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South Africa Biking

South Africa, Africa

Contact provider for price 8 Days February, March, September, November
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Butterfield & Robinson 12 people max
  • Cape town international airport, cape town, western cape, south africa
  • Active & Adventure trips
National Geographic Traveler's Tours of a Lifetime 2010
We’ve been biking around South Africa for over ten years, and somehow it amazes us whenever we go back. With coastal roads seemingly made for cycling, world-class wines, two nights at a secluded Relais & Châteaux property and enough stirring landscapes to fill several photo albums, it squarely hits every B&R hot button. Add in face-time with penguins, top-rated restaurants and the chance to go sea-kayaking in search of whales and things get even more sublime. Orchard walks and vineyard rides in Franschhoek Valley? Brilliant. The view from your room at Walker Bay? Flawless. Whale-watching from the fishing community of Hermanus? Incredible. Adjectives? Sorry, we’re fresh out.

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South Africa, Africa

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Itinerary

Day 1 Cycle through the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, watching for antelope, eland and baboons

Day 2 Walk and bike through fruit orchards and famed vineyards in Franschhoek Valley, then taste local vintages with wine guru André Morgenthal

Day 3 Lunch at an award-winning wine estate near Stellenbosch, then marvel at the historical city’s Cape Dutch architecture with a local expert

Day 4 Learn how to keep the rhythm and drum to the beat of Africa

Day 5 Embark on a stunning ride from Montagu through the dramatic Cogmans Pass and back into wine country

Day 6 Cycle the scenic Route 62 en route to the fishing village of Hermanus, known for its whale watching and healing “champagne air”

Day 7 Sea-kayak alongside dolphins, penguins and—just maybe—a southern right whale

Day 8 Breakfast in Hermanus, then khamaba kuhle in Cape Town

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