Competitors in the Liberty Waterberg Encounter will have access to a tented luxury option when the three-stage mountain-bike race is held near Bela-Bela in Limpopo next month.
The event takes place from June 7 to 9 and will provide riders with a memorable experience, both on and off the bike.
After traversing the bushveld trails of the region, ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen said competitors would be able to relax in the tented accommodation at one of the region’s prized destinations in the Elements Private Golf Estate.
“This five-star rated race village has the additional perk of being the accommodation venue for the Friday and Saturday nights,” he said.
“That means entrants will be able to enjoy two nights at the same venue while taking advantage of some up-market accommodation.
“This is certainly not your average camping tent, because it comes with
comfortable beds and mattresses, white linen, soft duvets and pillows.
“In addition, the tents will contain bedside tables, vanity mirrors, electric lanterns, blankets, carpets, waste-paper bins and chairs, so that should all add to the experience.”
The accommodation package for the two nights includes the race entry fee and all meals while at the race village.
Mindful of the fact that Bela-Bela is within comfortable driving distance of the major metropolitan areas of Pretoria and Johannesburg, Oosthuizen said they also offered the basic package, which excluded accommodation and all meals.
As with the Winelands Encounter, the Waterberg offers packages in both the team and solo categories.
While emphasising the convenience of booking to stay at the Elements Private Golf Estate, Oosthuizen said there was also accommodation available at the Sondela Nature Reserve for those who wanted to pursue that option.
There is a variety of accommodation at Sondela to suit the individual rider’s needs and these range from the top-end bush lodges to four-star self-catering chalets, as well as a caravan park and a tented camp.
Entries for the race close on May 22.