Groenkloof Nature Reserve MTB TrailEnquire Now
5km from Pretoria
1 - 4hours, Intermediate - Hard
+27 12 440 8316 www.tshwane.gov.za
Configuration: 20km circuit, 14km 4x4 trail
Trailhead: Groenkloof Picnic Area
General Information: Steep rocky tracks, single-track, jeep track and tarred road . Suitable for children, but choose your section accordingly. Riding is good all year round, but summers can be hot. Busy on public holidays .
Situated in the Fountains Valley, Groenkloof Nature Reserve is a prime example of nature conservation. Very rocky terrain means challenging, yet extremely satisfying, riding for the experienced mountain biker on anything from undulating hard-pack to short, steep rocky climbs and descents.
Be prepared for extreme heat during the summer. Take your time viewing some of the resident Burchell’s zebra, superimposed against the city skyscrapers, or you may be treated to seeing the “Two Towers”, a unique skyline created by the visual unison of graceful giraffe with the landmark silhouette of the Telkom tower at the University of South Africa. The indigenous game that has been reintroduced to the land is accustomed to humans and you can get very close, but do not, under any circumstances, try to feed them or interfere with them in any way.
Fountains Valley has a number of mountain-bike circuits on single track, jeep track and tarred road. There is a variety of exciting, twisty single-tracks through the forests bordering the Fountains Park picnic area and alongside the railway line. Steep, rocky tracks and footpaths may be negotiated up to Fort Klapperkop, a Boer War fort turned military museum. Fort Schanskop near the Voortrekker Monument may be accessed from Fountains Park via a tunnel under the railway line.