Port Edward - Bike Fest SA™️ 2020

25 – 27 APRIL 2020

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Bike Fest SA is revving up for 2020 with a legendary five-stop South African biking tour. Bikers with a love of sandy beaches and great rides should diarise the 25 to 27 April when Bike Fest SA makes its second stop on the road trip – the tourist-friendly town of Port Edward on the Sub Tropical coastline of the Natal South Coast.

Port Edward is the ultimate outdoor lifestyle and entertainment destination, with warm beaches and an even warmer community it is the perfect location for the second festival on the Bike Fest SA 2020 route, keeping that well-loved South Coast vibe with a refreshing new flavour.

Partnering with Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, the  South Coast’s Port Edward Bike Fest will attract thousands of visitors, both nationally and from further afield. This massive boost in visitor numbers is set to highlight this incredible tourism gem while giving the local economy a boost.

The Port Edward Bike Fest will celebrate the adventurous spirit of the modern biking and music enthusiast while retaining the strong sense of ‘old school’ biker traditions that make biking such an iconic pastime. Visitors to the 2020 biking festival will get to enjoy three days of top-notch biking displays, a range of on-brand stalls, and an unmissable line-up of South African music suited to all tastes.

This picturesque coastal location boasts endless tourism activities, from relaxing on the banks of the Pont River and beaches, to visiting local nature reserves and retailers.

This all-inclusive biking event has been geared towards bikers and event patrons with numerous accommodation options available. For a party, play and camp experience there is a beachside campsite at The Port Edward Holiday Resort  with limited glamping sites available. Other top venue options include, TO Strand, The Estuary Guest House & The Caribbean Estates

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The Port Edward Bike Fest.

Gates open from Friday 25th April till Sunday 27th April

  • Battle of the Bands
  • Bike Wash Bay
  • Bike Fest Concourse Park
  • Biker Bars
  • Bike Repair Workshop
  • Burn Out Pit
  • Classic Bike Display
  • Custom Bike Show
  • Energy Bar
  • Experiential Energy Zone
  • Food Villages
  • Helmut Store
  • Ink Out Tattoo & Body Pimp Zone
  • King Donut Burn Out Shows
  • Motorcycle Corporate Dealership Decks
  • Official Merchandise Trade
  • Power Play Zone
  • Rocker Main Stage
  • Shooter Girls
  • Tourist Taxi Shuttle Service
  • Village Market Square Trading
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Festival Daily 25th - 27th April 2020

Bike Park Concourse, Traffic Flow Vehicle Parking

Bike Registration 00h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
BikeFest Concourse Park 00h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Helmet Store 10h00 – 24h30 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Bike Wash 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Vehicle Parking 00h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Golf Club & Primary School
Bike Street Zone! No vehicle access only Motorcycles 08h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

SHUTTLE SERVICE ON STEROIDS…YOU WONT CATCH US TWICE!

Tourism Taxi Free Fest Shuttle Service 10h00 h 24h30 Between Vechile Parking & Beachfront
Tourism Taxi Shuttle Service 10h00 – 24h20 KZN South Coast & Surrounds

TRADE

Motorcycle Corporate Dealership Decks 10h00- 19h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Village Market Square Trading 10h00- 19h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Village Market Square Food Court 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Ink Out Tattoo & Body Pimp Zone 10h00 – 22h00 Port Edward Beach Hall
Bike Workshop 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort

STAGES

Bike Rocker Stage 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Experiential Energy Stage 18h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

BIKER BARS

Biker Beach Bar 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Durban HOG® VIP Deck 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Pool Bar 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Cocktail Beach Bar 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beach Grass Park
Adult Revue Bar (restricted 24 years plus only) 16h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Resort Hall
VIP Media Lounge 10h00 – 17h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
VIP Deck 10h00 – 24h00 Marlin Skiboat Club
Port Edward Holiday Resort Restaurant 10h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Experiential Energy Bar 13h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

POWER PLAY

Wheely Machine 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Dyno Machine 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Club Tug of War Zone 10h00 – 17h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Arm Wrestling Power Table Throughout Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Virtual Reality Bike Racing 10h00 – 17h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

