Jacques Marais is the South African trail guru. If he’s not scouting a new MTB trial, he’s running a new route in the Drakensberg. His new book, Top MTB Trails 2, has just hit the shelves of all good book shops and you can purchase a copy for R250. Follow him on Twitter @JacqMaraisPhoto.

Trails: Valley of Dreams

Words and Images by Jacques Marais “Ultimate” is one of those adjectives that are oft over-used, but in the case of the “Ultimate Southern Pass Trail’” I really believe it applies. This new multi-day route traverses half a dozen private properties within the Stanford Valley, and everything from the views […]

Trails: Gourikwa

Words & Images by: Jacques Marais The Garden Route starts near Mossel Bay, right? Nope, insists JACQUES MARAIS, there is a huge chunk of largely uncharted GR Greatness extending all the way from the coast to the Sonderend ranges – and stretching a couple of hundred kilometres eastward from Heidelberg […]