We provide mountain bikes on request.
Cycling on the village roads and or mountain biking tracks in the area. We regret but this activity is only for residents at the lodge.
Iron Man Accommodation and preparation info:
Colchester is ideally suited to participants of the Ironman Competition. For those Iron Man participants with discerning taste there is an excellent accommodation facility a mere half an hour away from the beach front venue in Port Elizabeth where the Iron Man events are held.
By choosing to stay at Dungbeetle River Lodge for the duration of the triathlon you are able to use our natural environment to acclimatize and practice for your disciplines.
Dungbeetle River Lodge is nestled right on the bank of the Sundays River. The Sundays River offers safe swimming for many kilometers up or down river and for a reasonable fee we will offer you a back up boat to ensure that you are always coping.
The River Mile swimming race is held every year on this river and starts right in front of the Dung Beetle River Lodge. Over 1000 swimmers, including international swimmers participate in the event.
The beautiful Alexandria Sand Dunes opposite the Dungbeetle River Lodge offer many kilometers of sand jogging that can help strengthen your muscles and train you for the distance running leg of the triathlon. They are the longest widest coastal sand dunes
in the southern hemisphere.
Village roads also make for many circuits of running on firm ground and cross country running routes can be organised.
Cycling around the village or mountain biking is also possible.
Dungbeetle River Lodge, not only offers you the above training experience and facilities to help you get ready for the Iron Man, also offers international high standards in accommodation for your stay during the training or triathlon.
Check availability and book online from our website and secure yourself a 10% special discount for Iron Man participants and their immediate family.
Booking in advanced is essential to stay at the Dungbeetle River Lodge.
Own safety gear
Mountain bike hire:
R200 pp for 2 hours or part thereoff
Optional R300 additional for a local person taking you on scenic routes.