EXPERIENTIAL ENERGY

Saturday 25th April
Burn Out Pit 13H00 – 17H00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Skinny Van Schalkwyk 13h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
King Donut Burn Out Show 14h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Le Riche Brothers Stunt Riders 15h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Skinny Van Schalkwyk 16h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
King Donut Burn Out Show 17h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Le Riche Brothers Stunt Riders 18h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

Sunday 26th April

Khasi Kings & Queens Battle 14h00 – 17h45 Wild Coast Sun Energy

Monday 27th April

Enduro X 11h00 – 14h00 Eastern Cape

BIKE ROCKER STAGE

Saturday 25th April

LM Radio Live Broadcast 10h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 12h00 – 13h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 14h00 – 15h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 16h00 – 17h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 18h00 – 18h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Bike Fest SA™ Fashion Show 18h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
King Donut Pyrotechnics Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 19h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 20h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 21h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 22h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 23h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 24h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage

Sunday 26th April

LM Radio Live Broadcast 10h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 12h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 13h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 14h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 15h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 16h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 17h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 18h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 19h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 20h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 21h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 22h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 23h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage

Monday 27th April

LM Radio Live Broadcast 10h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 12h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 14h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Festival Closes 16h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage

STREET VIBES

Hip Hop Dancers Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Kwaito & Gqom Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Street Slam Poetry Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Maskandi Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Marching Brass Bands Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Scottish Pipe Bands Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

CUSTOM BIKE SHOW

Sunday 26th April

26 April: Custom Bike Show 12h00 – 14h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Custom Bike Show Judging 14h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort

OUTRIDES

FESTIVAL DAILY 25th – 27th April 2020

Go South Coast In & Around KZN South Coast
SA Bike Fest™ presents the official Go South Coast Biker Route Guide listing all the hottest happening places within a 60km radious of Port Edward. Bikers will enjoy a host of specially discounted products on offer as well as specially created products for the visitors to enjoy over the fest weekend.

BENEVOLENT FUND MAYORAL FLAG PARADE

“PORT TO PORT”

Monday 27th April

Mass Parade 8h00 Port Shepstone
Mass Parade Departs 10h00 Port Shepstone
Mass Parade Arrives Anytime from 10h45 Arrives Port Edward Beach

EVENT SAFETY

Central Security & Medics 00h00 – 24h00 NSRI Station
Beach Lifesavers Station 8h00 – 17h00 Lifeguards Office
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Wild Waves Park

Home to some of the world’s best water rides, Wild Waves Water Park at Wild Coast Sun offers thrill-seekers a wide selection of adrenalin-pumping slides including the Aqualoop, Superbowl, Boomerango and two steep body slides. With an exciting assortment of water slides to choose from, there’s something for everyone at Wild Coast Sun Water Park. Designed to international aquatic park standards, there’s also a designated children’s area while those looking for a little relaxation can linger along the Lazy River.

www.suninternational.com/wild-coast-sun/activities/wild-waves-water-park/

Beaver Creek Coffee Farm

Visitors to the estate can sample coffee and purchase the range of freshly roasted Beaver Creek coffee and other coffees of the world. The estate also offers visitors a daily crop to cup tour that outlines the distinctive flavours of the worlds coffee regions and the processes involved in creating the perfect cup. The Estate Cafe serves delicious meals and a range of freshly roasted coffee all day.The Estate Cafe is open daily from 8am till 4pm everyday and is closed only on Christmas Day. The daily tour starts at 12 noon, booking is essential in holiday season so please contact us.

beavercreek.co.za/

Red Desert Nature Reserve

Port Edward’s unusual claim to fame is the Red Desert. The world’s smallest desert. This lies some 10 kilometres west of the town and is only 200 m in diameter and 11 hectares in its entirety. Best described as a miniature version of the Arizona Desert, the man high hills and valleys of naked red soil bare stark contrast to to the surrounding lush and tropical vegetation. Archeological artefacts going back millions of years can be found and the locals are pleased this is now an internationally protected heritage site.

