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Inyatsi Swazi Frontier

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Location:
Swaziland
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
10 Oct 2019 - 3 day event
± 43 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Lesley
Race Director:
Lesley
Email:
info@swazifrontier.co.sz

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Inyatsi Swazi Frontier  

The Inyatsi Swazi Frontier is a pair’s stage race held over 3 days in the North West corner of Swaziland. The route is carefully designed to showcase some of Swaziland’s most spectacular and scenic mountains and valleys. Overnights stops are at a variety of very attractive and comfortable resorts, lodges and hotels where riders will experience a mix of accommodation including chalets, backpackers, cottages, dorms and luxury rooms.  On the first night only, some riders may stay in tents.

The route follows a logical progression from one overnight venue to the next and covers a total of 180kms. Make no mistake, Swaziland is not flat! As a result, this race is tailored for hard-core, mountain bike purists.

The route is almost entirely unmarked except for some of the fast flowing descents and some tricky sections. Each team follows a detailed route sheet containing specific instructions and accurate kilometre distances between instructions. A functioning bike computer or GPS is essential .

There is one water point each day at approximately the halfway mark. Certain sections of the route have been included specifically to indulge those who relish the challenge of a technical climb or descent and should be approached with caution by the saner amongst us.

Weather conditions

Weather is generally hot but it can be wet. The start of Day 1 is likely to be misty as you climb over the Ngwenya Mountain. Typically, the conditions will clear as you drop to lower altitudes. Day 2 and Day 3 are at lower altitudes and can be very hot. Be prepared for all conditions. Our dry runs have been extremely hot but there has also been cold and wet weather recently.

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
180km
Ascent:

Terrain

The race is tailored for hard-core, mountain bike purists. Swaziland is not flat.

Technical Rating: 8

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
60km
Hawane Resort to Bulembu Lodge
2:
60km
Bulembu Lodge to Piggs Peak Hotel
3:
60km
Piggs Peak Hotel to Maguga Lodge

Entry Fee details

Entry pp from R6300

Entries to The LOGICO Swazi Frontier are by invitation only.

Race reviews

http://www.theswazifrontier.sz/pages/racereport7.html
As we arrived at registration, I soon noticed a very different than normal vibe amongst the competitors. The food court seemed more like a beer tent. I could see all the navigators were excited about the size 11 font on the navigation cards............

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