Tony, who founded South African Motorcycle Tours, rode his first bike when he was 16 years old (an ancient Aerial Square Four), kept it hidden outside his school gates and never stopped riding since. This was followed by geology involving world-wide travels searching for undersea oil. Then followed many years initially as a hovercraft pilot and then as a consultant. Finally wanting to settle somewhere Tony came to Cape Town where hovercrafts are not needed but bikes are, so started “South African Motorcycle Tours”.
South African Motorcycle Tours has over 21 years chosen the most scenic and beautiful parts of the country, challenging mountain passes and delightful country lodge type accommodations for their tours. Our intention is to create a tour which will equally appeal to motorcyclists who want to explore, have contact with and travel through a new country and those who need to concentrate on their driving skills. We would like to think that your interests are equally a new country and the challenge of driving.
The company and group sizes are deliberately kept small to facilitate one to one wide ranging conversations. We use only late model BMW bikes and small quality country lodge type accommodations.
Why choose South African Motorcycle Tours?
– We offer guided and non-guided tours of any length and duration
– Motorcycle rentals with unlimited kilometres
– Our quoted prices are what you finally pay. No add-ons for panniers, miles, etc.
– 19 Years touring experience in South Africa
– We use only quality, late model BMW motorcycles
– Our prices are exceptionally competitive owing to consistently low overheads
Our customers average age is 48, most come with partners, the majority are from the professions and from the U.K and Germany. Routes are chosen for their scenic value and interesting driving and are therefore virtually all on paved (tar) surfaces. Other motorcycle tour operators cater for younger people who may want to party and drink late each night and ride dirt roads.