Highlights
  • Bike among elephants in Botswana, zebras in the Cederbergs, and penguins on the Cape
  • Chances to spot the Big Five
  • Hike the dramatic and rarely visited Great Escarpment
  • Private charter flights smoothly connect diverse African landscapes
  • Relax and rejuvenate at some of Africa's top lodges

There's no other Africa trip like this. And you know it when you're eye-to-eye with a giraffe—from the seat of your bike, on foot or in an open-top 4x4. It's more than you can imagine and everything you expect: premiere lodges, untamed landscapes and once-in-a-lifetime cycling and hiking—all seamlessly connected by our private charter flights.

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South Africa & Botswana Multisport Adventure Tour

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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

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Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip.
https://vimeo.com/97188922 Biking in Netherlands, May 2014

https://vimeo.com/97536546 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
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This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Itinerary

Days 1-2: Exclusive insight into traditional and contemporary culture from our local friends, including one who served on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela Hike along Table Mountain's base to world-renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden   Bike from Cape Point to Chapman's Peak, possibly spotting ostrich, baboons, rare Cape Mountain zebras and elands.

Days 3-4: Relax, rejuvenate, walk and mountain bike at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, where ancient Bushman rock art and red hartebeest antelope embellish the scenery In the mood to taste local vintages, indulge at the spa or go canoeing? It's up to you.

Day 5: Private charter flights smoothly connect diverse African landscapes In remote Mashatu, learn to track classic African animals on a guided mountain bike ride teeming with wildlife, including giraffes and the big cats Tonight dinner is served under the African sky around a blazing fire.

Days 6-8: Bike in Botswana among elephants on their ancient paths Open-topped Land Rovers make for great game viewing. Hike the dramatic but rarely visited Great Escarpment, offering wild views of the bush Browse handicrafts in a charming Afrikaner pioneer town that's home to a thriving artist community.

Days 9-11: Spot the Big Five and other fascinating creatures like dung beetles and lilac-breasted rollers at Londolozi during exhilarating bush excursions on foot and in "Landies" Join our friend Lotus in his traditional Shangaan village.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 7,298

Price Per Day:

$ 663 per day
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 600
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,980
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches and 10 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Accomodations

The Cellars-Hohenort: Constantia (2 nights)

A historic manor house in the Cape Winelands with stunning views of Table Mountain. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa, tennis)

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat: Cederberg Mountains (2 nights)

This wilderness retreat features a gorgeous landscape, and is home to a wide variety of antelope and birds. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Mashatu Main Camp: Mashatu Game Reserve (2 nights)

A spectacularly remote luxury camp built around a water hole where one of southern Africa's largest elephant herds congregates. (pool)

Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa: Hazyview (2 nights)

These luxurious tented lodge suites are nestled in a secluded valley along the Sabie River, where hippos sometimes bathe at dusk. (pool, spa)

Londolozi Private Game Reserve: Sabi Sand Game Reserve (2 nights)

An elegant game lodge on the Sand River offering chalets with balconies for observing elephants and hippos in the wild. A Relais & Châteaux member. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool)

Start City
Cape Town
End City
Johannesburg
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees may vary based upon departure date

156+ days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

126-155 days, , then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

96-125 days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

61-95 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 30%

31-60 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 60%

0-30 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 100%

Note: ** Rather than paying the cancellation fee, you may choose to keep your trip deposit ($600) in a holding account to use on a future Backroads trip with no expiration date.

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