Ride / Rest day
12 / 3
Sealed / Dirt
55% / 45%
3,400 km / 2,112 mi
South Africa & Namibia: An amazing ride into Southern Africa including award winning game lodges, spectacular scenery and incredible riding
An incredible journey through Southern Africa that has it all, from epic wildlife experiences in renown national parks to evening gatherings of wildlife at waterholes inside private game reserves. We experience the world’s oldest desert and visit towering mountains of sand that glow red at sunrise, we ride breathtaking coastal roads that hug the cliffs above the shoreline and meet cultures that defy belief, so removed from our own. If remote empty tracks, endless star laden skies, incredible wildlife experiences, unique African cultures & diverse stunning landscapes are your thing, then this epic 14-day ride is your ride.
Dates and Pricing
10th May 2024 to 25th May 2024
Rider / BMW F750 GS
Rider / BMW F850 GS
Rider / BMW R1250 GS
Rider / BMW R1200 GSA
Pillion / Support Vehicle
Day 1: Your Cape Town airport transfer will take you directly to our joining hotel, ready for an early start tomorrow. Today you will meet your crew for your tour briefing and welcome dinner.
Day 2: Departing Cape Town, we take the legendary Chapmans Peak Drive around False Bay to Arniston, near the southernmost tip of Africa
Day 3: We take a ride out to the southernmost point on the African continent, at L’Agulhas before turning north to the award winning Big 5 game reserve, Aquila Private Game Reserve
Day 4: Today’s ride sees us hit the dirt tracks of the mighty Cederberg Wilderness Area before reaching the frontier town of Clanwilliam
Day 5: A short ride today to the wonderful Papkuilsfontein Homestead with the magnificent Oorlogskloof Canyon on the property. We overnight at this superb homestead that has been in the same family for 6 generations
Day 6: A longer ride day today, via Nieuwoudtville, home to an amazing motorcycle collection before crossing into the Northern Cape region for our overnight stay at the wonderful Springbok. Today is mostly dirt that travels through a very remote region of South Africa
Day 7: Into Namibia, its an utterly spectacular ride through the vast desert landscapes of Southern Namibia to our overnight stop at the amazing Gondwana Roadhouse, via Ai Ais Hot Springs and the mighty Fish River Canyon
Day 8: Mostly dirt today as we ride north through more stunning desert vistas to the remote Burgsdorf Goat farm for a wonderful night of true Namibian hospitality
Day 9: We ascend to over 1500mt today as we ride west through the oldest desert on earth, to Sesriem, on the edge of the Namib – Naukluft Park.
Day 10: A day off the bikes today as we have a very early start to visit the Namib – Naukluft Park at sunrise. We visit dune 40 and the beautiful Deadvlei.
Day 11: We cross the Tropic of Capricorn today onto our way to Swakopmund, a city sandwiched between the Atlantic coast and the dunes of the Namib Desert
Day 12: We ride along the Skeleton Coast, before turning due east and riding onto the absolutely superb Omaruru Game Lodge
Day 13: Described as one of the world’s greatest wildlife viewing venues, we arrive at Etosha National Park. The list of animals you will see is endless.
Day 14: A day off the bikes we include an early morning game drive, this is quite often the best time to see animals as they gather around the waterholes. This is quintessential Africa!
Day 15: Our final day will see us ride due south to the Namibian capital of Windhoek.
Departure day: Spend some time in Windhoek or fly home, the choice is yours.
If you require a low bike option we have a lowered suspension or lowered seat BMW F750 GS available: Free of charge
All accommodation is twin or double share, if you would like a single room there will be a single supplement: US$ 1,980
(please note, you may be required to share a bathroom at least once on this trip).
Our motorcycles are insured and have a damage excess of US$ 3100
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- All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience.
- It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition.
3,400 km / 2,112 mi
Sealed / Dirt
55% / 45%
- 15 nights of accommodation.
- Our accommodations range from small family run hotels, award winning private game reserves through to classic safari lodges.
flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed
to. All accommodation is
on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone, we will pair you up with
another solo traveler. However, if you prefer single accommodation a single
supplement is available: US$ 1,980
- On every day of the tour we include breakfast: 15 Breakfasts
- On mentioned ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen: 12 Lunches
- We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants we have used many times before: 12 Dinners
Our late model BMW GS bikes are well maintained and with low mileage. On tour with us will be a mechanic and our support vehicles have the capacity to carry a bike if required.
BMW R1250 GS
Accidents happen, luggage is lost and tour or flight cancellations can occur, so it is our policy that all participants of Compass Expeditions tours have an appropriate level of travel insurance to cover the unforeseen. This is not only compulsory when joining our tours, but it makes sense.
If choosing your own insurance – for motorcycle tours it is crucial the insurance policy you choose will offer a policy for riding a motorcycle OVER 250cc (including our bikes). This is a critical point to ensure when purchasing a policy.
Our experienced In-house travel team are happy to help with getting you the right insurance for your tour and for any other travel you might be doing before or after. Contact our in-house travel team.