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Hi Guys

 

Looking for a venue for just the wife and myself to go for long weekend in June.

 

It's my birthday so we're leaving the kids behind (for the first time) and looking for somewhere no more than about 2 and 1/2 hours drive from JHB with awesome mountain biking and great accommodation (no camping please - weekend away in lieu of 50th birthday party, so a spoil).

 

We both ride MTB and usually about 80 - 100km rides in and around JHB. Looking for scenic and nice flowing routes and trails to ride three days in a row. Not looking for downhill or really gnarly singletrack trails as we want to also enjoy time off the bikes.

 

Suggestions please but also comment on the type and distance of MTB trails / routes - I may contact you for GPX files.!

 

Nice to have self catering option but preferably somewhere where we can also go for a light lunch and or dinner close by.

 

Thanks

 

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Howdy, Karkloof in the KZN Midlands is a great riding spot. Plenty trails through the forests and pretty well marked too.

 

 

Hi Guys

 

Looking for a venue for just the wife and myself to go for long weekend in June.

 

It's my birthday so we're leaving the kids behind (for the first time) and looking for somewhere no more than about 2 and 1/2 hours drive from JHB with awesome mountain biking and great accommodation (no camping please - weekend away in lieu of 50th birthday party, so a spoil).

 

We both ride MTB and usually about 80 - 100km rides in and around JHB. Looking for scenic and nice flowing routes and trails to ride three days in a row. Not looking for downhill or really gnarly singletrack trails as we want to also enjoy time off the bikes.

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Howdy, Karkloof in the KZN Midlands is a great riding spot. Plenty trails through the forests and pretty well marked too.

 

Hi Guys

 

Looking for a venue for just the wife and myself to go for long weekend in June.

 

It's my birthday so we're leaving the kids behind (for the first time) and looking for somewhere no more than about 2 and 1/2 hours drive from JHB with awesome mountain biking and great accommodation (no camping please - weekend away in lieu of 50th birthday party, so a spoil).

 

We both ride MTB and usually about 80 - 100km rides in and around JHB. Looking for scenic and nice flowing routes and trails to ride three days in a row. Not looking for downhill or really gnarly singletrack trails as we want to also enjoy time off the bikes.

Thanks buddy - but not further than 2 and half hours drive from jozi.
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Bit more than 2 1/2 hours, but central Drakensberg is world class.

Theres a range of accommodation options like Little Switzerland. But I'd take a look at somewhere like the Cavern, The Ledges, Hlalanathi, Mont Auxs, Tower Pizza Lodge etc... all near All Out Adventures. Plus you'll be on the doorstep of some damned amazing riding on the All Out trail network.

 

About three hours drive or so.

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Bit more than 2 1/2 hours, but central Drakensberg is world class.

Theres a range of accommodation options like Little Switzerland. But I'd take a look at somewhere like the Cavern, The Ledges, Hlalanathi, Mont Auxs, Tower Pizza Lodge etc... all near All Out Adventures. Plus you'll be on the doorstep of some damned amazing riding on the All Out trail network.

 

About three hours drive or so.

I'd second The Cavern. Lovely accommodation and so much good riding in that area. Really decent wine cellar too, which makes the post-ride recovery easier...

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Drakensberg region . Dumbe cottages on Wheretostay is a great place for what you want to do .Remote ,romantic with wonderful scenery , hiking and mtbing on Solly,s folly and more .Great restaurant if you go down oliviershoek pass before Bergville  

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