2018 Swazi 3 Reserves

Swazi Lubombo Cycling brings you the annual Swazi 3 Reserves MTB. The event is a fantastic opportunity to explore the Game Reserves in the Lowveld of Swaziland. The event includes a variety of distances for all levels of cyclists.

RACE EVENT ON 22 SEPTEMBER

Join us for a day of fun in the African Bush riding along a lot of jeep tracks and game trails, through 3 of Swaziland's most pristine game reserves on farm roads, game viewing roads and beautiful single track.

The race route traverses Hlane Royal National Park, Mlawula Nature Reserve and Mbuluzi Game Reserve.

REGISTRATION OPENS: 15 JUNE 2018                   CLOSES: 14 SEPTEMBER 2018

Late entries will ride unofficially and will only be accepted at the venue on the evening of the 21st of September and the morning before the race on the 22nd. An admin fee of E50.00 per late entry will be charged. 

Those entering late will be allowed to ride unofficially (no timed position, no medal, no goody bag)

Manual Registration can be done at the 3 Adventure Sports Shops, the Simunye Club and the Mbuluzi Game Reserve Office.

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BORDER POST HOURS

  • Lavumisa/Golela 07h00 – 22h00 [from KZN]
  • Ngwenya/Oshoek 07h00 – 22h00 [from Johannesburg/Pretoria]
  • Borgdergate/Managa 07h00 – 18h00 [from Kruger Park / Nelspruit]
  • Lomahasha / Namaacha 07h00 – 20h00 [from Mozambique]
  • Mhlumeni / Goba 24 hrs service [from Mozambique]


* RIDERS FROM OUTSIDE SWAZILAND DON'T FORGET YOUR PASSPORTS!!

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Itinerary

10km FUN RIDE

This ride is for the family and kids, the ride takes you through the cane fields with a small bit of single track.

 

23km INTERMEDIATE RIDE

This route goes through the cane fields then does a circuit in the Hlane game reserve all on good roads

43km CLASSIC

A route of enjoyable riding on jeep tracks and single track through all 3 Game Reserves. This ride is the ideal entry race to mountain bike racing, the route is 100% rideable.

Top riders would be expected to complete the route in 1hour 30 minutes with the average rider taking 2hours 30 minutes.

73km MARATHON

The Marathon race takes riders through all three of the reserves.

This race is the ideal ride for the serious rider who wants a good workout. The top riders would be expected to complete the race in 3 hours as it is reasonably flat and therefore fast.

73 km's of flowing jeep tracks, single track with a balance of undulating hills and steep climbs. It is not the toughest marathon race around.

The route traverses the Hlane, Mbuluzi and Mlawula game reserves