Industrial Development Corporation is a national development finance institution whose primary objectives are to contribute to the generation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in Africa, and to the economic empowerment of the South African population, thereby promoting the economic prosperity of all citizens. The IDC achieves this by promoting entrepreneurship through the building of competitive industries and enterprises based on sound business principles. Click the logo to learn more.


N3 Gateway Tourism Association NPC ( is an umbrella association which provides marketing and development support to tourism organisations along the N3 corridor between Durban and Pretoria. The N3 Gateway sees the development of black owned enterprises and infrastructure such as trails as being crucial to the growth and development of rural tourism in South Africa.

The Sappi Trails Programme was initiated in 2011 to assist Sappi and its stakeholders to manage trail events and recreational trail use on Sappi land. The programme’s work focusses on KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga as there are four well developed trail networks in these provinces which traverse Sappi property. In KwaZulu-Natal these networks are in Howick and Karkloof and are managed by the Howick and Karkloof MTB Clubs respectively. Click to logo to learn more.

Product Partners


We don't just maintain trails, we ride them too. Being able to ride the trails on our Giant Bikes, as part of our trail inspections, is vital to maintain a quality experience for trail users. 

Fox is our official riding gear partner, supplying riding clothing and protection to keep us comfortable and safe out on the trails.


Having the right tools is critical for us to do our job and Stihl equips us with the best power tools available, including blowers, brush cutters and saws.


Leatt is our riding backpack partner, supplying hydration packs that also carry our trail tools for maintenance on the go.