Johannesburg – Northern Drakensburg – Lowveld – Kruger Park – Swaziland – Kwazulu Natal – Zululand – Golden Gate – Lesotho – Johannesburg
Southern Spear is a raggedy loop starting and finishing in Johannesburg. Riding out through the wide open spaces of the high-veld plains you will enjoy a few days exploring the legendary mountain passes and roads of the Northern Drakensburg Mountains including God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon and much more. An evening sun-downers Game Drive into Kruger National Park will be an exciting adventure within the adventure. The tour continues through the beautiful mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, the worlds last ruling monarchy often referred to as ‘Switzerland in Africa’, you will spend a night in the Izulwini Valley.
After a ride from through Swaziland its back into South Africa as you enter the Kingdom of the Zulu people, Zululand (KwaZulu Natal Province) travelling down to St Lucia Estuary. A full rest day in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Greater St Lucia Wetlands National Park which will be the jewel in the centre of the tour and include a beach Braai (BBQ) and snorkeling in the rock-pools situated within the reserve. The Estuary is an unspoiled and extremely diverse ecosystem and a National Treasure.
Continuing through Zululand via the Eastern Coast you ride on to the spectacular Oribi Gorge a beautiful green Canyon which you will explore on foot for a few hours. Heading inland we then skirt the mighty Southern and Central Drakensburg (Dragons Mountains) with its quaint hamlets and villages on the Midlands Meander route before heading into the “Berg”. Entering the breathtaking Golden Gate National Park with its unique sandstone crags you’ll spend two nights in the peaceful foothills of the Drakensburg mountains.These two night stay will be encapsulated by a ride into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho right in to the heart of the Drakensburg or Maluti Mountains as it is called in Lesotho; heading up to Katse Dam. The dam is a massive engineering feat nestled in the “Berg”.
After a final dinner and a good nights rest our last day will start with a sumptuous farm-style breakfast before riding back to Johannesburg via the vast open spaces of the Free State before entering the greater Gauteng metropolis.
Day 1 Fly in – Airport Transfer to Overnight Lodging (Johannesburg)
Day 2 Johannesburg – Sasolburg – Heilbron – Reitz – Kestell – Golden Gate National Park – Clarens
Day 3 Clarens – Lesotho Border – Katse Dam Ride – South African Border – Ficksburg – Clarens
Day 4 Clarens – Golden Gate National Park – Harrismith – Van Reenen’s Pass – KZN Battle Fields – Mooi River – Nottingham Road (Midlands)
Day 5 Notties Road – Howick (Falls) – Bulwer – Ixopo – Harding – Oribi Gorge National Park – Oribi Gorge (Fields)
Day 6 Oribi Gorge – Port Shepstone – Scottburgh – Durban City – Ballito – Zululand Rural – Mtubatuba – St Lucia Estuary (UNESCO Heritage)
Day 7 Rest Day (iSimangaliso Wetlands National Park) – Big Game Drive
Day 8 St Lucia – Mtubatuba – Swazi Border – Hluti – Nhlangano – Manzini – Izulwini Valley
Day 9 Izulwini Valley – Mbabane – Maguga Dam – Piggs Peak – South Africa Border – Malelane – White River – Hazyview – Bushbuck – Timbavati
Day 10 Greater Kruger National Park – Big Game Experience (Big 5 and much more)
Day 11 Timbavati – Elephant Valley Pass (Abel Erasmus) – Blyde Canyon – God’s Window – Graskop – Sabie – Sudwala – Schoemanskloof
Day 12 Schoemans – Nelspruit – Barberton – Bulembu (Scenic Ride) – Barberton – Kaapmuiden – White River – Sudwala Pass – Schoemans
Day 13 Schoemanskloof – Kaapschehoop – Machadadorp – Bergendal Memorial (Boer War) – Witbank – Bike Depot
Tour Complete: Airport Transfer – As Per Flight Schedule
Please note we do reserve the right to remain adaptable according to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions which may arise.
The client’s tour / safety remain paramount. We will however endeavour to meet your fullest expectations.
BMW F700GS (800cc)
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance
12 x Nights Accommodation (shared)
12 x Breakfasts
2 x Airport Transfers (Johannesburg)
Excess Luggage Storage
2 x Kruger Park Big5 Game Drives
1 x iSimangaliso Wetlands Game Drive
1 x Beach Braai (BBQ) + Snorkeling
11 x Dinners (Evening Meals)
Fuel / Tolls / Entry Fees (unspecified)
Lunches / All Beverages
Personal Insurance (Accident / Medical)
Motorcycle Damage Deposit
2018 Tour Dates: 14 April and 18 August
Cost (2017) Rider: USD4,990.00 Pillion: On request.
2019 Tour Dates: 06 April and 17 August
Cost (2018) Rider: USD5,190.00 Pillion: On request.
Please note itinerary and prices can change and were actual on 10 December 2017.
Comments or questions are welcome.