Sponsors and Partners

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Nedbank

Nedbank Group Limited (‘Nedbank Group’) is a bank holding company that operates as one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa through its principal banking subsidiary, Nedbank Limited. Nedbank Group focuses on southern Africa, with the group positioned as a bank for all. The bank operates through five business clusters, namely Nedbank Capital, Nedbank Corporate, Nedbank Business Banking, Nedbank Retail and Nedbank Wealth.

www.nedbank.co.za

Partners

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Botswana Government

Thank you to the Botswana Government, Tourism Department and Private Partners for assisting us with the required permissions and support in making this event possible

www.gov.bw

South Africa Government

Thank you to the  South African Government, Tourism Department and Private Partners for assisting us with the required permissions and support in making this event possible

www.gov.za

Zimbabwe Government

Thank you to the Zimbabwean Government, Tourism Department and Private Partners for assisting us with the required permissions and support in making this event possible

www.zim.gov.zw

Botswana Tourism

Botswana Tourism is and organisation dedicated to promotion of Tourism is Botswana

www.botswanatourism.co.bw

Cycle Mashatu

Since 2003 Cycle Mashatu has been offering premier single track biking adventures in Southern Africa. Cycle Mashatu offers you the opportunity to ride amongst the wildlife of the vast Northern Tuli Game Reserve on ancient elephant and game trails.

www.cyclemashatu.com

Land Rover Club

We will continually work to review our projects and will add to them as feel it is appropriate.

www.lroc.org.za

Limpopo Horse Safari

Limpopo Horse Safaris operates riding safaris in the vast Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Block of south eastern Botswana. This is an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas, ancient civilizations and dramatic rock formations bordered by the great Limpopo River in the south.

www.limpopohorsesafaris.com

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is the ideal location for anyone interested in the park’s wildlife and birds, to those in search of serenity, identity and the extraordinary history of this World Heritage Site. The park is rich in biodiversity, great scenic beauty and the cultural importance of the archaeological treasures of Mapungubwe.

www.sanparks.co.za/parks/mapungubwe/

Mashatu Game Reserve

Mashatu Game Reserve is located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana bordering South Africa. It is the embodiment of all Africa – space so open and vast, an array of wildlife from gigantic to the miniscule and majestic skies open to the universe and unfettered by smog, and unexpected adventure beyond the game drive with horse-back safaris, cycling safaris and walks in the wild.

www.mashatu.com

Nottingham Estate

Nottingham itself has many amazing ancient rock art sites, but is also the home to a huge diversity of animals and birds – elephants and hippos to buck and leopard, fish eagles and herons to kingfishers. At Nottingham Fishing Camp it’s all about enjoying the great outdoors under African skies, watching the stunning sunsets and catching some whopping fish.

www.nottinghamadventures.co.za

Peace Parks

Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas and develops human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.

www.peaceparks.org

Pitsani

Pitsani Game Reserve comprises of nearly 11,000 hectares of wild untouched Africa bordered by the Shashe River in the east and the Pitsani River in the west, and stretching from the Tuli Circle in the North to the Limpopo River in the south. Pitsani Game Reserve is a privately owned reserve and offers luxury accommodation in a variety of camps.

SANParks

South African National Parks is the body responsible for managing South Africa’s national parks.

www.sanparks.co.za

Sentinel Limpopo Safaris

Sentinel Limpopo Safaris is located in Zimbabwe’s game rich low-veldt in the southwestern corner, on the north side of the Limpopo River, across from South Africa. The area abounds with archaeological finds, going back to the iron and stone ages. Paleontologists have recently found a complete baby dinosaur dating back two hundred million years. There are rock shelters to explore where Bushman once lived, and their ancient paintings are still very visible on the walls.

www.sentinellimpoposafaris.com

Shalimpo

Shalimpo is situated at the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo Rivers, within Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve and forms an integral part of the Shashe/ Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, opposite the world renowned heritage site of Mapungubwe. Its history is rich and colourful spanning four generations of Coetzer Family custodianship.

www.shalimpo.co.za

TFCA

The Greater Mapungubwe TFCA, which is presently being developed will cover an area of 4 872 km2 in extent, 28% (1 350 km2) will be situated in Botswana with a further 53% (2 561 km2) situated in South Africa and the balance 19% (960 km2) situated in Zimbabwe. With already viable populations of the larger draw card species such as Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog; as well as some 19 mammals, 26 plant species and a fair number of bird species listed in the red data book. The area is of substantial importance for conservation reasons alone. The added range, protection and combined efforts offered through the establishment of the GMTFCA will contribute immensely to the protection of species found within the area.

www.dfa.gov.za/foreign/Multilateral/inter/tfcas.htm

Tuli Safari Lodge

Tuli Safari Lodge is a hidden gem, located between the time-sculpted kopjes of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve and the legendary Limpopo River. Tucked in the easternmost corner of Botswana, it is a unique, timeless part of Africa with spectacular wildlife, breath-taking landscapes and fascinating history. A verdant oasis in a ruggedly beautiful wilderness … the yin to Tuli’s yang. Time spent in this relaxing retreat perfectly complements the varied safari adventures in the reserve beyond the Lodge gates. Such is the magical soul of Tuli Safari Lodge.

www.tulilodge.com

Tuli Game Reserve

Tuli Game Reserve forms part of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. This area is rich in history and prehistory where early Stone Age people roamed these parts and sheltered in the sandstone caves and overhangs. Pride Rock is one of the lodges on the reserve and consists of 5 suites. It is situated right in the middle of beautiful riverine forests on the river banks and watercourses of the Limpopo. Pride Rock is surrounded by beautiful sandstone ridges, massive baobab trees and many other breath-taking landscapes.

