There are a number of ways to mountain Bike in the Karoo. One is to base oneself at a suitable Karoo venue, from where one does a series of day rides, returning “home” at the end of each day. Another is to start at the venue, and ride to the end point of your riding, a distant destination, via a number of overnight venues, along the way. At Mount Melsetter, one can do either.
Through our Partners, Great Karoo Cycling , www.gkcycle.co.za, we are able to arrange a number of trails, some starting here at Mount Melsetter and ending at the iconic Karoo towns of either Graaff Reinet or Cradock, and other trails around the Gariep Dam, Colesberg and Bethulie. Either contact us, or go direct to Great Karoo Cycling.
Under our banner, Melsetter MTB Tours, Mount Melsetter offers a series of Day Rides of varying distances, from 20kms to 60kms or further, through farms, on quiet district roads, into the Suurberg mountains, through irrigated pastures, with a back-up vehicle, & brunch or lunch stops at different farmsteads or lodges. After a day’s exertions one returns home to Mount Melestter, to refresh in the pool, take an easy walk along the river, perhaps to the Heide Hole bird hide, and gather round the Saddlebum Bar for a drink before Dinner in the evening. Contact us to arrange.
Our partners in cycling – visit: https://www.gkcycle.co.za/
The Melsetter Library is a lovely tranquil room, under the gaze of a handsome Fallow Deer Buck. The library contains a wide selection of Fact and Fiction, reflecting a broad interest in spheres biographical, political, historical, travel, sport, some humour, and more, together with classic and contemporary fiction for both young and old. The books in the library are, in the main, to be found on the shelves in the Library, but also a selection of books are in each bedroom, and on the shelves flanking the lovely stone fireplace in the main Lounge. Guests are welcome to browse and read at their leisure.