Friday 1 June 2018 to Sunday 3 June 2018

Venue: Bezuidenhoutshoek Nature Reserve
Ticket Sales: Opens 17 January 2018

The Bezhoek Extreme MTB Festival is an awesome, 3-day event that is being hosted for the first time at Bezuidenhoutshoek Nature Reserve. These routes will not be open to the public and you’ll have the opportunity to be one of the first riders to tackle these exclusive routes.

Let’s face it, the events calendar is littered with stage races where races are reduced to, and riders are charged for, district road riding. We did not like that, so we set out to create an event that will remind you what mountain biking is all about… exhilarating single track, trails that have never been ridden before and water points that’ll take your breath away.

The Farm is situated in the Olifants River valley in Middelburg, Mpumalanga and is designated as irreplaceable and highly significant in terms of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Authority’s bio diversity assessment criteria which qualify it to be registered as a Protected area. The Olifants and Klein Olifants rivers converge in the North Western corner of the farm and meander on to Loskop and the Kruger National Park.

You get three days of adventures, mountain biking, live entertainment and awesome hospitality for under R2000. Add accommodation and meals and you have yourself a MTB Festival that’s a 3rd of the cost of a 3-day stage race, and you get to take the family with you. Riverbeds, jeep track, rocky 4×4, single track, rock gardens and water crossings. No district roads!



Distance: 25km
Format: XC course
Route: Olifants River Lodge
Time: 18h00
Entry Fee: R250
Meal included
Limited to 300 riders

The Prologue is a nite race taking place on Friday 1 June 2018 and will set the scene for a weekend of awesome riding. A strong bike light will be required as you navigate this XC course.



Distance: 89km or 65km
Format: Extreme Marathon
Route: Bezuidenhoutshoek Nature Reserve

Time (Extreme): 07h00
Time (Warrior): 08h00



Distance: 45km
Format: Half Marathon
Route: Bezuidenhoutshoek Nature Reserve
Time: 08h00

The MTB Challenge is the perfect way to end off the Bezhoek Extreme MTB Festival. This Sunday ride will take you on a leisurely [but tough] route to show you some more of the hidden gems on the Bezhuidenhoutshoek Nature Reserve.

MTB Festival 2018


Entries now open!