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  • 9 22-11-15

    Peter Van Doorn

    De combinatie van sportief bezig zijn in het ruige en uitgestrekte landschap van Zuid Afrika en het waarnemen van een zo uitgebreide en exotische fauna vond ik een geweldige belevenis. De begeleiding en verzorging was erg zorgvuldig en van hoge kwaliteit. Hulde!

  • 10

    Stunning cycle of the Drakensberg and Kruger

    A fantastic way to see Eastern South Africa. Plenty of steady climbs to test the legs (would recommend spin classes beforehand to strengthen those muscles!) rewarded with some stunning downhill rides (even though downhills make me nervous). Cycling on good roads with some traffic. Amazing opportunities to spot wildlife too! Top trip.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Spending time watching a small group of hyenas (mothers and young ones) on our early morning game drive in Kruger and seeing two elephants probing for water from a dry riverbed with their trunks. Amazing views over Blyde River Canyon as our trip came to an end.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Wynand is 100% energy; fun, efficient and a very decent cook. A very knowledgeable guide with a passion for his country and its history and indeed a cycling nut! His knowledge of wildlife is also second to none!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Definitely pack light fleece-lined layers and comfy gear. Light hat, gloves and socks and a couple of neck scarves, although temperatures in August varied and you get hot pedalling uphill! Take a good camera and binoculars for wildlife spotting.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This trip is a challenge but you're rewarded with some amazing scenery, blue blue skies and some decent grub! Do it!

  • 10

    Cycling Drakensberg and Kruger

    The trip has a blend of cycling and other activities that provides an excellent experience of the landscapes, cultures and wildlife of the parts of South Africa that are visited. There were only three guests on our trip but we do not doubt that a larger group would have a smilar quality of holiday experience. The level of cycling confidence and fitness in our small group was quite varied, but we were all both stretched and encouraged by the leadership of the tour and all shared a sense of achievment.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Wildlife encounters, notably a cheetah walking across our track within 10 metres of our vehicle on our Kruger game drive. Awesome and varied landscapes; exhilerating descents (as well as some long ascents) on the bikes.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Both group leaders were very experienced and focussed on making each day an excellent experience. They had enthusiasm for cycling, wildlife and the cultures of South Africa that they were glad to share. Tallis' expertise as a safari guide is outstanding. Sifiso kept us extremely well fed with delicious meals and snacks. They make a brilliant team.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    August is a great time for this trip because the weather is not too hot and it is dry (hardly any insects!!). Remember it can be cold in the early morning and night, especially in the higher altitude areas.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    drakensberg and kruger

    fantastic experience. The cycling is wonderful. long uphills which require your full attention as well as glorious downhills..A much better than average degree of fitness will go a long way to making this cycle fun. Great open spaces with wildlife freely roaming for you viewing pleasure. This trip will meet and likely exceed your expectations..The food is wonderfully prepared by your guides. Be prepared to have the time of your lives.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The bike ride through the Golden Gate Park was breathtaking.Even without the wildlife all around the bike ride in itself was wonderful,filled with vistas and undulating ups and downs,but when you add the zebras,baboons,monkeys,antelopes,water buffalo it was inspirational

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The leaders,Beven and J.P were outstanding!! Cannot really elaborate..One could not do any better

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Train hard and it will make your ride more enjoyable.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Be prepared to have the best meals one could have on such a trip. The scenery and cycling were unparalleled.We had great guides.More I can't add

  • 10

    Drakensberg and Kruger cycling

    Great cycling holiday. Combination of seeing nature, rock formations, animals and birds, with cycling was great.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling along a quiet lane in the hills, with zebra galloping in the fields and crossing the road in front of us.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader was very helpful with cycling and knowledgeable with respect to the animals and birds.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Because of rather extreme temperatures due to the altitude (2000 m) take clothes suitable for cold as well as hot conditions. For cycling in the sun and heat, it is helpful to take white, or at least light coloured, cycling clothing rather than the often black gear used. it will reflect the heat and is better than using sunscreen.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I used my own pedals (clip-ons) for better pedalling.

