The Worlds’ Best Biker Tour: The
RHINO TOUR & MORE
TOUR & MORE starts with an official Welcome Party, at the Trader Bar in Sun City, hosted by SA Bike magazine (South Africa’s leading motorcycle
magazine - circulation 30,000 monthly), the organisers of the
Rhino Rally. SA Bike, also organise two other rallies the
Impala Rally, and the Paradise Rally.
The tour travels via highest point in South Africa, over
the scenic Long Tom Pass and via the breathtaking Panorama Route stopping at the quaint gold digger’s
town of Pilgrim’s Rest. We then drive north to view the Three Rondavels at the incredible Blyde River Canyon – the only green canyon in the world.
We visit Kruger Park for a 4 x 4 game drive,
then Swaziland and the Royal Swazi Sun hotel, followed
by the Battlefields Tour Dundee and Glencoe, with a
small ceremony at Islandlwana, then Fugitive
Drift and then Rorkes Drift, and then
to two days at the Rhino Rally itself. After a small
stop in the Drakensberg Mountains with an evening
dinner cruise on the lake - it is then onto the Sibaya
Resort at Durban, on the Dolphin Coast, via the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
The tour is designed to include local bikers from South
Africa in the first stage, finishing the tour at the Rhino, but it will be marketed internationally via
magazines, and motorcycle web portals, but it will also be
marketed directly to biker clubs.
Simon had travelled all over South Africa and he has a keen
interest in history. He also knew that a lot of people would
be fascinated by the Battlefields areas which are close to
Harrismith. Visiting the lush country of Swaziland and seeing
the wildlife of Kruger Park, not to mention Sun City and
Durban Casino Resort would also be a major draw. It was
important that the tour was like a ‘road movie’, and had a
goal of reaching the sea by heading south.
The TV series 'The Long Way Down' and the Fifa
2010 World Cup, are also factors stimulating interest in
motorcycling in South Africa. People see things on television
and think ‘I would like to do that myself’ says Simon.
Motorcycles can be hired in South Africa via the booking
website or shipped from the UK by a specialist motorcycle
shipper. Prices are on the booking website: Crystal
Sports Partners, partner
in the venture is Tes Proos, Crystal
Events based in the Cape, South Africa. Tes has
twenty years experience in the travel business and worked for
Sun International, Africa’s leading hotel chain. Other
companies assisting us are Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Ltd
with 32 offices in 22 countries - voted Air Cargo Charter
Broker of the Year - ACW World Air Cargo Awards 2007, 2008
& 2009. We have very competitive air fares already, and we
have very competitive airfares organised via TD Travel, the UK's largest independent travel agent.
Our booking website is at: http://www.crystalevents.co.za/
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