Our small vibrant operation offers a brand of motorcycle tours based on the simple premise that most people prefer riding in small uncluttered groups and enjoy the freedom of the open road with like-minded people. The overnight accommodations are always diverse avoiding sterile 'hotels'. Meals are varied and appetizing, the overall ambiance of the overnight stops adds to the enjoyment of the tour enhancing the overall experience. All our accommodators are handpicked and enhance the entirety of the tour and are more often than not owner run.
The nature of the tours is such that pillions are equally comfortable on tour as long boring A to B riding is avoided with well-planned routes on the countries best roads, which are many. Our motorcycle tours are mostly road based with the occasional ride on quality gravel in and out of the occasional viewing site and/or overnight spots. Less experienced riders are taken care of and the small group nature of the motorbike tours allows the experienced riders to enjoy their bikes!
Joe along with wife Rae and daughters Jade and Erin live in Johannesburg or Jo’burg, as it is affectionately called. Situated on the Highveld (highlands) at about 1, 700 meters above sea level, being the most populace city with in excess of 10 million people and the hub of the South African economy.
Joe established Due-South Motorcycle Tours back in 2007 as a method of blurring the lines between work and play. Riding several thousand kilometres each year taking every opportunity to get out of the big city in order to ride the brilliant roads South Africa is blessed with. You are invited to come along on a special ride...
Our motorcycling ethos lends itself to avoidance of the usual tourist traps while focusing on the purity of riding a superb motorcycle in a small intimate group whilst traversing of the planets most superlatively diverse landscapes. Enjoying excellent and diverse accommodation with good food and a beer or two in the evenings… often a bottle of quality SA wine has been known to be enjoyed…
Sharing a motorcycle trip with like-minded people adds to the overall enjoyment. Memories are made of this...
Reasons given for choosing a specific operator are many and varied. Hopefully the set below will strike a chord with you and you will choose Due South based on our uncomplicated and simplistic outlook on motorcycle touring:
Joe guides each tour and prides himself on offering an overall package which will ensure the rider and pillion leave this beautiful country with fond memories and an itch to get back for more.
Riding with Due South will allow you to enjoy the experience gathered over the past decade ensuring you enjoy the best routes, best sights and best stops en route. We expose you to the quaint local spots many tourist simply miss out on. You will not feel like a tourist!
We avoid the regimented “formula” mentality so often associated with the overly commercial motorcycle tour offerings; which unfortunately have become commonplace.
The bikes are all current model and low mileage making for superb, reliable riding.
We recognise that overnight stops and meals are an event in themselves. The spots are all handpicked and unpretentious; rather designed for a great overnight experience as opposed to sterile ’hotel’ stop.
This point cannot be overemphasised... All tours are capped at 7 bikes (unless a group booking), this ensures the overall experience for all is enhanced; encouraging great camaraderie and high spirits. Experienced riders, newbies and pillions alike are comfortable with the pace and experience overall.
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