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About The Event

Days Riding

Great Meals

KM of awesome riding

The annual Matat2Pont is our marquee event, which attracted thousands of spectators and viewers of the live broadcasts on social media last year. The event was founded by Dean Riley after the 2014 Matat National Enduro when he called up fellow enthusiast Sakkie Maartens, they wanted to share their passion and excitement for the sport with other riders and expose them to some incredible routes in the area. In 2015, the first Matat2Pont 3 day Enduro event was successfully launched.

On the first day the ride begins in Matatiele where you ride through the mountainous region of the Eastern Cape and southern KZN to Kokstad, riders are to expect exceptional riding with some challenging sections. On day 2 the riders begin in Kokstad and head towards Harding which entails some undulating hills, valleys and river crossings with spectacular sceneries. Riders begin their last leg from Harding, heading down to the coast and through Bongwana, the teams can expect an adventurous and thrilling ride, finally ending off by crossing the Umtamvuna river over our infamous floating bridge at The Pont in Port Edward. 

We are proud to have launched a local community project called S.H.O.E.S where we, together with the teams collect 2nd hand clothing and shoes for the underprivileged communities and distribute them on the route while promoting awareness for this charity.

S.H.O.E.S

Sportsmen Helping Others Enjoy Shoes

The SHOES charity was formed in 2015 with the intention of collecting shoes and clothing items to help the less fortunate people in the rural areas. The Kokstdad and Matatiele area is known for it’s severe cold winters, with added snowfalls and heavy frost. Some children have to walk long distances to school in these conditions witthout shoes.

In 2015 we collected 150 pairs of shoes and numerous clothing items which we handed out in the rural areas where we enjoy riding. In 2016 we collected 860 pairs of shoes. Our goal for 2017 is 1000 pairs of shoes.

To see all those kids and adults receive these SHOES is well worth our effort. 2 kids that made provincial hockey sides also benefitted from our charity drive in 2016. So yes we support where we can. If you would like to donate kindly contact us or bring them with to the 2017 event. It is open to the public to help and trust us, it will make your heart happy and even shed a tear or 2 when you see how gratefull all the beneficiaries are.

Day Rider

R500/Day
  • Includes Lunch
  • You may only ride ONE of the 3 days
  • Fuel truck to re-fuels

Solo Rider

R3950/Rider
  • Matat2Pont Jacket
  • Matat2Pont T-Shirt
  • Matat2Pont Cap
  • 13 Meals
  • Accomodation in Tented Village
  • Lucky Draw Prizes
  • Fuel truck to re-fuels

Team

R9750/Team
  • Includes 2 riders and 1 backup driver
  • 3x Matat2Pont Jackets
  • 3x Matat2Pont T-Shirts
  • 3x Matat2Pont Caps
  • 13 Meals per team member
  • Accomodation in Tented Village
  • Lucky Draw Prizes

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Itinerary

Thursday 20th September – Arrival

 

13:00 to 17:00 – Arrive in Matat for documentationat the Matat Country club. Follow the dayglow markers.

  • Tents will be numbered but not allocated – First come first serve – Matress for each rider supplied
  • Armbands will be supplied at documentation, this will be for meals during the event, no arm band no food

19:00 – Riders Briefing and welcome dinner

17:00- 21:00 – Please get you GPS tracks loaded for day 1 at the Macete table

 

Friday 21st September – Day 1 – Matat to Kokstad

What to expect: Baboons pass, Good afternoon pass, See your ass pass, Fucksani, waterfall, ball bearings, Mvenyane, Holmes Hill, Highway. 

 

6:00 to 7:00 – Breakfast will be served

7:30 – Meet at Redbull Arch ready for departure

19:00 – Dinner , riders briefing and live chat show

 

Saturday 22nd September – Day 2 – Kokstad to Harding 

 

What to expect: This is an all new route. We will be going over the Ingeli mountain to Dekota hill where a plane crashed. Once we have gone over the hill we will be heading to the fuel stop.The fuel stop will be 34 km from Kokstad and will take the vehicles about 30min to get there. From there we will be going through some forests and following the edge of the forest for a while.  We will then go into the forest before Harding.  The first half of the ride will be slightly more technical than last year.  The second half will be flowing with a few hill climbs and lots of river crossings.  The ride will be shorter than last year. It will be approximately 90km. 

 

6:00 to 7:00 – Breakfast will be served

7:30: Meet at Redbull Arch ready for departure

19:00 Dinner , riders briefing and live chat show

 

Sunday 23rd September – Day 3 – Harding to The Pont

 

What to expect: Day 3, the beginning is new, we entering into bongwana via welcomes pass as per normal, going up bens barbel, then the route changes inside bongwana, then we head to the fuel stop, which is the same as last year, then we head towards the Pont, via a different route out of the fuel stop, and when we hit the flats it’s the same, but about 10 km from the pass down to the Pont, there are a few changes.. about 40% new route

 

6:00 to 7:00 – Breakfast will be served

07:30 – Meet at Redbull Arch ready for departure

15:00 – 17:00 – Arrive at The Pont by crossing the famous floating bridge, under the Redbull Arch and a small obstacle course to finish your 3 days of riding off

19:00 Dinner and prize giving followed by some celebrations

 

Monday 24th September – Travel Home(Public Holiday)

6:00 to 7:00 – Breakfast will be available at The Pont – for you own account

Depart home at you leisure after a great 3 days riding. Travel safe. 

 

Other

  • A lunch pack will be provided each day after breakfast(Incl. drivers/extras)
  • Each night there will be a cash bar available
  • There will be a bike wash available on day 1&2, approx. R50 a bike, bike cleaner will be supplied by Halls
  • There will be a chat show in the evening and music
  • Each riding day is +- 130km
  • There will be a bakkie and trailer available to take fuel to refuel points each day.Please ensure you have at least 2 containers.
  • Drivers wanting to go to fuel stops will be provided with maps at registration.

 

What to Bring

  • Bedding
  • Pillow
  • Torch
  • Teddy bear if you sleep with one 🙂
  • Rain jacket
  • Camel backwith liquid
  • GPS
  • Trail snacks (snack for while riding)
  • Toiletries
  • Running spares for your bike (steel putty, masterlink, spark plug etc)
  • Bumbag/toolbag
  • Riding kit for 3 days

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