  • 10

    SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING DRAKENSBERG & KRUGER

    One of the best cycling trips I have done in 8 years.  The scenery, wildlife was awesome and the cycling was hard but very rewarding and the best sort of cycling for me - climb and climb and then glide down hills with amazing views.  I am now a big fan of South African pinotage too!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing my first wild giraffe!  The lions, the elephants right by the safari vans - it is hard to find which was best.  Listening to hyena in my tent at night in Kruger.  Stunning views from the house in Drakensburg. Zip wiring at Hazyview.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The 3 group leaders were excellent.  They did us proud on the feeding and were hilarious to be with!  An excellent team and they really looked after us all.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This trip is a must  - but a little practice is needed for hills and the altitude takes your breath away - literally!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I did not want to come home and returning to routine has been tough.  This tour is one of the best and now it's going to be hard to plan for next year to beat it

  • 10

    SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING DRAKENSBERG & KRUGER

    This was the most brilliant trip - long cycles - hot days and freezing cold nights - August! The group were great, supportive and fun and the tour guides and cycle guide brilliant.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    South Africa is just the greatest place - friendly people, great value and with the added bonus of Kruger with our guides superb knowledge of birds, mammals and the area - we were so well looked after - seeing a giraffe so close as our first Kruger animal ... looking at us - looking at him was priceless, as was the sunrise on the Drakenberg mountains from the most beautiful lodge in Berghaus.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader, tour driver ( and general comedian) and our cycle leader worked tirelessly for us for the whole 2 weeks - preparing all meals, always there for us with their expert & local knowledge, sense of fun, support and just great friends -  was 100% That's you guys Tallis, Bevan and Andrew! Thank you.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    We were in South Africa in August - clothing is very important! Warm sunny days and freezing cold nights - take layers for the days and woolly hats & socks for the evenings!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Just a great trip - always to be remembered.. the group we were with got on really well - no one was pushed to be out of their comfort zone, yet the cycling was good and you knew you had done the distance, South Africa is vast though so a lot of cycling is along long straight roads to do the distances, the range of lodges, home made food by the guys all days, apart from 3 evenings, were outstanding. Easy going - good fun team - highly recommended and the time zone is only 1 hours difference! Brill - thank you 

  • 10

    SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING DRAKENSBERG & KRUGER

    An awesome trip mixing up cycling through the varied scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains & a decent amount of time for game drives in Kruger National Park.  Our guides were very efficient at managing all aspects of the trip but also a really good laugh.  Thinking of this trip and the Group will I know, always make me smile.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most inspirational cycling part was the door to door 70kms from Badplaas to Barberton which was a whole day spent on quiet roads where steady climbs were rewarded by good descents.  The scenery all along the route was so stunning it kept your mind off turning the pedals up the climbs and gave great excuses for stopping to take a photo break. Doing the game drives, I found it funny wathcing people in other vehicles pointing at our trailer of bikes as this was obviously a pretty unusual sight.  Just to be clear though, you do not cycle on the game drive which I imagine may have been running through some of their minds.  On one of our drives we saw a pride of lions just lazing on the road with not a care in the world about anything including the 10 vehicles surrounding them which was incredible.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Tallis was a very good leader who was very knowledgeable, well organised, solved any issues and great company with the group in the evenings. Bevan our cycle guide was like a machine when it came to cycling but always kept the group together and informed and at one point even gave us chance to have a go at being a pelaton which was a new experience for all of us. Andrew who drove for us was much more than just a driver being a leader guide himself.  His braais were awesome and the snack box was always full to keep us going even through the windiest sections.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As with other Exodus cycling trips the distances cycled were broken up into very manageable sections of around 15kms at time before a snack, coffee or lunch break and although there are some hilly sections, they are steady climbs on quiet roads which most of the time have a decent hard shoulder.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING DRAKENSBERG & KRUGER

