Mountain Biking

Location

Destination: 

Nothern Farm

Country: 

SA
Trip Participants

Participants: 

Simon Donally

 

Hello Everyone, I'm planning an outing to the Northern Farm for this coming Saturday at 08h00. It is a very entertaining venue with scenery ranging from farm lands, bush and even interesting views of Lanseria airport all interspersed with streams, canals, ponds and the occasional mud patch. The routes are long enough to keep casual mountain bikers entertained for at least an hour or more and we will probably cycle for at least an hour, depending on what people want to do. All you need are a bike, liquid refreshments and some energy bars.

The web site is http://www.northernfarm.co.za/ and the directions can be found by clicking on the information tab on the site. I've pasted them in this email too.

We will meet at 7:45 for 08:00 am at the actual gate of the farm, which is about a 40 minute drive from both Pretoria and Johannesburg. You will need to buy day access cards from another point on the road first (R18) and then travel to the gate which is about 2,7 km away from the entrance. There's a map, and completely idiot-proof written directions on the website for the farm, you just need to click on the brown "info" tab at the top right of the home page which is: 

Please let me know by Friday noon if you're interested in coming along, and I'll wait for you outside the white gate on Saturday. My phone number is 0824721231, if possible please could you reply to me email too.

Simon

NEW directions to SA Trails & the “Northern Farm Access Cards” Sales Office: (From the web site)

From Cedar Road (R562) in the Fourways area:

Take Cedar Road (R562) past Broadacres Shopping Center and Chartwell to the T-junction at the end of Cedar Road. Turn right onto the R114 to Diepsloot, cross the Jukskei River, and turn left onto a tar road at the “Riverfield Lodge Hospital” sign (100m after Heron Bridge College).
This road leads to Riverfield Lodge Hospital. At the end of the tar follow the dirt road left and then right under the N14 highway.
Continue along this road for 400m until you see the next “Northern farm Access Cards” sign, and turn left onto the property. Continue down and park where indicated. Tickets are sold from 6:30am – 6:00pm on weekends and Public holidays

From Sandton/ Hartbeespoort Dam (R511) offramp on the N14 freeway:

Take the R511 offramp from the freeway and turn left onto the R511 (William Nicol extension) at the bottom of the offramp. Pass under the freeway and immediately turn left onto the R114 Muldersdrift road. Travel on this road beyond the Northern Farm entrance (+- 5.4km), continue on for another +- 2.7km and turn right onto a tar road at the “Riverfield Lodge Hospital” sign (before Heron Bridge College and before the Jukskei River). This road leads to Riverfield Lodge Hospital. At the end of the tar follow the dirt road left and then right under the N14 highway.
Continue along this road for 400m until you see the next “Northern farm Access Cards” sign, and turn left onto the property. Continue down and park where indicated.
Tickets are sold from 6:30am – 6:00pm on weekends and Public holidays

Directions to Northern Farm from SA Trails: From The Access Cards Sales Office

Drive back the same way until you reach the tar road you turned in on (the R114).
Turn left and drive for +- 2.7km.
Turn left at the two big white walls with a small sign that says “Northern Farm”
Show your ticket at the gate.  

Date: 

Saturday, June 20, 2009 (All day)
Activities

activity: 

Mountain biking