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.
One day you might even be as good (and brave) as the guy in the video below maneuvering his way down a very vertical cliff in Austria!
Wilder Kaiser extreme from Big Col on Vimeo.
For now, however, it's best to start on home ground. Here are the best Mountain Biking Trails in each province of South Africa: The Eastern Cape's Grueling yet Rewarding Baviaanskloof MTB Trail
In the Baviaansberge accessible through the R332 from Willowmore Time:
24 hoursClick here for more information about this trail
The Leisurely Bushmanskloof MTB Route in the Western Cape Cederberg Mountains
About 3 hours' drive from Cape Town. Time:
1 and a half hours Click here for more information about this trailThe Northern Cape's Family-friendly Khamkiri MTB Trail
Various options available between 10km and 90km Level:
Take the Riemvasmaak Road outside Kakamas for about 25kmTime:
From 2 hours to 12 hours Click here for more information about this trailKZN's Scenic Drakensberg Sani Pass Classic MTB Trail
19km from UnderbergTime:
6 HoursClick here for more information about this trailThe Free State's Technical & Timely Camelroc MTB trail
Various distances between 10km and 30km Level:
9km before the Border Post to Lesotho from Fouriesburg's sideTime:
4 to 5 hoursClick here for more information about this trailNorth West's Versatile 'Best of Everything' Van Gaalens MTB Trail Distance:
The Van Gaalens Cheese Farm on the R512Time:
Anything from 6 hours to 24 hoursClick here for more information about this trailGauteng's City Centre Easy Going Botanical Garden Trail Distance:
The Braamfontein Spruit in Emmarentia Time:
From 1 hour to 6 hoursClick here for more information about this trailMpumalanga's Wet & Wild Crystal Springs MTB TrailDistance:
The Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge Time:
From 6 hours to 14 hours Click here for more information about this trailLimpopo's easy going ThabaNkwe Lodge MTB Trail in Thabazimbi Distance:
500m form the ThabaNkwe Lodge's gateTime:
2 hoursClick here for more information about this trialShare your best MTB & Trail Running Experiences with us, or send us your Trail Pics! Email email@example.com or come join our travel community! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and snap away on Instagram.