Tour operator

Great African Outdoors Motorcycle and Safari Touring CC, a subsidiary of Absolut Tours & Safaris CC, hereafter referred to as GAO.

Tour booking form

With your signature on the booking form you agree to accept these terms and conditions as a binding contract between GAO and yourself, the participant. GAO cannot accept any tour participant without a duly signed booking form. Please read the terms and conditions below carefully.

Release and waiver

Every participant on a tour operated by GAO is required to accept and sign a release and waiver form of rights before the start of the tour.. GAO cannot accept any tour participant without a duly signed release and waiver form. A copy of the release and waiver forms can be provided by GAO.

Reservation and deposit

A booking deposit of 25% of the total tour price is required at the time of booking. This deposit secures a place on the tour. The balance is due 30 days before the tour starts. If the total balance has not been received 30 days before departure of the tour, GAO reserves the right to treat this reservation as cancelled and charge the relevant cancellation fee.

Motorcycle rental/safety deposit

Rental motorcycles are provided as part of the tour package. The type of motorcycle will depend on the booking that has been made. The images of the motorcycles on the website do not always represent the exact version of the motorcycles provided. All of the bikes have panniers. If and when necessary, GAO reserves the right to substitute the motorcycle confirmed to tour participants. GAO strives to ensure that all participants ride the motorcycle they have requested, and is very proud of their record of doing so. Unfortunately, at times, certain unexpected and uncontrollable situations arise which may require the substitution of a motorcycle. This includes, but is not limited to, mechanical failure, collision damage and theft. Should GAO not be able to replace a confirmed motorcycle with the confirmed type or similar, a prorated refund for the difference in models will be refunded to the participant. This constitutes the maximum liability of GAO. A safety deposit i.e. excess of ZAR12.500-00 (on tar) and ZAR18.000-00 (on tar + gravel) has to be paid at the GAO rental centre at the time of hand-over of the motorcycle at the beginning of the rental period. The amount of this safety deposit is equal to the amount that is deductable by the vehicle insurance.


GAO reserves the right to adjust the amount of this safety deposit and insurance deduction without any notice. This safety deposit will be refunded upon return of the undamaged motorcycle to GAO. Some rental centres require a separate rental contract for the rental motorcycle to be signed at the rental station. The rental period cannot be interrupted due to the inability to ride by a renter or for any other reason. During the tour GAO is not obliged to replace a damaged motorcycle.

Price of tour includes

The items included in the tour price are listed on other pages on our website. The tour price includes hotel accommodation in double, twin or single rooms.

Room allocation

A limited number of single rooms are available a an extra cost on a first come first served basis, however, availability cannot be guaranteed. GAO will attempt to find a roommate for riders not specifying single room on their booking form.

Price of tour excludes

All items not mentioned as included (found under the heading “excluded” at the beginning of each itinerary) and all items of a personal nature.


GAO assumes no responsibility for loss, damage or delay in delivering baggage to tour participants. Baggage turned over to GAO for transport each day is done so at the participant’s own risk. Baggage insurance is recommended.

Cancellation fees