7-13 APRIL & 2-8 September 2017


Tour Overview

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 N$/R 15,000 per person 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.

    •  TWO DEPARTURES IN 2017: 7-13 April and 2-8 September 2017
    • Namibia and South Africa
    • Start Location: Hobas Campsite, /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Namibia
    • End Location: Sendelingsdrift Camp, /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, South Africa
      • Registration: Sendelingsdrift on Friday 7th April (1st tour) and Saturday 2nd September (2nd tour) 2017 between 08h00 and 10h00. All participants registering here will leave vehicles in a designated parking area and be transferred with bikes to Hobas. Registration in Hobas is from 12h00 till 15h00. All participants registering at Hobas will leave their vehicles in a designated parking area and be transferred back to Hobas from Sendelingsdrift on the final day of the tour.

The 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. The Tour is supported by the Peace Parks Foundation and Boundless Southern Africa: