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New Amazing Fatbike tours

Have you heard about the new craze worldwide? Have you ever had this MAD thought that it would be cool to cycle on a beach with ease without getting stuck? Well the time is HERE!! And we are now offering Fatbike tours in Gansbaai which is now the best place in the world for Great White Sharks, Whales and Fatbike Riding :-)

Take a look at our Fatbike tours and packages and book yourself a unique adventure!

 

Fatbike tours

Sunset Dunes Tour

Fatbike Beach Tour

R500 per person (2-3 Hours) This is the ultimate ride down the mountain to the top of the Sand Dunes. The trail to the dunes is special, running on a narrow sandy horse trail through the Fynbos to the top of the Dunes. When reaching the dunes we will make our way down the sand channels to the main part of the Dunes taking in the fantastic scenery and ocean views. The tour can be for anyone who can ride a bike and is not very strenuous as we take our time and it is more about taking in the amazing afternoon sun and sunset than racing around. For the adventurous rider we can tackle the steep sand faces on the dunes and test your mind over matter on what looks impossible and dangerous to actually be gentle and exciting. This tour is for anyone and everyone and not to be missed when visiting Cape Town or the Overberg area. We will be dropped at the top of the Dunes by car and will ride back to the base but if you are tired we can arrange for a pick-up by the beach. We video the experience on Gopro and will upload your experience onto YouTube and send you the link free of charge :-)

Included

• 1 x Guided Trail – De Kelders Sand Dunes
• Silverback Double Scoop Fatbike for the guided tour
• Video link on YouTube of you in action
• Helmet
• Light refreshments (Water & Sweets for a little sugar rush)
• Nature reserve entry

Excluded

• Items of a personal nature
• Bike Riding Shoes (just closed shoes necessary)
• Riding shorts & Top
• Collection and drop off in Hermanus (Additional R150 each way for the vehicle)
• Insurance
• Meals

Sand Dunes Tour

Fatbike Dune tour

R500 per person (2-3 Hours) This is the ultimate ride from near Grootbos nature reserve down the mountain to the top of the Sand Dunes. The trail to the dunes is special, running on a narrow sandy horse trail through the Fynbos to the top of the Dunes. When reaching the dunes we will make our way down the sand channels to the main part of the Dunes taking in the fantastic scenery and ocean views. Te tour can be for anyone who can ride a bike and is not very strenuous as we take our time and it is more about taking in the surrounds than racing around. For the adventurous rider we can tackle the steep sand faces on the dunes and test your mind over matter on what looks impossible and dangerous to actually be gentle and exciting. This tour is for anyone and everyone and not to be missed when visiting Cape Town or the Overberg area. This is a fantastic tour to combine with shark cage diving in the morning and we can offer a combination of both in 1 day to make it a real adventurous day out and a truly special one to remember. We will be dropped at the top of the Dunes by car and will be collected at the bottom so don’t worry there are no hectic uphill rides and we make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We video the experience on Gopro and will upload your experience onto YouTube and send you thre link free of charge :-)

Included

• 1 x Guided Trail – De Kelders Sand Dunes
• Silverback Double Scoop Fatbike for the guided tour
• Video link on YouTube of you in action
• Helmet
• Light refreshments (Water & Sweets for a little sugar rush)
• Nature reserve entry

Excluded

• Items of a personal nature
• Bike Riding Shoes
• Riding shorts & Top
• Collection and drop off in Hermanus (Additional R150 each way for the vehicle)
• Insurance
• Meals

Hermanus Beach Tour

Fatbike Beach Tour

R500 per person (2-3 Hours) We will meet at Grotto Beach in Hermanus (Pickups can be arranged) then after familiarizing ourselves with the bikes will head off up the Blue Flag Grotto Beach. The ride is paced and we can stop at any time to rest and take in the scenery. The ride to Sopiesklip rock is 6km and there we will put the bikes down and explore the stunning cave in a rock by the water where a guy lived in for over a year. This is also a perfect place to jump in and take a dip in the ocean to refresh. After fun and games at the rock we will make our way back to Grotto Beach.

