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Mountain Bike Trail, Oudsthoorn, Western Cape

This magical mountain biking trail is situated in Schoemanshoek at the African Inn, just outside Oudsthoorns’ CBD.

Cango MTB Park is nestled between the foothills of the Outeniqua and Swartberg mountains, on the R328 towards the Cango Caves.

Cango Park Mountain bikingSelected to represent SA MTB Team for World Champs, Matthys Beukes, one of South Africa’s foremost mountain biking pros, started building the mountain bike trails on his family property, Africa Inn, in 2005.

These exceptional single tracks are carved out of the Karoo koppies, which are not dusty as one would expect from the dry region. Instead you can enjoy a hard rocky surface, covered in the unique spectacular mix of mountain fynbos. The steep and craggy terrain makes for wonderful erosion-free trail building.

The trails cover 20 kms of un-groomed, yet tidy, clean cut terrain, catering for various fitness levels from the advanced routes to a kiddie track. Even though this is a Park, Matthys has kept a natural feel to the environment, making this a great place to test and improve on your performance.

Africa Inn is a fun place for the entire family to enjoy, offering affordable rondavels and self-catering chalets to suit all your needs. To book for accommodation contact Gert or Ansie Beukes on 044 – 272 5110 or 083 234 2294.

Entrance to the park is free, although Matthys still likes to know who’s on his property, you can contact him on 083-650-8141 or visit his website for further details.

Directions to Africa Inn from Oudsthoorn

In Oudtshoorn take the main road, Langenhoven Rd/Baron Van Reede St north towards the Swartberg Mountains. This street becomes the R328 road towards the Cango Caves and many other attractions. Cango Mountainbiking is at 9.6km from center of town on the right. Look out for an old sand stone building and mountain bikers flying through the Klein Karoo veldt.

More info on the town of Oudtshoorn More info on the Klein Karoo area