Smilin’ Ron Demyan—and Why He’s Always Smiling

Smilin’ Ron smiles a lot these days. Even when we invited him to share his story, he wrote back that he’d love to do so. “It makes me smile every time!” It hasn’t always been like that. From the age of 10, Ron wanted to be an Engineer. He worked as a Licensed Civil Engineer […]

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Catherine Meade’s Connection to Ancestral Land

Catharine Meade always planned to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. But when she hiked Machu Picchu in 2010, she realized her body didn’t handle the altitude very well. So she looked for another meaningful way to connect with the land. She ruled out a bus tour and cycling trip, but the Victoria Falls to Cape Town motorcycle […]

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Namibian Lore and Legends — Myth or Fact?

The 55-million-year old Namib Desert is the oldest in the world. It’s no surprise then that it and its surroundings have given rise to ancient legends. Sometimes legends blur with scientific explanations. Myth or fact? You decide which one to believe. Fish River Canyon Once upon a time a giant snake dwelled in southern Namibia. Every […]

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Karen Carroll

Karen Carroll started riding 14 years ago and hasn’t stopped. After being pillion twice, she knew if she and her date were going to be out motorcycling, she’d have to be piloting. She’s now clocked up over 187,000 km on her fourth bike, a Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail. Add in the 135,000 kilometers on previous bikes […]

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Beth Dixon

For years, Beth Dixon rarely took photos on her regular long-distance motorcycle trips. She thought there was nothing to make them interesting. Until a friend gave her a monkey and told her record where the monkey goes. Named Monkey, he’s not anatomically correct but she considers him male. From humble beginnings, Monkey’s gone on to […]

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Flash

Flash inherited the travel bug from his mother. He, his sister, and mom travelled “just about any place you can think of” before he branched out on his own. He’s visited 66 countries, 43 of them including a motorcycle. Renedian’s Victoria Falls to Cape Town safari was the first time he was part of an […]

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The Reluctant Travelers

Evan Firstman wasn’t interested in traveling to Africa. Sure he’d heard people call it the trip of a lifetime but he was dubious. After all, the term is relative and he’d traveled the world—rock climbing in exotic destinations, fishing in Venezuela and Patagonia, and enjoying annual expeditions to the Amazon. Liza Firstman had been around the world twice—once […]

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Scott and Laurie Penwarden

Name an adventure sport and Scott and Laurie Penwarden have likely done it. They love mountain and road biking, scuba diving, camping, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, and white water rafting. But the retired couple from San Diego had never experienced Africa and were curious about her wildlife. They’d wanted to go for a long time.   When a […]

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John Colyer

In 2011, John Colyer was primed for adventure. He’d recently returned to riding on a BMW 1200GS. Talking with Rene at the Calgary Motorcycle Show sparked an interest for Africa. Reading The University of Gravel Roads and watching videos like The Long Way Down only fueled the fire. A dream without action remains a dream. […]

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John and Becky Warrington

Close your eyes, sit back, relax and visualize a place with clean air, no artificial lights, and where the only sound you hear is a gentle breeze. All day you’ve been riding through scenery you’ve experienced only through National Geographic documentaries, you’re on top of a mountain, the sun has just set in the most […]

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This one way trip is a blend of highlights from our three others routes. A week of safaris and animal encounters including a private plane charter and camping night in the Okavango Delta, a week of dunes and remote roads in Namibia, and a week in South Africa following the famous Garden Route into Cape Town. Popular with couples, this tour is for those who want to see as many of southern Africa’s highlights in one tour. Gravel road experiences requested.

Highlights:

  • New 22 day itinerary. This is our longest and most intensive African trip.
  • Start your tour at the 5-star colonial era Victoria Falls hotel
  • Optional activities in Victoria Falls include walking with lions, an elephant back safari, fishing for tiger fish, the Devil Pool, or world class whitewater rafting
  • Sunset cruise on Chobe River
  • Private planes chartered to take us into the Okavango Delta for a camping night in the bush
  • Many chances to see wildlife along the route
  • Sossusvlei dunes and guided walking tour
  • Diamond Mining Ghost town tour
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Ais Ais Hot Springs
  • Tankwa Karoo desert
  • Cango Caves
  • Ostrich farm
  • Southern tip of Africa
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Finishing in beautiful Cape Town
  • 4700 km/3000 miles

Detailed Itinerary for the Victoria Falls to Cape Town Tour