About Us

OUR STORY

Hidden in the Giba Valley alongside the N3 freeway, just outside Pinetown, lies Giba Gorge Adventure Park. Here you will find a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with something suitable for all abilities and ages.

Whether it’s the kids scooting around the BMX track, the avid mountain bikers & trail runners making use of the single-track trails, the adrenalin fueled downhillers or the families and couples choosing to picnic on the lawn or relaxing in the outdoor restaurant, there is something to appeal to everyone!

Giba Gorge Adventure Park has officially been around since 2007, when Chris Harburn decided to cut some trails onto a property he had purchased as Stockville Quarry. This was the humble beginnings of what has grown into Giba Gorge Adventure Park as it is today.

Since its inception, it has been with the continued help of friends and outdoor enthusiasts that the park has gained the popularity and momentum it knows today. The hardworking Giba community as a whole is merited with the maintenance of the park’s standard of excellence.

The Giba Business Park grew out of the rehabilitation process of the quarry operation but the heart or should we say (green) lung of the Giba group has always been the network of trails that crisscross the park. The bike & lifestyle park has its hub based around the picnic area, restaurant and BMX track, with single track trails that lead off in various directions covering an additional 300 hectares of privately owned land. Riding here has always been at the discretion of the individual land owners, without whom the progress and variety of the trails would not have been possible.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT AND VISION

Vision

To offer a place that facilitates the health and betterment of all those around us.

Mission Statement

We will continue to build THE GIBA GROUP into a successful group of companies focused on supplying superior, environmentally sustainable products and services, in an effort to do our part in uplifting all South African citizens. We endeavour to do so by offering a business Portfolio which includes Residential, Self-Storage, Commercial & Light Industrial Properties, healthy lifestyle activities as well as tourism.

We will achieve this by:

Empowering our own staff and managers.

Treating our customers and suppliers with the same respect with which we would like to be treated.

Adhering to all laws of the Republic of South Africa and all Statutory Company requirements.

Acquiring and implementing the highest quality standards as required by the industry.

Managing the business in a professional, profitable and transparent manner.

Clean up our property portfolio by removing all the alien vegetation & replenishing the indigenous vegetation.

Use the principles of economic sustainability to the best of our ability.

Signed:

Chris Harburn
NATAL BOARD OF PROPERTY ADMINISTRATORS (PTY) LTD
GIBA BUSINESS PARK
GIBA STORAGE
GIBA GORGE ADVENTURE PARK
BROADMEAD (PTY) LTD

Not just a MTB park

GIBA BUSINESS PARK

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Light industrial & commercial rentals

Are you looking for the perfect eco-friendly environment for your business? The Giba Group offers sustainable, turnkey developments suited to your individual needs! We can facilitate a range of businesses including logistical warehousing, manufacturing, container yards, plant yards, light industrial engineering workshops, warehouses, as well as open space storage. Our factories have been built using materials retrieved from our quarry as part of our Rehabilitation process to convert the quarry into an environmentally friendly Business Park, using the principles of economic sustainability to the best of our ability.

GIBA STORAGE

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A pleasant eco-type storage park

Since opening in 2011, Giba Storage has grown aggressively to keep pace with the demand for self-storage in Westmead, South Africa. The secure, eco-friendly and affordable facility has evolved into a storage park favored by its tenants. With a 24 hour guarding service and surveillance equipment, elements of sustainability and affordable rates, Giba Storage is an excellent spot to store your belongings.

GIBA COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT

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At Giba we believe in the power of good and we recognize the importance of uplifting the community around us. Our community upliftment projects include; funding the local soccer team, BMX team and mountain biking team.

GIBA RECYCLING

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The Giba Group is devoted to sustainability and eco-friendly practices. For this reason, our recycling unit is a fundamental part of the park.

BROADMEAD DEVELOPMENT

broadmead development

The amalgamation of one of Chris Harburn’s greatest passions; sustainable development, and his appreciation of bespoke craftsmanship elicited the one-of-a-kind development that is Broadmead. Nestled in the heart of Kloof, the Broadmead Development ushers an air of modern elegance and authentic living to the area, capitalizing on the beautiful space it occupies. On the property, there already exists a manor house that was built in 1938 as well as a 5-hectare conservancy that has been transformed from overgrowth into a peaceful haven that boasts walking trails and a dam perfect for family picnics.

GIBA GRAVEL

Giba Gravel (formerly Stockville Quarry) is a decomposed granite (gravel) quarry in the Westmead area , just outside Pinetown.

We sell G5/6 ;  G7 and G9

In keeping with Giba’s Green Business practice , we quarry the land sustainably , rehabilitating platforms for Industrial use as we go.

 

Meet the team

If you have any general enquiries, please call Thandeka Blose: +27 31 769 1419

CHRIS HARBURN

FOUNDING MEMBER

Chris is the founding member of Giba Gorge Adventure Park, a subsidiary of Giba Business Park. He is as passionate about business as he is about mountain biking!

Email:
chris@gibagorge.co.za

JETHRO NYANDENI

PARK MANAGER

Jethro has been involved in business with Chris since 1990. He played an active role in the establishment of Giba Gorge Adventure Park and is your “Go-to-Man” regarding all things Giba!

Email:
jethro@gibagorge.co.za

RICHARD HLONGWANA

ASSISTANT PARK MANAGER

Richard’s face is often one of the first faces you will see as you enter our Trail Centre. You will usually find him chatting to customers or explaining our many trails. He loves taking guided rides and hikes.

SENZO GUMEDE

ASSISTANT PARK MANAGER

Senzo is another familiar face you will find at the trail centre. He is always eager to assist customers. He is a great instructor and can often be found teaching people to ride. He runs our kids’ clinics as well as our team building.

Email:
senzog@gibagorge.co.za

THANDEKA BLOSE

ADMIN

Thandeka is our office administrator and competently assists with general enquiries, Birthday Party, Team Building and Conference bookings

Email:
thandeka@gibagorge.co.za

FALAKE MSWELI
GUY RONALDSON

TRAILS MANAGER | TRAILS

Falake heads up our trail maintenance team. These guys take their job seriously and are out on the trails come rain or shine!

Guy (Ronnie as most people know him) helps our trail maintenance team. Ronnie and the team are permanently out on the trails keeping them in top shape!

WILBUR MAHLAMVU

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER

Wilbur has been part of the Giba Team from the beginning. He has a wide knowledge of plants, nature and the history of the area. He is a keen hiker and takes many guided hikes in Giba and surrounds.

MATTHEW Cromie

HEAD CHEF With 8 years of experience under his belt, and having worked in some of South Africa’s best restaurant kitchens, Matthew is an asset to Giba as he heads up our kitchen with his own unique flair and passion for good food. Email: matthew@gibagorge.co.za

KHOLOFELO “KING” MAKGATI

HEAD BARISTA

Who we refer to as our very own ‘King’ of coffee. You’ll most likely hear him before you are greeted with his charisma, banter and most importantly, of course, a fantastic cup of coffee.

SENZO GUMEDE
MVELO “CHEESEBOY” NTOMBELA

TEAM BUILDING

Our team building instructors, Senzo and Mvelo, AKA Cheeseboy, will ensure your team goes home better bonded than ever before. Be it a school group, a work group or just for fun, their team building program is effective, entertaining and a sure bet to sow a seed of camaraderie amongst the group involved.

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