ere is the perfect opportunity to combine your love of the great outdoors with your passion for mountain biking.
The Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa invites you to experience its wilderness up close and personal on a Kruger Mountain Bike Trail.
This wild untamed part of South Africa is home to more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve, including the Big Five.
A Kruger Mountain Bike Trail is designed to bring cyclist closer to nature than the more usual game driving experience. All three mountain bike trails depart from Olifants Rest Camp in the eastern part of the park, near the border to Mozambique.
The camp supplies the bikes, helmets, water bottles and snacks as well as two qualified and armed field guides that lead the half or full day trails. Places are limited to six cyclists per trail – so remember to book well in advance!
The three routes are graded according to difficulty.
The green route, recommended for less experienced riders, is the Hardekool Draai Trail. On this 21 kilometre route, you explore the mopane veld along the Olifants River. The traffic to look out for is hippo and other game that frequently use the path to and from the river.
The second trail is a black route for more advanced riders. On the Olifants-Letaba River Confluence Mountain Bike Trail you cycle between the Letaba River on your left and the Olifants River on your right, enjoying some of the best views in the park as well as frequent sights of elephant, buffalo, giraffe and zebra to name a few.
The longest trail is the Klipkoppies Mozambique Border Trail. This trail encompasses 24 kilometres of unspoiled wilderness.
So take your pick amongst the trail options, saddle up and enjoy a day of riding in one of South Africa’s most beloved parks. It is an experience that you will never forget!