Pondoland 3-Day MTB Tour
Pondoland 3-Day/4-Night MTB
COST: Sharing R 13 500 | Single R15 900
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Prepare for an exhilarating escapade like no other with the Pondo 4-day MTB (4 nights) adventure, an extraordinary fully catered MTB Tour that will transport you to the captivating realm of Pondoland in the Northern Transkei. Brace yourself for three unforgettable days of cycling through an untouched paradise nestled within the Eastern Cape.
As you embark on this thrilling journey, you’ll be treated to the luxurious comfort of en-suite lodges each night, perfectly situated along the breathtaking coastline. Feel the adrenaline surge through your veins as you conquer Pondoland on your trusty MTB or E MTB, traversing gravel roads and exhilarating jeep tracks that will leave you breathless with excitement. No carrying of your bike , allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the sheer joy of the experience.
Prepare to be amazed, as this route unveils a whole new dimension of Pondoland, distinct from the hiking trails that others tread. Get ready to embark on an adventure that will redefine your perception of exhilaration and leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Pondoland 3-Day MTB
Prepare yourself for an exhilarating journey as you embark on a thrilling cycle between the captivating destinations of Msikaba and Port St Johns. Brace yourself for an extraordinary exploration of the untamed Wild Coast in Transkei, South Africa. Along this remarkable route, you’ll bear witness to the awe-inspiring Cape Vulture Colony at Msikaba, marvel at the sheer magnificence of two of the world’s seven waterfalls cascading directly into the majestic sea. Feel the adrenaline surge as waves crash against rugged rocks, while the iconic Cathedral Peak Rock boldly emerges from the vast ocean. But that’s not all! Immerse yourself in the rich history of Nelson Mandela’s birthplace, as you pedal along ancient cattle tracks perched high above dramatic cliffs, with mysterious caves beckoning from below. And let’s not forget the vibrant Xhosa culture that awaits you in the welcoming villages along the way. Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience that simply cannot be overlooked.
Highlights of the Tour
Seeing waterfalls that fall directly into the sea
Waterfall Bluff crashing into the sea
Seeing Cathedral rock and many other amazing sights
Waves crashing at Lupithana,
3 Days of unforgettable cycling along the wild coast
Luxury each night in your en-suite room
Swimming in the sea or the beautiful pools along the way
Sightseeing of the awesome Cape Vulture colony (more than 100 birds) on the way to Msikaba
Cattle on the beach
Fresh sea food (weather permitting)
Amazing views over the Coastline
Beautiful secluded beaches
The untamed Transkei is located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and lies just outside of East London. It is an almost forgotten part of the country that seems to function at its own pace and without modern day influences. Many tourists and locals visit the Transkei as it provides a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.
One of the sites on the way to the start is the Cape Vulture Colony just above Msikaba. Despite the extent of subsistence farmland in Africa, little is known about endangered species that persist within them. The Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) is regionally endangered in southern Africa and at least 20% of the population breeds in the subsistence farmland area previously known as the Transkei in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa
Pondoland lodges, Wildcoast, Transkei, Eastern Cape
We will stay at 2 different lodges, you need to drive with your own vehicle from the 1 lodge to the other.
Start: Lambazi lodge, Port Grosvenor
Finish: Mbotyi Lodge
Day 1: 50km
Day 2: 55 km
Day 3: 45 km
Limited to 18 entries
Not suitable for beginners.
Intermediate to advance level cyclist or E MTB. You must be able to cycle over sections of rocky and uneven areas over boulders and loose rocks.
Entry Fee and Highlights Includes
3 days of unforgettable cycling along the wild coast
4 nights of en-suite accommodation
3 meals per day
Sundowner snacks each day
Medical and emergency services on standby
Generosity and great atmosphere
Entry Fee Excludes
- Transport to the start venue and in between the overnight lodges
- Breakfast on departure
- Massages available at Mbotyi River Lodge (optional)
- Bike Mechanic
- Spares, please bring your own
- Medical Insurance
- Medical Evacuation
- Travel Insurance
- Bike Insurance
- Any other extras
15:00: onwards Meet at Lambazi Lodge, Port Grosvenor
18:00 Sunset Drinks and dinner
8:00 Ride to the Vulture Colony, see Msikaba, see beautiful beaches, swim in the sea or river
14:00 Chill in the afternoon , explore the area, walk to a waterfall
18:00 Sunset drinks and Dinner
8:00 Ride to Lupithana, see the crashing waves
14:00 Drive in convoy to our next overnight venue
18:00 Sunset Drinks and Dinner
8:00 Cycle to a few waterfalls, see the tea plantations, enjoy the local hospitality, enjoy the beautiful views over the valeys
14:00 Relax or book a massage (pre booked only, at your own cost)
18:00 Sunset drinks and Dinner
We have the following safety equipment with us:
– A medical kit, including bandages, etc.
– An AED (Automatic Electric Defibrillator)
– A Garmin InReach (to be used in case of an extreme emergency only, not when you are tired)
– A helicopter for airlifting, with the understanding that you will be held liable for the cost of evacuation.