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Mountain biking in South Africa is one of the best ways to explore more of this area of Africa. To help you experience the best the region has to offer, we’ve reviewed our full collection of mountain bike routes to bring you the top 20. Just click on any of the routes below to browse real tips and photos shared by other members of Komoot’s mountain biking community, to see what they liked most about these Tours—and to find the perfect mountain bike route for your next ride.


The 18 best MTB rides in South Africa

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    Intermediate
    02:48
    16.7 mi
    6.0 mph
    2,875 ft
    2,875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
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    2
    Difficult
    05:22
    36.8 mi
    6.9 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,950 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    Intermediate
    02:56
    28.6 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    4
    Intermediate
    02:23
    18.1 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    5
    Intermediate
    02:36
    17.7 mi
    6.8 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
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    6
    Intermediate
    02:13
    16.0 mi
    7.2 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
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    7
    Difficult
    04:17
    27.8 mi
    6.5 mph
    4,075 ft
    4,075 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    8
    Difficult
    07:57
    70.9 mi
    8.9 mph
    5,875 ft
    5,875 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
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    9
    Easy
    01:31
    9.71 mi
    6.4 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    10
    Difficult
    04:24
    32.0 mi
    7.3 mph
    3,500 ft
    3,500 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    11
    Intermediate
    02:42
    20.3 mi
    7.5 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Difficult
    05:22
    44.9 mi
    8.4 mph
    5,175 ft
    5,175 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    13
    Intermediate
    03:43
    32.3 mi
    8.7 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    14
    Intermediate
    04:51
    46.1 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    15
    Intermediate
    03:47
    28.8 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Intermediate
    03:04
    27.8 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,525 ft
    2,525 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Intermediate
    02:14
    17.5 mi
    7.9 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    18
    Intermediate
    02:47
    18.9 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,525 ft
    2,525 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
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