Danielsrust game farm MTB trails
Updated: Dec 11, 2020
Location - Cradle Of Humankind
Cost - 50 bucks
Trail distance - 15km
Setting - Grasslands and beautiful scenery, some forest.
We started out around 7 am with the loading of the bakkie and off we went. Our little morning adventure starts! Driving up to the farm on the narrow roads and a short dirt road, again, just absolutely awesome scenery and fresh air!
Arriving at the farm, it is super easy to find the office and signs are simple to find, read, and follow. With no human in sight, you park at the designated parking and pay for entrance by popping in your 50 bucks (per person, please) in the honesty box located at the office door.
We follow the RED route (15km ride) and for around 5-6km you have a slight consistent uphill (but not a battle). There are several routes you can tackle, and the website has awesome information about the routes available. The trails are well kept and you can see a lot of effort and pride goes into this little piece of heaven.
Our first sighting of wildlife was a little sneaky jackal running through the grasslands, and then an ostrich on the horizon. After the last big uphill, suddenly, there were animals everywhere. A lot of them. Wildebeest, Eland, Ostrich, Warthog, and plenty of other wildlife. There is about 700 head of plains game on the 1000 hectare farm.
This is a stunning farm. We finished strong. The freedom of the veld with great company, lots of laughs, and the overwhelming sense of freedom and appreciation for what we have in our backyard is definitely a feeling you will only get when you are in it. Experiencing it right there and then. It is a moment that can not be captured.
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