Fabulous 18 day tour around south western Africa

Huge blue skies, gravel roads into endless horizons, spectacular desert, remote game lodges, classic dune-scapes, a harsh but beautiful coastline and the shimmering salt pan and waterholes of Etosha National Park. This is an incredible route through one of the world’s least populated regions.

You may see a giraffe cross your path, you’ll look over the world’s second largest canyon, you’ll blast alongside the Orange River, enjoy grilled meats cooked on local braai (BBQ) and as the Namibia motorcycle tour crosses to South Africa, you’ll head to one of the worlds top wine producing regions, Stellenbosch, before stopping at the southern most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas and a final great night out on the waterfront in Cape Town.

Riders are often surprised at the high quality of the accommodation on this trip. We stay primarily in 4* hotels and game lodges, of high standards, with en suite bathrooms. In remote locations, rooms do not have televisions and there may not be internet access or it is slow speed. In one or two small towns, the accommodation is more simple, but still with en suite bathrooms.

So if you love the wilderness, the feeling of just you and the road, and find gravel roads the perfect “off the beaten track” adventure, then this is the ride for you!

Note that this trip is not suitable for novice riders. We generally recommend that you are an experienced motorcyclist, who has ridden overseas before and is used to touring. You will enjoy the experience more if your riding is of an advanced standard and by that we mean you have a good command of slow control (ieg you don’t dangle your feet or paddle at slow speeds and can U-turn your bike), you are assertive on the road and have good forward planning and hazard perception, you are able to perform safe and precise overtakes and are able ride to the legal speed limits.

In addition, please note that 45% of the route is on gravel roads and so you must have some experience of riding gravel roads before you come on the tour. If it has been a while since you have ridden off road, we recommend you do a training course, which we can help with.

A07 - Namibia & South Africa

23rd September 2017 to

10th October 2017

Windhoek to Cape Town

White ArrowHIGHLIGHTS...
  • Two nights at Etosha National Park
  • Ride the Skeleton Coast
  • Hike the famous red Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Ride to Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in Africa
  • Two nights in Stellenbosch, at the heart of South Africa’s famous wine region
  • Cape Agulhas (the southernmost tip of the African Continent)
  • A fabulous coastal ride around False Bay, and onto the Cape of Good Hope
  • White ArrowHOLIDAY INCLUDES...
    • Pre-departure meeting with GlobeBusters
    • Assistance with the procurement of visas if required.
    • 17 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
    • Ten evening meals including Welcome and Farewell dinner
    • Half Day Game Drive in Etosha National Park
    • Half Day 4×4 Jeep Drive in Sossusvlei
    • Daily route notes with GPS co-ordinates
    • 16 days BMW F700GS motorcycle hire (options available)
    • Expedition Leader on bike to accompany the group
    • Support Vehicle, equipped with satellite phone, spare fuel, water, tools, spare tyres, selected spare parts and emergency first aid kit
    White ArrowEXTRAS...
    • Return passenger airline flights
    • Personal travel, accident and medical insurance
    • Entrance fees to sights and parks, optional excursions, meals except where stated
    • Fuel, oil & other motorcycle consumables
    • Personal documentation (eg visas, passport), vaccinations, personal taxes, border crossing fees
    White ArrowPRICE per person...
    1 person, 1 bike, single room
    1 person, 1 bike, shared room
    2 people, 1 bike, shared room
    Deposit payable at time of booking:
    £385 per person