Mountain Biking in Van Gaalen, Magaliesberg Mountain, North-West South Africa

1-3 Hours
North West is a province in the northern part of South Africa, on the Botswana border and fringed by Kalahari desert to the west, Gauteng province to the east and Free State to the South. Home to the Sun City, it attracts both locals and tourists all year round and has a great deal to offer. It is peaceful and offers a sunny climate all year through, making for a most rewarding holiday experience.

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.