Africa Bike Week™ is open
to all riders and riding enthusiasts
of all Motorcycles makes.


Court Crescent
East London
South Africa


27 – 30 April 2017
(Thursday to Sunday)


R200 entrance fee gives access to the main stage entertainment arena for the whole weekend! (All other activities and venues are free)

Live your Legend

Africa Bike Week™ is an annual event presented by Harley-Davidson® Africa and hosted by Buffalo City Metro. All motorcycle enthusiasts, riders, their families and friends from across South Africa and internationally are invited to attend the biggest free biker bash on the continent. In 2017 we are being welcomed to our new home – the quaint beach town of East London.

Expect great live entertainment, H-D® merchandise,  Free Harley-Davidson®test rides, trade markets, a custom Bike Show where you can see spectacular bikes, 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 the globe.


Register online for FREE access to the event and stand a chance to win a brand new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

Terms & Conditions apply. The Winner must have registered online, and must attend the event. The motorcycle shown here does not necessarily represent the colour and type of the actual prize.

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, East London

welcomes ABW2017!


Live entertainment

A festival of music with top bands and live artists

Traders & Expo

View the latest Harley® motorcycles and Official Rally Merchandise

Demo Rides

Free Demo rides are available each day. 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.

Mass Ride

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

The Mass Ride takes place on Saturday 29 April 2017. Times and venue to be announced

Self-guided Off-Road Tours

Two hour, 4 hour and 5 hour pre-approved tours are being arranged by Adventure Focus


Africa Bike Week 2017 offers a full programme of entertainment for the whole family.  The trading market and exhibition, wine bar and demo rides from Harley-Davidson® and Jeep are offered daily.  There are stunt shows on Friday and Saturday. Settle down at the main stage for live entertainment.

When The Parlotones met in 1998 in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, little did they know that they would go on to write one of the greatest Rock ‘n Roll stories South Africa had ever seen. Their hard working, humble attitude, dedication and commitment to their music has seen them enjoy a career that has spanned over 15 years, achieved multi-platinum selling status and accumulated numerous awards.

Black Byrd

BlackByrd’s sound is firmly rooted in pop-country with ballads about love and heartbreak. BlackByrd have released two studio albums and have performed as opening acts for various international artists.

Taxi Violence

Taxi Violence is a rock band from Cape Town described as blues-infused, retro rock with a pinch of sleaze and bourbon. They are influenced by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and  Nirvana and have released five studio albums.

Desmond & the Tutus – South African rock band

Black Byrd – Cape Town’s favourite pop trio

Goodluck Band – electronic rock with a hint of pop & jazz

The Muffinz ♦ Red Tape Riot ♦ Gangs of Ballet

Monark ♦ Goodluck Band ♦ Georgetown


Majozi – Johannesburg Jazz musician

Loki Rothman – South African guitar virtuoso

Jack Parow – Afrikaner rapper

DJ Mobi Dixon

DJ Cue

DJ Blackman

DJ Charlie Deepstar

DJ Robin Jansma

Africa Bike Week Galleries

Experience previous Africa Bike Week events, where legends were forged.







Africa Bike Week™ Partners

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

Contact Us

ABW Project Manager

Carl Frayne:
Tel: 083 420 3259

Administration & Vendors

Tammy Frayne:
Tel: 082 697 0047
Vendor Application Form

Local Event Liaison

Sondlo & Knopp Advertising
Zola Sondlo: 043 722-1558