Hiking Trails in Pretoria

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Hiking Trails in Pretoria

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  • Phila D
    Johannesburg, South Africa1 464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hiking trail with great scenery. The place is brilliant to visit.

    Down size are the random people on the trail with speakers and Los music.

    All round the place is great and I shall be back
    Written 15 August 2020
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  • Candice
    90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great hiking place! Entrance is R100 but as 2 young ladies hiking we never felt unsafe! There are different hikes to do and much to see - we did the 5km one in about 2 and a half hours. The hike is relatively easy with some spots requiring good leg strength! There is a little restaurant on the property as well and their pricing is good. Bathrooms are available. The drive there is simple enough with a GPS and does require you to take a short dirt road. Cars with lower clearance / that are not 4x4’s will make it - there is also adequate parking space. I definitely recommend going to visit if you’re wanting to experience a nice hike. You do go between the bush as well so it’s not all just flat. The cable car thing is fun to ride - make sure to bring something for the operator who stands there all day helping you use it.
    Written 8 May 2023
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  • Simba
    Johannesburg, South Africa116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t do the 15km trail if you doubt your fitness. The last 6km (after the split between the 15km and the 10km) is the toughest and requires grit and mental toughness to get through to the end. Very good training with a backpack if one wants to prepare for multi-day backpacking trips.
    Written 1 March 2020
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  • Aj N
    Pretoria, South Africa54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After dozens of visits to Buffelsdrift (about 30 minutes from Pretoria), I remain impressed but the trail maintenance and continual improvements. It's hard to get bored on their 85+km of tracks through beautiful landscapes (not through old dumps). The trails are mostly single-track with a few starter trails. There are long enough easy routes that in-experienced, but somewhat fit, riders can try them out--plus the 7km kiddie trail.
    Compared to many of the farms or restaurants with a mtb-park attached, this is a mtb-park with a restaurant attached. Riders are NOT forced to cram distance through odd serpentines to create distance. Buffelsdrift has the space to create and re-route trails over a vast area, so you feel like you've gone somewhere. Nor will you have to decipher confusing trail markings, double-back, or wander around lost. It's all clearly marked.
    Trail maintenance is year-round and extensive. I've never seen a hazard (fallen trees, broken pallets/bridges, ramps, etc) on a repeated visit. They maintain the trails such as the banks of the fastest sections (eg Supertube) throughout the year.
    The park has been adding in enduro routes (lots of jumps and drops) while keeping the existing trails.
    Parking can fill up, get there as early as you can. The showers are simple and often (not always) have hot water--bring everything else.
    Playground: fine, seldom used, for older children (6 years+). Not much for young children.
    The restaurant is fine enough, but service can be slow and get over-run. I've had to leave with hungry children b/c the all the tables were taken (1/4+ had finished their meals and were lingering)... My family hasn't tried to return there since. I rarely eat there, but it's all worth it for the best riding in the area.
    Written 25 November 2019
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  • ilse de haas
    Pretoria, South Africa133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Krokodilberg trails 10km
    Zebra trail 5km
    Dassie trail 2,5km
    River trail 1,5km
    The trails offers mountains, river crossings, caves, some historical points, game to see and, a Picnic Spot with braai facilities and swimming pools.
    Written 1 March 2020
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