Mountain Biking Trails

Test your endurance and ability throughout the rugged and breathtaking terrain the Selati Game Reserve has to offer

Hosted by Escape Cycle Tours, our heralded Mountain Biking trails lead guests through the uninterrupted wilderness and past some of South Africa’s most cherished scenery. Every tour is customized to cater for an array of fitness and budget levels. Experience the bushveld like never before on one of these epic cycling adventures.

About Selati Mountain Biking Trails

The Selati Mountain Biking Trails are hosted by Escape Cycle Tours, a passionate and experienced team of cyclist who curate customized trails that traverse some of South Africa’s most mesmerizing and iconic environments.

Each trail is led by one of Escape Cycle Tours legendary guides who bring a profusion of fitness and fun while perusing the reserve. Tailor-made trails are available to suit a variety of both fitness and budget levels.

Over the course of three days, guests embark on an epic journey through the expansive wilderness on bike, stopping over at either one of Selati’s enchanting lodges or intimate safari camps. Every trail event is designed to promote conservation efforts and a harmonious relationship with the wild to create a sustainable, meaningful, and once in a lifetime cycling experience.

3-night cycling safaris

Throughout the year we offer 3-night cycling safari’s in various areas of the reserve. The package includes two nights in one of the lodges and one rustic night out in the bush.

  • 3 night’s accommodation
  • Catering
  • Water
  • Bed levies and conservation levies

Terms and Conditions


To secure a booking we require a 50% non-refundable deposit. Payment of the balance of the booking must be made in full no less than 30 calendar days prior to arrival.

Where 12 guests or more are making a booking there is a 50% non-refundable deposit required.

Peak Season Terms and Conditions:

20 December until 5 January. All Bookings over Peak Season can only be secured once a 65% non-refundable deposit has been paid.


Cancellation Policy:

The cancellation of the booking is based on the total amount paid less the 50% non-refundable deposit.


> 30–15 days – 25% of full amount will be refunded

> 14 days or less –0% of full amount will be refunded

Arrival and Departure Times:

Guests may arrive any time from 14h00, and the lodge must be vacated by 10h00.

Please note that there is a 25% surcharge on late check outs and early check ins.

What we recommend you bring with you:

  • Comfortable walking shoes, especially if you are going to do a trail as one of your game activities;
  • Backpack to carry items when on drive or a walk/trail;
  • sun hat;
  • sunglasses;
  • sun block;
  • cameras and binoculars;
  • anti-malaria precautions (please consult your doctor / pharmacist);
  • light, neutral coloured clothing;
  • swimming costume; and
  • warm jackets for the winter months (May – October).

Tour de Selati

The inaugural Tour de Selati begins on the 19th of October 2022- 29 October 2022 and is an annual event! Limited to 150 cyclists, this 4-night, 3-day cycle is amongst the big five, and rugged terrain and a must for any cyclist enthusiast to add to their cycling calendar.

• Accommodation in sharing glamping tents
• Scenic event village
• All meals
• Selati Game Reserve Levies
• Selati Research Foundation contribution
• 3 days guiding riding
• Unique route through Selati (Approx. 40-60km per day)
• Chill Zone
• Medical support
• Water Tables on route
• Power Stations
• Bike Park

Full payment at the time of booking is required to secure your place.

No refund will be given on bookings canceled but cyclists can allocate their booking to another cyclist. The responsibility to find a cyclist to take the place of the person that booked is on the person who made the booking.