Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

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4.5 Based on 37 Reviews
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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
  • +8
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  • Discover the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains
Starting and ending in Johannesburg, the trip "Cycling The Drakensberg & Kruger" is a guided bicycle tour that takes 12 days. You will be traveling through Badplaas, Graskop, Golden Gate National Park and 6 other destinations in South Africa and Lesotho. "Cycling The Drakensberg & Kruger" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

This two wheeled adventure takes us through stunning mountain scenery and past dramatic rock formations, through abandoned gold mines, baboon inhabited forests and tranquil natural waterfalls. Part way through the trip we dismount our bikes and spend two days on safari in Kruger National Park where we have the chance to spot lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffes and various other wild animals. From Kruger we continue our pedal powered journey along the panorama route before ending at the mighty Blyde River Canyon. With perfect road surfaces and idyllic sunshine, there is surely no better way to experience eastern South Africa than by bike.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 37 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Simply the best!
“This was our first Exodus cycling holiday and it wont be our last! The scenery was varied and beautiful, the hotels were better that I was expecting and the cycling was challenging but manageable and a great way to see the countryside.We were able to ride at our own pace through out the trip, with one of the guides at the front and one bringing up the rear and breaks every hour or so for water and snacks.Food from the Exodus Mobile Kitchen was excellent - every meal was something different and we were often the lunchtime the envy of other tour groups! The buffet meals in the hotels were also good - a range of options to suit everyone.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 06 2019
4 - Very Good
Drakensberg & Kruger
“Correctly graded as challenging, the first few days were harder than I expected with the altitude and head winds. It was quite cool there too, so a warm and windproof layer is essential in the misty conditions, arm warmers were handy too. The Blyde Canyon ride is long, but you start early (earlier than the trip notes suggest, and without breakfast before setting off); the first and last thirds have an uphill bias but the middle part is a really nice undulating section - the wonderful views are a great distraction too. Its an enjoyable trip, with some good biking including some fabulous descents safe enough for some good top speeds, and we certainly saw more wildlife than I was expecting - take some binoculars, youll be glad you did.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 04 2019
5 - Excellent
Cycling and Safari in South Africa
“This was a good trip with a great balance of cycling and safari. However, there are some really long transfers between days, not just the transfer to and from the airport. With 14 in a 14 seater mini bus it was not the most comfortable of journeys, especially for the men with their larger shoulders.Make sure you do some training before you go as there are some long hills, which require endurance. The guides were most helpful and encouraged everyone. They also prepared some good meals, taking into account everyone's dietary needs.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 13 2018
4 - Very Good
Better than expected
“While the scenery, the riding, the safaris were everything we hoped for, what really made the trip were the guides. Peter with his excellent knowledge, Bradley with his encouragement and concern, Vuyo, with his driving skills and always being there, made the trip so enjoyable. They had great insights, a great sense of humour and their efforts enabled us to do it all.”
  • Day 1: Start Johannesburg; transfer to Golden Gate National Park.
  • Day 2: Ride over a spectacular mountain pass with a chance of spotting wildlife; transfer to Northern Drakensberg and cycle to our lodge.
  • Day 3: Cycle to the Northern Berg before hiking and a chance to swim at a waterfall.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Dundee; afternoon ride to Rorke's Drift Museum.
  • Day 5: Transfer to Badplaas before getting on the bikes for a great ride to our lodge.
  • Day 6: Transfer followed by scenic ride on edge of the Songimvelo Game Reserve and on to our lodge.
  • Day 7: Cycle to Kruger N.P. through the Kaaprivier Valley.
  • Day 8: Game drives in Kruger N.P.
  • Day 9: More game viewing, transfer to Hazyview.
  • Day 10: Cycle to Sabie and on to Graskop; visit Mac Mac Pools.
  • Day 11: Ride along the Panorama Route to God's Window via Bourke's Luck potholes rock formations; afternoon ride to Blyde River Canyon.
  • Day 12: Drive to Johannesburg, end.
  • All accommodation All transport and listed activities
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Johannesburg are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger tour. You can cancel the tour up to 91 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 90 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 January 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 90 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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