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Rentals | terms and conditions

Rental Tariffs

Rental tariffs include service and maintenance, taxes and insurance and mileage. The pictures of the motorcycles on the website do not always represent the exact version of the motorcycles provided. All of them can be fitted with luggage. KB reserves the right to substitute the motorcycle confirmed to the lessee. KB strives to ensure that the lessee will ride the motorcycle he is confirmed on and is very proud of their record of doing so. Unfortunately, at times, certain unexpected and uncontrollable situations arise which may require the substitution of a motorcycle. This includes, but is not limited to, mechanical failure, collision damage and theft. Should KB not be able to replace a confirmed motorcycle with the confirmed type or similar, a prorated refund for the difference in models will be refunded to the lessee. This constitutes the maximum liability of KB.


Collision damage waiver and theft protection insurance are included in the price. An excess (or self-payment/deductable) per claim is required. The deposit is to be paid by credit card authorization on departure of rental, and withheld until the motorcycle is cleaned and inspected upon return. Please check our current rate card for the actual damage deposit amount, which varies according to the motorcycle model chosen.

Lessee Responsibilities

It is the lessee's responsibility to handle the rented motorcycle with care and to adhere to local rules and regulations. Using the motorcycle to trespass is prohibited. The lessee is to report any damage to the motorcycle in the case of an accident, immediately.

a. Detailed information about the exact damage claim procedure as well as all information for parties involved in an accident can be provided on request.

b. The lessee is liable for a self or excess payment (both in full and/ or in part) to the value of the deposit paid on receipt of the motorcycle, so long as the accident was not caused due to major negligence on the part of the lessee.

The motorcycle may not be used by anyone other than the lessee. The lessee is to return the motorcycle in the same condition and with the same tank level as when receipt of the motorcycle was taken.

Cross-border Rentals

Under no circumstances may a Karoo Biking motorcycle leave the borders of the Republic of South Africa without our permission. If you plan to visit a neighboring country with a Karoo Biking motorcycle, please contact our offices well ahead of your rental commencing.

Terms of Payment

A deposit of 15% of the motorcycle rental needs to be paid at the time the reservation is made, the balance is due 30 days prior to the collection of the motorcycle. The insurance excess to be paid by credit card authorisation on departure of rental, and withheld until the motorcycle is cleaned and inspected upon return. We endeavour to release the deposit within 48 hours after the bike was returned.

Cancellation fees

up to 30 days prior to the rental commencing 15% of rental charge
29 to 14 days prior to the rental commencing 25% of rental charge
13 to 07 days prior to the rental commencing 75% of rental charge
less than 7 days prior to the rental commencing 100% of rental charge

We will need the following from you

A valid passport or identity book with a valid motorcycle driver's licence. Please note, the rider must be at least 25 years of age.

Karoo Biking CC
Loft 4
Five Howe Street
Cape Town

Place of Jurisdiction:
Cape Town, South Africa
As at: October 2004

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