Included in the tours price is:
You will be met at the airport upon arrival and taken to your hotel. We will also arrange for you to be taxied to the airport on departure.
You'll be staying at some of the top hotels and guesthouses South Africa has to offer. However, we've chosen some of the places not due to the number of stars that they have but due to their historical or novelty factor. We've worked hard to make certain that you, our customer, have the best possible experience while on tour with us and our choice in accommodation is no exception. After a long day in the saddle there is nothing better than a long soak in the hot tub or a 'sun-downer' under the African sky.
South Africa is well known and respected for its excellent cuisine and eateries. You can expect a scrumptious breakfast and delicious dinner per day except when otherwise indicated in the daily tour description (e.g. breakfast not included on day of arrival and dinner not included on day of departure). Please also note that drinks are not included in the tour price.
Our business model is based on return business through customer satisfaction. Therefore, we wouldn't dream about sending you to places like The Hell in just any old jalopy. We are able to offer the choice between a BMW F650GS/2, a BMW F800GS, a BMW R1200GS and a BMW R1200GS Adventure. For our Cape Town - Johannesburg tour a BMW R1200R and a BMW R1200RT can be selected as well. The machines are brand new and in 'mint' condition. Our motorcycles are used for one season only and then replaced with the newest models available. We pride ourselves on the condition of our motorcycles. They are regularly serviced by BMW and parts like tires are replaced habitually. BMW's Client Service facilities in South Africa are extremely professional and like the machines, at the top of their class.
All our tours include unlimited mileage, there are no additional charges at the end of your trip.
Collision damage waiver and theft protection insurance are included in the price. Please note! A damage deposit is required at the time you collect the motorcycle. 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.
Miscellaneous travel expenses
Entry fees into parks, as mentioned in the tour description, are covered by the tour price, if at least 6 participants are booked on the tour.
We will provide you with a map of South Africa at the beginning of the tour.
We generally have a vehicle that accompanies us on these trips, in which your luggage is transported. We will gladly transport one piece of luggage per person, collecting it before your departure and delivering it to your hotel or guestroom on arrival. Pillions can also gladly travel in the vehicle for the more difficult stretches or on request as well.
*this service requires a minimum of 6 participants
A bilingual German|English speaking tour-guide will lead every tour. All our tour-guides are registered with the relevant tour guiding authorities as well as associations, and have had comprehensive training. Our tour-guides also possess an excellent general knowledgeble of South Africa and have done in-depth research on the routes and sites that they will be taking you on. Owner of Karoo Biking, Jurgen Muess will always be available in Cape Town and will often guide the tours himself.
1. Introduction to South Africa's traffic rules and regulations and the operation of the BMW motorcycle (in case you are not familiar with the machines).
2. First Aid travel kit will be available in the accompanying vehicle.
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