Combine the Tzaneen and Letsitele Cycle Tours
Day 1: Arrival in the Lowveld
Arrive at the Coach House Hotel & Spa – it is about a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg. A relaxing afternoon awaits our guests after the long drive. Your guide will meet you at the hotel to discuss the cycling for the following day. The Hotel has a Spa that offers optional massage and Spa treatments. Drinks can be enjoyed in the historical bar and lounge and guests can enjoy the breath-taking views of the Wolkberg Mountains from the comfort of their balconies or next to the pool.
Day 2: Wolkberg Mountains (approx. 15 - 45 km, 420 – 650 m of elevation)
After enjoying breakfast overlooking the majestic Wolkberg Mountain range of Limpopo we will explore this area on our bicycles. The Wolkberg Mountains separate the highveld from the lowveld of Limpopo. It also contains some of the most intensive and well established Avocado and Macadamia Nut farms in South Africa. Our bike route for the day is a circular one that passes through Pine and Eucalyptus plantations with splendid views of the surrounding mountains and farms. Lunch will take place at a local restaurant with picturesque views of the area. Thereafter we cycle back to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon.
Day 3: Letsitele and Kaross Workshop (approx. 25 km, 150 m of elevation)
Our next location is the Letsitele Valley and the small subtropical farming town of Letsitele. Letsitele is well-known for the production and export of different varieties of Citrus fruit. The morning’s ride will take us through orange tree groves with a stop along the way to visit a citrus packhouse to learn about the workings of a citrus farm, from the planting and farming phase, ending with the packing and export of the fruit. From the packhouse we continue along the canal to the Kaross embroidery. Kaross was started by Irma van Rooyen to create opportunities for rural women to make a living through their embroidery skills. Indulge yourself in the beauty of the embroidery followed by a typical South African lunch. After lunch we return to the Coach House Hotel and Spa.
*Depending on the time of year, we may visit a citrus packhouse. Alternatively we may visit an avocado/ macadamia nut packhouse. Please note, the packhouses only operate from Monday – Friday as well as the Kaross Workshop.
Day 4: Departure - Return home or extend your tour.
*It is also possible to extend the Lowveld multi-day tour by adding an evening at our lodge in Bandelierkop at the beginning or at the end of the tour depending where the guests will be travelling from and to. By adding an evening, the guests will have the opportunity to add a safari cycle as well as a game drive/ bush walk.