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The Gravel Travel Motorcycle experience...


3 Days

Ride Grading

Gravel / Tar

60% /40%




New dates TBA

Places Available

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Overview of the Experience


When you sign up for this incredible 5-Star weekend away you'll realise this is not just an ordinary motorcycle tour but rather a riding experience. Perhaps you’ve seen our other motorcycle tours and always wanted to come along on an adventure with us, but you’ve never felt comfortable enough riding your bike off-road to make that booking. Well, that's where this tour is a little different, it's a fully packaged 5-star riding experience. You may be asking what that means, keep reading to find out...

We'll meet up on our starting day in the Cradle of Humankind in a stunning location. We'll introduce the SA Adventure team to you and get to know each other a little better over coffee and breakfast. Before we depart on our journey, we'll host a short yet informative off-road riding skills workshop that will help you to start building a foundation to apply the solid off-road techniques and skills you'll be learning over the next few days.


Heading out of the Cradle, we turn east towards Mpumalanga on a mix of stunning tar and gravel back roads, and this is where your riding experience really begins... Our highly experienced support crew will be stopping you along the way at some of the more challenging sections of the route. At these planned stops we'll be sharing some in-depth basic and advanced riding

techniques and skills with you that will elevate your confidence in riding your motorcycle off the beaten track.

The SA Adventure crew will also be supplying you with refreshments at each of these stops...

Lunch today is in the picturesque little town of Dullstroom. You'll have some time to look around and explore the town a little before heading out on the next leg of our journey where we will traverse down an abanded mountain pass, learn the correct techniques for riding in rutted conditions and experience some stunning scenery before arriving at our 5-star game lodge where we will be spending the next two nights in luxury. 

The next morning after breakfast we'll be working through some more advanced rider techniques with you on your bike before we head out on a circular off-road route around the Chrissiesmeer lake district. On this spectacular outride, we'll be teaching you the correct skills to boost your confidence riding in sandy conditions. We'll stop for a spot of lunch and some refreshments at the Billiard Room in Chrissiesmeer. Throughout the day you'll also learn to handle your machine on gravely, rocky terrain and we'll practice some more rut riding, turning and breaking skills with you before heading back to the lodge after a rewarding day of learning new off-road riding techniques. 

This motorcycle ride experience is suited to all levels of rider skills and is pillion friendly. We love motorcycles, so therefore this tour is open to any make of adventure motorcycle 600cc and above. As always on SA Adventure’s tours and events, we have a full support vehicle and trailer, as well as a qualified medic on-site for your safety, giving you further peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy this riding experience stress-free...

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2 nights at the 5-Star Dawsons Game Lodge, Mpumalanga

Set at the foot of Nelshoogte Pass, Dawsons offers luxury accommodation with superb cuisine and impeccable 5-star service. Dawsons is a place where the sun dances across the open plains at sunrise and sunset, painting the landscape a vivid combination of fiery red, orange, copper and gold. Large herds of Zebra, Impala, Springbok, Blesbuck, Eland and Wildebeest, slowly wander the savanna plains impervious to time and can be spotted from the back of an open-topped Land Rover on a sunset game drive. 

It is a place where dramatic mountains, waterfalls and perennial streams flow lazily from trout dam to trout dam. Surrounded by open space, where you can relish the freedom of timelessness, exploration and peace. The lodge offers spa facilities with spectacular panoramic views, an outdoor swimming pool and a large garden. It's a place of retreat, of absolute relaxation after a day filled with adventure learning new riding skills on your motorcycle.

Breakfast and dinner are included in your tour package.

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Tour Highlights

  • Breakfast in the Cradle of Humankind

  • Dinner and breakfasts are included

  • Stunning tar and gravel back road routes

  • Learning new off-road riding skills on the fly

  • Lunch in Dullstroom

  • Wetland nature reserve

  • Elandskloof Pass

  • 2 nights stay at the 5-Star Dawsons Game Lodge

  • Sunset game drive

  • Dawsons Lodge Spa

  • Chrissiesmeer lake district outride

  • Lunch at the Billiard Room

  • Skurweberg Pass 

  • Full support of the SA Adventure backup team 

Luxury motorcycle tour
Tour Highlights

What You'll Learn on the fly

This adventure motorcycle experience is for you if:

  • You’ve never ridden your adventure motorcycle off-road before

  • You’ve ridden off-road but would like an extra boost of confidence

  • You would like to further your off-road knowledge and learn new off-road riding techniques

  • You would like to invest in yourself and become a safer and more confident off-road rider


What you’ll learn from this experience:

  • Setting your motorcycle up for off-road riding

  • Body position on your bike for off-road riding

  • Tyre choice and pressures for your adventure motorcycle

  • Correct off-road braking techniques - especially for downhills and emergency situations 

  • Manoeuvrability on the motorcycle while riding in off-road conditions

  • Keeping the motorcycle upright in tricky off-road situations and at low speeds

  • Learn to ride ruts, mud, sand, water crossings and rocky terrain

  • Balancing and momentum while standing up off-road

  • Correct techniques for lifting the motorcycle if it falls

  • Adjusting the motorcycle to suit the rider

  • Twin-track techniques and practice

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Adventure bike training
Off Road Motorcycle training
What You'll Learn
Ride Grading

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So why go on an Adventure Motorcycle Tour with SA Adventure?

The answer to that question is simple: we know what we are doing! SA Adventure has been conducting off-road motorcycle experiences since way back in 2009. Our track record speaks for itself...

We have organized and led adventures from Peru to the Karoo and beyond. We have worked with and supported Charley Boorman, Billy Ward, Claudio Von Planta, Dylan Wickrama, Moto Aventures and Compass Expeditions. 


We pride ourselves on safety. Nothing is more important to us than your well-being while on your adventure. We have a full support vehicle and trailer, a lead and sweep rider and a medic on every tour. You always ride at the pace you are comfortable at and you have the support of our excellent backup crew. We have got your back! 


You can relax on your motorcycle adventure and rest assured that we have taken care of all the details to make your riding experience an unforgettable one.

Motorcycle route difficulty rating

This motorcycle tour has a Grade 2 rating.

Please see our ride grading system HERE 

SA Adventure motorcycle tour support vehicle
Dates and Pricing

Dates and Pricing

  • New dates TBA soon

  • R 7 399 per person sharing

  • Single room supplement at R 900

  • Only 10 places are available

  • Your luggage can go in the support truck

  • Guides, medic and support truck on the tour

  • GPS tracks supplied

  • Pillion friendly


  • 5-Star accommodation

  • Dinner and breakfasts

  • On-the-fly rider training and guidance

  • Sunset game drive at Dawsons Lodge

  • Full SA Adventure support team

Not Included

  • Fuel 

  • Lunches and drinks

  • Spa treatments 

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