Cape Town to Kruger National Park

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Tour Description

Come and enjoy the best roads from Cape Town, across Lesotho and Eswatini, all the way to Kruger National Park on BMW motorbikes.

The tour from Cape Town to Kruger National park is a luxury overland tour ,that takes in the highlights of  South Africa,Lesotho and Swaziland. Consisting of mostly tar road, we do ride some exciting gravel roads but stay away from sand. This tour is suitable  for riders with limited off road experience. Explore the famous “Garden Route”. Fall in love with Gondwana private Game reserve.Take on the breathtaking “Swartberg Pass” on the way to Prince Albert.  Marvel at the Elephant herds of Addo Elephant Park. Admire Lesotho´s Natural beauty and the best motorcycling roads in the world. Enjoy the hospitality of the Kingdom of Eswatini .Finish the tour in Kruger National Park with a Safari drive.

3 countries, great riding over 3.500km, culture, gastronomy, wild life, fun & freedom.

Highlights of the tour

  • Stellenbosch and Montagu wineries
  •  Safari in Gondwana private Game reserve
  • The “Swartberg Pass”
  • The Prince Alfred pass
  • The “Garden Route”
  • rest day & game drive in Addo Elephant park
  • Lesotho”The Kingdom in the Sky”
  • The monarchy of Eswatini
  • Game drive in Kruger National park
  • And lots more …….

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival day in South Africa

After the transfer to our beautiful Oude Werf Hotel in the popular town of Stellenbosch.you can either relax by the pool or go shopping. You might want to arrive early to enjoy this bustling little town in the middle of vineyards , just northwest of Cape Town. The hotel is right in the middle of the center full of shops, bars, restaurants and galleries. Later in the afternoon, we will meet in the bar for a briefing and motorbike allocation. After the briefing we will head out to the best steak restaurant in town for dinner.

Oude werf hotel Stellenbosch

Day 2. Stellenbosch – Montagu

In the morning we set off to the beautiful village of Franschhoek, deep in the Winelands of the western cape. After a coffee break we ride the famous Franschhoek Pass to Worcester and then north over the Ceres mountains.We continue through the scenic Cape wine region to our destination for the night, Montagu.We will spend the night in a delightful 4*guesthouse.

Distance/ Transfer 328kms

Montagu Vines guest house

Day 3. Montagu – Private Game Reserve

In the morning we head along the famous “Garden Route” through Barrydale in direction of Ladismith. After coffee we continue to the N327, where we turn south east and follow on twisty but good gravel road to our luxury destination in a Private game reserve.The plan is to be there on time for lunch, dip in the pool or siesta on your private’s terrace and an afternoon tea.After tea we head out on an evening game drive.We will be back just on time for delicious dinner. One of my favourite destinations on this trip.

Distance 259 kms

Private game reserve

Day 4.Private Game Reserve – Day off

After an early morning game drive and a “king´s” breakfast, your can either spend the rest of the day relaxing in the spa or by the pool, book yourself on an extra game drive, head out on foot, with a ranger, to explore the pioneer trail. The options are endless….

Day 5.Private Game Reserve – Prince Albert

After an early morning game drive and a “king´s” breakfast, we head south towards the ocean,where we turn north into the mountains. We spend the morning riding over the Little Karoo,  arrive in Oudtshoorn around midday ,and fill up with the view of the Swartberg mountain in the distance. We stop to visit the spectacular Cango Caves, where we also have lunch.

This afternoon you have a choice of the challenging unpaved Swartberg Pass or the scenic tar road over the mountains to our lovely lodge in Prince Albert.

Distance 196kms

Swartberg Pass

Day 6.Prince Albert – Tsitsikamma

This morning we head back over the Swartberg mountains into the Little Karoo on the way to Uniondale. We continue south towards the ocean over the beautiful unpaved Prince Alfred pass, which will take us to Plettenberg Bay on the coast .The last stretch of a coastal highway will take us to our destination in the Tsitsikamma national park, where we can enjoy the evening on a terrace overlooking the ocean.

Distance 304 kms

The Fernery at Tsitsikamma

 

Day 7.Tsitsikamma – Addo Elephant Park

We join the garden route again in direction of Port Elisabeth.  From there it´s only a short ride to our exciting destination close to the Addo Elephant National Park. The Luxury safari Lodge offers luxury accommodation, spa facilities and private game drives. And tomorrow is a day off the motorbikes, to enjoy all their facilities.

Distance 256kms

Mountain Lodge

 

Day 8.Day off – Game drive in Addo Elephant Park

Today you can relax and enjoy all the facilities in our luxurious lodge.We have a morning game drive booked for us,  an afternoon to rest.

Distance 0km

Day 9.Addo Elephant Park – Aliwal North

We collect our motorbikes and head east to Grahamstown where we join the R67. After nice morning on twisty country roads and lunch in Queenstown, we hop on the highway that will take us to our destination in Aliwal North. 

