Northern Farm – Diepsloot

Also known as the Diepsloot nature reserve, Northern Farm is on a 2500 ha property that caters for mountain bikers, hikers and horse riders. This is the perfect trail for the entire family, with trails ranging from 8 km – 62 km in distance with quite a few short cuts back to the start once you become familiar with the farm. This is definitely the perfect trail to get you started on the bike and also entertains the expert rider especially on the 34 km and 62 km route. The trail is well maintained  and well-marked throughout.

Oi!! Keep an eye out for the resident hippo

One bottle of water or two?

Trails vary in distance from 8 km – 62 km

 

How should I prep my bike?

All purpose/wet condition chain lube is recommended and tire pressure should be moderate to soak up the trail vibration.

 

When can I ride?

Saturday – Sunday & public holidays: 06h00 – 17h00 (ticket sales are only until 15h00)

 

Small change or personal loan? 

R50 per person (multi access cards available on request at the ticket office)

 

Where do I park?

Safe and secure parking available.

 

Do I need to find a bush?

No need, there are very clean toilet facilities available at the Hay Brew coffee shop.

 

Take me, quick and easy!

-25.9375         27.9889

S 25° 56.25’     E 27° 59.334’

S 25° 56’ 15”   E 27° 59’ 20”

 

I have burnt all my energy, where can I eat?

Bacon and egg rolls, coffee, sweets and cold drinks are available at the Hay Brew coffee shop.

 

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Website: Northern Farm, Twitter handle: @NorthernFarm, Facebook page: Northern Farm MTB Park

Trail specifics

Pink

Distance: 8 km
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Jeep track, mostly flat with some climbing, suitable for children with geared bikes.

Green

Distance: 12 km
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Jeep track, single track, mostly flat with some climbing, suitable for children with geared bikes, safe concrete river crossing.

Blue

Distance: 22 km
Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate
Terrain: Jeep track, single track, most flat with some climbing, visible roots in forest areas, narrow bridge crossings, safe concrete river crossing.

Red

Distance: 34 km
Difficulty: Intermediate – Hard
Terrain: rocky single track, visible roots in forest areas, entertaining downhills, safe concrete river crossing.

Black

Distance: 62 km
Difficulty: Intermediate – Hard
Terrain: rocky single track, visible roots in forest areas, entertaining downhills, safe concrete river crossing, rock gardens.

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