People on holidays to South Africa may wish to keep their eyes peeled for Princes William and Harry after they set off on a charity bike ride around the country at the weekend.

People on holidays to South Africa may wish to keep their eyes peeled for Princes William and Harry after they set off on a charity bike ride around the country at the weekend.

The Royals departed as part of a group of over 80 riders travelling 1,000 miles in order to raise money for a number of children’s charities and said they do not expect to stay on their motorbikes for the whole trip.

“It’s going to be very challenging and we’re expecting to fall off many a time,” said 24-year-old Harry.

The riders were cheered as they set off down the goat tracks on their way to Port Elizabeth, the first stop-off point.

The estimated £300,000 raised from the trip will be split between Unicef, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Sentebale, a charity established by Harry in order to continue his late mother’s legacy.

This is not the first adventure that Prince Harry has had in South Africa – the Royal recently bungee-jumped off the 700 ft high Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s biggest jump.

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