Rising from the Eastern Cape and running along the Kwazulu-Natal's western border, the Drakensberg mountain range is the highest in South Africa standing at 3482 m/11424 ft in height. The mountains are capped by a layer of basalt of 1400 m/4593 ft thick and offers amazing flora and fauna.
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Mountain Biking in Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
Windhoek city, situated in the mainland of Namibia is the starting point for several and prestigious mountain biking-free riding races. Many races start from there in the early winter-May or June- and cross the Namib Desert through vast national parks and conclude in the east side of Namibia in the coastal cities of Swakopmund or Walvis Bay.
One of the most prestigious competitions which performed there is the Namib Quest Race. It starts at Windhoek and concludes after 454 km/282 mi, passing through different climate zones and various landscapes, from urban cities to desert settlements and coastal resorts.
Although Namibia is a country which includes immense areas of desert, volcanic origins rock formations and has very high temperatures all year round, these conditions create a paradise for the mountain biking fans with many challenges, classic trails to beat and many different obstacles to over pass.
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