Ride along the untouched, rugged wildcoast. Make a difference. All proceeds go to the local community. Stay 3 nights at the award-winning Umngazi River Bungalows.

01 - 06 June 2016

Enjoy Umngazi’s warm hospitality, cycle the most beautiful coastlines and help make a difference to Umngazi's local community’s neediest learners.

Situated in the lush, indigenous surroundings of the breathtaking Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, award winning Umngazi River Bungalows offers the opportunity of cycling one of the most beautiful, unspoilt coastlines along the South African coast. The 4 day Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal is the epitome of purist MTB racing. Each day the races start and finish at Umngazi River Bungalows. Over 3 days, competitors will endure 115 kilometers of varied terrain: single track, cattle track, district roads and swamp trails. The focus of the event is not only an opportunity to enjoy Umngazi’s warm hospitality & cycle the most beautiful coastlines; but also to assist in making a difference to our local community’s neediest learners.

The race with a heart - pedalling to support social upliftment.


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our 2015 & 2016 sponsors who contributed to the success of the race. First and foremost to our main sponsor, Grindrod Bank, and then to our associate sponsors. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to working with you in the future.

  • grindrod bank
  • umngazi river bungalows and spa
  • b active sports
  • 32gi
  • adventure province eastern cape
  • perry yamaha


Check out the race results for the three day race

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01 - 05 June 2016

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Award Winning Family Resort & Spa

Surrounded by pristine scenery and boasting a uniquely relaxed sophistication, Umngazi is a resort with an extraordinary energy, with colourful people, remarkable nature and glorious weather creating the perfect holiday playground for couples and families. Feel part of the natural harmony that makes up this exceptional corner of South Africa, with the enchantment of the real Wild Coast and the warmth of the Pondo people. An adventure for the senses, as the tastes, sights and sounds of this wonderful land touch your soul, Umngazi calls to your sense of adventure with the promise of fascinating discoveries.

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B-Active Sports Marketing

Tel: 031 764 1885

Cell: 082 559 2080



General Queries

Molly Barkes

Tel: 031 702 5208/9

Cell: 082 331 9528

Reservations Queries:

Nandi, Simbo or Bernard,

Tel: 047 56 1115/6/8/9 Cell: 082 321 5841/2

Gina Goss

Tel: 011 459 1883

Fax: 011 388 1807


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