Things To Do in FouriesburgCamelroc MTB Trails
Where? Camelroc Guest Farm near Fouriesburg, Free State
When? Booking is essential.
How? Call +27 (0)58 223-0368
How much? Price on request
Where: in the Rooiberge of the Eastern Free State at Camelroc Guest Farm, near Fouriesburg
Level: easy to technical
Type of route: varied single-track with incredible views
Best: any time of year
The Camelroc trails lie on the border between South Africa and Lesotho, not far from Clarens and Fouriesburg. Their two trails - one a figure of eight, the other a circular trail – are challenging, and fun to ride. But what makes these trails particularly attractive are the views, for you literally climb to the top of a mountain in the process.
The 10 km figure of eight lies in the lower regions of the farm. It is not taxing and you will complete it in about an hour. Ideal for beginners or those after a moderate ride.
The 30 km circular route includes two short-cuts that mean you can shorten the ride to a 10 km or 20 km trail. Just as well, as the route in its entirety is aimed at highly conditioned riders with a tough climb to the mountain top. It is also single-track and fairly technical (the get-off and push variety).
It is an incredible trail as far as variety goes. One minute you're riding through trees, then alongside the Small Caledon River, up a mountain, followed by interesting plateau riding, and then long winding downhills.
It may be 30 km but it will keep you going for a good three to five hours, depending on your fitness and strength levels.
You pay an admission fee per rider if you are not a guest on the farm. There are bathrooms available for use.
No helmet – no ride.