Freedom to Roam Adventures Kariega Mountain Bike Safari

Monday 23 August 2021


Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

23 - 29 August 2021

A truly unique opportunity awaits anyone who would like to join Helping Rhinos Patron, Phil Liggett (the Voice of Cycling) along with his wife Trish, Ambassador for Helping Rhinos, as they embark on a Freedom To Roam Adventure at Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa.

Freedom To Roam Adventures, a non-profit organisation founded by Trish, is partenring with Helping Rhinos and Kariega Game Reserve to share their love of Africa and conservation. FTRA raises funds for specific causes.  Experience, FTRA's passion for keeping Africa’s wildlife roaming freely in its natural habitat.

This Freedom To Roam Adventure has been made possible by the exceptional generosity of one of the finest family owned and operated Game Reserves in South Africa.  Kariega Game Reserve is a 10,000 hectare wilderness that incorporates five ecological zones and two majestic rivers and river valleys; the awe-inspiring Big 5* and an abundance of bird and varied wildlife.  It is the home of Thandi, the exceptional rhino that survived an horrific poaching incident in 2012.  Against all odds Thandi has subsequently mothered three calves, becoming a grandmother herself in 2020.  She is THE success story we had all hoped for.

“Our love for Africa and its wildlife has evolved over the 30 years we have been visiting South Africa.  Sadly we have witnessed at first hand the horrific consequences of wildlife poaching and watched in dismay as the numbers of truly iconic animals dwindle.”

Phil Liggett MBE
'Voice of Cycling'

 By joining our ‘Adventure’ you will have the opportunity to meet Thandi and her growing family, along with the very people who cared for her during the dark days, including world renowned wildlife vet Dr. William Fowlds who treated Thandi with ground-breaking surgery that undoubtedly saved her life.

Thandi embodies the courageous and determined spirit needed to save the planet’s wildlife and wild spaces so they may roam freely.  By joining us you can play your part too.

Only 16 privileged guests will have this opportunity.

Included in the ‘Adventure'

  • 6 nights at Kariega Game Reserve hosted in 3 luxurious lodges: Ukhozi Lodge; River Lodge; Settlers Drift.
  • The exclusive opportunity for supervised MTB safari rides (not typically permitted on the reserve) – a truly intimate game viewing experience.
  • Morning and evening game drives; with option of bush walks, and river cruises
  • The opportunity to meet Thandi and her growing family
  • Sundowners, Boma dinners and inspiring guest speakers
  • Exposure to and engagement with Community Conservation initiatives
  • The pleasure of being hosted by Trish and Phil and the chance to see the documentary “Phil Liggett, The Voice of Cycling” which premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in October 2020 to rave reviews.  It will be on general release in 2021.
  • Help iconic wildlife to roam freely for future generations.


From the moment you are met at Port Elizabeth airport, just a 90-minute drive away, you will be looked after.  Twin-roomed five-star accommodation, all meals and beverages; a bespoke Freedom To Roam cycling kit; bikes and our own mechanic to make sure your bike (if you choose to ride) fits and functions perfectly.

  • As FTRA is a fund-raising event, we have included a donation to support the following projects that benefit conservation in the Eastern Cape at large.
  • The Indalo Group Addo-2-Fish Conservation Landscape Vision
  • The Kareiga Foundation Community Environmental Education Programme
  • The Anti-poaching and Community Conservation Internship Programme hosted by Kariega (8 interns annually).
  • Trish and Phil’s personal objectives within South Africa

The only extra would be a personal contribution to the gratuity pot for the staff and personnel who will ensure your stay is the best experience.  If you are from the USA, UK , Australia or RSA, information will be given information regarding tax relief against Income Tax.  

 PRICE:  ZAR (RAND) 65,000.00

Please note that without advertising this event, over half the places are already sold.  COVID 19 conscious, we do NOT require any deposits at this stage, simply a notification mail confirming intent. Our policy is strictly first come first served. A reserve list will also be kept.


*Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoseros