We Take Care Of You!
Get those legs warmed up for your ride at our 3 Day Stage Race, the most exciting race with a lot of extras in store. Beautiful scenery, great atmosphere and entertainment for the whole family all wait for your arrival!
Fantastic Accomodation Options
Sondela Nature Reserve ranks as one of the best Bela-Bela resorts with its array of bushveld accommodation options. Choose to truly unplug in the remote Tambuki campsite or glamp it up in the Moselesele Tented Camp. The 4-star chalets provide the perfect Bela-Bela accommodation for those looking for self-catering accommodation outside Pretoria or enjoy the ultimate experience with our 4-star, up-market butler serviced Country House.
3-Day Stage Race:
Single Rider Entries – R1150 pp (Single riders only qualify for overall prizes)
Team of 2 Riders – R2300 (R1150 pp) ((Team riders qualify for stage and overall prizes)
Please note, if you do not have a CSA membership you will need to pay R50 day license per day (R150 total) for the 3 Day event!
Friday 20km MTB Race only – R350 pp
Saturday 60km MTB Race only – R450 pp
Sunday 40km MTB Race only – R400 pp
20km & 60km: R800
20km & 40km: R750
60km & 40km: R850
5. Parent and child (16-18 years)
Friday 24 November 2023 : 20km TRAIL
16:30 -17:45 Registration at the Farmyard
18:00 20km Race Start (Day/Night ride) Lights required during race – No lights / No ride.
18:10 Special Kiddies Race, 1km (4 – 8 Years, all are winners)
19:00 Potjiekos (Free for entrant, and special price for the rest of the family)
Saturday 25 November 2023 : 60km TRAIL
06:45 Race Briefing
07:00 60Km Race Start
08:00 Special Kiddies Race, 2km (4 – 8 Years, all are winners)
Entertainment Village at Start / Finish line including including The Terrace restaurant and ample cold beverages
Sunday 26 November 2023 : 40km TRAIL
06:45 Race Briefing
07:00 40Km Race Start
07:15 Special Kiddies Race, 2km (4 – 8 Years, all is winners)
Entertainment Village at Start/finish line, including The Terrace restaurant and ample cold beverages
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?
The 20km route is suitable for beginners, the 40km route for intermediate riders and the 60km route for experienced riders.
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 the event after every stage.
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 Marshals of different fitness levels on the route. Two of the three stages are within the Sondela Nature Reserve and stage three is on Bosfontein. We have 47 Point Marshalls with local GPF on standby. Remember to bring a light for Friday evening. There will also be a bike mechanic and a sport shop available at the event to use at your own cost.
Do I have to participate in all three stages?
You can also enter for only one or two of the three stages.