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163 mi 262 km of trail 25 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 13 Trails Intermediate Trails 28 Trails Hard Trails 34 Trails
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Gems in South Africa - 2

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gem Favorite The seating area at the little bar on the side of the Blyde River

River Bank Bar

(1) Graksop, ZA
gem Favorite Gum-pole river crossing bridge.

Sarel Marais Family Homestead

(2) Johanne…, ZA

Recommended Routes in South Africa - 25

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Favorite Running past one of the many caves in the area.
Difficult

Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge 50km

31.4 mi 50.5 km 7,666' Up 2336.65 m Up 7,664' Down 2336.08 m Down

Phuthad…, ZA
Favorite Suikerbosrand views.
Difficult

Suikerbosrand Trail

11.5 mi 18.4 km 2,181' Up 664.74 m Up 2,182' Down 665.06 m Down

Heidelberg, ZA
Favorite Gum-pole river crossing bridge.
Intermediate

Riverside Loop

4.0 mi 6.5 km 259' Up 78.91 m Up 258' Down 78.61 m Down

Johanne…, ZA
Favorite Open singletrack - what a joy!
Difficult

Golden Gate Challenge - Day 1

17.1 mi 27.5 km 3,555' Up 1083.43 m Up 3,553' Down 1082.86 m Down

Phuthad…, ZA
Favorite God's Window.
Intermediate

God's Window

0.7 mi 1.1 km 204' Up 62.27 m Up 204' Down 62.03 m Down

Graksop, ZA
Favorite No Photos
Very Difficult

Skyrun 100

64.0 mi 102.9 km 10,272' Up 3131.01 m Up 9,750' Down 2971.94 m Down

Lady Grey, ZA
Favorite A view of the Tswaing meteor impact crater.
Easy

Tswaing Crater Trail

4.1 mi 6.6 km 377' Up 114.94 m Up 377' Down 114.92 m Down

Mabopane, ZA
Favorite A tranquil view down by the Klip River.
Intermediate

Wildlife Loop

7.8 mi 12.6 km 959' Up 292.37 m Up 959' Down 292.37 m Down

Johanne…, ZA

Trails in South Africa - 50

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1.7 mi 2.8 km #1Swartboskloof
Difficult
Stellenbosch, ZA
Difficult
Stellenbosch, ZA
17.1 mi 27.5 km #2Ribbok Trail
Difficult
Phuthaditjhaba, ZA
Difficult
Phuthaditjhaba, ZA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #3Wodehouse Trail
Difficult
Phuthaditjhaba, ZA
Difficult
Phuthaditjhaba, ZA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #4Stellenboschberg to Assegaaibosch
Difficult
Stellenbosch, ZA
Difficult
Stellenbosch, ZA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5Bloubos Trail
Easy
Johannesburg, ZA
Easy
Johannesburg, ZA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #6Sunbird Trail
Very Difficult
Johannesburg, ZA
Very Difficult
Johannesburg, ZA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Kiepersol Trail
Intermediate
Johannesburg, ZA
Intermediate
Johannesburg, ZA
2.6 mi 4.1 km #8Panorama Trail: Kurktrekker to Swartboskloof
Difficult
Grabouw, ZA
Difficult
Grabouw, ZA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #9Dassie Trail
Intermediate
Johannesburg, ZA
Intermediate
Johannesburg, ZA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #10Beacon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Johannesburg, ZA
Intermediate/Difficult
Johannesburg, ZA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Tswana Trail
Easy
Johannesburg, ZA
Easy
Johannesburg, ZA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #12Gifbol Trail
Easy
Johannesburg, ZA
Easy
Johannesburg, ZA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #13Suikerbosrand Loop 1
Intermediate
Heidelberg, ZA
Intermediate
Heidelberg, ZA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #14Connecting Trail
Difficult
Johannesburg, ZA
Difficult
Johannesburg, ZA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #15Ruins Trail
Difficult
Johannesburg, ZA
Difficult
Johannesburg, ZA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #16Legae Trail
Intermediate
Johannesburg, ZA
Intermediate
Johannesburg, ZA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #17Wildebeest Trail
Intermediate
Johannesburg, ZA
Intermediate
Johannesburg, ZA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #18Platteklip Gorge
Difficult
Cape Town, ZA
Difficult
Cape Town, ZA
10.9 mi 17.5 km #19Contour Path
Intermediate/Difficult
Constantia, ZA
Intermediate/Difficult
Constantia, ZA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #20Newlands Ravine Trail
Difficult
Newlands, ZA
Difficult
Newlands, ZA

Photos of South Africa - 135

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Open singletrack - what a joy!
Mar 10, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Just had a snack at Witsieshoek and the climbing starts getting serious.
Feb 19, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Running past one of the many caves in the area.
Feb 19, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
And finally down the mountain you go.
Feb 19, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Top end of the gully and down you go.
Feb 19, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Up on the ridge.
Mar 10, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
Passing yet another sandstone buttress while partaking in the Golden Gate Challenge.
Feb 23, 2016 near Phuthad…, ZA
A friend sitting and enjoying the view on top of the summit. Shelter Rock
Aug 13, 2020 near Brits, ZA