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Pietermaritzburg City Hall

Sleepy Hollow Backpackers

Wylde Ride also offers comfy accommodation that you can use as a starting point or relaxing haven before or after their trips.

Sleepy Hollow Backpackers is located in Pietermaritzburg near the University in the suburb of Scottsville, and is a hop, skip and a jump from the Scottsville Mall and within walking distance of the town centre if you feel like a meal or a night out on the town.

The Backpacker's is located on a spacious property with plenty of character. There is one eight-bed dorm and four twin rooms available and a large communal area for chilling out, watching TV or swinging in a hammock.

A fully kitted kitchen is available for use by guests or alternatively, wholesome healthy meals are available nightly. Free tea and coffee are available all day. P.S. There is also a bar area for other liquid refreshment.

Our knowledgeable staff will always be on hand to assist with your onward travels and remember all our guests get a 10% discount on WYLDE RIDE activities and merchandise.

Tel. Reception:
033 342 1758 / 082 455 8323



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Wylde Ride offers a range of dynamic packages for people seeking high adventure or a slightly more sedate excursion.


Team Wylde Ride has had awesome experiences touring many countries by bicycle. Returning home, we realised that it would be an incredible adventure to cycle around South Africa. So we set up a tour operation that would allow people to do just that, without the hassle of organizing a trip from far away.

Explore the battlefields and mountains of Kwazulu Natal, conquer the high passes of the Kingdom of Lesotho, cycle past traditional rural villages and the magnificent shoreline of the Wild Coast or take a relaxing ride through the Natal Midlands. Our cycling holidays are fully supported and offer cyclists of varying experience the opportunity to discover the pleasure of cycling in South Africa without the worries or the logistics.

We offer a range of 1 to 9 day cycle tours throughout South Africa, each individually designed to highlight the splendours of their specific areas.



Situated only 95km from Durban and 65km from Pietermaritzburg, the Mkomazi River provides a challenging yet pristine environment for both the first timers and the seasoned veterans. The Mkomazi River boasts some of the best rapids to be found in South Africa, with the section from Hella Hella to Number 8 being regarded as the biggest traversable Whitewater south of the Zambezi. It offers a selection of rapids to suit everyone’s ability. Navigate the class 2 to 5 rapids or choose a more sedate trip past traditional Zulu villages and indigenous forest.

There are half day and full day, as well as multiday rafting trips. Combine white water rafting with mountain biking and abseiling or a canopy tour for a real adventure package.

Rafters are issued with necessary equipment - paddles, lifejackets, helmets etc. All trips are led by experienced, APA registered River Guides. Lunch and light refreshments are provided on the river.

We specialize in groups and corporate Team Building, tailor making your function to suit your requirements. We are able to arrange Accommodation and other Adventure activities to ensure that your escape to the bush is a memorable experience.




For all other information including tour schedules and prices please consult our website.

Tel: 033 342 1758

Cell : 082 455 8323



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