Presentation on theme: "SOUTH AFRICA 2010. Motorcycle Touring South Africa The beautifully diverse South Africa must be one of the planets best kept secrets… but no longer. Since."— Presentation transcript:
Motorcycle Touring South Africa The beautifully diverse South Africa must be one of the planets best kept secrets… but no longer. Since South Africa emerged from international isolation the country has become one of the world’s most sought after tourism destinations. Motorcyclists have steadily discovered the amazing land in the South of Africa. Much of the country is blessed with wonderful summers and balmy dry winters. During summer the rainfall is predictable and isolated while in winter almost non-existent, which is ideal for motorcycling throughout the year. The quality of the asphalt is on a par or in many cases surpasses that found in Europe, the US and other developed countries on the planet. Why South Africa on a motorcycle? Fantastic Weather Incredible Scenery Diverse Culture Excellent Accommodation and Meals Great Roads
Meet the Chief Meeting a Shangana chief Bush Lodgings Comfort in the Bush Bush Braai Cuisine a la BBQ Eagle’s View Bushveld Below Beemer Parking Mpumalanga… Long Tom Pass Let’s Ride… Due South
Our Tours Our tours are designed to offer the discerning motorcyclist the unforgettable experience of riding up, down and across South Africa on a motorcycle. The beauty, diversity, culture and incredible roads South Africa has to offer will take your breath away and leave you awe struck. Our guests will enjoy the freedom we experience on our superbly un-congested roads. Due to the intimate nature of our tours we are able to set a pace according to the wishes of the individuals. ETHOS: “A distinctive character or spirit”. Our motorcycling ethos attempts to offer great riding on great roads, enjoying great beauty while allowing our guests to relax and enjoy a motorcycling experience par excellence. We avoid the tour bus type traps. Our aim is to offer the delight and exhilaration of riding a superb touring motorcycle across this beautiful country. Your riding pleasure will be primary.
The Three Rondavels Breathtaking views, seeing forever… Blyde River Canyon The World’s Third Largest and most beautiful
Due-South Motorcycle Tours Due-South Motorcycle Tours is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Offering our Lowveld Legend set tour, day trips in and around Johannesburg and customized tours to suite your requirements. Lowveld Legend Tour - Our standard tour is aptly named as it introduces the rider and pillion to the legendary motorcycling paradise that is Mpumalanga. This iSiswati word means "place of the rising sun". Our ride takes east as we leave the Highveld (Highlands) and descend down the mighty Drakensburg Mountain Escarpment and into the Lowveld (Lowlands). Immortalised in Percy Fitzpatrick's autobiography, “Jock of the Bushveld”, the regions superb roads meander across this mystical land, your week will be a journey of discovery as you enjoy it’s hospitality, mystery and beauty. Big 5 game viewing will be a rest day (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant) “Life’s a journey… enjoy the ride!”
BMW Motorcycles are our primary mode of transport. All tour prices quoted include a BMW motorcycle with unlimited mileage to extend your riding enjoyment.
Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman’s impressions (Long Way Down) “I think in many ways it was maybe the most beautiful camping spot we had ever stayed at... it was absolutely exquisite!“ (Ewan McGregor) "The most beautiful place I have ever been to... unbelievable!" (Charley Boorman) International Motorcycling Journalist impressions “Yamaha flew us to South Africa to ride some of the best roads, through some of the best scenery, and in some of the best weather that this planet has to offer.” (Jamie Wilkins – UK, Journalist) “There is something I really enjoy about South Africa – the feeling of freedom. I was born overseas, and know that it’s impossible, in Europe, to spend a full day enjoying an exhilarating ride …!!!” (Philippe Guillaume – French, Journalist) “This is the beauty of South Africa, the roads are amazing and there is always something new around every corner, no wonder they chose this venue.” (Bill Hunter – UK, Journalist) Quotable Quotes
Mick Grant – UK Motorcycle Legend “Last Friday I felt so sorry for motorcyclists in my native UK. Sat under a thorn tree having just ridden the Long Tom Pass, a 40km tarred road winding down the famous Drakensburg Mountains. It has twists and turns and surface changes to keep you on your mettle, in some parts it reminds me of the old Spa GP circuit in Belgium… it’s refreshing to ride on roads with so little traffic, and far less policing… my lasting impression is that the locals really encourage the bikers… my favourite road is the 40km or so from Sabie to Hazyview. This particular road has to be the next best thing to heaven… this part of South Africa is the best kept secret in the UK, I had the time of my life here and am already planning how to get back as soon as possible”. Mick’s impression of South Africa