Tipped as cycle-friendly accommodation

Mountain biking and cycling

Madi a Thavha is one of the lodges tipped by the local cycling clubs as  “cycle friendly accommodation” in the area. We offer guided cycle routes to villages nearby with our own bicycles. The Soutpansberg has lots of exciting opportunities for serious and fun cyclers too.

Bicycles at Lodge

We have 7 bicycles and 2 children’s bicycles and offer guided cycling tours visiting villages like Tshikota and Tshiozwi in the Western Soutpansberg mountains. Lodging guests can also cycle around the lodge’s accessible roads on their own.

Soutpansberg is a superb cycling destination

Here are endless trails for all grades of riding. The local Mountain cycling club, has marked five, easy to moderate routes for beginners and moderate riders. All their routes start and end at the Hanglip Arboretum. The routes vary in length, from 4km to 22km and include a mixture of forestry roads and single tracks through indigenous forests.

Kremetart road race and Akkedis mountain bike challenge

The 175km four stage Kremetart road race around the Western Soutpansberg is a highlight on most ardent cyclers’ annual calendar and takes place in June each year. The Akkedis mountain challenge is a 70km route but has a 35km and the easier 10km options too.

Rates guided cycling tours from Madi a Thavha mountain lodge

Mountain bikes – tour guide – picnic.  From 3 per person. Valid until 31/10/2015 R500
Mountain bikes – tour guide – picnic.  Valid until 31/10/2015 R750