Sani Spoors offers an intoxicating 50 Km of mountain bike trails of varying difficulty and skill levels, providing fun and excitement for the whole family. Adrenaline filled downhills, strenuous climbs, gentle river trails, technical bridge crossings.
You wont be disappointed cycling Sani Spoors. The pristine dairy farms dotted along the Umzimkulu River and its tributaries with the cows feeding in the green pastures and with the backdrop of the Ukhahlamba Mountains and the surrounding World Heritage site is just a spectacular and magnificent setting to be out in the crisp fresh air riding on a mountain bike.
Permits and Indemnity
Sani Spoors have been created by local farmers who are passionate about mountain biking and want to share the experience of cycling in the beautiful Underberg area. Trail fees go to maintaining the trails and can be paid at The Olde Duck – which is situated about 7kms out of Underberg (2kms on the Drakensberg Gardens road). You will also need to sign the mandatory Indemnity Form. Find out more on how much trails cost, where and how to pay, by clicking here.
The Olde Duck is the base venue for all the Sani Spoors and Riverlea trails. There is an ablution block available on site consisting of several separate and very comfortable change rooms – each with a hot water shower, toilet, basin, mirror and bench.
The Olde Duck with its friendly but country style service (this is not big city fast food!!) serves excellent cappuccinos (proudly created by the resident barista) and fine food. There is an option to sit inside with the lilting music and serene setting or in the beautiful sunshine – watching the kids feed the animals in the animal farm; play on the jungle gym; or ride their bikes around the specially created kiddies track. A truly legendary setting.
The Vanilla Rose gift and clothing shop is also on the premises, and is well worth a visit. The items on sale are unique – specifically and personally selected and sourced by owners Jeannine and Di from around the country. It is unlikely that you will manage to walk out of there without having bought something!
The Sani Spoors clubhouse with bar, built in braai (to sadly replace “Old Smokey”), fireplace and lounge is also on the Olde Duck premises is but only used for social activities – most often on a Thursday evening. Many a good story about the Tour de Tule, Sani2c, Wine to Whales, Epic, etc., has been told here over the odd beer and/or bottle of wine/whisky. Very special place!!