Amazing wildlife, stunning scenery and challenging roads have encouraged Australian-based motorcycle travel company World On Wheels to add a South African tour.
WOW Tours, formerly Ferris Wheels Motorcycle Safaris, now have a portfolio of 10 international tours on four continents.
The inaugural tour this October is already fully subscribed and they are taking advance bookings for next year. It’s a three-week program, starting in Cape Town and finishing in Jo’burg.
The company is run by husband-and-wife team Mike and Denise Ferris who personally escort all their tours.
Denise admits the South African addition is long overdue.
“South Africa is a destination we’ve been constantly asked about over many years and we finally found the time to address the demand,” she says.
“As well as the world famous wildlife parks which everyone is keen to visit, the country has some fabulous wide open spaces and roads which just seem perfectly designed for riders.”
The tour offers riders a choice from the full range of BMW GS motorbikes and takes in some spectacular coastal scenery before heading inland to traverse Lesotho and Swaziland, two land-locked and mountainous countries.
The tour includes a visit to Kruger National Park Game Reserve – but the bikes are left outside!
MotorbikeWriter and Mrs MBW went on the inaugural Tacos ’n’ Tequila tour of Mexico late last year and can thoroughly endorse their professional tours that come with a personal Aussie touch.
Mike says their tour demographic is 80% Aussies, 10% Kiwis and 10% the rest of the world with about 200 customers a year.
“We love doing what we do with Aussies because we speak the same, eat the same and share the same sense of humour. But we also get a few Brits, Europeans and Americans.”
The full itinerary for South Africa and other tours is now available on their webpage.