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ROUTE 62- JOHANNESBURG TO CAPE TOWN (7 DAYS)

*Average price includes bike and accommodation (for 1 person/6 nights/7 days).
Price for an additional passenger around 1100 Euros. Subject to final quotation. Guide not included.

Total: approximately 2000 km – one way 

Road from Johannesburg to Kimberley (6h00 – 480 km)

Kimberley is the capital city of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. It’s known for its 19th-century diamond mines, like the deep, hand-dug Big Hole. Nearby, the Kimberley Mine Museum is a re-creation of the town in its heyday, and displays jewellery and uncut diamonds.

Kimberley Club Hotel

Night at Kimberley Club, an iconic place in South Africa.


Kimberley to Graaff-Reinet (5h30 – 475 km)

After a lunch in Colesberg halfway, discover the magnificence of the Karoo desert through the "Valley of Desolation" en route to Graaff-Reinet.

Night in Drostdy Hof Hotel and Spa, which will  certainly remain one of your best memories of this trip. Luxury and gastronomy for a well deserved rest after 2 days of long riding time.


Graaff-Reinet to George via Oudtshoorn (5h30 – 475 km)

Here starts your ride on the famous Route 62, certainly as iconic in Africa as the Route 66 in the USA. Ride, breathe, enjoy !

Oudtshoorn, where you will stop for lunch, is known for its ostrich farms and rests along the Route 62 wine route. The nearby Cango Wildlife Ranch is a conservation park offering animal petting. To the north, the Cango Caves are a 20-million-year-old network of limestone chambers.

Visit an ostrich farm and ride an ostrich, it is always a fun experience.

Night in George (1h ride time). On the famous "Garden Route", this city is a popular summer holiday destination where you will enjoy the breeze of Indian Ocean en route to the Atlantic Ocean you will reach soon.


George to Franschhoek via Barrydale (5h00 – 400 km)

George – Barrydale (2h30 ride time) Lunch pause at Karoo Saloon, well known by bike lovers.

Karoo Saloon : an authentic biker’s bar

Barrydale – Franschhoek (2h30 ride time).

It's time to enter the Wine route and its wonders. Wine tasting is an utterly charming way to discover this world-famous part of South Africa. When paired with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture and awe-inspiring food, it becomes one of Cape Town’s most beloved activities for visitors. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

Night in Franschhoek.


Franschhoek to Cape Town (1h00 – 90 km)

At last the Mother city is right in front of your eyes. Get prepared to be overexcited by the atmosphere of this incredibly beautiful city. From the top of the Table Mountain to the pristine beaches, discover the 8th wonder of the world.  It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa. Be careful, you could be one of them soon after your visit.

Cape of Good Hope – Cape penguins on Boulder’s Beach

For this first day in Cape Town, take the road to Cape Point and take your own "i was here" picture. on the way back, don't forget to visit the famous Boulder’s beach in Simon's Town and its photogenic Cape penguins. Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park,  which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora.

Night in Cape Town.

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Cape Town to Paternoster (around 3h30 round trip – 300 km)

This day will be dedicated to ride to Pater Noster, on the West Coast. This trendy little West Coast village has managed to retain its authentic fishing village feel despite the upmarket rubbing shoulders with the historical. A bustling little gem, the town is renowned for its picturesque little beach and the nearby Tieties Bay rock formations. A worthwhile visit. Night in Cape Town.

Night in Cape Town.


Cape Town to Hermanus  (around 3h30 round trip – 300 km)

Hermanus is famous for southern right whale watching during the southern winter and spring and is a popular retirement location. The whales can be seen from the cliffs in the town centre as early as June and usually depart in early-December.

Bike drop-off at rental location in Cape Town.


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CANYON & KRUGER PARK (6 DAYS)

*Average price includes bike, game drive, most of the meals and accommodation  (for 1 person for 4 nights/5 days). 
Price for an additional passenger around 990 Euros. Subject to final quotation.

Total: approximately 1130 km  

Collins' Lion farm : walk with lions/ Horseback Safari (option) (1h00 –  75 km)

Take a relaxing and out of the ordinary ride for this 1st day. Go walking with young lions and observe their nature and habits. Experience the feeding of majestic adult lions and interact with the young cubs and why not get up close to wild animals in a private game reserve on a superbly trained horse with knowledgeable and dedicated guides.

Night at Collins' farm.


