Transport Options

The Nedbank Tour de Tuli starts at the Pont Drift Border post (between South Africa and Botswana) on the 01 August and ends at the Mapungubwe National Park (South Africa) on the 06 August. Transport can be booked on your registration profile.

PLEASE NOTE: THE BORDER CLOSES AT 16h00 SO PLEASE ENSURE YOU LEAVE ENOUGH TIME TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE BORDER CLOSES

Self-drive

Should you choose to self-drive, we have arranged for community drivers to move your car from the Pont Drift border post to the end of the Tour at Mapungubwe National Park.

Cost: R600.00 per vehicle

Pont Drift border is approximately 550 km from Johannesburg; an easy +/- 6 hour drive.

Please ensure you arrive at the border no later than 14h00.

PLEASE NOTE: THE COACHES ARRIVE FROM JOHANNESBURG AT THE BORDER FROM 15H00. PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE BEFORE THEM TO AVOID DELAYS AT THE BORDER.

Process:

  • Once you arrive at the Pont Drift Border, a Community Driver Representative will collect your keys from you and allocate a driver to take your vehicle from the border to Mapungubwe National Park (the last night’s camp site), which is located 36 kms away.
  • You will then need to clear customs and ride approximately 2.8 km from the Pont Drift Border to the Limpopo Valley Airfield (first night’ camp site).
  • Your luggage will be loaded onto luggage trucks that will transported to the first nights camp. Please note that you may arrive at camp before your luggage. The luggage will be placed on tarpaulins in between the tent village and the main marquee.
  • Please do not ride to the camp on your own. The Tour/Support Leaders will be at the Pont Drift border and will lead groups of riders from the border post into camp.
  • The self-drive option needs to be pre-booked and paid for in advance and is subject to availability at the time of reservation. Bookings can be made online through your registration profile.

Directions from Johannesburg:

  • Take the N1 to Polokwane
  • Go through Polokwane and follow the R521 to Mogwadi (Dendron)
  • Turn right onto the N1 alternative route on Vermikuliet Road and then left onto the R521 to Dendron
  • Continue on the R521 through Dendron and follow the signs to Alldays
  • Once you get to Alldays, turn right still following the R521 (YOU MUST REFUEL IN ALLDAYS)

Please note: Any person takes this option entirely at their own risk. Whilst the service will be monitored and overseen by a Nedbank Tour de Tuli volunteer, we cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage to your vehicle and/or personal belongings. Please ensure that you have the necessary insurance cover for other individuals to drive your vehicle. Please do not take this option if you have low profile tyres.

Coach Transfers

Coach transfers are offered to transport you by coach from the Wilderness Safaris offices in Rivonia, to Pont Drift Border post, and then back from Mapungubwe National Park to the Wilderness Safaris office.

Bookings for the coach are subject to availability.

Cost:

  • R1 800.00 per person return (includes bike transport)
  • R900.00 per person on a one way basis (includes bike transport)

Departure and Arrival Times:

  • Thursday 01 August – Departs from the Wilderness Safaris offices at 06h00 (loading at 05h30)
  • Tuesday 06 August – Scheduled to arrive at the Wilderness Safaris offices around 15h00

The coach is unable to collect or drop off participants at any point other than the designated departure and arrival point at the Wilderness Safaris offices in Rivonia.

Bike Delivery and Coach Departure Address:
Wilderness Safaris, 373 Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia
Telephone: +27 (11) 807 1800
After Hours Emergency Contact Number: +27 (0) 82 576 9173

Important: Please do not book any domestic flights departing from OR Tambo airport any earlier than 19h00 or any international flights departing any earlier than 20h00 on the 06 August.

Departure on the 01 August:

  • Please be at the Wilderness Safaris offices no later than 05h30 for the loading of your luggage. Please note: We do not have any parking facilities, so please ensure you are dropped off and collected.
  • We will have limited capacity to carry bicycles on this day and this will be reserved for those individuals living outside of Gauteng. This option needs to be pre-booked. If you need your bike immediately to connect to a flight, please ensure that you advise us of this in advance.
  • The coach will have a scheduled stop en route around 10h00. Food & drink at this stop will be for the participants own account.
  • The Botswana arrival forms will be handed out on the coach. Please complete this so that you are ready on arrival at Pont Drift Border Post together with your passport.

Please ensure that you carry your riding kit and helmet (you will be riding approx. 2.8 km from the border post to the first nights camp). You will also need to carry your passport with you on the coach and not in your luggage bag. When you arrive at the border, you will need to find your bike, proceed through customs and then ride to the first nights’ camp site at the Limpopo Valley Airfield. Your luggage will meet you at the camp.

