Organised by: Ride Down South
Tour Name: Africa’s Great Rift Valley | North route | First Leg
Tour ID: 9018
Tour type: Guided
Duration: 16 days
Total Distance: 3950 km
Minimum Participants: 4 riders
Maximum Participants: 12 (6 riders)
Best Season: March – May | September – November
Overview of the tour:
Johannesburg – Victoria Falls – Lake Malawi – Zanzibar
During this tour, you will be accommodated at sevrvel lodges and Campsites on a twin/triple sharing basis.
Displacement : 742 cc
Maximum Power: 62 hp
No. of Gears : 5
Seat in Support vehicle: Rs. 1,08,800
A refundable Security deposit of Rs. 40,000 to be paid when the bike is handed over to you.
To Confirm your spot, a deposit of 30% needs to be made
The rest of the payment needs to be made at-least 30 days before the trip begins
More than 30 days before tour start date: 50% of the deposit is refundable
Within 30 days of tour start date: No refund
Please book your flight to arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) and we will pick you up from there. The tour ends in Zanzibar. Please book your return flight from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:
In case of special food preference, kindly communicate to us while making a reservation
The tariff shown here is for a minimum of 4 riders. If you are a group of 3 or less, we can arrange it for you. Do get in touch with us for more details
I decided at the last moment to join my son and cousin on an adventure motorcycle trip. My wife said ‘you’ll probably regret it if you don’t go’. She was right – I’m so glad I went. What a trip.
South Africa totally exceeded my expectations. The beauty and varied geography of the country was fascinating. There were so many highlights, but perhaps the best was travelling the road into Gamkaskloof or the day we spent at Kruger National park, or perhaps the stay on the Wild Coast where the boys body-surfed with dolphins. I had heard that maybe South Africa wasn’t the safest travel destination, but my preconceived ideas were wrong. We never had any issues, everywhere we went the South African people were friendly, hospitable and interesting to talk to. It was an absolutely wonderful trip, and from Cape Town to our final destination in Johannesburg we felt we were treated just wonderfully by ‘Andrew and Drew’.
Just an amazing lifetime adventure!
This was a new route for our guide Andrew Vaughan (best guide ever) so every day was a new adventure for us and him. Andrew was absolutely great, from the knowledge of his country and history of each place we visited, giving us the little travel tips we needed, making sure he never lost us. And when we ran into some unexpected surprises, he just calmly solved it. I was very impressed. It was a great ride and very reasonably priced. Thanks so much to Andrew and Drew and everyone else that made our trip so memorable.
A motorbike tour in Southern Africa wasn’t on my list of priorities, but when invited by a friend to join him on a Cape to Kalahari tour I decided to give it a go. It turned out to be a very memorable experience, which has left me with the burning desire to see more of Africa. So much so that I’ll be joining Andrew again in June 2018, on his Great Rift Valley northern tour. If you’re after comfort and luxury this isn’t for you, the days are long, the accommodation is a mix of camping and shared rooms, and the bikes aren’t the latest and greatest. However, if you want adventure, mateship and a real sense of achievement; just do it! The bikes are classics, strong, and well maintained. The food is sensational, whether it be at restaurants or by the campfire. Andrew is the perfect tour leader, cool, calm and very knowledgeable about the country and things in general. Thanks Andrew, Drew and the team, looking forward to doing it again in 2018.
A grand tour of beautiful landscapes, exotic animals, and great roads. Andrew took into account our group’s preferences when route planning and we had a great variety of accommodations, but uniformly great experiences. There’s an expression that Africa gets “under your skin and into your blood” and I can’t wait to go back for another two-wheeled adventure with Andrew and Ride Down South.