The untamed Transkei is located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and lies just outside of East London. It is an almost forgotten part of the country that seems to function at its own pace and without modern day influences. Many tourists and locals visit the Transkei as it provides a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.
One of the sites on the way to the 1st overnight Camp is the Cape Vulture Colony just above Msikaba. Despite the extent of subsistence farmland in Africa, little is known about endangered species that persist within them. The Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) is regionally endangered in southern Africa and at least 20% of the population breeds in the subsistence farmland area previously known as the Transkei in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa
Pondo Drifter Trail Run is a 4 day/4 nights fully catered event in the Northern Transkei from Msikaba towards Port St Johns from 21 March to 25th March 2018 where you will run 72km over 3 days, with 1 rest day in between, in an unspoiled area of the Eastern Cape. We added a rest day after day 2 due to the popularity of the one camp Manteku.
The Pondo Drifter Adventure Hike Holiday Program will take you on an exploration of the Wild Coast in Transkei, South Africa. See the Cape Vulture Colony at Msikaba, 2 of the 7 waterfalls in the world that fall directly into the sea, Waves crashing against the rocks and the Cathedral Peak Rock standing out from the sea. Experience the birth place of Nelson Mandela, walk on cattle tracks above the cliffs with dramatic rocks and caves below and experience the culture of the Xhosa when walking through the friendly villages along the way. This is an experience not to be missed.
Date: 21 to 25th March 2018
Venue: Drifters Adventure Camps, Pondoland, Transkei
Event Format: Solo or Pairs as long as you are Ok to share with somebody else Distances:
Day 1: 18km,
Day 2: 26km,
Day 3: Rest Day and Enjoy the beauty of the camp, paddle up the river and just relax
Day 4: 27km
Last update on this event: 15/05/2017
Event added: 04/01/2017