About Sani Spoors
The Unique Sani Spoors Team, has developed a collection of pristine single tracks in the Southern Drakensberg of KZN. These tracks traverse approximately 50 Km of some of the country’s most unspoilt mountainous beauty. Monies raised through Club membership, assists the locally unemployed, who are used to create, maintain and clear single track. Sani Spoors employes locals, also assist with the eradication of invasive alien vegetation such as Wattle, Bramble and Cotoneaster along the route.
Sani Spoor Events:
• The “Ride to Learn” series sees Sani Spoors hosting 4 annual duathlon events that raise funds exclusively for Education in the Southern Drakensberg.
• The Sani Spoors Drak Challenge MTB Ride is a 23km MTB single track ride that follows the Umzimkulu River along the course of the first day of the Global Trader Drak Challenge Canoe Race.
• pH²: A Quadrathlon, incorporating a 21 km MTB course, 8km paddle, 8km run and 20 km endurance horse event. A fundraising event for The Underberg Country Club.
Benefits for Sani Spoor Cycling Club members:
• Easy and affordable CSA registration.
• Full access to the magnificent Sani Spoors trails.
• Prior to Sani2C, check your bikes and equipment on safe off-road trails, 4km from Underberg.
• Discounts on Sani Spoors branded adventure wear and cycling clothing.
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Please note that certain, if not all, of the routes may be closed due to adverse weather conditions, particularly during the fire season, or during certain farming operations such as silage making or chemical spraying.
Intshitshi Spoor 3.3km (Yellow Arrows)
An easy amble along the banks of the Umzimkulu River, suitable for novices and children. A number of bridges over farm fences to cross, walk over until you gain confidence. Speed and momentum gets you over the bridges. Go slow and you wobble at the apex, ouch!
Umzimkulu Run 7km (Blue Arrows)
Shares the first kilometer and the last two kilometers of the Intshitshi Run. At the split of the two trails is the first dangerous bridge, (marked with three down arrows). Please walk down the bridge until you are comfortable with it. Mainly flat river bank riding with a few fast downhill sections before joining up with the Intshitshi Spoor and finishing at the Sani Spoor office. A fast ride used as a Time Trial route by local cyclists.
Milk Run 9.4km (Green Arrows)
Please note that the first section of this trail will have traffic going in both directions. Ascending cyclists have right of way. Please be cautious and courteous.
Milk Run is the access route into single track heaven. You gotta do it to get there. From the top of the Milk Run you can either proceed to Jackall Joll or continue on the Milk Run back to the start point.
Long climbs and really nice pine forest single track with incredible berg views.
Heaven and Hell 12km (Black Arrows)
A technical loop that splits off from Jackall Joll. A fast descent through Pine forests back to the Milk Run. Good long climb to the top.
Jackall Joll 13km (Red Arrows)
More climbing from where you split off the Milk Run, but it will be worth it. Forestry roads take you to the highest point on the property, so from here you don’t ever have to pedal again (right) until you get back to the start. A number of technical and rocky sections with a fantastic downhill switchback section for the Gravity guys.
Tsango Trail 19.2km (Lime Green Arrows)
This trail follows the Umzimkulu Run for the first 5km before branching off and following the Umzimkulu River and the tributary Umzimkulwana. After crossing the tar road (please be very cautious), the trail follows a higher contour with fast flowing rocky single-track.
Rinkhals Road 21.6km (Orange Arrows)
Continues along the tar road for 1.5km from the Tsango split, before entering a wattle single track, emerging onto fantastic cliff-top trails and fun-filled downhill single track. Joins onto the Tsango trail at the Umzimkulwana bridge.