Closest Town: Parys
Grading: Intermediate | Duration: 1 Hour
Location (Area/Province): Free State and Northern Free State
Configuration: 16km Circuit
Start Point: Start at the parking area at Hakuna Matata
Access: Normal Day fees
Beware of: Beware of oncoming vehicles around corners
Facilities: Toilet at start, water points en route, campsite, swimming pool and kiosk at reception. Self-catering chalets.
Cell Reception: Yes
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This 146.88 ha farm is situated in the Vredefort Dome Heritage Site. Hakuna has been part of the MTB Crater Cruise for several years and mountain bikers are invited to come and experience the beauty of nature at this venue.
On your bike
From the parking lot at Hakuna Matata, the best way is westwards following horse trails and farm tracks down alongside the Vaal River. Surfaces vary from tennis-court smooth to wildly stony, especially on downhill sections, so keep your balance at speed.
Where the road forks to the closed fishing resort, go left up the hill which gets progressively steeper and rougher until you meet the main gravel road. This takes you back to the Hakuna Matata sign for a final wild plunge down the gravel track but beware of oncoming vehicles around corners.
Off the bike
Activities include paintball, river rafting, horse trails, abseiling and hiking.
Telephone: +27 / (0)56 931 1000 / +27 (0)82 565 6144
GPS: 26°51’44.3″S 27°20’03.8″E