Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

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4.5 Based on 13 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
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the magnificent Drakensberg MountainsSearch for the big 5 in Kruger National ParkCycle through vast mountain scenery, forests, waterfalls and canyons
The trip Cycling The Drakensberg & Kruger starts from and ends in Johannesburg. This is a bicycle trip that takes 12 days taking you through Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Badplaas, Golden Gate National Park and 6 other destinations in South Africa and Lesotho. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport and others.

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 13 reviews
Ian Cooper. Cycling the Drakensburg Ranges
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“Very well run trip with Jean-Paul Gardelli looking after us, Ende driving,fixing bikes and game spotting and Skhumbuzo ably assisting and telling stories. The guys turned out excellent meals every day on the road and kept a steady supply of liquorice allsorts to get us up the hills!”
MZD Cycling the Drakensberg
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“This was a first rate trip that made me very positive about South Africa. The whole experience was excellent with first class leadership of the guides that made its two weeks to remember for years to come.”
Drakensberg & Kruger
3 - Average
  • On Apr 16 2017
“This trip has all the attributes for an excellent trip. Smashing scenery. Wildlife. Good accommodation. However all the great ingredients can still be baked into a moderate cake.”
cycling drakensberg and kruger
4 - Very Good
  • On Apr 16 2017
“fabulous trip. Guides Tellis, Bevan and Tish were outstanding. Great selection of accomodations. all very unique”
  • 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 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinnersAll accommodation All transport and listed activitiesTour leader throughout (if booking incl. flights)Local bike hire
  • 8 days cycling with full vehicle supportMostly tarmac with two short sections on hard pack dirt roadsA few challenging climbs, most roads have little trafficGroup normally 4 to 14 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs9 nights lodges and chalets, 2 nights permanent tented camp 
  • 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 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 23 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 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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