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Address: 30km west of Nelspruit on R539 | Off N4 to Sudwala Caves, 6km along, Nelspruit, South Africa

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Wow lovely riding

Thoroughly enjoyed my mountain biking experience at Mankele. Enjoyed 2 long rides there whilst staying at Sudwala. Maybe a little lonely in hindsight to ride by yourself on a week... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 31, 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place has beautiful green mountain sceneries breath taking. It was rainong badly which made bike trails tricky ro rode on but other wise id recoemd ot to an biker family or friends

Thank Pru M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We were here as a group. We found the campsite to be gorgeous and well kept. Although the ablutions were a bit far away. It was clean and serviced regularly. The guys loved the cycling and the wide variety of routes was greatly appreciated. The coffee shop is very small but they were very friendly. The gecko rafting was really... More 

Thank Elma H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The routes were poorly marked, with sign postings being poorly maintained and ambiguous. We rented their bikes, and for under them to be a combination of being in pleasant and in in the case of my bike, unsafe. One. Brake didn't work, and the other sounded like a foghorn and vibrated every time it was applied. My front suspension also... More 

Thank Paul G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my mountain biking experience at Mankele. Enjoyed 2 long rides there whilst staying at Sudwala. Maybe a little lonely in hindsight to ride by yourself on a week day afternoon.

Thank Grant_I_W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Very beautiful place and well maintained, perfect for a day out with family or friends. From far, this was my favourite mountain biking experience. This place offers challenging mountain climbs, lovely bush tunnels, tricky single tracks and an awesome downhill. Recommended for every one

Thank Ivan G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Loved the log cabins. Spacious, neat and extremely well equipped. You don't have to take a thing except the food. Aircon helps keep the entire cabin cool. Beautiful cycling country (although markings of paths could be sharpen up a bit). Sudeala cave visit and gecko rafting are fun activities to include. Im quite a lodge snob and it's rated high... More 

Thank Svheerden
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Camped next to gurgling river, went tubing down rapids, tackled the excellent MTB trails, went trail running, fishing in dams, ice creams at the restaurant and cooled off in the swimming pools. Excellent facilities, friendly staff, what more could you ask for!

Thank Divemozzie
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2014

We camped during the 3 day stage race. The place was stunning! Camping sites were nice and clean. Bathrooms were spotless. Swimming pools well maintained. But the best was the cycling routes. Well marked with the most amazing scenery! An amazing experience

1 Thank JenBauer
Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

We live in Nelspruit so it is very closeby. Great place to take your kids for a bike ride. There is a nice swimmingpool and braai places.There is several option to ride, from beginner to advanced bikers.

1 Thank AdriaanEls
Secunda, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Wonderful nature but tough and challenging MTB routes. The service from Nkosinathi at the reception was great with good advice on the trips via MTB!

1 Thank Steyn333

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