3 New Mountain Bike trails to try on the foothills of the Drakensberg

2017-01-30 15:49 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - It has been established: 2017 will be the year of advenutre! And if you're the kind of traveller that likes to explore new places from the back of your mountain bike, we've got just the thing for you. 

The Drakensberg is one of South Africa's unique and rather special mountain escarpments. Also known by the Zulus as uKhahlamba, The Barrier of Spears, this UNESCO World Heritage site is made up of vast cliffs, jagged ridge lines and endless pinnacles.

Now, you can explore this area up close and personal, with the wind of adventure in your hair... 

The Nest Drakensberg Hotel in Winterton in the Champagne Valley, right on the foothills of the Drakensberg overlooking the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site, has just launched three brand new mountain bike trails. 

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Ranging from a mild 8km meander in the Champagne Valley to a killer 20km drift a 'Dragon Peaks', this adventure playground has something on offer for every kind of adventurer. 

Want to go? Here's what you need to know 

Route 1 - Paisley, Peakview, Heartsease – 8km

Route 2 - Mountain Splendour link to Dragon Peaks and two combos at Dragon Peaks – 20km

Route 3 - Cedarwood to Bell Park 12km





There is no cost involved, you can just report to The Nest Drakensberg Hotel in Winterton before you go. 

Bikes can be hired from Mountain Splendour if you do not have your own bike.

The Nest Drakensberg Hotel requests trail users to have the MySOS app downloaded on a device on hand before using the trails. This is to ensure the safety and security of all guests using the trails.

Not convinced yet? Take a look at this incredible footage of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site and be inspired... 


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