The Home Of African Biking

Africa Bike Week is an annual event that brings Harley-Davidson® enthusiasts, riders, their families and friends from across South Africa to the eastern coastal town of Margate for the biggest free biker bash on the continent.

Expect great live entertainment, H-D® dealers, demos, exhibitions, trade aftermarkets, a Ride-In Bike Show, a Mass Ride and much more. It’s also a great chance for H.O.G® members to meet and interact with other riders from across South Africa.

Give It To Me Straight

Who's it for

Africa Bike Week is open to all riders and riding enthusiasts, especially Harley-Davidson® owners.

Where

Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

When

23 – 26 April 2015 (Thursday to Sunday)

Entrance Fee

Due to safety reasons and to address previous problems of congestion on the beach road, bike access to this area will be limited. Should you wish to take your bike into the official event zone there is a R250 PER BIKE registration fee payable on-line or at the Sasol garage when entering Margate from Shelly Beach. Payment is valid for the ENTIRE EVENT if you wish to ride in and park in this area (Beach Road only).

 Registration and payment of the R250 fee is optional: should you not wish to pay the R250 fee, FREE BIKE PARKING is available at the Boulevard Parking area behind the Margate Hotel or anywhere else in or around Margate.

 Access to the main stage is FREE but limited to available space on a first come first serve basis.

 On-line registration can be made on the Harley-Davidson Facebook page from Monday 16 March.

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Harley® Village

In the Harley® Village you will find:

Harley-Davidson® Dealer Tents where you can meet your favourite dealers and shop for dealer merchandise. Open from 10h00 to 19h00 daily (16h00 on Sunday).

The Harley-Davidson® Expo Tent where you can find the latest Harley® motorcycles with friendly sales staff to help you choose your new baby. Open 10h00 to 19h00 daily (16h00 on Sunday).

Official Merchandise Tent offering visitors Africa Bike WeekTM, Harley-Davidson® and H.O.G® merchandise and pins from 10h00 to 19h00.

Africa Bike Week - Margate Beach Front

Africa Bike Week - live entertainment Get ready for a jam packed weekend of local live entertainment! Bands will perform late into the night on the Main Stage on the beach. Grab a drink from one of the many bars throughout the venue.

H.O.G® members and invited guests can relax in the EDTEA Hospitality Deck (provincial government) in the heart of the Harley® Village. This is where riders will find member services and H.O.G® information.

Now is your chance to get to grips with the basics of riding at the H-D® Riding Academy at Africa Bike Week. Our Rider Crew will even be able to advise you on the K53 requirements to get your license. Open 10h00 to 18h00.

Margate Traders will offer quality local arts and handcrafts.

Get involved – find out more below

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Harley-Davidson® Hotel

Just before the Harley® Village is the Margate Hotel – renamed the Harley-Davidson® Hotel in true Harley® style during Africa Bike Week.

Free Demo rides are available at the Harley-Davidson® Experience Truck at the front of the Hotel from 09h00 to 17h30. Don’t know how to ride? The Jump Start allows you to experience riding a Harley® without the worry of balance. Helmets available for loan.

Don’t miss the Harley® Skills demonstration using 2014 Project RUSHMORE models in front of the Hotel on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 May between 13h00 and 14h00 and at the Shelly Centre from 08h00 to 09h30 on Sunday 4 May.

AFRICA BIKE WEEK™
ENTERTAINMENT

Line-up

Africa Bike Week™ 2015 is proud to present a line-up of top local artists at no cover charge.

There will be seating, standing and dancing space and big screens so no one misses out. A full listing of the entertainers will be released closer to the event – watch this space.

  • 10:00 - 14:30
    MC / DJ Robin J
    14:30 - 15:30
    The Barbosa Experience
    16:00 - 17:00
    Rene Mabotha
    17:00 - 19:00
    Robin J (Beach Party)
    19:00 - 21:00
    DJ Angie Khumalo (Beach party)
    20:00 - 21:00
    DJ Angie Khumalo (Beach party)
    21:00 - 23:00
    DJ Fistaz Mixwell (Beach party)
  • 10:00 - 23:30
    MC / DJ Robin J
    14:00 - 14:30
    Loki
    14:45 - 15:45
    Clint & Ghapi
    16:00-17:00
    Beyond Vocal
    17:15 - 18:15
    Rene Mabotha
    18:30 - 19:30
    Monark
    19:30 - 20:00
    DJ Angie Khumalo / Beyond Vocals / Madam Mayor
    20:00 - 21:00
    Clint & Co
    21:15 - 22:15
    Dilana
    22:30 - 23:30
    Jack Parow
  • 10:00 - 12:45
    MC / DJ Robin J
    13:15 - 14:15
    Owen Kay
    14:30 - 15:30
    Saving Silence
    15:45 - 16:45
    Shadow Club
    17:30 - 18:30
    Rene Mabotha
    18:45 - 19:45
    FLO
    20:00 - 21:00
    Georgia
    21:15 - 22:15
    Taxi Violence
    22:30 - 23:30
    Just Jinjer
  • 10:00-15:50
    MC / DJ Robin J
    13:00 - 16:00
    Variety of local artists

Africa Bike Week™ Activities

Mass Ride

Experience the sound and spectacle as thousands of bikes ride through the streets of Margate, or even better… get involved.

The Mass Ride departs at 10h00 (but get there around 08h00 to get a good spot) from the Shelly Centre roof-jumbo-Carousel on the last day of Africa Bike Week (26 April 2015).

