Oak Valley offers three various trails, the 14km Blue Route for the family, 24km Red Route for strong riders and 32km Black route for the more advanced riders.
The trails are mainly singletrack with bridges over farm fences and streams.
The daily rate is R40 per adult and R30 for kids and is open all year round.
Other features include The Pool Room which has a restaurant, wine tasting area and deli located 500m from the start of the trails.
The Jonkershoek/ Assegaaibosch Reserve MTB Trails are located on the slopes of the Jokershoek Mountains and consist of commercial forest plantations.
The plantations are regularly harvested, ensuring the trails are always changing, disappearing or being rebuilt.
There are two main trails – 15km and 30km, available to choose from and both start at the entrance gate.
The trails have an intermediate to technical grading.
Meerendal Trail has an easy to medium grading and is designed for riders of all levels of experience.
The route consists of three inter-leading trails – 5km, 12km and 18km, and can take up to two hours to complete.
Meerendal Wine Estate also features a 4km kiddie, 13km intermediate and 17km advanced route.
The Two Tunnels MTB Trail is located near De Doorns in the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve.
The Trail has an intermediate to advanced grading and is a fairly technical ride.
The trail starts and finishes at the Veldskoen Farm Stall.
The Swartberg pass & Die Hel is a 57km one way MTB challenge near Prince Albert in the Western Cape.
This route is famous for being included in the 122km “To Hell and Back” MTB challenge and is for the Intermediate to Extreme rider.
Sabie caters to both the novice and accomplished riders with 5 different MTB trails to choose from.
You have the easy 6km Yellow route, the 15km Green and 25km Blue routes for the intermediate riders and the 13km Black and 30km Red routes for the experienced riders.
All riders need to have a permit to access these routes, which are R30 for 1 to 2 days per person and R60 for 2 to 5 days per person.
Situated between Knysna and Plett you’ll find Harkerville forest.
There are four circular routes available which are perfect for some recreational mountain biking, the 14km Yellow Route featuring gravelled service roads, the 12 km Blue Route featuring forest slip paths and single track, the 15km Green Route and the 24km Red Route.
All four routes start and finish at the Garden of Eden and permits are required which are obtainable from the Garden of Eden Kiosk or Kranshoek Road Gate.
In the forest at the foot of the Outenqiua mountains is where you’ll find the Farleigh Mountain Bike trails.
There are three circular route options to choose from, the 7.5km Green Route which is quite easy, the 20.1 Yellow Route which is more of a moderate ride and the 25.3km Blue route, also a moderate ride.
Permits are essential and can be obtained at the Farleigh Office, Thesen Island Office and Goudveld entrance gate for R35 per adult and R18 per child under 13.
This forest track, circular route is a 19km moderate to hard ride which starts at the Krisjan Se Nek picnic site and winds its way through the Homtini Forest.
Permits are essential and are available from Thesen Island Office or the Goudveld Entrance gate at R35 per adult and R18 per child under 13.
If you’re looking for some of the best flowing, fairly non technical singletrack just outside of East London, hand built by a passionate mountain biker, then 3 Silo’s MTB Park is the place for you.
Cyclists get to choose between three main trail options, the 20.5km Red Route and 18km Blue Route which include some technical sections and climbs and the milder 10.7km Yellow route.
You can look forward to terrain that includes singletrack, floating and wooden bridges, switchbacks, climbs and some stream crossings.
And not forgetting the kiddies, they get to go wild on the kiddies 7.5km Green Route which include shorten options of 2km’s and 4km’s and comprises of singletrack with mild climbs as well as a 80m floating pallet bridge on the 7.5km route.
The trails are also open to trail runners and walkers with a café on premises open from Wednesday to Sundays, 7:30am to 5:30pm.
The trails are open all day everyday throughout the year, with entry fee being R20 on the weekend and R10 during the week via honesty box.
GPS: S32°54’21.0”/ E27°52’10.0”
The Dunkeld Country Estate is just three hours outside of Johannesburg and is found just behind the picturesque town of Dullstroom, offering outdoor enthusiasts 36km of manmade trails which encompass numerous bridges and streams stretching over vast areas of prime country side on single track paths.
The Estate is situated at 2076m above sea level which is great for those cyclists looking to train at high altitudes.
There are three trails to choose from, the 8km Blue Forest Trail which is a scenic route traversing over single track and is set within the highest point in the Estate at 2080 meters above sea level.
The 15km Orange Mountain Trail is aimed at the intermediate to advanced riders and is a tough route with some steep climbs and gnarly descents with a great mix of single track and bridge crossings.
The 13km Green Trout Trail features a few water crossings and some beautiful forest terrain with some fast and furious sections.
The Estate also offers visitors an array of other activities which include fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting, archery, horseback riding and bird watching.
The Avianto MTB Trails are situated within a scenic rural area around Muldersdrift in Gauteng. The trails are situated by the Aviano Clubhouse and offers two route options, a 6km beginner’s course on mainly jeep tracks and gravel roads and a 17km intermediate course with a handful of single track sections and some challenging climbs.
The Gwahumbe Reserve MTB Trail consists of a fully-marked 18km route with single track sections. Situated in a game reserve, riders will get the chance to view various wildlife and bird species. The trails are located in the mid-Illovo region in KwaZulu-Natal.
Since its inception in 2009, the Cascades MTB Park has grown in popularity with cyclists over the years.
Having hosted the MTB World Championships on numerous occasions, this venue offers superb riding conditions in the heart of KZN and boasts a number of XCO, XCE and Downhill trails with the public able to access the trails for free.
The trails are maintained regularly thanks to the KZN MTB Commission who have taken charge of maintaining the Cascades area and the park is open all day, every day.
Boschkop MTB Park is situated just east of Silverlakes in Pretoria.
The Park offers over 15km of single track with technical features through rivers and over boardwalks and is suited for beginners & more advanced riders.
Entry is R20 per adult and R10 for children under 12.
Thaba Trails is located in Rietvlei 101-lr, Johannesburg, in the Gauteng province.
On offer is a technical and challenging 30km ride with adrenaline-pumping downhills on single track.
There is also a Yellow route which has a distance of 14km and is not as technical. It is an endurance ride on jeep track.
The office is open on Saturdays and Sundays and routes can be ridden from 6.30am until 5pm every day in the week.
There is an annual membership option available for R450. For entrance fee riders can phone the office.