Namibian Tour

11 Days


16 – 26 September 2024.

11 Days.

10 Nights.

From R27,900.00 per person sharing.

Single rooms subject to availability at the accommodation venues.

We recommend booking our Sand Experience in July 2024 to give you that added confidence on the sand roads.

What To Expect

We are going to Namibia – Land of the Brave, in September . . .

Heading to the small coastal town and domestic seaport of Port Nolloth on the Atlantic Ocean, we stop on route in the copper mining town of Okiep for lunch. Tonight, we meet the local riders over a seafood dinner with a rider briefing and last minutes checks before we head off on the gravel sections, and so the Namibian adventure begins.

We enter Namibia via the Octha cable ferry at Sendelingsdrift pontoon. Taking a scenic road all along the Orange River with a sandy patch or two, taking a break at Ais-Ais, where will take a dip in the healing hot waters before making our way towards the third largest canyon in the world – Fish River Canyon.

Direction Aus today, stopping on route at the Fish River Canyon viewpoint and the Canyon Farmyard for the first of the many ‘famous’ apple cakes Namibia has to offer – Apfel Streuselkuchen. Tonight, we experience true German & Namibian hospitality on the veranda at the Bahnhof Hotel.

Heading back towards the coast, we stop to tour the ghost town of Kolmanskop an amazing photo opportunity, before reaching the town, which is both on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and in the middle of the desert. Named after Adolf Lüderitz, founder of the German Southwest Africa colony, in time to explore this historical town offering superb German architecture.

We will be looking out for the wild Garub Desert Horses on route to our first stop, Helmeringshausen restaurant & beer garden for “The best apple pie in Namibia”, Apple Crumble, the second of the ‘famous’ apple cakes Namibia has to offer.

After some amazing gravel roads with unlimited vistas, we arrive at Betta an oasis situated on the beautiful South-Western outback of the Namibian Desert. A stopover to fuel your tank… and our stopover in the natural stone chalet. Where we will experience Namibian nights and admire a kaleidoscope of stars.

An early start sees the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei on the cards today, the ever-changing gravel roads take us to Sesriem, the entrance gate to Sossusvlei where we leave our bikes and take a shuttle to the dunes where you will have the opportunity to climb the dunes for the energetic traveler. In the afternoon we head to the settlement of Solitaire that has the most fascinating history. The town boast everything that a weary traveler requires from a pool, restaurant with cold beers, a tyre repair shop and even the most amazing bakery, and the third of Namibia’s apple cakes – Apfelstrudel, the most delicious apple strudel in town.

Another clear desert morning sees us heading north crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, via the spectacular winding gravel passes to the viewpoints of the Naukluft National Park ending up in the Walvisbay Harbour for a seafood lunch. Spotting Flamingos is on the cards for the afternoon thereafter we make our way on the coastal salt road to Swakopmund, offering cool climate and misty mornings, in this coastal town wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and the never-ending dunes of Namibia.

Today is a rest day of sorts, as we are still experiencing an adrenaline rush as we explore some of the tallest dunes on quad bikes. The afternoon is spent at leisure exploring what Swakopmund has to offer, tonight we dine in an authentic German restaurant, beer, eisbein and wurst are on the cards.

Heading inland via the Mountains of the Moonscapes, a site that could easily be used as a Star Wars set, we visit Welwitschia Mirabilis, is a long-aged plant with a lifespan of about 400 to 1500 years that is only found in Namibia and Angola. After a refreshment stop at the Goanikontes Oasis on the Swakop River we head to the Famous Namibian Spitzkoppe, for a tented camp experience soaking up the atmosphere of the red mountains at sunset, leading on to a braai with a million stars to keep us company.

Today is sadly the last day of the tour although there is still a lot to see, starting of early with amazing hikes and bushman painting sites to explore before breakfast. After bidding the majestic Spitzkoppe farewell we head to Windhoek on more gravel routes via Bosua Pass stopping for a snack lunch at the viewpoint overlooking the plains below the Khomas Hoghland Mountain range. Tonight, we celebrate and relive our experiences together at a Windhoek institution, Joe’s Beerhouse for more good beers and food.

Heading back to home today offers a few options: fly home from Windhoek airport and let SVRA arrange shipping of your bike, take the shortest route home via Botswana or add a few extra days and make it a leisurely trip home.

