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10 08, 2022

Trekking to Teebus, Steynsburg, Eastern Cape

By |2022-08-10T15:25:42+02:00August 10th, 2022|Trails|0 Comments

I’m an  Oos Kaap boykie, so the odds were always spot-on that I would enjoy the Trek 2 Teebus MTB Stage Race  and the surrounding Steynsburg  region. But man, I had no idea how much of a jol this event would turn out to be … Photographs & Words by Jacques Marais The Area The far-away and fabulous [...]

21 07, 2022

Swellendam MTB Trails

By |2022-07-21T09:46:08+02:00July 21st, 2022|Trails|Comments Off on Swellendam MTB Trails

Local Buzz: Here’s the deal: the Swellendam Trails (all hand-crafted on space belonging to the local Municipality) is open and FREE. Yup, you heard correctly, and I guarantee you there is nowhere else in the Western Cape where you will have open public access to trails of this quality. The setting adjacent to Marloth Nature [...]

2 07, 2022

Gabriel’s Loop MTB Trail, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape

By |2022-07-02T14:26:38+02:00July 2nd, 2022|Trails|Comments Off on Gabriel’s Loop MTB Trail, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape

Everyone knows about the legendary Trans-Baviaans 24hr MTB Marathon that traverses the wild wonderland shaping Baviaanskloof. There hasn’t been much for weekend warriors in terms of trail exploration, though, but the guys at Cedar Falls are about to change that with the Gabriel's Loop MTB Trail. The remote (and very rugged) ‘Valley of Baboons’ unfolds [...]

24 06, 2022

Ultimate Southern Pass Trail, Stanford Valley

By |2022-06-24T10:57:45+02:00June 24th, 2022|Trails|Comments Off on Ultimate Southern Pass Trail, Stanford Valley

The Area ‘Ultimate’ is one of those adjectives that are oft over-used, but in the case of the ‘Ultimate Southern Pass Trail’, I really believe it applies. This MTB route traverses private properties near Stanford Valley, and everything from views to riding rate as downright superlative. The trail – and the great outdoors – await [...]

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