All riders must complete and sign all indemnity forms as required at registration.
In the event of a rider substitution a Rider Substitution Form must be completed and submitted together with the rider substitution fee prior to the race. Anyone attempting to ride or found to be riding under a false name will be disqualified and will not be eligible for participation in future races.
3.1 Race number boards must be displayed on your mtb's handlebars throughout the duration of the race.
3.2 To be an "official" finisher, you must start and finish the race on the same mtb.
3.3 No tandems will be allowed.
4.1 Riders must carry the compulsory kit during each stage.
4.2 Each rider must carry his/her passport, medical aid card and credit card during each stage.
4.3 Each rider must wear a cycling helmet during each stage.
5.1 Categories include Men’s, Ladies and Mixed Teams as well as Solo Riders.
5.2 Sub-categories for teams include Mkhulu (combined team age of 100 years old) and Buffalo (combined team weight of 180kgs).
5.3 E-bikes are welcome but are not a category. E-bike riders will be given a time but they will not be included in category results. In the case of a team, this applies even if only 1 rider has an E-bike.
5.4 Daily starts will be in seeded batches.
5.5 The time of the second rider across the line will be the team’s time for the stage.
5.6 The overall winner of Swazi Frontier will be the first team.
Riders must follow the GPS route provided. Riders may be required to hand in their GPS units for adjudication in the event any appeal is lodged. The Organisers reserve the right to enforce time penalties or disqualification, as appropriate.
Spot check-points may be set-up along the GPS route where riders’ numbers will be recorded. Riders may be required to hand in their GPS units for adjudication in the event of any query. The Organisers reserve the right to enforce time penalties or disqualification, as appropriate.
Seconding is not permitted along the route. Riders may not receive outside assistance.
9.1 If you or your team are unable to start any stage, you must notify the organisers before the start of that stage.
9.2 If you or your team withdraw from the race or do not complete a stage, you must notify the organisers immediately.
9.3 Riders will be responsible and charged for all costs of any search/rescue operation instigated in circumstances where a rider/team has withdrawn from the race or not completed a stage or not started a stage but failed to notify the organisers immediately.
9.4 If you or your team do not complete a stage but wish to complete the remaining stages, you may do so “unofficially”.
9.5 If your team mate is forced to withdraw from a stage or the race, you may complete the remaining stages. You must notify the organisers before the start of the next stage.
9.6 If you or your team withdraw from the race, you will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements. We will assist where practically possible.
Emergency medical personnel will be present during the race. Each rider is fully responsible for his/her own costs incurred in relation to any medical treatment, including the costs of any transport and/or medical evacuation and/or hospitalisation.
Bike parks will be provided but it is the rider’s responsibility to use a bike lock. Bikes must not be taken into the rooms at any of the overnight venues under any circumstances.
12.1 Supporters (ie non-riders) must be registered to gain access to the villages and finish lines.
12.2 Any rider who brings an unregistered supporter into the race village will be disqualified immediately.
All riders are expected to participate and conduct themselves in a manner in keeping with the good spirit and humour of INYATSI Swazi Frontier, with respect to the landowners, participants, organisers and helpers and all those who they encounter along the route.
14.1 No littering – anywhere, anytime. Littering will not be tolerated and will lead to immediate disqualification.
14.2 Smoking during any stage is not permitted and will lead to immediate disqualification.
We reserve the right to remove riders from the race should we deem it necessary.
Registration packs (including race clothing) must be collected at registration. Registration packs (including race clothing) will not be distributed after the event.
Entries cannot be "rolled over" to the following year. Entries which have benefitted from a discounted Group Entry rate must be substituted and cannot be cancelled.
If Swazi Frontier is forced to cancel or postpone any stage due to adverse weather conditions or fires or any other reason that puts riders’ safety at risk, the riders will not have any claim against the Organisers or any of the Sponsors of whatsoever nature in these circumstances. If Swazi Frontier is cancelled in its entirety as a last resort due to events beyond its control (Force Majeure) relating to, inter alia, political turmoil, natural disasters, strikes, protest action or any other major disturbance beyond its control, riders will have no claim whatsoever including but not limited to a refund against the Organisers or any of the Sponsors. This will include entry fees and/or flights and other expenses. Swazi Frontier will do everything in its power to re-route and stage the event in a safe and secure manner should any event of Force Majeure arise.
Our route goes through private land accessible once a year during Swazi Frontier. Access at other times is prohibited.
We reserve the right to amend the rules from time to time, at our discretion, as necessary.