    A fantastic holiday with tremendous scenery, wonderful wildlife and a great group of fellow travellers. Certainly ot the most demanding cycling, but a great time nonetheless.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most inspirational moment of the holiday was the dramatic scenery of the Blyde River Canyon. An amazing spectacle and our final cycling destination.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Tallis was a very knowledgeable guide and tour leader. His enthusiasm for the flora and fauna of South Africa was infectious. His success at herding 14 'cats' was not always as apparent, despite this he always maintained a sense of humour.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    For those wanting a full-on cycling experience, this may not be for you, however, if you are happy to compromise on the cycling for the other aspects of the holiday then I would thoroughly recommend the trip.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    A fantastic trip

    Superb, challenging cycling; outstanding scenery; amazing wildlife in a fantastic country.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The best moment has to be when we saw the leopard in Kruger NP - a truly amazing creature - we had a fantastic view of him - I won't forget it. Cycling-wise there were lots of brilliant rides with just amazing scenery to inspire and keep you going up those hills. The best day for me was the one billed as the "toughest" day which was indeed challenging but included some real treats en-route - the best of which is swimming in the Mac Mac pools - cooling you down for the final climb!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Wynand's knowledge of all things South African was extensive - be it the flora and fauna, the countryside, the history, the people. He was always happy to share his knowledge and answer all our questions. He knew all about the cycling routes, the bikes and I felt he gauged just right how far to push us with the correct balance of encouragement and support. He dealt with bike issues quickly and efficiently. Wynand and the team also catered for the group most breakfasts and lunches as well as several evening meals - they did an amazing job of producing delicious, hearty, fresh meals again and again - including local foods and even a BBQ lunch on one cycle ride! He did a great job of bonding the group together and making us feel like a team. Throughout the trip I felt relaxed and confident that we were in safe hands.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't be fooled by what appear to be quite short distances - most days involve quite a lot of climbing, which when you factor in the heat can be quite tough. It's all do-able but do some training before you go to make it more enjoyable.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This is a brilliant trip!

  • 10

    Cycling the Drakensberg and Kruger

    If you love South Africa and cycling this is an excellant trip to do- the scenery is stunning and the wildlife spectacular. This unique tour combines enjoyment and a challenge to physical fitness with many experiences of the south african culture along the way.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Was seeing first hand on a quiet dirt track in the Kruger Park a cheetah walking in front us, and then making a glance back to our vehicle before disappearing into the bush. This memory so special will remain with me.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader Tallis was excellant for this trip extremly knowledgeable both on his home country but the wildlife he is clearly so passionate about. Our safety was paramount and every effort was made to ensure that our trip was a memory to treasure.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Judge if possible the right time of year to avoid cycling in the heat and of course the insects- Early August was good for me

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A trip not to put off

  • 10

    Animals, everywhere!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    Anja Brundel

    Deze fietsvakantie met safari was prachtig. Het fietsen was pittig door de heuvels en bergen. Er zijn geen vlakke kilometers. Het aantal fietsdagen en kilometers per dag was minder dan verwacht. Het aantal transfers en de afstand met het busje was veel meer dan wat ik verwacht had. De service van Sawadee bij de boeking was uitstekend.

  • 10

    Drakensberg and Kruger

    Good cycling excellent company, superb,knowledgeable and friendly guides

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Very good. Knowledgeable and very hard working. Also a good cook

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Very happy with the trip but I do think that you should include more meals in the price. There were a few occasions where there was only one place to eat, we all had to eat together , and yet the meal was not included in the price. One has to ask why? It seems slightly underhand ie suggesting the trip is cheaper than it is.

  • 8

    Yvonne Peters

    Er is geen omschrijving ingevuld

  • 10

    Animals, everywhere!

    More wild animals than you can shake a stick at, refrained from calling out 'House' when we'd bagged all the Big 5 (didn't want to scare the snoozing leopard), cycling was fantastic, scenery was amazing. What more could you want from a holiday (other than a bit more sunshine!)

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Realising how endangered the Rhinos are, seeing them in the wild, along with all the elephants roaming in their herds. Beautiful sight to see. Getting up close and personal with Caspar and Kitzu, the elephants in the rehab centre (thanks for the elephant kiss!!)

