Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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The best of Southern Africa

Starting in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, the Ayres Adventures Cape Town to Victoria Falls tour takes you on an incredible ride along some of the most beautiful and scenic roads in South Africa. The tour ends with a visit to one of the seven wonders of the world, the impressive Victoria Falls known also as the Smoke that Thunders.

In addition to the iconic start and end locations, this 18-day tour features invigorating mountain passes, sweeping coastal highways, and roads that lead through wine country, fertile valleys and along rural landscapes dotted with traditional African villages. To complete the African experience, a full day on safari in Kruger National Park and a wildlife cruise on the Chobe River are included.

Cape Town is a great place to spend a couple of extra days prior to the start of the tour. If you decide to arrive early, some of the activities you might enjoy include walking up Table Mountain, taking a city tour, touring Robben Island or just enjoying the numerous cafes, restaurants and shopping diversions that the waterfront has to offer.

Highlights:

  • A night in the beautiful city of Cape Town
  • Tradouw Pass, South Africa’s wine route, The Klein Karoo (semi-arid region), Oudtshoorn (ostrich capital of the world)
  • Overnight accommodations in an upscale lodge at the southernmost point of the African continent – where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet
  • Full day game drive in Kruger National Park – home to the African Big Five
  • A river boat safari on the Chobe River in Northern Botswana
  • A visit to Victoria Falls – “The Smoke that Thunders”

At a Glance Your Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 1 The tour leaders will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel where you can spend the day relaxing or exploring the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Later in the afternoon, the tour leaders will hand over the bikes before hosting a group briefing with more in-depth information about the tour. After the briefing we will enjoy our first dinner together at a wonderful local restaurant.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 2 Our first riding day will take us along beautiful coastal roads and through the small seaside towns of Gordon’s Bay, Betty’s Bay and Hermanus to our destination at Cape L’Agulhas, the southernmost point of the African continent where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. We will stay at a boutique ocean-front lodge where we will be served a wonderful gourmet dinner.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 3 The route to Oudtshoorn offers beautiful sweepers through rugged mountains and fertile valleys. We will enjoy a scenic ride over the stark and semi-arid Tradouw Pass into the picturesque Tradouw Valley before stopping in the friendly village of Barrydale. From Barrydale we will ride Route 62 – the longest wine route in the world. Tonight we will stay at a small privately-owned Cape Dutch Country House in the heart of the Ostrich farming region of the world, Oudtshoorn.
Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 4 Oudtshoorn is located in the Klein Karoo between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Taking the direct route to Knysna will make for a short but beautiful ride over the Outeniqua Pass, Four Passes and numerous smaller mountain passes. A short riding day allows us to enjoy a late breakfast and to visit an ostrich farm where we’ll have an opportunity to test our ostrich-riding ability.

For those wishing to add additional miles we will take you over the amazing Swartberg Pass toward Prince Albert. The Swartberg Pass consists of hard-packed gravel and offers breathtaking scenery of the valley below. From there the route continues through the beautiful Meiringspoort valley as you make your way back towards Oudtshoorn and on to Knysna via the Outeniqua Pass.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 5 Knysna is a small coastal town that has consistently been voted “the most popular vacation destination in South Africa”. During the free day you can visit the Knysna Heads – the most striking geological feature along the entire southern African coastline. Other options include riding the gravel Prince Alfred Pass, visit the Knysna elephant sanctuary, or the more courageous can jump the world’s highest bungee jump at the nearby Bloukrans River Bridge. Or stay in town and enjoy the interesting shops and cafes in Knysna.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 6 Today we will ride into the Eastern Province of South Africa as we make our way towards Port Alfred. An early departure from Knysna will allow time for an enjoyable full day’s ride as we make our way to tonight’s destination.
Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 7 Our route today takes us through rural areas of the country where we will get a glimpse of traditional African life. We will pass through the former Transkei and Ciskei areas, two of the former African “homelands” during the apartheid years. These rural areas also include beautiful landscapes with deep valleys and many scenic overlooks.

Southern Cross Motorcycle Tour in South Africa, Day 8 Today we will head inland through the province of KwaZulu-Natal, home to the Zulu people. We will have opportunities to observe traditional ways of living as we pass through several small Zulu villages. From Kokstad we will ride through rural farmland as we head towards the foot hills of the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains. Our destination is just outside the village of Himeville, where we will stay at a beautifully converted farm manor house.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 9 Today is a full day of riding through several African towns as we make our way to Dundee where we will spend the night. On our way we will pass through the town where Nelson Mandela was captured by the police in 1962 and where a monument and museum have been established in his honor. If time allows, we will also visit a few of the battle sites where the Zulus and Boers fought.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 10 After riding through the farming areas and the town of Piet Retief, we will cross the border into Swaziland where we will enjoy some spectacular riding as we ride through the Swazi Mountains. On our way to tonight’s hotel we will visit a local glass-blowing factory that uses recycled glass to make beautiful sculptures and glassware.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 11 At the Swaziland border we will stop to see a traditional Swazi dance show performed by local dancers and singers. From the border will ride through the bustling town of Hazyview before making our way to our hotel where we will be spending the next two nights.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 13 We’ll board our open-air safari vehicle for an all-day game drive in Kruger National Park, including lunch inside the park. Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship national park and one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Teeming with wildlife, this diverse game park is home to numerous mammals, reptile species and hundreds of bird species! The African Big Five are found here – elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo, as well as a dazzling array of other mammals such as giraffe, zebra, cheetah, hippo, hyena and numerous antelope species.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 13 Today we will have a great day of riding through man-made forests, past fruit farms, waterfalls and into rugged country with mountain passes. Our ride will include such popular and iconic destinations as God’s Window, the artsy town of Graskop and the historic mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest. Be prepared for a great day of riding on very twisty and scenic roads.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 14 Today will be a full day of riding as we make our way to the border and cross into Botswana. Tonight we will stay just outside the bustling town of Palapye, a popular stop for visitors heading to Northern Botswana.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 15 Today’s route is on two-lane paved roads through the countryside of Botswana. We’ll enjoy rural landscapes and picturesque native villages along the way. There is a good chance of observing wildlife crossing the road, including elephant, giraffe and ostrich.
Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 16

We will have an early departure from Nata to ensure that we get to Kasane by lunch time. In the afternoon we have scheduled a game-viewing sunset cruise on the Chobe River where we will observe the wildlife up close – including hippos, crocodiles and elephants.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 16

We will leave the bikes in Kasane and take a van to the Botswana border. There we will be ferried across the Zambezi River to the Zambian Border. Once our passports are stamped, a van will take us to our luxury hotel located next to the Falls. We will arrive early enough for a walk around Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Motorcycle Tour in Africa, Day 16

After a relaxing breakfast, the tour leaders will arrange for your transfer to the airport for your flight home.

TOTAL MILES: ~2815 MILES

The route is entirely paved, with a variety of road features including several twisty mountain passes.

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Please contact us about low frame and/or low seat options for our bikes.

  • Includes BMW F750GS
  • Additional charge of $200 BMW F850GS
  • Additional charge of $350 for BMW F850GS Adv
  • Additional charge of $1,050 for a BMW R1250 GS
  • Additional charge of $1,650 for a BMW R1250 GS Adv
  • Additional charge of $1,050 for BMW R1250R
  • Additional charge of $1,300 for BMW R1250RT
  • Additional charge of $2,000 for a BMW K1600GT
  • Additional charge of $2,000 for a BMW K1600GTL
  • Personal motorcycle: deduct $2,500 from the rider price.
Standard Inclusions
  • Late model, low mileage motorcycle
  • All accommodations
  • A’ la carte dining
  • Two Ayres Adventures professional tour leaders
  • Airport arrival/departure transfers
  • Luggage handling
  • Comfortable support vehicle for non-riding companions
  • Comprehensive pre-trip planning and assistance
  • Customized trip booklet with day-by-day itinerary and attractions
  • Two commemorative shirts
  • Adventurer Club travel award credit
Meals
  • All breakfasts
  • 16 dinners
Special Inclusions
  • Safari game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River
  • Entrance to Victoria Falls
  • All National Park fees

Deposit per person: $800

Single room supplement – $1,900.

2020 Schedule
Date2020 AdventuresDaysPrice

(USD)
Co-riderNotes
Mar 21 - Apr 7Cape Town to Victoria Falls18$11,300$8,300
2021 Schedule
Date2021 AdventuresDaysPrice

(USD)
Co-riderNotes
Mar 20 - Apr 6Cape Town to Victoria Falls18$11,300$8,300
Cancellation fee and refunds
FROM DATE OF
SCHEDULED COMMENCEMENT
AMOUNT FORFEITED
More than 60 days50% of deposit
60 days or fewer but more than 45 days100% of deposit
45 days or fewer but more than 30 days50% of full tour payment
30 days or fewer100% of full tour payment
Private Tour Inquiry

We are happy to book any of our motorcycle tour as a private tour. For most tours, we require a minimum of 8 bikes,
or 12 participants (riders plus co-riders). We can provide a private motorcycle tour for smaller groups, but a
surcharge may apply. We can also customize any of our regular tours for a private
group.

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