Cape Build Up | ROAD

Jeffreys Bay to Cape Town

25 – 30 January 2024

The aim of the tour is to provide a very comprehensive base training for the Cape Town Cycle Tour in March. It has been found that 5 days of back-to-back cycling at a medium to easy pace works best – then afterwards to move high-intensity training and racing in order to peak for the Cycle Tour. Mostly, though, the Build Up is about spending 5 days riding through some of the most scenic parts of the world with a group of like-minded people enjoying the freedom & exhilaration of cycling.

Day 1 – Arrive in Port Elizabeth by 15h00

We will run one group airport shuttle to Jeffrey’s Bay, where we overnight at the famous Supertubes surf break.

Day 2Ride to STORMS RIVER VILLAGE – 107 km

Leaving the SA surf capital behind, we warm up the legs on an easy initial 10km, and then there is a hilly section after Humansdorp before it flattens out alongside the Langeberg Mountain range. There is a refreshment stop under the trees at 46 km and an optional stop at Oudebosch Farm Stall at 73km, then cycle on through the forest, ending at the cosy Tsitsikamma Village inn, where we enjoy lunch and a therapeutic massage by the pool.

Cape Build Up Cycle Tour

Day 3 – A splendid display of Nature & Passes – 125 km

This is the heart of the world famous, scenic ‘Garden Route’.  Bloukrans & Nature’s Valley provide two wonderful challenges with stunning descents and testing climbs. We then ride on to Knysna for lunch, before cruising the last 12km to Blackwaters River Lodge.

Day 4Blackwaters to Hartenbos – 126 km

We continue along the N2 to Sedgefield and on to Wilderness, where we head up White’s Road for an “Afrix-Roubaix” detour off the busy main drag, which takes us on hard-packed dirt, along quiet, shaded roads and into George. We then ride up and back down the spectacular Outeniqua Pass, then on to lunch at Great Brak, before shuttling 2 hours to our overnight in Swellendam

Day 5 – R319 to Hermanus, via Standford – 124 or 147 km

After an early breakfast, we transfer 34kms to a drop off point along the R319 and cycle to Bredasdorp, then on through Napier, where we stop to enjoy lunch at a local farmstall, before rolling on to Stanford. You may choose to load up here after 124 kms or ride the new road into Hermanus for a total of 147km. We spend the night close to the ocean and there are many shops, craft stalls and bars to explore. We enjoy a final celebration dinner together this evening.


 We head out to Kleinmond & on around the coastline past Betty’s Bay & Rooi Els to Gordon’s Bay – which must be one the most scenic cycling routes in the world. We end off with an invigorating swim at the Beach and enjoy lunch, before transferring back to Cape Town / Airport.

*E-Bikes are welcome on all our tours. Now anyone who can ride a bike can be included!

Price: R17,800.00 per person sharing

Single Supplement: Add R4,750.00

Non-refundable deposit: R3000 – Balance due by 02 Nov 2023

The cut-off date is 01 November 2023.

If we do not have the minimum numbers required by this date, the tour will not go ahead and your R3000 deposit will be refunded.


  • Vehicles for transfers and en route back-up
  • Special bike/luggage trailers
  • Toolkit, foot pump, first aid kit (in vehicle)
  • Accommodation for 5 nights
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 6
  • Energy drinks, coke, water, energy bars and fruit en route daily


  • All drinks not dispensed at the roadside, including bottled water, soft drinks, fancy coffees and all alcoholic beverages.
  • Road bike rental (bring your own bike or we can arrange rental)
  • Spare parts – bring your own tubes, tyres, repair kits, spokes, super links, etc.
  • Any personal preferences, e.g. gels, recovery drinks, other energy drinks, etc.
  • All items of a personal nature, e.g. telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Massage – must be pre-booked
  • Airfares
  • Bike courier fees where applicable
  • Gratuities (except for meals) & porterage
  • Anything not mentioned above


Cape Build Up | ROAD


    All participants are required to sign a copy of our indemnity form and wear a helmet at all times while cycling.

    Deposit – A non-refundable deposit of R3000 is required to confirm the booking. No dates are firmly secured until this deposit has been paid.

    Balance Payment – Balance of payment is required no later than 12 weeks (84 days) prior to departure. Late applicants may, however, join the tour subject to availability.

    Cancellations – If the cancellation is received up to 84 days or more prior to departure, the appropriate deposit will be forfeited. In the event of cancellation less than 84 days prior to departure, the following charges will apply:

    • 83 – 56 days – 50% of total fare
    • 55 to 28 days – 75% of total fare
    • less than 28 days – 100% of total fare