Follow the Lion’s Path Across Etosha

Namibia, South Africa - 15 days trip with motorcycle - starting at € 4800
Ride across the Karoo to Africa’s southernmost point
Discover rare animals in Etosha National Park
Motorcycle across South Africa and Namibia
Guide speaks : English,
15 day trip
Driving 11 day
5h per day
with guide
3400km in total
From April to October
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Henko - Namibia, South Africa - Motorcycle


Spécialiste Motorcycle

Namibia, South Africa

Henko, Cape Town: I’ll handles all your queries, questions and special requests for the motorbike tours. Born in the Philippines and with a childhood in Ecuador, traveling is something I…

Located in Namibia, Botswana

Motorcycle across the many different landscapes of southern Africa

Embarking from the most beautiful city of South Africa, Cape Town, you’ll rise the best roads both paved and unpaved on this incredible motorcycle tour. You’ll feel the thrill of zooming down South Africa long empty road to Tankway that rides crosses the Karoo Desert as we begin our motorcycle tours of South Africa. Then you’ll head into Namibia where natural splendor awaits you as you make your way deep into Fish River Canyon before scaling the world’s tallest sand dunes at Sossusvlei riding until you reach the famed Skeleton Course. No adventure across this region is complete without a safari, and you’ll enjoy one of the best places in the world, Etosha Nature Preserve where you’ll have the opportunity to meet elephants, lions, antelopes and so much more. During your journey, you’ll stay in a range of different hotels, lodges and even camp a few nights. So if you are looking for a diverse adventure across the many different landscapes of southern Africa then this is the perfect trip for you!

Map of your Motorcycle road trip :

Day 1

Cape Town Arrival

Our team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. We’ll also provide you with a city bus day ticket, which is the perfect way to explore the beautiful city. You’ll be able to enjoy the scenic panoramas of Table Mountain, sip cold beer along the Victoria and Albert Waterfront and see so much more. In the evening, we’ll get together for dinner and little meet and greet session with your fellow travelers.

Day 2

Cape Town – Cape of Good Hope – Stellenbosch

140 km

Get ready for you first day on the bike and our motorcycle tours South Africa to begin. Your luggage will be carried by the support vehicle so all you have to do is enjoy your drive. We ride scenic back roads, the perfect place for you to get acquainted with your motorcycle before we arrive at the stunning viewpoint of Chapman’s Peak. We’ll then continue along the wine route to Stellenbosch, a charming historical town full of great architecture and the perfect place to do a little sampling of the local vineyards!

Day 3

Stellenbosch - Cape Agulhas - Arniston

245 km

As we pick up our motorcycle tours Cape Town,South Africa’s winelands are surrounded by stunning mountains with beautiful mountain roads. We’ll cross the Helshoogte and Franschhoek mountains passes until with enter the endless grainfields of Africa’s southernmost point in Cape Agulhas. Here the Atlantic and Indian Meet and if you’re luck you just might see some whales who pass through here usually between July and November.

Day 4

Arniston - Stonehenge camp

290 km

We’re leaving the mountains and paved roads behinds us as we turn onto the famed R 355 Highways— the longest empty stretch of road in the country! In the middle of the empty desert lies you tent camp. Here you’ll enjoy one of most stunning sunsets in Africa and watch the incredible nights sky as all the stars come out.

Day 5

Stonehenge camp - Springbok

460 km

Karoo’s immense size is sure to impress you. We’ll watch endless mountains appear of the horizon and come across old pioneer towns like Kliprand and Loeriesfontein on our motorcycle tours South Africa. At the end of the day, we’ll be in Springbok where you can enjoy an ice cold beer to help wash away some of the thirst from a long day on the road.

Day 6

Springbok – Fish River Canyon – Seeheim

385 km

We’ll cross the border into Namibia once again leaving the paved roads behinds us as we make our way into the astounding Fish River Canyon. The ancient legends of the Khoisan say that a giant snake made his way through the valley creating the incredible shape of the canyon. We’ll enjoy great views of the river before we end the day in Seeheim (“Lake Home” in German”) which is an odd name for a town in the middle of the desert.

Day 7

Seeheim - Sossusvlei

410 km

Once again, we’re turning off the paved roads to ride along the Kalahari Desert’s edge on our Motorcycle tours of Namibia. This massive gravel road cuts across small towns and villages like Bethanie, Helmeringhausen and Maltahöhe which may be so small that they only contain maybe a gas station, pub and a small shop. By sunset, the glowing red dunes of Sossusvlei will be before us.

