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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.

Difficult
04:17
30.1 mi
Intermediate
03:24
21.7 mi
Difficult
04:42
31.5 mi
Intermediate
02:54
18.4 mi
Difficult
05:12
36.5 mi
Intermediate
02:33
18.0 mi
Intermediate
02:34
18.1 mi
Intermediate
04:08
38.9 mi
Difficult
04:19
36.2 mi
Difficult
03:01
21.0 mi
Intermediate
02:12
17.1 mi
Intermediate
03:34
26.4 mi
Difficult
05:47
58.2 mi
Easy
01:38
11.0 mi
Intermediate
01:43
12.6 mi
Intermediate
03:05
23.9 mi
Difficult
04:36
31.7 mi
Intermediate
01:53
14.7 mi
Intermediate
04:36
30.9 mi
Intermediate
02:41
20.1 mi

The 20 best MTB rides in South Africa

    1
    Difficult
    04:17
    30.1 mi
    7.0 mph
    3,350 ft
    3,350 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    2
    Intermediate
    03:24
    21.7 mi
    6.4 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,325 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
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    Difficult
    04:42
    31.5 mi
    6.7 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    4
    Intermediate
    02:54
    18.4 mi
    6.4 mph
    2,875 ft
    2,875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    5
    Difficult
    05:12
    36.5 mi
    7.0 mph
    2,875 ft
    2,875 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.
    6
    Intermediate
    02:33
    18.0 mi
    7.0 mph
    2,125 ft
    2,125 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    7
    Intermediate
    02:34
    18.1 mi
    7.1 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,300 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    8
    Intermediate
    04:08
    38.9 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,500 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Difficult
    04:19
    36.2 mi
    8.4 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,475 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    10
    Difficult
    03:01
    21.0 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    11
    Intermediate
    02:12
    17.1 mi
    7.8 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Intermediate
    03:34
    26.4 mi
    7.4 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Difficult
    05:47
    58.2 mi
    10.1 mph
    3,775 ft
    3,775 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    14
    Easy
    01:38
    11.0 mi
    6.7 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.
    15
    Intermediate
    01:43
    12.6 mi
    7.3 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    16
    Intermediate
    03:05
    23.9 mi
    7.7 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    17
    Difficult
    04:36
    31.7 mi
    6.9 mph
    3,200 ft
    3,200 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.
    18
    Intermediate
    01:53
    14.7 mi
    7.8 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    19
    Intermediate
    04:36
    30.9 mi
    6.7 mph
    2,925 ft
    2,925 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    20
    Intermediate
    02:41
    20.1 mi
    7.5 mph
    1,925 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

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