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Drakensberg Mountains

Drakensberg Mountains

Drakensberg Mountains Adventure Holidays

South Africa: Walking & Wildlife

South Africa
15 Days from $ 4,349

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Walk in the Drakensberg Mountains and safari in Kruger

Walking & Trekking

Johannesburg to Cape Town

Drakensberg Mountains
20 Days from $ 4,979
$ 4,749

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Overland adventure through three countries

Culture

Cape Town to Johannesburg

Drakensberg Mountains
20 Days from $ 4,979

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Overland adventure through three countries

Culture

Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

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12 Days from $ 3,679

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

South Africa by bike: mountains and safari

Cycling

This was our first Exodus cycling holiday and it won’t be our last! The scenery was varied and beautiful, the hotels were better that I was expecting and the cycling was challenging but manageable and a great way to see the countryside.

We were able to ride at our own pace through out the trip, with one of the guides at the front and one bringing up the rear and breaks every hour or so for water and snacks.

Food from the Exodus Mobile Kitchen was excellent – every meal was something different and we were often the lunchtime the envy of other tour groups! The buffet meals in the hotels were also good – a range of options to suit everyone.

Heather Ward Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

Correctly graded as challenging, the first few days were harder than I expected with the altitude and head winds. It was quite cool there too, so a warm and windproof layer is essential in the misty conditions, arm warmers were handy too. The Blyde Canyon ride is long, but you start early (earlier than the trip notes suggest, and without breakfast before setting off); the first and last thirds have an uphill bias but the middle part is a really nice undulating section – the wonderful views are a great distraction too. It’s an enjoyable trip, with some good biking including some fabulous descents safe enough for some good top speeds, and we certainly saw more wildlife than I was expecting – take some binoculars, you’ll be glad you did.

sandra southwell Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

The bikes are key to the enjoyment of a cycling holiday. I have enjoyed at least 12 previous cycling holidays with Exodus and the bikes provided for this trip were the worst I have ever had. It was difficult or impossible to change gears smoothly on both the front or rear gears. The chain frequently hopped 2 gears, no gears, or changed on a whim entirely by itself. Frequent adjustments were made by the guides, but any changes didn’t last more than 20km. I suspect the cables needed changing, but this wasn’t in their remit. The display on the handlebars were completely obscured so you had no idea what gear you were in unless you memorised the back and looked down at the front, making it easy to cross chain and exacerbate the problems. On first sight of the bikes at least 2 had new chains which were drooping almost to the ground.

Sue Altman Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger