"One of SA's most prestigious events"


The 60km Illovo Marathon route is “hard work” for the first 20km up until the 1st water table at Nsingizi. From this point on, there is some splendid riding along the forest tracks and trails for the next 20km including some amazing single track. The final kilometers will be fast as you navigate sugar cane roads back to the finish at the Club.

The 40km aQuelle Half Marathon route follows the longer race for the first 12km, after which it splits off and dives down into a natural krantz following cattle and forest tracks. Perhaps the waterfall will be flowing this year!? The route remains fast and rideable for all forms of fitness, and proves to be a very popular adventure through the well manicured cane and timber farms of the Eston district.

The STIHL Tala Family Ride remains extremely popular for families and junior riders alike, and entries fill up very fast for this event. It is the only time in the year that Tala kindly open up their reserve for mountain biking and excellent game sightings are virtually guaranteed, all from the seat of your MTB!

Both the 18km and 9km Trail Runs take runners through the picturesque Tala Game Reserve and both routes offer some amazing trails as well as an opportunity to get up close and personal with the many game species that call Tala home.