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
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
GPS: 24°20′35.0″South / 028°42′45.7″East