Closest Town: Stutterheim
Grading: Intermediate | Duration: 1 -3 Hours
Location (Area/Province): Amatola and Eastern Cape
Configuration: 25km circular route
Start Point: Gubu Dam Camping Site
Access: Entry fee payable
Beware of: Mean downhill
Facilities: Gubu Dam has a lovely picnic and camping facilities complete with braai area and ablutions
Cell Reception: Yes
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The picturesque Gubu Dam is surrounded by forest and is locates at the foot of the magnificent Mount Kubusie.
On your bike
This mountain biking route is a circular route that takes you up the one side of Mount Thomas, and then follows a contour path for a few kilometers through some of the most un-touched indigenous forest you will ever ride. After the contour path you plummet down a awesome gravel road to the Kubusie sawmill, and from there cruise around the back of the dam, from here you will hit the main gravel road, that will take you back home. Most of the riding is spend under trees, so sun screen is not necessary. The route has no single track.
Off the bike
Gubu Dam has a lovely picnic and camping facilities complete with braai area and ablutions making it a popular place for picnics. The dam has been well stocked with both brown and rainbow trout, so obtain your permit from the Fly fishing Club and start catching. Should you prefer more adrenalin pumping sports you will not be disappointed. Choose between abseiling from a 7m platform or for the really brave, from a 100m cliff. rock climbing, bouldering, archery, canoeing, eScape offers all these things.
Route Information: Kubusie Plantation
Telephone: +27 (0)43 683 5200
GPS: 32°36′47.4″South / 027°16′31.6″East