Soutpansberg Forest Trails

LOSEST TOWN > Louis Trichardt TRAIL DESTINATION > Soutpansberg Forest DISTANCE > Overnight or day trails GRADING > Moderate

On your bike

Hangklip Forest: Hangklip is the smaller area with a variety of circular and return main trails. Entabeni is bigger. In all, there are 1,000 km of forestry roads in the area. This trail may be accessed from Makhado (Louis Trichardt) and cyclists can rest at an attractive picnic area in a section of this indigenous forest.

Entabeni forest: An overnight mountain biking trail can also be done in this forest near Levubu.

Kremetart Route (174 km) You can also take the whole day and do some road cycling by following the circular Kremetart Route, named after a stage race event held in June every year. Pack a set of lights in case the Verwoerd Tunnels don’t have the lights switched on. From Makhado, ride along the N1 up and down the pass for 26 km, turning left to Waterpoort (R523) on the northern side of the Soutpansberg Mountains. Take some time to admire the kremetart or baobab trees, some of which are thousands of years old, lining this road. Continue for 40 km to the R521 and turn left to Vivo. Go 6 km, then turn left again onto the R522, riding 81 km in the shadow of the southern side of the mountains back to Makhado.




Up to two days


Forestry roads


Start the trails in either Makhado (Louis Trichardt), Roodiwal Forest or Entabeni Forest.

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