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There are different routes available, all of which start from Kidd’s beach. One can either do a ride along the beach, which forms part of the Gulu and Tyolomnqa Nature Reserves as far as the rider likes or a route through various farms that can range from a short 10km trip to an all day ride of about 100km. Routes can be tailor-made to suit the rider.
Vital Information: Other requirements may be mountain biking helmet, comfortable padded cycling shorts and comfortable shoes. Hydration pack with puncture repair kit. Any medication that the adventurer may require for allergies, etc.
Tailor-made to accommodate your needs.
Bring own kiting gear unless you just want to go for a ride on the beach on the back seat of a two seater, four wheeler kite buggy. Bring own climbing gear. Check out www.climbing.co.za for details of both trad and sports climbing routes in the East London area. Challenging climbing wall available
Comfortable Adventure orientated clothing and equipment for a moderate climate with aquatic gear for those wanting to swim in the rivers and the ocean, which temperature ranges between 15 and 22 degrees Celsius. Bring the relevant gear that you will use for the activities of your choice. Bring a practical hydration container,aquatic gear; sun protection- sunblock,cool long sleeve tops and a good hat; insect repellent; good shoes.
The Kidd's Beach area is made up of farms and small villages. The Kidd's Beach village itself is about 1km squared and the area is super safe and tranquil with pleasant and friendly people. The beaches are safe for swimming with beautiful soft, fine white sand.
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RATING (RIDING ENJOYMENT): 5/5. BEACH TRAIL: The
beautiful, pristine and lonely beach trail can be very technical as
there are kilometres of rocks for the skilled trial rider, this can be
kept to a minimum for those less daring as there is both hard and soft
sand alongside the rocks for most of the way. I personally really enjoy
the trials route and the only portage necessary is across river mouths
if they are open. This route passes the location where the world’s
first Coelacanth (Four-Legged Fish) was caught, off a fishing trawler.
TRAIL: 5/5 RATING: The trail through the farms is mostly fast-flowing
single track with a bit of twin track and dirt/gravel road. You will be
exposed to the beautiful fauna and flora, as well as, the lives of the
rural people as we pass through their villages.
routes begin at Kidd’s Beach, which is situated 20km’s drive from East
London airport in a SW direction. The road is in an outstanding
CONFIGURATION: One has the option of doing a
circular route, there and back or one can be collected by a vehicle at
the end of the route.
TERRAIN: FARM TRAILS: Medium to
Difficult/Technical, rocks sand, gravel. The topography consists of
reasonable ascents and fast flowing hardpack single-track, that weaves
down the descents and varies from medium to difficult. One narrow,
shallow rock river portage must be negotiated.
BEACH TRAILS: Medium to Difficult with rocks and sand.
MARKING: The absence of marking necessitates a guide accompanying all participants.
MAPS: I have topographical map with the trials highlighted.
STARTING POINT (GPS CO-ORDINATE): LAT. -33.1488 DEGREES; LONG. 27.6970 DEGREES Safe small coastal village called Kidd’s beach.
GRADING: Moderate to Extreme.
DURATION: Tailor-made to participants requests.
SECURITY: The area is both safe and crime free and I have not
experienced and dangerous encounters from either people or animals.
are access roads along the route so a standby vehicle will be made
available to collect riders if the need arises, as in the case of an
emergency, or for any other reason.
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: The
beach route runs along the Gulu Nature Reserve with its beautiful
balance of majestic sand dunes, rocks and both hard and soft sand.
INFORMATION: There is good cell phone signal along the trails but no
ablution facilities, unfortunately, other than at the beginning and at
the end of the trails.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/ FEE: Rides are
adjusted to suit the rider’s capacity. Fees vary according to the
rider’s requirements. Please advise your requirements directly to me.
Accommodation is available at Kidd’s Beach. Choose from
camping/caravanning, to self-catering cottages or B&B’s. There are
shops, restaurants, pubs and a petrol station with an ATM to meet your
BEST TIME OF YEAR: All year around, most enjoyable season is February to August.
BY: All the riders who have been on the trails, including those who
have done the epic Cape and Sani Pass rides, have all thoroughly
enjoyed the trails.
There is twin seater buggying on the beach, kite surfing, surfing, canoeing, wall climbing, rock climbing, fishing, bird watching and safe beach walks to be enjoyed.
Mark is willing to give you all the info that you need and will try his best to make your stay as entertaining and enjoyable as possible. He has a support team as backup. Just email him with your intentions and requirements and he will arrange a tailor made holiday package to suite you, at a competitive price.
Strelitzia Place Kidds Beach East London Eastern Cape Province 6000
The Kidd’s Beach turn-off is situated on the R72 road which links Port Elizabeth to east London. After travelling about 20km in a SW direction along the R72 from the East London airport, you will see a sign that states Kidd’s Beach. Turn Left at the sign and follow the road for 2km’s into the village. Please book accommodation in advance and communicate your expected time of arrival. Transport can be arranged to and from East London.
S 33° 8' 55" E 27° 41' 49"