Can I ride a bicycle during my holiday in South Africa?

Dutch people love riding their bikes and bikes are integrated in daily life. In South Africa cycling is mostly seen as a sport. mountain biking and road cycling are quite popular. ‘Normal’ bicycles like you see in The Netherlands and some other European countries are not very common. Designated cycling paths do not exist in South Africa and most importantly, South African drivers are not all used to cyclists in the traffic.

Would you like to go cycling during your holiday? This is of course possible, especially when you are a nature lover. We recommend renting a mountain bike or taking part in a cycling excursion some lodges offer. When cycling on public roads, we advise you to say off the main highways. When renting a bicycle it’s best to do so in the smaller towns instead of cities with lots of traffic.