February 2010
Garden Route Tour

The Garden Route Tour was the 4th organized tour my wife and I have been on and the 1st with your company.This was the best in a number of ways, the organization was the best I have seen so far – unique and 1st class accommodations and pretty much one gourmet meal after another.The Route was a terrific balance of tar and gravel roads with spectacular winding mountain passes, coastal 2 lane roads and pastoral rural towns which seemed to be from time gone by. This tour is a great introduction to South Africa as so many climate zones are visited and the roads are in such good condition. We were pleased that a low GS650 was available for my wife and my GS800 performed flawlessly, either of these bikes are excellent for this tour. This was the 1st time my wife and I rode on gravel and we found that we were up to the task, any competent road rider will be able to handle the gravel portions of this tour, and of course now we have enough experience for Namibia!
Thanks for a great trip.
Carl & Dorothy Clarkstone
Port Alberni, BC Canada

Dorothy & Carl Clarkstone from Port Alberni, Canada

February 2010
Garden Route Tour

The experience of the Karoo Garden Route tour, which I did in February 2010, was a real lifetime experience. Jurgen and the team delivered a perfect combination of enduro riding on gravel through rugged mountain passes, exciting high speed riding on sweeping sealed roads, unique high calibre accomodation and first rate dining. A truly unique, enjoyable and unreplicatable experience.
Kind regards
Mark Dorney
Mosman, North Sydney, Australia

Mark Dorney from Sydney, Australia

February 2010
West Coast/Namibia Tour

Hello Jurgen, Werner,
We really enjoyed SA and we found the variations in scenery fascinating. The pictures that you took, Werner, were excellent and certainly bring out the atmosphere of the trip. Superb! As this was our third bike trip but the first time with a professional photographer I believe it works. Certainly it is also something to look forward to after the flat spot on returning home. Please keep up the good work.
Jurgen, the trip itself for us did include a number of firsts the longest ever off road and the longest distance covered in one day. The accommodation and planning were all excellent and perfectly timed. Your knowledge of the trip and of the places we visited made us fell more than just tourists. The selected routes catered for all levels of biking tastes and the bike themselves were a credit to the team that looks after them. Please pass on our thanks.
Even though you couldn’t have too much influence on the weather, you still did a pretty good job..! It is difficult to cater for all the different tastes and ideas that people have and I guess the more people on the trip the harder it gets. My philosophy in life is always to have a -Plan B-. I think that between us all on this trip we can up with a number of Plan B’s that in the end, did cater for everyone. After the trip and before we all went our different ways, everyone, and I mean everyone did say that they really enjoyed the trip and that is what counts.
We are considering our next trip and we quite like the sound of the CPT to Joburg trip – watch this space!
Very best regards
Mick and Julie Cameron
Dullingham Newmarket, United Kingdom

Julie and Michael Cameron from Dullingham Newmarket, United Kingdom

August 2009
Custom Tour of Mpumalanga and Kwazulu-Natal

Hello Jurgen,
It was an awesome trip. I loved every moment.Bikes where great, accommodation great and the general organisation of it all was faultless. A trip like we had with a group of good mates,and with some rugby to top it off, will be hard to beat.
Thanks again for everything.
Tauranga, North Island, New Zealand

Alan Robertson from Tauranga, New Zealand

November 2008
Selfguided Tour Cape Town and Garden Route

Hello Jurgen,
It has been five days since we returned to the states and we are still talking about the trip. Just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how much we appreciate all you did to help make our second visit to South Africa a wonderful trip. Just like the first time the bike was in excellent condition & performed perfectly. The accommodations were of high standards and the hosts at each location were wonderful. Each one was willing to go out of their way to insure that our stay & experience was a pleasant one. Just like our first visit, the scenery was fantastic, the roads were good & the people we meet were friendly and courteous. The fact that we had friends with us this time only enhanced the great experience. I can guarantee that we will return a third time and I would not consider working with anyone else.
Many thanks to you & Donnie for all that you did.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mike & Colleen
Gainesville, Florida, USA

Mike & Colleen Counsell from Gainesville, USA

November 2008
Garden Route Tour

The tour was absolutely awesome. There was a great mix of scenery and conditions and the accommodation was top notch. Add to this a great bunch of fellow riders and guides and the overall experience was well above expectations. I would thoroughly recommend it.
Auckland, New Zealand

Adrian Riminton from Auckland, New Zealand

September 2008
Selfguided Tour Cape Town and Garden Route

The route planning, choice of accommodation and pre-ride briefing by Karoo Biking (Juergen) was very professional.
We were taken care of from the moment we arrived at Cape Town Airport until we left South Africa. The route was scenic and interesting, the landscape varied and perfect for riding the BMW’s through a range of terrains.
While most riders only enjoy the endless sunshine of South Africa while visiting this exotic location, we rode into what was termed ‘the worst storm front in 7 years with a cold snap from the Arctic’. The week before our arrival and after we departed the temperatures were perfect for riding a bike around the southern tip of the continent. We rode in rain, snow, hail and ice covered streets – definitely an experience despite the cold toes and just another reason to return and have a look at the country again in the future – with hopefully much more pleasant temperatures!
Juergen, thank you for organizing a memorable trip.
Chris Franzen & Josef Miklavc
Dubai, UAE

Chris Franzen & Josef Miklavc from Dubai UAE

June 2008
Cape Town – Johannesburg Tour

In March of 2008, we went on the Cape Town to Johannesburg tour of South Africa with Karoo Biking and found that it was one of the best tours that we have been on. Each day was a new experience. We where able to see all the different parts of the country. The lodging was beautiful and unique and we went on some safaris both in a boat and land rovers. Each picture that we took was like a post card with beautiful scenery. The guides that we had were from the area and were able to give us some history with stories of the area. Knowing the area as well they did they were able to find some really nice places to eat lunch while on the road. The food was wonderful. We never had a bad meal. The only problem we had was that the 14 days went by too fast.
Gary & Barb
Lake Ariel, USA

Gary and Barb Jones from Lake Ariel, USA

May 2008
Motorcycle rental from Johannesburg

Jurgen, I got your text, but couldn’t reply. That’s so funny that you know Johan. I LOVED riding around Joburg, it was so much fun!!! People drive really well there, not like here in North Carolina where everyone drives so slow it’s as if they’re moving backwards, and they freak out when I lanesplit. I look forward to returning to South Africa though, and will always rent from Karoo!
Durham, USA

Susanna Schick from North Carolina, USA

March 2008
Cape Town – Johannesburg Tour

Thank you for a fantastic trip, I think I’ll be wearing my new South African smile for a long time to come!!
Perth, Australia

Darren Thompson from Perth, Australia