< About Us >

Come and ride some of the most beautiful motorcycle routes in South Africa, accompanied by your personal host and tour guide, Marius Lamprecht. Marius is a retired accountant and die-hard petrol head. He has clocked up around 150,000 miles on various motorcycles over the past 15 years while exploring South Africa. He would like to share one of his favourite routes with you, covering around 900 miles.

< Tours >

Depending on demand, tours run from Monday to Friday during the months of February to May and again from September to November. These are the best times of the year for biking in South Africa.

 

To ensure personal attention, the size of the riding group will be limited to seven bikes including the tour guide. Should a larger group wish to do a tour, a second guide and additional motorcycles can be arranged with sufficient prior notice.

 

What you'll need:

    A license allowing you to ride a motorcycle of the specified engine size in South Africa. If you anticipate bringing a pillion rider, the license should allow you to carry a passenger.

    Sufficient cash to cover meals and drinks that aren’t included (e.g. morning tea, lunches and supper on Monday and Thursday). ZAR2,800.00 (approximately US $200.00) per person should be adequate.

    Medical insurance that will cover hospital costs in the unfortunate event of an emergency.

 

Distances Covered Over Five Days (Including Daily Totals):

Depart From
Arrive At
Day
Distance
(Kilometres)
Daily Distance
Kilometres
Miles
Randburg Cullinan Monday 103    
Cullinan Dullstroom Monday 211 314 196
Dullstroom Lydenburg Tuesday 60    
Lydenburg Sabie Tuesday 74    
Sabie Graskop Tuesday 30    
Graskop Hazyview Tuesday 40 204 128
Hazyview Lydenburg Wednesday 104    
Lydenburg Blyde Wednesday 76    
Blyde Hazyview Wednesday 51 231 144
Hazyview Nelspruit Thursday 65    
Nelspruit Barberton Thursday 45    
Barberton Badplaas Thursday 75 185 116
Badplaas Carolina Friday 57    
Carolina Deneysville Friday 256    
Deneysville Randburg Friday 120 433 271
TOTALS: 1,367 854

 

Day One - Sunday

You should arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport on the Sunday before the 5 day long tour starts. You will be shuttled from the airport to a hotel and spa based in Randburg, where you will spend the evening.

 

Day Two - Monday
(Tour Starts)

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to the motorcycle pickup point. Once peak morning traffic subsides, we will head towards a little mining town called Cullinan. Diamonds have been mined in this little town for more than 100 years, using open pit methods. This mine holds the record for the largest diamond ever found in South Africa. We will enjoy a mid-morning snack at one of the many little restaurants in this town.

 

After tea, we will head towards Mpumalanga, past the towns of Witbank and Middelburg, where coal has been mined since the nineteenth century. We will arrive at Dullstroom in time for a light lunch and our first sleepover. Dullstroom is a very popular tourist destination and is famous for trout fishing. It is also a very popular stop for bikers on breakfast runs.

 

Before supper, we can explore some of the interesting stores in the town. Afterwards we will have dinner at one of many restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine before hitting the sack.

Day Three - Tuesday

We will cover only about 200 kilometres, allowing sufficient time to make stops at several tourist attractions in the area. After breakfast, we will ride to Lydenburg en route to Sabie via the Schoemanskloof Pass (one of your tour guide’s favourite rides). From Sabie, we will ride along some amazing, twisting roads to Graskop and stop at several beautiful waterfalls, Bourkes Luck Potholes and also the God's Window lookout point.

 

We will enjoy lunch in Graskop and then leave for Hazyview for our second sleepover. A traditional South African braai (barbeque) will be served by the lodge.

Day Four - Wednesday

An early morning game drive to the Kruger National Park can be arranged for interested guests (cost will be for the guest's own account). The rest of the group will explore scenic roads in the area, covering about 230 kilometres before heading back to Hazyview for another traditional South African meal at the lodge.

Day Five - Thursday

This day's ride covers approximately 185 kilometres from Hazyview to Nelspruit, then to Barberton. After morning tea, we will head to the world famous hot water springs at Badplaas, where we will spend a relaxing afternoon in the many pools at the resort and enjoy supper at the resort’s restaurant.

Day Six - Friday
(Tour Winds Down)

We will cover around 450 kilometres. After covering about 200 kilometres, we will have morning tea and then head for Deneysville (about 130 kilometres away). There, we will visit a motorcycle museum with a good selection of vintage motorcycles on display.

 

After lunching at one of the local restaurants, we will head back to Johannesburg (120 kilometres away), where you will spend the evening in a hotel in Randburg.

Day Seven - Saturday

After breakfast, you will be transported back to O.R. Tambo International Airport, experiencing South Africa’s high-speed train.

< Pricing >

The cost of the tour will be ZAR21,750.00 (about US $1,550.00 at a ZAR14.00 per US dollar exchange rate). Bring along a partner to pillion for an additional ZAR4,200.00 (approximately US $300.00).

 

Cost Includes:

    Bed and Breakfast accommodation in at least 3 star establishments for the night before, four nights during, and one night after, the tour (Sunday to Friday).

    A sport touring motorcycle with an engine capacity of 600cc or bigger, equipped with a luggage system that easily accommodates luggage for the week. (Riders who are unable to ride a normal motorcycle can be accommodated on a three-wheeled Canam Spyder.)

    The use of riding pants, riding jacket, helmet and gloves.

    Two evening meals while on tour.

    Fuel costs and toll fees.

 

Cost Excludes:

    Cash for meals and drinks for morning tea, lunches and supper on Monday and Thursday (approximately ZAR2,800.00 [US $200.00] per person).

    An optional Kruger National Park game drive.

    Medical insurance.

 

Bikers From South Africa:

Local bikers who are interested in doing the tour on their own motorcycles can join at a cost of R15,000.00 (bring along a partner to pillion for an additional R3,000.00).

 

Local bikers can also tour with one of our bikes for R21,750.00 (pillion cost is R4,200.00). Prices include all accommodation, two evening meals, fuel costs and toll fees.

 

 

< Quick Contact >

Interested in doing the tour? Need more details?

Please contact Marius Lamprecht via e-mail or call him: +27 71 400 8695.

Alternatively, please fill in the contact form below and Marius will get back to you.

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