Closest Town: Barkly East
Grading: Easy to difficult | Duration: Short morning rides or multi-day trails
Location (Area/Province): Eastern Cape and Northern Region
Configuration: Various options, 5–25km start
Start Point: Reception Office
Access: Free for reserve guests
Beware of: Thin air, snakes, lightning storms
Facilities: A choice of self-catering accommodation and overnight huts.
Cell Reception: Available from reception
Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve covers some 8,000 ha of prime mountain terrain, varying in altitude from 1,700 m to 2,750 m above sea level.
On your bike
Mountainous terrain, rocky singletrack, extreme downhills and eroded jeep tracks make for some technical riding and more than the odd portage. The trails range from cattle tracks to 4X4 roads, through rivers, along valleys and up mountain peaks. Test your endurance at 2 700m; train at this altitude and the Cape Town Cycle Tour won’t even be a challenge!
Anything goes, from short morning rides to multiday trails that will test even the fittest of riders. Mountainous terrain, rocky singletrack, extreme downhills and eroded jeep track make for technical riding and more than the odd portage. For those more relaxed individuals, the farm roads will allow you to meander at a more civil and leisurely pace.
Off the bike
Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve also offers a great adventure racing training camp location as well as hiking rails, wild trout fishing, birding for rare sub-alpine species, 4×4 trails, horse-riding, wing-shooting and hunting. White water tubing in season.
Cellphone: +27 (0)82 929 9729
GPS: 30° 44′ 49.7″ South / 27° 21′ 43.1″ East