The MTB trail starts from Hadeda Camp which is situated next to the Hennops River. The MTB trail does not use the same trails as the hikers. It does cross the hiking trails on three occasions.

Hennops MTB offers some really stunning trails to suit all levels of expertise and fitness. The trails are colour coded and the main circular (single/jeep) track, 13km is green. For the beginner rider there are the option to escape and to complete only the River loop (5km) section. Branching from this main track there are varies loops marked in blue to choose from, (Skeleton Hill, Kayalami, Pelindaba and Watergat loop) to create your own choice of distance up to 26km.

Distance. 5km / 13km and up to 26km available.

Duration. 1 to 2 hours

Degree of difficulty. Average, not to technical but suitable for adventures riders.

Elevation gain: 132-310m

RIVER LOOP (5km)

Is perfect for beginner and novice riders. Play through this 5km of purpose-build single track that meander along the Hennops River, shaded by the river line of forest. The River loop has a flat profile but offer lots of fun obstacles and the 30m suspension bridge that will get the adrenaline going.

(The River loop forms the first section of the 13km main circular green trail with an escape option back Home)

MAIN CIRCULAR GREEN TRAIL (13km)

The Green trail starts off with the (5km) River loop plus a further 8 km of jeep track to complete the circular main trail.This second section is slightly more challenging and some level of fitness is required.

Expect some hill climb, fast flat sections and steep down hills to test your fitness and riding skills. Elevation gain is 132 m.

This trail traverses a working cattle farm, and a game fenced area (Hennops Offroad Trail) where varies game species like Kudus, Gnu, Zebra, Impala, Zonkis and Horses can be viewed.

ADDITIONAL LOOPS

The four extra loops to choose and add to the main trail is colour coded in blue.

SKELETON HILL LOOP (4km, single track)

From the cattle kraal this 4km loop meanders along the natural contours of the Krokodilberg to the South, creating moderate technical rocky single-track descents and ascents through open grassland.

KAYALAMI LOOP (4km single-track)

Kayalami is a purpose-built super smooth single-track to test your speeding skills. This section is flat with soft turns and swirls.

PELINDABA LOOP (2km jeep track)

This loop is a jeep track with a gradual climb and a steep rocky decent over a slate stone terrain.

WATERGAT LOOP (2,5km jeep track)

This loop is also a jeep track through the 4×4 area and includes dongas waterhole and a steep descent.

OFF THE BIKE

Enjoy a braai, picnic and swim at Hennops Picnic Spot. There’s a tuck shop available at Hadeda camp that sells basic drinks and snacks. The shop is open from 07H00-14H00.

How it works

  • As a day visitor, you don’t need to book on weekends and public holidays. Parking and registration office are situated at Hadeda Camp
  • Gates to Hadeda Camp open at 07h00 on Sat, Sun and Public Holidays.
    Registration office hours: 06h30 – 14h00
  • During the week (Mon – Fri) you can start at 08h30. Please call 082 825 9205 to book for the trail on normal weekdays(Non-Public Holiday).

Cost

  • R30/MTB Permit (Excludes Picnic, Hiking, Swimming, ect.) or
  • R60 / MTB (Including Hennops Picnic Spot where swimming pools and braai facilties are available).