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Cape Town – Do the words “off-road”, “trail”, “MTB” and “adventure” get your heart pumping? Yes? Then this is your to-do list for the following season.

All across South Africa you’ll find amazing off-road Mountain Biking Trails that will allow you to explore the country up close and personal.

Whether you can ride your bike with no handle bars, or you’re just starting to get the feel of it – there’s certainly something for every kind of rider in SA.

The Eastern Cape’s Grueling yet Rewarding Baviaanskloof MTB Trail

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Distance: 180km
Level: Advanced
Location: In the Baviaansberge accessible through the R332 from Willowmore
Time: 24 hours

The Leisurely Bushmanskloof MTB Route in the Western Cape Cederberg Mountains 

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Distance: 18km
Level: Moderate
Location: About 3 hours’ drive from Cape Town.
Time: 1 and a half hours

The Northern Cape’s Family-friendly Khamkiri MTB Trail 

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Distance: Various options available between 10km and 90km
Level: Moderate
Location: Take the Riemvasmaak Road outside Kakamas for about 25km
Time: From 2 hours to 12 hours

KZN’s Scenic Drakensberg Sani Pass Classic MTB Trail 

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Distance: 80km
Level: Moderate
Location: 19km from Underberg
Time: 6 Hours

The Free State’s Technical & Timely Camelroc MTB trail 

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Distance: Various distances between 10km and 30km
Level: Extreme
Location: 9km before the Border Post to Lesotho from Fouriesburg’s side
Time: 4 to 5 hours

North West’s Versatile ‘Best of Everything’ Van Gaalens MTB Trail

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Distance: 120km
Level: Advanced
Location: The Van Gaalens Cheese Farm on the R512
Time: Anything from 6 hours to 24 hours

Gauteng’s City Centre Easy Going Botanical Garden Trail

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Distance: 40km
Level: Easy
Location: The Braamfontein Spruit in Emmarentia
Time: From 1 hour to 6 hours