Buffelspoort

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.

GRADING:

Intermediate to Difficult

DURATION:

Your choice: 1–4 hours

CONFIGURATION :

Circular or return; 7.2km to 30km

START POINT:

Buffelspoort Mountain Resort

TERRAIN:

Rugged, steep and challenging surfaces

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Free to resort guests;
day visitors’ fee

FACILITIES:

Self catering cottages and flat, ablutions

BEWARE OF:

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

Contact Details

  1. Email: vzd@mweb.co.za
  2. Phone: +27 28 551 1378
  3. Website: www.mtbroutes.co.za