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      Situated a few kilometres off the N3, just over an hour from Durban and 5 hours from Johannesburg, the beautiful Karkloof valley in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is fast becoming one of the premier mountain biking destinations in South Africa with what we believe is the best flow in South Africa. Check out the videos and them come ride.

      Sappiā€™s wide-spread plantations, combined with the vision and dedication of passionate local mountain biking enthusiasts, has resulted in a world-class network of more than 400 kilometers of mapped single and double track trails, logging roads and forest paths which is now accessible year round to recreational riders.

      Add to this the facilities offered at the Karkloof Country Club, including refreshments, safe parking, hot showers and a place to wash your bike, and you have everything you need to enjoy a mind blowing mountain biking experience.

      During 2019 the Howick MTB Club merged with the Karkloof Country Club and all the trails in the Karkloof/Howick area are now managed by the Karkloof County Club. Club membership or a Day Fee/Indemnity is required for access to the entire trail network.

      For the safety of our visitors, the Karkloof Country Club has security on the trails and at the club. Part of their role is to ensure compliance with our entry and indemnity process and land access agreements. Should people be found to be in contravention of the these, they will be subject to land owner policies as, in essence, they are trespassing. Please encourage non-compliant members/trail users to co-operate and to comply. They are putting the pleasure of all conforming members and day visitors at risk by entering private land without the required permission. Our staff are part of the Club team that supports the experience that you enjoy. Please do not abuse staff enforcing the entry requirements.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Howick
      Land Status: Managed by Local Riding Association
      Land Manager: SAPPI
      Karkloof Country Club Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The Karkloof Country Club is located about 17km north of Howick on the Karkloof Road (P 141):

      GPS Coordinates:
      29 22'57,99"S, 30 15'48,76"E
      Decimal Degrees:
      -29.382757404, 30.263523090
      Disclaimer:
      Membership or Day Fees and Indemnity mandatory.

      The Karkloof Country Club relies on the income derived from membership and day fees to maintain and develop the trails you love. We value your support!

      Please see the link below for more information.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 27, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      415
      Trails Mountain Bike
      415
      Trails E-Bike
      413
      Trails Hike
      415
      Trails Trail Running
      414
      Total Distance
      313 miles
      Total Descent
      39,512 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,211 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,510 ft
      Reports
      2,505
      Photos
      40
      Ridden Counter
      9,430

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Video: Building & Riding Sustainable Trails in South Africa in 'Soil Searching - Quiet Craftsman'
      May 5, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Meet Hylton Turvey, a trail builder who finds inspiration in the shape of the land itself.

      Photos of Karkloof Country Club Mountain Bike

      trail: Beacon Hill
      43 |
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 6:38pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      | 2 comments
      trail: Beacon Hill
      41 |
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 6:37pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      52 |
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 4:43am
      Apr 19, 2020
      64 |
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 10:57am
      Feb 4, 2020
      41 |
      Dec 30, 2019 @ 9:40am
      Dec 30, 2019
      trail: Andrews Amble
      12 |
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:55am
      Sep 5, 2019
      trail: Main Road
      32 |
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:55am
      Sep 5, 2019
      trail: Supa Tube
      76 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 8:46am
      Aug 25, 2019

      Videos of Karkloof Country Club Mountain Bike

      Karkloof MTB Trails

      3:12 | 210 | Feb 10, 2020
      Hylton Turvey Karkloof's Trail Builder

      2:02 | 184 | Feb 10, 2020
      Hylton Turvey, The man behind the Sappi...

      2:04 | 172 | Feb 10, 2020
      Bike Life - Karkloof Review

      4:59 | 127 | Feb 10, 2020
      Karkloof Downhill track 2016

      3:30 | 72 | Feb 10, 2020
      Karkloof MTB Trails 2017 - with map

      4:48 | 119 | Feb 10, 2020
      Karkloof Trails MTB POV GoPro

      3:22 | 75 | Feb 10, 2020
      Karkloof's Howick MTB Trails

      3:40 | 77 | Feb 10, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2041788Morts7commenttrailWattles
      Jun 22, 2022 @ 9:50am
      Jun 22, 2022
      user #3081474DiveLuluwishlistrouteKarkloof Trails 30km MTB Route and 1 more
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 2:21am
      Jun 20, 2022
      user #2524333LaurenQfLrMewishlisttrailPines
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 1:04pm
      Jun 8, 2022
      user #1203988kbagrovaaddreportHowick 204 and 17 more
      Jun 4, 2022 @ 3:44am
      Jun 4, 2022
      user #2753393RyanVsFQcrwishlistrouteKarkloof Trails 37km MTB Route
      May 23, 2022 @ 9:53am
      May 23, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2041788Morts7trailWattlesGreat free flowing single track
      Jun 22, 2022 @ 9:50am
      Jun 22, 2022
      user #1810122paulrrenckentrailHome Jerome (Closed)Trail is open and being used ..the risk is...
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 9:36am
      Jun 19, 2021
      user #1810122paulrrenckentrailWattlesTree down
      May 23, 2021 @ 10:49am
      May 23, 2021
      user #2340791DirkGVP0413reportHome Jerome (Closed)Route closed
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 7:02am
      Oct 26, 2020
      user #2340791DirkGVP0413reportHome Jerome (Closed)Route closed
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 7:01am
      Oct 26, 2020

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      Pinkbike Articles

      May 5, 2020
      Video: Building &amp; Riding Sustainable Trails in South Africa in 'Soil Searching - Quiet Craftsman' Video: Building & Riding Sustainable Trails in South Africa in 'Soil Searching - Quiet Craftsman'
      Meet Hylton Turvey, a trail builder who finds inspiration in the shape of the land itself.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike415313 miles39,511 ft141 miles2,211 ft
      #873#7382,505192,996
      E-Bike413313 miles39,488 ft141 miles2,211 ft
      #250#72,41025
      Hike415313 miles39,511 ft141 miles2,211 ft
      #637#42,504110
      Trail Running414313 miles39,449 ft141 miles2,211 ft
      #641#422,5055504
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