Closest Town: Lydenburg
Grading: Moderate to extreme | Duration: Up to 5 Hours
Location (Area/Province): Highlands & Lowveld and Mpumalanga
Configuration: Climbs, descents and winding escarpment trails
Start Point: Golden Cottage
Access: For group reservations, please contact Mount Anderson Reservations. Minimum group sizes of 6.
Beware of: High altitude and summer storms
Facilities: Tea Garden which is open first Sunday of every month. Secluded 5 star luxury accommodation. Fully guided rides.
Cell Reception: No cell phone reception
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Welcome to the highest singletrack riding in South Africa. Set within the Highveld landscape of the Drakensberg (the tallest peak tops out at a lofty 2,286m), Mount Anderson boasts some of the best singletrack riding in the country. The reserve unfolds across open grasslands, plunging valleys and ridges, bisected by crystal-clear streams, and it is no wonder that this ride has become so popular with mountain bikers.
On your bike
The guided rides ascend steep inclines as you climb into the subalpine heights, before bomging down forested paths with dramatic quartzite-escarpmens and rocky crescents as a dramatic backdrop. Trips are tailored to suit your group’s requireents, as the available tracks vary from flowing and relatively easy to steep and very technical.
Mountain Biking Heaven
Three signature rides on Mt Anderson are:
Off the bike
Choose between hiking, horse riding or somewhat more sedate pursuits, such as fly-fishing, clay pigeon shooting, game drives or exploring the old gold mining village.
Telephone: +27 (0)11 442 2267
GPS: 25º00’17.4″ South / 30º33’48.8″East