Legend Resort MTB Trails

MTB options at (and in the general area of) Legend Resort abound, from a rookie 12km ride to a gruelling three days of stage riding in the region. The ‘family’ option allows you to circumnavigate the many dirt roads and game tracks networking around the golf course itself. Just watch out for the sable antelope, zebra and impala along the way!

Start off from the clubhouse along a short section of gravel, then turn right to where the Hanglip massif towers above the bushveld plains. A sandy ascent takes you up to a rocky hillock (1km) where you turn right until you hit the fence line (3.5km). If you want to add distance to your ride, take the first right again before doubling back along the top of the golf course.

Once you’ve back at the fence line, keep cranking direction around the golf course, passing the main reception area (7km). Another right turn along the main gravel access road offers a number of detours along jeep tracks to your left, and eventually takes you back to the clubhouse for an easy 12km crank.

Way more enticing would be to ride into the reserve itself, but as this is a Big Five area, you will need to plan ahead. Your options are to ride it during one of the MTB events, such as the Nedbank ‘Save The Rhino’ Stage Race or MTN Tour of Legends, which take place here.

Unfortunately the guided mountain-bike trail at Legend was still under development at the time of going to press, but feel free to find out from resort management about potential guided riders for groups.

Grading : Easy
Duration : One hour
Configuration : Circular ride; 12km
Start Point : Legend Golf & Safari Resort
Terrain : Gravel road and sandy jeep tracks

How To Get There

Follow the N1 North and take the R101A off-ramp (Route 289) to Mookgophong. Continue on the R101A until you get to the Haakdoring turn-off; turn left here to the resort.

Best Time Of Year

Midsummer would be termed madness.

Contact Details

  1. Email: reservations@legendlodges.co.za
  2. Phone: +27 (0) 12 443 6700
  3. Website: www.legendgolfsafari.com