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Kudu Tour (10-Day Motorcycle Safari)

This is probably one of our best tours for couples and enables you to ride a motorcycle directly through a Game Reserve in South Africa. It also features the historic Zulu battle grounds and the wonders of the Lowveld Bush whilst on Safari.

The visit to Rorke’s Drift is moving, and the experience of the Game Lodges is not to be missed. The roads are fantastic for riding and the scenery is second to none. Enjoy the aptly named “God’s Window” in the Drakensberg Mountains, and relax in beautiful surroundings while dining in the open bush. This one truly is the holiday of a lifetime.

 

Pricing

(per person sharing)

Rider

£2,615

Pillion Passenger

£1,295

Availability

(maximum 12 people on 8 motorcycles)

Aug 2017 (20-29)

Full

Sep 2017 (3-12)

Full

Aug 2018 (19-28)

7 Bikes Left

Sep 2018 (2-11)

7 Bikes Left

 
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What’s included

– Transfers to and from Johannesburg International Airport
– 9 days motorcycle hire complete with road insurance
– Hard luggage system
– The unique chance to do a Game Drive on your motorcycle
– 9 nights accommodation on a breakfast basis
– 4 evening meals
– 4×4 Game Drive at Forest Camp and Mountain View Game Reserves
– Early morning Bush Walk, plus a visit to the famous Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre at Forest Camp
– Professional guide for duration of tour
– A tour t-shirt

What’s not included

– Airfares
– Park entry and toll road fees
– Lunch
– Drinks
– Fuel
– Tips or other gratuities
– Personal accident and health and loss insurance
– Bike insurance excess deposit taken by hire company (credit card required)
– Any other expenses not mentioned in the above section

Itinerary

 
Day 1

Arrive into JHB international Airport and be driven by air-conditioned vehicle to your first night’s accommodation. Your host will recommend some of the local excursions that you can book via the hotel, including a trip around the famous Soweto Township – once home of former president Nelson Mandela. Dinner that evening will be taken in the hotel and you will be briefed on the forthcoming tour. Please note: an early night is recommended!

 

Day 2

Straight after breakfast you will be taken to where the bikes await you. After the paperwork and bike familiarisation is completed, we will head off on the road for what promises to be an amazing and informative trip. Our destination is the beautiful Golden Gate Highlands National Park, set just above the Kingdom of Lesotho. Here you will stay in luxury cabins overlooking the mountains and, depending on the time we arrive, you may want to take a drive on some of the local trails.

 
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Day 3

After Breakfast you will head out to one of the most well-known battle grounds in South Africa. Riding some dirt roads to get to the lodge you will finally arrive at Rorke’s Drift – infamous, but delightful as an experience not to be missed. Located on the battlefields of kwaZulu-Natal, this little hamlet has seen some of the most significant moments in South Africa’s history.

The Battle of Rorke’s Drift in 1879 was part of the Anglo-Zulu war that saw the first defeat of the British Forces by an imposing Zulu Impi in the morning at Isandlwana, and a complete turnaround in the evening of the same day at Rorke’s Drift. Also during this time, the French Prince Imperial died in a skirmish and ended the Bonaparte dynasty. Today it is marked by a single cenotaph in a lonely field. At Fugitive’s Drift, another lone cenotaph raised to the honour of two men whose sole purpose was to preserve the Queen’s Colours and whose bravery was acknowledged by the award of a Victoria Cross. While here you can relax in the historic surroundings and dine at the lodge that evening.

 

Day 4

Leaving Rorke’s Drift after breakfast, we head east. Northern KwaZulu Natal has many splendid natural beauties, but little can compare with the superb scenery to be seen in Swaziland. After a small border crossing, we will ride to the Mlilwane Nature Reserve where you will be staying for two nights in Beehive Huts. These are traditional Swazi homes. On the second day here you can explore the local area and visit many of the local attractions such as the famous Swazi candle factory or the wood carving village. You may even get treated to a display of traditional dancing.

 
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Day 6

After an early start we cross the border of Swaziland back into South Africa and then ride North to your first taste of a wildlife safari experience. The destination, Moholoholo Forest Camp, is on the border of Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province. The luxury accommodation here has to be seen to be believed. You have the chance to relax in full and take advantage of all the facilities. Food is all fresh and cooked on site by the excellent staff. You will be taken on game drives, walks, and have the chance to visit the Rehabilitation Centre that has become famous thanks to media coverage, most recently in the UK on the Paul O’Grady TV show.

 

 
Day 7

After yesterday’s long ride, today is about taking it easy. We will be staying just around the corner at another Moholoholo Reserve, but can take advantage of the time to explore locally. Over night we will stay at Mountain View where again you will be in the heart of the bush. Accommodation is more basic than Forest Camp, but it has a definite feel of the bush about it. We will stay here two nights and you will have the chance to take part in a Safari Game Drive on your motorcycle if you wish. Please note that this will be guided and you will not be permitted to ride by yourself at any time.

 
Day 9

After a hearty breakfast we will say goodbye to the Safari Reserve and its wildlife and head back West, exploring many local villages along the way. We’ll overnight in a hotel that was used as a hospital by British forces during the Anglo/Boer wars in the small Dutch Reform town of Dullstroom.

 
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Day 10

After a relaxed start, we’ll take an easy ride back towards JHB via Belfast, said to be one of the last battle grounds of the Boer War. In JHB, once the bikes have been checked back in, we will transfer those who have evening flights to the airport and those who wish to stay a little longer to local accommodation.

 

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