Unaccompanied cycling

NO GUIDE? – SOME GUIDELINES

If you choose to ride without one of our guides here are some guidelines and possible routes. Also, you need to think about transport. Read on.

TAKE CARE!

  • Only go onto private land if we have made arrangements, and carry our access card
  • Pay whatever fees are required for entry
  • Close all farm gates, no litter, do not disturb animals
  • Do not pick or cut vegetation or remove anything
  • Stick to designated paths or trails
  • Make any complaints to us, not to the landowner

ROUTES

These routes are on public roads but very scenic and worth doing.

  1. SMALL CIRCLE

    • Park and ride from Otters Haunt
    • Quiet secondary tarred road all the way
    • 13km, moderate hills
    • Great views
  2. BIG CIRCLE

    • Park and ride from Otters Haunt
    • Secondary road to Potchefstroom for 12km
    • Gravel road thereafter for 23km
    • Moderate to steep hills, very scenic
    • Extend the route 7km to visit Thabela Thabeng or Venterskroon watering holes

We provide directions.

We recommend these routes for private riding on established offroad trails.

  1. AIRPORT RIDE

    • Park and ride from Otters Haunt OR
    • Drive to Parys hospital and ride from there
    • No charge – public area around airport
    • Moderate hills, single track, river crossings
    • 12-20km depending on route taken
  2. KOEDOESLAAGTE

    • 10km from Otters Haunt
    • Public welcome
    • Graded trails from easy to extreme
    • Trails of a few km to 20km or more
    • R50 pp entry fee (2022)
    • Toilets and tuck shop
    • Safe parking
  3. THABELA THABENG

    • 19km from Otters Haunt
    • Public welcome
    • Footpaths and jeep tracks
    • Choose how far to ride before turning back
    • R50pp entry fee
    • Restaurant and toilet
    • Safe parking
  4. DEELFONTEIN

    • Approx 28km from Otters Haunt
    • It is a guest farm and we need to call in advance for fees and availability
    • Various trails on the farm

NOTE ABOUT TRANSPORT

If you hire bikes at Otters Haunt or park here, and want to do any of the above three trails you will need to either ride there or have transport for the bikes. We can help you but obviously there is a per/km charge for the service.