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Inyatsi Swazi Frontier

The Inyatsi Swazi Frontier, an internationally recognised MTB stage race held in Eswatini annually will take place in rural and remote northern Eswatini. It is always a hugely popular event with its participants and, as they celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Swazi Frontier in 2021, now is the perfect time to join in!

The organisers prefer to provide quality over quantity, as the race will see riders meander through cattle tracks, goat tracks and footpaths across mountains and through valleys. It is a boutique event with a limited field of 160 riders.

Entries are now open!

Entry details & Useful Information

Race Dates

Registration – Wednesday 6th October 2021.
Racing – Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th October 2021.
Prize-giving – after supper on Saturday 9th October 2021, followed by the After-Party.

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  • Mens teams
  • Ladies teams
  • Mixed teams
  • Solo

There will be fun sub-categories for Mkhulus (average team age 50+) and Buffalos (total team weight 180kg+).
E-bikes are welcome but do not form a category.
The field is limited to 160 riders.


Weds – chalets for Upgraded Team entries. Backpackers or tents for Standard and Solo entries;
Thurs – mix of lodge rooms, village houses and hostel rooms (all entries);
Fri – luxurious en suite hotel rooms (all teams);

There are a limited number of Upgraded Team entries available due to the limited number of chalets on Weds 6th.

Optional Accommodation: Saturday

Your entry fee includes a buffet lunch served on the deck overlooking the dam as well as a special prize-giving supper at 18h00 on Saturday 9th October. Prize-giving is after supper followed by the after-party which is always a blast!

Saturday night’s race village accommodation (including full Sunday breakfast) is not included in your entry fee but is highly recommended. There is limited capacity and it is very popular.

Bookings for chalets, tents and dorms are made on your entry form.


Entries opened on 1st December 2019.
All the following amounts are in South African Rands (ZAR) and include VAT @ 15%.

Entry Fee

The Entry Fee includes:

  • 3 days of exhilarating mountain biking
  • 3 nights’ accommodation (a mix of chalets, village houses, lodges, hostel rooms and hotels)*
  • afternoon tea and supper at registration
  • breakfast, lunch and supper (including the prize-giving supper) on all 3 days of racing ie Thurs, Fri and Sat
  • vehicle shuttle on registration day from finish venue to registration
  • nature reserve entry fees
  • bike wash service every day
  • emergency medical service
  • official race clothing (cycling top, fleece and t-shirt)
  • photographs and video highlights

*Accommodation for Standard Team, Upgraded Team and Solo entries is the same except on Wed (registration night) when Standard Team and Solo entries include backpacker or tented accommodation whereas Upgraded Team entries include chalet accommodation.

There are a limited number of Upgraded Team entries available.

Entry fee is:

    • Standard Team – R16 500 (R8 250 per rider)
    • Upgraded team – R17 800 (R8 900 per rider)
    • Standard Solo – R9 800 per rider*

*Solo Rider Entry Fee Saving Opportunity:

If 2 Solo Riders are willing to share accommodation during the race, their entry will be treated as a Team Entry and the upgrade option will then be available.

Discount for Groups of 10+ riders

We are offering a 10% discount for groups of 10+ riders provided that:

  • All riders enter at the same time;
  • All Entry Forms include both your Group as well as your or your Team Name;
  • A list of the names and emails of your Group’s riders accompanies the Entry Forms; and
  • All riders in your Group pay before the due date (which will be provided when we receive all your Group entries).

Entry Forms

Download Team Entry Form

Download Solo Entry Form

Please email your completed Entry Form to Receipt will be acknowledged within 3 days and you will be requested to pay the entry fee. Your entry will be confirmed on receipt of payment.


Generally warm with a chance of summer rainfall.  The average daytime temperature is 22 degrees.

Feedback from previous participants

Thank you for some of the best trails we have ridden.  We really enjoyed every moment at the Swazi Frontier and we have not yet stopped bragging to our mates about this event.  An unbelievable experience.  The route was amazing – real mountain biking.   Leonardo Van Onselen 2017

Thank you for such an incredible event. The trails were completely out of this world spectacular – what a treat and experience to cycle in such magnificent places. Swazi was completely magnificent – I feel very privileged to have seen all the beautiful places you took us through. Ali Barker 2017

Thank you for such an awesome few days of riding.  It is by far the best ride in the world.  Adam Wood 2018

The most beautiful 3 days I have ever spent on a mountain bike.  Being on uncongested trails just made my ride!  The field was small enough to get to know most of the riders.  Accommodation was much better than a tent.  You guys made it special!  Phil Henning 2019

Incredibly warm, personal race and event experience with proper unique riding.   Abré Roux 2019

Fabulous event and real mountain biking!  We had a fabulous ride in beautiful Swaziland.  Such a cool event with awesome riding, great trails and very well organised logistics.  Thanks so much for the opportunity.  Geoff Bihl 2019

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