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20 05, 2024

Mankele Trail Park: Iconic Mpumalanga Trails Re-Open

By |2024-05-20T20:02:43+02:00May 20th, 2024|Trails|0 Comments

Good news from the ‘Province of the Rising Sun’! Yup, the popular Mankele MTB and Adventure Park in Mpumalanga has officially been re-opened, which means you have some kickass riding waiting just on 4hrs from Jozi… Photographs & Copy: Jacques Marais Mankele has been one of the favourite playgrounds for up-country mountain bikers for well [...]

29 01, 2024

Trails: Hantamland Heartland!

By |2024-01-29T13:55:35+02:00January 29th, 2024|Trails|Comments Off on Trails: Hantamland Heartland!

The Karoo and mountain biking is a match made in heaven, and none more so than on those truly extra-terrestrial - Hantamland - plains surrounding Calvinia. Endless roads, farm tracks and trippy footpaths mean you have proper exploration riding to look forward to …  Words and images: Jacques Marais Hantamland Local Buzz: Calvinism used to [...]

15 11, 2023

Trails: Exploring The Home of the Whale Trail by MTB

By |2023-11-15T15:16:44+02:00November 15th, 2023|Trails|Comments Off on Trails: Exploring The Home of the Whale Trail by MTB

De Hoop Nature Reserve is best known for its incredible land-based whale watching and the famous Whale Trail multi-day hike. But did you know you can explore this magnificent Cape Nature Reserve's trails by bike too? Check out the De Hoop MTB Trails in this month's MTB Routes feature.  Words and Images by Jacques Marais [...]

3 10, 2023

Trails: Viswater Mountain Bike Route

By |2023-10-03T19:52:02+02:00October 3rd, 2023|Trails|Comments Off on Trails: Viswater Mountain Bike Route

You’re up for an authentic slice of West Coast living if ever you decide to travel up to the Namaqua West Coast. Doringbaai and Strandfontein are just two of the picturesque fishing villages you’ll discover here along the ‘bossieveld-see’ plains unfolding along the the Olifants River valley. And there's mountain biking on offer too, along [...]

9 06, 2023

Trails: Tar Road Cruising Through Cape Point Nature Reserve

By |2023-06-09T11:22:27+02:00June 9th, 2023|Trails|Comments Off on Trails: Tar Road Cruising Through Cape Point Nature Reserve

Cape Point National Park is one of South Africa's most visited nature reserves. It is also a great place to visit by bike, with easy rides, along a network of tarred roads, providing a selection of meandering routes through the most southern tip of the Cape Peninsula. Copy and images: Jacques Marais Local Buzz: Cape [...]

24 11, 2022

Piketberg Mountain Gravel Road Circuit

By |2022-11-24T11:54:04+02:00November 24th, 2022|Trails|Comments Off on Piketberg Mountain Gravel Road Circuit

Get your Vitamin G(ravel) fix the next time you visit the Berg River Tourism Area, approximately 90min from Cape Town. The challenging Piketberg Circuit meanders via the scenic Sandveld plains and boasts a total riding distance of up to 300km, depending on your choice of route.   Photographs & Copy: Jacques Marais Local Buzz: A [...]

8 04, 2022

Gravel Grinder’s Guide to Piketberg

By |2022-04-08T08:52:53+02:00April 8th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Gravel Grinder’s Guide to Piketberg

A vast network of gravel roads criss-crosses the Bergrivier Tourism Region and Swartland surrounds. From the economic hub of Piketberg cyclists can explore the mountain bike mecca of Piket-Bo-Berg or grind along district road and jeep tracks to towns like Aurora, Goedverwacht and Redelinghuys. Accommodation option abound too, as do cyclist friendly restaurants, farm stalls [...]

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