More than just a cycling holiday this is an in-depth exploration of the north-eastern corner of South Africa, combining a traditional game-viewing safari with sightseeing, a cultural and historical insight and cycling.
Outdoor Travel is offering a 10 Day cycling safari of South Africa, starting from $3780 per person, twin-share.
Exploring by bike allows you to discover the vast panoramas of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Cycle in the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world, through plantations of citrus, avocado and macadamia and visit a massive limestone cave system, admire the rock formations of the Blyde and Treur Rivers, wonder at the magnificent views of canyons, escarpments and mountains, and see the remains of an Iron Age African kingdom.
The tour starts at Johannesburg airport and ends in Hoedspruit, a farming community with a good airport, gateway to the Blyde River Canyon reserve and Kruger National Park.
The highlight is the opportunity for wildlife encounters by bicycle, on foot and by vehicle. Kruger National Park is renowned worldwide for its diversity and density of wildlife, including the iconic animals of Africa – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo, joined by cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, antelope, vultures and eagles, and so many more.
Stay in the National Park and also stay in private game reserves where you may spot giraffe, impala or zebra while cycling, or cheetah and elephants while walking with expert guides.
Departs: 10th March, 7th April, 5th, 19th May, 2nd June, 18th August, 1st September, 6th October, 2019.
Includes: 9 nights in selected 3-star hotels, lodges or guesthouses; full board from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 10; bicycle hire; entrance into Kruger National Park and Mapungubwe National Park; arrival transfer from Johannesburg airport to Hoedspruit; departure transfer to Hoedspruit airport; cycle tours, game drives and activities as per itinerary; support vehicle.
Not included: Flights, drinks, visa / passport charges, personal expenses, gratuities. Transfer from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg and extra nights of accommodation can be arranged at extra cost.
E-bike hire: From $390 per E-bike – availability strictly limited, please request when booking.
Grading: Moderate – daily cycling ranges up to 40 kilometres over varied terrain, from mostly flat to undulating with some steeper climbs. We cycle mostly on gravel or paved roads, quiet country roads with little traffic whenever possible. The pace allows for rest stops and photo opportunities, and the tour should present little difficulty for anyone who is a regular cyclist.