Mountain Biking

The beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands offers arguably the best mountain biking in South Africa. 

Whether you are keen on riding the handcrafted single track of Howick and the Karkloof or taking a gentle ride through attractive farmlands and quiet country roads, stopping to visit local art studios and organic deli's along the way.

Given the wide open spaces and mountainous terrain it is no surprise that the Midlands is home to many passionate mountain bikers and organisations such as the Howick Mountain Bike Club and Karkloof Mountain Bike Club, who through a system of sanctioned access with land owners such as Sappi, have created the largest network of single-track and great trails marked out for 10km, 20km, 30km and XCO (Cross Country) available in the country.

Karkloof Mountain Bike Club

Karkloof Mountain Bike Club offers riders access to trails for a fee of R 50.00 a day. All routes start and finish at the Karkloof Country Club and are graded in accordance with IMBA’s guidelines.

  • 10 km route is graded white or very easy perfect for beginners
  • 20 km, a more challenging route predominantly graded green or easy offering a good introduction to more technical aspects of riding
  • 30 km route graded blue or moderate consisting of mainly single-track
  • XCO for more advanced riders wishing to test their skills, predominantly graded black diamond to double black diamond were riders can test their technique skill on a single track over 5.8 km
Karkloof Country Club is +- 35 mins from Bellwood

Contact Laurence or Derek to organise your ride:-
Laurence Hancock
Cell: 082-785-8282

Derek Turvey
Cell: 082-878-7251