Best of Darlington dam

3 days | 3 nights | 30 People

General Information

Starting out at Darlington Dam, a campsite located inside of Addo Elephant National Park. We spend three nights camping out on the banks of the Darlington Dam. The Darlington region is home to an abundance of wildlife, we venture right into the heart of the park that the general public don’t have access to.

Each day is filled with something different from a ride and a cultural point of view. We vary the routes each day and try to adapt them as best we can to work around where the animals may be.

Each evening is filled with something different as we bring in guest speakers to share their knowledge of the area.

Total package cost is R13 950pp Incl VAT all inclusive.

  • 3 Nights of Glamping.
  • Your own tent.
  • A real bed, bedding and pillows.
  • Bed side table
  • Awning
  • Outside chairs
  • 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
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks included
  • Multiple waterpoints out enroute
  • Official event merchandise included.

Itinerary at best of Darlingtom Dam 2024 – Trip 1

3 – 6 April 2024 | 30/30 – SOLD OUT

Opening day of the trip which takes place on Wednesday

2 pm: Registration opens at the Darlington Dam access gate. Click here for directions to the start

4 pm: Sunset ride with some drinks out en route. We will do a short ride (+-10kms) and have some drinks out en route before we move back to the camp at Darlington.

The ride starts at 8 am.
61kms with 1050m of climbing.

This is a big day, we will always have a backup vehicle following us so you can jump in the game drive vehicle at any stage. There will be plenty of water and food with us at all times, so don’t hesitate, as the option to grab a drink / catch a ride is always there!

Our second ride in the pristine Darlington Dam region. A tough opening start as we climb into the park, followed by a gentle middle section as we meander in search of some big 5.

Lunch out en-route as we traverse the banks of the Darlington Dam in search of the Big 5.

An early start as it’s our last day.

A tough opening start as we climb into the park, followed by a gentle middle section as we meander in search of some big 5. A downhill run back to the campsite.

A hot shower and lunch await before we head for home.

Itinerary at best of Darlington Dam 2024 – Trip 2

7 – 10 April 2024 | 24/30 – 6 SPOTS REMAIN

Opening day of the trip which takes place on Sunday Afternoon

2 pm: Registration opens at the Darlington Dam access gate. Click here for directions to the start

4 pm: Sunset ride with some drinks out en route. We will do a short ride (+-10kms) and have some drinks out en route before we move back to the camp at Darlington.

The ride starts at 8 am.
61kms with 1050m of climbing.

This is a big day, we will always have a backup vehicle following us so you can jump in the game drive vehicle at any stage. There will be plenty of water and food with us at all times, so don’t hesitate, as the option to grab a drink / catch a ride is always there!

Our second ride in the pristine Darlington Dam region. A tough opening start as we climb into the park, followed by a gentle middle section as we meander in search of some big 5.

Lunch out en-route as we traverse the banks of the Darlington Dam in search of the Big 5.

An early start as it’s our last day.

A tough opening start as we climb into the park, followed by a gentle middle section as we meander in search of some big 5. A downhill run back to the campsite.

A hot shower and lunch await before we head for home.

Book extras for your trip.

From E-Bike rentals to No-Hassle packages. We have a range of extras available, to help make your experience that much smoother.

Highlighted Features

3 nights of Glamping

Have your cars parked right next to both the camp sites. So you can camp out in luxury and bring as much kit / clothing as you desire.

24/7 Ranger supervision

As we are camping out amongst the Big 5, we will have armed rangers with us for the entire duration of the trip. Both on the bike and at camp. You can rest easy knowing that you are in good hands.

Exclusive access

The roads we ride aren’t accessible to the general public in vehicles, let alone anyone on mountain bikes. You will be exposed to areas that only official members of SAN Parks have been privy to, a truly unique experience.

1 trip

1 village

Cancellation Policy

A R 5000pp non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your entry, with the balance payable 2 months before the event date.

Riders wanting to cancel will forfeit the following part of their total entry fee.

25% of entry fee will be retained for admin costs and the balance refunded if written notice is received 4 months before event date.

50% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received 3 months before the event date.

25% refund if written notice is received before 2 months before event date.

After 2 months to go, 0% will be refunded. Riders can at any time sell their entry and a substitution can be done at R300 per rider. The rider substituting will be given the merchandise size for the people whose entry they took over.

Get In Touch

(041) 581 5335

Location

156 Villers Road, Walmer
Port Elizabeth
South Africa

 

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