Breedtsnek is a district dirt road pass straddling the Magaliesberg Mountain range and is the only road over the mountains between Rustenburg and Hartebeespoort. The road is also popular with Sunday drivers so it can get very busy on weekends and you may get more excitement than bargained for a demanding return ride of 55 km, start and finish at the Bird Store General Dealer on the R560 Hekpoort road in Gauteng. Take the T3 dirt road up past the Ingwe Bush camp gate on your right. Riding parallel to the imposing Magaliesberg mountains on the right, keep going until you get to a T-junction. Keep turning right until steeper and steeper switchbacks let your legs know that the pass is near. Admire the fascinating rock formations and sweeping views over Hartebeespoort and Buffelspoort Dams.
For a less demanding, 10 km return ride, start at Sugarbush Hill Cottages, some 30 km from Rustenburg on the north-West province side of the pass. Riding in this area is mostly along quiet, undulating secondary dirt roads used to access the farms in the area.
Intermediate to difficult
Depending on route chosen
10 km or 55 km return ride over the provincial border
55 km: Start and finish at the Bird Store General Dealer 10 km: Start at Sugarbush Hill Cottages
Self-catering accommodation at Sugarbush Hill in rustic stone cottages which sleep 2 to 8 guests. Swimming pool
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