Hluhluwe River Lodge

Last month we visited Hluhluwe River Lodge for a weekend of riding on the Rhino MTB trails with guide and lodge Owner, Gavin Dickson. The weekend started off with a sunset ride into False Bay, through sand forests and onto a magical sundowner stop for...

Tips: Riding up a ramp

Riding down ramps is fun, but sometimes you find a ramp that you need to ride up. If you have enough speed and the ramp is not too high you can use the bunny hop that we explained in our last newsletter. If the ramp...

Hey Holla: Q&A with Sbahle Msweli

This month we didn't have to go far for the Q&A as we are meeting with our crew member, Sbahle Msweli. Even with today's masks, it's not difficult to miss Sbahle's smile at the trailhead on the weekends. During the week you can find Sbahle...

August Round Up!

There are still some cold mornings but you can already see that the sun is coming up earlier and it's warming up a bit more during the day. We also had some much needed rain which, not only washed the dust away, but also compacted...

Holla Trails Brand Ambassador Seble Dessegne

Hey Holla: Q&A with Ambassador Seble Dessalegne

As one of our new Ambassadors for 2021, we decided to find out a little bit more about Seble and how she came to end up loving our trails. Where are you from? We're an Ethiopian/German family, and we live in Umhlanga Village. What brought you to Holla,...

April Round Up!

I cannot believe how fast the year is flying by. The morning chill is back and the days are getting shorter. The shorter days mean that we are opening the trail head at 0600 from the 1st of May. It also means that we spend...

Salomon Challenge – Results

The Salomon Challenge proved all the people who said that virtual racing is not exciting, wrong! The leader boards changed almost daily with athletes pushing each other further and further with excitement right up until the last hour, where we saw Jenna Challenor (World Champ...

February Round Up!

Happy belated New Year! Let's hope in 2021 Corona will just be a beer again, 1,5 meters is the safe distance when you pass a cyclist on the road and you only wear a buff when it's cold. One thing we hope will hang around is...

Tips: Steep Hills

It's no secret that conquering hills takes a lot of effort, even with the extreme gear ratios on modern bikes. We cannot take the hills out of our routes but, we can give you some tips to make the climbing a bit easier and increase...