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
The Blue Mountain Biking route is on our farm and is a 10km route that is suitable for most riders. It follows the edge of Stanford Lake and Ebenezer Dam on well used roads with a few sections of single track to get the adrenalin pumping. You do don't need a permit for the Blue Route if you are staying at Stanford Lake Lodge.
There are currently two other mountain biking routes in the area that you can cycle on after getting a day permit (cost is R50 per person) online:
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 pasture land, passes secluded dams and babbling streams. It includes a few sections of single track to get the adrenaline pumping. The climbs are steep and long but the views from the top towards the Wolkberg make it all worthwhile.
Around Ebenezer from Haenertsburg Village
This is a lovely route for general tourists to explore Haenertsburg surroundings and enjoy stunning views of Ebenezer Dam. The route starts at the Haenertsburg Village Hall where there is ample parking to leave your vehicle. The route is a mixture of a bit of the main Georges Valley Road then along the bailiff's jeep track to the Power Boat Club past the Yacht Club, over the Ebenezer Dam Wall, along the "G" road, turning off just before the R71 and on to Blueberry Heights farm, joining the bailiff's track again and remaining on a jeep track until you are about 1.5 km from Haenertsburg where you have to travel on the R71 for this short distance back to the Village Hall. The Route is about 32km long with an elevation gain of about 460m. It is a comfortable 2hr ride, suitable for casual bikers, but a great ride for anyone. The Route is not yet signposted.