Wild Adventure on the Transkei Coast
We have linked together some of the best single track this area has to offer for a morning adventure of unspoiled scenery, producing an unforgettable MTB experience.
We meet at the Wild Coast Casino and head out along the trails to the Mzamba Suspension Bridge where we will get to test your skills on the swaying bridge – if you dare!
Next is a big portage to overcome before we get to the top of the escarpment where we will be rewarded with some great views and some good elevation to head on-wards.
We ride along a number of cattle and goat tracks which we have pieced together over the years, skirting around numerous river valleys. Along this scenic inland route you will see a variety of waterfalls and landscapes.
We take a break at Nyamani Falls where our seconding vehicle will meet us with some tasty treats and some refreshments for the rest of the ride.
Shortly after Nyamani Falls we will take the turn off towards the beach jumping between single track and jeep tracks as we descend through the Red Desert of Xolobeni.
The ride along the beach will be timed with the spring low where we will ride the hard packed sand on the ocean’s edge back to the Wild Coast Casino at Port Edward.
See photos from our previous event “CLICK HERE”
Date – 9th September 2017 (Saturday)
Start/Finish – Wild Coast Casino, Port Edward
Turning Point – Nyameni Falls
Distance – Approximately 40km
Time – 7h00am for 7h30am
Riding Time – Approx. 3,5hrs / Total time – Approx. 5,0hrs
Maximum No. of Riders – 20
Riding – Loads of Single track, beach riding on spring low tide & jeep track. There is a big portage to start the ride but after that you rewarded with great views & elevation
Fitness & Skill – A decent amount of fitness and technical skill will be an advantage, although if the track seems beyond your skill level a short bike push is always an option.
Support – Vehicle back up with drinks and food to be provided at mid stop.
After Ride –There is shower facilities at the Old Pont – Entry Fee is R30 – they also have a great restaurant overlooking the Umtamvuna River if you would like a bite to eat.
What to Bring – The usual spares / Sports Drink or Water / Some snacks
Cost – R120
Additional Costs – R30 (if you want to shower at the Old Pont) / R20 per a Vehicle for parking at the Wild Coast Casino / meal and drinks after the ride.