2023 Umngazi Pondo Pedal
Wed 31 May - Sun 4 Jun 2023 @ Mgazi, Eastern Cape

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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 Hotel & Spa offers the opportunity of cycling/running 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 Hotel & Spa. Over 3 days, competitors will endure 115 kilometers and trail runners will enjoy 50 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/run the most beautiful coastlines; but also to assist in making a difference to our local community’s neediest learners.

Unfortunately due to limited space and beds, only competitors are allowed to enter the event. All competitors must enter in teams of 2. 

Included in the Riders entry: 

  • 4 Night's Accommodation at the Award Winning Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa (based on sharing and incl. all meals)
  • Race entry to 3 days of amazing MTB stage racing
  • Awesome Goodie Bags
  • Race Garment or race Item for all Riders
  • Welcome drinks and race briefing each day
  • Refreshment table on route each day
  • Complimentary bike wash each day
  • Permits to enter the Silaka Nature reserve on route
  • Umngazana Ferry transport fees for on-route
  • Donation and support of Umngazi’ s local community upliftment projects
  • Bike Mechanic and servicing available each day.
  • Race Photographer on-route each day
  • Tea, Coffee, Snacks and all Meals included
  • Loads more extras

Excluded In Entry Cost

  • Spending money
  • Bike spares
  • Personal energy supplements
  • Transportation to venue

Refund Policy

  • More than 90 days prior - 50% refund
  • 89 - 60 days prior - 40% refund
  • 59 - 30 Days Prior - 15% refund
  • Less than 30 days - No refund

These percentages are calculated on the race costs spent per competitor prior to each event.

This is one event you will always remember!


More information: www.pondopedal.com/index.php

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.
2023 Umngazi Pondo Pedal

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp) 2 person team (pp)
Pondo Pedal Entry 102 km Over 3 stages 08:00 R 11,300.00 R 9,350.00

Event location
Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa, Port Sa, Mgazi

Coordinates -31.6733036, 29.4551715
Address Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa, Port Saint Johns, South Africa
City Mgazi
Province Eastern Cape