This peculiar phenomenon is surrounded by myth and legend including stories that this is the site of an alien landing. Truth be told the origins of this desert are found in the location of a Zulu tribe in the 1800’s, with vast cattle herds stolen from the Pondo’s. The terrain became severely over grazed and subsequently eroded by wind leading to the desertification and an opportunity to study the unique desert ecology..

Hit the trail on foot or mountain bike and check out the magnificent view over the Umtamvuna Estuary from the cliff top. Clearwater Trails offer walking or mountain biking trips along the Umtamvuna Gorge starting at the viewing deck upriver, ending at the Umtamvuna Bridge.

reddesertnaturereserve.co.za/

Mpenjati Nature Reserve

The Mpenjati Nature Reserve reserve occupies 60 hectares (or 149 acres) of the KwaZulu Natal countryside. Thanks to its ideal locale, on the Mpenjati River and stretching to the coast, the reserve is able to boast a number of different ecological habitats and biomes. It includes wetlands, dune forests and grasslands that all meet up within its borders. This variety means far greater biodiversity, and visitors can look forward to the opportunity to spot so many different kinds of birds, land animals, marine species, and plants.

One of the most significant animals that can claim Mpenjati as its natural habitat is the duiker.

Mpenjati Nature Reserve is esteemed amongst avid bird watchers for its abundance and variety. Some of the avian residents here include the giant kingfisher, osprey, water thick-knee, black-bellied starling, green twinspot, forest canary, orange-breasted bush shrike, and the black-backed puffback.

Mpenjati Nature Reserve is a fabulous place to explore on foot, thanks to there being no major predators to pose a massive risk to human visitors. There are a number of lookout platforms along both of these trails to provide optimal views of the stunning surrounds.

There are ablution blocks in the reserve, as well as a playground, picnic area and barbecuing facilities. This means that families, friends and tour groups can make a day of enjoying the tranquillity and beauty of this part of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline without compromising on good food and plenty of fun.

sa-venues.com/game-reserves/mpenjati.php

Clear Water Trails

The Clearwater Trails are set on Clearwater Farm and surrounding private farmland.

In 2003, Clearwater Trails came into being when Tony Abbott’’s son Jan Abbott, brought his skills as a landscaper and passionate mountain biker together. To further enhance the experience of the views, the Gorge View Deck was constructed by Tony and Clearwater Trails as a partnership with eKZN Wildlife.

Between 2012 and 2019 a small restaurant was operated at the Trail Head as a place of refreshment and reflection. (currently under refurbishment)

It is without a doubt that the Umtamvuna River Gorge offers heavenly views to all of those who make their way to Clearwater Trails and a space in which to find a sense of peace and tranquillity during their time on the farm.

clearwatertrails.co.za/

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If you would like to be a vendor, apply as an artist, find out about accessibility or have a general enquiry about this event please fill out the form below and one of our staff will get back to you.

EVENT ACTIVITIES
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The Port Edward Bike Fest.

Gates open from Friday 25th April till Sunday 27th April

  • Battle of the Bands
  • Bike Wash Bay
  • Bike Fest Concourse Park
  • Biker Bars
  • Bike Repair Workshop
  • Burn Out Pit
  • Classic Bike Display
  • Custom Bike Show
  • Energy Bar
  • Experiential Energy Zone
  • Food Villages
  • Helmut Store
  • Ink Out Tattoo & Body Pimp Zone
  • King Donut Burn Out Shows
  • Motorcycle Corporate Dealership Decks
  • Official Merchandise Trade
  • Power Play Zone
  • Rocker Main Stage
  • Shooter Girls
  • Tourist Taxi Shuttle Service
  • Village Market Square Trading
EVENT PROGRAM
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Festival Daily 25th - 27th April 2020

Bike Park Concourse, Traffic Flow Vehicle Parking

Bike Registration 00h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
BikeFest Concourse Park 00h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Helmet Store 10h00 – 24h30 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Bike Wash 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Vehicle Parking 00h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Golf Club & Primary School
Bike Street Zone! No vehicle access only Motorcycles 08h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

SHUTTLE SERVICE ON STEROIDS…YOU WONT CATCH US TWICE!

Tourism Taxi Free Fest Shuttle Service 10h00 h 24h30 Between Vechile Parking & Beachfront
Tourism Taxi Shuttle Service 10h00 – 24h20 KZN South Coast & Surrounds

TRADE

Motorcycle Corporate Dealership Decks 10h00- 19h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Village Market Square Trading 10h00- 19h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Village Market Square Food Court 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Ink Out Tattoo & Body Pimp Zone 10h00 – 22h00 Port Edward Beach Hall
Bike Workshop 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort

STAGES

Bike Rocker Stage 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Experiential Energy Stage 18h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

BIKER BARS

Biker Beach Bar 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Durban HOG® VIP Deck 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Pool Bar 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Cocktail Beach Bar 10h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beach Grass Park
Adult Revue Bar (restricted 24 years plus only) 16h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Resort Hall
VIP Media Lounge 10h00 – 17h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
VIP Deck 10h00 – 24h00 Marlin Skiboat Club
Port Edward Holiday Resort Restaurant 10h00 – 24h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Experiential Energy Bar 13h00 – 02h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

POWER PLAY

Wheely Machine 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Dyno Machine 10h00 – 19h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Club Tug of War Zone 10h00 – 17h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Arm Wrestling Power Table Throughout Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Virtual Reality Bike Racing 10h00 – 17h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

EXPERIENTIAL ENERGY

Saturday 25th April
Burn Out Pit 13H00 – 17H00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Skinny Van Schalkwyk 13h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
King Donut Burn Out Show 14h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Le Riche Brothers Stunt Riders 15h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Skinny Van Schalkwyk 16h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
King Donut Burn Out Show 17h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Le Riche Brothers Stunt Riders 18h00 Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

Sunday 26th April

Khasi Kings & Queens Battle 14h00 – 17h45 Wild Coast Sun Energy

Monday 27th April

Enduro X 11h00 – 14h00 Eastern Cape

BIKE ROCKER STAGE

Saturday 25th April

LM Radio Live Broadcast 10h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 12h00 – 13h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 14h00 – 15h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 16h00 – 17h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 18h00 – 18h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Bike Fest SA™ Fashion Show 18h45 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
King Donut Pyrotechnics Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 19h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 20h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 21h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 22h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 23h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 24h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage

Sunday 26th April

LM Radio Live Broadcast 10h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 12h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 13h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 14h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 15h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Local Artist – to be anounced 16h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 17h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 18h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 19h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 20h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 21h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 22h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 23h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage

Monday 27th April

LM Radio Live Broadcast 10h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 12h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Headline Artist – to be announced 14h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage
Festival Closes 16h00 Bike Rocker Main Beach Stage

STREET VIBES

Hip Hop Dancers Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Kwaito & Gqom Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Street Slam Poetry Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Maskandi Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Marching Brass Bands Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard
Scottish Pipe Bands Port Edward Beachfront Boulevard

CUSTOM BIKE SHOW

Sunday 26th April

26 April: Custom Bike Show 12h00 – 14h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort
Custom Bike Show Judging 14h00 Port Edward Beach Holiday Resort

OUTRIDES

FESTIVAL DAILY 25th – 27th April 2020

Go South Coast In & Around KZN South Coast
SA Bike Fest™ presents the official Go South Coast Biker Route Guide listing all the hottest happening places within a 60km radious of Port Edward. Bikers will enjoy a host of specially discounted products on offer as well as specially created products for the visitors to enjoy over the fest weekend.

BENEVOLENT FUND MAYORAL FLAG PARADE

“PORT TO PORT”

Monday 27th April

Mass Parade 8h00 Port Shepstone
Mass Parade Departs 10h00 Port Shepstone
Mass Parade Arrives Anytime from 10h45 Arrives Port Edward Beach

EVENT SAFETY

Central Security & Medics 00h00 – 24h00 NSRI Station
Beach Lifesavers Station 8h00 – 17h00 Lifeguards Office
POCKET GUIDE
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Wild Waves Park

Home to some of the world’s best water rides, Wild Waves Water Park at Wild Coast Sun offers thrill-seekers a wide selection of adrenalin-pumping slides including the Aqualoop, Superbowl, Boomerango and two steep body slides. With an exciting assortment of water slides to choose from, there’s something for everyone at Wild Coast Sun Water Park. Designed to international aquatic park standards, there’s also a designated children’s area while those looking for a little relaxation can linger along the Lazy River.

