Race Options

Your race entry fee covers the following accommodation on a shared basis:

Night Pondo Coaster Pondo Ultra
The Estuary Hotel
The Estuary Hotel
Overnight – stage 1
Msikaba – various bases
Overnight – stage 2
Mbotyi River Lodge
Cremorne Estate / Spotted Grunter
Cremorne Estate


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included at all race venues. A cash bar facility will also be available at all venues.


A completely authentic Pondoland experience where our participants will be hosted and fed at a variety  of accommodation from safari-style beach camps to authentic Wild Coast cottages. This will be the only venue where participants will be accommodated in separate camps.

Msikaba is one of the original holiday destinations on the Wild Coast and the cottages that are situated there were all built pre-1960 and all form part of the “legal” cottages that have been left standing on this stretch of coastline. Msikaba Island is home to the very famous Sao Bento ship wreck and much treasure has been found over the years by holiday makers and passersby, much of which can be viewed in the cottages where you will be lodged.

Mbotyi Lodge

Perfectly situated overlooking a stunning beach and estuary, the lodge was the original site of Scotsman Jack Barber’s trading store after he had cut his trail and driven his ox-wagon down from Lusikisiki in 1922. The lodge was revived in 2001 after being closed in 1993 and provides a perfect setting for the second overnight stop.

Cremorne Estate and Spotted Grunter, Port St. Johns

Our finishing venue is situated on the banks of the mighty Mzimvubu River which mouths at the quaint little town of St. Johns. Some of the Coaster Team will be lodged at The Spotted Grunter across the river and a ferry will run 24 hours between the two.