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Very well organised, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife especially in Kruger

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Pack for all types of weather. The safari was in 35 degrees of heat but then during some of the rides we thought we were in the Scottish Highlands with the mist and pine trees and fully expected to see a stag appear. Don't snooze on the bus whilst having the Zulu briefing and this tour is not suitable for road bikes (some off roading, but nothing technical). Accomodation was of a really good standard, even the permanent tents in Kruger were absolutely fine. Watch Zulu, but not the Lion King before you go (I spent a fair amount of Safari having Hakuna Mattata going round my head, and was fully expecting the Hyena I saw to speak to me!)

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Very different to the Cape Town and Vineyards tour, but in a really good way. Would definitely recommend this. Cycling is a bit harder than Cape Town, but just adds to the fun

  • 10

    Fantastic and Challenging Holiday

    This trip exceeded our expectations in terms of the amazing scenery. The trip was well organised and the cycling was challenging.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling through Golden Gate National Park with hundreds of running antelope. Waiting at a waterhole in Kruger and seeing many animals coming down to drink. Awesome views at Blyde River Canyon.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bevan was excellent and ably supported by Gary. They were very efficient and seemed to be always on the go. Nothing was too much trouble and they made sure that they spent time with and supported each member of the group.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    We had chosen early October for the more comfortable temperatures; but the region was experiencing a heatwave. Make sure that you prepare for what could be a very hot holiday! A travel towel is useful for the swimming opportunities. We took worldwide socket adaptors and they did not work in South Africa. The sockets are the large round three pin variety. Taking a hard suitcase makes it difficult for all of the bags to fit into the truck, make life easy and take a soft bag / back pack or case.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Some cycle training will set you up well for the trip; there were some challenging climbs, especially in the heat and with a head wind. The total elevation gain was around 8000m.

  • 10

    Inspiring and challenging adventure

    This was a spectacular trip. Absolutely packed full of wonderful experiences and adventure. The balance of challenging cycling, stunning scenery and wildlife was perfect. The scenery changed with every day of the trip and the cycling was equally varied. Every beautiful view felt a well deserved reward for a challenging climb. There were several opportunities to swim both in National Parks and at the lodges - heaven after a hot day on our bikes. The minibus transfers passed quickly with well timed stops, so many interesting towns and landscapes and excellent company. Kruger, like every aspect of this trip, was so much more vibrant than I had imagined.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    - Completing the Sabie to Gaskop cycle - the heat and ascent made this feel quite an achievement - Watching the sun set over the Northern Drakensberg at Sungubala eco camp (such a beautiful, peaceful place) - Seeing wild dog in Kruger

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Both Bevan and JP were wonderful guides. They did everything to ensure that every guest was considered and that we all had the best possible adventure. Their knowledge of the political, social and natural history of South Africa added so much to this trip for me. They ensured that we were extremely well fed (both fantastic cooks) and managed to make even parts of the trip that might have been a bit uncomfortable, thoroughly enjoyable.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I would thoroughly recommend this trip to those who really love cycling, scenery, wildlife and adventure. I was very glad to have worked on my fitness and done many long bike rides in the summer running up to this trip. There is lots of climbing and it is probably slightly underplayed in the trip notes. It was very hot in November. Pack (and consume) plenty of electrolytes and rehydration sachets. Factor 50 sunscreen is also a must. A travel towel for swimming proved extremely useful. Pack light and ideally bring a soft bag rather than a hard case - there is limited luggage room in the minibus. Clothes dry quickly overnight. There was rarely wifi at lodges and no electric sockets for 2 nights at the eco camp - look forward to a refreshing break from the internet and technology.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    cycling drakensberg and kruger

    fabulous trip. Guides Tellis, Bevan and Tish were outstanding. Great selection of accomodations. all very unique

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    krueger park and seeing the big 5

    What did you think of your group leader?

    outstanding.........Tellis, Bevan &amp; Tish

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    really be ready for the HILLS.........this trip needs to be rated higher than a 4

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

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