Bike Trip to Richmond

Location

Destination: 

Richmond Natal

Country: 

South Africa
Trip Participants

Participants: 

Sharron Reynolds

 

I am leaving Kempton Park on the 21st March to head off on my bike to a “Bash” with some fellow Wild Dogs (Bikers) – If anyone would like to join  the plan is to leave early – 5.30 / 6am on the 21st finding as much dirt once we leave Heidelburg and head down to Geluksburg to overnight – planned route is ~ 380km for day one – we have been offered the use of a piece of land in Geluksburg that has water and a long drop toilet where we will camp (about 10 of us confirmed so far) 22nd we will head off to Richmond via Winterton – mostly on Dirt ~380km  to spend the weekend with some like minded people – to drink / hike / ride in the area etc – to return on Sunday 24th via Dundee – and get back to JHB on Monday 25th

Leon and I ride SLOW – to enjoy the experience & view – lots of stops for photo’s – afternoon snooze under a shady tree – local shabeen for refreshments / meeting the locals – pretty much anything goes as long as you not in a HUGE hurry.

If you interested in joining on your bike or in your 4x4 please let me (Sharron)  know 0825535258 or sharronre@mweb.co.za

Cost : Petrol/food/accommodation and drinks there and back for your own account!  (no camping fee at Geluksburg - there are B&B’s in town if you prefer to book in)

At the destination:

Entry fee is R425 pp.

Includes :
Braai pack x 2, one for Friday and one for Saturday.
Lapa hire at Highover for two nights.
Bar service for 2 days/nights ( prices are also kewl, I've checked that out )
2 x nights CAMPING....if you want to stay in one of the chalets or bunkhouses, then the onus is on you to contact Highover and make this arrangement with them.
Other miscillaneous expenses such as extra cleaning staff, tea/coffee during the day, other food ( salads etc ), extra charcoal etc etc.

Entry fees to be paid please contact Sharron - sharronre@mweb.co.za for the bank details.

Please confirm payment by email to brehany@telkomsa.net please cc me on sharronre@mweb.co.za

Some more info on the venue:

Highover is an eco-adventure destination in KwaZulu Natal that offers you an adrenalin rush as you shoot white river rapids, experience the thrill of seeing the endangered blue swallows in flight, opt to enjoy the spectacular indigenous tree trail or relax with a good book.

A base from which to explore the Southern Natal Midlands. This might include Sani Pass, trips on the Steam Trains, Byrne Village, the Southern Berg and the Umkomaas Valley.

http://www.highover.co.za/

Highover Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the scenic Hele Hele (Hella Hella) route between Richmond and Donnybrook. The nature reserve straddles the Mkomazi River, and has approx 11km of river frontage. Highover is 3 000ha in extent and adjoins the Soada State Forest which comprises approximately 500ha of spectacular mist belt forest.

Highover has Natural Heritage Status (Natural Heritage Site No 44) on account of its scenic beauty and numerous rare and endangered plant and animal species.  

Dramatic landscapes comprising cliffs and mountain tops, waterfalls and rocky river beds, steep forest clad gulleys, rolling plains, clear star strewn night skies and ethereal morning mists combine to make Highover a magnificent destination.

Activities

activity: 

Overland

Date: 

Thursday, March 21, 2013 (All day) to Monday, March 25, 2013 (All day)