Road from Cullinan to Dullstroom (2h30 – 230 km)

Dullstroom is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, it is one of South Africa's premier flyfishing destinations. The town features the highest railway station in South Africa at 2,077 metres above sea level as well as at the foot of De Berg, the highest point in the province at 2,332 metres. This city and the surroundings areas are well known for their fishing farm and their breathless Mountain landscapes.


Road from Dulstroom to Pilgrim’s Rest (1h30 – 115 km) 

Pilgrim's Rest is situated on the magnificent Panorama Route on the eastern Escarpment region of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The entire town of Pilgrim’s rest has been declared a national monument. Here, visitors can relive the days of the old Transvaal gold rush.

On 22nd September 1873 Pilgrim's Rest was officially proclaimed a gold field and the scatter of tents and elementary shacks soon grew into a flourishing little village complete with sturdy brick houses, shops, churches, canteens, a newspaper and the well-known Royal Hotel. Within a year there were 21 stores, 18 canteens, 3 bakeries and all sorts of other interesting establishments. Interestingly, the diggers called it Pilgrim's Rest because here, at long last, after so many failed dreams they had truly found their home.

Today, Gold Panning is still supported and practiced by people from all races, genders and ages. There is plenty to do and experience here. From exciting curio and craft shops to fascinating historical sights, one can never be bored. Interesting historical sites include old church buildings, namely Sacred Heart Church, St Mary's Church, Methodist Church and Dutch Reformed Church, Dredzen Shop and House Museum, Historic Cemetery, Joubert Bridge, Digging Museum & Gold Panning and the Printing Museum.

There is an abundance of gorgeous arts and crafts shops where one can purchase pottery, stained glass, weaving, hot glass and even custom crockery. Other exciting activities include horse riding, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking and golfing. The Mount Sheba Nature Reserve boasts a series of outstanding walks offering spectacular scenery.

There never was a more beautiful or romantic spot to have a gold rush than Pilgrim’s Rest. This spectacular area is richly imbued with a diversity of natural, cultural and historic gems. The uniqueness of this historic village is vividly evident in its museums and historic sites. The beauty here is unsurpassed. Pilgrims Rest offers all visitors a fascinating look into the past and captures the spirit of a former era and its people in their quest for gold. It is definitely well worth a visit.

Night in Blyde River Canyon.


Discovery of the Blyde River Canyon (ride at leisure – around 3 to 4 hours)

The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, located in Mpumalanga, and forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) in length and is, on average, around 750 metres (2,461 ft) deep. While it is difficult to compare canyons world-wide, Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on Earth, and it may be the largest 'green canyon' due to its lush subtropical foliage. It has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. It is the second largest canyon in Africa, after the Fish River Canyon, and is known as one of the great wonders of nature on the continent. Possibly the best view in the whole of the Blyde River Canyon is of the "Three Rondavels", huge, round rocks, thought to be reminiscent of the houses or huts of the indigenous people, known as rondavels. This canyon is part of the Panorama Route. This route starts at the town Graskop and includes God's Window, the Pinnacleand Bourke's Luck Potholes.

We recommend lunch at Potluck Boskombuis Restaurant

Night in Blyde River Canyon.


Blyde River/Kruger Park – Sabi Sand (2h00 – 110 km)

 

Night in a luxurious game lodge in Kruger Park.


Kruger Park/Johannesburg (6h00 – 470 km)


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THE AFRICAN GRAND CANYON (3 DAYS)

*Average price includes bike and accommodation (for 1 person for 2 nights/3 days). 
Price for an additional passenger around 450 Euros. Subject to final quotation. Guide not included.

Total: approximately 1000 km  

Road from Johannesburg to Dullstroom (3h – 220 km)

Dullstroom is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, it is one of South Africa's premier flyfishing destinations. The town features the highest railway station in South Africa at 2,077 metres above sea level as well as at the foot of De Berg, the highest point in the province at 2,332 metres. This city and the surroundings areas are well known for their fishing farm and their breathless Mountain landscapes.

Night in a fishing farm in Dullstrom.


