Eastern Region NW

Pelinduna MTB Trails

CLOSEST TOWN > Broederstroom

TRAIL DESTINATION > Outer Lodge and Pelinduna Adventures

DISTANCE > 5.1km, 9.3km & 10.5km

 

GRADING> Easy to intermediate

OVERVIEW

The 1200ha Pelinduna Adventures and Lodge is situated just south of Magaliesberg Nature Reserve on the banks of the Crocodile River. With a full 5km of river frontage, the destination oozes naturalbeauty and charm, with abundant birdlife and an adventurous mix of terrain. 

On your bike

 

Three marked MTB trails promises good cranking to all levels of mountain bikers, who can choose between a 10.5km Red Trail, a 9.3km Green Trail, a 5.1km Yellow Trail as well as the Ant Hill Loop, a 1.8km trail, which is ideal for kids. The 10.5km Red Trail will take anything from 40min to an hour to complete, depending on your fitness level. Linking all the trials makes for a ride of about 25km along well-marked jeep tracks, including rocky climbs, sharp corners and technical downhills.\

Off the bike

This is a great adventure centre, so try some river rafting, abseiling, quad biking, hiking, paintball games, you name it.

CONTACT:

Telephone:  +27 (0)83 296 8716

Website:  www.pelinduna.com

GPS:  25° 47.968’ South / 27° 54.775’ East 

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Easy to intermediate

DURATION:

Various

CONFIGURATION :

Three trails

START POINT:

Pelinduna Adventures reception

TERRAIN:

Available at B&B reception

MAP:

Jeep tracks with rocky sections

CELL RECEPTION:

Intermittent

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Entry fee payable

FACILITIES:

Swimming pools, braai areas and picnic spots, camp site with hot showers and electricity, bush camp, snacks and cash bar

BEWARE OF:

Trails tricky and muddy when whet

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Pelinduna Adventures lies just off the R104. Exit at the Necsa Gate 1, but before you enter their boom gates there is a little road to our right called Ana Tree. Turn onto it and follow the signs. 


BEST TIME OF YEAR

Year round

 

Mokoya Lodge Beest MTB Trail

CLOSEST TOWN > Hekpoort

TRAIL DESTINATION > Around Mokoya lodge through the reeds and forrests.

DISTANCE > 10km

GRADING > Intermediate

OVERVIEW

Mokoya Lodge, another awesome day out and some great riding. If you’re in the mood for some nice open district road, non technical type riding then this is a great spot to be at. The trail runs in the Hekpoort Valley along the banks of the Magalies River with the Magaliesberg mountains as your backdrop.

On your bike

The trail runs in the Hekpoort Valley along the banks of the Magalies River with the Magaliesberg mountains as your backdrop. Take a water bottle, and if lost take the easies route back to the lodge at the central point

Off the bike

Enjoy the scenery and natural vegetation.

CONTACT:

Contact: Denis Mclean or Lisa Hollingsworth

Tel: +27 (0)14 576 1743

Cell: +27 (0)78 248 5149

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Website: www.mokoya.co.za

GPS: 25°50′44.8″ South /  027°39′29.1″ East

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Intermeadiate

DURATION:

1hr

CONFIGURATION :

Single track ,through furrows and reeds along the river banks.

START POINT:

Mokoya Lodge

TERRAIN:

Forest, river and reeds with the Magalies mountain as a backdrop.

MAP:

Not available.

CELL RECEPTION:

Good

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Only cyclists who stay over or book for the restaurant are accepted.

FACILITIES:

19 rooms, swimming pool, restaurant, toilets, river and scenic views from Mokoya Lodge.

BEWARE OF:

Inside Mokoya no dangers . On sand roads normal security procedures to be followed.

HOW TO GET THERE

Directions from Sandton: Take the R512 past Lanseria to Hartebeesport Dam. At the t-junction, turn left onto the R512 which goes past the turn to Sun City and Hartebeesport Dam. Drive for 16 kilometres.

Turn left again at the next t-junction onto the R 560, towards Magaliesberg and Skeerpoort. After approx. 14 km, at a “Gauteng” boarder sign, turn right onto a sand road (you will see a Mokoya Lodge sign), turn first road left and we are the second entrance on the right-hand-side.xxx

BEST TIME OF YEAR

December to April.

