The GS Trophy is a grueling event and the South African Marshalls definitely put the girls through all the paces. They had to ride through mud and rain, tackle obstacles such as the coffee grinder, steep ascents and decent turns, changing tires and navigating their way over non existent bush roads in the middle of the night. At the end of the 3 Day event, the trophy judges chose 6 girls to compete in the GS Trophy Finals in Mongolia in 2018.
Chasing waterfalls in Mpumalanga
After the competition- 6 of the GS Trophy Girls decided to stay on in South Africa and do a tour with Sama Tours.
Time was limited, but we managed to fit tons of wildlife, epic riding and exciting stops into 7 Days. First stop- The girls visited Thomas Bohm at Sabie River Valley Rider Academy in Mpumalanga. He led them through amazing forestry roads to waterfalls and beautiful view sites. Mpumalanga is known to locals as “Bikers Paradise” this is because you get to ride around the biggest green canyon in the world, stopping in to see breath-taking view sites such as Gods Window and Lone Creek Falls
Kruger National Park and Swaziland
The girls then bid their motorcycles farewell and enjoyed a 2 day Safari into Kruger National Park. They enjoyed night drives and sunrise walks by foot through the park, sleeping in African Huts and enjoying traditional Braai’s (BBQ’s) each night. Next up they traveled down into Swaziland and spent the night at the Royal Hlane National Park, before continuing up through Golden Gate National Park to Clarens.