If you’re looking for a bike tourer’s paradise, then look no further. The riding in South Africa is blissfully diverse and always interesting, with generous speed limits – on most major roads 120kph (75mph) on lesser routes 100kph (60mph) and in towns 60kph (35mph). Vehicles drive on the left and the general standard of driving is high… and polite.
Roads differ greatly, and although the general surface standard is high and smooth, there are areas with lots of potholes. Some minor roads are graded dirt, but these are generally well maintained and smooth. We have scoured the country for what we believe is the best combination of riding, natural beauty and interest. The riding comes high on the agenda and what riding it is – mainly twisty, grippy and sublimely scenic.
If your looking to scrape your foot pegs or merely tour sedately, our roads and abundance of mountain passes are definitely world class. Mmpumulanga and the Western Cape in particular will excite your senses and make you wish you could extend your tour.
South Africa is a true biker’s paradise, whether you enjoy straight tar, hairpin twisties, gravel or even thick sand. And our climate allows you to ride 356 days of the year, without too extreme conditions.