Average daily distance: 55km (34 miles)
No. of days cycling: 8
Vehicle support: 100%
Terrain and route: mostly good tarmac with some sections on good, compact dirt roads and a few challenging climbs. There is very little traffic on the vast majority of the route.
6 nights lodge, 5 nights chalets or permanent tented camp. Most properties are small, privately owned establishments that are clean and comfortable and most rooms are en suite, with the exception of the accommodation in Drakensberg and Kruger, which have shared toilets and shower blocks.
10 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 9 dinners included.
The trip has 8 days cycling, averaging 55km/day, and 100% vehicle support. The cycling is mostly on paved roads or relatively good-condition dirt roads.
There is a mix of terrains including some undulating rides, flat, downhill and uphill sections. The support vehicle will be at hand, especially for the hard uphill sections. Most of the rides will be on roads with little traffic though there may be sections with some traffic.
Cycle Safety You should be aware that cycling of all kinds has its dangers and that accidents can happen from time to time. Please ensure that you are properly prepared for the riding you are going to undertake. Helmets must be worn by all cyclists in South Africa.
Legal Note: all group members joining this tour will be asked to sign an indemnity form at the start of the holiday. This indemnity form is a requirement of the South African Tourism Service Association which our local supplier is a member of. As a client of Exodus Travels Ltd, your rights under the Package Travel Regulations (1992) are unaffected, and Exodus remains liable for the actions of our sub-contractors.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 14 plus leader. Minimum age 16.
Cape Town Extension
You can extend your trip by visiting Cape Town, Africa’s most exciting city. Please see trip notes or talk to our sales team for more information.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate cycle holiday grading system, where a cycling trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Moderate/Challenging. Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide to your cycling holiday only. In all cases you should refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
Cycling: Our cycling holidays come in all shapes and sizes; from gentle self-guided trips in the Veneto, to tackling the High Atlas in Morocco, or exploring the length of Vietnam.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.