I recently heard South Africa described as the ‘deep south’ of the MTB (mountain bike) community.
If you consider the MTB scene in South Africa is hotting up, this description fits. The country is full of exceptional mountain bike trails in areas that manage to combine gobsmacking scenery with a healthy ride and a good dose of tourist attractions. So when things freeze over in the northern hemisphere, a trip down south sounds all the more appealing with bike trails added to the mix.
You don’t have to be hard core either. Many trails lend themselves to families and holiday riders.
It wasn’t difficult to come up with a list of favourites. Whilst I’m not a biker, I do have friends for whom time in the saddle is tantamount to meditation… Continued