Mountain Biking in Louis Trichardt

Scenic Trails

The Soutpansberg Forest Trails can be accessed from Louis Trichardt. Explore Hangklip Forest and Entabeni Forest, which includes an attractive picnic area.

©Jacques Marais
Mountain biking trails.

Leshiba Wilderness lies 50 km from Louis Trichardt and has a network of gravel roads and animal tracks criss-crossing the 4 km by 7 km reserve with enough variation in terrain to make for a challenging crank through a unique landscape. There is a map available at reception, but day visits by arrangement only. Grading is from easy to difficult.

The Medike Mountain Reserve 35 km west of Louis Trichardt offers various options; 8 km and 22 km return trails on mountainous dirt tracks and farm roads. The 8 km has steep dirt tracks on the side of a gorge for thrilling but demanding mountain biking. The 22 km route is flatter. Day visitors are welcome by arrangement. Grading is easy to intermediate.

By Jacques Marais

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