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      On Trailforks Kwazulu-Natal is sub-divided (sub-region2) into its 11 official Municipal Districts as listed below. All of the major towns and cities have also been listed.

      1) Umkhanyakude
      2) Zululand
      3) Amajuba
      4) Umzinyathi
      5) King Cetshwayo
      6) Ilembe
      7) Ethekwini
      Cool Umgungundlovu
      9) Uthukela
      10) Harry Gwala
      11) UGU

      The official map is linked below.
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      Region Details
      • 484
      • 2
      • 129
      • 395
      • 58
      • 8
      • 2

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,202
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,079
      Trails E-Bike
      765
      Trails Hike
      1,114
      Trails Trail Running
      1,079
      Trails Horse
      84
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      1,100 mile
      Total Descent
      145,967 ft
      Total Vertical
      10,025 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,041 ft
      Reports
      3,255
      Photos
      322
      Ridden Counter
      22,127

      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.
      Race Report: The Greg Minnaar Cycles KZN Regional Championships Come to a Head in Pietermaritzburg
      Jul 24, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      A re-worked World Cup track challenged riders at the KZN series finale.
      Race Report: Greg Minnaar Cycles Gravity Series ROUND 3 - Cathkin Trails
      Jun 27, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      The final round of the 2019 Greg Minnaar Cycles Gravity Series, operated by KZN Gravity MTB was held over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of June...
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      Popular KwaZulu-Natal Province Mountain Biking Trails

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      Zwelani's Drop
      Rocky Bay Resort Trails
      Karen's Brick Road
      Rocky Bay Resort Trails
      Heaven
      Karkloof Country Club
      River Riviere and Digits Dive
      Karkloof Country Club
      The Three Bitches
      Rocky Bay Resort Trails
      Forest Road 004
      Karkloof Country Club
      The Crunch
      Karkloof Country Club
      Alternate Road Route 1
      Karkloof Country Club
      Derek's Divide
      Karkloof Country Club
      Bruiser's Burn
      Karkloof Country Club
      Flatters and Dragon's Back
      Karkloof Country Club
      Sugar Rush Down
      Holla Trails
      Easy Blue
      Giba Gorge MTB Park
      Sugar Rush Up
      Holla Trails
      Climb to Pink Down
      Holla Trails

      KwaZulu-Natal Province Mountain Bike Routes

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      Grotto Route (Red Blazes)
      Drakensberg Trails
      13 miles
      Gypsies Bend Route (Green Blazes)
      Drakensberg Trails
      8 miles
      Nook Road Route (Black Blazes)
      Drakensberg Trails
      22 miles
      Holla: Pink Route (29.7km)
      Holla Trails
      18 miles
      Holla: Red Route (29.3km)
      Holla Trails
      18 miles
      The Great Kudu Route
      Belvedere Game Ranch
      14 miles
      Singletrack Fundango
      Belvedere Game Ranch
      4 miles
      Platrand: Marnus' Route
      Observation Hill
      11 miles
      Holla: Blue Route (15.2km)
      Holla Trails
      9 miles
      Holla: Green Route (16.6km)
      Holla Trails
      10 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 7 rides
      Past Week
      • 97 rides

      Photos of KwaZulu-Natal Province Mountain Bike

      38 |
      Mar 14, 2021 @ 3:11pm
      Mar 14, 2021
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      Feb 25, 2021 @ 11:45am
      Feb 25, 2021
      39 |
      Feb 25, 2021 @ 11:39am
      Feb 25, 2021
      34 |
      Oct 30, 2020 @ 7:31am
      Oct 30, 2020
      9 |
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 7:16am
      Oct 24, 2020
      64 |
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 10:57am
      Feb 4, 2020
      102 |
      Jan 29, 2020 @ 6:25pm
      Jan 29, 2020
      46 |
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 8:47am
      Mar 10, 2019

      Videos of KwaZulu-Natal Province Mountain Bike

      Garth goes OTB
      125 | Feb 3, 2021
      Bike Life Riding Avianto
      trail: Technical
      2:09 | 143 | May 19, 2015
      Mountain biking with my brother
      trail: Shayamoya
      2:24 | 415 | Apr 13, 2012
      Ross Kew - Cascades Mountain Bike Park
      trail: Enduro
      2:10 | 106 | Jul 29, 2021 , Pietermaritzburg
      Platrand Lodge

      5:14 | 109 | Feb 25, 2021
      Platrand Lodge - Wildlife - Ladysmith

      0:54 | 135 | Feb 25, 2021
      Platrand Lodge - Ladysmith - Wildlife

      0:37 | 99 | Feb 25, 2021
      Platrand Lodge Mountain Biking

      6:21 | 94 | Feb 25, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1298307MirodaaddreportHowick 200 and 15 more
      Aug 19, 2022 @ 1:58am
      20 hours
      user #2823065vuyani-mtotovotetrailMain Road
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 3:20am
      3 days
      user #2823065vuyani-mtotovotetrailSappi Houses
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 3:19am
      3 days
      user #2823065vuyani-mtotovotetrailThami's Tango and 16 more
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 3:19am
      3 days
      user #1688666IgnusaddreportLockdown loop
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 9:43am
      Aug 13, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2041788Morts7trailWattlesGreat free flowing single track
      Jun 22, 2022 @ 9:50am
      Jun 22, 2022
      user #27971712eFKtrailClimb Past Cell TowerTrail very washed out by rain water
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 11:04am
      Aug 2, 2021
      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

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,079985 miles120,761 ft439 miles9,341 ft
      3203,2556527,459
      E-Bike765710 miles81,726 ft311 miles9,341 ft
      3,06033254
      Hike1,1141,024 mile133,655 ft445 miles10,026 ft
      3,23925930
      Trail Running1,079994 miles125,938 ft432 miles10,026 ft
      23,243371,272
      Horse8495 miles16,273 ft33 miles8,888 ft
      6221
      Dirtbike/Moto217 miles272 ft2 miles6,017 ft
      6221
      Observed Trials116 miles272 ft2 miles4,268 ft
      50
      ATV/ORV/OHV116 miles272 ft2 miles4,268 ft
      622
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