Nedbank Tour De Tuli - 29 July - 01 August 2017
The Nedbank Tour de Tuli has been running for the past 12 years and is a renowned, premier mountain bike tour through some of Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
It is the main fundraiser for Children in the Wilderness (CITW), and all funds raised by the tour are channelled directly into CITW. Over the last 12 years, the tour has hosted approximately 3 223 cyclists and raised R18 million. This has allowed us to host over 5 600 children on our camp programme since 2001 and over 11 000 children on our Eco-Club programme since 2012.
The Tour is renowned for its extremely high standards of service and the unique experience of riding through some of Africa’s most pristine, wildlife and geologically rich areas in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The Tour follows very strict environmental practices and every camp site is left as it was originally found.
Cyclists will experience amazing bush surroundings and have fun with great people for four days and five nights with the event taking place around July/August each year.
Children in the Wilderness, an environmental education and life skills programme for rural children living in and around conservation areas, has been operating since 2001. The opportunities presented by the programme are always increasing. There is, therefore, a need to be proactive with regards to fundraising to realise the programme’s potential.
One of Children in the Wilderness’ prime fundraising activities has been the cycle tours, which have proven both popular and life-changing for the cyclists, communities and the organizers!
To streamline this capability and to enable us to continue to operate on the leading edge of great cycle events, all fundraising events are operated under Tour de Wilderness – an umbrella brand which manages and coordinates all fundraising sports events for Children in the Wilderness.
All monies raised will directly benefit Children in the Wilderness. In this way, Tour de Wilderness will assist in ensuring the sustainability of the Children in the Wilderness programme through adventure tourism with a purpose!
In addition to Children in the Wilderness, the Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent non-profit entity associated with the Wilderness Group, supports a wide variety of projects across Africa. The projects and researchers that it supports address the needs of existing wildlife populations, seek solutions to save endangered species and provide education and training for local people and their communities.
For more information, Tour De Wilderness; Click here
Tour page on Cyclists' Guice; Click here
General Overview of the race; Click here
Packing list; Click here
Where it all began; Click here