Why Southern Africa?

Some of the world’s best biking roads. Whether tarmac, gravel or pure off road, it’s all there.

The timing of the project is aimed at the dry season and to give people enough time to have a great
holiday and if you want to, you can be back home by Xmas.

The currency in South Africa is the Rand. The exchange rate at the time of going to press is
GB£1 = 20.5 ZA Rands, which means

  • At R20 for a pint of beer and R70 for
  • a fillet steak is less than £10
  • Seafood platter and a bottle of wine for £22
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant ZAR 100 (£5)
  • Meal for two at a standard restaurant (three course) ZAR 380 (£19)
  • Domestic beer ZAR 20 (£1)
  • Imported beer ZAR 25 (£1.20)
  • Cappuccino ZAR 19 (90p)
  • Petrol ZAR 12.94 per litre (64p)

The process is simple:-

  • Currently you will need a Carnet de Passages – Further information on that will be available from early 2016.
  • You drop your bike/s off with us or we can arrange collection for the specified loading.
  • You plan your ticket to arrive and collect during the corresponding available week in Cape Town.
  • For the return you drop off again in Cape Town when you are ready and the bikes will be shipped back when the container is full.
  • You collect from us I the UK or we can arrange delivery.


At this stage this is to register your interest and the dates and prices are estimates. This will be adjusted according to the majority requirement and our intention is to reduce the price even further which can be established once we have an idea of the number of interested people. The final prices and dates will be published early 2016.

Regardless of the dates that you choose and your planned routes, there will be a central event, possibly the Horizons Unlimited event (to be confirmed) that everyone can meet up with on a specific date or weekend. MotoFreight and our colleagues Econotrans will be at the event and for those who do meet up we will treat you to a T-Bone steak on the braai (BBQ) and a beer!

Additional pages will be made available with information and advice on Southern Africa together with contact information of tour operators to contact if you’d like to join their tours.

Register your interest.