African Odyssey: 

South Africa and Namibia. 

  • Tour Overview
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary 2017
  • 2018
  • Overview Map
  • What's Included?
  • Prices in GB £
  • Prices in Euros €
  • Prices in US $
  • Previous Tour Video
  • Testimonials

African Odyssey is a true adventure into Africa. Starting in South Africa and heading into the less explored Namibia. This beautiful country nestles along the Atlantic Coast with Botswana to the east. Our tour starts in Cape Town and finishes in Windhoek.

After picking up our bikes we head south east around False bay to Elgin, before striking out north through the Hawaqwa nature reserve and over the Ceres Mountain to Mount Ceder. On through the Ceder Mountains heading along the Oliphants River Valley we are heading for Namibia.

After a night close to the border we will cross and head on to Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Heading west we stay in the small community of Aus and take a day to ride to the ghost town of Kolmanskop Formerly a diamond mining settlement it was abandoned in the 1950's and now sits knee deep in the sand of the desert. From here we ride some of the most beautiful roads in Namibia to Moon Mountain and Sossusvlei. We have a day off the bikes to explore Sossusvlei with its 400m high red sand dunes, white salt and clay pans. It is a photographers dream.

On to Swakopmund and a day off to relax and explore this German Colonial Town on the Atlantic Coast, with its crystal museum and warm ocean beaches. We head up the coast before turning in land. We are spending the night in Vingerklip, known as the "Monument Valley of Namibia". The similarities are striking. The Ugab terraces rise over 200 feet from the valley floor making for more dramatic photographs. And then the Etosha National park awaits the following day. A day off the bikes as we enjoy a game drive in the park home to elephant (some of the largest in Africa), black rhino and even leopard. Lions are camouflaged in the pale golden grasslands, while giraffes rise high above and are easier to spot!

From Etosha we are heading back to Windhoek and our final night and celebration. We are confident you will leave with both your cameras and hearts full of Namibia which will stay with you forever.

The routes for our tour are 60% on compacted gravel and dirt roads. We are not going off road but you do need to be a competent gravel road/trail rider. There are some sandy sections of the trails and on occasion these can be deep in places. If you have completed a course like BMW Off Road Skills Level 1 this should be adequately prepare you for the ride. If not we would STRONGLY recommend that you complete this course prior to travel. You can take advantage of a 10% discount on the course if you book this tour. If you have any doubts about your ability / suitability for the tour please call us for a discussion

  • Cape Town
  • Riding the start of the Garden Route
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Day Excursion in Etosha National Park
  • Elephants, Giraffe, Rhino, Leopard, Lions
  • Vingerklip "The Monument Valley of Namibia"
  • Sossusvlei Excursion to the sand dunes and salt pans
  • Sundowner walk from the Canyon lodge
  • The Skeleton Coast
  • The beaches of Swakopmund
  • Miles of fantastic gravel roads
  • Moon Mountain
Date Day Location Mileage About the day
30 September 2017 Saturday Cape Town 0 Fly into Cape Town to be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel
 
1 October 2017 Sunday Stellenboch 120 Ride the Cape Peninsula and the beautiful False Bay to Elgin on an easy first day
 
2 October 2017 Monday Cederberg 170 The start of our journey north through the Matroosberg and Cederberg Mountains
 
3 October 2017 Tuesday Nieuwouldtville 165 Through the Northern cape to the village of Nieuwoudtville on the Bokkeveld Plateau, where the Cape Fynbos meets the Hantam Karoo
 
4 October 2017 Wednesday Springbok 195 Still heading north we are ready for the border crossing to Namibia the next day
 
5 October 2017 Thursday Fish River Canyon 190 After the border formalities you will ride to Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world
 
6 October 2017 Friday Aus 220 Form the Richterveld Transfrontier Park we are heading for the small town of Aus
 
7 October 2017 Saturday Aus 0/80 Either take a day off to relax or a loop ride to the Beautiful Luderitz and Kolmanskop Ghost Town
 
8 October 2017 Sunday Sossusvlei 210 On the edge of Sossusvlei this stunning location sets us up to explore the dunes tomorrow
 
9 October 2017 Monday Sossusvlei 0 Sossusvlei excursion to explore the sand dunes and salt pans - remember the camera!
 
10 October 2017 Tuesday Swakopmund 195 You will ride to coast and north to the beaches of Swakopmund
 
11 October 2017 Wednesday Vingerklip 235 North toward the Skeleton Coast and then inland to the Monument Valley of Namibia
 
12 October 2017 Thursday Etosha 190 A great days riding through dramatic scenery to the Etosha National Park
 
13 October 2017 Friday Etosha 0 A full day excursion into Etosha looking for Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Elephant and more
 
14 October 2017 Saturday Windhoek 260 Your final days riding to return to Windhoek and our final night in the capital
 
15 October 2017 Sunday Home 0 Transfer to the airport and reluctantly head home
Date Day Location Mileage About the day
29 September 2018 Saturday Cape Town 0 Fly into Cape Town to be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel
 
30 September 2018 Sunday Stellenboch 120 Ride the Cape Peninsula and the beautiful False Bay to Elgin on an easy first day
 
