Recommended motorcycle roadtrips in South Africa

South Africa is a country filled with diversity that translates into everyday beauty hidden within nature – and yes, even within the city. 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?

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!


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


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


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


  • Harley Safari, Kruger National Park

North West

  • Potchefstroom to Parys
  • Bloemhof to Kimberley

Northern Cape

  • Springbok to Alexander Bay

Eastern Cape

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

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

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, insure your motorcycle 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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