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Pondo Pedal 2019
Recent Events – Pondo Pedal 2019

The 9th Grindrod Umngazi Pondo Pedal was another successful event and we can’t thank the competitors enough for supporting this event.  Congratulations to Pierre Loubser for winning the event overall. Team winners were: Jonathan & Ian – Mens Team Nicky & Sally – Ladies Team Michelle & Steve – Mixed Team Not only is it…

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Pondo Pedal 2019

Looking for a unique mid-year MTB break? Then look no further than our 2019 Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal which takes place from the 12-16 June 2019 and has been described by two cycling experts (Tim Whitfield and David Moseley) as the best race in the country. The Pondo Pedal, in its 8th year, is…

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Imana Wild Race 2019
Imana Wild Ride 2018

A record year for the nineteenth! The twenty-eighteen Imana Wild Ride will go down as a year for the records. At the business end of the racing field, the stage records fell every day. Not by a minute or two but by minutes a plenty. This resulted in the top three teams all clocking accumulated…

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#MandelaDay2018
#MandelaDay 2018

We remember a wise man, Nelson Mandela, on what would have been his 100th birthday. To honour #MandelaDay 2018 Umngazi embarked on 3 separate “projects” for this special day. We thank our team and most importantly our valued guests for assisting us with the following projects:   Mamdukiswa Majija and Family Mama Majija lives very humbly in the village…

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#Straws Suck
RETHINK PLASTIC AND TIPS FOR MINIMISING PLASTIC USE

We cannot rest on our laurels, and while we have made progress on many environmental initiatives over the years at Umngazi, we have to continue to develop our work in this area.  One area that we are currently focusing on is reducing our reliance on one-use plastic hence the introduction of the “No Straw Campaign!”…

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Umngazi proudly hosted the 8th Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal MTB ride from the 13-17 June 2018
PONDO PEDAL 2018 A GREAT RIDE!

Umngazi proudly hosted the 8thGrindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal MTB ride from the 13-17 June 2018. “Without education, our children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country” – Nelson Mandela. The ride started with humble beginnings…

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Apr
Earth Day 2018 – End Plastic Pollution
Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

What is Earth Day? “Close to 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. In the US and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and evidence was growing that pollution led to developmental delays in children. Biodiversity…

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Aug
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IMANA WILD RIDE 2017

We had great fun in warmly welcoming the participants of the 18th Imana Wild Ride at the end of July. The ride started at Morgan Bay and ended at Umngazi. Besides celebrating its’ eighteenth year; the race also celebrated a decade of giving back to the people of the beautiful region through providing improved educational…

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The LEARN (Lets Educate A Rainbow Nation) project

The LEARN (Lets Educate A Rainbow Nation) project has recently installed the first library in the Umngazi Valley. LEARN try to make a difference in Durban area pre-primary and senior primary schools. The goal is to create proficient readers so that learners can cope at high school level and can improve their performance. Vukenklule JSS…

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Aug
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Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal

At Umngazi we encourage each and every visitor to discover as much as they possibly can. From the rugged coastlines, indigenous forests and crystal clear waters, to pristine beaches and a never-ending list of breath taking scenery – and what better way to do so that from the seat of your bike, in an event…

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Jul
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Mandela Day at Umngazi

Every year, on the birthday of our beloved former president and international inspiration, Nelson Mandela, people around the world are asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to give up 67 minutes of their time in order to help others. Every person in the world can make a difference, no matter how big or small their…

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Jun
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Farewell to an Old Friend

Madelaine Mlungwana : 26/12/1956 – 14/06/2015  Hamba uxolile Mama Madelaine! Go in peace our Mother Madelaine!  Sizokukhumbula. We will miss you!  It is so difficult to believe that Maddy has left us after 33 years, her loss has left a great sadness here at Umngazi and I am sure around the country, and indeed the…

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