www.tuligamereserve.com

Wilderness Safaris

The reason Wilderness Safaris exists is to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna – or biodiversity – that they support. They believe that in protecting these areas, and including the local communities in this process, they will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world. In short, they believe that the world’s wilderness areas will save humankind.

www.wilderness-safaris.com

Wildlife Environment Zimbabwe

There is to encourage and assist all people of Zimbabwe to understand the importance of wildlife and the environment and to conserve Zimbabwe’s natural resources for the well being of current and future generations and to ensure that the utilisation of these natural resources is fair and sustainable.

www.wezmat.org

Sponsors

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Bean There

With a love for coffee and a passion for the African adventure, Bean There Coffee Company acquires, through direct fair trade, the world’s finest single origin coffee, which is hand-roasted to produce an exclusive optimal roast.

www.beanthere.co.za

Coleman

In the early 1900’s W.C. Coleman spotted a ‘new’ lamp that burnt with a white light which sparked a personal interest as he struggled with his eyesight. He grew this personal interest to becoming a brand that is now synonymous with outdoor fun worldwide. Here in SA the Coleman brand has become a household name producing a wide range of products ranging from coolers to camping mattresses and most outdoor related requirements in between.

www.coleman.co.za

Hammer Design

Specialising in portfolio sites for the safari industry, lodges and camps, photographers and service providers, they strive to design in a clear and decisive manner to showcase their client’s work, portfolio, lodge or services. Their challenge is to find a unique approach for your digital brand. A vehicle that will speed ahead, and take your brand with it.

www.hammerdesign.co.za

Hot Spot Cycles

Hot Spot Cycles, voted one of top ten cycling shops in the country, and the only one in the top ten in Pretoria, this voted by Bicycling Magazine at the end of 2011. . The owner, Jacques Maritz and his dedicated staff, will ensure that you are greeted with their expertise and re-assurance that you will walk out a happy customer. The staff strive at ensuring that the new and best stock is available in order for you, the customer, to have everything you require at your fingertips.

www.hotspotcycles.co.za

Hover Dynamics

Hover Dynamics is run by the people dedicated to aviation particularly helicopter flying. From a modest start the company has grown to become one of the largest operators of helicopters in South Africa.

hoverdynamics.co.za

Mark’s Plumbing & Gas

As Registered Plumbers & Domestic LPG Gas Installers, Mark’s Plumbing and Gas offers an array of service including, but not limited to: Domestic, commercial and industrial plumbing solutions; Bathroom renovations; Geyser installation and replacements; Heat pumps, domestic & industrial; Maintenance plumbing; Water saving solutions and rain harvesting plants; Grey & black water treatment plants, and all domestic type gas installations.

https://marksplumbingandgas.co.za/

Omnico and Cannondale

Omnico was started in 1987 with the launch of Topsport Helmets, offering South African Cyclists a world class product at an affordable price. They were soon joined by D’Arcs Eyewear Systems and locally produced Ryder Cycling Accessories, which were built on that same principle; To provide the local market with world class products at affordable prices.

www.omnico.co.za

Painted Wolf Wines

Painted Wolf pack is a community of talented individuals who bring the best available grapes, artistic and technical skills to Painted Wolf Wines. They produce wines with a distinctive South African feel. The “Painted Wolf” (Lycaon Pictus), also known as the African Wild Dog or Painted Dog , is one of Africa’s most fascinating and highly endangered mammals. They support the conservation of this intriguing and beautiful animal with a contribution from every bottle of wine sold and through their communications.

www.paintedwolfwines.com

SATIB

SATIB are Leaders in tourism insurance and risk management services with over 25 years of dedicated service to the tourism, hospitality and wildlife industries in Southern Africa.

www.satib.co.za

SG Agility

Micor Shipping was established in 1911, operating primarily as a traditional freight forwarder and logistics company in the South African market. Since then the company has evolved significantly and is today trading as Micor – the freight forwarding specialist of Super Group

www.micor.co.za

Squirt

Squirt is a new generation emulsion chain lubricant. It is a wax based; long lasting dry lube that does not contain harmful solvents and is environmentally friendly. This liquid lubricant has unique properties, making it ideal for any cycling condition. No degreasing is required or recommended

www.squirtlube.com

Super Group

Super Group is a supply chain mobility company revolving around the optimisation of supply chain processes and vehicle fleets with a strong IT focus and technology underpin. Their business encompasses the planning and management of all activities across the supply chain.

www.supergroup.co.za

Wilderness Safaris

The reason Wilderness Safaris exists is to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna – or biodiversity – that they support. They believe that in protecting these areas, and including the local communities in this process, they will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world. In short, they believe that the world’s wilderness areas will save humankind.

www.wilderness-safaris.com

Wilderness24

Wilderness24 is a unique,  in-house incident management system. The team of professional incident managers and doctors are available 24/7 to provide support and logistics to ensure that Wilderness Safaris guests are taken care of throughout their time with them. In the event of an incident Wilderness24 will activate and manage the most appropriate resources to ensure the best possible outcome. Their priority on the tour is two fold- that you have an amazing cycling experience and do so safely!

www.blackplan.im

Prize Sponsors

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Wilderness Air

Wilderness Air aims to provide a safe, efficient and reliable service to passengers. We operate a varied fleet of light aircraft, chosen for their ability to transport visitors to remote wilderness destinations with short, dirt-surfaced landing strips.

www.wilderness-air.com

Wilderness Safaris

The reason Wilderness Safaris exists is to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna – or biodiversity – that they support. They believe that in protecting these areas, and including the local communities in this process, they will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world. In short, they believe that the world’s wilderness areas will save humankind.

www.wilderness-safaris.com