Distance 470kms

 

Day 10.Aliwal North – Boqate /via Semonkong

Make sure, you have your Passport in your pocket, since later today we will be crossing the border into Lesotho. The Kingdom of Lesotho is made up mostly of highlands, where many of the villages can be reached only on horseback, by foot or light aircraft. The mighty Maletsunyane Falls is one of the highest single dropping Falls in Africa, creating a haze of smoke as the water plummets with savage splendour 186m down into a spectacular gorge. This is how Semonkong, The Place of Smoke, got its name. We plan to stop for lunch, before continuing north to our hotel in Boqate.

Distance 398kms

Lesotho

 

Day 11 .Boqate – Clarens

Today is the longest and the most exciting riding day of the whole trip. We will start rather early to save daylight. The winding roads with breathtaking views stretch for hundreds of kilometers. We have a stretch of 60km of gravel road just south of  Katse Dam. We will bring a pack lunch from the lodge to save time. We will cross back into South Africa late afternoon and spend the evening discussing this unforgettable day.

Distance 413kms

View from the Kingdom in the Sky

 

 

Day 12.Clarens – Piet Retief

We start the day by crossing the incredible Golden Gate Highlands National Park on our way to Ladysmith for a coffee. We have lunch in Vryheid and then continue north to Piet Retief for the night. Today we spend most of the day crossing the Kwazulu-Natal province, the home of the Zulu and riding past famous Boer war batttlefields.

Distance  399kms

 

Day 13. Piet Retief – Ezulwini Valley (Eswantini)

Once we have  crossed the Mahamba border control into the Kingdom of Eswantini it is a relatively short ride to lunch. Our destination tonight is the famous hilltop lodge set in the middle of a wildlife reserve . Weather permitting we can enjoy our dinner outside around the campfire.

Distance 168kms

dinner by the campfire

 

Day 14.  Ezulwini Valley (Eswantini) – Hazyview (Kruger National Park)

We will visit the famous Swazi Glass factory in the morning  before crossing the border into South Africa. Once over the border we ride through Barberton Nature Reserve and on to Nelspruit for lunch. After lunch it´s onto White river and over the mountains to Hazyview.

Distance 313 kms

 

Our country retreat in Hazyview

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Day 15.Game drive in Kruger National Park

Today we spend the morning discovering the Kruger National Park. Afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the facilities of the lodge.

Kruger National Park

 

Day 16.Departure

After breakfast ,9.45 transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport with expected arrival at 10:30 at the airport, on time for return flights.

Should you require additional info , please, contact us!!

 

Whats in Your Package

  • Accommodation in high quality hotels
  • Rental of a BMW motorcycle
  • Motorcycle insurance
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Dinners (apart of rest days)
  • Multilingual Guide on a motorcycle
  • Support vehicle

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Fuel
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Personal Expenses
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Anything else not listed as included

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11 reviews for Cape Town to Kruger National Park

  1. Richard Fleetwood

    My second trip with Hana and David / MotoAdventours, this time with my wife, Vicky .
    We both had a brilliant 16 days of full-on adventure seeing amazing places every day (including four game drives) plus mountain passes, valleys, national parks, and the mountains of Lesotho with Oxen ploughing fields, donkeys as the main traffic jams and locals on horseback.
    They have run this tour many times and that’s very evident as everything is very well researched and top quality in terms of amazing accommodation and lunch and coffee stops and interesting and challenging routes and riding – no two days the same.
    Hana leads up front with faultless navigation and great marshaling of the group with plenty of stops and photos etc so that the amazing landscapes don’t just rush by. David has a 4×4 with a trailer for any pillion needing a break or in the event of any bike issues – we had none (everyone did the full 3,200 kms).
    The icing on the cake was the company – 14 of us in total on 9 bikes and we had such great fun in a relaxing and humourous company whilst eating great food, with fabulous (great value) wine in the most amazing settings.
    In summary – totally excellent and thank you – we look forward to the next one.

  2. Geoff and jan (verified owner)

    Cape Town to Kruger was amazing. David and Hana are so good at what they do. Nothing was left to chance. There were no dramas or hiccups just great riding and accommodation. The scenery, game drives and food were outstanding. By ourselves we would never have experienced Africa the way we did on this tour. We were able to meet a group of tremendous people who shared our passion for bikes and adventure and helped us create treasured memories. We can’t recommend Motoadventours highly enough. Don’t wait.

  3. Caroline Neilson (verified owner)

    John and I have recently returned from this amazing bucket list holiday and one we have been looking at for years. This trip did not disappoint in any way and far exceeded our expectations. We were looked after completely by Hana and David from the minute we were collected from our hotel in Cape Town to the minute we were dropped off at Kruger airport.
    John is an experienced rider and I’m a new pillion, but the BMW bike took us over all the terrain it threw at us, over nice tarmac roads to gravel, bumpy minor roads and passes. The accommodations were varied and amazing, scenery was beautiful, game drives that brought us up close to the animals and an amazing group of people, with whom we belly laughed and ate and drank (far too much most of the time). I have no hesitation in recommending Hana and David’s tours if you want peace of mind, good riding and various adventures along the way.

