Amidst the exquisite high country of Haenertsburg / Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo Province, land of mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests, stands the elegant Stanford Lake Lodge, a tribute to those seeking the ultimate in idyllic privacy...
Mountain Biking routes in Magoebaskloof / Haenertsburg
(Open to the public who are in possession of a permit)
Stanford Lake/Ebenezer Dam - Blue Route
This 5.3km route is suitable for families with young children. It follows the edge of Stanford Lake and Ebenezer Dam on well used roads and is fairly flat. It can be extended by 3km by following the road along Ebenezer dam further and returning the same way. It can be accessed from Stanford Lake Lodge. Parking for the Public must be at the Start Point - no vehicles are allowed on Stanford Lake Lodge property - Mountain Bikes only! Thank you.
Cheerio/Sequoia - Orange Route
This 5km route is suitable for families with lovely single track to test technical skills. It passes through the pine plantations, avo orchards and the beautiful gardens of Cheerio and Sequoia along grass paths and roads. The climb to the top of the hill is made worth the effort by the spectacular views of the Wolkberg and Cheerio Valley. It can be accessed from Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort, Sequoia and Cheerio Gardens.
Cheerio/Sequoia/Bramasole/Stanford Lake College - Green Route
This 25km route is suitable for experienced riders and weekend warriors who want to test their strength and stamina. It follows roads through plantations, gardens and natural forest, passed secluded dams and babbling streams. The climbs are steep and long but the views from the top over the Ebenezer dam towards the Wolkberg make it all worthwhile. It can be accessed from Stanford Lake College, Cheerio Gardens, Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort, Sequoia, Bramasole and Zwakala.
Magoebaskloof Adventures - Black Route
This 10km route is for very experienced mountain bikers. 5km of technical single track hug the contours of the Letaba Gorge through riverine forest. A steep climb gives spectacular views of Georges Valley before a steep descent back to the start. It can be accessed from Magoebaskloof Adventures.
Ebenezer/ Broederstroom – Yellow Route
This 30 km route is suitable for most riders. It follows the Blue route along the edge of Stanford Lake and Ebenezer Dam before branching off up a long climb to cross the R71. It then follows the Broederstroom on flat but sometimes grassy roads towards Cheerio. The valley has abundant bird life and the constant babble of the river is energizing. A loop through Sequoia, Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort and Cheerio Gardens follows the green route to the L Road/ R71 intersection and through pine plantations before diverting to pass Stanford Lake College and cross the R71 again. It can be accessed from Stanford Lake Lodge, Stanford Lake College, Sequoia, Cheerio Trout Lodge and Cheerio Gardens.
To ride a 55km route, start from Stanford Lake Lodge and follow the yellow route. On the Cheerio (L) Road the yellow and green routes link. Follow the Green route from here. Once you return to the link, follow the yellow route back to the start.