Karoo Biking, Cape Town based BMW Motorcycle tour specialists, has launched a two-week trip which starts in what the locals refer to as the Mother City, Cape Town, and which winds it way up Southern Africa’s West Coast to culminate in the capital of Namibia, Windhoek.
The locals have long known it, and now UK visitors agree: South Africa is the most beautiful country on earth.
Nelson Mandela coined the phrase ‘rainbow nation’ to describe South Africa’s diverse cultures, customs, traditions, histories, and languages.
Among many other things, South Africa is famous for Nelson Mandela, Table Mountain, rooibos tea, the Karoo, its 11 official languages, hot Summers and mild Winters and yes, the big five.
Better known for the pickles and preserves she served with a dollop of good old-fashioned, homegrown hospitality to salivating gourmands at the ever-popular Jemima’s Restaurant in the heart of Oudtshoorn, Celia le Roux today announced that she’s trading in her baking tray for motorbikes.
BMW Motorrad South Africa launched its Great African GS Challenge in 2004, much to the delight of BMW motorcycle aficionados the continent over. It’s not at about speed – it’s all about skill.
After intense research, invaluable customer feedback, numerous recci trips and tortuous scrutiny, Karoo-Biking has overhauled its accommodation offerings on its Garden Route tour.
Mkhuseli Zita is a very important person. He is a 41 year old traditional healer who works from a humble home in a township called Imizamo Yethu, which means “Through the Struggle” in Xhosa.
Chapman’s Peak Drive, a narrow pass that was etched into the mountainside between 1915 and 1922, is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most spectacular roads.
“All Americans should take a trip to South Africa’s Mecca, The Hell, at least once in their lives, preferably on a BMW motorcycle,” says German-born Jurgen Muess, proud owner of the newly launched Karoo Biking, BMW motorcycle tours and rentals in South Africa.