Closest Town: Henley-on-Klip
Grading: Intermediate to difficult | Duration: As long as you want
Location (Area/Province): Gauteng and Southern Gauteng
Configuration: 9 km obstacle course circuit
Start Point: Bass Lake
Access: Entrance fee payable. Season tickets available. Gate times: Weekdays 08:00 to 17:00. Weekends 06:00 to 18:00
Beware of: Off road vehicles along the 14km 4x4 trail
Facilities: Ablution facilities. Restaurant. Tented camp accommodation. Entry level hire bikes. Swimming and kayaking in the old quarry, centerpiece of the venue.
Cell Reception: Yes
Premium and Curated Trails Only
Bass Lake Adventure Resort and its spring-fed old mine quarry is a mere 45 minutes south of Sandton. The area is home to an abundance of birdlife and sightings of a number of small game species have been recorded. The mountain biking track has been set out in this private estate of some 76ha featuring natural vegetation and frontage onto the Klip River.
On your bike
With both the casual and experienced rider in mind, this jeep track circuit is only 9km long, but can be extended by backtracking over certain areas. If you feel like testing your skills, rest assured; there is a wide range of obstacles along the way with just that in mind. It is impossible to get lost as the track is demarcated with information pointer boards and a security fence surrounds the whole area.
Off the bike
Stay and enjoy all the other facilities for the day, like swimming and kayaking in the old quarry, centerpiece of the venue. Mountain-biking can be incorporated into Team/Corporate Days or 2-in-1 Adventure Days or into a Tented Camp Stay.
Route Information: Alan and Karen Pepper, Bass Lake
Telephone: +27 16 366 1127/1128/1130
GPS: 26º 30′ 28.0″ South / 28º 03′ 49.1″ East