Goegap MTB Trails, Northern Cape
Fascinating desert pedal exploration
Situated 15kms east of the town of Springbok in the Northern Cape, the Goegap Nature Reserve offers visitors a different terrain - a harsh, desert-like terrain littered with rocks, boulders, and giant aloes.
The Goegap MTB trails make for a fascinating pedal exploration, offering riders a 35km network of jeep-tracks through the reserve. Riders’ skills are put to the test over rocks, stretches of loose sand, and steep downhills.
Although the trails are harsh, it is possible to adapt the route to suit your skills and fitness levels. The trails are rugged, steep, and minimalist in most places, but most enjoyable is the fact that the landscape is largely undiscovered.
For leisure travellers, the Goegap Nature Reserve is home to 94 bird species and over 45 species of mammals, including the endangered Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. The reserve offers a variety of hiking trails, which are an excellent option for those wanting to see a variety of wildlife.
The best time to visit Goegap Nature Reserve to fully enjoy its splendour is from August through to October, depending on the rains. During these months, the seemingly lifeless 15 000ha reserve transforms into a stunning world of wild flowers.
- Grading: Intermediate to Advanced
- Terrain: Jeep-track, semi-desert, gravel roads
- Distance: 35km network of routes
- Day Pass: R30
- Goegap Nature Reserve, Springbok, Namaqualand, Northern Cape
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