This one is for the truly adventurous rider, looking for a real wilderness MTB experience.
This 4 Night/5 Day Trip, includes 3 days of magnificent wilderness riding, starting from the Giriyondo Border Post, making your way north along the length of the Limpopo National Park (Which shares an open border with Kruger on the South African Side). You will make your way crisscrossing the Shingwedzi river and then head north along the Limpopo River, through magnificent fever tree forests, rocky Lebombo slopes, and of course a little bit of sandveld (we want to enjoy the ride, so we will shuttle the worst of the sandy sections.
Due to the wilderness nature of this trip, we are strictly limited to a maximum of 6 riders per trip. This is both in terms of keeping the logistics manageable, as well as keeping the quality of the experience up. Non-Riding partners can be accommodated, but will still form part of the overall number of 6 guests. Don’t miss your chance to book one of these very limited spots now.
Day 1: Shuttle Departure from Pretoria at 08:00, and travel via Phalaborwa to Letaba Rest Camp in Kruger National Park. Overnight Letaba Camp (tents)
Day 2: 05:30 Coffee and Rusks, then Depart from Letaba for Giryondo Border post, stoping at a picnic site just before the border for breakfasts. Once border formalities are completed, the Riders depart from Giriyondo, for an 70km ride to the first overnight camp at on a high cliff overlooking the Shingwedzi River. Arrival in camp should be around 13:30, where showers and a few cold ones will be waiting, before spending the afternoon relaxing around camp. (Overnight Wilderness Camp – Tents)
Day 3: 06:30 Coffee and Rusks, and then prepare for a 07:00 am departure. Heading north across a rocky plateau of the Lebombo Mountains, We will stop off for brunch at a viewpoint overlooking the impressive Shingwedzi cliffs. Before continuing on for another 30km, to the endpoint of the day’s ride. From here we enter the sandveld region, which is no fun to ride, and we will shuttle the ground to the overnight stop near Mapai. (Overnight Wilderness Camp – Tenting)
Day 4: 06:30 Coffee and Rusks, and then we shuttle the riders and bikes 15km, to just outside of Mapai, and the edge of the dreaded Sandveld, where we saddle up and start the days ride, heading north again along the Limpopo river, towards Pafuri Border Post/Crooks Corner. At the halfway stop, brunch will be served under a giant Baobab tree. Arriving at Pafuri Border post, where the ride end, we will first go and explore the old army post atop the hill, we will then make our way to the immigration office, clear customs back into SA before loading up the bikes, and making our way through Kruger Park to our final Overnight stop at Punda Maria. (Overnight Punda Maria – Chalets)
Day 5: A slightly later wake up call this morning, we will enjoy breakfast around 08:30, before hitting the road for the drive home. Arriving in Pretoria around 16:00.
Costs: The trip is all-inclusive – including return travel from Pretoria, all meals (from dinner on the first day, to breakfast on the last, all accommodation, park entry, tents and bedding, guides fees and drinks. Price per person is only R7205.00pp (50% Deposit secures booking, Balance due before departure).
*Please note – Limpopo National Park is a wilderness area. Although predator encounters are very unlikely, in areas where the possibility for this exists, the support vehicle will always be close by for safety reasons.
Limpopo Wild Ride (Moz) 10-14 March 2021
This 4 Night/5 Day Trip, includes 3 days of magnificent wilderness riding, starting from the Giriyondo Border Post, making your way north along the length of the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique
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