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Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 - 10 Day Tour

5th to 16th March 2017

Why not combine riding the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour as part of a longer tour of South Africa?
Staying in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Albertinia, you will enjoy wine tasting, training rides with local riders and a 2 night stay in a Game Lodge to see the "Big 5".

The Cape Town Cycle Tour celebrates its 40th edition in 2017 so don’t miss out. This is the largest timed cycling event in the world. The Cape Town Cycle Tour which was previously held under the name of one of the sponsors, the Cape Argus is a cycling event held in Cape Town, South Africa during the second week of March 2017. The 2017 date has been confirmed as Sunday March 12th.
We also offer a shorter package to the Cape Town Cycle Tour, with flexible arrival and departure dates to suit your requirements.
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The 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour...
It’s the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour in 2017. To celebrate this we propose a 10 day tour around the event.

Highlights:

  • 4 star hotels and lodges in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Albertinia
  • All transfers included
  • Stellenbosch vineyard stay and winery lunch and wine tasting
  • 3 guided training rides with a local rider
  • Stay in a game reserve and enjoy daily game drives to see the Big 5

The Cape Town Cycle Tour which was previously held under the name of one of the sponsors, the Cape Argus is a cycling event held in Cape Town, South Africa and it is the largest, timed cycling event in the world. Traditionally the race is held on the second Sunday in March and in 2017 we will see the 40th edition of this fantastic event. The 2017 date has been confirmed as Sunday March 12th 2017. This is a large international event with more than 30,000 people taking part from all over the World in 2016. The route is 110km long and you will ride through various town and communities in the Western Cape of South Africa.

The Hotels:

Kleine Zalze Hotel Stellenbosch ****:
Zalze Lodge is the farm’s very own Cape Dutch style country house overlooking the lush vineyards and breathtaking Stellenbosch mountains.
Nestled against the first fairway of the De Zalze Golf Course, this luxurious four-star establishment provides relaxed yet pristine accommodation with an array of leisurely pastimes guaranteed to unwind the stresses of modern day living.

Guests are invited to enjoy wine tastings, cycling trails through the rolling vineyards, or simply to relax by the pool. All in all, our selection of offerings – coupled with the exquisite location and impeccable service – make for a pleasurable, revitalising and unforgettable stay.

Gondwana Private Game Lodge ****:
Kwena Lodge is a modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling. Each open-plan suite is nestled into its spectacular natural surroundings with 180-degree views, sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to warm you upon returning from an evening Big 5 Game Drive.
The spacious Safari Lodge Accommodation facilities include a large infinity swimming pool, chic open-plan lounge and bar, with food and beverage services offered in an elegant dining room set around two open fireplaces, the new covered veranda from which to appreciate the animal life and landscape, and the outdoor African boma (a fire pit and sitting area surrounded by a windbreak fence).
Upon arrival at the Safari Park, just a 4-hour drive from Cape Town, Guests are treated to the finest African Cuisine at Gondwana’s Luxury Hotel, prepared using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients: bush breakfasts, romantic picnics, evening barbecues and relaxing sundowners in the picturesque Garden Route.

Each private suite of the Luxury Safari Hotel is a well-appointed, free-standing building with a spacious bedroom overlooking two waterholes across the valley and onto the Outeniqua and Langeberg mountain ranges, which once formed part of the supercontinent known as Gondwanaland.

You will experience Fine Dining throughout your stay at Gondwana Private Game Reserve. Enjoy the African Cuisine on offer at our restaurant, share in a traditional South African Braai (Barbeque), and relax amidst the Garden Route’s Fynbos while on a Romantic Picnic.

Room Specifications:
Each of the 14 open-plan suites features the sleeping area beneath a central skylight, with a wall towards the rear of the room creating a private dressing area. Bedroom opens to a spacious bathroom with a deep bath, walk-in shower and a pair of basins. Option of either Twin or King Size beds available on request. Each suite is approximately 70m² (755ft²) in size.

Park Inn Hotel Cape Town ****:
This 4-star hotel near the Cape Town business district is within walking distance of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, home to popular shops and restaurants.

Popular attractions like the Artscape Theatre Centre and majestic Table Mountain, one of the 7 Wonders of Nature, are just minutes away. Each of our 120 rooms and suites boasts amenities like Free Wireless High-speed Internet and an interactive entertainment system with satellite television. Choose from local specialities and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines at RBG Bar & Grill or enjoy cocktails and breathtaking views of the city and Table Mountain at Harald’s Bar & Terrace.

