Mountain Bike Trails - South Africa
Koranna Two Mountains Bike Trails - Marquard, Free State
Renowned amongst the Mountain Bike fraternity to be one of the best and most challenging mountain bike trails in South Africa. Bikers will discover the Free State is not flat! Distance: Short route: 30 km; Long route: 65 km.
Langberg - Vrede, Free State
Mountain biking is one of the 5 adventure options offered on this farm. Trails are on off-road tracks and in the mountain which go past the boulders where abseiling and rock climbing can be done. Overnight facilities: refer to the Langberg Hiking trail page.
Rietfontein Concervancy Rides - Marquard, Free State
Setting out from Christmaskrans cottage or Rietfontein Lodge, this network of trails was the first trail ever established in the Free State. Come to the big sky country. Distance range from 6 - 66 km, suitable for all riders.
Salpeterkrans Mountain Bike Trails - Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
There are three trails which set out from this farm. The Steenkamps mountain trail (45 km) takes the rider to the highest peak in Mpumalanga at 2243 m. The Mapochs cave trail (45 km), visits the site where the Ndebele captain lived. The Klipriver trail (34 km) requires a certain degree of fitness as it goes to the top of the plateau on scenic off- roads. Overnight facilities: Refer to the Salpeterkrans hiking trial page.
Ben Lavin Nature Reserve - Louis Trichardt, Limpopo
This reserve offers nature lovers the opportunity to explore and experience the natural diversity of this entire 2500 hectare reserve on a mountain bike. There are three routes with a total distance of 29,5 km There are eleven mountain bikes for hire. Overnight facilities available are; Two luxury safari tents at the Tudwa-Tudwa camp or stay in lodges, huts, tents under thatch, caravan sites or pitch own tents at the Main camp. Refer to the Khongoni hiking trail page for more information.
De Neck Private Game Reserve - Letsitele, Northern Province
Come share and experience the magic of this Lowveld reserve where three adventure options are offered for hikers, 4x4 enthusiasts and mountain bikers. Both the off- road vehicles and mountain bikes will follow the same network of trails, a total distance of 64 km The roads traverse five eco zones ranging from the Mopanie clad lowveld plains, to mountain terrain and bush where excellent game and bird watching will reward any nature lover. Overnight accommodation: refer to the De Neck hiking and - 4x4 Trail pages.
Thabaphaswa Mountain Bike Trails - Potgietersrus, Limpopo
There are two network of trails offered at Thabaphaswa. The first network offers routes on Groenkom farm totalling a distance of 40 km. The areas are surrounded by mountains and high ridges. The trail is in a figure eight and is fairly easy but a challenging ride across Ndebele neck, where bikes may be carried, is offered. The second main network of rural roads is in the mountainous area which surround the farm. It is a distance of 60 km on a circular route to the Mapheshone town and the Percy Fyfe Game reserve and back to Thabaphaswa. Overnight facilities: Refer to Thabaphaswa hiking trail page.
Ceylon Bushbuck MB trail - Mpumalanga
Runs over the Ceylon & Tweefontein plantations with accommodation in 5 huts. Total distance = 73km. Various shorter options. Contact Safcol: Pretoria reservations
Tel: 012 481-3615.
Gold Diggers MB Trail Pilgrims Rest - Mpumalanga
Runs over the Morgenzon Plantation. Served by three overnight huts. Total distance = 45km. Contact Safcol: Pretoria reservations office.
Tel: 012 481-3615.
Mpumanyeti Twisters MB Nelsriver - Mpumalanga
Three loop trails are available. Varying in distance from 22 to 10 km. Total distance of all three loops = 49km. Contact Sabie reservation office
Tel: 013 7641-058.
The stone age MB trails: Louis Trichardt - Limpopo
Two loop trails are available. Varying in distance from 14 to 10 km. Total distance of two loops = 24km. Contact Sabie reservation office Tel: 013 7641-058.
The iron age MB trail - Mpumalanga
The trail runs over the Uitsoek plantation. Consists of two loops of 13 & 16km. Sleep in the Uitsoek hut. Contact Safcol: Pretoria reservations office.
Tel: 012 481-3615.
The devil's office MB trail - Mpumalanga
The trail runs over the Berlin plantation. Total distance 75km. Sleep in three huts, various options. Huts sleep 16, 30 & 50. Contact Safcol: Pretoria reservations office. Tel: 012 481-3615.
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