How to Rent a Motorcycle in the Most Beautiful City in the World with GS Africa

It’s that time of the year again, a time all about sunshine and blue skies. Yes, summer in South Africa provides one with a true African experience, with its dynamic and diverse cultures, breath-taking scenery, and wildlife like no other. And although South Africa and beyond makes for pleasant and exciting adventure motorcycling all year round – with some of the best subtropical weather in the Southern Hemisphere and with over 2500 kilometres of the best beaches in the world to ride and explore, summer in South Africa is a brilliant time to be spent riding the coastline and open roads, chasing waterfalls, tasting award-winning wines, braaing, and photographing unbelievable sunsets and wildlife.

If you’re looking to rent a motorcycle this summer and ride through South Africa to Namibia, Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe or Mozambique, don’t think about it, just do it. As one of the leading motorcycle rental agencies in the Southern Hemisphere, affiliated with Eagle Rider in the USA, at GS Africa, we take care of your entire motorcycle tour adventure, so you don’t have to. What this means is that we collect riders from the airport, we plan their entire route, and we make sure they are booked into the best hotels or B&B’s along the way.

So how does one go about renting a BMW motorcycle in the sunny city of Cape Town and driving through one of the world’s most beautiful countries? Whether for yourself, a friend or a family member, the first step to an African dream adventure ride would to be over 21, provide us with a full valid national or international unendorsed Motorcycle Riders License, and a Passport or Identification Document.

Secondly, riders would have to download our daily rental rate sheet and book the number of days to rent the bike, the type of bike they would like to rent, their riding gear, and the GPS system and accessories they would like. What about insurance? On our daily rental sheet, which can be found under our frequently asked questions, you will find that our daily rental fee includes standard comprehensive insurance cover of the motorcycle with an Insurance Excess Deposit payable for each model.

To understand our insurance coverage a little better, we suggest that riders familiarize themselves with our insurance options, which can also be found under our frequently asked questions. However, it’s important to understand that once riders are off on their journey, it will be up to them to make sure that the bike is not damaged in their possession. Keeping in mind that incidents do occur – whether scratched or dented – the damaged parts will be replaced at the prevailing BMW Motorrad dealer at retail cost, including labour. A quotation will be obtained and repairs will be carried out at the cost of the rider.

What about mechanical faults and breakdowns? Unfortunately, this can happen – even BMW’s experience mechanical faults. If this should occur, riders need to ensure that they are at a fuel station if possible. They will need to call GS Africa on +27 (0) 82 904 8228 or +27 (0) 71 515 3808 and we will immediately contact the nearest BMW 24 hour On-Call Roadside Assistance service (available in South Africa only). In the event of us locating an alternative service provider (in close enough proximity), we will assist as soon as possible.

At GS Africa, we care about everything from giving you a choice of exciting rental motorbikes to guiding you through every mile, smile, and mountain road and coastline in South Africa and beyond. To learn more, visit our website and look under our Q’s and A’s, you will find everything you need to know. Or, contact Paul or Candi-Lee at GS Africa.

Make a Booking with GS Africa Rentals & Tours

The Southern tip of Africa is one of the most beautiful, exhilarating spots on the planet. The back of the bike is the best place to see – well, pretty much anything. Nothing beats the thrill of the open road, the wind buffeting you as you connect with the elements at high speed, sitting on a machine perfectly engineered for this moment – the adventure. At GS Africa, we get that. And we want to make it perfect for you. Your comfort and safety are right at the top of our list. That’s why we make sure that our fleet of beautiful bikes is well-maintained, reliable and available.

Make a Booking with GS Africa and enjoy a fun-filled and safe BMW Motorbike Rentals & Tours to all areas of beautiful South Africa. Lets Get Started!

You will be spoilt for choice: we offer an assortment of luxury BMW Motorcycles and Harley Davidson Motorcycles – as well as Yamaha Scooters. You know that BMW are dependable, comfortable and safe bikes with 24 hour roadside assistance. And who wouldn’t want to cruise South Africa’s wide open spaces on a Harley – your quintessential tourer!

We know you’re raring to go, so take a quick moment to browse our great selection of motorcycles, listed alongside their detailed specifications and prices. Then take your pick!

We are always here to help. For any queries please feel free to contact us. Your adventure starts here.

Cape Town to Inhambane on the BMW G 310 GS

This could be one of the most extraordinary trips to take place now and in the world with the newborn “BMW G 310 GS”! In the “light” of the older sister who has already done several laps to Earth, this “little GS” wants to prove that the bikes also “do not measure up to the spans!”

From Portugal I have the “blessing” of Francisco, who does not have a Vatican but has the “MT MOTOR”! In South Africa take note: Paul, Petreaux and Candi from “GS AFRICA” are the most sought after by all who want to venture on two wheels in the Continent of all dreams.

“Cape Town” is a unique and non-transferable setting. You have to touch her to absorb her. I´ve been here with “mine” not long ago. This time I have time just for a brief “hello”. Even because this time the “Cape Town” did not come in the script. I landed yesterday in Johannesburg and that was where my traveling companion should be. But the “Little GS” had no transportation and basically had 3 alternatives:
– Wait 3 days for her to arrive
– Give up the motorcycle trip
– Pick up a plane and go get it at 1400Kms of distance

What did you do ?! That´s what I did!

And so began today the trip, from “Cape Town” to Inhambane, 2400Kms … Wow! In Africa! Kiss me … here are some moments when I stopped, I took the camera and shot. It always takes some courage to break the rhythm. Today especially and unexpected to me, the cold was the worst enemy. And tomorrow will continue to be … well disguised by a blessed blue sky!

Your attention now to the most extraordinary moment of the day !!!

Somewhere on the road I meet a European. Italian. On two wheels. Without motor. Coming from Tanzania! What moment! Right now while I´m having dinner, I exchange some messages with Alessandro “Seeking Ale” to find out where he is. This photo was the one who took it…

That´s life on the road. Today I made just over 430kms. I´m in Beaufort West. Tomorrow I´m going anywhere near Johannesburg which is more than 930Kms.

Because the real “Stars” of this trip are very far … a few days away … are the “Musicians of Inhambane” in Mozambique … this is the project that sets me on the road, and it´s for there we go … me and the “Little GS”!

GS Africa New Premises

Cape 2 Kyalami: 5 Day Bike Tour

5 Day Bike Tour with Continental Tyres & Look What You’re Missing.
Supporting partners: GS Africa Rentals and Tours, South African Airlines, Skaris Tours
Duration: Tuesday 23 May – Saturday 27 May 2017
Cost: R9800 incl VAT per rider on own bike
Pillion or seat in the support vehicle: R8500 incl VAT

WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY
Dinner, bed and breakfast from the 23rd May to the morning of the 27th May
Accommodation is per person sharing – single occupancy rooms can be arranged at an additional cost. Couples will have their own room Lunches.Refreshments and fuel at own cost.
Qualified Guides, tour medic and support vehicle.
George from Skaris Touring and Henk from Look What You’re Missing

Download the brochure here…

Route: Cape Town – Knysna – Hogsback – Clarens – Johannesburg
Each day there will be a tar option and a dirt road option.
Tickets to South Africa Bike Festival: Standard ticket for Friday, Sky Lounge VIP Ticket for all day Saturday (Total ticket value R1,295) includes 5 meal vouchers and 10 complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks all day.

Available to Adventure bikes and Cruisers
Minimum 650cc motorbikes of any type in roadworthy condition.
Filming of the tour and experience
You get to take home a DVD of your trip filmed by Look What You’re Missing!

For more details:
info@spoek.co.za or call 082 588 6886

Download the brochure here…