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Mountain Bike Tours 


Mountain bike tours in South Africa must be one of the best ways to experience the country. There are many venues and options for a MTB tour where you get to feel, see, smell and hear everything around you so it really puts you in touch with the sights and sounds of Africa. Taking mountain biking trips are very popular in Europe and the USA. With the growth in adventure tourism it has become more common to take your mountain bike along and do a cycle safari, forest tour, seaside trail or some other exciting singletrack trail while on holiday.

The most popular mountain bike holiday destinations in South Africa are probably Cape Town and surrounding areas, Knysna and the Garden Route, Sabie in Mpumalanga and the Drakensberg in Kwa-Zulu Natal. All of these destinations have tour operators and offer organised guided and self guided mountain bike tours. Some more exotic destinations like cycle safaris in Mashutu Botswana and mountain bike trails in Transkei in Pondoland have also become popular. With the mild climate and varied geography of South Africa it is always possible to find a destination that has favourable weather conditions all year round. 

DIY or self guided mountain bike tours are becoming more and more possible as marked mountain bike trails and purpose mountain bike parks start to emerge. All you need to do is choose a mountain bike trail then find accommodation in South Africa and book your holiday.



Mountain Bike Tours and Operators

Cycle Mashatu
Feel the wild wide-open spaces of Mashatu, in Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Spend 3 to 4 days mountain biking in the ‘Land of the Giants’. This is surely the most awesome wildlife cycling experience southern Africa has to offer.
Calabash Safari Cycle Tours
Come and join us on a cycling tour safari amongst abundant bird and wildlife. Leave the noise of the city behind, situated in the Dinokeng Nature Reserve, a mere 40km North of Pretoria. This is an area rich in wildlife and saturated in cultural history.
Western Cape
Cape Town

Adventure Without Limits
Based in Cape Town AWOL offers various mountain biking and cycling tours in Cape Town, Karoo, Cederberg and the Garden Route.

Based in Cape Town they offer half day guided mountain bike tours on Table Mountain and Tokai forest. Other cycle tours are also offered.

Soul Touring
SOUL Riding offers the cycling enthusiast an active holiday set amongst the coastal and mountainous regions of the Western Cape.


Downhill Adventures
Mountain Biking trips offering all experience levels a challenging, fun-filled experience. Rides through the Cape Point Nature Reserve, Constantia Winelands, Tokai Forest and Table Mountain are a brilliant alternative to experiencing the unique environment.

Road rides, mountain biking trips and ride shuttles. iRide Africa offers hassle-free, bespoke cycling holidays for riders, by riders.


Garden Route

Deep South Eco Adventures 
Guided tours in the Harkerville forest in Knysna

Jamin Adventures
Mountain bike adventures in the Garden Route. Based in Plettenberg Bay they offer guided tours, bike rental and bike rent-buy-back options


Mountain Biking Africa
South Africa's Garden Route offers unlimited opportunities for adventure. Mountain biking legend Tony Cook, has years of experience on the best mountain biking trails in this stunning region.

Eastern Cape

Leisure Cycle Tours & Adventures
Leisure Cycle Tours & Adventures organize cycling based holidays in South Africa with the emphasis on “Leisure”, choosing the most scenic and popular parts of our beautiful countryside. The Off-Road Tours include Epic tours,  multi-day trails and weekend trails. 


Kruger Park Mountain Bike Trail 
Guided mountain bike trails in the Kruger Park, leaving from Olifants Camp. Three different trails of 3 to 4 hours are offered with varying degrees of difficulty, day trails are also available.

Induna Adventures
Induna is becoming a Mountain Bike destination. Great trails, safe area and world class accommodation are some of the reasons for this.
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Active Escapes
Cycle Tour Operator Active Escapes currently offer a Wild Coast Cycling Tour and are in the process of developing a number of multi-day Midlands Cycle Tours, including a community-based trail in East Griqualand (Matatiele).




Mountain bike Lesotho
Lesotho is a paradise for Mountain Bikers on magnificent routes. Try your pedal-power on remote single-tracks up and down mountain passes. Challenge your passion for biking with this unique and unforgettable experience in the “Kingdom in the Sky”.


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