A while ago I received a brochure for a Mountain Bike Cycle Tour starting at the Fugutives Drift Game Reserve to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. As you know, my 2 passions are travel and mountain biking so this immediately ticked both boxes. And so it was with very little hesitation that we set off this last weekend for an area of KZN not that well known to myself. Fugitives’ Drift is renowned for its battlefield tours to all the Anglo-Zulu War battle sites in the region. Their flagship tours to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift are led by registered tour guides Rob Caskie and Joseph Ndima and the weekend accomodation was in the Lodge so no complaints there! The Lodge is gorgeous and provides spacious, luxury en-suite cottages each with a private verandah affording views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge.
The riding was tough to say the least and we had a few very interesting crossings where its fair to say, I said my prayers and hoped for the best! That aside – it was a great weekend and one I’d recommend to any MTB rider looking for something a little different. The beauty of this weekend is that non riders are welcome too. A support vehicle meets the riders with refreshments before the lectures begin so for those of you who are keen on history but dont fancy being in the saddle – its still a great weekend!!