The Rolling M Tugela MTB and trail run is a weekend of fun adventure racing,not to be missed.This 3 day mountain bike ride and trail run will be incorporated into the Tugela 20’s canoe race long weekend for the first time. This exciting combination of sporting events promises to be an epic weekend of family fun.The MTB challenge takes in track that carves through spectacular bush and thornveld as well as across beautiful farm lands and river frontage.The Tugela Pipecleaner Trail run traverses similar terrain as the MTB ride with river crossings to add some cold refreshment to the tired legs.


FREE camping at the Race Village

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Please email Caryn for any additional information.

Route Map can be seen at Registration and will be clearly marked.

Distance – MTB

  • Day 1 – 56 km 
  • Day 2 – 50 km
  • Day 3 – 32 km

Distance – Trail run

  • Day 1 – 10 km or 21 km
  • Day 2 – 13 km

FREE Camping at the Race Village

Below are self catering Accommodation for non campers

Rolling M Ranch self catering B&B with 4 unique cottages with a personal charm.

  • Guinea Cottage
  • Pony Post
  • Grans
  • Riverside Lodge

If you would like to book please go to the home page for booking details.


Other nearby accommodation options are:


  • Tugela River Lodge
Claire Fuller 072 240 4963

  • Rose Cottage
Tel: +27 82 804 3774

  • The Bridge Hotel
Tel: 036 488 1554

+27(0)36 488 1037

  • Dalmore Farm

Tel: +27(0) 823440159

Tel: +27(0) 711049616

Winterton, KZN – 2hrs from Durban and 3hrs from JHB



From Durban to Rolling M Ranch
  • Take the N3 toll road to Pietermaritzburg and on to Mooiriver and Estcourt.
  • About 5 km after the Estcourt Ultra City, look for a sign: R74 BERGVILLE / COLENSO.
  • Turn left off the highway & left again at the stop.
  • Travel 22 km to Winterton.
  • Drive through Winterton and take first right after bridge (R600-SPIOENKOP).
  • Travel 2 km then take the first right (SKIETDRIFT – Rolling M sign) after another bridge onto the farm road (dirt).
  • Drive 13km to end of road- look for the Rolling M Ranch sign painted on the rock at the gate
  • Continue down the road for another 1km and you will arrive at the homestead
From Johannesburg to Rolling M Ranch
  • Take the N3 to Harrismith
  • Continue on the N3 down Van Reenen’s Pass for 51km to the Tugela Plaza toll
  • After the Tugela Plaza toll, travel a further 14km
  • Take the R616 Bergville off ramp
  • At the T-junction turn left on the N11 to Ladysmith
  • Travel for 5km and then turn right onto the R600 to Winterton
  • After 30km, turn left onto the Skietdrift district road (dirt road).
  • Travel 13km to the end of the road – look for the Rolling M Ranch sign painted on the rock at the gate
  • Continue down the road for another 1km and you will arrive at the homestead
Coordinates: 28°43’10.02″S 29°37’38.13″E

Registration for the MTB and Trail run will be at the registration table at the Tugela Race Village


Friday, 8th August 
Start time: 14h00-19h00

Batch Starts Friday and Saturday, 08h00 and Sunday, 07h00
Prize giving and Lucky draws on Saturday Evening:



Saturday, 10th August
Start time: 11.00am


Saturday, 10th August
Start time: 11.10am


Saturday, 10th August
Start time: 11.15am

Trophies and medals will be handed out to the winners at prize giving.

HORSE RIDING: +- 2hr outride
The cost per person is R250.00

Saturday 09h00-11h00
Sunday 09h00-11h00

This outride will be an experience of a lifetime! Our trail horses are well schooled and you will have the opportunity to ride a beautiful appaloosa on a western saddle, through the big Tugela, across grassland planes and over rocky, thorn bush mountains.

We are limited to 20 horse per outride, so please book your horse early with Caryn!

TUBING: +- 3hrs
The cost per person is R75.00
Sunday, 26th August 10h00-13h00

This is such a great experience, and lots of fun for the whole family! You will be taken by bakkie to Mambasa camp, which is a 15min drive from Rolling M. Slops and sun block are essential! Enjoy a gentle float down the big Tugela river, whilst taking in the beautiful bird life and keeping an eye out for Kudu and legavaans on the river bank. You will end and get out of the river at the camp site.

We have limited tubes, so please book with Caryn as soon as possible!