www.suninternational.com/wild-coast-sun/activities/wild-waves-water-park/

Beaver Creek Coffee Farm

Visitors to the estate can sample coffee and purchase the range of freshly roasted Beaver Creek coffee and other coffees of the world. The estate also offers visitors a daily crop to cup tour that outlines the distinctive flavours of the worlds coffee regions and the processes involved in creating the perfect cup. The Estate Cafe serves delicious meals and a range of freshly roasted coffee all day.The Estate Cafe is open daily from 8am till 4pm everyday and is closed only on Christmas Day. The daily tour starts at 12 noon, booking is essential in holiday season so please contact us.

beavercreek.co.za/

Red Desert Nature Reserve

Port Edward’s unusual claim to fame is the Red Desert. The world’s smallest desert. This lies some 10 kilometres west of the town and is only 200 m in diameter and 11 hectares in its entirety. Best described as a miniature version of the Arizona Desert, the man high hills and valleys of naked red soil bare stark contrast to to the surrounding lush and tropical vegetation. Archeological artefacts going back millions of years can be found and the locals are pleased this is now an internationally protected heritage site.

This peculiar phenomenon is surrounded by myth and legend including stories that this is the site of an alien landing. Truth be told the origins of this desert are found in the location of a Zulu tribe in the 1800’s, with vast cattle herds stolen from the Pondo’s. The terrain became severely over grazed and subsequently eroded by wind leading to the desertification and an opportunity to study the unique desert ecology..

Hit the trail on foot or mountain bike and check out the magnificent view over the Umtamvuna Estuary from the cliff top. Clearwater Trails offer walking or mountain biking trips along the Umtamvuna Gorge starting at the viewing deck upriver, ending at the Umtamvuna Bridge.

reddesertnaturereserve.co.za/

Mpenjati Nature Reserve

The Mpenjati Nature Reserve reserve occupies 60 hectares (or 149 acres) of the KwaZulu Natal countryside. Thanks to its ideal locale, on the Mpenjati River and stretching to the coast, the reserve is able to boast a number of different ecological habitats and biomes. It includes wetlands, dune forests and grasslands that all meet up within its borders. This variety means far greater biodiversity, and visitors can look forward to the opportunity to spot so many different kinds of birds, land animals, marine species, and plants.

One of the most significant animals that can claim Mpenjati as its natural habitat is the duiker.

Mpenjati Nature Reserve is esteemed amongst avid bird watchers for its abundance and variety. Some of the avian residents here include the giant kingfisher, osprey, water thick-knee, black-bellied starling, green twinspot, forest canary, orange-breasted bush shrike, and the black-backed puffback.

Mpenjati Nature Reserve is a fabulous place to explore on foot, thanks to there being no major predators to pose a massive risk to human visitors. There are a number of lookout platforms along both of these trails to provide optimal views of the stunning surrounds.

There are ablution blocks in the reserve, as well as a playground, picnic area and barbecuing facilities. This means that families, friends and tour groups can make a day of enjoying the tranquillity and beauty of this part of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline without compromising on good food and plenty of fun.

sa-venues.com/game-reserves/mpenjati.php

Clear Water Trails

The Clearwater Trails are set on Clearwater Farm and surrounding private farmland.

In 2003, Clearwater Trails came into being when Tony Abbott’’s son Jan Abbott, brought his skills as a landscaper and passionate mountain biker together. To further enhance the experience of the views, the Gorge View Deck was constructed by Tony and Clearwater Trails as a partnership with eKZN Wildlife.

Between 2012 and 2019 a small restaurant was operated at the Trail Head as a place of refreshment and reflection. (currently under refurbishment)

It is without a doubt that the Umtamvuna River Gorge offers heavenly views to all of those who make their way to Clearwater Trails and a space in which to find a sense of peace and tranquillity during their time on the farm.

clearwatertrails.co.za/

VENDOR INFO
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If you would like to be a vendor, apply as an artist, find out about accessibility or have a general enquiry about this event please fill out the form below and one of our staff will get back to you.

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