Take on the Pafuri Pedal Power mountain bike challenge in November

Posted on 6 October 2022 By Olerato Ramafsi

The two-day Pafuri Pedal Power mountain bike challenge will be an adventure showcasing the spectacular beauty of Pafuri and Makuleke Contractual Park from 10-13 November 2022.

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The race runs through the Northern tip of the Greater Kruger region, a 26 000 hectare plot with pristine wilderness wedged between the Limpopo and Luvhuvu rivers. The area is filled with rich and diverse cultural history where herds of elephant and buffalo wander between towering riverine forests.

Riders will have the opportunity to be part of a two-day tour that will be paving the way for a future multi-stage. The multi-stage will be reaching further areas, and cost more than the initial two-day challenge while exposing you to the traverse of the Greater Limpopo Trans-Frontier Conservation Area.

The future event is planned to start in Pafuri, cross Limpopo into Zimbabwe, and travel up through the Sengwe Corridor to Gonarezhou National Park before returning to the starting point in Pafuri via Mozambique.

Local communities along the route will be invited to participate in the event and obtain direct benefits through raising awareness and support for conservation.

Schedule for this pilot event

Arrangements, guides and cycling support will be done by Outland Travel.

10 November 2022

  • 1-3 pm will be check-in time at Nthakeni Bush & River Camp or Awelani Lodge depending on which one you prefer. Both have an extensive list of activities and leisure to choose from for all your outdoor needs and fulfillments.
  • 6-9:30 pm will be the time for your evening meal and entertainment

11 November 2022

  • 7 am will be the beginning of your 63 km ride, with an 800m climb, accessing the MCP at Pafuri Gate via Bende Mutale, Limpopo floodplain, Sandveld, and Basalt Ridges. Breakfast will be en route, provided by The Outpost.
  • 12-1 pm arrive at Rare Earth’s The Outpost for lunch and leisure
  • 3:30 pm Game Drive and Sundowners
  • 8:00 pm Dinner

12 November 2022

  • 6 am Coffee and Rusks
  • 7 am you will begin a 57km ride, with a 580m climb (Lanner Gorge, Luvhuvu floodplain, Hutwini Gorge, Limpopo floodplain, Fever Tree Forest.) Breakfast will be en route provided by Return Africa.
  • 12- 1 pm Arrive at Return Africa’s Pafuri Tented Camp for lunch and leisure
  • 3:30 pm Game Drive and Sundowners
  • 8:00 pm Boma dinner and Makuleke entertainment

13 November 2022

  • 5 am Coffee and rusks
  • 6 am Game Drive
  • 9 am Breakfast
  • 10:30 am Depart

The total pricing for a single person sharing per night is R16 000 with the option of paying R20 500 for a single supplement.

For further inquiries head to their website [email protected]

Pictures: Getaway Gallery

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