Great short article from Bicycling.co.za on the top 20 MTB trails in SA. Which ones are your favourites?
Bicycling asked: if you had to choose just one top MTB trail in SA, which would it be and why? Here are some of their and my favourites. I’ve only ridden the ones around Cape Town so can only imagine what the rest are like.
Majik Forest, Durbanville.
Thandi in Grabouw, Western Cape
The Vasbyt single track in Tokai, Cape Town.
Anywhere in the hills of Waterval Boven.
Virginia Trails, Eston.
Trail of Two Tunnels, De Doorns.
Mankele MTB bike park just outside Nelspruit.
Harkerville, between Plett and Knysna.
Lebanon in Grabouw.
Oak Valley, Grabouw.
Holla Trails in Kwazulu-Natal.
Umkomaas Descent, Day 2, Sani2c. It’s rideable as a trail any day of the year.
Giba Gorge, KZN.
Van Gaalen, Magaliesberg.
Table Mountain also has great riding with the view of the city bowl and harbour.
Check out iRide Africa for trail maps! These are a list of maps they have available in addition to the ones above:
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Download high resolution Hillcrest map
Download high resolution Contermanskloof map
Download high resolution Howick map
Download high resolution Schapenberg map
Download high resolution Cederberg mtb map
Do you have any to add? List them in the comments below.