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Mountain biking in South Africa is very popular and there are plenty of routes all around the country to enjoy year-round. Some of the best spots for mountain biking in South Africa include:

  • Cape Town: whether you prefer cycling up and down Table Mountain or around the Cape Peninsula, you will find amazing mountain bike trails all around the stunning port city.
  • Johannesburg: the popular city boasts plenty of mountain bike trails and is home to the Johannesburg Mountain Bike Club.
  • Magaliesberg: located in the north of the country, you will discover beautiful forests, rivers, and valleys in this top spot for mountain biking in South Africa.
  • Drakensberg: this amazing spot in the Great Escarpment, a region in the south of the country, is another top location for mountain biking in South Africa that will reward you with stunning views.
  • Knysna: home to the Hamtini Mountain Bike trail, you will love mountain biking in the forests of Knysna.
  • Swellendam: located in the Western Cape Province, Swellendam is a top spot for those looking for challenging mountain bike trails.

Whichever your preference, don’t miss the chance to explore the stunning South Africa landscapes on a mountain bike. Pick the ideal program for you and let a certified mountain guide take you to the best mountain biking spots in South Africa.




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High summer temperatures and mild winters characterize South Africa's climate with summer rains in most of the country except Western Cape where it usually rains more in winter.


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How to get there

Fly to Cape Town International Airport

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Best time to visit

Year-round, although it can get muddy during the rainy summer season (from December to March).






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