Included

• 1 x Guided Trail – Hermanus Beach
• Fatbike
• Video link on YouTube of you in action
• Protective gear (Helmet)
• Light refreshments

Excluded

• Items of a personal nature
• Bike Riding Shoes
• Riding shorts & Top
• Insurance
• Meals
• Towel

Packages

Fat Break Package

Fatbike Break Package

1 Night & 1 Trail

Day 1 – Check in and Overnight @ The Roundhouse
Day 2 – Breakfast at the Roundhouse then set off on the Guided Sand Dunes / Beach trail – Check out late morning or extend your stay

1 Night, 1 Trail package is a package including 1 night stay at the Roundhouse and 1 Guided trail on the Stunning Die Plaat beach with on Fatbikes. You can arrive at your leisure on day 1 and enjoy the stunning area of De Kelders with stunning beaches and hiking trails before having a sun downer in our rooftop Jacuzzi and dinner at one of our local stunning restaurants (Own cost)

On day 2 after an early breakfast we will either do a Beach trail or the Sand Dunes trail which is very special! Imagine speeding down the huge Sand Dunes from the mountain right down to the beach! We will return late morning then you will be able to freshen up before checking out of the Roundhouse or extending your stay :-)

Rates: March 2015 – October 2016

 

Budget Package

R900
per person sharing


R350 Single Supplement

Standard Package

R1000
per person sharing


R350 Single Supplement

Luxury Package

R1150
per person


R350 Single Supplement

Executive Package

R1250
per person


R400 Single Supplement

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Included

  • 1 x Night’s Accommodation
  • Nature reserve Entry fees
  • 1 x Guided Trail on Die Plaat – Beach / Sand Dunes
  • light Refreshments on the trails
  • YouTube Link to a video of your trails
  • Breakfast

Excluded

  • All personal costs
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Extras

  • R250 each way for shark diving shuttle from Cape Town (Set Times)
  • R1500 for Private transfer to Gansbaai from Cape Town / Airport (each way)
  • R150 upgrade for Beach Trail to De Kelders – Hermanus Trail
  • R250 Upgrade for the EPIC trail down the dunes to Hermanus (Set Times)
Shark and Ride Package

Morning Great White Shark Cage Diving + Afternoon Ride (Dunes / Beach)

Shark And Ride Package

The Shark and Ride Package is a package for a full day of adventure! Join us on a morning with the Great White Sharks then followed by a Beach or Dune ride on the Stunning Die Plaat beach or the Dunes in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve on Fatbikes. This is an amazing adventurous day for the young at heart and you will have a real day to remember for the rest of your life with this ultimate day out to show you the best marine life as well as world class landscapes.

Rates: March 2015 – October 2016

 

Shark and Ride

R1850
per person

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Included

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Shark Cage Diving Tour
  • Snacks and light lunch (Soup & Bread) after the shark trip
  • Afternoon Fatbike Tour
  • Nature reserve Entry
  • Water
  • YouTube Link to a video of your trails

Excluded

  • All personal costs
  • Lunch

Optional Extras

  • R150 each way for transfer from Hermanus
  • R1500 for Private transfer to Gansbaai from Cape Town / Airport (each way)
Fat Sharks Package

Fat Sharks Package
Day 1 – AM Great White Shark Cage Diving – Guided Sand Dunes trail / Dunes Trail in the afternoon – Overnight @ The Roundhouse
Day 3 – Breakfast at the Roundhouse then check out (Or do your fatbike tour in the morning @ 9:30am)

 

Rates: March 2015 – October 2016

 

Budget Package

R2300
per person sharing


R200 Single Supplement

Standard Package

R2400
per person sharing


R200 Single Supplement

Luxury Package

R2500
per person


R200 Single Supplement

Executive Package

R2650
per person


R300 Single Supplement

More Information

Included

  • 1 x Shark Cage Dive tour
  • Breakfast on day 1
  • All gear included on shark dive
  • Drinks & Snacks on the boat and soup & bread after
  • 1 x Guided Trail on the Beach or Dunes
  • Nature reserve Entry
  • light Refreshments on the tours
  • YouTube Link to a video of your Fatbike tour
  • 1 x Night’s Accommodation
  • Breakfast on day 2

Excluded

  • All personal costs
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Extras

  • R250 each way for shark diving shuttle from Cape Town (Set Times)
  • R1500 for Private transfer to Gansbaai from Cape Town / Airport (each way) (1-4 people)
FAQ’s

What is a ‘Fatbike’?

(source Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatbike)

A fatbike also named wide tire bike is a bicycle with over-sized tyres, typically 4 inches or larger and rims 65 mm or wider, that are designed for riding on soft unstable terrain such as snow and sand. These bikes are built around frames with wide forks and stays to accommodate the wide rims required to fit these tires.
History

Fatbikes were invented for winter trail riding and racing in sub-arctic Alaska and simultaneously, for touring the deserts of New Mexico. They are very versatile bikes, capable of riding on any terrain which includes: snow, sand, desert, bogs and mud as well as normal mountain biking terrain. The original fatbike was ridden in 1986 across the Sahara using fat tires prototypes from Michelin.

