Ezemvelo Nature Reserve MTB Trails

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve rates as one of the better-kept secrets in northern Gauteng, boasting some spectacular cliffs, amazing rock formations, ancient cave paintings, 33 mammal species and a bird count of 300. The 10,000ha reserve protects a mix of grassland, woodland and wetland biomes, and is situated on the Bankenveld, only an hour from Pretoria from Johannesburg.

Mountain Bikers are welcome to explore all the gravel roads and tracks within the reserve. And with more than 80km of cranking, you can be sure there will be something for all levels of riders to enjoy. Many tracks meander through the veld, taking you through a few muddy patches, concrete drifts and low-water bridges over the Wilge River. The route winds through beautiful amber-coloured sandstone, with spectacular views across the dramatic gorge cut by the river course.

Grading : Easy to Difficult
Duration : Up to 6 hours
Configuration : A network of dirt roads and trails
Start Point : Ezemvelo Nature Reserve
Terrain : Dirt roads, jeep track and game paths

How To Get There

Head out on the N4 Towards Emalahleni (Witbank) and exit at Bronkhorstspruit. Follow the R25 north for 4.5km before turning right onto a dirt road at the brown Ezemvelo sign. Continue for 20km on this road to the Ezemvelo entrance.

Best Time Of Year

Good destination year-round.

Contact Details

  1. Phone: +27 13 680 1399
  2. Website: ezemvelo.co.za