Red

The “easy climb way”:
Go out the main gate and TURN RIGHT onto the TAR and head towards the Sudwala Caves. TURN RIGHT up the Sabie Road (R539) for about 1km and turn LEFT onto a dirt road @ Mikon’s FARM GATE. You can now link onto the Pink / Orange / Green Red / Purple route.

The “not so easy climb way”:
The fun starts as soon as you have gone over the BRIDGE and out the MAIN GATE; you have a nice DROP INN to the right, to get you on some awesome flowing single track next to the river. After you have crossed the river again, you will have a short climb and then at the split TURN LEFT. Up an unforgiving climb, this will take you to the MAMBA TUNNEL. Go under two table tops, until you reach a small farm tar road. At the split, TURN LEFT up to the jeep track. This climb will test you, but the single track will make it worth it! Sharp turn to the right, at the top of the climb. TURN LEFT, up the fire break. TURN RIGHT into pine forest single track. TURN RIGHT when you drop onto the dirt road. Follow the road towards the TAR road. TURN LEFT at the Sappi sign and follow the dirt road until you see the LOW TUNNEL on you RIGHT. Go as low as possible. The tunnel will spit you out, into pine forest single track. Follow the road, until you reach the district road and TURN RIGHT. This road will take you past Mayo Estate. When you get to the downhill section, keep your eyes open for the MOUNT CARMEL sign on your RIGHT. Follow this road until you get to the split in the road, right after a downhill & short, steep climb. TURN LEFT and follow the road until you get an extremely steep climb. After the climb, TURN RIGHT. Follow the road until you see the single track on the LEFT. At the end of the single track TURN RIGHT. This road will take you all the way up a long technical climb. At the four way crossing, TURN RIGHT and then LEFT. The road flattens out, until you get to the last climb at the tower. Take a minute to enjoy the magnificent view! Then follow the road, until you get to the single track on the LEFT HAND SIDE. This wicked single track will lead you straight onto a forestry road. Follow the road until you get to the gum single track on the LEFT. When you reach the forestry road, follow the road until you get to a split. At the split you can choose the “easy way back” or the “bush tunnel” route.

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