Thank you for our feedback!


To the Umngazi and Grindrod Team,

Just a short but really sincere note of thanks from Tanya and I for a fantastic few days at Umngazi. Thanks to Grindrod Bank for hosting us so well. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome save for perhaps the hills on Pondo Pedal!! Seriously though, the route was perfect; not too long and got us all back around lunchtime. Neil Goss did a simply superb job of the trails and the finishes each day were so different and challenging.

Onto the venue. Umngazi made for a wonderful place to hold the event. The staff were amazing, the food incredible and the good spirit was what mountain bikers are made of.

So thanks again for a fun-filled incredible experience. Tanya and I will definitely be back there for some more mountain biking.

David Evans


Hi Molly

Firstly thanks for a great event over the weekend. You and the staff were amazing and your resort is still one of the best in SA.



Hi Molly

Just wanted to say a very big thank you from us both for all your fantastic efforts and fabulous enthusiasm at the Pondo Pedal.

We so enjoyed our entire stay at Umngazi. What a special place!
And what a fantastic cycle event! We will certainly be back to ride those killer hills again!

Hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes
Ingrid and Gerald


Dear Graham

Thank you once again for a brilliant few days at Umngazi. We thoroughly enjoyed it and are very thankful for your assistance in placing us in the bungalows with the best views at Umngazi!! We really owe you big time!!

The friendliness and willingness to assist of your team was once again very evident and made a great stay even more pleasant. Hopefully we can bring the kids for their first taste of Umngazi in the near future!

Please convey our thanks and regards to Michelle as well.

Kind regards


Dear Damian, Caryn, Gina (and teams)

Just a short note from my side to thank you for an AWESOME few days at Umngazi. The Grindrod Bank Umngazi Pondo Pedal is certainly the highlight of my MTB’ing calendar and I will certainly be back next year.

The venue, route, vibe and organization was excellent, and you managed to improve on the very high standard you set last year. It was made even more special by the fact that I could share it with my wife as a non-riding partner. It really is a unique opportunity to share one of my passions in a different way with her. Maybe it is worthwhile to consider reserving a few such places from the onset for participants like us in future? I would gladly pay a few extra hundred Rand (to you or one of the charities the race supports), in order to guarantee her a place next year. Use it, don’t use it :-) !!

Congratulations and well done once again!

Kind regards


Hallloo !!
First of all, thank you so much for the most wonderful time we had down with you for the 2012 Grindrod Pondo Pedal. I just loved everything about the place, the ride, the people, the food, the ethos..... I could go on forever! I think what makes this event so special is that it is personal and relatively small in comparison to most events – a very big plus, and it was a privilege to have the Goss family there with us.

Thank you to the chef who made the beautiful chocolate cake for Mervyn (and Neil) for their Patience Prizes !! I left Mervyns left over on the table hoping to take it with us, but of course we were way-laid in the bar!! So please tell Chef it was nothing against his baking!!

All the best







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