Goldrush MTB Trail
CLOSEST TOWN > Lydenburg
TRAIL DESTINATION > Mount Anderson reserve
DISTANCE > 25km
GRADING > Moderate to extreme
Welcome to the highest singletrack riding in South Africa. Set within the Highveld landscape of the Drakensberg (the tallest peak tops out at a lofty 2,286m), Mount Anderson boasts some of the best singletrack riding in the country. The reserve unfolds across open grasslands, plunging valleys and ridges, bisected by crystal-clear streams, and it is no wonder that this ride has become so popular with mountain bikers.
On your bike
The guided rides ascend steep inclines as you climb into the subalpine heights, before bomging down forested paths with dramatic quartzite-escarpmens and rocky crescents as a dramatic backdrop. Trips are tailored to suit your group's requireents, as the available tracks vary from flowing and relatively easy to steep and very technical.
Mountain Biking Heaven
Three signature rides on Mt Anderson are:
Cycling is more touring than riding, and rides are never longer than 25km but may take up to 5 hours.
Off the bike
Choose between hiking, horse riding or somewhat more sedate pursuits, such as fly-fishing, clay pigeon shooting, game drives or exploring the old gold mining village.
Telephone: +27 (0)11 442 2267
GPS: 25º00'17.4″ South / 30º33'48.8″East
Intermediate to extreme
Up to 5 Hours
Climbs, descents and winding escarpment trails
Rocky single and double tracks
Availible at reception, but only guided riding.
No cell reception.
For group reservations, please contact Mount Anderson Reservations. Minimum group sizes of 6.
Tea Garden which is open first Sunday of every month. Secluded 5 star luxury accommodation. Fully guided rides.
High altitude and summer storms
HOW TO GET THERE
BEST TIME OF YEAR
All year round