This breathtaking route combines the highest mountains in South Africa with the incredible wildlife of Kruger. One of the best ways to experience the beauty and diversity of eastern South Africa is from behind a pair of handlebars.

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The Drakensberg Mountains

Explore Kruger National Park

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Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

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Day 1

Johannesberg to Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Upon arrival in Johannesburg we drive directly to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Maluti Mountains of the Northern Free State. During the afternoon we set up the bikes.

Day 2

Golden Gate Highlands National Park to Drakensberg

Ride over spectacular mountain pass with a chance of spotting wildlife; transfer to Northern Drakensberg and cycle to our lodge.

Day 3

Northern Drakensberg

In the morning cycle the 22km back road route. After entering the park, we continue on our bikes for approximately 2km to our picnic spot.  The afternoon explore the park and its hiking trails.

Day 4

Northern Drakensberg to Rorke's Drift

Today transfer by road to Dundee and then onto Rorke's drift.  45km ride from Rorke's Drift to our overnight accommodation. 

Day 5

Rorke's Drift to Mpumalanga

Early morning transfer to Badplaas. Back on the bikes and cycle the last 45 km to our lodge.

Day 6


Transfer to Maanhaar. Cycle around the outskirts of Songimvelo Game Reserve before continuing on through Barberton. 

Day 7


Cycle along the Kaap River Valley before trading the bikes for the van and transfer to Kruger National Park.

Day 8


Game drives in Kruger National Park. 

Day 9

Mpumalanga - Hazyview

Today we aim to spend most of the day in the national park. We will later head out on another game drive as we make our way towards the exit of the park and the town of Hazyview.

Day 10


Leave Hazyview behind and make our way towards Sabie and eventually Graskop. This is 70km cycling on tar roads and up mountain passes. Stop enroute at Mac Mac Falls.

Day 11


Ride along the Panorama Route to God's Window via Bourke's Luck potholes rock formations; afternoon ride to Blyde River Canyon.

Day 12

Mpumalanga to Johannesberg

Transfer to Johannesberg where the tour ends

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