THE ITINERARY

 

6th September 2018, Thursday

  • Rider’s will meet at the St Lucia Eco Lodge, where their vehicles will be left before being transported to the start in uMkhuze.
  • Bikes will be boxed and transported to the eMshophi (uMkhuze) campsite and riders will be transported by bus to eMshophi to unbox and assemble their bikes. Bikes remain overnight at eMshophi campsite in the crew village, security is provided.
  • Riders will continue on to Ghost Mountain Inn for registration and room allocation on a sharing basis with dinner bed and breakfast provided.
  • Dinner from 18h30.
  • Riders will be provided their Group allocations and departure time slots and get to meet their guides and leader riders.
  • Dangerous Game Briefing.
  • Evening entertainment with live music and bar facilities.

7th September 2018, Friday

Day 1

  • Breakfast from 05h00 to 06h00 and bags loaded.
  • Riders will be transported by Game Viewers back to eMshophi camp site to collect their bikes and meet the crew.
  • Ride begins from eMshophi at approximately 07h00.

ROUTE

The route heads south through uMkhuze exiting at the Dakela management gate and into the Lebombo Mountains, re-entering through a community gate into uMkhuze; up and over the uMkhumbi plateau, through the Phinda Private Game Reserve, through Amarello and into the False Bay section of iSimangaliso to the water’s edge of Lake St Lucia; through Hluhluwe River Lodge and on to the end at Bonamanzi Game Reserve.

All entrants are accommodated at the Bonamanzi Lalapanzi Camp with dinner and breakfast served in the main hall.

  • Lunch from 12h00 to 16h00 at the pool bar.
  • It’s time to relax – enjoy the swimming pool, massages, bars.
  • Dinner from 19h00.
  • A Photo presentation of the and all you need to know for Day 2’s ride.
  • Live entertainment = and bar facilities.

8th September 2018, Saturday

Day 2

  • Breakfast from 05h00.
  • Load bags onto transport by 06h00.
  • Riders leave in groups from 06h30.

ROUTE

Exit Bonamanzi across the Hluhluwe River onto the Nyalazi Flood Plain, cross the Nyalazi River to head into the Western Shores section of iSimangaliso. Through eMgadankawu Hide to the water point at the uMthoma Aerial Boardwalk. Continue through Western Shores to exit via the Dukuduku gate onto tar and into the town of St Lucia through the iGwalagwala Forest and onto the finish at the St Lucia Eco Lodge.

Arrive at the St Lucia Eco Lodge between 11h00 and 15h00.

  • Lunch from 11h00 to 15h00.
  • Massage on the lawn (own cost).
  • Afternoon Sunset Cruise and drinks from 16h00.
  • Dinner from 18h30.
  • Days photos and Day 3’s Briefing at 19h00.
  • Live entertainment.
  • Nightlife in St Lucia.

9th September 2018, Sunday

Day 3

  • Breakfast at 06h30.
  • Riders leave in groups from 07h30.

ROUTE

From the St Lucia Eco Lodge, head out towards the beach along the Lake St Lucia Estuary boardwalk; follow the beach route to the iPhiva pans and into the Eastern Shores section of iSimangaliso. The route heads through marshes, grasslands and onto the remains of the old Cape Vidal road before climbing towards Mission Rocks. Back through coastal dunes and forest and a short section in St Lucia town, then into the iGwalagwala hiking trail to finish at St Lucia Eco Lodge.

  • Lunch from 11h00 to 13h00.
  • Fun Prize giving and thanks.
  • Check out and leave or stay on at the St Lucia Eco Lodge (own cost).

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