Cape Town – Do the words “off-road”, “trail”, “MTB” and “adventure” get your heart pumping? Yes? Then this is your to-do list for the following season.
All across South Africa you’ll find amazing off-road Mountain Biking Trails that will allow you to explore the country up close and personal.
Whether you can ride your bike with no handle bars, or you’re just starting to get the feel of it – there’s certainly something for every kind of rider in SA.
The Eastern Cape’s Grueling yet Rewarding Baviaanskloof MTB Trail
The Leisurely Bushmanskloof MTB Route in the Western Cape Cederberg Mountains
Location: About 3 hours’ drive from Cape Town.
Time: 1 and a half hours
The Northern Cape’s Family-friendly Khamkiri MTB Trail
Distance: Various options available between 10km and 90km
Location: Take the Riemvasmaak Road outside Kakamas for about 25km
Time: From 2 hours to 12 hours
KZN’s Scenic Drakensberg Sani Pass Classic MTB Trail
Location: 19km from Underberg
Time: 6 Hours
The Free State’s Technical & Timely Camelroc MTB trail
Distance: Various distances between 10km and 30km
Location: 9km before the Border Post to Lesotho from Fouriesburg’s side
Time: 4 to 5 hours
North West’s Versatile ‘Best of Everything’ Van Gaalens MTB Trail
Location: The Van Gaalens Cheese Farm on the R512
Time: Anything from 6 hours to 24 hours
Gauteng’s City Centre Easy Going Botanical Garden Trail
Location: The Braamfontein Spruit in Emmarentia
Time: From 1 hour to 6 hours