Welcome to Southern Africa
The rates and dates for 2017 are now available in the trip calender on the right and in each tour page.
E-bikes available for Hire
We have extended our bicycle fleet and are now able to offer E-bikes for Hire on all of our cycling tours in South Africa.
Relax on Chapman's Peak Drive - South Africa's most beautiful road
Southern Africa is a world in one region. Its wealth is comprised of many natural resources and attractions as well as a rich diversity of people who live here and continue to practise their cultures, all of which are fascinating. You can experience all of this in a region having a pleasant climate with one of the highest numbers of hours of sunshine in the world, and the only region worldwide where the traveller does not have to worry about changing time zones. In addition, southern Africa has the opposite seasons to both Europe and North America.
Cycling, Hiking and Adventure Tours in Southern Africa
Reward after a desert hike - a sundowner in the Namib Desert
Travelling in small groups of between 8 and 15 guests, together with African Bikers’ enthusiastic tourist guides, you will experience the great outdoors firsthand. With African Bikers, you will experience dreamlike beaches at the edge of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, dense indigenous forests, dry and hot savannah landscapes, snow-capped mountains, cultivated wine regions as well as unique African wildlife, and a great deal more on our cycling, hiking and adventure tours in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Uganda, Tanzania and Madagascar.
Cycle Tours in South Africa
Many single trails lie parallel to the coastline
We have revised our successful Mountain bike tour South Africa. One will cycle on carefully selected trails, some of which are used for the popular Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race. These trails lead one through the Cape Winelands, the Klein Karoo and along the Garden Route, the tour terminating with spectacular game viewing at the ADDO Elephant National Park.
Ndebele women in traditional wear
The Eastern South African Cycle Tour is a roundtrip which takes one through the Eastern Drakensberg, the Kruger National Park, the tiny but friendly Kingdom of Swaziland as well as the iSimangaliso Greater Wetland Park and the uKhahlambra Drakensberg Mountains, the latter two having been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In general, while en route, one will stay overnight in one place for two consecutive nights and go on fascinating excursions per bicycle and on foot into the savannah, bush and mountain landscapes of Swaziland, Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
At the start of the Cape Town Cycle Race
A special highlight is the Cape Town Cycle Race – former Cape Argus Cycle Race.
The route leads one along the periphery of the Cape peninsula in its entirety and takes place annually on the second Sunday in the month of March. In order to prepare for this event, one has a choice of two cycling routes. on the Road Bike Tour Garden Route to Cape Town, one will cycle overland from one guest house/hotel to another en route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Should one chose to join the Road Bike Training Camp in the Cape Winelands, the route will lead one along quiet country roads through the Breede River Valley, which is well known for its very good quality wine.
Cycling & hiking train tour to the higlights of Namibia
During August the best month of travel we tour Namibia the comfortable way by means of the charter Train Desert Express. You are visiting the most beautiful places in the Country and have the choice of either using a bike or walk, thereby gaining a wonderful intense experience of its incedible nature. Further Information you find here
Cycle Tour in Uganda
Mountain Gorilla in Western Uganda
Further north of the Equator, one has the opportunity to discover Uganda on a Bicycle or while trekking. The amazing landscapes and altitudes reaching 5154m, rainforests, animal rich national parks through which one can cycle, chimpanzee and gorilla trekking, combined with unbelievably friendly local inhabitants, guarantee an interesting and unique Africa experience.
Cycle Tour Madagascar
Ringtailed lemur - one of many indigenous animals of Madagascar
Join us on a cycling Tour of Madagascar. The hospitable Malagasy as well as unique flora and fauna await the visitor while cycling along a divergent route, partially on gravel, but mainly on a tarred surface, through the cool and comfortable green Highlands. Hikes through the renowned Ranomafana National Park, Anja Reserve and I‘salo National Park offer close encounters with different types of lemur, chameleon and, of course, the magnificent baobab trees. Tulear, lying at the edge of the warm Indian Ocean, entices you to swim.
Hiking vacation in South Africa and Namibia
Meals with flair whilst hiking through the Namib Desert
The combined Hiking Tour in South Africa and in Namibia links the highlights of the south-western side of the continent. During e long hikes of between 1 and 6 hours, you will discover the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain as well as the bizarre Cedarberg Mountains. They are combined with a descent into and an ascent of the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, and, more particularly, a multi-day hike in the Namib Desert. One of the many highlights of this tour is sleeping on field stretchers for two nights under the awesome African stars.
The final day of the Otter Trail : The View Overlooking Nature's Valley Beach
The very beautiful Otter Trail is new in the programme and this trail will lead you for the duration of 5 days along the warm Indian Ocean and through the Tsitsikamma National Park, where good swimming opportunities are to be found in close proximity to the basic log cabins where you will overnight. Prior thereto, we will have hiked on Table Mountain, Lion‘s Head and in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve as well as through the Bosmansbos Wilderness Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is very rich in unique protea and erica plants.
African Bikers puts great emphasis on personal attention and service, thereby ensuring that your holiday with African Bikers remains unforgettable. In addition to Jens and Andreas, African Bikers employs English-speaking tour guides, who live in southern Africa, and based on their personal experience, will introduce you to this fascinating region and ignite your enthusiasm for this continent.
Individual Travel Requests
There are many building-blocks and individual extensions available. Irrespective of whether or not these extensions are 3 days Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park, searching for the BIG 5 in Kruger National Park, a swimming holiday at the beach, or relaxing in the wine regions of Cape Town, talk to African Bikers. Cape Town is our home, and we are the local specialists. We would look forward to spending an unforgettable holiday with you in southern Africa.
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