Farm roads. Suitable for children. Lovely riding all year round, though winters can get freezing cold and during summer you’ll have to brave the occasional thunderstorm.
Previously an extensive mission station dating back to the early 1800s, St Augustines is still run by the Anglican Church. Today, guests come for conferences or just to break away from the stress of city life to enjoy the peace, tranquility and spirituality that are unique to St Augustines. Here, you can share in the rich history, breathtaking scenery and warm hospitality. There are five sacred sites, among them a cave where the first missionaries lived, San rock paintings and an interesting graveyard.
Guests and day visitors are welcome to bring their bicycles and ride a 25-kilometre route along quiet public dirt roads that are used to access farms in the area. Follow the Modderpoort railway line along the S613, turning left over the mountain and up over a short pass on the S36 into Ladybrand.
At the top of the pass, there is a stunning view directly into the Lesotho. Don’t go downhill into Ladybrand so fast that you miss stopping for tea and cake or bacon and eggs at any one of the friendly B&Bs in town. To return, ride 11 kilometres along the S7, parallel to the railway line out of Ladybrand, back to St Augustines.
1 – 2 Hours
Start at St. Augustines Mission
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