Mountain Biking in Somerset East

The Meurant Botha Trail

You will find Somerset East sheltering at the foot of Boschberg Mountain, a green oasis upon the edge of the vast Karoo. This picturesque and quaint dorp with its forested mountain backdrop will seduce you with an interesting blend of history, culture and undiscovered natural treasures.

©Jacques Marais
Mountain biking on Boschberg Mountain.

No less than 16 waterfalls – set within four individual biomes – are criss-crossed by stunning trails.

The Meurant Botha machine has finally reached the Eastern Cape, and the exhilarating recreational mountain biking trail network along Boschberg will go down as one of his signature projects.

It is aimed at a growing mountain biking market here in the rural heartland of the Eastern Cape, and has been developed in partnership with an eco-estate on the outskirts of Somerset East.

By Jacques Marais

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