February 2015
Selfguided Cape Town to Windhoek Tour in January 2015

Dear Jurgen,
it was a pleasure dealing with you, thank you for everything you did during this trip. The hotels, restaurants, advise, journey program and your assistance for Philippe Babielle were perfect.
The bikes were simply fantastic. If you would like a letter in French, for your web site, no problem !! and if you would like some picture from the gang , please tell me.
We’ll be back next year, 12 to 13 days , Johannesburg to Victoria Falls.
Paris, France

Pascal Boyer and a group of 6 friends from Paris, France

November 2011
West Coast/Namibia Tour

Hello Jurgen,
Thanks again for organizing and leading an awesome West Coast motorcycle tour. My brother and I truly enjoyed every aspect of the journey. It is obvious all the hard work you have put into the business — and it shows through passion and flawless execution. I look forward to another chance to go on a Karoo Biking tour in the near future. Further I would be happy to serve as a reference for those considering this excursion of a lifetime.
Westminster, USA

Mark Hughes from Westminster, Colorado, USA

October 2010
Cape Town – Windhoek Tour

Dear friends bikers, do you dream of South Africa and Namibia ? Gravels roads, desert, wild animals and so many other wonderful sites are waiting for you.
Thanks to Karoo biking, which provided us with a true and efficient organisation, turning our dream into reality, during the November Tour.
Don’t waste time to prepare the tour, Jurgen knows quite well all the best places, which you will enjoy to visit. The level of accomodations fulfil pretty well the needs of the most demanding bikers. It was really top of the class. Adding here and there some surprises secretely and well prepared by Jurgen. We brought back eternel memories from a group of friends, sharing the pleasure of african sun set aperitives, sun rise breakfast, and more surprising an unbelievable diner in the desert, under a wonderful starry sky.
The strong professionalism of Jurgen and the tool box of Werner made us very confident in the Tour. (Nevertheless Jurgen could not achieved the conversion of the french group to the Shyraz red wine !! But with particular recovery efforts in the very last days)
Thanks a lot to them both for the friendly spirit they have showed all along the Tour.
For the future french candidates of this tour, I wanted to provide them with the here after comments from my french friends bikers, who took part of this wonderful adventure.
Martine & Alain
Toulouse, France

Martine & Alain from Toulouse, France

September 2007
Cape Town – Windhoek Tour

This was my third guided motorcycle tour with Karoo-Biking and definitely the best of the lot. I experienced a travel package consisting of perfect organisation, breath-taking routes – adapted to all skills levels – and very unique and exclusive accommodation places.
There were so many highlights in the course of this journey; Jurgen never failed to surprise us, his intricate knowledge of South Africa and Namibia, combined with awesome accommodation and fantastic culinary experiences made this a super trip. The other participants and fellow riders were just the cherry on top of the cake. We all had a splendid time.
One might be the opinion, that these journeys don’t come cheap, I definitely say it was worth every penny spent.
For my part, I am already planning the next tour with Karoo Biking, there are still so many places to see and roads to ride in Southern Arica.
Jurgen, one of your spoilt customers is threatening you with another order. I know you gladly accept this challenge,
I’ll see you next time.
The video clip below was recorded and edited by Jörg, in the course of his motorcycle tour in September 2007. Many thanks for giving Karoo Biking the permission to show this clip on our website. JM

Jörg Bollmann from Germany

September 2006
West Coast/Namibia Tour

Hi Jurgen,
Hope alls well with you. Just to say a huge thank you to Celia, you and your team for a quite unbelievable West Coast Tour in September. Some of the dust from my jacket has faded a bit but all the photos people keep sending means that memories are still strong! Im sure others on the trip have e-mailed similar thanks – we really got on so well and had a lot of fun. I can imagine that further trips between us may well happen!
I think I was probably the most nervous participant initially – having only had my license for 3 years and being a woman travelling alone etc. The guys at Huijs Haarlem sorted me out though and quickly after meeting you and Celia and the others on the trip, I realised no need for nerves. Bikers are nice people! And we all continue to learn etc. I think my riding improved through the ten days – I calculated that I did more miles on the trip than I had done on a bike previously! Im still not that keen on windy mountain passes at any great speed – but there was never a problem to let others pass whilst I took in the views!
It was a quite fantastic trip- some big miles for sure and the extent of gravel and off-tarmac riding took some people by surprise I know. I think having travelled in southern Africa before, I was less surprised by the distances and the condition of the roads were way better than many other countries in the region. Also, I think the fact that I had done a short course back home with BMW on off-road skills helped me. Travelling the distances, feeling the size of the country, being away from main roads and crossing into Namibia were keys to the trip for me. And then all those spring flowers through Namaqualand – quite amazing!
I think we all wished we could stay longer in all the guesthouses we stopped in. The accommodation and hospitality (and the wine) were fabulous. I felt bad leaving trails of red dust in most of them! My favourite stops though were the ones along the road – taking shade wherever it was and having Wagner pull up with cold cokes. Celia seemed to have an unlimited supply of goodies in her tank bag as well!
Definitely hope to be back soon. I had such a good time on all fronts that I cannot really imagine how to improve on a holiday. But Celia tells me that the Klein Karoo is even better…
Many thanks and all best wishes,
Brighton, England

Dr. Jennifer A. Elliott from Brighton England