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QQuad bikes, or all-terrain vehicles, are a great mode of transport for doing sightseeing off the beaten track. They can take you further, faster than your feet can, and they can access places that ordinary road vehicles can’t. And they are super fun. If you are interested in touring in a different and exciting way, these quad-biking adventures might be just the thing for you...
Situated near Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State, the Clarens Xtreme quad-biking trails offer stunning views over the town of Clarens and the magical Maluti Mountains. Depending on your energy levels, you can choose between half-hour, one-hour or two-hour tours hosted by experienced guides that negotiate a variety of obstacles. Halfway through the ride, you will pause for drinks and your guide will share some historical information about the town. You also have the option to ride as a passenger on someone else’s bike if you don’t feel up for too much of a challenge.
Based in the northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, All Out Adventures offers 15km trails over varied terrain. You will traverse ‘Montusi Gorge’, ‘Rocky Pass’ and the ‘Waterfall Challenge’. Don’t be nervous, though, there is a test track where everyone gets some training before they depart for their ride. The experience includes a lesson on riding safely off-road, followed by an outride on purpose-built mountain trails. The whole experience lasts 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the group.
One of the biggest quad-bike tour operators in the country, Hazyview’s Induna Adventures offers one, two, and four-hour rides along hand-cut trials through indigenous bush and blue-gum plantations, and past spectacular waterfall lookout points. Induna Adventures is in Mpumalanga province and is only a 20-minute drive from the Kruger National Park. Trails are guided by professional guides. Children can join the trip as passengers. Don’t forget about the Kiddie Quad Track at the Adventure Center.
Kagga Kamma game farm is situated in the Swartruggens region of the Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape, and its quad-bike trails offer you the chance to cover rugged terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible—allowing you a unique nature and game-viewing experience. One-to-two-hour tours are arranged on request. Regrettably, no children under the age of 16 are allowed.