June 3rd 2017 brings a brand new and exciting race to Hazyview. Sunshine Events is proud to bring the Vodacom Hippo Hollow Mountain Bike Race to Induna Adventures. The race will traverse the scenic routes of Induna Adventures as well as Elephant Whispers and the Hippo Hollow Country Estate.
The Vodacom Hippo Hollow MTB Race is set to be a festival and celebration of cycling. There will be many exciting things to look forward to on the day:
• MTB Races of: 70km; 40 km; 15km and 2km for our younger riders;
• Skills Workshop by Dylan Victor on Friday 2nd June;
• Bike Stunt Display by Dylan Victor on Saturday 3rd June;
• Food Stalls;
• Live Music;
• Chill Zone;
• Kids Play Zone;
• Kid’s Mini Urban Obstacles;
• Craft Beer on Tap;
• Vodacom Giveaways;
• Medals to all finishers;
• Overall & Category Prize Money
Vodacom as title sponsor of this event, has kindly offered equal prize money to the overall men’s and women’s categories.
In the 70km race for both men and women:
1st Place: R15 000-00
2nd Place: R7 500-00
3rd Place: R5 000-00
In the 40km race for both men and women:
1st Place: R5 000-00
If you love mountain biking, join us on this new and exciting race and why not make a weekend of it and enjoy not only the race, but all the activites that Induna Adventures has to offer:
• Quad Biking;
Activities the whole family can enjoy!
Make your way to Hazyview for the first Hippo Hollow Mountain Bike Race on the 3rd June, it’s sure to be a weekend you won’t soon forget.
For more information, visit www.sunshineevents.co.za or contact Tanya on: 073 460 8208 or e-mail: email@example.com
“Hold On! Dirt road incoming, we call it an Africa massages so enjoy”, I explained, while driving down the valley to the Sabie River where the Geckoing start. As we decent I wondered who was more excited the teachers or the students, but I soon realised that the teachers won singlehandedly. From jumping to going down the roughest rapid “One Time” no one showed any hesitations.
Indecisive students got a wave of encouragement from the cheering crowd of students. Fellow students showed no mercy, everyone had to do at least one jump. A fellow student volunteered to join like brothers in arms to make the leap together, when the wave of encouragement was not enough to make the leap alone.
Pictures taken showed their battle faces like never before, from the brave and daring to the least, everyone met his/her match that day, legends where born out of it. The cry of laughter echoed through the canyon.
All students gave a helping hand, assisting their fellow students, some of the boys even trade in their Gecko’s to the girls for a more daring red tube.
We’ve seen blood and tears on the geckoing but never before seen such an amazing group of students.
29 FEBRUARY & 1 MARCH 2016
For almost 10 years Midstream College have been visited Induna Adventures for a couple of days as part of their annual Grade 11 school camp breakaway. This year was no different.
A total of 171 Grade 11 Children poured out of 4 buses on their arrival at Induna Adventures. Induna quickly turned to loud chattering of exciting children knowing that their day filled with adventure awaits them.
All children gathered on our sports field to be divided into groups and to be allocated to their activity that each group will start off with. An option of 4 activities, Rafting, Paintball, zipline and the Mac Mac hiking trail was on their agenda. The children were truly excited to have learned that we offered them the geckoing / Tubing activity in place of the rafting. The children were off to their first activity excited to start their adventurous day.
The Gecko’ers were dressed and ready, we transported them with 4X4 vehicles to the starting point, where they got a briefing of what to expect, all the yeah’s and No’s. A few kids were a bit scared of our 9m jump, but they pulled all their courage together and most of them took that big leap of faith.
On the Induna side the paintball guns were shooting, the boys seemed real proud of their battle marks, as they engaged in close combat, the girls was a little bit more cautious. Yes a paintball bullet can leave you with a couple of blue marks. Fully strapped into a harness, students overcome their fear, by flying down the mountain on our famous zipline. The rest of the students went on our Mac Mac hiking trail, a 9km hike next to the river through indigenous bush and forest roads. The kids used the opportunity to bum slide and swim in the river to cool off.
After each group had finished their first activity, their lunch packs were ready for them. Chatter everywhere as they trade stories of their venture they were on and what to expect for their next activity.
Midstream College students were well disciplined and were ready to jump of cliffs, fly, shoot and hike along the Mac Mac River. All students were enthusiastic and were full of energy to take on any adventure thrown at them.
What a privilege to be woken in the morning by the sound of the beautiful, Notorious Narina Trojan.
We are in the fortunate position to have a healthy number of breeding pairs @ Induna Adventures.
If you want to be part of the lucky few people to witness the Narina Trojan, and other Lowveld endemic birds, be sure to book a Horse Trail, Mountain biking (red route) or sabaan hiking trail at Induna Adventures