Namibia Classic

22 Days - A real adventute - 4,940km

Day 1 – Arrival in South Africa

Meet & greet us at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Collect bikes and start small warm up tour followed by dinner.

Overnight: Cape Town, Bed & Breakfast + Welcome dinner

Day 2 Cape Town – Springbok (580 KM)

The first stage of our trip takes us along the West Coast of South Africa, through the Cederberg and on into Namaqualand. The landscape slowly changes and one feels that the mighty Namibia is no far off. We travel through small towns that mostly have their origins as mission stations. Besides being home to the Namaqualand Flowers the area around Springbok is also known for its copper deposits. The town still shows signs of the mining industry.

Overnight: Springbok, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3 – Sprinkbok – Fish River Canyon (300 KM)

In 100km we reach the border! Today’s destination is the world’s second largest Canyon – The Fish River Canyon. The Fish River is 650 KM long and the longest River in Namibia. Its source is in the Eastern Naukluft Mountains and it flows through the spectacular 161 KM long Canyon before it reaches the Orange River at Ais Ais.

Overnight: Fish River Canyon, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 4 – Fish River Canyon

Today we leave the bikes and enjoy a guided tour of the Canyon. Our guide will give us information about the Canyon and take us to some of the spectacular Viewpoints.

Overnight: Fish River Canyon, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 5 – Fish River Canyon – Aus (280 KM)

Today we ride via Seeheim to Aus. The small town lies on the National Road B4 in some of the most scenic landscape in Southern Namibia. To the West of Aus the Dune Namib begins and here you can often see a heard of wild horses roaming. At the Waterhole in Garub you can watch these extraordinary animals that have adapted to the extreme conditions. For many years no one really knew where these horses came from, but today one suspects that their ancestors were horses from the South African Calvary that were driven into the desert after an airstrike by the German Luftwaffe.

Overnight: Aus, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 6 – Sperrgebiet – Luderitz & Kolmanskop (150 KM)

In 1908 the Diamond Rush began in Lüderitz after a railway worker discovered a strange sparkling stone in the sand. Within a short time a claims area was set up and the town of Kolmanskop was established. After a few short years it became apparent that it was too difficult to get the diamonds in this area and the new „Sperrgebiet“ 30 KM south was established. This remains an industrial Diamond mining area to this day. The Town of Kopmnaskop became a ghost town. Today one can visit Kopmanskop on a guided tour.

Overnight: Aus, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7 – Aus – Soussusvlei (350 KM)

Our journey takes us into the Namib Desert to Sossusvlei. The salt crusted lake is surrounded by might sand dunes, some as high as 300m making them the highest in the world. We will stay in Sesriem on the edge of the Sosussvlein National Park.

Overnight: Sossusvlei, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 8 – Sossusvlei

The dunes are at their most spectacular at dawn and so we set off before sunrise on a 4×4 excursion into the National Park. We return to the lodge in the afternoon.

Overnight: Sossusvlei, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 9 – Sersriem – Swakopmund (350KM)

Today we leave the desert behind for a while and travel along the coast via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund. If time allows we can enjoy Sandbording (option and for own account) on the dunes in the afternoon or spend some time relaxing on the beach. Dinner at a restaurant in Swakopmund (included)

Overnight: Swakopmund, Bed & Breakfast + Dinner at a local Restaurant

Day 10 – Swakopmund – Damaraland (320 KM)

Today’s Ride to Twyvelfontein takes us past the „Brandberg“ Massiv. This Granite massive was created over 130 Million years. The round, Dark Mountain reaches high above the surrounding landscape and is the highest mountain in Namibia. There are many caves and cave paintings the most famous of which is the „White Lady”. We reach our accommodation in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Damaraland, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 11 – Etosha (300 KM)

Today’s journey takes us to the famous Etosha National Park. The park is over 22000km2 in size and was declared a national park in 1907 already. The central Saltpan is surrounded by grassland, Mopane Bushland and thorny savannah. One can find large herds of antelope, particularly springbuck and many other species here. Our accommodation is just outside the Anderson Gate and serves as a great base to explore the Park.

Overnight: Etosha National Park, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 12 – Etosha

Unfortunately we can’t enter the Park on the bikes so we will enjoy a full day safari in open vehicles in the park with a qualified ranger.

Overnight: Etosha National Park, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 13 – Etosha – Waterberg (200 KM)

The Waterberg Plateau east of Otjiwarongo rises about 200 meters above the surrounding landscape and the flat table mountain is relatively lush compared with the surrounding arid area. At Okonjima, our accommodation for today, we have a good chance of sighting leopards on a game drive before dinner.

Overnight: Waterberg, Full board + Activities

Day 14 – Okonjima – Windhoek (300 KM)

After a visit in the Africat Foundation we head to Namibia Capitol Windhoek. Windhoek is the largest town in Namibia. The central area still shows signs of colonial times and the German influence can be seen everywhere. On a short walk through the city one can see the “Tinten Palast” the Namibian Parliament Buildings and the Christus Kirche as well as the famous Ride & Horse statue. A visit to the nearby Katutura Township gives insight to modern day Namibia. We enjoy dinner at a restaurant in twon (included)

Overnight: Windhoek, Bed & Breakfast + Dinner at a local Restaurant

Day 15 – Windhoek

Day to relax in Windhoek. Perhaps enjoy some shopping, visit the Township for a tour or simply relax at the pool. This evening we enjoy dinner at Joe’s Beer House.

Overnight: Windhoek, Bed & Breakfast + Dinner at a local Restaurant

Day 16 – Windhoek – Mariental (268 KM)

We travel via Rehoboth and Kalkrand in to the Kalahari. Mariental lies about 260 KM south of Windhoek and because of the nearby Hardap Dam is the country’s foremost agricultural area.

Overnight: Mariental, Dinner, Bed &Breakfast

Day 17 – Kalahari

Today we explore the Kalahari Desert which is in fact teaming with life. The characteristic red earth is home to many creatures that have adapted over the centuries. In the afternoon we enjoy a 3 hour game drive with an experienced ranger.

Overnight: Kalahari, Dinner, Bed &Breakfast + activities

Day 18 –Kalahari – Keetmanshoop (232 KM)

Our journey southwards takes us to the legendary Kokerboom (Quiver Tree) forest near the Mission station at Keetmanshoop. We enjoy a fascinating tour of the fossil park in the afternoon where past meets present.

Overnight: Keetmanshoop, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 19 – Keetmanshoop – Augabries Falls National Park (411 KM)

Today our journey takes us back to South Africa and the Augrabies Falls. The Orange River falls over 191 meters and particularly in late summer the Falls honor their name which means “place of loud noise”. The Augrabies National Park is one of the few parks we are allowed to entre on the motorbikes. We enjoy a typical South African Braai for dinner tonight.

Overnight: Augrabies Falls National Park, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 20 – Augrabies Falls – Calvinia (451 KM)

Today’s ride takes us via Uppinton to Calvinia through the northern Cape Province. The dead straight road that never seems to end reminds one of similar roads in the United States.

Overnight: Calvinia, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 21 – Calvinia – Cape Town (449 KM)

Slowly the country side changes and we leave behind the wide open spaces as our journey nears its end. Travelling through the Hex River Valley and across the Du Toits Kloof Mountains we reach Cape Town in the late afternoon. After returning the bikes we end the trip with a relaxing dinner at the V&A Waterfront

Overnight: Cape Town, Bed & Breakfast + Farewell dinner

Day 22 – Departure

Enjoy some time for some last minute shopping before your transfer to the airport for your flight home.

End of the Journey