The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a unique environment for adventure sports activities, having beautiful mountainous scenery, a remote wilderness character and the presence of a major river within a desert environment. The perfect home for the Desert Knights MTB Tour – which combines 5 days of cycling, some of it at night under the full moon, and 1 day of canoeing on the Orange River.
Deserts are spectacular during the day, yet under the light of a full moon this becomes an unforgettable experience. By cycling during the evening and at night, the challenge of cycling in the heat of the desert is substantially reduced.
The aim of the tour is to contribute towards unlocking the tourism potential of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park through staging of a world class annual multi-stage MTB event. Proceeds of the tour will support joint conservation activities of this unique Transfrontier Park.
The cost is all inclusive of tented camp, meals and drinks, activities and shuttles as outlined in programme overview. Non-cyclist participants are welcome, and will be accommodated at same tour fee. Participants are to bring their own cycling equipment.
Start Location: Hobas Campsite, /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Namibia
End Location: Sendelingsdrift Camp, /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Desert Knights Tour takes place in the /Ai-Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and is presented by Namibia Wildlife Resorts on behalf of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the Republic of Namibia, the Department of Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa and South African National Parks.