Pedalling Parys at Otters’ Haunt

Otters’ Haunt is best known as a river-paddling destination, but owners Graeme and Karen Addison have established a number of trails to lure mountain bikers to this Vaal River hideaway near Parys.If you’re keen on a provincial cross-border crank, this ride can zip you into the Free State, Gauteng and the North West Province.

Elands River Valley mountain bike trails

The tiny town of Emgwenya (formerly Waterval Boven) is famous for its white-knuckle climbing routes, but the biking trails here in the Elands River Valley are top class too.