 

Mountain Sanctuary Park MTB Trails

CLOSEST TOWN > Rustenburg

TRAIL DESTINATION > Mountain Sanctuary Park

DISTANCE > 12km

 

GRADING > Intermediate to Difficult

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OVERVIEW

Mountain Sanctuary Park is a privately owned nature reserve, nestled in the Magaliesberg Mountains. These majestic mountains, which are more than two-billion years old, stand proud and untouched and envelop magnificent crystal clear mountain pools and extraordinary rock formations.

On your bike

The reserve has excellent access to some of the best trails crisscrossing these majestic ranges. If you’re an adventurous mountain biker, the 12km MTB trail on Mountain Sanctuary makes up part of the infamous Magalies Monster MTB race; so get crankingpast crystal-clear mountain pools and extraordinary rock formations.

Outside the nature reserve, a wide range of gravel roads beckons. Opt for an easy pedal along the Barnardsvlei road, or take on the physically demanding Breedt's Neck Mountain Pass. This rugged dirt strip rises from an altitude of 1 360m to an imposing1 670m at the crest, before blasting all the way down to the R24.

Off the bike

Guests are welcome to bring a picnic or make use of the limited braai facility at the pool area. Hiking trails available.

CONTACT:

Enquiries and group bookings: +27 (0)75 020 4298 (Do not call after hours)

Booking office: +27 (0)14 534 0114

Website: www.mountain-sanctuary.co.za                                                                                                                                 

GPS: 25° 50'.09.42"' South / 27° 28'.33.40" East

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Intermediate - difficult

DURATION:

1 - 2 Hours

CONFIGURATION :

12km trail plus various options along dirt roads.

START POINT:

Mountain Sanctuary Park

TERRAIN:

Dirt roads and single track.

MAP:

Available at reception.

CELL RECEPTION:

Intermittent

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Day visitors must book ahead. Fee payable. No riding in the rest camp

FACILITIES:

Swimming pool, lapa, restaurant and all other lodge facilities.

BEWARE OF:

Watch out for vehicles

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Recommended Route: (This route is tarred for all but the last 2.5 km) 

Take the R512 (past Lanseria).

At the Broederstroom T-junction turn left.

After Pecanwood turn right at the SunUN-City / Brits turn-off.

At the T-junction turn right towards Brits / Sun City.

At the 4-way stop (Engen on right) turn left towards Sun City.

Follow this road for about 38km past Majakaneng, Mooinooi and Buffelspoort.

After Buffelspoort turn left at the      3-way stop.

After about 10km turn left towards Maanhaarrand.

Follow the Mountain Sanctuary  Park signs.

BEST TIME OF YEAR

All year round.

 

Boitapoloso Game Farm And Lodge MTB

CLOSEST TOWN > Rustenburg

TRAIL DESTINATION > Boitapoloso Game Farm

DISTANCE > Self-determined

GRADING > Moderate

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OVERVIEW

Boitapoloso is in the heart of the African Bushveld, surrounded by an abundance of birdlife and game such as impala, kudu, wildebeest, zebra and blesbuck and others.

On your bike

Boitapoloso means ‘come and rest’ and the emphasis is on casual rides and family fun with the main purpose to enjoy the countryside.

Off the bike

Hiking, game viewing, offroad cycling.tquad biking,able tennis, soccer table, darts and billiards. Or just relax net to the rock pool and enjoyh the sound of the birds. 

CONTACT:  Sonja Swart

Telephone:  +27 14 545 4910/4960 or +27 82 252 0263/4

Website: www.boitapoloso.co.za

GPS: 25°38′26.5″South /  026°57′52.1″East

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Moderate

DURATION:

Self-determined

CONFIGURATION :

Various paths to choose from

START POINT:

At Boitapoloso Game Farm And Lodge

TERRAIN:

Gravel road, jeeptrack

MAP:

At reception

CELL RECEPTION:

None

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Guests only. Day visitors by arrangement.

FACILITIES:

Fully catered lodge or self-catering hunters’ camp. The lodge has ten RCI 4-star rated en-suite bedrooms. There is also a lounge, dining room, bar, conference facility, a games room, lapa and swimming pool.

