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.
Start: Northside Electrical Hillcrest.
Start time: Day One 5am. Day Two and Day Three start times will be confirmed the evening before.
Pace: Average 15km/h
Cost: (before Project Rhino donations): R2000 (includes riding jersey, t-shirt, buff, and B&B accommodation for three nights, support vehicle)
To download the GPS files click on the map name on the top left hand side of the interactive map below (next to the SA flag) to take you to the GPSies page, then click on the DOWNLOAD Button on the right hand side to download it in your preferred file format.
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