Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Zulu Kingdom Trails is an exciting new mountain biking destination near Pongola in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province. Nestled in the beautiful heartland of the historic Zulu Kingdom, and South Africa’s famed big game country, ZKT offers a mountain biking experience unlike anything you have ever experienced.

      You can expect to ride some of the most natural, lightly handcrafted, all-mountain trails while enjoying the peace and quiet of the serene bushveld – immersing yourself in nature and riding with buffalo, kudu and giraffe. After a long day of riding you can enjoy a splash in the pool while enjoying a drink, or watch the sun make way for the African night sky next to a hard-wood campfire. After a decadent three-course dinner you can finally fall asleep to the gentle sounds of night in the bushveld.

      With an expansive network of natural, lightly hand-crafted single-track trails, supplemented by many kilometers of wilderness, double track and farm trails, ZKT caters for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities.

      The trail network makes excellent use of the big country landscape of the Zulu Kingdom and on any of the trails you are likely to encounter a wide variety of game. ZKT is in a development phase and new singletrack trails are being built every day, including some awe-inspiring gravity-fed trails traversing some of the highest hills in the area and making outstanding use of the many natural rock features in the landscape. All new trails are built to IMBA trail building standards.

      ZKT is centered on the 1,400-hectare Belvedere Game Ranch which is home to Buffalo, Giraffe, Kudu, Nyala, Impala, Warthog, Bushbuck, Zebra, Bluewildebeest, Red- and Grey Duiker and many other small game species. It is a paradise for bird lovers and hosts a magnificent variety of tree species.

      Accommodation is available at the Belvedere Lodge which is situated in the center of the trail network, surrounded by the lush African bushveld. The superbly appointed Belvedere Lodge has a self-catering central kitchen, lounge, dining area, bar and swimming pool. Full catering is also available. Accommodation is in six en-suite air-conditioned units or, for those who are more self-reliant, in a modern camp site with full ablution facilities.

      Zulu Kingdom Trails, in collaboration with Belvedere Game Ranch, provides for a totally exclusive mountain biking breakaway. Bookings are essential!
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Pongola, Belvedere
      Access Info:
      Directions are available at the link below.
      Region Details
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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      47 miles
      Total Descent
      6,117 ft
      Total Vertical
      846 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,846 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of Zulu Kingdom Trails Mountain Bike

      4 |
      Mar 13, 2019 @ 10:06am
      Mar 13, 2019
      trail: Giraffe Loop
      6 |
      Mar 13, 2019 @ 8:26am
      Mar 13, 2019
      6 |
      Mar 13, 2019 @ 7:44am
      Mar 13, 2019
      15 |
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 8:47am
      Mar 10, 2019

      Activity Feed

      user #1559724WesselJaddtrailSP1 - Tofana
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 3:08am
      Jun 16, 2019
      user #1559724WesselJaddtrailRiver Run
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 2:01am
      Jun 3, 2019
      user #1559724WesselJaddridelogMay 29, 2019 ride log and 2 more
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 1:50am
      Jun 3, 2019
      user #1559724WesselJaddridelogMay 27, 2019 ride log and 2 more
      May 27, 2019 @ 10:00pm
      May 27, 2019
      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatetrailSP1 Tofana
      Mar 18, 2019 @ 4:32am
      Mar 18, 2019

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