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Africa Bike Week - Mass Rides

Ride-In Bike Show

The Ride-In Bike Show at Africa Bike Week attracts some of South Africa’s finest bike builders who compete in several categories.

Date: Sunday 26 April 2015 from 12:00

Entry forms at Information Kiosk opposite Main Carling entertainment bar.

For more information please contact us.

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Categories

  1. Freestyle Custom
  2. H-D® Lady of Harley® Big Twin
  3. H-D® Lady of Harley® Sportster
  4. H-D® Big Twin
  5. H-D® Sportster
  6. Modified Harley-Davidson®
  7. Café Bike
  8. Peoples’ Choice

Africa Bike Week - Harley-Davidson
Africa Bike Week - Ride-In Bike Show

Demo Rides

Come get a feel for the latest Harley-Davidson® bikes on the market.

Visit the Harley-Davidson® Experience Truck outside the Harley-Davidson® Hotel in Marine Drive and test ride your favourite for free*. Just don’t forget your bike license and protective clothing. Helmets will be available for loan. Pre-book in the Demo Area to avoid disappointment.

Learn to ride with the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy motorcycle training course and obtain your bike driver’s license on a Harley-Davidson® over a weekend.

*The Harley-Davidson® Motor Company reserves the right to refuse test rides under specific circumstances.

Africa Bike Week - Demo Rides
Africa Bike Week - Learn to ride

Outrides

The Oribi Museum, nestled on the boarder of the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, is proud to be an “outride” destination for all Bikers.

One gets to meander through the spectacular Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, coming out the top of the Gorge to find the Museum’s Bar and restaurant for a cold one and a bite to eat. The museum is open to all bike lovers, families and crews.

www.oribimuseum.co.za

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Sebenza Craft Village is a friendly venue, amongst the greenery you will find little wooden shops providing craft work.

The Indian Toon Tree is the heart of Sebenza Craft Village; she is very old in years but provides shade to all of her visitors and residents. Her branches stretch out to provide all with shade we treat her with loving care and she will last forever if treated well. On Weekends there is an outdoor flea market and only crafted items are sold. Our monkeys pop in every now and again to tease us they are so entertaining and our ducks swim on their pond with pride. The new part of Sebenza hosts many lovely restaurants and food outlets. Below is the Sebenza Family tree line of shops. Pop in anytime. You will be welcomed with a warm hello! There are two entrance Gates to Sebenza and plenty of safe parking.

The family of Sebenza Craft Village wish you and your family a safe trip.
Welcome to all of the bikers and family to the South Coast. Have fun and be safe!

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Africa Bike Week Galleries

Experience Harley-Davidson® history in the making where previous Africa Bike Year events forged legends of their own.

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Time Location Event / Artist
09:00-17:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Free Harley Demo Rides
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Riding Academy information
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Dealer tents
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Expo Tent & Official Merchandise Tent
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D & H.O.G Hospitality
10:00-23:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ/MC Robin Jansma
14:30-15:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage The Barbosa Experience
16:00 -17:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Rene Mabotha
17:00 - 19:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Robin J (Beach Party)
19:00-21:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Angie Khumalo (Beach party)
21:00-23:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Fistaz Mixwell (Beach party)
23:00-23:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Robin J (Beach Party)
Time Location Event / Artist
09:00-17:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Free Harley Demo Rides
10:00-18:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Riding Academy information
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Dealer tents
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Expo Tent & Official Merchandise Tent
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D & H.O.G Hospitality
10:00-23:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ/MC Robin Jansma
14:00-14:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage LOKI
14:45-15:45 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Clint & Ghapi
16:00-17:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Beyond Vocal
17:00-17:50 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Frecled Elvis
17:15-18:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Rene Mabotha
18:30-19:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Monark
19:30-20:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Official opening with Madam Mayor
20:00-21:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Clint & Co
21:15-22:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Dilana
22:30-23:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Jack Parow
Time Location Event / Artist
09:00-17:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Free Harley Demo Rides
10:00-18:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Riding Academy information
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Dealer tents
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Expo Tent & Official Merchandise Tent
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D & H.O.G Hospitality
10:00-23:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ/MC Robin Jansma
13:15-14:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Owen Kay
14:30-15:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Saving Silence
15:00-15:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Trial Bike Display
15:45-16:45 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Shadow Club
17:00-17:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Trial Bike Display
17:30-18:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Rene Mabotha
18:45-19:45 Harley-Davidson Main Stage FLO
20:00-21:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Georgia
21:15-22:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Taxi Violence
22:30-23:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Just Jinjer
Time Location Event / Artist
08:00-09:30 Shelly Centre rooftop Mass Ride Gathering
09:00-09:30 Shelly Centre rooftop Trial Bike Display
09:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Hotel Free Harley Demo Rides
10:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Riding Academy information
10:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Dealer tents
10:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Expo Tent & Official Merchandise Tent
10:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D & H.O.G Hospitality
10:00-11:30 Shelly Centre Mass Ride
10:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ/MC Robin Jansma
12:30-15:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Ride In Bike Show
13:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Variety of local artists

Partners

Harley-Davidson® thanks our official partners for their support at Africa Bike Week™

Contact Us

ABW Project Manager

Carl Frayne: 083 420 3259
Email: info@africabikeweek.co.za

 

ABW Event Vendors, Administration & Co-ordination

Tammy Frayne: 082 697 0047
Email: admin@africabikeweek.co.za

 

Local event Liaison

Vicky Wentzel: 082 812 7944
Email: vicky@wozaniafrica.co.za
www.wozaniafrica.co.za