Desert Run – Off-Road Tour Namibia & South Africa

The surprisingly, ever-changing landscapes, the vast country with its plains, deserts and dunes, the extensive wildlife, the jaw-dropping, big open skies and the indescribably incredible feeling of freedom riding the gravel roads of Namibia.. yeah that’s what we all crave!Starting in Cape Town, we wind our way through breathtaking coastal routes and work our way north, via the Cape Winelands towards the Tankwa Karoo, exploring the backroads of the Cederberg mountain range.
We ride along the Fish River Canyon and make our way towards the coast. Then back inland, exploring the hidden gems of the desert. Finally we end off on a high at a Private Game Reserve with its abundant wildlife and word-class accommodation to complete the unforgettable experience.


Day by day program:

DAY 01: Arrival
Visit Table Mountain
DAY 02: Cape Town – Cederberg
We ride via the Cape Winelands over numerous mountain passes and hit the first gravel roads towards the open landscapes of the Tankwa Karoo. We then shoot over a few breathtaking gravel road passes into the Cederberg region.

DAY 03: Cederberg – Nieuwoudtville
We continue riding through the dramatic scenery of the Cederberg over numerous gravel passes towards Clanwilliam. From there we follow the back roads into the Namakwa district, where we overnight on a farm.

DAY 04: Nieuwoudtville – Springbok
We travel down the Bokkeveld escarpment and hit the open road for a while before we take a gravel detour into the mountains of the Northern Cape. Then off to Springbok for the night, the last big town on the South African side.

DAY 05: Springbok – Fish River Canyon
We cross into Namibia, ride along the Orange River, then turn north and ride along the Fish River Canyon. We visit the canyon that afternoon before we arrive at our accommodation.

DAY 06: Fish River Canyon – Aus
We ride south around the Fish River Canyon, then west along the Orange River, which forms the natural border between South Africa and Namibia, all gravel. Then north to Aus on tarmac.

DAY 07: Optional Luderitz Loop Ride
This is a rest day, but most people join in the ride to Luderitz and the famous Kolmanskop (Ghost Town) and back. You might get lucky and experience the wild horses of the Namib upclose.

DAY 08: Aus – Sossusvlei 
We travel further north along the Namib desert and through the Namib nature reserve. You will be amazed by how frequently the landscapes change. Spectacular all day gravel ride.

DAY 09: Rest day
In the morning we visit the dunes, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Then relax by the pool or go for an optional flight over the desert.

DAY 10: Sossusvlei – Windhoek
Last bit of desert, before we head out to Windhoek.  But first we stop at the world famous Solitaire bakery in the middle of the desert, for freshly baked apple pie.

DAY 11: Departure
Travel back home!


11 days / 1 free days / 8 riding days

Approximately 2550 km

The tour starts:
Cape Town / South Africa

The tour ends in:
Windhoek / Namibia

Table Mountain, Cape Winelands, Cederberg, Fish River Canyon, Sossuvlei, Deadvlei.

Hotels and guest houses

29.09.2024 – 09.10.2024


Price includes:

  • 10x accommodation
  • All breakfast and dinner
  • 9 days motorcycle rental, including one-way fee back to Cape Town
  • Dual tyres
  • Namibia border fees
  • Certified BMW Motorrad Tourduide
  • Support driver with trailer
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions (Table Mountain, Fish River Canyon, Kolmanskop, Sossusvlei)

Price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Fuel
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Visas and Travel insurance
  • Optional safari days at the end of the tour (180km transfer to Game reserve)


» Staying in a single room:

BMW F750GS – ­­­­­­­6790, – EURO
BMW F850GS – 6890, – EURO
BMW R1300GS – 7290, – EURO


» Sharing a double room and ride:

BMW F750GS – 6190, – EURO
BMW F850GS – 6290, – EURO
BMW R1300GS – 6890, – EURO


Passenger – 4140, – EURO

» Payment required for reservation – 30% down payment / person