Gravel roads optional

DIFFICULTY:
Easy

MEALS INCLUDED:
5 Breakfasts

 

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