Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coastline of South Africa. It is sand-witched between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains. It has a mild oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and mild to cool winters and considered second mildest climate after Hawaii according to the Guinness Book of Records.
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Mountain Biking in Van Gaalen, Magaliesberg Mountain, North-West South Africa
Vaan Gaalen’s mountain biking trail is situated in a cheese farm in Skeerpoort, a village at the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountain. It has become one of the popular trails in North West region, providing with a network of trails of up to 150 km/93 mi long and offering a range of other adventures. Enjoy your ride going through reeds, open veld, bush, and across rivers on this purpose built single track.
The level of difficulty here is intermediate with the trails consisting of mainly single tracks, gravel roads, horse trails and jeep tracks and the tour lasts between 1-3 hours long. All these are inter-looped with optional routes, thus creating a web of trails to explore. You need to watch out for rocky climbs and steep drops, especially if you are a novice rider. Another issue to watch out for are the horses on the trail, and in case you come across one, you need to stop and let them pass before continuing.
Relevant activites based in South Africa
This 2-3 hour adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma offers! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the deep, long, quiet pools with ancient forests and deep caves then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!