Situated a few kilometres off the N3, just over an hour from Durban and five hours from Johannesburg, the beautiful Karkloof Valley in the heart of the Midlands is one of the premier mountain biking destinations in South Africa.
Sappi’s vast plantations coupled with the vision of some passionate local mountain bikers, has resulted in a world-class trail network which is now accessible year-round to recreational riders! Add to this the facilities offered at the Karkloof Country Club, including safe parking, hot showers and a place to wash your bike and you really have everything you need to enjoy a mind-blowing mountain biking experience.
In an effort to make the area safer and more enjoyable, the Karkloof Mountain Biking Club has implemented the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) trail grading standards across the entire trail network. Those new to the area can choose between an easy-breezy 10 kilometre, a great 20 kilometre or a moderate 30 kilometre route. Once riders become more familiar with the trails, they are also able to venture through “outback” trails, which do not form part of the marked routes but give riders a great opportunity for longer rides with more variety.
A world class trail in the heart of the Midlands...