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South Africa Tour & Trip Reviews

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Aug 2016

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Exodus Excellence in South Africa

A varied trip made special by an outstanding tour leader. Great food and wine, but much more importantly challenging but doable cycling through a diverse Western Cap...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

Well organised, well executed tour with a great bunch of people in one of the most beautiful parts of the world in which to peddle. Making it across Chapmans Peak an...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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Cape Argus Cycle Tour

South Africa's Cape region is quite simply an incredible place for cycling, with great roads and the most spectacular scenery! This holiday combines this with the ch...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

This part of South Africa is definitely the right place to go on this type of tour. Relaxed and quality experience. Out of this world beautiful sceneries, stunn...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

Overall a fantastic trip well lead and supported,   For me arriving in Hermanus and seeing the whales from the shoreline was the highlight Excellent. Expertly ...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

A wonderfull way of experiencing the Western Cape of South Africa. Superb cycle rides, great food , marveloous cheap wine and some lovely people. Truly a memora...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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Cape Argus Cycle Tour

An excellent week of cycling in some stunning scenery, which is topped off with taking part in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour on the final Sunday. It has to be the Cape A...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

An excellent trip for those who enjoy some exercise with the opportunity to celebrate each stage success with the odd tipple, plenty to see and do and with variety w...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

The vital aspect of any Exodus trip is the mix of the group. This was no different; 13/14 folks eager to get on, and one awkward $*?ck£r ... there is always one! (hi...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

A wonderful way to see Cape Town, the surrounding wine growing regions and the dramatic coast. But be warned, although it is classed as a "moderate" trip there are L...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

A great 10-day trip through the stunning interior and dramatic coastal roads of South Africa. The cycling was testing but thoroughly enjoyable throughout. The trip w...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

REALLY GOOD HOLIDAY AND THE BEST GUIDES THAT I HAVE B...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

Provided byExodus Travels

Cape and the winelands

A good combination of varied scenery inland and coastal, towns and city and tours Food and accommodation were good. Good bus used and bikes ok though I could have do...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

An excellent well planned and well run trip. Fantastic scenery, great places to stay and a great guide. Cycling mountain passes and Chapman's Peak. Whale watching. C...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

Provided byExodus Travels

SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

Overall, a well organised trip with spectacular scenery and good winetasting. Accommodation was variable in style but most was very good, and the cottages at Fransch...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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Cycling the Cape and Winelands

A wonderful trip in a beautiful country with wine, beer and brandy tastings included. Cycling the coast roads to Simonstown and Hout Bay with mountains on one side ...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

This was an excellent well planned tour. It gave me exactly what I wanted in the middle of an English winter; warmth, light and greenery. The cycling is quite chal...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

Cycling through great scenery with occasional wildlife and places of interest en route. A great advenure, made memorable by a good group. Cycling along the coast aro...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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Cycling the Cape Winelands

An all round excellent trip. If taking your own bikes take a road bke. It is definitely Not for mountain bikes. We took our folding mountain bikes which we have use...

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Anonymous

Aug 2016

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cycling the cape

the views are fantastic the cycling is good but I was a bit disappointed with the tour guide he either wanted to cook for us or take us to a restaurant of his choice...

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What to Look For in South Africa Tour Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country.

First, for a majority of travelers, the flight to South Africa is long. From many spots in the United States, you’ll spend near 21 hours each direction in the air. Australia and Asia experience similarly long flights. For travelers who find themselves having a layover, consider an overnight layover, where you can spend a night sleeping in a bed. This helps ease exhaustion, especially for those who can’t sleep on planes. You’ll arrive ready for your South African adventure.

There are some security issues when it comes to South Africa, which can be a shock for some travelers. Especially if you go to Johannesburg, you’ll feel the more “dangerous” sides just by being outside and driving through the city. This should not discourage you from traveling to South Africa!

Being prepared and knowing your surroundings, it can help immensely. Many homes have bars on the windows, and security guards, even in the higher end areas. Violence was a huge concern, and can still be, but don’t let this break your trip. There will be a shock but shortly after, travelers see this is just the way of life in South Africa.

Many travelers have mentioned South Africa as one of the best experiences of their life, which is no surprise. Between the ocean, the mountains, the wineries in the capelands, and the wildlife, it’s pretty hard to not enjoy yourself. There is surely something that everyone will enjoy. South Africa is filled with history, art, and great food. There are endless adventures, and the pace of life is very relaxed.

Many reviewers mentioned the safari. Some may say a day or two is enough for a safari. You can see these animals at the zoo. This is far from the truth. There are very few things that beat seeing a family of elephants strolling during sunrise, or watching the hippo crossings between dusk.

Looking in the brush for the lions trying to hide from the hot sun, and zebras running through the grass. All of it is amazing and every game drive is different. Every animal encounter is magical.

Another South Africa “hot spot” among reviewers is Cape Town with a side trip to the wine area, either Stellenbosch or Franschhoek. Stroll through the cute towns filled with restaurants, shops, and markets. Hop on the wine tram, that transports you between wineries in the region.

Consider a stay in a bed and breakfast. Transportation between wine country and Cape Town is about an hour, and there are numerous buses that leave each day between the two. While this is an easy day trip, you may want to consider staying overnight. The region makes for a great weekend trip!

If you want a professional take on traveling in South Africa, see the Travelstride South Africa Guide »