Singletrack in Cape Town???
Anyone have any idea what the singletrack is like down there? I am used to riding north & south Wales which I absolutely love! – Now I am moving to Cape Town and was wondering what the trails are like. More into aggressive trail riding than cross country style, so was worried there might not be enough to keep me amused for a few years.Posted 5 years agohofnarMember
http://www.thehubsa.co.za have a look MTB is on the up there is lots of good stuff in Cape Town and surrounding area’s believe I did a bit of a write up on here in the past. Lost off good stuff in the rest off the country as well though be safe muggings and attacks are a real threat down there.Posted 5 years agodannyhMember
Get yourself over to knysna and plett along the garden route and ride the harkerville red and petrus se brand trails. Nothing technical, but the views and “out there” feeling are amazing. At one point you pop out of the trees onto a clifftop path. Next landfall Antarctica! That’s a strangely awesome thought for someone from the UK.Posted 5 years agolisamcc003Member
My bloke and I have just come back from a mtb single track trip with iRideAfrica.co.uk. A lot of really fast fun single track and some technical stuff to be had and the guys running the tour were fantastic and really friendly. They do single day guided tours too so might be worth hooking up with them to get the low down.Posted 5 years agoxcentricMember
also look for places that do cycle safaris – not serious mtb by any means, but it gives a whole new meaning to ‘meals on wheels’ when there’s two rangers with you with loaded rifles front and rear to cover you. One tip – don’t ride into elephant dung expecting it to squelch and move – it’s like hitting a large kerb…..Posted 5 years agoxcentricMember
scorpions are more likely to be a problem. Take a digital camera and get decent pics of anything that bites you, or take it with you to the A&E…..
Oh, and a good rule of thumb is that if it has large claws and a small tail, it’s less venomous than the small claws, large tail variety. Just make sure your mates know CPR and can support you – few people actually die, though it’s damn painful…..Posted 5 years ago
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