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Mountain Biking

The Magoebaskloof area is fast becoming a mecca for mountain bikers. Various Mountain Biking events are hosted in the area and marked trails have been established by TMA. These link accommodation providers making them easily accessible. Permits are required to use these trails and are available at Cheerio Gardens, Cheerio Trout Lodge, Sequoia, Bramasole and the Magoebaskloof Hotel. The cost is R20 per day and kids under 12 are free. Forgot your bike? Rent one. Bikes for rent

Tourism Magoebaskloof Mountain Biking trails - Route Descriptions

The Magoebaskloof Tourism Association in conjunction with various establishments have developed five mountain bike trails of varying lenghts and degrees of difficulty. 

These trails can be accessed from the properties as indicated on the trail descriptions and clear maps are available on this site - follow the Map link or at the establishments. The trails are well maintained and well marked and are getting increasingly more popular.
Please read and abide by The Rules of Use - these applies to all the routes


Stanford Lake/ Ebenezer Dam (Blue)
This 5.3km route is suitable for families with young children. It follows the edge of Stanford Lake and Ebenezer Dam on well used roads and is fairly flat. It can be extended by 3km by following the road along Ebenezer dam further and returning the same way. It can be accessed from Stanford Lake Lodge
See Map


Cheerio/Sequoia (Orange)
This 5km route is suitable for families with lovely single track to test technical skills. Experienced riders can do several laps for training purposes. It passes through the pine plantations, avo orchards and the beautiful gardens of Cheerio and Sequoia along grass paths and roads. The climb to the top of the hill is made worth the effort by the spectacular views of the Wolkberg and Cheerio Valley. It can be accessed from Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort, Sequoia and Cheerio Gardens.
See Map


Magoebaskloof Adventures (Black)
This 10km route is for very experienced mountain bikers. 5km of technical single track hug the contours of the Letaba Gorge through riverine forest. A steep climb gives spectacular views of Georges Valley before a steep descent back to the start. It can be accessed from Magoebaskloof Adventures
See Map


Cheerio/ Sequoia/Bramasole/ Stanford Lake College (Green)
This 20km route is suitable for experienced riders and weekend warriors who want to test their strength and stamina. It follows roads through plantations, gardens and natural forest, passed secluded dams and babbling streams.  The climbs are steep and long but the views from the top over the Ebenezer dam towards the Wolkberg make it all worthwhile. It can be accessed from Stanford Lake College, Cheerio Gardens, Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort, Sequoia, Bramasole and Zwakala.
See Map (Map with profile here)


Ebenezer/ Broederstroom (Yellow)
This 30 km route is suitable for most riders. It follows the Blue route along the edge of Stanford Lake and Ebenezer Dam before branching off up a long climb to cross the R71. It then follows the Broederstroom on flat but sometimes grassy roads towards Cheerio. The valley has abundant bird life and the constant babble of the river is energizing. A loop through Sequoia, Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort and Cheerio Gardens follows the green route to the L Road/ R71 intersection and through pine plantations before diverting  to pass Stanford Lake College and cross the R71 again. It can be accessed from Stanford Lake Lodge, Stanford Lake College, Sequoia, Cheerio Trout Lode and Cheerio Gardens.

See Map  (Map with profile here)

Yellow + Green

To ride a 50km route, start from Stanford Lake Lodge and follow the yellow route. At Cheerio the yellow and green routes link. Follow the Green route from here. Once you return to the link, follow the yellow route back to the start.

See Map


More Information:
Jane Allison 083 442 7429
jane@thabametsi.com

 

The information, photos and maps for the Magoebaskloof Mountain Biking Trails were very kindly supplied by the Magoebaskloof Tourism Association

Rule of Use
Please note that these rules are for your and your family's safety as well.  Applies to all routes.

Mountain Bikes for rent
  • Use of this mountain biking trail is at your own risk. Property owners/managers will not be held responsible for any injury, loss or damage sustained on this trail. 
  • To use this trail you require a permit and must understand, accept and sign the indemnity form.
  • In using these trails you agree to:
    • Not smoke on the trail
    • Not consume alcohol on the trail
    • Strictly no fires
    • Not picnic
    • Not litter - please take your rubbish with you
    • Not damage or remove fauna and/or floraStay on the designated trail
  • Please ensure that you have the contact number for the establishment you are departing from in case of emergency.
  • Water along the route is safe to drink but please take sufficient water for your needs.
  • Forestry operations may be in progress on these trails and care should be taken at all times.
  • Sections of the trails are shared with walkers and vehicles and care should be taken at all times.
  • Please close any gates that you have opened to continue on the trail

Magoebaskloof Hotel has mountain bikes for rent at R50 per hour. Please enquire at 015 276 5400

   
   

 

Upcoming Event

7 September 2014
Tourism Magoebaskloof
Mountain Bike Race

10, 25 and 45 km

jane@thabametsi.com

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What to do in the Village

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  • Browse for something special in our interesting gift and antique shops.
  • Visit one of our restaurants or coffee shops.
  • Walk the grasslands - the Louis Chanquion trail starts in the village.
  • Visit the War memorial in the market square and the Museum in the Pennefather complex.
What to do in the Area
  • Fish the tranquil waters of Dap Naude Dam or various private waters through HTA
  • Drive through Woodbush forest, the second largest indigenous forest in the country (high clearance vehicle required)
  • Picnic at Debengeni falls
  • Hike and overnight on the Magoebaskloof Hiking trail or in the Wolkberg Wilderness area
  • Visit two historical sites where the famous Boer Long Toms were destroyed
  • Hike a short route from various establishments through indigenous forest and plantations
  • Slide through the Letaba Gorge on the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour 
  • Abseil into or tube through the Letaba Gorge
  • Experience the scenic country side on a mountain bike or horse
  • See the Black-fronted Bush Shrike and the Blue Swallow (endemic to our area) and many others with a professional bird guide
  • Buy plants from a nursery and enjoy a cup of  tea
  • Stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Cheerio Valley
  • Take a farm tour and buy fresh produce
  • Cruise on the Ebenezer
What to do in the District
  • Visit the home of the Rain Queen Modjadji and the pre-historic Cycad forest
  • Picnic in New Agatha State Forest
  • Have tea at Kings Walden Garden Manor
  • Visit the giant baobab near Modjadjiskloof
  • Play golf at Tzaneen Country club
  • Pamper yourself at the spa at Coach House or Tzaneen Country Lodge