eSwatini Weekend Adventure

4 Days

Overview

28 Nov – 01 Dec 2024.

4 Days.

3 Nights.

From R 4,950.00 per person sharing.

Partner perfect whether on their own bike or as a pillion.


Previously know as The Kingdom of Swaziland – eSwatini, means “Land of the Swazis”.

The weekend adventure kicks off early on Thursday morning in Nelspruit / Mbombela. Heading in the direct of Barberton and up the Saddle-back Pass, with a picnic brunch on the pass before entering eSwatini via the Josefsdal / Bulembu Border. The route passes the historical Havelock Mine and via Pine Valley to the world’s largest exposed granite dome, and our first overnight – the Sibebe Rock Resort.

After breakfast, the adventure takes us on a scenic gravel route via Luve to the magnificent Maguga Dam, with a capacity of 332 million cubic meters of water & a wall 115 metres tall is the highest dam in the region, where we will stop for lunch. Making our way via the Tea Road, so named following a failed bid to establish a tea plantation in the 1970s, stopping for a sundowner at the Royal Swazi Sun before heading down the Malkerns Valley and our 2nd nights lodgings – Malandela’s Bed & Breakfast. Dinner will be at the Farmhouse Restaurant & Pub on site.

Saturday morning, after breakfast at Malandela’s B&B we make a quick stop at Swazi Candles Centre; features not only the famous Swazi Candles factory shop but another nine creative shops, perfect opportunity to pick a trinket for that loved one at home. We will then be departing eSwatini via the Lundzi / Waverley border post along the lakes to Chrissiesmeer & John Jacks Inn. Dinner will be at the Billiard Room.

After brekkie on Sunday morning it’s a leisurely ride home…

Trip Highlights

  • Geo Trail and Bulembu Border Post
  • Historical Havelock Mine
  • Sibebe Rock which is the world’s largest exposed granite dome
  • Malkern’s Valley and Malandela’s House of Fire
  • Magnificent Maguga Dam, with a capacity of 332 million cubic meters of water & a wall 115metres tall is the highest dam in the region
  • Tea Road, so named following a failed bid to establish a tea plantation in the 1970s
  • Famous Swazi Candles factory shop
  • Ride along the lakes at Chrissiesmeer

Itinerary

Mbombela - Saddle-back Pass - Sibebe Rock

We meet at the Caltex Garage below BMW Motorrad Mbombela in Nelspruit at 10am to be riding by 11am. A Picnic Brunch is served at a viewpoint before entering eSwatini via the Josefsdal / Bulembu Border, The route passes the historical Havelock Mine via Pine Valley, to the world’s largest exposed granite dome, and our first overnight spot, the Sibebe Rock Resort.

Luve - Maguga Dam - Tea Road - Melkerns Valley

After breakfast, we will depart on a scenic gravel route via Luve in the direction of the magnificent Maguga Dam where we will stop for lunch. To Malandela’s via the Tea Road, with sundowners’ en-route back at the Royal Swazi Sun. Dinner will be at the Farmhouse Restaurant & Pub.

Melkerns Valley - Waverley - Chrissiesmeer

Saturday morning, after breakfast at Malandela’s B&B we make a quick stop at Swazi Candles Centre; features not only the famous Swazi Candles factory shop but another nine creative shops, perfect opportunity to pick a trinket for that loved one at home. We will then be departing eSwatini via the Lundzi / Waverley border post along the lakes to Chrissiesmeer & John Jacks Inn. Dinner will be at the Billiard Room.

Chrissiesmeer - Home

Sunday morning, after breakfast a leisurely ride home

NOTE - Tour starts in Mbombela and finishes in Chrissiesmeer

From R 4,950.00 sharing

Cost Includes

  • 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast
  • Picnic brunch on Saddle-back Pass
  • Guides routes
  • T-Shirt & Sticker as a keepsake
  • Back up vehicle & trailer

Cost Excludes

  • Travel cost to & from the event / tour
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Fuel & toll fees
  • ALL Drinks & Waters
  • Puncture repair equipment
  • Medicines & Medical expenses
  • Additional visa / cross border fees
  • Gratuities - restaurant & accommodation

Terms & Condition (Cancellation Policy)

Right of admission reserved.

A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place on a tour / event.

The balance is required in full 30 days prior tour / event date.

50% of the balance payment is refundable up to 7 days prior to tour / event date.

Less than 7 days prior to tour / event date no refund what-so-ever.

One month prior to tour / event entries are subject to availability at the lodges.

Participants welcome to put their luggage in the back up vehicle at the meeting point – 1 bag per person (MAX 45lt), soft luggage ONLY, no panniers or top boxes.

Participants to have own medical insurance & general insurance for themselves, their property and motorcycle (incl. Cross Border where applicable).

Open to all makes of road legal dual purpose / adventure motorcycles (600cc+), you do not need to own a BMW.

Participants are required to wear FULL protective riding gear including full face riding helmet, full finger riding gloves, riding or ballistic jacket, riding trousers, hydro pack, motorcycle riding boots (No other boots will be allowed).

Vented and / or rain gear as weather dictates.

Arrive with a full tank of fuel.

Please make sure you are prepared for any emergencies that may arise, especially punctures.

Please make sure you have sufficient allergy and / or scheduled chronic medication and take it as prescribed.


Border Crossing Info & Costs

Cost subject to exchange rate

  • PASSPORT – You will need a six-month valid passport with at least 3 empty pages.
  • VEHICLE / MOTORCYCLE BORDER CROSSING -Remember to check your vehicle license disc to make sure it’s valid past your return date to South Africa. IF FINANCED – if your vehicle is subject to a financial lease, hire purchase or loan agreement you will need a certified copy of your motorcycle registration paper (Natis documents). If the vehicle you’re driving / riding is not yours you will require a letter of authority in the form of an affidavit from the registered owner or the financial institution and a letter from your insurer giving you permission to take it across a border. IF NOT FINANCED – you will need your original motorcycle registration document (Natis documents) and a letter from the insurer allowing you to cross a border.
  • INSURANCE – Check with your vehicle insurance that you are covered when travelling out of the country.
  • AT THE BORDER – Immigration Counter for Passport stamp and Immigration for road tax, payable by credit card only!
  • VISA – Most nationalities, including South African passport holders, do not require a visa to visit eSwatini for up to 30 days. But please confirm before booking.

Other

Currency – eSwatini national currency is the Lilangeni. South African Rand notes are widely accepted. Larger cities and tourist facilities accept credit cards. ATM’s are widely available. Contact your bank to ensure that your cards will work in eSwatini.

Driving licence – The driving licence requirements in eSwatini  state that you must have a full driving licence (including motorcycle) that is valid in your country of residence. An international driving licence is also required if your driving licence is not in English.

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eSwatini Weekend Adventure