Recognising the opportunities that exist to create great trails and empower communities, the N3 Gateway Tourism Association NPC and Sappi Southern Africa Limited (through the Sappi Trails Programme) and the Karkloof Country Club have partnered to develop the Karkloof Adventure Tourism Incubator (Karkloof ATI). The ATI has been funded by the Industrial Development Corporation and Sappi Southern Africa Limited.
Hattons Cycles Pietermaritzburg, Stihl, Fox South Africa and Leatt have generously provided support through product sponsorship. Nguni Trails proudly utilises the high-quality equipment and cycling products to perform their jobs at the highest level, with cycling of the trail network built into their weekly work plans.
The Nguni Trails team comprises Jabulani Mthalane (47), a KZN Midlands local with a warm energy, strong leadership style and 20+ years of experience in farm and garden management services, and Phumlani Radebe (24) of the Karkloof, who first cut his trail building teeth working with Hylton Turvey Trails, and then with the Karkloof Trails Club.