The iMfolozi MTB Challenge is one of Africa’s WILDEST MTB experiences, taking riders through the middle of Africa’s Oldest Game Reserve on a 42km route that encompasses valley thicket, open savannah grasslands and amazing ridge lines with extensive wilderness views.

The Event

The iMfolozi MTB Challenge takes place in Hluhluwe- iMfolozi Game Reserve on Saturday, the 25th June. 

Day Time Item
Friday 24th June 13h00 – 20h00 Registration
17h00 – 20h00 Dinner
Saturday 25th June 08h00 – 08h30 Start period
17h00 – 20h00 Dinner

Entry Fee

ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY 24th February 2022 AT 09h00.

The entry fee will be R1150.00 per person and is payable online.  Additional purchases can be made online for the meals for each night.

This fee includes the following:

  • Entry into the 42km iMfolozi MTB Challenge
  • Day visitor fees for 3 days in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park for the rider (normal cost R450)
  • Safety, medical and marshal services on route
  • Full race village setup at the start/finish
  • 2 x well stocked water tables during the event
  • Opportunity of a lifetime to ride in Africa’s Oldest Game Reserve

* Please note, that non-riders will be required to pay gate access fees on arrival at the Nyalazi Gate.
** Please note that the entry fee does not include your accommodation.  This needs to be chosen and booked separately.


Please refer to the dedicated accommodation page for all information on accommodation options and pricing.


Meals can be purchased online with your entry.  A professional catering company, Dixon Caterers, who have catered this event for some time, will offer dinner on Friday night and Saturday night for purchase, plus offer meals during the day (which can be bought on site).  Meal details are as follows:

Friday Dinner (R140pp)
Hearty beef or vegetarian lasagna, variety of fresh salads, bread rolls and desert

Saturday Dinner (R160pp)
Our famous iMfolozi Spit night, with a lamb on the spit, roast chicken, roast potatoes, three fresh salads, fresh rolls and desert.


All funds donated towards this event are channeled towards WILDTRUST’s support of the Wildlife Crimes Unit headed by Nkosinathi Ntoi based at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. These funds assist with support for the rangers on the front line as well as enable successful investigation and arrests in conjunction with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the SAPS.

All participants are encouraged to make a donation of R200 or more to bolster the support this event gives to all conservation activities at the Park. To make your donation simply scan this Zapper QR Code or link
to make your donation. Every cent counts. All donations towards this cause qualify for a S18A tax benefit certificate. To request this, email

Banking details:
Wildlands Conservation Trust
Investec Bank
Account number: 1001 101 4125
Branch code: 580105
Reference: Your name/company

Refund Policy

Should the event be cancelled due to COVID government imposed regulations, then all entries shall receive a 90% refund on the entry fee.  The bank and online fee is unfortunately non-refundable.  Should the event be cancelled for any other reason other than negligence on behalf of the organisers, or should a rider not be able to make the event for whatever reason, including illness, then the following refund policy will be applied:

More than 90 Days         –             80% refund

60-90 Days                       –             50% refund

30-60 Days                       –             30% refund

0-30 Days                         –             10% refund