The route took 280 riders from mountain to sea and across eight eco-systems. Among the myriad of features that turned the MTB into a one-of-a-kind event were the animal sightings, plant and bird species that peppered each day’s ride – with the sighting of breaching whales on the final day an undisputed highlight for the happily exhausted riders.

The ride raised just over a quarter of a million rand towards one of iSimangaliso’s conservation goals this year – the re-introduction of eland into the Park. Eland are the last of the historically occurring species to be re-introduced into this World Heritage Site.

​Please keep in mind the dates for next year's iSimangaliso MTB 4 Day - 20 to​23 August 2015​. ​I​t's a wonderful opportunity for all levels of cyclists, ​and an eco-​adventure sport and travel ​experience through a World Heritage Site ​at its very best.