The Elephant coast is located at the eastern seaboard of South Africa. It stretches along the Indian Ocean in the east, it borders with Mozambique in the north while the south-west lies on the Zululand. Extending inland across the Lubombo mountains and the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which is the oldest in Africa and home to the big 5.
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Mountain Biking in Living Springs, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73.4°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently).
One of the best and most popular mountain bike sites near Christchurch is Living Springs. It is addressed to riders of all levels and has a great number of tracks you can choose from, depending on your skills and stamina.
Along with 6 km/3 mi of built trails for the more advanced riders, there are 4WD Climb (a steep uphill track that takes you to the pine forest), the Pines (1.5 km/1640.4 yd uphill single-track), Zane’s (single-track with some technical sections), Foreshore Track (a flat and relatively easy 4WD track).
Note: Some tracks become dangerous and slippery when wet.