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The untamed Transkei is located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and lies just outside of East London. It is an almost forgotten part of the country that seems to function at its own pace and without modern day influences. Many tourists and locals visit the Transkei as it provides a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.
One of the sites on the way to the 1st overnight Camp is the Cape Vulture Colony just above Msikaba. Despite the extent of subsistence farmland in Africa, little is known about endangered species that persist within them. The Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) is regionally endangered in southern Africa and at least 20% of the population breeds in the subsistence farmland area previously known as the Transkei in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa
Pondo Drifter Trail Run is a 4 day/4 nights fully catered event in the Northern Transkei from Msikaba towards Port St Johns from 27th April to 1st of May 2017 where you will run 72km over 3 days, with 1 rest day in between, in an unspoiled area of the Eastern Cape. We added a rest day after day 2 due to the popularity of the one camp Manteku.