About us and our business
We offer quality activity holidays in South Africa with tours supported by our extensive knowledge of regions, incorporating unique features and outstanding personal service. We research, establish and manage tours. We focus on self-guided: Walking holidays, and Cycling holidays in South Africa. We also arrange Guided holidays.
Why us ?
You can expect a perfect mix of excellent service, high quality and value for money. A holiday that will inspire you. Our self-guided walking holidays and cycling holidays in South Africa offer scenic and interesting routes. You will have detailed route notes, luggage transfer, quality accommodation and 24/7 support. Our tour package is flexible. A range of options can be added to the basic itinerary to ensure that the holiday is tailor made for your personal requirements.
Scenic, interesting routes
Our walking holidays and our cycling holidays involve itineraries in scenic areas which cater for a variety of interests. We try to ensure that no two days are the same to ensure that your trip is varied and interesting.
The walking holiday and cycling holiday is self-guided and we make sure that you have the necessary detailed route information. Detailed route maps and notes will allow you to journey at your own pace, carrying only a small day-pack. GPS co-ordinates are provided in our Route Guide. In most cases a presentation by an expert about a special feature of the route is included in the program. Your luggage will be transported.
You will spend each evening in a hotel or guesthouse along the route, selected for quality and convenience. Accommodation will include breakfast. Other meals as well as drinks will be for your own account. Arrange with your hotel/guesthouse for a lunch pack of your choice for the following day. We disclose full details of our accommodation providers to ensure that you can assess the quality and standard. It is generally by way of a link to the websites of the different hotels/guesthouses on our panel.
Explore at your own pace
Typically the morning starts with a leisurely breakfast, a chance to peruse the directions and familiarise yourself with the route on the map. When you are ready, you depart from the hotel along an inviting path. There is enough time to travel at your own pace, pausing whenever you want to admire the views, to study the flowers or birds, or to visit a point of interest, eg. a wine estate. Linger over your picnic lunch at a panoramic spot, and then continue on your way. Your charming hotel/guest hous will mark the end of a rewarding day. We plan our hotel-to-hotel routes so that you typically arrive at your next hotel during the mid to late afternoon. There will be time to freshen up and explore the area before a dinner of regional cuisine.
A local 24/7 back-up service is on hand to help with general information, or problems and emergencies.
We allocate Grades to our walking- and cycling tours, according to the length of the trip and the terrain. This serves as an indication of holidays that might suit you best, based on your level of fitness. We allocate a grade to each day of the trip, as well as the overall route. We use 3 grades: Easy, Moderate and Challenging. For our definitions and how to prepare for the different grades, go to Walking grades and Cycling grades
Travelling to the starting point of the trip is your own responsibility and for your own account. We do not provide air tickets. You have the flexibility to find the transport that suits you. As an extra we can assist with car hire, airport or other transfers. If you require any assistance or advice, please enquire. See our Travel Services
We operate with a flexible approach to our holidays. Please enquire if you require longer or shorter periods – it may be possible! In some cases it is even possible to add extra activities like cycling, walking or horse riding to the program. If it is your first visit to South Africa we can combine our routes to offer a 14- 21 day holiday, incorporating the highlights of different areas.
Information and questions
All the information required for decision making about our routes (Except the detailed Route guide) is provided on our website. The complete Route guide, including route- and area information, will be provided on arrival. Any further information is available on request. Please Contact us, or e-mail email@example.com. We shall endeavour to reply within 24 hours to any questions about both our walking holidays and our cycling holidays in South Africa.
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The members of Trails and Travel CC are :
Andries Liebenberg B Econ MBA – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pieter Krynauw B Comm MBA - email@example.com
Our local partners/guides are:
Gillian Louw in Hermanus
Hans van Dyk in Betty's Bay (Kogelberg Walk & Cederberg)- firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Attwell, Kogelberg and Hermanus
Siegfried Schäfer in Franschhoek
Joanna Jayne in Cape Town
Peter Siegfried, West Coast
Casper Badenhorst, Kruger Park and Blyde River Canyon area
Helen Ross, Wild Coast
Chris Derksen, Bushveld
Esti Stewart, St Francis Bay
We have been involved in business for more than thirty years at senior executive level. Our approach is to plan a trip meticulously for you to experience the most idyllic scenery, the friendliest and most welcoming hotels, the tastiest regional cuisine, the most scenic trails and the most outstanding features of the region. Our detailed route notes reflect this approach and in addition you will enjoy our attentive service and support while on holiday.
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