Closest Town: Naboomspruit
Grading: Easy to Intermediate | Duration: Self-determined
Location (Area/Province): Bushveld Region and Limpopo
Configuration: Three routes of 2, 7 km, 6,9 km and 13,7 km or tailor-make your own route.
Start Point: At Sambane Lodge
Access: Sambane Lodge guests only
Beware of: Wildlife
Facilities: Ablutions are located at the start of the trails, which is at the main lodge. Self-catering chalets. Farm-style guesthouse. Bush camp. Swimming pool. Splash pools at family chalets. Conference room for up to 20 delegates. Bird hides at main dam
Cell Reception: Yes
Premium and Curated Trails Only
Situated in the Waterberg mountain area, 26 km north of the town of Mookgophong (Naboomspruit), this privately owned lodge and reserve provides peace, natural beauty and tranquility in a malaria-free environment. Abundant wildlife and prolific bird life fills the reserve. Hiking/biking trails and extended riding on game-viewing jeep tracks cater for novice and experienced mountain bikers alike.
On your bike
For the novice there is a 2.7 km route. The intermediate rider can explore a 6.9 km route, while for the more experienced rider a 13.7 km route runs through the most scenic and remote areas of the reserve. A 30 km gravel road network joins up with the dedicated bike trails and provides the opportunity to tailor-make your own routes. Encounter wildlife such as impala, kudu, red hartebeest, giraffe, blue wildebeest, zebra, white rhino, waterbuck, mountain reedbuck and a host of small mammals and predators.
Off the bike
Sambane Lodge also offers walking trails, horse-riding and daily game drives. Bird hides attract birdwatchers to the main dams. There’s also a children’s playground.
Address: PO Box 546, Naboomsprit/Mookgophong, 0560
Telephone: 087 808 3901 / 073 819 8179
Email: [email protected]
GPS: 24°20′35.0″South / 028°42′45.7″East