Trip Highlights

  • Sendelingsdrift Border Post, Pontoon Crossing
  • Ais-Ais Hot Springs
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Canyon Farmyard - Namibia's Best Apple Streuselkuchen
  • Luderitz
  • Kolmanskop Ghost Town
  • Helmeringhausen - The Original Apple Cake
  • Solitaire - Home of Namibia's famous Apfelstrudel
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Namib-Naukluft National Park
  • Sossusvlei - Dune 45 & the Deadvlei
  • Walvis Bay - Flamingos
  • Swakopmund
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Spitzkoppe - Bushman Paintings
  • Moonscapes - Goanikontes
  • Bosua Pass - Khomas Hochland
  • Windhoek - Joe's Beerhouse


~ The Tour starts in Port Nolloth, northwestern coast of South Africa.
~ Riders Briefing at 18h00 with dinner at 19h00.
~ Overnight & dinner in Port Nolloth.

~ Breakfast.
~ Border crossing via Sendelingsdrift Pontoon.
~ Swim in the Ais-Ais Hot Springs.
~ Overnight & dinner at the Canyon.

~ Fish River Canyon.
~ Canyon Farmyard - Namibia's Best Apple Streuselkuchen.
~ Overnight & dinner in AUS.

~ Kolmanskop Ghost Town.
~ Harbour Cruise.
~ Overnight & dinner in Lüderitz .

~ Wild Garub Desert Horses.
~ Helmeringshausen - The Original Apple Crumble.
~ Overnight & dinner in BETTA.

~ Sesriem.
~ Sussusvlei - Dune 45 / Deadvlei / Sesriem Canyon.
~ Solitaire - Home of Namibia's famous Apfelstrudel.
~ Overnight & dinner at Solitaire.

~ Tropic of Capricorn.
~ Namib-Naukluft Park.
~ Walvis Bay - Flamingos.
~ Overnight & dinner in Swakopmund (shared ablutions).

~ Rest Day.
~ Optional quad biking in the dunes.
~ Traditional German dinner in Swakopmund.

~ Moonscapes - Goanikontes.
~ Welwhitschia Mirabilis.
~ Swakop Riverbed.
~ Overnight & dinner at Spitzkoppe (shared ablutions).

~ Bushman paintings.
~ Bosua Pass - Khomas Hochland.
~ Joe's Beerhouse.
~ Overnight in Windhoek (shared ablutions).

Home at your leisure.

From R 27,900.00 sharing

Cost Includes

  • 10 Nights Bed & Breakfast.
  • 2x Lunches.
  • 3x Dinners.
  • Guided Tour.
  • T-Shirt & Sticker as a keepsake.
  • Back up vehicle & trailer.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel cost to Port Nolloth, Northern Cape.
  • Travel cost from Windhoek, Namibia.
  • All water & drinks.
  • Border crossing costs.
  • Fuel.
  • Toll fees.
  • Medicines & Medical expenses.
  • Meals unless indicated.
  • Medical, personal & property insurance.
  • Puncture repair equipment.
  • Gratuities - restaurants & accommodation.

Terms & Conditions (Cancellation Policy)

Right of admission reserved.

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

The balance payment 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, 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, motocross 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.

Min 8 / Max 14 for the tour to take place.

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 Customs Counter for cross border charge = R188.00 per bike & R295.00 per vehicle / trailer.
  • VISA – Most nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders, do not require a visa to visit Namibia for up to 90 days. But please confirm before booking.


Tour Difficulty The Namibian parts of the tour explores mainly good gravel roads that can offer loose gravel and some soft sandy patches depending on if the road grader has been to do maintenance lately. Some days could be long hours spend in the saddle, so stamina and a lot of off-road riding experience is a pre-requisite for this tour. We recommend booking our Sand Experience in July 2024 to give you that added confidence on the sand roads.

Currency – Namibia’s national currency is the Namibian Dollar (NAD / N$). It is linked to the South African Rand on a one-to-one exchange rate, and travelers may use both Namibian Dollars or the South African Rand in shops, lodges, markets and restaurants throughout Namibia.

Driving licence – The driving licence requirements in Namibia 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.

Yellow Fever – World Health Organisation (WHO) card with yellow fever vaccination if travelling from a yellow fever endemic country.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Namibian Tour