M&G Tour De Addo

Guided MTB bush experience through the Addo Elephant National Park.

WELCOME TO THE

M&G Tour De Addo

Explore the M&G Investments Tour de Addo, an unparalleled mountain biking adventure set amidst the stunning landscape of the vast Addo Elephant National Park, spanning 1640 km². Within this expansive wilderness, encounter the majestic Big Seven and other captivating wildlife.

Embark on a thrilling three-day mountain biking journey, starting from our luxurious Glamping site nestled in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park. To ensure the safety of our guests amidst the rugged terrain and wildlife, armed rangers lead the group, accompanied by a lead and sweep vehicle, guaranteeing a secure passage for all participants.

The riding is a truly social affair with daily distances ranging from 25km to 50km. Adding to the social atmosphere are the wonderful tented villages offering luxury tents with comfy bedding, exquisite cuisine, game walks, star spotting and a few interesting evening talks from some fascinating characters in the conservation industry.

E-Bikes are more than welcome and provisions will be made to transport batteries during the ride and recharge bikes in the evenings. As we always have a game drive vehicle with us, the option to load your bike up and rest the legs is always available too. So don’t let the distances scare you, anybody can make it as we have plenty of support following the group at all times.

View some of the highlights below from the M&G Tour de Addo over the years

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Guided by rangers

M&G Tour de Addo riders, meander on their mountain bikes, through parts of Big Reserves that are usually off limits to the general public. While in the park, the group is kept together, under the watchful eye of our SANParks rangers.

Limited group size

In an effort to not dilute anyone’s experience, each tour is limited to just 30 riders. We are dealing with wild animals that get spooked easily, less people means less noise and the more chance of viewing the mighty Big 5.

The Experience

Glamping tented accommodation

Spend 3 nights camping inside the park in our glamping village. Complete with showers, toilets, a chill zone and sounds of the wild.

Exclusive access

Experience what no other can as we take you on restricted tracks inside the Addo Elephant National Park.

3 days of mountain biking

Where people can’t go in their cars, you get to explore on your bikes. All under the escort of armed rangers.

Bush walk / Game Drive

Experience added extras like bush walks and game drives as part of each trips itineary.

All beverages

Leave your wallet in the car. All drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic are included once entered.

Fresh meals, cooked daily

Enjoy 2 freshly cooked and prepared meals daily. From Steak Braais to homemade lasagne, you won’t go hungry. For lunch we have great snacks and sandwiches en route

Supported by

Our Tours

For 2024 we have a range of tours available on different dates. Each tour makes use of our glamping village and affords participants the opportunity to camp out in luxury, from inside the Addo Elephant National Park.

Our all-inclusive package costs R13 950 per person (incl VAT), This can be secured with a R (ZAR) 5000 deposit, while the balance is payable 2 months prior to the event.

We have a range of extras available from E-Bike rentals to No-Hassle packages, click here to learn more.

Best of Nyathi

Trip 3 | 21 – 24 August 2024 (6 SPOTS LEFT)

Details
  • 3 nights
  • 3 days of mountain biking
  • Average of 600ms climbing and 41kms per day of riding
  • Click here to read more and enter.

2 tours

2 different locations

Testimonials

Gerbrand Breed

Tour de Addo 2022.

An absolutely mind-blowing experience! Riding through “big-5” country and having a chance to experience areas of Addo that no-one else can visit was such a thrill! The small group means you really bond with your fellow riders, and end up with a bunch of new, like-minded friends.

The riding offers enough of a challenge to make it a proper workout for your “run-of-the-mill” weekend-warrior, whilst the option of using an e-bike makes it accessible to anyone else. Definitely worth it!

Gerbrand Breed

Peter Grobler

Most amazing event!

Such a privilege to be able to cycle in these pristine and exclusive wilderness areas which is super well organised by Red Cherry Events. Both camps were great set in wilderness surroundings. Facilities were everything you could want and the catering was fantastic.

Definitely consider going again and also other Red Cherry events.

Peter Grobler

Inga Isabel Hitzeroth

Thanks Red Cherry Team for a wonderful experience.

Despite the weather challenges, you and the Honory Rangers made it an unforgettable event. Worth the 1200 km drive from Johannesburg. Met a group of special people and look forward to doing it again in the future. Loved being so close to nature and the giants.

Thank you!

Inga Isabel Hitzeroth

Chris Ross

Thanks Red Cherry Team for a wonderful experience.

Despite the weather challenges, you and the Honory Rangers made it an unforgettable event. Worth the 1200 km drive from Johannesburg.

Met a group of special people and look forward to doing it again in the future. Loved being so close to nature and the giants.

Thank you!

Chris Ross

Steve Moubray

Awesome trip lots of fun and laughter.

Great to meet everyone …many thanks to Red Cherry crew for amazing organisation.

Steve Moubray

Adri Van Zyl

I arrived with the expectation to enjoy nature and some cycling.

What I found were immense support including airport transport, fixing my bike, patience to wait for me after long uphills, a little push from time to time, meeting like-minded people, lovely fireside discussions, loads of laughter and good nights’ rests.

Honourary Rangers – you rock!
Paramedics – you created a safety blanket
Mike and Shaun – your vision inspires

Adri Van Zyl

Brenda Silberbauer

The tour way exceeded our expectations in all ways!

The organization in the campsites, on the rides, the guest speakers and the food and beverages were all amazing. The game viewing was the cherry on the top! And all the information from the wonderful rangers. The group of very varied characters all out to have fun made for many laughs and friendships were made.

Thank you Red Cherry, we will wear our jackets and branded goodies with pride! Until next time…

Brenda Silberbauer

Bruce Morgan

This event was very cool . 2 very tough days, food was great…Shaun was a great leader and he has a great team around him… We cannot choose the weather but it was really lekka!

Bruce Morgan

The Cause

M&G Tour De Addo is more than just a ride amongst the Big 5.

Funds raised from this event will be donated to the SANParks Honorary Rangers for conservation projects in the Addo Elephant National Park. The SANParks Honorary Rangers is a group of passionate and unpaid volunteers who give freely of their time and skills to foster conservation in South Africa’s national parks. As the official SANParks volunteer organisation, they are a registered public benefit and non-profit organisation with close to 2000 members – all volunteers. To find out more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers please click here to read more.

Get In Touch

(041) 581 5335

Location

156 Villers Road, Walmer
Port Elizabeth
South Africa

 

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