Victoria Falls to Cape Town motorcycle tour new

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Tour Description

Come And Join Us On This Incredible 3,600km Adventure From Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe To Cape Town In South Africa!

The route from Victoria Falls to Cape Town is a classic overland dual ride tour. It takes in the highlights of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa – 4 countries. Visit Victoria Falls and raft the mighty Zambezi. Cruise the Chobe River and see the Elephant herds of Chobe National Park. Namibia harbours some of the continent’s last true areas of wilderness. One of the largest savannah conservation areas in Africa, Etosha National Park, is world-renowned for its spectacular wildlife . Namibia is also home to the Namib Desert, a place of wild and stark beauty, where sand dunes move towards the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  From there it’s to Cape Town. A must do excursion out to Cape of Good Hope, round Table Mountain National Park  via Chapman’s Peak Drive.

THIS TOUR CONSISTS OF APPROX. 40% GRAVEL AND 60% TAR ROADS.

4 countries, best riding over 3.600km, culture, gastronomy, wild life, fun & freedom.

Highlights of the tour

  • Visit the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Helicopter flight over the Falls
  • Dinner Cruise in Vic Falls
  • an evening River Safari on the Chobe river
  • Early morning game drive through the Chobe National park
  • Etosha National Park game drive
  • Riding through the Namib Desert
  • Visit Deadvlei & Sossusvlei
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Wine tasting in the Cape
  • Cape  of Good Hope via Chapmans Peak Drive
  • And lots more …….

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival day in Victoria Falls

Arrival, meet, greet & and transfer to our hotel in Victoria Falls .This evening you will get a true taste of Zimbabwean culture during an exciting dinner under the star studded skies. Local delicacies such as crocodile tail, warthog steaks, and game stews are part of the spectacular evening buffet.

Day 2. Day to explore Victoria Falls

Today we spend visiting Victoria Falls national park.  Be sure to pack your rain coat,  because you are going to get wet . . After lunch we are booked on a helicopter flight over the falls, to give you a different perspective of the place. This evening we enjoy a sunset dinner boat cruise along the Zambezi River.

dinner cruise on the Zambezi River

Day 3. Chobe National Park – Botswana

Today we leave the Victoria Falls and cross the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana. After lunch we take delivery of our motorbikes in preparation for our adventure. This evening we enjoy a sunset game-viewing boat cruise along the Chobe River . It might well be the highlight of your entire trip! As animals regularly come for a  drink along the river banks  , you are almost guaranteed to experience incredibly intimate wildlife encounters.  From the comfort of the boat, with an ice cold drink in hand.

Distance/ Transfer 90kms

hippo-botswana

Day 4. Divundu

Early in the morning we will embark on a game drive through Botswana’s iconic reserve – Chobe National Park . Flanked by the Chobe River in the north and the Okavanago Delta in the southwest. Boasting one of Africa’s largest concentrations of game . Including an elephant population unparalleled anywhere else on the planet, this is a Big Five reserve.

After breakfast we get on the bikes and head west to Ngoma, where we cross the bridge and enter Namibia. Today we spend on the N8 following Namibia´s most northern strip, south of Zambian & Angola border. We cross Caprivi game park on the way to our beautiful lodge in Divundu.

Distance 433 kms

Shametu River Lodge , Divundu

 

Day 5. Etosha National Park

After breakfast, we continue west through the Northern Namibia and arrive at our accommodation, a luxury lodge near the gate to Etosha. Etosha means the ”great white area” and refers to the huge salt pan. This is an impressive sight because it’s certainly the biggest salt pan in Africa. Subsequently, when it rains, the water pools in the pan and attracts hundreds of thousands of flamingos!.

Distance 615kms

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

 

Day 6. Day off in Etosha National Park & game drive

The Etosha Pan is a vast, bare, open expanse of shimmering green and white that covers around 4,800km², almost a quarter of the beautiful Etosha National Park. At 130 km’s long and up to 50km’s wide in places, it is comfortably the largest salt pan in Africa and is the park’s most distinctive and dramatic feature, visible even from space. The pan was originally a lake but over time the earth’s climate forced the rivers that once fed the lake to change course and flow into the Atlantic Ocean. If one were to try find where the lake once lay today, only the dry baked alkaline clay marks would give you a clue.

