Emoyeni Dirtriders – Sodwana bay
Offroad Dirtbiking and Scuba diving in Northern Kwazulu-Natal.
Sea, beach, water, dirt, sand and mud
We are based in Sodwana bay in Northern Kwazulu Natal between the St.Lucia and Kosi bay lakes. We have been exploring the area for a number of years on our dirtbikes and have knowledge of the best rides here in the Sodwana bay area.
Bring your own dirtbike and join us for offroad riding in Maputaland close to the Mozambique border.
This is a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the world’s best scuba diving and to also explore this area on your dirtbike on our guided trips.
We cater for the beginner to intermediate rider with different types of terrain. The rides are not too technical and are through veld and plantations on mostly sandy paths and tracks. The rides are tailored to the abilities of the riders and groups & families are welcome.
The trails take riders along Sibaya lakes edge over wide open spaces, through smaller water crossings, up and down grassy hills, through plantations and indigenous vegetation, and sometime in muddy areas on sand roads or narrow bush paths.
We visit Lake Sibaya and Samango Junction with the chance to see hippo, zebra and small buck during our rides. We take time to stop and admire the breathtaking views during the rides. Cool of with a swim in the shallow and refreshing water of the lake or a stream.
Bring your own dirtbike and protective gear. We do not rent out bikes or protective gear. Riders should wear at least the basic protective gear for the rides eg. Helmet, goggles, boots etc.
Ladies and the younger ones are welcome but must have previous riding experience. We can adjust our trips to be suitable for families.
- Half day – duration: 2-3hours (minimum 2 riders) R200 per rider. Includes guide and backup vehicle if necessary. Exludes fuel, refreshments or meals
- Full day – duration: 5-7hours (minimum 4 riders) R500 per rider. Includes guide light meal, refreshments and backup vehicle where necessary. Excludes fuel.
All guided trips must be booked and paid for in advance.
Self drive: We discourage riders to ride in this area without knowledge of the terrain, the local people, their customs etc. A fee of R50 per bike per day will be payable for self drive.
Bring you own water for hydration during our rides (Camelbak). This is important as temperatures in Sodwana can be high during the summer months. Please provide own fuel.
We can arrange for longer tours/trips in the area on request. Accommodation is provided at our base at Emoyeni Dive Retreat. Safari tents or chalets are available with catering or self-catering options.
We can qoute on packages that includes accommodation, scuba diving and guided dirtbike trips. You can scuba in the mornings and go dirtbiking in the afternoons. We can also do your scuba dive training during your stay with us.
Pre-booking is essential and we need 2-3 weeks notice for your trip. All accommodation and trips must be paid in full before your arrival in Sodwana bay.
Please service and check your bikes before arrival as parts, workshops and services technicians are not available in the area.
- Game parks
- Microlight flights
- Scuba diving
- Turtle tours
- Deep sea fishing
For more info Kobus cell: 0828913652
Bookings, accommodation, diving and more info:
Office Tel: 012-3612617/012-3489078
Physical address: Emoyeni Dive Retreat, 1 Emoyeni Drive, Sodwana Main Road, Sodwana Bay.
Youtube video at: http://youtu.be/vUPta0VBPOA
DIRECTIONS TO EMOYENI:
From Johannesburg/Pretoria take the N4 Witbank highway
After the Middelburg toll plaza take the Hendrina/Ermelo turnoff
Proceed through Hendrina, Ermelo, Piet Retief and Pongola
For the dirt road – 50km after Pongola turn of to Jozini. Through Jozini turn right at the fork and follow the signs to Mbazwana and Sodwana
For the tar road – approx 100km after Pongola turn off to Hluhluwe, through the town and follow the signs to Mbazwana and Sodwana
Proceed from Mbazwana to Sodwana bay
Approximately 5km from Mbazwana turn right at the Emoyeni sign and the camp is about 200m on this dirt road
GPS reference: 27°30.614′ S 032°37.227’E