Southern Gauteng

Bass Lake MTB Track

CLOSEST TOWN >  Henley-on-Klip

TRAIL DESTINATION > Bass Lake

DISTANCE > 9km

GRADING > Intermediate to difficult

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OVERVIEW

Bass Lake Adventure Resort and its spring-fed old mine quarry is a mere 45 minutes south of Sandton. The area is home to an abundance of birdlife and sightings of a number of small game species have been recorded. The mountain biking track has been set out in this private estate of some 76ha featuring natural vegetation and frontage onto the Klip River. 

On your bike

With both the casual and experienced rider in mind, this jeep track circuit is only 9km long, but can be extended by backtracking over certain areas. If you feel like testing your skills, rest assured; there is a wide range of obstacles along the way with just that in mind. It is impossible to get lost as the track is demarcated with information pointer boards and a security fence surrounds the whole area. 

Off the bike

Stay and enjoy all the other facilities for the day, like swimming and kayaking in the old quarry, centerpiece of the venue. Mountain-biking can be incorporated into Team/Corporate Days or 2-in-1 Adventure Days or into a Tented Camp Stay.

CONTACT:

Route Information: Alan and Karen Pepper, Bass Lake

Telephone: +27 16 366 1127/1128/1130

Website: www.basslake.co.za

GPS: 26º 30' 28.0" South / 28º 03' 49.1" East

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Intermediate to difficult

DURATION:

As long as you want

CONFIGURATION :

9 km obstacle course circuit

START POINT:

Bass Lake

TERRAIN:

Jeep track with various obstacles

MAP:

Available at Outdoor shop

CELL RECEPTION:

Yes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Entrance fee payable. Season tickets available

Gate times: Weekdays 08:00 to 17:00. Weekends 06:00 to 18:00

FACILITIES:

Ablution facilities. Restaurant. Tented camp accommodation. Entry level hire bikes. Swimming and kayaking in the old quarry, centerpiece of the venue.

BEWARE OF:

Off road vehicles along the 14km 4x4 traiL

MORE INFORMATION:

Entry-level bikes for hire and photos at www.facebook.com/basslakeadventuresl

 

HOW TO GET THERE:

Follow the R59 or Sybrand van Niekerk freeway south towards vereeniging. Take the Henley on Klup exit onto Henley Drive and then turn left into Sontnell Street towards Bass Lake Adventures

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BEST TIME OF YEAR

Good destination year-round, but avoid 4x4 weekends

 

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