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Since you have GRTP sorted;

If you're up for some gnarly forest trails, Witfontein in George is an option.

While there, Montague pass is always good for a long pass trek.

Knysna has Kom se Pad behind Simola which is a nice trip through the old forests Knysna is famous for.

Harkerville between Knysna and Plett is a must.

 

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11 minutes ago, Robbie Stewart said:

Since you have GRTP sorted;

If you're up for some gnarly forest trails, Witfontein in George is an option.

While there, Montague pass is always good for a long pass trek.

Knysna has Kom se Pad behind Simola which is a nice trip through the old forests Knysna is famous for.

Harkerville between Knysna and Plett is a must.

 

Thanks! Looking into Harkerville now. 

It is a 12 hour drive so we definitely want a great experience. 

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Just now, Cycle Fan said:

Plett has some AMAZING trails. Spent 3 days riding there recently. Check out Cairnbrogie MTO trails on Trailforks. As good as GRTP

From a fellow Evil rider I will take that as the gospel. 

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This website has route maps and gpx files for the garden route:

https://www.mtbtrailpass.co.za/routes-trails/

Last week I did a really nice route starting at Leisure Island going past Pezula into the Harkerville loop, then over the N2 and up Petrus se Brand, along the Concordia contours to Simola. Ended up being a 90km loop.

The singletrack near Simola is also really cool.

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10 hours ago, Cycle Fan said:

Plett has some AMAZING trails. Spent 3 days riding there recently. Check out Cairnbrogie MTO trails on Trailforks. As good as GRTP

Back this up for sure.

The red route was a classic for years but things have moved on a bit.

You can do similar stuff from here and is an excellent base to ride from

https://www.cairnbrogie.co.za/mtb-trails-at-cairnbrogie/

Fernery in storms river is also cool, I suppose it depends on where you are staying?

 

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Thanks everyone. 

Looks like we will be in Brenton On Sea as home base. 

Drive out to the trails at least for three good rides in the 4 days we are there. 

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10 hours ago, Steady Spin said:

From a fellow Evil rider I will take that as the gospel. 

You better 🤣🤣. If you riding an Evil you need a playground and GRTP and MTO at Cairnbrogie are definitely that. Harkerville Red Route is very scenic and a lovely ride but not very technical. 
 

Take a look at TrailLynx - they have built some amazing trails in and around Plett. There’s a lovely trail at the Heath between Plett and Knysna. About 15km of flowy forest SingleTrack. 
 

Enjoy the riding and “Ride Evil, bleed black”. 

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We have to pick 3. 

Witfontein
Harkerville
GRTP
Cairnbrogie
Some random foresty gravel grinds 

Home base will be Sedgefield. 

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I would just keep riding GRTP and forget the rest:)

Harkerville is nice for the views...singletrack is ok, but short and not very flowy.

The route around Sedgefield over the mountain where they paraglide from is OK, just a dirt road really with some nice views on the back side over the lagoons.

The Homtini routes are nice but again some short singletracks and lots of dirt roads.

 

GRTP is just mind-blowing singletrack fun...about 60km of it

 

 

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5 hours ago, Steady Spin said:

We have to pick 3. 

Witfontein
Harkerville
GRTP
Cairnbrogie
Some random foresty gravel grinds 

Home base will be Sedgefield. 

Witfontein is the most tech of them all but really good fun.

Give me a shout when you are in the area and need some pointers: 0836508141

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I am a huge fan of Witfontein.

The trails there are amazing. The climbing is pretty compact and easy and the steeps are PRIME

 

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Must definitely try Witfontein next time we go to that area:)

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How tech are we talking with Witfontein?

I’m pretty confident on the rocky stuff but my fiance is more comfortable on flow lines. 

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