Mountain bikers in the Karoo


This route takes you along the back roads all the way to Smitswinkel in Oudtshoorn where you can stop for a break and to fill up on good food. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world.  Once you’re through the Montagu Pass, it is a very gradual decent most of the way to Oudtshoorn.  Pace yourself because the return trip has roughly the same elevation gain going back to George and can be misleading.

Start Coordinates: (DD)-33.949821 ; 22.434733
Start/FinishEngen Heatherpark, CJ Langenhoven Road, George
Distance± 118.0 km (out & back)
Elevation Gain± 1,613 m
Perceived ExertionVery Hard
Trail SystemKaroo
SurfaceDistrict Gravel Road
District tar road
Route MarkersNone
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Mountain Biking± 6 h — 8 h


  • ATM 
  • Parking 
  • Paypoint 
  • Shop
  • Restroom

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