Author: Jacques Marais

Cedar Falls Farm, Baviaanskloof (E/C)

Regular contributor and trail-guru JACQUES MARAIS spent some time in the picturesque Baviaanskloof. WORDS AND IMAGES: JACQUES MARAIS LOCAL BUZZ The annual ECOBOUND #TransBaviaans 24hr MTB Marathon … let me tell you, bru, that’s a pretty hard-core event. Yup, you’ve got only 24hrs, and in that time you need to […]

Utshwayelo Lodge, KZN

LOCAL BUZZ Right, good people, this is as far north-east as you can book accommodation here in our Rainbow Nation! Imagine Ponta do Ouro in Mozambique just across the border, mix in a sub-tropical vibe and some seriously kiff fat-biking, and you’ll sommer want to saddle up for a beach […]

TRAILS: Riding iSimangaliso

  Great mountain biking trails. Big game viewing. Nine months of summer every year … you can do worse than saddling up your MTB in iSimangaliso, northern KZN’s ‘Place of Miracles and Wonders’.                                                            – Photographs & Copy: Jacques Marais Local Buzz: iSimangaliso rates as the largest natural World Heritage […]


When you get tired of playing smooth operator along the immaculately groomed Karkloof trails, may we suggest you add some grit and hard rock to your next MTB ride by heading onto the Howick Trails network?                                                             – Photographs & Copy: Jacques Marais Local Buzz: Right, you’ve got the Midlands. On […]