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Salpeterkrans MTB Trails

CLOSEST TOWN > Dullstroom

TRAIL DESTINATION > Klip River

DISTANCE > 34 - 45km

GRADING > Intermediate

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OVERVIEW

Salpeterkrans Fly Fishing Estate is situated on 2 000 hectares close to Draaikraal and Roossenekal in the Steenkamps Mountains. The Steenkamps Mountain Pass is, at 2 331 metres above sea level, the highest peak in Mpumalanga and its catchment area feeds the Klip River with clear cold water of which 10 kilometres meanders through the Salpeterkrans Estate. This area is rich in history and the flora and birdlife are exceptional. The owner has identified more than 24 mammal species and 70 bird species. [div2 class="highlight1"]

On your bike

There are three mountain-bike trails to choose from, as well as a network of farm and district roads. The Steenkamps Mountain Trail is 45 kilometres long and takes you right up to the highest peak in Mpumalanga. The Mapochs Trail is also 45 kilometres long and passes the site where the Ndebele captain lived. The Klip River trail is 34 kilometres long and, though shorter, requires a certain degree of fitness as it goes to the top of the plateau on scenic off-roads.

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Off the bike

To make the most of Salpeterkrans sunshine there a variety of outdoor activities are offered. Some activities, like horse riding, are offered on neighbouring farms.

CONTACT:

Route Information: Chris and Wilna Davel

Cell: 082 897-4007

Tel: (013) 273-7026

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.salpeterkrans.co.za

GPS: S25°11.22', E30°1.37'

Weather:{weather Dullstroom, South Africa}

FAST FACTS

GRADING:

Intermediate

DURATION:

1 - 4 Hours, depending on route chosen.

CONFIGURATION :

Two 45km and a 34km trail.

START POINT:

Klip River Lodge

TERRAIN:

Farm roads and jeep tracks.

MAP:

Availible at reception.

CELL RECEPTION:

Yes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Contact for entry information.

FACILITIES:

The facilities include an adventure hall, 2 dormitories with bunk beds, a large ablution block with flush toilets and hot showers, a tuck-shop.

BEWARE OF:

At this altitude you can expect a cool climate and fast changes in weather conditions. In winter, frost is common and snowfalls occur from time to time.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

From Dullstroom you have the option to drive on either the Tonteldoos gravel road 33km at the Cheese Shop and The Planter's Pub & Grill on Tonteldoos 20km north of Dullstroom, or the Nederhorst / The Mountain Road with 17km gravel road and at Lost Valley Nature Reserve pass to salpeterkrans drive. The distance for both routes is the same and join the Roossenekal / Lydenburg R577.

BEST TIME OF YEAR

In winter, frost is common and snowfalls occur from time to time.