Sungubala Mountain Bush Camp MTB Trails (Closest City/Town: Bergville)

Kwazulu - Natal - Midlands

Sungubala Mountain Bush Camp MTB Trails

CLOSEST TOWN > Bergville

TRAIL DESTINATION > Sungubala Mountain Bush Camp

DISTANCE > 35km circuit

GRADING > Moderate

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OVERVIEW

Sungubala Mountain Bush Camp is a comfortably rustic bush camp in the foothills of the northern Drakensberg.  

On your bike

MTB Trails include a 35 km Classic route on singletrack and jeep track and a variety of intense, technical singletrack. Sungubala will also facilitate dirt road rides that take you further afield, down through the flat fields below, up past Montusi resort and then around on the Old Nook farm road past Drifters, another resort. Finish by going down through the grounds of Alpine Heath resort and back through the fields on the opposite side.

Off the bike

Marked hiking trails can also be supplemented with a guide. There’s river swimming, access to horse-riding, trout fishing, abseiling, trapezing, bungee bounce, paintball and a 150-m zip line or foefie slide.

CONTACT:

Route information: Cyndi Jonker, Sungubala

Address: Private Bag X1626, Bergville, 3350

Telephone: (036) 438 6000 / 082 781 3476

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Website: www.sungubala.com

GPS: S28 38 046 E28 57 558

Weather: {weather Ladysmith, South Africa}

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Moderate

DURATION:

2-4 Hours

CONFIGURATION :

35km circuit

START POINT:

At Sungubala Bush Camp

TERRAIN:

Single-track and dirt roads

MAP:

Available at reception

CELL RECEPTION:

Not everywhere.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Guests only - Access to and from the camp is a two kilometre stretch of 4x4 track and guests without their own 4x4 vehicles are transported, on arrival and departure, at no extra cost. Enthusiasts can leave their luggage to Sungubala and ride to and from the camp.

FACILITIES:

Thatched safari tents for 18 guests. Serviced A-frame huts with linen provided. Communal ablution and boma facilities. Hot and cold water. Fully equipped kitchen and braai facilities. Riding is all on private properties so security is generally good

BEWARE OF:

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From Durban (approx 275km): Take the N3 past the Escourt Shell Ultra City. 6km later, at the next off ramp, turn left onto the R74. After 21km you drive through Winterton and after another 21km, you pass through Bergville. 28km after Bergville, turn left towards the Northern Drakensberg. Follow signs to Sungubala and the Cavern. 200m before the Cavern, turn right to Sungubala Reception. 280 km Durban to Sungubala.

From Bloemfontein (approx 400km): Take the N1 North towards Jo’burg. After 105km, turn right onto the N5 at Winburg. Drive through Senekal and Paul Roux. Follow the N5 through Bethlehem, towards Harrismith. About 10km from Bethlehem, at Kestel, take the R57 towards Phuthaditjhaba. At Phuthaditjhaba, take the R712 towards Harrismith. After approx 35km, turn right towards Bergville (R74) You will pass the very large Sterkfontein Dam on your right, keep going, down the Oliviershoek pass. 8km past Little Switzerland, turn right towards the Northern Drakensberg. After 6km turn right again, and follow signs to Sungubala and the Cavern. 200m before the Cavern, turn right to Sungubala Reception. +- 400km Bloemfontein to Sungubala

From Gauteng or Johannesburg (approx 385km): Take the N3 towards Durban. Exit the N3 on the South side of Harrismith (N5 Bethlehem) near the Spur Village. Turn right and follow the N5 towards Bethlehem. Cross over the stop street about 2km ahead and very shortly after leaving Harrismith (approx 4kms), turn left on to the R74 (alternative route to Durban) towards Bergville After only 7-8km, turn left again, following the R74 towards Bergville. You will pass the very large Sterkfontein Dam on your right, keep going, down the Oliviershoek pass. 8km past Little Switzerland, turn right towards the Northern Drakensberg. After 6km turn right again, and follow signs to Sungubala and the Cavern. 200m before the Cavern, turn right to Sungubala Reception. 360km JHB to Sungubala

 

HOW TO GET THERE

See left.

BEST TIME OF YEAR

Lots of rain during spring.


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