/Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

2012 Desert Knights – Register Now!

Photographer Adrienne West

Only 100 riders will be allowed, so register now!

Namibia Wildlife Resorts is pleased to introduce the 2012 Desert Knights Mountain-Biking Tour in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, which will take place from 28 October to 1 November 2012.

This is a 5-day multi-stage mountain-biking event starting at the Fish River Canyon View Point in Namibia and ending in the Richtersveld National Park in South Africa.

Cycling is scheduled to take place during the late afternoon and into the late evening, and at night over the full-moon period. The event also includes a portion of canoeing on the Orange River. The total distance to be covered is 275 km cycling and 34.5 km of canoeing down the Orange River.

This event is a collaboration between Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), South African National Parks (SANParks), and Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) as part of the trans-boundary conservation programme.

The cost of participation is N$/R5 000 per cyclist. The costs for non-cycling accompanying adults is N$3 750, and N$2 500 for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years. This fee covers camping for 5 nights (Sunday-Thursday), all meals and snacks en route, water stations and the hiring of canoes for participants on Day 3.

Participants wishing to upgrade to accommodation may do so at an additional cost, at /Ai-/Ais and at Sendelingsdrift (subject to availability). Namibia Wildlife Resorts is also offering a 50% discount on accommodation at all of their facilities for participants who wish to extend their stay in Namibia (subject to availability – bookings to be made through the contact given below).

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Desert Knights Mountain-Biking tour is poised to become an annual event, and a must do on the regional biking calendar.

How do I enter and pay?
Complete the registration/entry and indemnity forms below
Send these by fax to 088 651 0192 OR email them
A receipt of entry together with the banking details will be sent to you. Bookings and payments will be processed through Namibia Wildlife Resorts.

For more information please contact Niita Evaristus or fax-to-email: 088 651 0192

Closing date for entries is 5 October 2012.

Registration/entry and indemnity forms are also available on the following websites: NWR, MET, DEA, SANParks.




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