Garden Route & Whale Coast - South Africa Cycling Holiday

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   Duration - 15 days
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15 days
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     Hire Bike - Bike Included
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Hire Bike
Bike Included
Fitness Grade
1 - 2
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    Fitness Grade - 1 - 2
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    Skills Grade - B
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Fully Guided

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Epic views

Cycle Scenic Clarence Drive

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Penguin colony in Simonstown

Boulders Beach

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Breathtaking riding

The Iconic Chapman’s Peak

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Walk the cliff top path

Hermanus Whale Coast

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Cape Agulhas

The Southern Tip of Africa

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The Big 5 Animals of Africa

Schotia Safaris Game Reserve

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To See the Hermanus Whales

Stroll Along The Cliff-top Path

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Flexible ride choices

Great Food and Wine

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The Garden Route, Whale Coast and Cape of Good Hope

South African cycling holiday

This cycle tour is not your typical tourist trip – it has all the must-see places but so much more. Beautiful scenery in National Parks, on excellent roads, heritage, history, marine life, museums, fine dining, the best wines in the country,  and much more.

On this South Africa Garden Route wine tour we visit some of the top South African vineyards in the Cape Winelands which have earned a renowned status for not only their distinguished award-winning wine estates but the epic beauty of their lush and bountiful surroundings, all steeped in old Cape Dutch history. We’ve made sure that this itinerary has something for everyone. We’ll give you a locals insight to the Cape and make it feel like home.

South Africa Package holiday



per person

£300 deposit with the final balance due 60 days before the tour date



15 days Sunday to Sunday

The biking

12 days fully guided
Two guides for all rides (with groups smaller than 9 there will be one guide)
Fitness grade 1 - 2
(Laid back to moderate)
Skill grade B
Tour Group size 6 - 14

  1. 14 nights accommodation
  2. Two guides for all rides (1 guide for groups 9 or smaller)
  3. Daytime snacks
  4. 3 wine tastings as per itinerary
  5. 12 biking days
  6. Vehicle support and driver
  7. African Themed farewell dinner
  8. Airport transfers (from specific flights)
  9. All entrance fees to the National Parks included

National Parks Included

Addo NP, Schotia Safaris, Tsitsikamma NP, Harkerville MTB Trails, Cango Caves, Cango Ostrich Farm, De Hoop NR, Jonkershoek NR, Boulders Penguins, Cape Point NR, Table Mountain Arial Cableway & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Frequently Asked Questions

Payments & COVID19

Travel Insurance - £91.00

With extensive COVID-19 cover


Tour Highlights

  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve
  • Tsitsikamma National Park / Storms River Mouth
  • The Garden Route including Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Wilderness
  • Little Karoo, Ostriches, Caves and scenic mountain passes
  • Historic Swellendam
  • De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Cape Agulhas, The Southern Tip of Africa
  • Hermanus and the Cape Whale Coast



  • Cycle scenic Clarence Drive
  • Cape Winelands including Franschoek and Stellenbosch
  • Historic Simonstown and Boulder’s beach African Penguins
  • Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Cycle iconic Chapman’s Peak and Victoria Drive
  • Table Mountain Arial Cableway
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Oranjezicht City Farm Market
  • End of tour Dinner at The Africa Café

Read the full itinerary

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South Africa Dates
Trip Dates


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04 - 18 December 2022

8 places left

Tour Price £2900


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05 - 19 March 2023

Tour Price £2900

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02 – 16 April 2023

Tour Price £2900

01 – 15 October 2023

Tour Price £2900

03 – 17 December 2023

Tour Price £2900


Out Going:Direct flight are available but one stop flights are the preferred choice, which means you can fly from your local airport to Johannesburg before joining your connecting flight to Port Elizabeth.
Flight duration is between 14 - 16 hours from the UK.

Return: Direct flight are the preferred choice from Cape Town to the UK.
Flight duration is between 12 - 14 hours from Cape Town.

South Africa Options & hire bike

Single Room Guarantee

14 nights - £465
There is no supplement for solo travellers who are willing to share a twin-bedded room with the same gender.
CycleActive will confirm the tour once the second person for the shared room has booked.

Hybrid bike rental

Trek Marlin 7
(Or similar)

Electric bike rental

Private Groups

Bespoke dates can be added on request for group bookings

To find out more about our cycling holiday in South Africa please read the full itinerary, or call our tour designers and chat through your questions in person.