Mountain Bike Challenge

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The 2Kozi Mountain Bike Challenge is a 4 day 480 km version of the 7 day, 700km Jozi2Kozi Mountain Bike event running since 2012.

Starting at the German community of Luneberg, we traverse the hilly awesome Pongola valley entering Mokonyane Nature reserve dropping into the Pongola River, climbing out and then dropping once more to cross the Pongola and enter Ithala Game Reserve. Here you will encounter fast drops down mountain passes, both single track and gravel roads.

On day two we enter Zululand, traverse the broken thorn veldt scattered with thatch kraals, herds of traditional Nguni Zulu cattle, and daily rural life. Single tracks, steep downhills and sharp, short hills characterise this section.

On the last two days we climb over the Lebombo range and enter the lush, flat Pongola floodplain where we sleep next to Lake Sibaya, surrounded by fish eagles and hippos whilst feasting on local Thonga cuisine. Sandy jeep tracks make the going a little tougher as we head to the end at Kosi Bay on the Indian Ocean.

2Kozi Mountain Bike Challenge: 2017 Dates TBA

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  • 4 days, 480 km’s starting in Luneburg ending in Kozi Bay.
  • Depart Joburg / Durban Wednesday 12pm, Return option on Sunday pm or Monday am.
  • R 8 000 excl. transport, R10 000 incl. transport to start and from finish DBN or JHB.
  • GPS only no route markers.

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Costs include

  • 1Full dinner and breakfast & two water points daily with snacks and refreshments. Light lunch at finish
  • Each rider will have a tent plus mattress put-up for them. Riders to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow.
  • Overnight bags carried from venue to venue.

Overnight Venues

  • Luneburg German Mission
  • Bivane Dam Lodge, Pongola
  • Mkhuze Village
  • 2Lake Sibaya
  • Utshwayelo Lodge, Kosi Mouth

GPS only no route markers

For more information contact Mishka Moller mishkamoller@vodamail.co.za

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