Riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to enjoy scenery and landscapes – what better way to enjoy the beach, coastal forests and lagoons of the pristine North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal than by bicycle! Pedal Africa has been operating since 2016 from Prince’s Grant on the KwaZulu North Coast.
“Over 650 people have enjoyed the experience to date. The bicycles have wide, fat tyres for beach and sandy jeep track riding in the local indigenous forests. These bikes are also known as ‘fatties’. The beach between Blythedale and Zinkwazi is amazing to ride on around low tide – stunning bays, firm sand, beautiful rock formations and dune vegetation,” says Julian Bryant, Pedal Africa.
“There is a full setup of 10 bikes to tackle the approximate 2 hour (18km) route with viewing point stops. There are a variety of routes depending on rider skill and experience – although each route features a substantial amount of riding on the beach, which is the main attraction. Riders as young as 9 years of age have enjoyed the adventure. There is also wonderful forest single track adjacent to the lagoon and the odd bridge or 2 as well,” Julian adds.
Julian guides the tours and ensures everyone gets as much enjoyment out of the bikes and the route as possible. Riding on the beach at low tide is an experience that will bring a smile to anyone’s face. If you lucky you will even spot dolphins, whales (during whale season) and the abundant birdlife of the area. After an exhilarating ride on the fat bikes, riders can enjoy fantastic hospitality at the Prince’s Grant Lodge where one can enjoy a good meal and cold beverages, whilst overlooking the beautiful views across the estate towards the Indian Ocean.
What you need to know: Bike rental R350, Trail fee is R25 per rider, helmet rental is R25, group discounts for 5+ riders and riders should wear trainers.
For more information contact Julian Bryant on 082 419 0578, email: or visit www.pedalafrica.com