Impala Ranch offers custom designed MTB trails through fynbos, old forest, alongside weathered rocks and boulders, up and down steep valley sides with jumps, hops and ramps.
A fast 18 km loop takes you around the farm with some technical sections.
Riders will also be close to the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, which is one of the first and largest wind farms in the country.
The J-bay bike park just outside of Jeffrey’s Bay caters for all level of riders.
There are six various routes to choose from, Route 1 is 1.5km, Route 2 is 4.9km, Route 3 is 8km, Route 4 is 8km, Route 5 is 1.2km and Route 6 is 2.8km.
Entrance is R40 per person and kids under 12 are free, open seven days a week, except during wet weather.
Other activities also include trails, jungle gyms and trampolines.
Hopewell Trails is located in the Hopewell Conservation Estate just outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
The trails consist of 5km, 12km and 35km routes that take visitors through a variety of biomes that range from different types of grassy fynbos to valley bushveld in the kloofs and northern section of the property.
Hopewell Trails is a good fitness tester and has an intermediate grading.
The Trails are open on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 7am to 5pm and during weekdays by appointment.
The Norm-Hudlin trails are situated in Kragga Kamma, Port Elizabeth.
There are 3 route options to choose from, the 30km which is suitable for all skill levels, 15km or 10km.
The terrain is Singletrack, sandy patches.
Entry is R10 during the week and R20 on weekends.
Wayne Pheiffer Cycles is based in the Spar Centre in Linton Grange, Cape Road. Their services include clothing and cycling accessories, bike set up, servicing and maintenance, wheel building and personalised training programmes and progress monitoring.
Be sure to check out their weekly rides.
Located in Charlo, Recycle Sports buy and sell both new and good condition second hand bicycles and spares. Also for purchase is an array of cycling accessories.
Other services include bike services and set-ups.
The shop is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:15pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.
Cycle Pro has been around for over thirty years and boasts a variety of services from special repairs including shocks, hydraulic disc brakes and wheelsmithing as well as bike fitments, services and custom wheel building.
They are also agents for GT, Cannondale, Giant, Schwinn and Avalanche Cycles and more.
Loaction: 8 Walmer Downs Family Centre, William Moffett, Port Elizabeth
Hopewell Trails is located 15km out of Port Elizabeth.
The terrain ranges from Grassy Fynbos to Valley Bushveld, offering cyclists the opportunity to encounter wild game.
There are three trail options: a 12km social ride, 35km intermediate and 65km advanced/technical.
You would need to pay a conservation fee to get in with operating hours on weekends from 7am to 5pm and weekdays available by appointment.
Coimbra Cycle Centre specialise in the sale of entry level to high end bicycles. They stock a variety of leading brands, cycling accessories, clothing and nutrition.
They also have an in-house service centre and work on a 48 hour turnaround time.
Their trading hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm ,Saturdays from 8:30am to 1pm and you can find them at 6th Avenue, Walmer.
Originally opened in 1990, Action Cycles in Port Elizabeth aspire to offer the world’s most trusted and leading cycling brands at competitive prices.
They stock a wide range of cycling accessories and gear which span from bikes and frames to nutrition and hydration supplements , offer a same day bike service centre (on a booking basis only) and bike set-ups.
You can find them at 97 Heugh Road in Walmer and their trading hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm; Saturdays from 9am to 1pm and on Sundays during December.