13 Top SA Holiday Riding Destinations

StellenboschPlanning a cycling holiday? South Africa is riding heaven, from road to mountain biking. We can ride majestic passes, sweep through sublime single track, and crest enormous climbs – the options are limitless, so we asked South Africa’s best-known riders and personalities to narrow them down. – By Nic Lamond, Mike Finch. Photos: Gary Perkin, Craig Dutton, Kelvin Trautman

No matter where you go in South Africa, you will find places to ride, explore and enjoy. From the rolling hills and climbs of Mpumalanga to the forests of Knysna and Karkloof, there simply isn’t enough time to ride everything. But December means holidays–and holidays mean more time to do the things we really want to do… like ride a bike. Click through to find a cross-section of some of South Africa’s best-known cyclists’ favourite places to ride… so you can start planning that holiday!


2 Responses to 13 Top SA Holiday Riding Destinations

  1. covieza November 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Firstly I would like to thank everyone involved in this article. And thanks for rating our Tygerberg MTB club trails amongst some of the best. I have to correct this article though. Our corridors linking farms together are a member only privilege. To access these links between the farms you have to be a member with a visible member board. If you are a non-member you are welcome to pay for a day permit at one of our open trails such as Meerendal, Hoogekraal, Contermans kloof or you can go ride Majik forest for free. If however non-members try and access our “green corridors” we will loose this privilege from our gracious landowners. If you are unsure please feel free to mail info@tygerbergmtb.co.za or jump on Facebook and pm Sean Noble. https://www.facebook.com/groups/tygerbergmtb/ Other details can be found on our website http://www.tygerbergmtb.co.za

  2. Nicholas Bell November 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Quite surprised not to see Giba Gorge in here. Really has some excellent single track, and it’s my favourite place to ride in the durban region!!

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