Recommended motorcycle road trips in South Africa

If you’ve ever taken a road trip before, then you should know all about how liberating it can be.

There’s just something exhilarating and freeing about the open road; and with all the splendour and adventure of our country’s hidden gems waiting to be explored, what better way to do so than on your favourite two-wheeled steel machine?

From the moment your pillion passenger attempts to take the perfect pre-road trip selfie, to stopping your motorcycle every few kilometres to take even more ‘I was here’ selfies of your stunning destinations, taking a road trip also allows you to see exactly how beautiful South Africa is.

Whether you’re riding out alone, setting off on a breakfast ride with your favourite pillion, or gearing up for an epic road trip, South Africa has some cool routes and a variety of spots that you’re bound to enjoy.

Check out the list we’ve put together for you. We couldn’t list them all, so feel free to let us know your favourites!

Gauteng

  • Saloon Route 66, near Hartbeespoort Dam
  • Pretoria East to Lion and Rhino reserve, via Hartbeespoort

KwaZulu-Natal

  • The Prawn Shack, near Durban
  • Valley of a Thousand Hills, Ixopo to Camperdown
  • Ballito Run, Durban to Dolphin Coast

Limpopo

  • Beestekraal Stasie, near Northam
  • Waterberg, Mokopane to Modimolle

Mpumalanga

  • Harley Safari, Kruger National Park

Eastern Cape

  • The Edge, Hogsback
  • Nanaga Farm Stall, near Port Elizabeth
  • Jolly Dolphin, Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Oyster Bay, Port Elizabeth

North West

  • Potchefstroom to Parys
  • Bloemhof to Kimberley

Northern Cape

  • Springbok to Alexander Bay

Western Cape

  • Isabella’s Restaurant, Lambert’s Bay Waterfront
  • The Burgundy, Hermanus
  • Diesel and Crème, Barrydale, Route 62
  • The Village Trading Post, De Rust
  • Franschoek Pass
  • M6, Noordhoek to Hout Bay

Free State

  • Harrismith to Fouriesburg via Golden Gate National Park

We’re lucky enough to live in a country such as South Africa that is filled with diversity that translates into everyday beauty, hidden within nature – and yes, even within the city. If you’re planning on taking a road trip any time soon, make sure you visit at least one of the destinations above.

While we can’t ensure that the weather will always be in your favour and that you won’t face any risks, we can however, make sure you have affordable motorcycle insurance to give you peace of mind on every ride. Be sure to check the condition of your motorcycle before every trip and invest in the right motorcycle insurance cover- for your riding gear too!

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