Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger
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- No booking fees
- Bicycle tour
- 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
- Discover the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains
- Search for the big 5 in Kruger National Park
- Cycle through vast mountain scenery, forests, waterfalls and canyons
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.
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.
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- All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 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
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 08 June 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 June 2023, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 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.Visa
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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