Events

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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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2
Oct
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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Apr
The Pondo Pedal – A special mountain biking event
'A special mountain biking event' by Tim Whitfield

MOUNTAIN BIKERS looking for a unique race with something extra special need look no further than the Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal, an exciting fully-supported three-day stage race on the Wild Coast that was described in 2017 by two cycling experts as the best race in the country. The ride includes a combination of untouched…

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6th Classic Safari Challenge Rally visits Umngazi!

On the 31 October 2017; we had great delight in welcoming the 6th Classic Safari Challenge Rally. The 28 day safari started in Cape Town on the 9 October 2017 and went as far as the Okavango Swamps! It was a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in the automotive history as vintage cars arrived from…

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3
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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2
Aug
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The Wild Coast’s Best MTB Stage Race? – Bicycling Magazine

We thank Chris Whitfield from Bicycling Magazine for participating and writing the following article about his Pondo experience – read the full article here: http://www.bicycling.co.za/race-news/wild-coasts-best-mtb-stage-race/ Highlights from the article: “There are three factors that set the event apart from others: the first being the amazing part of the world in which it is located. The…

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Jul
Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal
A wild ride in Pondoland – Bike Hub

“There are mountain bike stage races aplenty in South Africa, all offering something different to the mountain bike enthusiast. From Wines2Whales in the Western Cape to the Berg & Bush in KwaZulu-Natal, mountain bikers are able to pick and choose from numerous events that suit their respective styles and skill levels. Not exactly new to…

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3
Feb
Win with the Umngazi Pondo Pedal
ENTER THE PONDO PEDAL & WIN!

Enter the 2017 Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal before 31st March 2017 and you could WIN one of two amazing prizes: A day trip for 2 people to Umngazi, leaving from and returning to Durban’s Virginia Airport on Umngazi’s private plane, valued at R12 000! OR An exclusive Ntabeni Suite room upgrade at Umngazi valued…

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Fri
14
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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Thu
13
Aug
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Momentum Pondo Pedal Family Adventure

Situated in the lush, indigenous surroundings of the breathtaking Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, there is no doubt that the Momentum Pondo Pedal Family Adventure is a treat for senses! A fairly new event, this is the race described as the Pondo Pedal’s more ‘chilled’ cousin in our little family of mountain biking event….

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Tue
17
Mar
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NWJ Bridal Fair 2015!

In an effort to showcase some of KZN’s best and latest trends in weddings and events, the The 2015 NWJ Bridal & Events Show takes place annually at the Durban Exhibition Centre, and Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa is proud to be one of the 120 suppliers involved in this amazing exhibition. The show includes…

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Tue
17
Mar
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2015 Cape Getaway Show!

With over 200 interactive travel, outdoor and adventure exhibits, showcasing destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motor homes and much more, the 2015 Cape Getaway Show was an incredible event to be a part of. On the 13th of March the Umngazi team headed to the ever-beautiful Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West and…

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