The trails are set within the panoramic scenery of the Klein Swartberg Mountains. The idyllic Buffels River gorge forms the central feature of the resort, with the twin pinnacles of Towerkop creating a magnificent backdrop. The riding ranges from intermediate to extreme, with 4 diverse routes to choose from.
The trail is located on a busy working farm set within the panoramic scenery of the Swartberg mountains. The idyllic Buffels River gorge forms the central feature of this resort with the twin pinnacles of the mythical Towerkop forming a dramatic backdrop.
There are several routes to choose from. On the shorter side, opt for the 7.2km or 13.2km circular rides towards Begrafniskloof. More challenging options include the 20km return ride to Slanggat (a tough climb along a 4×4 track with fantastic views over the canyon); the 30km Touwsbergveld return route; or the 20km Buffelspoort Gorge route that follows the river course.
Rugged terrain, steep topography, challenging trail surfaces and extreme temperatures are sure to test your riding ability and endurance.
Intermediate to Difficult
Your choice: 1–4 hours
Circular or return; 7.2km to 30km
Buffelspoort Mountain Resort
Rugged, steep and challenging surfaces
Free to resort guests;
day visitors’ fee
Self catering cottages and flat, ablutions
Extreme temperatures; acacia thorns
HOW TO GET THERE
Drive from Ladismith to Laingsburg for approximately 28km before turning right at the Buffelspoort sign, and continue 3km to reception.
BEST TIME OF YEAR
April to September – you freeze; summer – you cook
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- Phone: +27 28 551 1378
- Website: www.mtbroutes.co.za