Guests can also take advantage of secure, indoor parking and complimentary access to the fitness centre and outdoor plunge pool.

  • 4-star hotel in Cape Town located 500 metres from the CTICC and business district
  • Free Wireless High-speed Internet in all 120 rooms and suites
  • RBG Bar & Grill offering daily breakfast buffet, local cuisine for lunch and dinner
  • Harald’s Bar & Grill featuring cocktails and views of Table Mountain
  • Complimentary access to on-site fitness centre and outdoor plunge pool
  • Secure, indoor parking
  • Conference facilities hosting up to 120 delegates theatre-style or 140 guests for a cocktail reception
  • Green Leaf™ ECO Certified

Planned itinerary for the 2017 event:

FLIGHT DAY | 05 MARCH:
Depart London Heathrow airport to Cape Town, South Africa via Johannesburg (book your own flights). We can book your flights for you if you wish. Please contact us for a quote

DAY 1 | 06 MARCH:
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport to be met by our local representative. From the airport you will be transferred to Kleine Zalze Hotel in Stellenbosch for your 4 nights stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Once at the hotel you check in and the rest of the day is at leisure. You are free to explore some of the local restaurants this evening.

DAY 2 | 07 MARCH:
In the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and afterwards join us for a training ride with local Pro/amateur cyclist. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a scenic ride. In the afternoon and evening you have the opportunity at leisure to explore the restaurants and the town of Stellenbosch.

DAY 3 | 08 MARCH:
Like yesterday, in the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and afterwards join us for a training ride with local Pro/amateur cyclist. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a scenic ride. In the afternoon and evening you have the opportunity at leisure to explore the town of Stellenbosch.

DAY 4 | 09 MARCH:
Like yesterday, in the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and afterwards join us for a training ride with local Pro/amateur cyclist. Today enjoy a group training ride to nearby wine farm followed by wine tasting and 3 course lunch menu (included). Evening at leisure at hotel with the opportunity to eat out.

DAY 5 | 10 MARCH:
Breakfast in hotel before checking out. Check out and transfer to Inn on the Square Hotel in Cape Town for your 3 night stay during the Cape Town Cycle Race. In the afternoon you are free to go out for lunch and you have leisure time to explore the mother city and some nice restaurants.

DAY 6 | 11 MARCH:
Breakfast in hotel and a rest day before Cape Town Cycle Race. Today you also need to register for the event so you need to make your way to the EXPO and registration village to collect your number. A Pro/Amateur rider will be available today to assist with bike setup and any mechanic work needed.

DAY 7 | 12 MARCH – The 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour
The hotel is excellently located for the start and the finish for today’s event.

DAY 8 | 13 MARCH:
Breakfast in hotel before checking out. Check out of hotel and transfer to Albertinia. Check in to Gondwana Game Lodge for your 2 night stay on a full board basis.
This afternoon, enjoy a late afternoon game drive to explore the big 5. Dinner included after game drive.

DAY 9 | 14 MARCH:
Early morning game drive with breakfast upon return. In the afternoon you are at leisure to relax before the Late evening game drive. Dinner included after game drive.

DAY 10 | 15 MARCH:
Early morning game drive before breakfast at lodge and check out. Check out of lodge and transfer to Cape Town airport for flight back home.

FLIGHT DAY | 16 MARCH:
Arrive back home.

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£1800 per person based on sharing a twin or double bedded room
£900 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

What’s included:

  • 10 days/ 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Kleine Zalze Lodge in Stellenbosch, Park Inn hotel in Cape Town centre and Gondwana Game Lodge Albertinia
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Stellenbosch wine farm lunch + wine tasting at nearby estate
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at Gondwana Game Lodge
  • 3 guided group training rides with a local amateur/ pro rider (variety of distances available)
  • Local contact person
  • Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned coach for group or private transfers in sedan for couple, with a driver as per the itinerary
  • The Park Inn Hotel Cape Town  is conveniently located for the registration, start and finish of the Cape Town Cycle Tour
  • All hotel taxes
  • A Team bag
  • Bike storage at the hotels
  • A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More information
  • A detailed travel itinerary

Also available:

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour is available at £50 per entry
  • Timing chip for the event, to be rented at the Race Expo for approximately R100.00 per chip.
  • Flights. We can book your flights for you if you wish. Please contact us for a quote
  • Travel insurance. Please visit our insurance page

Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.

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Important Information:

General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page. General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

Travel Insurance:
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events if you will be doing so. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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