Imagine you’re on a mountain bike enjoying the sounds and scents of the wilderness when your guide waves you to stop. Feeding casually ahead is a magnificent bull elephant – this is a road block with a difference. Your group waits patiently for the elephant to move off, which he does in due course, but it’s a good excuse to break for a picnic under a shady acacia tree. For once, time does not matter and the day is yours to lose in the African bushveld. Game viewing by mountain bike is on the cards for Jozibanini. Deep Kalahari sands make much of this area inappropriate for biking, but geography and elephants have worked together to make it a possibility here.