Mountain bike sand dune trail in De Kelders

Activity Snapshot

Spoken languages: English
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Learn how to slalom down sand dunes and pick up the pace along De Kelder's stunning shoreline on fat bike tours across beach and backcountry.

A hybrid sport putting the fun back into cross-terrain cycling, fat biking across the sand dunes and nature reserves that surround Gansbaai add a new dimension to biking - bringing the native landscape to life with unexpected highs and lows that span De Kelders to Die Plaat Beach on South Africa's western coast.

An iconic beach town on South Africa's western cape, Gansbaai is a 3-hour drive from Cape Town and is renowned for its dense population of great white sharks that have made it a popular cage diving location. Situated near the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, next to De Kelders, Gansbaai is surrounded by private reserves, cave systems and untouched coastline.

The ultimate 3hr circuit from Grootbos nature reserve to Die Plaat beach, this all-terrain trail is suited to occasional riders looking to explore the beach and backcountry on a 4x4 style bike. Learn how to navigate narrow sandy horse trails through the Fynbos, slalom down sand dunes and cruise across the beach - stopping off for a quick dip and a chance to soak up the views.

Average midday temperatures for Gansbaai range from 16.7°C in July to 25°C in January. The region is the coldest during July with nighttime lows of 7°C.

Activity requirements

Basic riding experience is necessary

Special terms

Route and duration subject to change based on weather conditions

  • All necessary equipment/protection
  • Entry fee into the Nature Reserve
  • Activity transport
  • Accommodation transfer (Gansbaai/De Kelders)
  • HD video/ session photos
  • Personal insurance
Do not forget to bring
  • Suitable footwear
  • Suncream
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
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Meeting point
61 Ingang Street Gansbaai, Western Cape 7200. Alternatively, please organise accommodation transfers with your guide. Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (1)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Great fun the dunes where a rush.