Imagine the intensity of carrying all your stuff in a 40-litre backpack and riding the rugged trails of the Shai Hills Reserve on an expedition to seek out all its treasures. That is what our overnight adventures are all about. And this option is available throughout the week on any chosen two days but one of the days must not be a Saturday. After checking in at the biking reception, we will help waterproof your gear before you ride without your backpack to visit the Museum of Natural and Cultural History briefly, and then ride off to visit the Zebra and Ostrich. You’ll then pick your backpack and ride 6km to the Elephant Rock to climb it and view wildlife with binoculars. Afterwards, another 6km will take you to the park’s dam in the hope of viewing more wildlife and to the Mogo Rock for the overhang abseil. The biking expedition team will ride to Camp Hieowayo where our overnight camping tents and equipment will all be waiting. After setting up our tents, we’ll cook dinner, tell stories by the fireside and enjoy a great night under the moon and stars. The Hieowayo Peak is a 200-metre outcrop with a 45 minutes’ hiking ascent to ancient caves. At the peak, there is a 35-metre abseil to the base where we will test our resilience once more before descending to prepare breakfast at camp. We will then complete the 10km trail to return to the biking reception for debriefing and departure. Call 020-454-8040 to book at least 72 hours in advance. In order to survive this expedition, one needs to pack the following: A 40-litre backpack, pair of good hiking boots, outdoor walking sandals, cap or hat, 3 water bottles, 3 sets of outdoor clothing, 1 sleeping bag or thick blanket, wash kit – small towel, sponge and soap, 1 bowl for meals, a can of insect repellent, a small box of matchsticks, personal snacks, rain coat, torchlight and spare batteries.