The grasslands and shrubland surrounding the pan are renowned for supporting vast herds of giraffes, zebras, blue wildebeest, oryxes, springbok, ostriches and their accompanying large predators, as well as one of the largest and healthiest populations of black rhino in the world. The area also supports a considerable diversity of smaller mammals, birds, snakes, lizards, invertebrates, etc., including the endemic white-quilled bustard and Etosha agama. The majestic scenes of elephant herds refreshing themselves at the natural springs along the margins of the pan, backdropped against the shimmering-white expanses of the pan itself and the spectacular diversity of other large mammals, makes it one of the most popular game parks in Africa. Rumor has it that with a little bit of luck, you might be able to spot a mighty Honeybadger….

 

Day 7. Windhoek

With sadness we leave Etosha behind. This afternoon we travel through the Namibian back roads to the capital city of Windhoek.

Established in the mid-1800s by Nama settlers from South Africa, Windhoek still resonates with the influence of its South African and German colonisers. With a distinctly continental feel and far more civilised ,than many other parts of the country, this picturesque town is wrapped around low hills under a hot desert sun.

Distance 531kms

Day 8. Namib Naukluft National Park

After breakfast we travel deeper into the shifting landscapes of Namibia, passing endless dune fields and rocky mountain ranges.  Free-roaming wildlife such as springbok and Oryx are regularly seen amidst stunning desert scenery.

We pass some intriguing rock formations as we make our way to the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei and the gateway to Africa’s largest conservation area – the Namib Naukluft National Park. The park offers some of the most stunning terrain seen anywhere on earth, which includes not only striking sandscapes, but also golden grasslands. They stretch as far as the eye can see with  herds of antelope grazing by the roadside.

Distance 351 kms

 

Day 9. Sossusvlei and Sesriem

Waking up early, we travel to the dunes of Sossusvlei on a guided excursion with the lodge’s professional staff and private vehicles. Motorcycles are not permitted into Sossusvlei park. This is the perfect time to admire the dunes in all their glory as the contrast in colours is stark, making for a surreal landscape and wonderful photographic opportunities. The ‘vlei’ is actually a circular, hard-surfaced depression that is almost entirely surrounded by sharp-edged dunes.  Beyond them lies a formidable sea of rolling sand, stretching unbroken all the way to the coast.

The mere sight of these giant walls of sand is impressive on its own, but what is perhaps more phenomenal is the desert-adapted wildlife.  It´s  able to survive in temperatures that surpass 40 degrees centigrade during the day and fall below freezing at night. Your guide will bring your attention to tiny tracks at the base of Sossusvlei’s dunes which provide evidence of their existence. Desert-dwelling creatures drink droplets of the periodic fog or lick minute drops of water trickling down rocks and plants, in order to survive. There are also larger tracks, which you might come across during your Sossusvlei excursion.  Black-backed jackal, springbok and ostrich tip-toe across the dunes frequently.

You have the option to climb Dune 45 which stands at 170 metres high and is composed of five-million-year-old sand accumulated by the Orange River, originating in the Kalahari Desert. The climb to the dune’s summit takes about 30 minutes and affords those, who endure it, the most breath-taking desert views!

We then take the short drive to Deadvlei – a white clay pan formed when the Tsauchab River flooded and created temporary shallow pools, where the abundance of water allowed camelthorn trees to grow. When the climate changed and drought hit the area, sand dunes encroached on the pan, which blocked the river from the area. The camelthorn trees consequently died as there was no longer enough water to sustain them. The remaining ‘tree skeletons’, which are believed to be about 900 years old, are now pitch black due to being intensely scorched by the sun. The contrast of the blackened trees, white clay pan and bright-orange dunes creates a truly dramatic landscape.

Distance 60kms

Sossusvlei Lodge

Day 10. Aus

Today we traverse the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park, known as Namibia’s Namaqualand and the most bio-diverse desert on earth. It is a landscape of Granite Mountains, dry riverbeds and sweeping plains. To the east of the park is the Nama Karoo, and to the north, on the dune sea of the Namib, is where the Wild Horses roam – the origin of which nobody can be quite certain. You will ride alongside the Richtersveld National Park ,before arriving at your stay over for the night in Aus.