1 October 2018 Monday Cederberg 170 The start of our journey north through the Matroosberg and Cederberg Mountains
 
2 October 2018 Tuesday Nieuwouldtville 165 Through the Northern cape to the village of Nieuwoudtville on the Bokkeveld Plateau, where the Cape Fynbos meets the Hantam Karoo
 
3 October 2018 Wednesday Springbok 195 Still heading north we are ready for the border crossing to Namibia the next day
 
4 October 2018 Thursday Fish River Canyon 190 After the border formalities you will ride to Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world
 
5 October 2018 Friday Aus 220 Form the Richterveld Transfrontier Park we are heading for the small town of Aus
 
6 October 2018 Saturday Aus 0/80 Either take a day off to relax or a loop ride to the Beautiful Luderitz and Kolmanskop Ghost Town
 
7 October 2018 Sunday Sossusvlei 210 On the edge of Sossusvlei this stunning location sets us up to explore the dunes tomorrow
 
8 October 2018 Monday Sossusvlei 0 Sossusvlei excursion to explore the sand dunes and salt pans - remember the camera!
 
9 October 2018 Tuesday Swakopmund 195 You will ride to coast and north to the beaches of Swakopmund
 
10 October 2018 Wednesday Vingerklip 235 North toward the Skeleton Coast and then inland to the Monument Valley of Namibia
 
11 October 2018 Thursday Etosha 190 A great days riding through dramatic scenery to the Etosha National Park
 
12 October 2018 Friday Etosha 0 A full day excursion into Etosha looking for Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Elephant and more
 
13 October 2018 Saturday Windhoek 260 Your final days riding to return to Windhoek and our final night in the capital
 
14 October 2018 Sunday Home 0 Transfer to the airport and reluctantly head home

Whats Included?

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
  • GPS Mapping for the areas ridden
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • Accommodation in mostly 4 star guesthouses / hotels / lodges
  • All breakfasts
  • All Dinners (excludes beverages)
  • Fourteen days motorcycle rental incl. of all mileage and CDW insurance (£2,000 Excess / Deductible)
  • Set of maps for all riders
  • Airport transfers to / from Hotel / Airport in Windhoek / Cape Town
  • Entrance to Fish River Canyon
  • Full day Excursion to Etosha including game drive in open vehicle and National Parks fees
  • Sossusvlei Excursion
  • Entrance to Kolmanskop Ghost Town
  • Motorrad Tours tour guide on motorcycle for the duration of the tour
  • Back up vehicle and driver for the duration of the tour
  • BMW GS Motorcycle equipped with on/off road tyres
  • Carriage of one 60L soft piece of customer luggage in the support vehicle
  • Commemorative Polo Shirt for all riders and passengers
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

 

Whats Not Included? 

  • Flights
  • Toll fees
  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed as included

Motorcycles for Adventure Tours are supplied by our local BMW Travel Partner. They are current model BMW's under 24 months old and are equipped with ABS, top box and panniers. You are welcome to take your own GPS unit or you can rent one. We will provide complete GPS routes and GPS maps for the tour. For further details of hire bikes and terms and conditions please see the Hire Bikes page.

Tour Prices in GB£ Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Including an F700GS Hire Bike £6,995 £7,995 £10,995
  Including an F800GS Hire Bike   £7,195 £8,195 £11,195
  Including an R1200GS Hire Bike                                        £7,495 £8,495 £11,495

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

Motorcycles for Adventure Tours are supplied by our local BMW Travel Partner. They are current model BMW's under 24 months old and are equipped with ABS, top box and panniers. You are welcome to take your own GPS unit or you can rent one. We will provide complete GPS routes and GPS maps for the tour. For further details of hire bikes and terms and conditions please see the Hire Bikes page.

Tour Prices in €uro Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Including an F700GS Hire Bike €8,395 €9,595 €13,195
  Including an F800GS Hire Bike   €8,595 €9,795 €13,395
  Including an R1200GS Hire Bike                                        €8,995 €10,195 €13,795

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

US$ OR EURO PAYMENTS:  Currently our website will only take your 10% deposit payment in GB£ and your credit card company will convert this to your home currency. However your balance payment can be made in either US$ or Euro, directly by bank transfer with no currency conversion. Your balance payment will be 90% of the US$ or Euro Price shown.

Motorcycles for Adventure Tours are supplied by our local BMW Travel Partner. They are current model BMW's under 24 months old and are equipped with ABS, top box and panniers. You are welcome to take your own GPS unit or you can rent one. We will provide complete GPS routes and GPS maps for the tour. For further details of hire bikes and terms and conditions please see the Hire Bikes page.

Tour Prices in US$ Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Including an F700GS Hire Bike $9,495 $10,995 $14,995
  Including an F800GS Hire Bike   $9,695 $11,195 $15,195
  Including an R1200GS Hire Bike                                        $9,995 $11,495 $15,495

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

US$ OR EURO PAYMENTS:  Currently our website will only take your 10% deposit payment in GB£ and your credit card company will convert this to your home currency. However your balance payment can be made in either US$ or Euro, directly by bank transfer with no currency conversion. Your balance payment will be 90% of the US$ or Euro Price shown.