No Man's Land Tour - Eastern Cape
The area historically known as No-Mans Land dates back to the mid 19th Century when Adam Kok chose to leave his homeland of West Griqualand where the Boers and British were in conflict and trekked through Lesotho with his tribe to settle in No Man’s Land. At the time of Kok’s arrival, the land was occupied by a handful of San and Bantu tribes that had fled Shaka and the Zulu’s. No Man’s land got its name as a result of both the Natal and Eastern Cape Colonies not wanting to claim the land. Nowadays it’s called Griqualand and its here you’ll find an interesting and diverse mix of cultures.
The area is a mountain biker’s paradise offering fantastic flowing riding, spectacular views of the Maluti Mountains and Lesotho as well as interaction with the local communities.
The geography is characterised by the Maluti Mountains that have given rise to numerous big rivers, which have sculpted the landscape into an array of mountain ridges, deep valleys and flood plains. The area includes commercial farms, some little known nature reserves and rural communal land of the old Transkei.
The riding terrain is a mix of dirt roads, natural trails and single track carved by locals and their livestock.
This tour is suited for mountain bikers with some experince under their belt. Intermediate to advanced.
Distances range from 50-65kms per day and approx 6-7hrs in the saddle.
Accommodation is based in community run chalets situated in the local villages and surrounded by the Maluti Mountain range. Accommodation is quite basic with hot water and warm beds provided.
All meals are also provided for the duration of the tour. We do cater for vegetarians and vegans.
Alcohol is for each persons account.
Travel to the start and back is included.
Medical Insurance is mandatory and not included.
We can help arrange B&B stays in Durban the night before and after the tour, contact us directly.
If you're wanting to do more riding in our areas we can advise you and guide you, contact us directly.