Curated MTB Trails & Routes
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!
19/07/2021

The Other False Bay, iSimangaliso, KZN

There’s False Bay on the Cape Peninsula, brimming with southern right whales, great white sharks and sandy single-track. Then there’s iSimangaliso False Bay, near Hluhluwe, where you can crank hippo paths and watch pelicans across the bars of your bike. Go there. Now.
06/07/2021

Saasveld Trails (Garden Route Dam, George) Western Cape

Our focus for this issue of the MOUNTAIN BIKE ROUTES Blog covers ‘Garden Route Dam’ – another build by the ‘Hillbillies MTB Club’ – as well as connections from here to ‘Saasveld’ and the ‘Pepsi Pools’ trail networks.
25/06/2021

George Trails (Witfontein), Western Cape

You've seen the George number plate, right? Locals will have you believe that the 'CAW' stand for 'cold and wet', but this is just a malicious rumour spread by the outdoor crowd there keen to keep you off their trails ...
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