Cradle Moon Routes

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TRAIL DESTINATION >  Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

DISTANCE > 10km - 45km

GRADING > Easy to difficult

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OVERVIEW

Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is situated in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind. The routes wind through and over the hills and valleys surrounding Lake Heritage. Share the trails with over 300 head of game, including Impala, Springbok, Wildebeest, Blesbok and more!

On your bike

Blue Route:

The trail includes Single track, Jeep track and Bermed corners. The route has easy ''escape routes'' back to the lodge. This trail is perfect for beginner riders to hone their skills and perfect bike control.

Yellow Route:

Extra river frontage, multiple forests and rocky sections await the riders. The route features a lot of singletrack and will take longer than an average route to complete as there are long climbs and technical decents. The route winds away from the lake in the direction of Beyers Naude Drive before heading back down to the new "Spookhuis" section. A long climb awaits you before making your way back to the lodge.

Red Route:

The red route is our most technical route and is only for advanced riders. Riders cross the bridge at the Lake Heritage dam wall and is immediately greeted by a sharp climb up a concrete jeep track. The route features technical climbs, decents, switchbacks and tight forest sections. PLEASE NOTE: Advanced riders only. No one will be allowed to cut or veer off track. Any persons caught doing this will be asked to leave the Red route immediately.

Off the bike

Other activities at the lodge include: trail running, swimming, paddling, canoeing, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, game drives, boat cruises, guided walks, and fly fishing.

 

CONTACT:

Telephone: +27 11 919 5000

Website: www.cradlemoon.co.za

GPS: 25º 57'43.013" South / 27º 51'34.772" East

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Easy to difficult

DURATION:

1-3 hours

CONFIGURATION :

Various

START POINT:

Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

TERRAIN:

Jeep track, single track, rocky climbs, bridges and bermed corners

MAP:

Available on website

CELL RECEPTION:

Yes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Bands obtainable from Activity Centre

FACILITIES:

Restaurant & bar, bike wash, showers, bike workshop

BEWARE OF:

Wild animals, especially on Red Route

 

HOW TO GET THERE

From the N14 take the Beyers Naude off ramp in the direction of Swartkops. Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is situated 5.5km on the left

BEST TIME OF YEAR

Year round

 

Get the books

Our books are available at Exclusive Books, Loot, Map Studio and probably other leading book stores.

Buy us a beer

PLEASE NOTE: This site is a flippen labour of love, brought to you for nada. Niks. Free of Charge. If you'd like to contribute some Bucks, please do - bank details below, but I'm not holding my breath wink

ABSA Cheque Account
Name: T. J. Marais
Branch Number: 312109
Account Number: 011 3130 0014
Any donation over R300 will receive a free copy of MTB TOP TRAILS 2 or MORE MTB TRAILS; just remember to send me Proof of Payment and a Delivery address!