Surfing and Cycling

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Surfing and Cycling

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Length of trip:

10 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1000 to $ 1800

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

It's a whole world in one country, whose riches in natural attractions are as fascinating as the people who live in it with their diverse cultures. Magnificent beaches along the Indian and Atlantic oceans, tropical forests, arid lands, snow-capped mountains, cultivated winelands, and a unique African animal kingdom. These are small group with all the support you need, One or two of the organizers (depending on size of group) will cycle with the group, controlling the pace. Back-up vehicle will follow cyclists.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Port Elizabeth

    Arrive in Port Elizabeth, set on the sweeping shores of Algoa Bay. Port Elizabeth provides a unique mix of abundant wildlife, long golden beaches and a rich historic heritage.

    Ocean Cruise

    Spend the afternoon at leisure enjoying a stroll along the beautiful Indian Ocean, or go on a 2 hour cruise in the Bay of Plenty.

    Hotel

    Overnight at Port Elizabeth.

  • Day 2 - Port Elizabeth

    Visit Addo Elephant National Park.
    National Parks

    After breakfast depart for the famous Addo Elephant National Park which has a unique place in the story of the struggle to conserve the African elephant. It is home to the densest population of elephant in the world.

    Food and Dining

    A light lunch can be enjoyed at the restaurant before returning to Port Elizabeth.

    Hotel

    Overnight at Port Elizabeth.

  • Day 3 - South Africa

    Surfing

    Depart for Jeffrey’s Bay, home to the perfect wave!! International surfers flock to catch the legendary waves in this paradise of sunshine, aloes, dolphins, shells, perfect points and classic reefs.

    Surfing

    The next 3 days are at leisure for you to enjoy the world famous supertubes!! If you are a beginner lessons for first time wave riders Sea Shellscan be organized.

    Sunbathing

    Or go shell collecting, sun tanning, shopping at the many designer boutiques, in fact, just unwind and relax.

  • Day 4-5 - South Africa

    Surfing

    At leisure in Jay Bay. Excursions to outlying areas can be arranged.

    Hotel

    Overnight at Jeffrey’s Bay.

  • Day 6 - South Africa

    Food and Dining

    Depart on a 2 hour drive to Graaff-Reinet, established in 1786 and fondly known as “The Gem Of The Karoo”. Have lunch in the lush gardens of the beautifully restored Drostdy Hotel with its old world charm and renowned hospitality.

    Sightseeing

    After lunch we explore some of the 200 proclaimed National Monuments this historic town has to offer. Amongst others, we visit the Reinet House, which has the largest grapevine in the world, the stem attained a circumference of 3.1 metres by 1983. Stretch’s Court, which is a unique street restored in its entirety. We also visit the Old Library Museum, which hosts Karoo reptile fossils dating back over 200 million years.

    Food and Dining

    Continue to the farm where we are welcomed by our friendly hosts Doug and Liz. Sundowners will be enjoyed in the lapa followed by a traditional Karoo barbecue.

    Hotel

    Overnight at Karoo Farm.

  • Day 7 - South Africa

    Bicycling

    Up early, good bowl of porridge and set off on a 16 km cycle into New Bethesda, made famous by Athol Fugard’s “Road to Mecca.” Visit the Owl House created by Helen Martins with her vision into the past!!

    Bicycling

    Enjoy lunch or coffee and a pancake in the picturesque little village itself, then cycle in a circular route back to the farm, about 15 kms.

    Relaxation

    Once “home” relax next to the pool and then relish the taste of a delicious leg of Karoo lamb for dinner.

    Hotel

    Overnight at Karoo Farm.

  • Day 8 - South Africa

    Bicycling

    Have breakfast and depart on the mountain drive route around the farm. A packed lunch will be enjoyed at a picnic spot overlooking the spectacular mountains in the vicinity.

    Bicycling

    After lunch continue on the mountain drive, keeping a lookout for bat-eared fox, jackals, kudu, ribbok, steenbok, springbok and many other different species of animals and birds. This is a nature lovers paradise!!(distance can be at cyclists discretion).

    Food and Dining

    Once home, sundowners and dinner will again be enjoyed.

    Hotel

    Overnight at Karoo Farm.

  • Day 9 - South Africa

    Bicycling

    Cycle to the well known Valley Of Desolation, with its grotesque columns and precariously balanced piles of rock, had its origin in geological events that occurred many millions of years ago.

    Sightseeing

    Enjoy the spectacular views from this vantage point, and see eagles soar in front of your eyes!!! For the energetic, cycle back “home”, or take the easier route and pack up your bike, and get a lift!

  • Day 10 - Port Elizabeth

    After breakfast, depart for Port Elizabeth to catch your flight back home.

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