  4. Karen Albright

    I couldn’t have said it better than my husband Doug in his review above – as an inexperienced pillion rider, I had the trip of a lifetime! I felt completely safe and comfortable during the tour, able to really enjoy the amazing variety of stunning scenery. I expected upscale unique lodging and good food and epic game drives but my expectations were regularly exceeded! What a pleasure to travel with such a supportive and fun group of people. Sign me up for our next tour!

  5. Doug Kadan

    My wife Karen and I returned from our tour CapeTown to Kruger National Park weeks ago and are still on cloud 9.5
    Every bit of this experience far exceeded anything we could have imagined from the exotic lodge stays to the food served with staff very mindful and kind to us as visitors in their country.
    The partnership they maintain with BMW and others provided us state of the art bikes and we experienced no break downs or failures.
    The riding was once in a lifetime traversing mountain passes and villages we never would have seen without David and Hana’s planning and expertise.
    As owner / operators David and Hana’s attention to detail proved valuable in climates which could quickly change as we took breaks to take in vistas and views in breathtaking surroundings.

    You know you’re in good company with others who often are repeat customers and will become new friends for a lifetime.
    I give MotoAdvenTours my highest praise and rating looking forward to my next adventure.

  6. Lloyd Hutchinson (verified owner)

    Thanks Hana and David for a great tour. My third tour with motoadventours and once again it was a fantastic experience. Food, accommodation, riding and people were all top notch and the game drives were a great experience as well. I’d definitely recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in riding and exploring the world and look forward to my next trip.

  7. Rita Nárai

    Best birthday present of my life! This is our 2nd trip with Hana and David and we will definitely go together again.
    Great organisation, lots of adventures, but completely safe all the way. We were also very lucky with our travel companions, you can’t imagine a better team. South Africa is definitely fascinating, but to this extent it can only be explored and discovered on a motorbike. Lesotho is beautiful, but it is important that Hungarians need a visa! The children are very cute, it is worth bringing sweets and small gifts on the trip because they are very happy and looking forward to it.
    The impact and experience of the trip will recharge you for a long time. I wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful tour to everyone who wants to experience something beautiful.

  8. Capt. Jonathan Webber, Ret.

    I concur with other’s reviews, but would add that this is definitely a ‘Bucket-List’ trip! It was my first experience on the continent and from arrival in Capetown to departure from Johannesburg, every day was spectacular in every way. The roads were superb and of equal quality to that of any country in the world. The views and terrain were varied and awe-inspiring and the hotels and food! Beyond excellent and all the way to nirvana.

    Many companies pretend to offer this experience, but Hana and David deliver. No one but an owner-operator can provide this level of personal attention tailored to the individual’s need and ability.
    Thanks guys for a spectacular and rewarding experience.

  9. Jo Heard

    Hands down the best tour I’ve been on. And that’s despite breaking an ankle whilst skiing a month before the start of the tour so spending the entire tour in a walking cast and crutches.

    It didn’t matter that I couldn’t ride a bike on this trip as the scenery was stunning, with fabulous accommodation, delicious food and drink, and great craic with David in the support truck! The game drives were better than any I’ve experienced and it was so wonderful to see my first ever rhino and from about 2 metres away.

    The roads were awesome, particularly in Lesotho. I’d definitely like to do the tour again though, this time on a bike so that I can enjoy the fabulous curvy roads and the experience of riding into a game reserve right next to the animals.

    I’d highly recommend this trip for both bikers and passengers. Thank you Hana and David for an incredible trip and for such great organisation that I didn’t miss out on a thing.

  10. Leon and Melissa Jacobs

    A vacation of a life time! The scenery from the Cape, through Lesotho and Swaziland all the way to the Kruger was absolutely breathtaking. The accommodation was wonderful and always a pleasant surprise at the end of a good day of riding. The roads were pillion friendly and a perfect way to experience the beauty of Cape vineyards, fruit orchards of the Ceres region and the magnificent geological formations of the Swartberg Mountain Pass (my favorite off road experience). The food was delicious and uniquely South African. Game drives brought us close to lion, elephant, rhino, giraffe and many other species. My husband and I are both SA expats now living in the USA. Thank you David and Hana for showing us our country in the very best way possible. This trip will always be very special to us.

  11. Bill Heard

    An absolutely stunning well organised tour, up through the Garden Route to Kruga National game park. Varied and comfortable accommadation. Several game drives and some fantastic scenery. I was blown away by Lesotho .Amazing riding the high ridges and seeing the valleys either side of you ! Locals were always friendly and at no time did I feel threatened !

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