Giba Gorge Mountain Biking Park

This is via my friend Simon…

On Saturday I drove to take my first look at Giba Gorge MTB Park near Marion Hill (along side the N3 Toll Plaza between Hillcrest and Pinetown).

I was fortunate to enough to go out on my first exploration ride with non other than the owner, Chris. I got the full tour. Chris took me over a sampling of the parks trails. From the family level dirt roads, the smooth sweeping single track, all the way to the freshly cut technical single track with berms and switch-backs, and finally he showed me the crazy freeride run. All these trails take in the green countryside with forests, indigenous bush, grassland, rivers and three waterfalls!

The bonus is that the park is based around a thatched visitors’ center. With reception, a small bike shop and bar with light meals and good Italian coffee. Future plans include a restaurant, conference center and spa.

This might all come across like a marketing pitch, but it’s just cause I’m an MTB freak who wants to spread the word, and I’m pleased that someone with passion and vision has at long last created a quality all-in-one off-road biking venue within easy reach of Durban.

http://www.gibagorge.co.za/

So if you are interested, it sounds really cool, something I would like to do on my next vacation, and it’s within riding distance of Westville.

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