FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

On Any Day adventures is a small family run business, established on 3 basic principles… a love for experiences, a passion for motorcycling seated in the golden era of street scramblers, combined with the beauty, art and rich history offered by this beautiful place we call home.

Why not join us as we offer you full immersion into the traditions and culture whilst exploring anything from artistic treasures to culinary specialities, all packaged in the true style of the golden era of the street scrambler.

WE LIVE TO RIDE … on ANY DAY.

How do the tours work?

With each tour you get a professional motorcycle guide that will always be present throughout the tour duration.

You will be able to follow a rider with local knowledge. He/She will also give you insights on local culture and history. And will be able to judge possible ride extensions or short cuts depending on weather and group riding skills

On multi day or annual journeys your luggage will be transferred for you in the support vehicle.

Another amazing advantage of our guided tours is the possibility of meeting new motorcycling friends from all over the world. It makes a big difference in sharing a trip with like-minded riders even if you live thousands of miles apart.

How do I reserve a place on one of your tours?

Send an email to info@onanydayadventures.com requesting availability for your desired tour.

What type of hotels do you use?

Our focus is to give our guests a flavour of South Africa. We have chosen small to medium sized 3/4 star boutique hotels and lodges, which offer comfort, friendliness and a welcoming atmosphere.

See itineraries for details.

What level riding ability do I need to have to take part in your tours?

We look for confident riders – not fast ones. You need to be able to ride any type of terrain on a street scrambler – from tar to off-road. Off road riding will be in-line with beginner to intermediate skilled riders.

Should I be concerned about traffic?

Traffic can get busy in cities. Although this can be quite unsettling for riders used to more disciplined traffic conditions, it should not intimidate you. However, on Multi Day or Annual Adventures, you won't have to deal with such commotion. The tours keep away from peak hour traffic in busy cities and the traffic outside of town on the back roads is absolutely fine.

What about safety in South Africa

All of our ‘Day’ and ‘Multi Day’ tours will be led by Damian who has over 35 years of riding experience – from race track to dirt track.

Tours to local hotspots in and around Gauteng will sport a local guide (also referred to as an ambassador), that is familiar with the area we are visiting. A full briefing will lead into each adventure and all (if any safety concerns will be discussed). We aim to bring you the beauty of South African and the richness of the community and therefore our tours are carefully crafted to offer you the authentic experience without compromising your safety. We have personally done these tours many times to ensure that they remain relevant and safe for all to enjoy.

Bearing all the above in mind it is advisable to avoid public display of valuables and jewellery as well as cellphone to avoid petty theft. Likewise, wallets should be kept in riding jackets to avoid pick pockets.

What is the timing for booking and paying?

Upon reserving a place on a tour you will be charged 10% of the total cost of the tour you have booked.

60 days prior to tour start the balance will be due.

What if I have to cancel?

If you decide to cancel the tour for whatever reason, the rider will have the following penalties:

  1. a) up to 60 days - 10% loss.
  2. b) between 60 and 30 days - 50% loss.
  3. c) after 30 days - 100% loss.
What happens if there is fault with the rented motorcycle during the tour?

During a guided tour there is a support vehicle and a guide which will offer all the help you need to get the bike going again. If the bike has a terminal fault, you will be able to take the motorcycle guide's bike to continue the tour, until yours is repaired.

If the support vehicle isn't present on the tour, we are not far away from one of our bases, so help will be at hand really quickly.

Motorcycles used by us are recent bikes which are meticulously maintained by official brand dealerships, and have an unblemished track record.

What happens if I have an accident?

If during the tour you have an accident, the support vehicle (if available) and the guide will do all that is possible to get the bike going again if it is safe to do so. In the event that this is not possible, you can continue the tour in the support vehicle or interrupt the tour. In this instance, no refunds to missed tour days will be given.

Please note our motorcycle tours are not races. You are here to tour not to compete. Safety first, without obviously spoiling the ride.

The guide on tour has the authority to take a rented motorcycle off the hands of any participant, who is clearly endangering himself and other guests.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your own:

  • Riding jacket and boots (or sneakers as you prefer)
  • Rain suit
  • Riding gloves

Open faced helmets can be rented from us provided that you reserve your helmet when you make a reservation (to ensure stock and sizes).

It will be advisable to check the weather forecast before you arrive and to pack appropriately. Night time in South Africa can get a little chilly so please pack appropriately.

Do I need to wear a helmet or other protections?

Helmets are mandatory. You can either bring your own or you can rent an open-face helmet from us which includes riding goggles. We have a limited number of helmets in various sizes available for rent. Please be sure to book one of these in advance if required.

We recommend you to ride with a riding jacket and gloves.

What if I need medical assistance?

You will be transported to the nearest hospital for treatment.

Medical Insurance is compulsory. We do not cater for this, you should source independently.

First aid is guaranteed to anyone.

What is my liability for damages and theft on the rented motorcycle?

Each motorcycle is assigned a damage deposit of R5,000.00

This is the maximum liability that you have in the event of damages to or theft of the motorcycle.

All rental bikes are insured for damages to third parties or to the transported passenger

Are there any exceptions when the liability isn't limited by the damage deposit?

Yes, there are:

1) If the rider/renter was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

2) If the rider/renter intentionally damages the motorcycle or commits a serious driving offence.

3) If, in the event of theft, the full set of keys are not returned (i.e. the bike was stolen because the keys were in the ignition)

4) if there are crashes between two rented bikes. All bikes are in the same ownership. Insurance does not cover one against one self. This is especially important for damages to persons. The renter will then be held personally liable for any injuries and damages caused to the other rental bike and its occupants.

How is the damage deposit taken?

We will hold the R5,000.00 amount of the damage deposit in cash or on a VISA or Mastercard on rental day start. Please make sure you have enough funds to cover this. Don't count on this sum during your ride as this is held and unavailable for you.

IMPORTANT! Please ensure that your bank and credit card company know that you are coming to South Africa and that the damage deposit will be going through. If the damage deposit is not authorised, the rented motorcycle will under no circumstance leave the premises and is considered a last minute cancellation.

When will the damage deposit be released?

The damage deposit will be released as soon as the motorcycle is returned in the same conditions as it was when it left the rental. If there are damages, these will be priced up and the balance of the damage deposit will be then released.