Closest Town: Bredasdorp
Grading: Intermediate | Duration: From 90 minutes to overnight
Location (Area/Province): Overberg & Southern Cape and Western Cape
Start Point: Potberg Environmental Centre
Access: Day visitor entrance fee or reserve rate
Beware of: Unpredictable weather, plus sand, rocky terrain and steep ascents
Facilities: Self-catering cottage at Cupidoskraal. No kiosk
Cell Reception: Intermittent
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The overnight trail starts from the Potberg Environmental Centre and follows a 12km ride along a dirt track. All your equipment, including bedding and food, will be transported to the Cupidoskraal camp, where you will be based for the duration of your stay.
On your bike
Five other routes await exploration once you reach your base, but it is doubtful whether you would be able to do more than one of these routes in a day. Rides generally cross the hard dunes down to the sea, with some of these sandy climbs rated as fairly strenuous.
If all else fails, go the portage route as the views from the top of the dunes are certainly worthwhile.
Off the bike
The five-day Whale Trail and other day hikes are renowned throughout SA, while snorkeling here is extremely rewarding.
Tel: +27 28 542 1114/5
GPS: 34°27’14.7” South / 20°23’58.9” East