Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

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4.7 Based on 37 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7769
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the magnificent Drakensberg mountains
  • Search for safari animals in Kruger National Park
  • Cycle through vast mountain scenery, forests, waterfalls and canyons
Starting and ending in Johannesburg, the tour "Cycling The Drakensberg & Kruger" is a guided bicycle trip that takes 12 days. You will be traveling through Kruger National Park, Drakensberg, Graskop and 6 other destinations in South Africa and Lesotho. "Cycling The Drakensberg & Kruger" is a small group tour 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, past dramatic rock formations, through abandoned gold mines, baboon-inhabited forests and tranquil natural waterfalls. Partway 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 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.
  • Day 1: Start Johannesburg; transfer to Golden Gate Highlands 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 a scenic ride on edge of the Songimvelo Game Reserve and onto our lodge
  • Day 7: Cycle to Kruger National Park through the Kaap River Valley
  • Day 8: Game drives in Kruger National Park
  • Day 9: More game viewing, transfer to Hazyview
  • Day 10: Cycle to Sabie and onto Graskop; visit Mac Mac Pools
  • Day 11: Ride along the Panorama Route to God's Window via Bourke's Luck Potholes; afternoon ride to Blyde River Canyon
  • Day 12: Drive to Johannesburg, end
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, five lunches, five dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • E-bike hire
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 37 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Simply the best!
This was our first cycling holiday with this tour operator 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... Read more
  • 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... Read more
  • 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... Read more
  • 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... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 July 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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 traveling 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.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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