Curated MTB Trails & Routes
21/01/2022

Piketberg Mountain G-Road Circuit, Western Cape

Get your Vitamin (G)ravel fix the next time you visit the Berg River Tourism Area, approximately 90min from Cape Town. The challenging Piketberg Circuit meanders via the scenic Sandveld plains and boasts a total riding distance of up to 300km, depending on your choice of route.
16/11/2021

The Yzers Darling Duo! West Coast, Western Cape

Ah man, what a jol you can have on the West Coast! In this month's MTB ROUTES Trail Blog, we give you the low-down on both the Khwa ttu San Experience Trails (Yzerfontein) and the new Living Colour Trail Adventure Centre (just up the road en route to Darling). Go give it gas!
26/10/2021

Stanford Valley Guest Farm: The ‘Ultimate Southern Pass Trail’, Western Cape

This great new trail network (and incredible outdoor playground) awaits just beyond the tranquil and tiny village of Stanford. Set alongside the winding water course of the Klein River and at the foot of the rugged Akkedisberg range, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more scenic riding destination.
08/10/2021

Oakhurst MTB Trails, Garden Route, Western Cape

Oakhurst Farm, hidden in the fairy-tale forests between George and Sedgefield, makes a perfect base if you're keen to explore some of the Garden Route's lesser-known route networks.
14/09/2021

Dirt Surfing Daze … 3 Rivers Trail, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

Khangela mfethu, die Oos-Kaap is 'n lekker plek, no matter what language you speak. Much of this melting-pot-of-a-province brims with largely unexplored mountain biking options, allowing you to crank till your legs go blunt, and often on trails combining organic single-track with a true wilderness edge.
25/08/2021

The Place of Great Noise – Augrabies National Park, Northern Cape

This arid landscape - resplendent with ochre dunes, Van Gogh fields of flowers during spring and quiver trees skylines – makes the town of Augrabies (and Marchand next door) a must-see. But as the old Afrikaans saying goes, a trip here will be for the collar rather than the dog.
13/08/2021

Around the Pot (DIY), Overberg, Western Cape

Crank up the magic of the Overberg back roads amidst the breathtaking canola and wheat fields lining the picturesque ‘Around The Pot’ Route. This race rates right up there as one of SA’s ‘greatest gravel grinds’, and you’ll be chuffed to know you can now ride it solo any time you like!
06/08/2021

Going Bos in Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape

The mere mention of Baviaanskloof conjures up visions of adventure biking of the best kind, but the introduction of buffalo and other horned beasties into the mega-reserve has seen a number of changes as far as mountain biking goes.
01/08/2021

A Wilder Side of Wonderland, Game Park Section, iSimangaliso, KZN

Waving grassland plains frequented by elephant and giraffe ... Sand forests abuzz with calls of narina trogon and purple-crested touraco ... Shimmering wetlands where hippo and crocodile lurk … And you want to go ride in this ‘Place of Miracles and Wonder’? Of course you do!
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