Closest Town: Saldanha
Grading: Easy | Duration: 1 - 2 Hours
Location (Area/Province): Cape West Coast and Western Cape
Configuration: Circular routes with old markings.
Start Point: SAS Nature Reserve Gate
Beware of: Snakes in the summer and if a red flag is present at the gate, there is shooting practice and no entrance is allowed.
Cell Reception: Yes
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The reserve is located on a peninsula at the north western end of Saldanha bay and is a pristine piece of nature. It is located inside the military grounds but is accessible to the general public via the boom gates at the entrance to the military academy. These are hiking trails that had been marked many years ago. The trails follow jeep track and dirt roads around the peninsula.
On your bike
The riding is easy as it is mostly flat. Trail markings are not very clear, as they are very old and broken.The trails used to be marked with red, green, blue and yellow markings. However it is easy to work out where to go as there are a few rocky outcrops to use as markers and then the sea is right there so you can’t go wrong.
Some of the tracks can be a bit sandy in summer but otherwise it is great for riding all year round. Summer has cool sea breezes and spring has some of the best flowers on the west coast.
Off the bike
Langebaan’s estuary is the perfect destination for a sunny day out with the family. It rates as one of the world’s best-known kite-boarding and windsurfing spots, and the fishing, bird-watching and hiking trails offer breathtaking outdoor entertainment.
Phone number: +27 (0)22 702 3999 or +27 22 702 3523
GPS: 33° 2’5.96″S , 17°56’6.22″E