Trailblazing in the battlefields (Tugela River)
Kwazulu-Natal is reknowned for having some of the most superb trails and mtb-ing routes in the country. The best part is that many of them are right at my doorstep or not too far afield and keep me more than satisified during the ‘in between the long distance bike trips’ . Last weekend 18 of us headed up to fabulous bushveld trails at the threshold of the Drakensberg and delighted in exploring over 100km of sweeping descents, rocky climbs, tussocky ambles that end up dropping from the escarpment to the Tugela river. The area is also steeped in history.Some of the most famous Anglo-Boer battles in history unfolded here. Following these fabulous trails through the most challenging and rugged african bushveld, it is hard not to appreciate what the poor British and Boers went through.