BEWARE OF:

Wild animals

Take the N4 to Rustenburg. After the tollgate carry on straight and follow the directions of the  N4 to Swartruggens/ Zeerust. Carry on for 30 km until you find a Caltex Garage on the left hand side of the road. This is Moedwil . Turn left at the Kosterfontein/ Ratsegae  sign ( at the garage ).  Where the road  makes a bend to the left you will see the first Boitapoloso sign board. Turn right at the GATE 2 sign. We will meet you at the gate.

HOW TO GET THERE

See left. 30 km from Rustenburg, along the Koster Road. Alternately, 60 km from Pilanesberg, off the N4 to Botswana

BEST TIME OF YEAR

All year round

 

Breedtsnek Road

CLOSEST TOWN > Rustenburg

TRAIL DESTINATION > Magaliesberg Mountain

DISTANCE > 55km or 10km

GRADING > Intermediate to difficult

OVERVIEW

Breedtsnek is a bugger of a gravel pass over the Magaliesberg ranges, set along the T3 district dirt road from Hekpoort. This one of those ‘must crank’ rides if you’re addicted to the rush of high-speed, downhill rolling. 

On your bike

For a demanding return ride of 55 km, start and finish at the Bird Store General Dealer on the R560 Hekpoort road in Gauteng. Take the T3 dirt road up past the Ingwe Bush camp gate on your right. Riding parallel to the imposing Magaliesberg mountains on the right, keep going until you get to a T-junction. Keep turning right until steeper and steeper switchbacks let your legs know that the pass is near. Admire the fascinating rock formations and sweeping views over Hartebeespoort and Buffelspoort Dams.

For a less demanding, 10 km return ride, start at Sugarbush Hill Cottages, some 30 km from Rustenburg on the north-West province side of the pass. Riding in this area is mostly along quiet, undulating secondary dirt roads used to access the farms in the area.

Off the bike

Sugarbush Hill has hiking trails. There’s a plethora of restaurants, arts and crafts venues, fly-fishing, hiking trails and game farms in the Magaliesberg.

The Elephant Sanctuary near Hartebeespoort offers luxury lodge accommodation and the opportunity to get up close and personal with Africa’s giants on elephant walks or during the early morning elephant brush downs. Contact Reservations on +27 12 258 9904/5/6/7 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The cheese gourmand will relish a visit to the charming Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, situated near the hamlet of Skeerpoort along the Hekpoort road. Take a tour around this working cheese farm and learn how your favourite products are made. Picnic baskets are available but bookings are essential. There is also a lovely patio restaurant. Phone +27 12 207 1289.

A little further down the Hekpoort road is Bill Harrop’s Original balloon Safaris. Bookings are essential so phone +27 83 443 2661/2. Alternatively, try your hand at abseiling and climbing in the Magaliesberg or enjoy some extreme caving in the Cradle of Humankind. Go Vertical Mountaineering Adventures offer beginner’s courses, weekend trips to the Magaliesberg and corporate adrenalin and adventure trips for the disabled. Phone +27 82 731 4696 or see www.govertical.co.za.

For all this and more, check out www.magaliesinfo.co.za

CONTACT:

Telephone: +27 71 656 6750

Website: www.sugarbushhill.co.za

GPS: Sugarbushhill - 25°48’56.5" South / 27°24'24.57" East   Hekpoort - 25° 53"51.3" South / 27° 35'41.5"East

 

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Intermediate to difficult

DURATION:

Depending on route chosen

CONFIGURATION :

10 km or 55 km return ride over the provincial border

START POINT:

55 km: Start and finish at the Bird Store General Dealer 10 km: Start at Sugarbush Hill Cottages

TERRAIN:

Dirt roads

MAP:

Refer to the Automobile Association’s (AA) Magaliesberg map to plan your ride options

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Public access

FACILITIES:

Self-catering accommodation at Sugarbush Hill in rustic stone cottages which sleep 2 to 8 guests. Swimming pool

BEWARE OF:

Safe parking is not guaranteed at The Bird Store. Alternately, you could arrange to start or extend this ride from Sugarbush Hill Cottages. The route described is shared with motor vehicles. Be vigilant if cycling alone on this isolated public road.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

See map....

BEST TIME OF YEAR

All year round.

 

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