Road from Dulstroom to Pilgrim’s Rest (1h30 – 115 km) and discovery of the Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, located in Mpumalanga, and forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) in length and is, on average, around 750 metres (2,461 ft) deep. While it is difficult to compare canyons world-wide, Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on Earth, and it may be the largest 'green canyon' due to its lush subtropical foliage. It has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. It is the second largest canyon in Africa, after the Fish River Canyon, and is known as one of the great wonders of nature on the continent. Possibly the best view in the whole of the Blyde River Canyon is of the "Three Rondavels", huge, round rocks, thought to be reminiscent of the houses or huts of the indigenous people, known as rondavels. This canyon is part of the Panorama Route. This route starts at the town Graskop and includes God's Window, the Pinnacleand and Bourke's Luck Potholes.

Night in Blyde River Canyon.


Road back from Blyde River to Johannesburg (4h30)

As this tour can easily be ridden in 3 days, we recommend that you stay an extra night in Pilgrim Rest to enjoy all wonders of the Blyde River Canyon.


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THE LOST CITY (2 DAYS)

*Average price includes a bike, accommodation and 2 activities (for 1 person for 1 night/2 days).  
Additional passenger around 350 Euros. Subject to final quotation.

Total : approximately 300km  

Hartbeespoort Dam – a popular hideaway for Joburgers

Hartbeespoort Dam (also known as Harties) is an arch type dam situated in the North West Province of South Africa. It lies in a valley to the south of the Magaliesberg mountain range and north of the Witwatersberg mountain range, about 35 kilometers west of Pretoria, 30 minutes far from Johannesbourg. The name of the dam means "pass of the hartebeest" (a species of antelope) in Afrikaans. (Lunch on the dam or on top of the mountain with cable car)

2 of the following activities (to choose from) are included in the price:

Monkeys  bush baby sanctuary

You will be able to connect with primates and capuchin monkeys which are given a new lease on life at Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary.  Previously raised as household pets, or bred for the pet trade, monkeys are introduced to a wild world laden with waterfalls, lush vegetation, natural mountain springs and the chance to reside in as natural and environment as possible. Not only are tours highly informative, but it creates awareness toward the benefit of releasing primates into sanctuaries where you will enjoy the splendour of a natural environment to the fullest.

and/or Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephant Sanctuary has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience, elephant back riding and overnight accommodation. Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary. Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to the elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with them. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it.

and/or Lesedi Cultural Village

Venture into the heart of South Africa and enjoy a unique experience at the Lesedi Cultural Village, which celebrated several traditional cultures of South African people. Learn about the tribes that compose the Rainbow Nation, enjoy plentiful authentic cuisine, and take part in traditional dances.

Night in Sun City – A palace, a casino and a real oasis in the middle of the bush.


One day in Sun City and Pilanesberg Game reserve

You will discover the awesome fantasy land of the Sun City Resort, a luxurious and glitzy oasis set deep within the African bushveld. Definite favourites among visitors include the Valley of the Waves (entry ticket included in the price), the Lost City Maze, gaming at the main Sun City Hotel, Waterworld, the internationally acclaimed golf courses and walks through the gorgeous and intriguing gardens.

Possibility (and strongly recommended !) to stay an additional night and organise a safari in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.


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LIONS WALK & BUSH SPA (2 DAYS)

*Average price includes bike, accommodation, dinners and activities  (for 1 person for 1 night/2 days). 
Price for additional passenger around 350 Euros. Subject to final quotation. 

Total : approximately 300 km  

Take a relaxing and out of the ordinary ride for 2 days. The Collins farm is the unique place where you can interact with lions and ride horses in the wild. Ukuthula Spa treats you to steam baths and massages in the middle of the bush! Both places are in a stunningly beautiful wildlife area. They are specialized in an exclusive and personal experience. Those are places where you'll find yourself at home from the moment you arrive. A place you'll want to come back to again and again and you'll never forget.

Walk with lions/ Horseback Safari (option)

Go walking with young lions and observe their nature and habits. Experience the feeding of majestic adult lions and interact with the young cubs and why not get up close to wild animals in a private game reserve on a superbly trained horse with knowledgeable and dedicated guides.

Night at Collin’s or Ukuthula depending on availability and your preference.


Ukhutula spa

Then, continue your journey to Ukuthula which is a day spa with a difference. Born out of a love for Africa fused with the French spirit of its owner. An original and unique blend of the best Africa and Europe has to offer.

Each unforgettable visit to Ukuthula involves an invigorating mix of massages, steam baths and exquisite food and drink, all enjoyed within the calm and soothing atmosphere of the African bush filled with an abundance of birds and wildlife; leave feeling relaxed refreshed, reinvigorated… and ready to return.


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