Glen Garry, Kamberg, Kwazulu
Riding experience: 9/10 Facilities: 10/10
“We moved back here from Australia to raise a family and help the folks out with running the place. I got into mountain biking through my dad and started building a few trails, and now we have a cool network of trails for people to ride.”- Gareth Sivright
Epic sunrises, cosy accommodation & endless singletrack. A truly worthwhile weekend getaway, Glengarry Kamberg offers a complete experience!
We recently visited with Gareth Sivright and his family who run Glen Garry in the beautiful Kamberg area of the KZN Midlands, near Nottingham Rd.
Even before you arrive, the mountains and farmlands start easing the stresses of modern life, with stunning scenery and the looming Drakensberg in the distance, begging you to draw closer and explore.
Driving into Glen Garry proper, it has the feel of a typical family resort, but with a more homely feel that feels instantly comfortable.
Meeting Garteh and getting out on our first ride, it was clear that these trails are developed by someone who understands flow and fun on a bike.
There is a variety of trails that are able to cater for most abilities. We went with the whole family and were able to go on several rides, each suited to the group, from riding with our 4 and 6 year olds, intermediate rides with weekend warriors, to the bigger climbs up Jakkalskop, and back down again, on their longer and more technical trails. Stacked loop trails also mean that one group of different abilities can ride together, with those less keen to climb and test their technique, able to branch off early and re-join along the way.
Add to the riding, the fact that they have river tubing, dam and river fishing, a 9 hole golf course, animal farm, camping and very comfortable chalets on offer and you have a great recipe for a super weekend.