Where there is good hiking and climbing, you’ll often find a selection of great mountain bike trails. Esperant private reserve is no exception to this rule with some of the most spectacular jeep track trails to be found within the Eastern Cape.


The Ariesberg mountain range is wellsuited to the dirt-junkie with varying terrainand distances to suit all riders. The trails are easy to follow and will certainly get your heart rate going without having to leave the farm or even having to open a gate. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, take your bike to Esperant. The various routes range from a scenic,family orientated 6km loop to more substantial combinations that can achieve 30-40km for those that want to challenge themselves in the great Karoo.

For the more adventurous riders

If you leave the farm and take a left towards Bedford, there are rolling dirt roads with very little traffic that allow the rider to dictate exactly how far they want to go. Bedford is 60km from the gate and is a great routefor anyone training for that big race. It also has some quaint restaurants to refuel at should riders decide to do an “out and back”.


Mountain bikes often allow one to get surprisingly close to wildlife without disturbing them and with the variety of game and bird life on view, you’re likely to have some great sightings. Fortunately, none of the reserves animals would want you for their lunch - so no predators.

The comfortable farmhouse which looks down over the reserve will accommodate a family group or friends and has all the self-catering facilities needed for a casual weekend of fun and fresh air under the clear Karoo skies. Your group will have the whole farm to themselves for their stay with no other visitors to share your spoils - all within a secure environment.

For those who don’t want to cycle, guided game walks and hikes are available if required.


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