Closest Town: Port Elizabeth
Grading: Easy to intermediate | Duration: 1–2 hours
Location (Area/Province): Eastern Cape and Western Region
Configuration: 6km & 15km loops plus kiddies trail
Start Point: Norm-Hudlin Clubhouse
Access: Minimal charge per bike, open 7 days a week
Beware of: Horses, runners and walkers
Facilities: Safe parking, ablutions, kiddies play area and refreshments
Cell Reception: Yes
The Norm-Hudlin MTB Trails are situated close to Port Elizabeth in the Kragga Kamma area. These purpose-built routes hug the coastal slopes, zigzagging amid established primary sand forest vegetation, with a variety of gravel roads in the immediate area also open for mountain bikers to explore.
On your bike
The trails are clearly marked with approximately 6km and 16km of single-track and are suitable for all ages and skill levels. If you’re keen to push the envelope, there will be more than enough in the route to keep you gripped, but the riding is fine for the rest of the family at a slower pace. The best thing is that you can enjoy the outdoors in a safe and secure environment maintained by the Pearson brothers, Ian and Stuart.
For the more experienced riders, there is a custom-built 40m bridge over a dam to enjoy as well as various other features. There is also a kiddies trail close to the clubhouse where young riders can test their skills.
Off the bike
Gorgeous beaches, adrenalin sports and big-game viewing are all within a 15-minute radius.
Ian Pearson – 072 800 9518
GPS: 33° 58′ 10.2″ South / 25° 27′ 17.7″ East