route reviews
17/11/2020

Gabriel’s Loop MTB Trail, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape

Everyone knows about the legendary Trans-Baviaans 24hr MTB Marathon that traverses the wild wonderland shaping Baviaanskloof. There hasn’t been much for weekend warriors in terms of trail exploration, though, but the guys at Cedar Falls are about to change that …
05/11/2020

Magoebaskloof MTB Trails, Wolkberge, Limpopo Province

Forested passes along the meandering R71 connects the towns of Polokwane and Tzaneen, with the tiny village of Haenertsburg set centrally to the mountain community who thrives in this rural space. Organic cheese dairies, SA’s northern-most craft beer brewery, avocado plantations, a 2000-year old cussonia kiepersol tree, the Cheerio Tea Garden, quirky ‘Mountain Foodie’ characters … welcome to the ultimate space in which to reconnect with nature.
21/10/2020

3 Rivers Trails, Eastern Cape

Dude, there is rollicking riding to be had in the good old EC, a largely unexplored province where you can crank till your legs go blunt. Anything goes, from those rough-shod trails tripping through the Frontier Province’s interior, to a whole bunch of brand new coastal routes.
12/10/2020

Grootvadersbosch Conservancy, Western Cape

The Mountains are Calling ... Tired of city traffic and pretentious trails? Then go load up on some mountain biking stoke in Grootvadersbosch Conservancy. Miles of head space, free-range people, home-grown food and the trails are truly on the level, bru ...
06/10/2020

Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, Western Cape

The San roamed the high reaches of the southern Cederberg over 6,000 years ago, and one still gets a sense of their earthy spirituality encapsulated within the rocks and upon the fynbos plains of the Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve. The area is part of the Swartruggens Conservancy, and forms a bridging biome between the Cederberg and Ceres-Karoo.
29/09/2020

Zuurberg & Hayterdale, Eastern Cape

Bru, few experiences on the bike come close to the Great Zuurberg Trek. Yup, I know many mountain biking stage races like to lay claim to a ‘boutique’ experience, but few of them actually deliver on this promise. The annual #GZT does so on all fronts, and without losing the edge when it comes to riding these wild Zuurberg trails the region has become legendary for.
18/09/2020

Ultimate Southern Pass Trail

‘Ultimate’ is one of those adjectives that are oft over-used, but in the case of the ‘Ultimate Southern Pass Trail’, I really believe it applies. This MTB route traverses private properties near Stanford Valley, and everything from views to riding rate as downright superlative.