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The Route

“Kruger to Canyons” is a regional term, initially coined by the UNESCO registered Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region and can refer to the large region lying between (and including) the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon, the Olifants and Sabi River Gorge’s (poetic license giving rise to the referral of them as canyons and thus the plural is used)

The  K2C cycle Tour takes you an a route that is unparalleled in uniqueness and adventure.   It will still in principal take you from the edge of the Kruger itowards the Blyde River Canyon, however, this year, we are bringing in some new farms, new routes and new unspoilt areas to visit still taking you on an adventure through our partner reserves,  Timbavati, Thornybush and Kapama Private Nature Reserves and onto the Blue Canyon Conservancy exiting onto the final road that sweeps one twoards the incredible Blyde River Canyon.

The start of the route introduces you to typical Lowveld wilderness with sweeping savanna’s, Riverine bush and Thornveld thickets - all home to an array of Africa’s wildlife including the illustrious Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo).  

As your day’s cycling continues you start heading towards the incredible escarpment of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains, its colourful escaprment faces and the scenic mouth of the Blyde River Canyon.

This is a truly unique achievement that such an event has been established covering these major reserves and is bound to be a remarkable experience and truly a privilege to aspire to.

The Unique Environment

This is the first time ever that the private reserves in the Lowveld have come together to approve a trans-traverse of their properties as well as being the first time that a cycling event has been allowed on most of these reserves.    There is currently no other cycling event in South Africa that can rival what the K2C Cycle Tour can offer.

From the excitement of Big 5, to the coming together and cooperation of neighbouring reserves, this route also links together 2 of South Africa’s natural jewels from the World Famous Kruger National Park to the Famed, Blyde River Canyon - the third largest and the greenest canyon in the world..

This route truly brings to you a unique opportunity and a privilege that you deserve to bestow upon yourself.  

Kruger to Canyons .....


Due to the nature of the route, it is CRUCIAL that all bikes be fitted with TUBELESS TYRES.

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