Welcome to Southern Africa

The rates and dates for 2018 are available in the trip calender on the right and in each tour page. We have extended our bicycle fleet and are now able to offer E-bikes touring and NEW E-Bikes MTB Hardtail for hire on all of our cycling tours in South Africa. The later are also available for the cycling trips in Namibia.

Relax on Chapman's Peak Drive - South Africa's most beautiful road

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.

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

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.

Personal Service

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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Trip calendar

Impressions of the road cycling tour along the Garden Route to Cape Town

Garden Route and Cape Town impressions of E-Bike, touring and road bike tours

Video of cycling trip to the highlights of Eastern South Africa and Kingdom of Swaziland

Cycle to Zero with mothers2mothers charity in Malawi

Bike tour from Table Mountain to Addo Elephant NP

Road biking tour in the Western Cape