Closest Town: Warmbaths
Grading: Intermediate to difficult | Duration: About 2 hours
Location (Area/Province): Bushveld Region and Limpopo
Configuration: 10 km circular route
Start Point: At Thaba Monate Game Lodge
Access: Riding for guests only.
Beware of: Wild animals
Facilities: Luxury self-catering accommodation in thatched chalets sleeping four to six. Caravan park. Ablutions. Fully licensed restaurant. Conference centre with catering. Licensed bar. Bikes for hire.
Cell Reception: Yes
This a mountain nature resort so some fitness is required or you will be off the saddle more than on it.
On your bike
Ride up to the mountain cliff lookout, which is above a dam, and then ride down the hill and over the dam wall. Prepare for a steep climb up onto a plateau where you can recover a bit while taking in the views of the surrounding bushveld. This ride is only 10 km, but allow two hours to ride it if moderately fit. For longer rides along dirt roads to surrounding centres and attractions, please discuss with staff on duty at reception.
Off the bike
In addition to the mountain bike trail, there’s a hiking trail and 4×4 track. Game-viewing, bird-watching and fishing and canoeing on the dam are also options. For the energetically-inclined, there’s a floodlit tennis court, squash court and volleyball court.
Telephone: +27 (0)14 736 2291 or +27 (0)72 135 7559
GPS: 24° 48.621′ South / 28° 19.779′ East