Combining a traditional Big Five safari experience with healthy outdoor exercise, the venue provides the opportunity to view non-dangerous wildlife within a 10 km2 protected area from the cycling saddle.
With mild weather allowing for cycling at any time of the year, the new trails have been designed for all levels of fitness and skill levels, including families with smaller children.
Wendy Rutherfoord, owner, Gondwana Game Reserve, commented, “The new cycling trails on the reserve add a new dimension to our guest experience as well as a level of adventure and fitness. We are very excited to add this as a new complimentary guest activity – it is not every day people can cycle through a beautiful landscape dotted with African wildlife.”
Cycling through Gondwana’s wilderness, guests can see endangered species such as bontebok, cape mountain zebra, sable and giraffe as well as herds of eland and impala. Endemic birdlife and vegetation are another draw, with the best time to view South African protea flowers is April, May and June, while November is best for the ornamental pincushion flower.