This mountain biking route is a circular route with a couple of detours taking you to things like the Mbanyana Falls, Mbashe river with it’s mangrove forests and an awesome lagoon. GPX file available for download on the URL below
Single Track 5%
Jeep Track 60%
Gravel Road 34%
Un-ridable 1% (Short section to Mbanyana Falls)
Highest Point 112m
Lowest Point 4m
Total Ascent 430m
Fun Factor 7/10
Aerobic Factor 6/10
Short Description Forest, Beach, Rivers and Waterfalls! A real Wild Coast Safari!
Technical Difficulty Not Technical at all. Rewarding route for beginners.
Aerobic Difficulty If 2 hours in the saddle scare you, bring a snack and try it!
Co-ordinates -Start S32 14 28.7 E28 54 40.7
Get yourself onto the N2 between Dutywa and Mthatha. Then 56 km North of Dutywa or 37km South from Mthatha there is a turn-off to the East. Take this turn and head 70km South East. Follow all the Cwebe Nature Reserve and The Haven sign boards. The road is bumpy, but the rewards are ample. Espesially if you are planning to stay for a few days.
This mountain biking route is a circular route with a couple of detours taking you to things like the Mbanyana Falls, Mbashe river with it’s mangrove forests and an awesome lagoon. Add all this to the dense forest in which most of your time will be spent, and you will be left wondering if it is worth while heading back to the hustle-and-bustle of the city!
The majority of this route is on very good jeep track through the forests. There is some single track down to the waterfall, which makes for some technical climbing on your way back. The lagoon crossing is very easy and not as intimidating as it looks on the images or maps. At worst you might get just your feet wet if you do not want to ride through the water. But most of the year the lagoon is closed and there is nice hard sand to ride on.
If it has rained, some sections might be very muddy, but hay! Us mountainbikers like it dirty!!
- Website: www.easterncapemountainbiking.co.za