#RideFree #RideGravel
Total distance 56 km
Total gravel road50 km Gravel
Total tar road6 km Tar
Total climbing1235 meter

Caversham Loop

A ride trough the heart of the Midlands, with some great opportunities for good coffee, breakfast or lunch. It isn’t easy though, and you will definitely feel your legs burning after 1235 meter of climbing.

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Curry’s Post and Karkloof area

Curry's post's tar forms 10 km of this loop. This stretch is relatively easy and fast as this is mainly downhill. The traffic on this road is not too bad so the stretch is enjoyable and relaxing.

Just after Tumblesdowns café, the route takes a left turn onto the gravel road towards Karkloof. Coming from the Curry’s post road, this stretch of Gravel is predominantly downhill, which allows you to enjoy the Farmlands and the view of the Karkloof nature reserve.

After turning left at the 4-way crossing, you will continue trough pristine midlands farmland. It’s never completely flat, but the hills are relatively short, and you will be rewarded with breath-taking views of the Karkoof Nature Reserve along the way.

Kyberpass and Elliot's neck

This, almost 3km long climb, has some steep parts, so pace yourself and remember to enjoy the view. There is a little dam at the summit where you can take a breather.

Once you reach the top of Kyberpass, the hard work is over except for Elliot's neck. This short but very steep climb will hurt your legs as a final test, but after that you can relax and ride down, with the option to get a nice cup of coffee at Terbodore.


After Eliot’s neck, you will arrive at Curry’s post road, and take a right turn onto it. Shortly after that, you will take a left turn, and from there you will have a nice descending road with lovely turns towards the N3.

The cheese maker

After you cross the N3, you will return to Gravel road and pass ...cheesemaker. This section continuously takes you up and down; probably more up than down though. Keep left at the junctions when heading towards the R103, and if you need a break, you can stop at Cavershem Mill.

As we said: a nice route with great opportunities for coffee and…

Park & Ride

Barn Owl

The Barn Owl

Set on the Beautiful Groundcover farm on the iconic Midlands Meander our cafe is a comfortable, down-to-earth country cafe serving the best the locality has to offer. Its good honest food, delicious coffee in a relaxed country setting.
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From a humble passion for exquisite coffee, came a family’s dream to produce the nation’s finest coffee. The love and care we put into every roast emanates from each perfectly brewed cup of Terbodore coffee enjoyed.
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11 on Karkloof

11 on Karkloof

11 Karkloof is a rustic old Mushroom Farm in the beautiful KZN Midlands, only 6.5km from Howick, set in prime farmland of the Karkloof valley. Surrounded by the best single track in Southern Africa, the farm is the ideal starting point for mountain biking.
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The Shaw family have been on this farm since 1852. The Karkloof range is one of the largest privately owned indigenous forests. It has been the pride and joy of all the five generations who’ve lived here. Hikers, birders and lovers of flora and fauna, have over the years enjoyed disappearing among the “giants” for a day, far from the bustle of everyday life.
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