Swazi Cycle VIII


Here's a look at your Swazi Cycle VII itinerary.*

Thursday, 5/18       Depart USA for Sikuphe, Swaziland via Johannesburg
Friday, 5/19


     Arrive in Swaziland.
     Bicycle check and orientation
     Welcome dinner with Swazi hosts
     Accommodation: Hawane Resort (http://www.hawane.co.sz/index.htm)

Saturday, 5/20

     Riders:  Hawane to Mhlambanyatsi
     Non-Riders: Family Day at Sigangeni Clinic; WORTH recycling project demonstration
     Riders' Accommodation: Foresters' Arms Hotel (http://www.forestersarms.co.za/)
     Non-Riders' Accommodation: Hawane

Sunday, 5/21

     Riders: Mhlambanyatsi to Nkoyeni:
     Non-Riders: TBD
     Accommodation: Nkoyeni Golf Estate 

Monday, 5/22

     Riders: Nkoyeni to Big Bend
     Non-Riders: AM -- site visits at Mphaphati; PM -- river rafting with Swazi Trails
     Accommodation: Lebombo Villa


Tuesday, 5/23

     Riders: Big Bend to Tikhuba or Tikhuba to Magazadvane
     Non-Riders: Enroll new families in Tikhuba; work at NCP
     Accommodation: Magazadvane Lodge
    ( http://www.thekingdomofswaziland.com/pages/lodges/lodge.asp?LodgeID=63)

Wednesday, 5/24

     Riders: Magazadvane -- Goma -- Magazadvane
     Non-Riders: Site visits at Sitsatsaweni; work at Moyeni/Makhewu NCP
     Accommodation: Magazadvane Lodge

Thursday, 5/25

     All: Enroll new families at Mhulmeni Primary School; check on school projects
     Accommodation: Magazadvane Lodge

Friday, May 26 - Saturday, May 27

     AM: Visit Skills Training Empowerment Program (STEP)
     MTN Bushfire, Africa's most vibrant festival of music and the arts.
     A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Young Heroes
     Accommodation: Lugogo Sun

Sunday, May 28 - Tuesday, May 30

      Safari in Hlhuhluwe National Park, South Africa.
      Return to Swaziland on Tuesday afternoon for flight home.
      Accommodation: Hilltop Camp  (http://www.hilltopcamp.co.za/



$2200 all inclusive of food, drink, lodging (double accommodations), ground transport, bike rental, guide fees, Mkhaya and Bushfire. Price does not include the following costs:

  • Airfare. Because some guests prefer to use frequent flier miles, we ask you to make your own air reservations. We'll provide you with the flight information round-trip from New York.
  • Airline fee for transporting bicycle if you bring your own; $200 discount off trip price for those who bring their own bikes
  • Personal incidentals

PLEDGE: All participants are asked to pledge to try to raise $10,000 for the orphans. The minimum contribution to raise in order to participate is $2,500.

DEADLINE: We ask that you reserve your space by January 30, 2015. A deposit of $1,000 is due upon reservation.

Spots are limited, so reserve your place now on the "Register" page. If you have questions or want more information, call Young Heroes at (413) 586-2953 or email stevekallaugher@youngheroes.org.sz.

* Proposed itinerary, subject to modification as necessary.

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