Located on Joburg’s southern tip is a large piece of privately owned bush called the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, complete with hills, grasslands, indigenous trees and game (zebra, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, springbok and more). There, Thaba Eco Hotel is home to Thaba Trails, which offers a safe, varied trail network to ride.
There are three trail options:
- Yellow (distance: 6 or 15km) for beginners or novices
- Green (distance: 22km) for intermediate-level riders
- Blue (under construction) for experienced or advanced riders
This gradient-rich trail riding* offers both gentle slopes and challenging climbs and descent – and it’s close to the city (only 8km from the city limits). All levels of skills and fitness are catered for, so it’s also a great family riding destination. Plus, there’s a restaurant, a coffee shop, two bars, and a salon/spa located at the hotel.
Directions, costs and booking forms available here.
* Tyres: There’s a mixture of rocky and soft trail surfaces – typical of Gauteng conditions – so a firm sidewall tyre is recommended.