Closest Town: Waterberg
Grading: Easy to Intermediate | Duration: Self-determined
Location (Area/Province): Bushveld Region and Limpopo
Configuration: 40 km of track available so distances and routes are self-determined and a 10km formal trail exits
Start Point: At Moletadikgwa Wildlife Sanctuary
Access: Resident guests only; day visitors by arrangement only
Beware of: Snakes and ticks
Facilities: Luxury self-catering lodge sleeps four. Swimming pool. Braai area.
Cell Reception: Yes
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Moletadikgwa (pronounced Mo-let-a-deeg-wa), a 420ha wildlife sanctuary situated amidst woodland, savannah plains and rocky krantzes, nestles within the heart of the Waterberg at an altitude of 1400m. The rugged farm is perfect for mountain biking, with one formal route of about 10km laid out and marked on a map, but several other options along game tracks and gravel roads waiting to be explored.
On your bike
Numerous tracks offer alternating surfaces, from hard-pack and loose sand to rocky terrain, thus making for varied cranking. Tranquil surrounds make Moletadikgwa the perfect soul space ride, with ample birding and game-viewing opportunities from the bike. Follow your front wheel to find your own way, or stick to the 10km trail tripping through the scenic, deciduous bush veldt typical of this part of the Waterberg. The well-known landmark Hanglip (30km to the east) is visible from the Zebra Trail and, on a clear day, it is possible to get a good view of Aasvoëlkop (90km to the west) in Marakele National Park.
Off the bike
Well-marked walking trails will delight active guests who are also free to ramble anywhere in the veld. Horse-riding is available on a neighbouring game reserve.
PLEASE NOTE: Vaalwater is your last stop for fuel, fresh produce and ice
Route information: Lyn and Richard Wadley, Moletadikgwa Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: +27 (0)14 755 3506 or 083 609 1464 (Lyn Wadley) or +27 (0)83 609 1425 (Richard Wadley)
GPS: 24° 06.09’ South / 28° 23.41’East