Van Gaalen

Hartebeespoort - Limpopo & North West

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Trails: 59
Total Distance: 132km
eBikes: Yes
Shuttle-friendly: N/A
Cost: R60 - Per day
Security Rating: 4/5
Nearest City/Town: Hartebeespoort
Trail type: Wilderness

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Best suited for: Intermediate and Experienced riders.

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Marnix de Lorm
29 June 2022
I've always enjoyed riding Van Gaalen's and decided to head back there having not ridden it for a few years. The only map available was one you could download (a PDF) on your phone or PC but as I had my phone with me I had to use that. Very difficult to make out much detail even on a large screen so I decided to just try and follow the trail markings. I was keen to try Puffadder again but unfortunately, the trail marking was extremely poor, and I got lost 5 or 6 times and never actually got there. Some of the signs towards the Greek Church indicated walkers and cyclists but even on an e-bike, there were some paths that I was unable to ride so I can only assume they were intended for walkers only. It's a pity as it is a stunning location and as the trails are all there already all it needs is a bit of sign maintenance to be one of the best around, but until then, I'm afraid it does not get a 5* rating from me.
Kyle Le Bron
26 April 2022
Best of both worlds! Van Gaalens aka Cheese farm - can be a chilled day out on the trails or an absolute beast! There are some really big climbs here if you decide to brave them out, one up to the Greek Church the other up Poff adder!! But what goes up must come down, some quick technical flow sections will await you! In the splendour that is the magaliesburg mountain range! One can also take the more cross country route “still challenging and beautiful” this will include marked trails in and around the trail head and lots on municipal road that will take you miles out towards magalieburg town! A great day out!
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