Distance 379kms

 

Desert horse Inn

Desert Horse Inn

 

Day 11. Fish River Canyon and Orange River

After breakfast we make our way through the enchanting Namibian landscape to one of the country’s foremost natural wonders, the Fish River Canyon. The second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon, the immensity of this magnificent landscape is nothing short of overwhelming. We stop at a viewpoint for a break, which affords marvellous views of the canyon and great photographic opportunities. Measuring 160km in length, 27km in width and 550m in depth, the canyon forms part of the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Its towering rock faces and deep ravines were formed over 500 million years ago by water erosion and the collapse of the valley due to movements in the earth’s crust.

Moving on we head for the Fish River Canyon Lodge, where you will enjoy a dip in the pool and the privacy of your luxury cabana, facing the bank of the Orange river.

Distance 302kms

 

Day 12. Noordoewer

After breakfast we leave the Fish River Canyon behind. Today we will be arriving in our  last and final country of this amazing adventure, South Africa. After completing all formalities, we cross the border and follow the Orange river to the Frontier River Resort, where you will enjoy a well deserved barbecue dinner.

Distance 206 kms

Frontier River Resort

Day 13. Clanwilliam

We leave the Orange, and continue South through small towns like Vanrhynsdorp, Bitterfontein and Springbok towards the enchanting town of Clanwilliam. The home to the Roibos tea lies  at the edge of the Cederberg Mountains and Cape Leopard country. We spend the night in one of my favourite accomodations in SA.

Distance  461kms

Yellow Aloe guest house , Clanwilliam

 

Day 14. Clanwilliam – Stellenbosch

We ride to Citrusdal where we turn inland and head across the Winterhoek mountains. After short coffee break in Prince Alfred, we continue south to Worcester for lunch. Later we ride over the famous Franchhoek pass to our destination, the historic Cape Winelands town of Stellenbosch. You can either relax in the hotel or go exploring and souvenirs shopping in the lovely old town of Stellenbosch. We later meet for a drink and head our for dinner downtown.

Tomorrow is Cape Town! This breathtakingly scenic metropolitan city at the tip of Africa is a fascinating melting pot alive with creativity, colors, sounds and tastes – all surrounded by the sparkle of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s hard not to be impressed by the Mother City’s gorgeous beaches, award-winning wine estates, slick city centre and, of course, the latest addition to the World’s Natural Wonders – Table Mountain. Beneath this grand and iconic landmark is a multitude of first-class restaurants, curio and craft markets, compelling museums, art galleries and a vibrant nightlife.

Distance 281 kms

Day 15.  Stellenbosch – Cape Town

We say good bye to Stellenbosch and begin the ride to the Cape of Good Hope, the final point of the trip. We reach the coast and arrive in Simon´s Town for a morning coffee. Our next destination is Cape Point, which lies at the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60km south-west of Cape Town. This nature reserve falls within the Table Mountain National Park and is the halfway point of your day’s ride. The Cape of Good Hope just 2km away is a rocky headland which was first navigated by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488.  It was a milestone in establishing direct trade relations with the Far East.

After a group photograph we head west to Chapmans Peak and follow the road as it winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast at the south-western tip of South Africa, this is one of the world’s most spectacular marine drives.It offers stunning 180-degree coastline vistas and many viewing points along its course. Nine kilometres in length, the 114 curves of this road skirt the rocky coastline at 593 metres above sea level. Known affectionately as ‘Chappies’, this elegant piece of road is a paradise for sightseers, picnickers, runners, hikers and, of course, motorcyclists.

We stop for lunch in a beach restaurant with fabulous views over the Hout bay. From here it´s only a relatively short ride up Camps Bay drive to the Cape Town sea front. Here we hand the motorcycles back and transfer to the hotel for our last night of the tour.

After checking in and freshening up, we will head downtown for dinner out and couple farewell drinks.

Distance 225kms

 

Day 16. Departure

This morning after breakfast your tour ends. For those of you going home – adieu – come back soon – for those of you staying for Cape Town to Kruger tour – let’s ride …

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

 

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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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