Vaalwater - Limpopo & North West

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Trails: 45
Total Distance: 53km
eBikes: Yes
Shuttle-friendly: N/A
Cost: R50 - per day
Security Rating: 4/5
Nearest City/Town: Vaalwater
Trail type: Wilderness | Gravity

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Wilderness Trail | Gravity Trail

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Best suited for: Intermediate and Experienced riders.

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Trail Reviews
Trevor Castle
14 October 2022
Amazing, absolutely amazing.
Nelia Smit
30 September 2022
Well maintained excellent trails!!
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Keven Sinclair
30 September 2022
Best trails in South Africa. Dave and Simone are fantastic hosts. What a fantastic weekend.
Hermien Sinclair
30 September 2022
Fantastic trails that will suite everybody's needs. Good maintained trails. Accommodation excellent and hosts and team go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We made use of the catering option and the food was fantastic too.
Dave Ho
30 September 2022
Summerplace is like a little piece of heaven about 3 hours from JHB. The trails are exciting for beginner and intermediate riders, allowing you the choice of how far you want to push your skill levels. The owners Simone and David are also just amazing hosts. Simone is super friendly and willing to accommodate you; her husband David is super fit and always willing to hit and session the trails with you.
Gregg Cronje
30 September 2022
Fantastic! Well sculpted trails that flow and leave you with a big silly grin after every send.
Herman Bekker
30 September 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the trails on this beautiful reserve. Something for all skill levels.
Darrin frost
30 September 2022
What an amazing ride. Best I have done so far. Keep up the good work Dave and co
Craig Pidduck
30 September 2022
Awesome ride here at Summerplace today, perfect condition to exert the Levo to the Max
Theresa Ralph
24 August 2022
Wow. The Enduro is Sublime
Rechelle Van Vuuren
24 August 2022
Absolutely stunning trails. Something for all levels of Mountain Biking... In the most beautiful setting.
Dave Lewis
17 August 2022
Fantastic trails of variable difficulty, definitely something for everyone and awesome hospitality to go with
Jerry Luis
17 August 2022
From cross country to Enduro and XCO courses, this place has it all. From scenic views to game viewing. Amazing staff that are MTBing mad. The place you can bring the whole family or a guys cycling weekend away.
Graham Rogoff
29 June 2022
Amazingly varied, engaging and challenging trails with a surprise around every corner. A true bushveld experience made even better by a super accommodating trail guide in the form of Dave. Loved the flow lines, technical rock gardens, and drop-offs. Something for everyone. The hospitality and accommodation is also hard to beat. A great all-round getaway package!
Louise Kotze
29 June 2022
Summerplace is one of the few parks I've ridden that ticks ALL the boxes for me. The trails are playful and well thought out. Every feature is safe and encouraging. The hosts are wonderful and always greets with a smile ready to accommodate any of your needs. It's a beautiful bushveld adventure weekend for any mountain bike enthusiast!
Jaco Maré
29 June 2022
Amazing place with great accommodation, beautiful scenery and epic trails! Great for the entire family!
07 June 2022
Dave has built some of the best techical riding around. Terrain is very rocky so a heavier duty tyre is recommended. Trails include drops, gaps, jumps and some fast flow. Terrain lends itself to the more advanced ride. Accommodation is superb and there has been a lot more added since i was last there. Facilities are amazing as well. Run by two the nicest people on planet earth. In my opinion this should be rated best trail network in the NW province.
Rochelle Rossouw
06 June 2022
Amazing hosts, great trails, scenic routes
Adél Pretorius
06 June 2022
06 June 2022
Great variety of trails for all skill levels
Jim Ramage
06 June 2022
Great trails with an awesome Trail Head Dave and Simone are consummate hosts.
Keven Sinclair
06 June 2022
What an amazing place to ride. Got the required training and was able to ride all the technical stuff. A mixture of downhill and XCO riding.
David Hoare
06 June 2022
Fantastic variety of trails, from basic singletrack to advanced downhill, all beautifully designed and maintained. Accommodation on site is very convenient.
Hermien Sinclair
06 June 2022
Well groomed trails with some challenges for every level of rider. Fantastic hospitality and venue.. Everyone very friendly and helpfull and that gives a positive feel and passion for life and mtb. Thank you.
Steve Grundlingh
06 June 2022
Amazing riding, something for beginner to hyper advanced. Dave and Simone are next level hosts and run a superb operation!!
Christiaan Jansen
