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New Mountain-Bike Safari in South Africa

If viewing elephant, lions, leopard, buffalo and rhino from the comfort of a Land Cruiser is too staid for your taste, the new mountain-bike safari option at the luxury Nkomazi Game Reserve might be more your speed.

The reserve lies along the banks of the Komati River in the northeastern Mpumalanga region of South Africa, an area referred to as “the holy grail of geology.” Each morning, five guests and a guide with rifle, depart from the lodge traveling through ancient river valleys and mountains, getting up close to the ancient rock formations, rock paintings, flora and fauna of the region, plus the oldest and largest meteorite impact deposits on earth – not to mention the aforementioned “big five” game.

By riding through on a bike, guests get the thrill of being among the wild – with a distinct, two-wheel advantage.

Read my full story at Luxist.com.

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