In December 2012 Eric Larsen (Polar Explorer) attempted to ride a fatbike to the South Pole. He made it a quarter of the way before he had to turn around. In 2013/2014 there were three cycling expeditions to the South Pole. Maria Leijerstam became the first to cycle to the South Pole, across the South Pole Traverse road on a tricycle with fatbike tires. Juan Menéndez Granados skied and rode a fatbike to the South Pole. On 21 January 2014 Daniel P. Burton became the first person to ride a bike across Antarctica to the South Pole.

Experience required?

If you can ride a bike then you are there already! You will realise after just 2 minutes on a fatbike how easy it is and the limitations are virtually non-existent! The bikes are a little different to steer but are quick to get used to.

Level of Fitness required?

If you can ride on a normal mountain bike trail then you will be fine. You will need to be relatively fit and able to do the trails but we ride slowly so don’t worry if you get tired as it is about enjoying the ride and not a race.

When do you offer these trips?

We run year-round but the riding will be most fun in our Summer months (October – May) with hot sunny days mostly. Our Great White Sharks are here all year round but peak Season is our winter from June – September when the visibility is better underwater and water warmer. The Whales come into the bay from July – December.

Where can I buy a Fatbike?

We have preferential rates from an excellent vendor and should you wish to buy a Fatbike after your stay we can put an order in for you including any personal requirements for the look and feel of the bike and it will be delivered to your door.

Accommodation options

The Roundhouse Guesthouse

Budget Room

  • *Late Check-out*
  • Bed & en-suite only (Bath & Shower)
  • Free WIFI
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Access to Rooftop Jacuzzi
  • Beds – King Size / 2 Single

Enjoy relaxing accommodation for one night in the Roundhouse Guest House’s well-appointed Budget room.Then wake up to face the Great White Sharks!

Standard Stay

  • *Late Check-out*
  • Suite – living room, bedroom & bathroom
  • Free WIFI
  • Satellite TV
  • Access to Rooftop Jacuzzi
  • Beds – King Size / 2 Single

Enjoy relaxing accommodation for one night in the Roundhouse Guest House’s well-appointed Standard suite.Relish an adrenaline pumping, incredible up-close encounter with the Great White Shark, with a Great White Shark Cage Dive

Luxury Stay

  • *Late Check-out*
  • Suite – living room, bedroom & bathroom
  • Free WIFI
  • Satellite TV
  • TV viewing also from bedroom
  • Mini-bar
  • Large Corner Bath
  • Luxury Finishes
  • Access to Rooftop Jacuzzi
  • Beds – King Size / 2 Single

Enjoy one night in the Roundhouse Guest House’s gorgeous luxury suite, which exudes refined elegance, with tasteful furnishings, carpets and stylish décor. The neutral, earthy tones of the walls, perfectly complements the Quartz clad round wall, creating a restful finish. The beds can be arranged to cater for two people sharing (twin) or a couple can enjoy a luxurious King size bed. The TV in the living room can be pulled through an opening in the wall so that you can lie in bed and watch your favorite shows in comfort. Then first thing in the morning revel in an up close encounter with one of the world’s most revered predators, the Great White Shark with the Great White Shark Cage Dive

Executive Stay

  • *Late Check-out*
  • Suite – living room, bedroom & bathroom
  • Free WIFI
  • Satellite TV
  • Surround Sound
  • Private Balcony
  • Jacuzzi Bath
  • Stone / Wood luxury finishes
  • Mini-bar
  • Sea View
  • Access to Rooftop Jacuzzi
  • Beds – King Size / 2 Single

Relax and revel in one night’s stay in the Roundhouse Guest House’s magnificent Executive suite, which offers the ultimate in comfort and luxury. With beautiful furniture, elegantly-appointed décor and a sunset view over the bay from your private balcony, you will have an unforgettable experience embracing the executive lifestyle. The room includes a cleverly designed flat LED screen which is able to swivel 360 degrees through the wall, so you can view it in the spacious lounge or while lying cozily tucked up in bed and in the bathroom as well. Invite your friends to the lounge, which can seat four people. There is a second private bedroom with on-suite that can be added at the standard rate then accommodating for 4 people in this fantastic living space. The next morning enjoy a thrilling, close-up encounter with the Great White Sharks with a Great White Shark Cage Dive.

Facilities

Our Entertainment Area

  • Rooftop Jacuzzi
  • Free WIFI
  • Swimming Pool
  • Games Room – Pool & Table Tennis
  • Garden Chillout area
  • Indoor & Outdoor Braai
Surroundings

Surrounding Area

Make the most of the stunning area of De Kelders with Km’s of coastal walking trails, the best land based Whale watching in the world and world class beaches. Other Activities than can be enjoyed are:

  • Land-based Whale watching
  • Boat-based Whale watching
  • World Class Hiking Trails
  • Cave Tours
  • Fishing
  • Quad Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wine Farms
  • Birkenhead Micro Brewery
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