Will we see you at our upcoming events?

Check out our upcoming mountain bike events at Sondela Nature Reserve! From beginner rides to challenging multi-day events, we've got something for everyone. You won't regret joining us on these adventures!

Subaru Centurion Gravel Shaker And
Sondela MTB Challenge – Bela-Bela

Get those legs warmed up for your ride, the most exciting race with a lot of extras in store. Beautiful scenery, great atmosphere and entertainment for the whole family all await your arrival!

Riding @ Sondela Nature Reserve

Whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker or just getting started, races at Sondela Nature Reserve are guaranteed to be an exhilarating adventure. Here’s what you can expect when you ride at Sondela!

Fantastic accommodation options available. The perfect spot for an adventurous mountain biking weekend!

Timing Solutions

We're use the best timing solution providers for reliable race results for our awesome community of riders.

Fantastic Prizes

Not only will you experience an epic ride, but race winners are also in line for great prizes from our generous sponsors.

Water Stops

Enjoy your best race ever with Sondela. We have enough water stops along the route to keep you hydrated during your race.

If you love nature as much as you love your bike, Sondela is your perfect MTB racing destination.

Family Orientated

While you are sweating it out on your bike, your family can enjoy the many facilities that Sondela has to offer.


Try out the scrumptious meals from our restaurants to satisfy any appetite after your race.

Swimming Pools

Get ready for the race that heats up your summer and have your cool down in our hot- and cold water pools after your race.

Support Services

We love what we do here and are happy to help you however we can.

Emergency Services

We are on standby to assist bike riders in distress with support, medical or rescue staff.

Make a weekend of it and book your accommodation with us!

The Sondela Nature Reserve is located just an hour drive from Pretoria Central and 2 hours from Johannesburg. The variety of bushveld accommodation as well as our award-winning spa, educational wildlife centre and numerous activities truly sets Sondela apart. Sondela Nature Reserve doesn’t just provide some of the best Bela-Bela accommodation, it also provides visitors with a chance to truly get back in touch with nature, learn about some of the most beautiful animals South Africa has to offer and experience nature conservation in action.

Our Events Gallery

Have a look at the fun, adrenaline and excitement at previous events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a cancellation/refund policy?

You may use your paid-up entry fees for any other Sondela MTB race, excluding the Trailseekers event.

What bikes are suited for riding at Sondela?

Hardtails, Dual Suspensions and Fatbikes for the really brave.

Are the routes suitable for Beginners and Children?

We cater for cyclists of all levels at the Sondela MTB races.

Will I have access to the swimming pools and other facilities after the race?

Yes, you will also have access to shower facilities.

May I bring my family and/or support crew?

Yes, day visitors are restricted to a max of 4 pax with the rider.

When and where will results be published?

Results will be published on social media and our website during each event and after every stage if applicable.

Are there any other fees payable over and above the event registration fee?

No, only extras as required by the rider.

What safety and security measures are in place?

We have riding marshalls as well as point marshalls at all racing events at Sondela, as well as local GPF on standby.

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Contact Details

+27 (0) 14 736 8800


Farm Tweefontein 462 KR | Bela Bela (Warmbaths) | 0480 | South Africa.

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