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Desert Run | Cape Town - Windhoek
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PRICE
$ 5500 per person
CAPACITY
1 - 8 people
DURATION
14 Days
LOCATION
Cape Town, South Africa
RIDING CATEGORY
Dual-sport
COUNTRIES VISITED
South africa / namibia
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Challenging
SUMMARY
The surprisingly, ever changing landscapes, the vast country with its plains, deserts and dunes, the extensive wildlife, the jaw-dropping, big open skies and the indescribably incredible feeling of freedom riding the gravel roads of Namibia.. yeah that's what we all crave!

Starting in Cape Town, we wind our way through breathtaking coastal routes and work our way north, via the Cape Winelands towards the Tankwa Karoo, exploring the backroads of the Cederberg mountain range.

We ride along the Fish River Canyon and make our way towards the coast. Then back inland, exploring the hidden gems of the desert and finally we end off on a high at the Etosha National Park with its abundant wildlife.
ITINERARY
Cape Town arrival
We meet the night before the tour starts. Best is to arrive early morning, or a day or two before, to explore Cape Town (i.e. Table Mountain, Robben Island).
Cape Town to Elgin via Cape Point
We travel along the western side of Cape Peninsula via Chapman’s Peak, towards Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. Then up the eastern side of the Peninsula, enjoying the winding roads following the coast line around False Bay and eventually turn inland to our accommodation.
Elgin to Cederberg
We ride via the Cape Winelands over numerous mountain passes (Helshoogte, Bains, Mitchells, Gydo) and hit the first gravel roads towards the Tankwa Karoo. We then shoot over a few breathtaking gravel road passes into the Cederberg region.
Cederberg to Nieuwoudtville
We continue riding through the Cederberg over numerousgravel passes towards Clanwilliam. We follow the backroads of the Cederberg towards the Namakwa district, where we overnight.
Nieuwoudtville to Springbok
We travel down the Bokkeveld escarpment and hit the open road for a while before we take a gravel detour into the mountains of the Northern Cape. Then off to Springbok for the night.
Springbok to Fish River Canyon
We cross into Namibia, ride along the Orange River for a while and then turn north and ride along the Fish River Canyon. We visit the canyon that afternoon before we arrive at the accommodation.
Fish River Canyon to Aus
We ride south around the Fish River Canyon, then west along the Orange River, which forms the natural border between South Africa and Namibia, all gravel. Then north to Aus on tarmac.
Luderitz Ride / Rest Day
This is a rest day, but most people join in the ride to Luderitz and the famous Kolmanskop (Ghost Town) and back. You might get lucky and experience the wild horses of the Namib upclose.
Aus to Sossusvlei
We travel further north along the Namib desert and through the Namib nature reserve. You will be amazed by how frequently the landscapes change. Spectacular ride. All gravel
Rest day Sossusvlei
This is a no riding day. In the morning we visit the dunes, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. The afternoon you can either relax by the pool or go for a flight over the desert.
Aus to Swakopmund
We travel north via the Gaub pass and Kuiseb pass, then west towards the coast via the Namib desert. All gravel. Finally we hit the ocean!
Swakopmund to Vingerklip
We follow the coast line on a salt road and turn inland again, where the landscape changes dramatically as we leave the desert behind.
Vingerklip to Etosha National Park
Short riding day, mainly tarmac to Etosha, with a stop at Outjo's bakery.
Etosha Game Drive
Full day out at Etosha National Park
Etosha to Windhoek
We make our way south towards the capital of Namibia via Okahandja market and end our day on a high with a beautiful view of Windhoek.
Depart from Windhoek
Depart :(
Arrival in Cape Town
We meet the night before the tour starts. Best is to arrive early morning, or a day or two before, to explore Cape Town i.e. Table Mountain, Robben Island.
ADDITIONAL INFO
PRICE INCLUDES:
* Accommodation and dinner the night before the trip starts as well as the last night of the trip.
* Dinner, Accommodation and Breakfast, during the trip.
* 14 day motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage, motorcycle insurance and one-way transfer fee.
* NOW INCLUDES: MOTORCYCLE EXCESS INSURANCE, covering the insurance excess of the rental motorcycle.
* Motorcycles equipped with dual tires.
* Leading guide on a motorcycle.
* A back-up vehicle, carrying: luggage, first aid, tools & spares, drinking water.
* Excursions specified in the tour summary, i.e. game drives.
* Toll fees & entrance to National Parks.
* Airport transfers.

PRICE EXCLUDES:
* Return Airfare.
* Fuel.
* Travel and Medical Insurance.
* Lunch and Refreshments.
* Excursions not mentioned in the tour summary.
* Any personal expenses.
* Helmet and protective gear. (Please bring your own gear.)
* Motorcycle luggage (Tankbags, panniers, etc can be rented.)

UPGRADES:
Price based on 1-UP Rider on a BMW F700GS, sharing a room

BMW F800GS: $250
BMW R1200GS: $670
Single Room Surcharge: $420
Pillion rider: $3,340

TOUR ADD-ONS
Excursions prior to the trip can be arranged, i.e. Table Mountain, City Tour, Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium visit. Additional accommodation can be arranged for those arriving earlier than the day prior to the trip.
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Why choose us?
UpSouth Adventure will plan your whole route with great roads, beautiful scenery and handpicked accommodation. Your tour guide and back-up vehicle will also provide that reassurance and comfort so you can just enjoy the freedom of the road.
ABOUT THE HOST
Why Us? People make all the difference... We at UpSouth really love what we do, and we love to share every amazing part of Southern Africa with you. Whether we share stories by the fire, or introduce you to some local tasty snacks, you will get to know us and this beautiful place. UpSouth Adventures conduct unique and exclusive motorcycle tours within Southern Africa and beyond. Our amazing team has over 7 years of experience in the travel and motorcycle tour industry. UpSouth Adventures...

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