Day 8

Sesriem – Sossusvlei – Sesriem

140 km

We’ll embark for the dunes at sunrise. You’ll appreciate their height as we climb one of them- Dune 45- in the early morning cool. Even the ride to Dead Vlei is tricky and will test your skills. We’ll also explore Sesriem Canyon before you have the afternoon free to enjoy the lodge and its special amenities.

Day 9

Sesriem - Swakopmund

390 km

Sesriem may look like any other Namibian Village, but it has something special— Moose’s Apple Pie. With this refreshing break, we’ll continue through the Kuiseb Canyon across Namibia until we reach the coast. We’ll stop for lunch on our Motorcycle tours Namibia at Walvis Bay right next to its famed flamingo lagoon. You’ll then have the afternoon free to enjoy Swakopmund to enjoy the city and getting a little rest. Today’s dinner is not included, so it’s a great way for you to explore a little on your own and enjoy some of the local flavors.

Day 10

Adventure through the Dunes or In the Sky

Namibia’s adventure capital is Swakopmund. The day is full of endless possibility from taking an ATV across the dunes, exploring the Skeleton Coast by scenic flight or maybe even a tandem-skydive over the the desert. This is just the beginning, you can explore the city along with enjoying the great bars, restaurants and cafes in towns. It’s a day full of adventure possibilities!

Day 11

Swakopmund - Uis Myn

320 km

As we make our way along the Skeleton Coast, you’ll have an ocean on your left side and a desert on the right as we continue our Motorcycle tours Namibia. The region is so named because of the many shipwrecks that have occured near here. You’ll also be able to see the thousands of Cape Fur Seals who live at Cape Cross before we cross into the beautiful serenity of Damaraland before we pass into Henties Bay where we’ll stop for the night.

Day 12

Uis Myn - Okaukuejo Gate Etosha NP

340 km

We’ll make a break from the cross and right through “kopjes” or rock outcropping that lead to the Petrified Forest. Here you’ll find eon-aged fossilized trees along with the unique Welwitschia which is the oldest living plant on the planet and can grow to be nearly 2,000 years old. We’ll encounter springboks along the way as you start getting your first glimpse of the incredible wildlife Etosha will offer.

Day 13

Big Game Safari in Etosha

We’ll start the day early for a full-day of safari. Etosha is home to the largest population of rhinos as well has many other animals like giraffes, kudus, and gazelles along with predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. We’ll search after them when their most active in the early morning and at the end of the day and enjoy a welcome break in the middle to stay out of the heat.

Day 14

Okaukuejo Gate Etosha NP - Windhoek

405 km

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already your last day on your motorbike! You’ll ride over solid, paved roads that lead into WIndhoek. Although it might take a little time to get used to traffic and so many people again after our adventure, you’ll also have the privileges of being back in the city like ice-cold beers and incredible restaurants.

Day 15

Windhoek Departure

It’s time for our us to wrap up our adventure. We’ll transfer you to the airport. If you fly via Cape Town, we recommend spending a few more days there to enjoy great places. You can continue your motorcycle tours Cape Town in places like the Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island and more. If you have additional time, we can also help you arrange extending your trip around Windhoek as well to help you explore more of this amazing country!

For this trip, your vehicle is: a 700, BMW GS 800 BMW GS , 1200 BMW GS motorcycle.

To drive this vehicle you need : sup. 125cc motobike licence.

Price for this road trip starts at 4800€ for each rider .

This price is intended by person and for a pair of a pilot and a pillion.

4800 € : Price per pillion

500 € : Supplement for a private room


Half board includes for the days : 2, 3,  8,  9, 13
Full board includes for the days : 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14
Breakfast includes only the day 10


Price includes :

  • Motorbike rental
  • All accommodation
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Drinking water on riding days
  • Insurance for Theft, Collision Damage and 3rd Party
  • English and Afrikaans speaking guide
  • Excursions (city tour Cape Town, game drive Etosha) and all entrance fees of sights and game parks as per the itinerary (Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Cape Cross, Petrified Forest and Etosha)
  • Support vehicle


Price doesn’t include :

  • International flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Border fees
  • Petrol
  • Eating out in Swakopmund, a couple of lunches on free days
  • Drinks


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