Welcome to Southern Africa
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
Relax on Chapman's Peak Drive - South Africa's most beautiful road
Southern Africa This is a whole world within one region, whose riches in natural attractions are just as fascinating as the variety of cultures and people who live here. And all of that in a comfortable climate with one of the highest number of sun hours in the world. When the grey winter in Europe begins, the summer greets South Africa. And: southern Africa is one of the only regions in the world, which you can reach without having to worry about changing time zones, with the opposite seasons to Europe and North America!
Cycling, hiking and adventure tours
Reward after a desert hike - a sundowner in the Namib Desert
Dreamlike beaches on the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, dense indigenous forest, dry-hot steppe, snow-capped mountains, cultivated wine regions, the unique African wildlife – you can get to know all this and more on our cycling, hiking and adventure tours in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Uganda, Tanzania and Madagascar. Traveling in small groups of between 8 to 15 guests with our enthusiastic guides you will experience the great outdoors first hand.
Cycle tours, South Africa
Many single trails follow the coast line
For 2016 we have improved our successful Mountain bike tour South Africa. Besides biking onto Table Mountain, who just recently became one of the new wonders of the world, we bike on carefully selected trails in Cape Winelands, Klein Karoo and Garden Route. Some of the trails where used for the popular Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race as well. At the end enjoy some great game viewing in Addo Elephant National Park.
Ndebele women in traditional wear
The highlight of Eastern South African cycle tour takes us on a round trip through the Eastern Drakensberg, the Kruger National Park, the tiny but friendly kingdom of Swaziland and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the iSimangaliso Greater Wetland Park and the uKhahlambra Drakensberg Mountains. We usually stay in one place for two nights and go on fascinating trips in the steppe, bush and mountain landscapes of Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
At the start of the Cape Argus Cycle Race
A special highlight is the Cape Town Cycle Race – former Cape Argus Cycle Race – following the circumference of the Cape Peninsula. It always happens on the second Sunday in March. In order to prepare for the event you can choose between two cycling routes. On the road bike tour along the Garden Route to Cape Town you cycle overland Inn to Inn from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. If you join the road bike training camp in the Cape winelands you will be riding on quite country roads in the Breede River Valley, known for its very good wine.
Cycle tour Uganda
Mountain gorilla in western Uganda
Further north on the equator we discover Uganda by bicycle and whilst trekking. The amazing landscapes, of up to 5100m high, rainforest, animal rich national parks where we can cycle, chimpanzee and gorilla trekking combined with unbelievably friendly locals guarantees a new, interesting Africa.
Cycle tour Madagascar
Ringtailed lemur - one of many indigenous animals of Madagascar
Join us on a cycling tour of Madagascar. Unique flora and fauna awaits you, as well as the welcoming Madagascans. You will be cycling on a diverse route takes through the comfortably cool, green highlands mainly on tar and partly on gravel roads. Hikes through renown Ranomafana National Park, Anja Reserve and I‘salo National Park offer closer encounters with different lemurs, chameleons and of course the magnificent baobab trees. Tulear at the warm Indian Ocean is an inviting place to swim.
Hiking vacation in South Africa and Namibia
Meals in style whilst hiking through the Namib Desert
A new combined Hiking tour in South Africa and Namibia brings the highlights of the south-western side of the continent together. During the 1-6 hour hikes you discover the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain, as well as the bizarre Cedarberg Mountains. They are combined with a climb and descent in the second largest canyon in the world, Fish River, and in particular, a multi-day hike in the Namib Desert. One of the many highlights is a two nights sleep on field stretchers under the amazing African stars.
View onto the beach of Nature's Valley - the last day of the Otter Trail
New to the program is the very beautiful Otter Trail. For five days it takes you along the warm Indian Ocean through Tsitsikamma National Park. There are great swimming opportunities near the basic log cabins for the night. Before this, we hike on Table Mountain, Lion‘s Head and the Cape of Good Hope, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Bosmansbos Wilderness area, which is very rich in unique protea and erica plants.
We lay a high value on personal care on our tours so that your holiday with us is unforgettable. We, therefore, only have English speaking tour guides – Jens and Andreas included – who live in southern Africa and can thus, from their experience of living here, bring you closer to this fascinating region and ignite your enthusiasm for this continent.
Individual travel requests
There are also many building-blocks and individual extensions. Whether it be 3 days at Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park, on the hunt for elephants on bikes in Botswana, a swimming holiday at the beach or relaxing in the wine regions of Cape Town. Talk to us, Cape Town is our home and we are the local specialists.
We wish you a lot of fun whilst visiting the African Bikers website and look forward to a great time together with you in southern Africa.