Flying

The first camp is situated at Limpopo Valley Airfield, Botswana. Should you choose to fly to and from the event, please note:

Arrival day: 01 August
Departure day: 06 August

All flight arrangements are for your own arrangement and account. It is your responsibility to ensure flight arrangements have been made and the correct clearance is obtained.

Contact: Limpopo Valley Airfield for further arrangements

Looking for a Private Charter?

Angel Gabriel 
Angel Gabriel are offering direct flights from O.R. Tambo to Mashatu, and from Limpopo Valley Airfield to O.R Tambo (return) for the Nedbank Tour de Tuli 2019. Flights are directly to the start of the event at Limpopo Valley Airfield.

Please contact the Angel Gabriel team to check availability and arrange this service. Please also ensure you ask for their luggage requirements, inclusions and exclusions.

Cost:

  • $845.00 pp (Return) – fixed fee in Rand: R5 700.00 pp
  • $422.50 pp (One-Way) – fixed fee in Rand: R11 400.00 pp

Contact Details:
Dylan Coppard: T: +27 (0)83 407 8298 | F: +27 (0)86 520 1939 dylan@angelgabriel.co.za | www.angelgabriel.co.za

TAB Charters 
TAB Charters also manage flights from Lanseria to Limpopo Valley Airfield and return. Flights are directly to the start of the event.

Please contact TAB Charters for availability, luggage restrictions and flight details.

Cost:

  • King Air 200: R94 566.00 (NETT) VAT zero rated
    Max. 10 passengers (subject to temperatures)
    Flight time: 58 minutes
  • Beechcraft 1900: R121 996.00 (NETT) VAT zero rated
    Max. 16 passengers (subject to temperatures)
    Flight time: 50 minutes
  • Embraer 120: R174 050.00 (NETT) VAT zero rated
    Max. 24 passengers (subject to temperatures)
    Flight time: 46 minutes

Contact Details:
Jade Jones: T: (+27) 11 701 2324
res@tabcharters.co.za | jade@tabcharters.co.za | www.tabcharters.co.za

Bike Transport

Should you need assistance with transporting your bike to and from the event, we have various options available:

  • Johannesburg to/from Tour – Nedbank Tour de Tuli
    If you are doing a self-drive and only need your bike transported to/from the event, we are able to transport your bike on specialized bike trailers. Please note space is limited and bookings will be subject to availability.

Cost:

  • R900.00 return
  • R450.00 one-way

Bike Delivery and Collection:
If you are travelling on the coach, your bicycles will need to leave before you, to ensure they are waiting for you at Pont Drift border post. All bikes need to be delivered and collected from the Wilderness Safaris offices as per the designated dates and times below.

Please note that we have LIMITED capacity to manage bicycles on the departure date and therefore if you are connecting to/from domestic or international flights and will NOT be able to deliver and/or collect your bicycles at the designated time, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can make provision for this.

Bike Delivery and Coach Departure Address:
Wilderness Safaris, 373 Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia
Telephone: +27 (11) 807 1800
After Hours Emergency Contact Number: +27 (0) 82 576 9173

Bike Delivery and Collection Dates and Times:

  • Delivery of Bikes – Monday 30 July between 09h00 and 12h00
  • Collection of Bikes – Wednesday 08 August between 09h00 and 12h00

Please Note: We have very limited storage capacity available so please ensure that you collect your bikes at the specified times, unless special provision has been made with the Event Organisers. Should you note collect your bike on the designated day, we cannot guarantee that your bike will be locked away.

The transporting of your bicycles is entirely at your own risk.

  • Cape Town to/From Tour – Move My Bicycle
  • National Tranfers to/from Johannesburg – Triptych Resources

Transfers

If you are flying in and need a transfer from Mapungubwe National Park back to Limpopo Valley Airfield or the Pont Drift Border, please see the below options for transfers.

Copper Sun 
Copper Sun are able to assist with transfers if you are flying out or leaving early and need transfers back to Limpopo Valley Airfield for your flight.

Cost: please contact for a quote.

Contact Details:
Michael v.d Schyff: Cell: +27 (0) 82 735 7138 | Tel: +27 (0) 15 298 8896
mike@coppersun.co.za | www.coppersun.co.za

Allan Watridge: Cell: +27 (0) 72 241 8320
allan@coppersun.co.za

NOTE: on quote request please provide contact person details, number of people to transfer and number of bicycles. Transfers are also available to Alldays Airstrip through Copper Sun.

Nedbank Tour de Tuli 
The Organisers of the Tour are also able to assist with transfers if you are flying out on the departure day (06 August) or need a transfer back to the border. The Land Rover support vehicles will be used as the airport shuttle so if you are intending on flying please ensure you book this transfer early as there is limited capacity and needs to be done in advance.

Cost: R600 per person