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.