Arrival and Warm Up

On your international flight approaching O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, you may be handed a Landing Card (Arrival Form) to complete on board (one per passport holder). If not, these will be waiting for you at the Arrival Terminal (before you reach the Immigration Counter). You will be required to hand the completed Arrival form with your Passport to the Immigration official at the appropriate counter.

a) If your aircraft docks at a jetty (where you walk off the aircraft straight into the airport building) – please look out for the Wild Coast 3000 signage on a hand held board as you enter into the terminal building from the aircraft.

b) If the aircraft is parked away from the terminal building and you take a bus from the aircraft to the airport terminal, the representative will be standing with the Wild Coast 3000 sign on a board as you enter the Terminal Building.

Please look out for the  sign.

c) You will be assisted through immigration then to collect your luggage. The group must remain together. From here you will be escorted through the terminal building to transportation that will take you (and your luggage) to the Fireblade Hangar situated at Johannesburg International Airport on the opposite side of the International Terminal.

The following facilities are available to you at the Fireblade Hangar on an inclusive basis.

  • Bistro Dining
  • Relaxation Terrace
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Shower rooms
  • Internet Stations

Once you have arrived at the Fireblade Hangar please use their facilities to change out of your travel clothes into your running gear and wear your running shoes. Ensure that you pack the clothes you change out of, into your main luggage.

You will be departing from Fireblade Hangar by helicopter to the Premier Hotel Sani Pass at the foot of the Sani Pass, in the Drakensburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal and are restricted in terms of weight.

Your luggage will be transported separately by road to your destination and will be waiting for your arrival at the Hotel later that evening.

Please do not take any luggage with you on the helicopter other than:

  • Your Passport
  • Cycle Shoes
  • Cycle gear
  • Socks
  • A lightweight long sleeved cycle top
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cycle creams

We therefore suggest that you pack a lightweight bag as per image which you will take on the helicopter. Please label your luggage

The reason for this change of clothing is because on your arrival at the Premier Hotel Sani Pass off the helicopter, at the foot of The Sani Pass, you will immediately be transferred by vehicle to Sani Mountain Lodge, a world heritage site at the top of Sani Pass, on the border between South Africa and The Kingdom of Lesotho, 2874 metres above sea level.

Your Passports are required to complete formalities to enter The Kingdom of Lesotho then a further 500m to the Hotel where lunch will be served and an official welcome will take place amid the most amazing views of this area.

You will then embark on a 20km trail run to the bottom of Sani Pass where you will collect your bike for a gentle 20km ride to Himeville and on to Moorcroft Manor Guest House for the night. A welcome dinner and expedition briefing with take place that evening.

Featuring a large park overlooking the lake and the mountains, Moorcroft Manor offers elegant suites and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can also enjoy a swimming pool and a restaurant with a private cellar. Rooms at Moorcroft Manor are decorated with classic wooden furniture and soft colours. They all have a flat-screen TV and their bathrooms come with bathrobes and slippers. The restaurant offers a selection of local and international dishes for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served every morning, and a bar is also available for snacks and drinks.