Shayamanzi has teamed up with White Elephant Lodge to offer our guests the privilege of providing guided mountain biking rides on the Pongola Game Reserve. Pongola Game Reserve, the first proclaimed game reserve in Africa, is host to four of the ‘Big 5’ species. Wildlife includes buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, 12 different antelope species, over 350 bird species and an interesting array of smaller mammal and insect life. The reserve consists of a consolidation of privately owned land which totals 30 000 hectares including Lake Jozini.
Selective routes are available for different levels of rider. The routes are predominantly along the shoreline so that game can be viewed from a safe distance, and detours are taken when necessary. All rides are accompanied by a qualified ranger and a mountain bike guide who will assist with any mechanical issues. A good way to burn off all the delicious food offered on board Shayamanzi, and end the day in the jacuzzi, or with a fishing rod and cold beer!!