06 June 2022
Summerplace Farm Stay is a must visit and absolute gem! The trails are pristeen and the hospitality from David and Simone already has me planning my next visit!
Alex Grundlingh
06 June 2022
Everything from the tracks, the accommodation, the hospitality and the food were really incredible. A perfect place for beginner riders, experts and even just for a casual weekend getaway.
Leeanne Jonsson
06 June 2022
The trails at summerplace game reserve (waterberg MTB) are incredible. They are meticulously designed by Dave Barber and every corner is well thought out, the routes technically challenging for all level riders and the waterberg is just picture perfect. As a lady riding alone, you feel safe and it’s easy to navigate back to the bike village. Trails are really well marked and challenging features are well marked as well. Love riding at summerplace
Ashlea Rose
06 June 2022
Fantastic place . Excellent varied rides for all technical levels . Beautiful views with the added benefit of seeing game like Roan antelopes, zebras, Giraffe, eland, Sable to name a few.
06 June 2022
Most beautiful place. Best time had on a riding weekend away. Cottages are extremely nice and clean and classy. Value for money. Trails are amazing, distance and technical. No.womder it's a UCI rated course.
Christie Kuys
23 May 2022
Awesome trails. Natural, technical and flowing.
Joshua Baber
04 May 2022
The trails flow, and the game viewing is awesome. The bike village is a vibe and the coffee is off the wall!
Hercu Du Preez
04 May 2022
Best place on earth for experienceing nature. Best food and coffee.
Inus du Preez
04 May 2022
Trails are in great condition, fantastic flow. The bike village has a fantastic vibe. The scenery is also fantastic.
03 May 2022
Summerplace is an amazing place to ride. David has built some beautiful technical trails. This is what MTb is about. Tons of features and trails to keep you happy for days. It is fairly rocky and technical with some drops and gaps. Make sure you have tires with decent side walls the rocks have destroyed many a tire. Accomodation is fantastic and Simon and Dave are some of the kindest people you could ever meet
Ricky Tomaselli
07 April 2022
Summerplace Farm Stay has it all. It has the most varied and interesting trails, including a XC circuit, jump line and enduro stages. Boasting some of the best accommodation options from camping to family sized houses, it caters to everyone's riding and relaxation needs. There's pools and tennis courts, fire pits and a post ride club-house to chill at, and the hosts Sim and Dave are the most hospitable couple around. On our visit to SFS we had two non-riders who walked everyday, saying it was one of the best places they had ever been. You can self-drive to view the game, and head off to the famous sunset picnic table for a kuier. All that is is fantastic, but the trails are where the magic is, and it is abundant. Dave and his crew have cut pure ecstacy into the hillsides of SFS. Book a weekend, or longer if you can, and get back in touch with what mountain biking is supposed to be.
Jim Ramage
10 March 2022
Amazing trails with fun challenges Brilliant scenery Riding amongst game Great hosts and food. Super accommodation
23 February 2022
True bush trails with lots of rider level options.
Madelle Venter
11 January 2022
Amazing single track trails with build trail features ideal for the mountain biker who wants to progress in skills level.
Ernst Horn
11 January 2022
Summerplace has trails for everyone from novice to pro riders with plenty of opportunity to improve and excel!!!
Jan Venter
11 January 2022
The trails are extremely well built and maintained by Dave (the owner, and Mountain biker) trails are well suited for all types of riding styles from novice to advanced XC and Enduro style riding. keep an eye on they're website (https://www.summerplacefarmstay.com/) for courses, events and rider training weekends. The game reserve is unfenced and boast most buck and small game. The bike village is well stocked with food and drinks (remember to place orders for breakfast, lunch and dinner in advance) Simone is always friendly and will accommodate all requests carnivore or vegan. The camping grounds and cottages is spectacular. Clean and well maintained. Up to date with WiFi in all cottages and at the bike village. Be sure to ask Dave to show you all the sweet spots on the trails. He's a great host and very keen to take riders of all levels out, you'll probably find that you will be able to do a gap jump, a drop and a rock garden by the time you leave the reserve (if you aren't that advanced yet) this is truly a mountain bikers paradise in the bushveld. 2 1/2 hours from Pretoria. We have made this our go-to mountain biking escape from the mundane! Kudos X 5
Joanne Badenhorst
11 January 2022
One of my favorite places to just de-stress from city life.
Paul Rose
26 November 2021
Stunning views
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