22 Waterfalls MTB Route

This must be one of the coolest camp sites anywhere in the Western Cape, and you’ll find it just on 5km out of Porterville. Opt to camp overnight if you want to experience all the adventures on offer, and I rate the real gem as their extensive hiking trail. You will pass no less than 22 spectacular waterfalls on a truly breathtaking walk, but will need at least 4-5hrs to complete the route.

Wines2Wilderness Route, Porterville, Western Cape

The Groot Winterhoek ranges above Porterville must surely rate as one of South Africa’s most under-utilised mountain biking destinations. This is about to change with the local Berg Rivier Tourism Region’s initiative, a ‘Wines to Wilderness’ Route.

Yzerfontein & Darling MTB Routes

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!

Living Colour Trail Centre, Darling, Western Cape

if you want to add some vibrancy to your next West Coast MTB adventure, do yourself a favour and go saddle up for a singletrack crank at the band-new Living Colour Trail Centre.

Ultimate Southern Pass Trail, Stanford Valley Guest Farm

This great 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.

Saasveld Trails, Garden Route Dam, George, 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 ...

Piket Mountain Gravel 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.

Magoebaskloof Adventures Black MTB Trail

One thing to keep in mind is that the ‘quickie’ Magoebaskloof route is not for the faint-of-heart.

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

Just off the N3 between Vosloorus and Heidelberg, you’ll find one of the shining diamonds in Jozi’s outdoor crown. This haven is Suikerbosrand, a nature reserve resplendent with all the kloofs, ridges and plains one could possibly explore in a day.