CAPE TOWN & BOTSWANA SAFARI
South Africa & Botswana
This trip has always been a favourite of ours. We offered a version of it from 2006-2009 and have since re-designed it to truly offer a "if i was to go to Southern Africa once in my life" trip, we think you'll love the new version! Touch down in Cape Town, South Africa and head to Stellenbosch, a leafy college town surrounded by world-class wine estates and a web of fun & flowy trails a pedal stroke away from our hotel. Next stop is the beautiful city of Cape Town with its clash of cultures, art & landscapes. We’ll ride the city’s headline act, Table Mountain, with sweeping views of city, seas and historic Robben Island. After a quick flight to Johannesburg we transfer to Bostwana for part two of this amazing adventure where you’ll ride across the African savannah and see spectacular wildlife from our bikes including elephant, kudus, wildebeest, impalas, ostrich, giraffe, zebra and much more. We’ll also enjoy three game drives with professional trackers to seek out the predators including lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas and more. In Botswana we’ll spend three nights at rustic camps where the sounds of nature echo all around you and two nights at a spectacular Lux Tented Camp. If you're looking for a safari adventure that you'll never forget, this is it!
Group size required to confirm this departure (at posted cost): 4 minimum
Day 1: Welcome to South Africa. Ride Stellenbosch.
Stellenbosch, a college town and wine capital of South Africa and host of the UCI World Cup XC in 2018. Ride trails minutes from our hotel with views of vineyards & mountains.
Day 2: Ride Jonkershoek. Explore Stellenbosch.
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is a spectacular valley with trails of swoopy bermed-turns and fast sections pepered with rock gardens. Lunch a beautiful winery, afternoon exploration of Stellenbosch.
Day 3: Ride Bottelary Conservancy. Transfer to Cape Town.
A beautiful ride through rolling hills, farmland, vineyards and forests of the beautiful Jordan Wine Estate. After a spectacular shaded outdoor lunch we transfer to vibrant Cape Town.
Day 4: Ride Table Mountain. Explore Cape Town.
Morning ride on the lower slopes of the famous Table Mountain with amazing views of city, mountains, sea & Robben Island. Afternoon to explore; go see penguins, cocktails on the beach, shop?
Day 5: Fly to Johannesburg. Transfer to Botswana. Ride Botswana Safari.
Early flight to Johannesburg and a private mini-bus to transfer to Botswana. Two-hour ride to our wilderness camp. Expect to see wildlife today like zebra, elephant, wilderbeast, impala and much more.
Day 6: Botswana Safari.
Awake at dawn to freshly brewed coffee, then ride and explore and view wildlife that you’ve only seen on television in an amazing natural region along the Limpopo Valley. Afternoon relaxing around camp.
Day 7: Botswana Safari to Kgotla Camp. Sundowner drive.
Ride well-worn elephant trails through theValley of the Elephants to our camp near beautiful sandstone ridges. Evening sundowner drive & hike to a beautiful historical sight.
Day 8: Botswana Safari to Lux Tent Camp. Evening Game Drive.
Wake up to a hearty breakfast, ride across the land to arrive at a luxury tented camp that’ll pamper you after nights spent in wilderness. Be prepared to be impressed.
Day 9: Morning Game Drive. Optional morning ride. Evening Game Drive.
Wake up to coffee and a dawn-patrol game drive to see amazing wildlife. Optional final ride, or chill by the pool and read your book. Final game drive and sundowner.
Day 10: Transfer to Johannesburg Airport. Good-bye!
4X4 transfer to the South Africa border then board our mini-bus to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport for flights home tonight.