Touring 2016 Cape Town arrival, motorbike check and city waterfront

Day 1 Cape Town to Victoria Falls Tours

Welcome to the ‘Mother City’- Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain.

This multicultural and fascinating harbour city is the starting point of our 5,000 Km, 17 day motorcycle adventure to Victoria Falls – but not before you’ve had a chance to soak up the unique atmosphere, pick up your brand new BMW GS1200LC, meet with us and fellow tourers and have enjoyed an overnight stay in our 4 Star hotel right on the city’s famous waterfront before heading off into the breathtaking interior of Southern Africa for a trip of a lifetime

A new BMW GS1200LC with your name on it

Just a few miles west of Africa’s southernmost point (L’Agulhas) is Cape Town – a diverse, thriving and multi-facetted city located between the infamous Robben Island to the north and the Cape of Good Hope to the south. Renowned for its cross-cultural influences and incredible location, the city is second only to Jo’burg in size.

The imposing Table Mountain beckons with the promise of adventure in the interior, but not until tomorrow.

First, there’s a new BMW GS1200LC with your name on it to be claimed, sights to see, delicious fusion cuisine and craft beers to sample by the marina, fellow adventurers to meet and much more…

Having just picked up the bikes, the group stop off at the Marina on the way back to the hotel.

cape town riders

We can arrange extra nights in our 4 star waterfront hotel for you

Some clients like to arrive a few days early to get to know Cape Town better before we depart. That’s no problem – we can arrange extra nights in our 4 star waterfront hotel for you. And, as we know this city so well, we can give you lots of information on what to do with your time. Just contact us and we’ll set it up for you.

On arriving in CapeTown, you’ll be met at the airport by our driver and brought to the hotel and your time is your own.

Later in the afternoon, we all meet in reception and travel the short distance to the bike depot where you’ll pick up your brand new BMW. Contracts are emailed in advance so that clients can bring them already completed, making handover quick and efficient – we know all you want to do is get on it!

Time to meet riders, pillions and 4X4 passengers

John, our riding guide will check over the bike with you and any adjustments can be made there and then.

We then all ride the short distance back to the hotel’s secure parking bay.

Once more, you’re free to enjoy this unique city, or just relax and enjoy the 4 star facilities at the hotel before we meet up in the hotel bar in the evening where riders, pillions and 4X4 passengers can get to know each other. Then the maps come out and anticipation builds as your hosts John and Su give a general tour briefing where we review the routes, itinerary and what you can expect en route. It’s the perfect time to ask questions.

Then it’s off to our reserved table in the hotel’s restaurant for a fine dinner. The table comes alive with conversations about what lies in store for the coming days – the sights we’ll see, the riding, routes, accommodation, the stop offs and highlights, and tales from our previous tours.

After a good breakfast the next morning, accompanied by our 4X4 backup vehicle packed with supplies, we ride out from the hotel along Chapman’s Peak Drive and on to the famous Cape of Good Hope. But that’s another story…

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Flying in over Cape Town, the start of the adventure.

start of the adventure

The old town harbour area with Table Mountain beyond…

The old town harbour area with Table Mountain

A local market selling traditional beadwork

market selling traditional beadwork

The perfect end to the day. Tomorrow we ride!

The perfect end to the day

Time for a slap up meal and meet the other riders…

meet the other riders

The morning of departure for the interior…

The morning of departure

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Read John and Val’s account of their motorcycle tour experience

Read John and Val

“I remember landing at the airport in Cape Town/SA and walking out after declaring our luggage… up until that time we had no clue as to what to expect from this ‘bucket list’ trip me and my wife had both signed up for.

And there he was, we were greeted by a gentlemen in a black suit holding a sign with our names on it. After a short walk, we had reached the car that was to take us to our luxurious hotel… a Mercedes-Benz. Folks, sometimes it is the small details like this that gives the biggest impressions. We knew we were in good hands and boy oh boy… it was the start of an amazing journey that we still get goose bumps to this day when we talk about it.

This was such a unique adventure, unlike anything we had ever been on. It almost felt as though we were conquering Africa n our own or with a small group of our friends – yet we always had that comfortable feeling in the back of our minds that Su, John and their team were never too far behind should we needed them.

We stayed at the most luxurious resorts that could be found en route. It was such a treat to know that after a long days of riding in Africa, we knew there was always a treat waiting for us at the end of the day.

This was a top notch trip from beginning to end. It was organized very professionally. The friendships that was made during this trip still goes on very strong to this day. We have returned to Africa since the first trip and did the second leg with Su and John and it was as good as the first one!

As Johnny Maroc would say; “In Sha’Allah” (god willing) we hope to return again one day.

We would highly recommend this trip to anyone without any hesitation… that once in a life time bucket list thing that everyone talks about… well this is that!

We are located in Toronto / Canada and here to help anyone in this region if they have any further questions. Feel free contact us at the email below – e-mail


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“If you decide to do this tour you will not be disappointed . The magnificent BMW motorcycles will take you through Southern Africa with ease. Motoaventures with John And Su will look after you with first class knowledge of all you come across on your journey. Accomodation is fantastic from desert resorts to safari lodges. Backup vehicles follow all the way with medical and any assistance needed. I can highly recommend Motoaventures … trip of a lifetime.” – John 

Article by Su Downham
Su Downham Su co-runs Moto Aventures and has been adventure touring in Southern Africa for over nine years. She speaks English, Spanish, Catalan and French fluently and has considerable experience in tourism and PR.
She is responsible for the client services, booking and admin side of the operation and making sure that all aspects of the tours run smoothly and efficiently.
She is a very experienced 4X4 support vehicle driver and is trained in emergency field medicine. Email Su

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