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As we mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, find out the incredible ways you can explore this iconic revolutionary's homeland; South Africa.

Explore Nelson Mandela's homeland

2018 marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, providing a perfect opportunity to reflect on the former South African leaders’ life and pay tribute to his incredible legacy. 

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve delved deeper into the country he fought so hard to provide justice and equality for. There’s so much to love about South Africa; the food, the people, the landscapes, the wildlife – the list goes on. Take a look at a selection of our favourite ways to experience this wonderful country; Nelson Mandela’s South Africa.

Hike from South Africa to Namibia

A remarkable 19-day guided hiking tour exploring Cape Town, Namibia’s beautiful Etosha National Park and everything in between! Discover Table Mountain, hike around Africa’s biggest canyon and visit the highest and oldest sand dunes in the world!

Hike from Cape Town to Etosha National Park


Relaxed cycling along the Garden Route

Explore beautiful South Africa from the Kruger National Park to the Cape of Good Hope, as you ride sections of the Garden Route on this fantastic two-week cycling tour. You'll discover stunning landscapes, delicious wines and excellent food, all at a leisurely pace with no routes more than 25 miles per day.

A leisurely cycling trip along sections of the Garden Route

Challenge yourself for charity

Take on a South African charity cycling challenge along the country's sweeping coastlines and into its forested mountainous interior. You’ll cross the finish line on the beach at Gordon's Bay, but the adventure doesn't stop here! On your final day, join thousands of other cyclists in the Cape Town sportive and ride the roads of the Cape Peninsula - an unforgettable ending to the challenge!

Raise money for charity as you ride the coast to Cape Town

Mountain biking in the National Parks

Navigate fantastic single-track mountain bike trails in between the beautiful areas of Table Mountain and the Addo Elephant National Park on this two-week mountain biking tour. You'll have the opportunity to ride the same trails as the famous Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race, which takes place along the Garden Route near Cape Town.

Ride trails between Table Mountain and the Addo Elephant National Park

The perfect winter training camp

Escape the British winter for an incredible 8-day road cycling training camp in South Africa's beautiful Cape Wine region - perfect for friends, clubs or families. You’ll have the opportunity to register for the famous Cape Town Cycle Tour which attracts over 35,000 participants.

Boost your cycling training with a trip to the beautiful Cape Wine region

"lt always seems impossible until it is done"  Nelson Mandela

Not quite what you’re looking for? See our full selection of South Africa trips for more inspiration.

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