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 Post subject: Morning walk or mountain bike?
Unread postPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:57 pm 
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Help! What shall we do on our first whole day in Kruger (apart from driving!)?

Want to do one activity and can't decide whether morning walk, morning cycle or afternoon cycle would be the most rewarding in mid August at Olifants camp? Being incredibly indecisive unusually hence the call for inspiration!

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 Post subject: Re: Morning walk or mountain bike?
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They still do the bike trails
But believe its for 6 pax only

Graham, best to ask first
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phuthi.namethe@sanparks.org
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 Post subject: Olifants Mountain Bike trail
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Tried a search, to no avail.
Has anyone done the Olifants mountain bike ride. I am assuming it requires a minimum number of 4-6 people and is guided. Is it a worthwhile change from driving around looking for animals? Is there a required fitness level?
Any advice appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Olifants Mountain Bike trail
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I found This info re the Mountain Bike Trails.
Hope it helps.

I will get all those links that Ndloti posted merged into one topic. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Bike Trails at Olifants Camp
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As mentioned previously (probably on this thread), I did the mountain bike activity at Olifants in September 2009, straight after having done the Olifants Backpack Trail.

I would not recommend this activity, I personally don't believe it is safe and I wouldn't do it again.

I'd definitely recommend a morning, river or afternoon walk instead!

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 Post subject: Mountain Biking in Kruger
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Quick question for the biking enthusiasts - can you do the Olifants mtb trails when you stay at Letaba? In other words, can you drive from Letaba to Olifants in the morning and still be in time for the morning ride?


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Biking in Kruger
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Dear EddieL

Please note that due to gate closing times you will not be able to make it at Olifants if you book at Letaba. Most of our morning activities take place before gate opening time while afternoon activities take place towards gate closing time.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Biking in Kruger
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Thank you. That's what I thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Biking in Kruger
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Stephens, on what days are the rides done?


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Biking in Kruger
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Mountain bike activity is available everyday of the week provided there are people who booked for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Biking in Kruger
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And the minimum number of people on a ride?


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Biking in Kruger
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Mountain Bike Trails allows guests to explore Kruger's environment by means of a mountain bike. This activity allows for a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 people per trail. Full Day Trails are also available only for very fit experienced cyclists. No person under the age of 16 years are permitted on these trails.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Bike Trails at Olifants Camp
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Josh, why do you consider the bike trails to be dangerous?


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Bike Trails at Olifants Camp
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Because the guides aren't in control of the situation.
(and because the bikes weren't in great condition, and we weren't given helmets on our trip, but that was 4 years ago)

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Bike Trails at Olifants Camp
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We wanted to do this in May this year and when phoned a few weeks ahead I was told that all the bikes were broken and they weren't doing rides at the moment. I was told to check back when we got to Olifants. When we did they said they were still broken, though the bikes were parked in the reception and for the most part looked ok. Are they actually doing the rides now ?


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