A new alternative in 2018 is a three day ride that spans the same route as the classic Long Horn, with overnight stops at Zinkwazi and Empangeni. This will be a supported ride. The goodie bag this year will be a cycle shirt, golf shirt, custom made kit bag, cycling socks and buff, all branded with uBhejaneX.
Thursday 6 December :Day One : Hillcrest to Zinkwazi
Start from Cadence Hillcrest at 5am, riding through Inanda Valley to Holla Trails and on to Zinkwazi to the first overnight B&B stop at Zinkwazi Lodge. Total distance 140km.
Overnight : Zinkwani Lagoon Lodge
RATES/ACCOMMODATION : (incl. breakfast) sharing rate of R 460 per person sharing in hotel room, Lagoon chalets R1,200 sleep 6
These thirteen single rooms are situated amongst tropical trees and palms.
Each room has ensuite shower, toilet and basin. A number of our rooms can be single or double bed on request. Each room has its own 3 channel 32’TV and is airconditioned.
These rooms are serviced daily (dishes on request). Maximum 2 persons per room.
Bar & restarant (a la carte or set menu)
Friday 7 December : Day Two : Zinkwazi to Empangeni
From Zinkwazi Lodge at 6am, riding to Empangeni to the second overnight B&B stop at Canefields Country Hotel. Total distance 120km.
Overnight : Canefields Country Hotel
RATES : sharing rate of R 400 per person sharing 2 per room, R 300 per person sharing 3 per room and single rate would be R 600 per person.
Breakfast rate – full hot & cold for R50pp. Dinner for R 85 (Basic bulky meal – I know you guys eat a lot when travelling such long distances)
The property can accommodate 108 people sharing 2 per room, or 162 if 3 people per room. We also have the Large Banquet hall for gathering.
Usual comforts offered: Room facilities include:
- En-suite Bathrooms
- Tea and Coffee making facilities
- Guest Amenities
- Linen and Towels
- Satellite TV
- Ceiling Fans
- Laundry Service
- Hairdryers on request
- Limited Room Service
Saturday 8 December : Day Three Empangeni to Hluhluwe
From Empangeni at 9am to the finish at Hilltop Camp Hluhluwe. Total distance 100km.
Banking details for payments for booking your spot and accommodation:
Bank : Standard Bank
Branch : Kloof
Branch Code: 045526
Account no. 058065717
Swift code: ZBZA ZAJJ