10-16 September 2019


Day 1

10 September 2019

Participants of the two Desert Knights 2019 tours will be able to register either at Sendelingsdrift Camp or at the Hobas Camp. Registration at Sendelingsdrift will take place on Day 1 between 08h00 and 10h00. All participants registering here will leave vehicles in a designated parking area and be transferred with bikes to the start of the tour at Hobas. Registration in Hobas on Thursday will take place between 12h00 till 15h00. All participants registering at Hobas will leave their vehicles in a designated parking area and be transferred back to Hobas from Sendelingsdrift on Day 7. A continental breakfast (Sendelingsdrift) and light lunch (Hobas) will be served on registration day.

At 17h00 all cyclists will depart by bike from Hobas towards the Fish River Canyon View Point where the official welcoming and tour overview will take place. The moon would have started to rise above the horizon by the time we depart the view point, and cyclists will be able to return to the Hobas Camp to enjoy the festive welcoming dinner on the first night of the tour.

The cycling route covers about 30km on this day.

Overnight Hobas Camp, Namibia.

The Desert Knights Tour takes place in the /Ai-Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and is presented by Namibia Wildlife Resorts on behalf of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the Republic of Namibia, the Department of Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa and South African National Parks. The Tour is supported by the Peace Parks Foundation and Boundless Southern Africa: