Giba Activities

Mountain Biking

We can write about our trails and paint a pretty picture, but the truth is, you simply need to experience what all the fuss is about!
With over 45km of trail, you will be amazed at the variety of routes and the varying skill levels we cater for. In a nutshell, this is single track heaven and once you’ve had a taste, you’ll undoubtedly keep coming back for more!

Download our interactive maps app and save the app on your phone. The maps show your actual location (as long as your location setting is on) and doesn’t require data or cell signal to work.

Hiking

giba activities – waterfall

Waterfall two: Mackintosh Falls

Giba has hiking trails suitable for the beginner as well as the experienced hiker and everyone in between.

There is a scenic, relatively flat hike to our first waterfall with a total distance of 5km.
Looking to level up? Try our hike to the second waterfall, Mackintosh falls, which has a total distance of 8.5km.

Still not exhausted? Challenge yourself to a hike to our third waterfall, a hike that follows a 10km route. We promise it’s worth it.

We host guided hikes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30, so join us!

giba activities – fire lookout hut

The Fire Lookout Hut (peak one)

Still looking for more of a climb? Okay, okay, we get it, you are not an amateur hiker. The hike to the Fire lookout hut, a.k.a the famous White Hut on the hill, will definitely satiate your cravings for a challenge, and we assure you; the unrivalled views of the valley will prove to be the greatest reward. The total distance to and from the white lookout hut is 7km.

Adventure Park views

Neighbours

In addition to the hikes highlighted previously, there many other hiking trails through the beautiful Giba Valley and other neighboring properties which our hikers get to enjoy thanks to our neighbors.

Download our interactive map app and save the app on your phone. The maps show your actual location (as long as your location setting is on) and don’t require data or Cell signal to work.

Trail Running

Giba Gorge lady trail running

When it comes to trail running, few places can beat Giba. With over 45km of trails, you’d literally have to run for days until you have seen it all. And even then, with varied terrain that changes with the seasons, you’re not really likely to ever get bored. There are rivers to cross, rocky sections to climb, technical descents to master and the most beautiful scenery along the way!
Download our interactive map app and save the app on your phone. The maps show your actual location (as long as your location setting is on) and don’t require data or Cell signal to work.

MyRun

Giba Gorge man standing next to a flag on a field

Giba is the home of MyRun Giba Gorge which takes place every Sunday at 8.00am in the form of a 2.5km trail run as well as a 5km trail run.
My Run is a community focused fitness company that has been formed to target all audiences and to bring communities together, with a purpose to inspire people to be more active. The events are free and happen weekly on Sundays.

BMX

Giba Gorge BMX riding

The sport of BMX is an exciting cycling discipline that teaches exceptional bike handling skills and is a great introductory start for all aspiring cyclists who would like to take part in a safe and family-friendly environment. Come try BMX, ride for fun or competition, from age 4 and up, including adults of all ages. Get the kids outside, make new friends & have some fun!

The Giba BMX track is a purpose built BMX facility boasting a 5m & 8M start hill with combination Pro & Amateur tracks. Our 8m hill is out of commission at present while we source funding to upgrade and repair.

Giba offers unrivalled facilities with one of the best BMX tracks in the country.

All are welcome to join the club practice days.

Practice Days: Wednesday 4pm-7pm & Saturday 10am-12pm

Team Building

Giba Gorge team building on field

If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work, and no one wants that. Allow us to help, as we have just the remedy; teambuilding. Teambuilding at Giba Gorge, facilitated by members of our Giba staff, Senzo and Mvelo, entails various activities that will help bring you together as friends or colleagues. Contact us to put together an awesome Teambuilding event.

Birding

giba activities – birding

The valley in which Giba Gorge is situated is lucky enough to home remarkable birdlife. While exploring the park you can expect to see a Juvenile Crowned Eagle, Trumpeter Hornbills, Purple Herons, Yellow Billed Kite as well as various species of Kingfisher

Dirt School

Giba Gorge women sitting on a hill taking a break from riding

Dirt School is passionate about getting more women on bikes and building confidence by teaching the correct fundamental skills of mountain biking. Dirt School fosters an environment in which their customers can meet like-minded people, make new friends, inspire others to reach their goals and most importantly have fun. As internationally accredited BICP Skills Instructor, Dirt School owners, Fiona Williams and Karen Fortune, host clinics and other events in order to share their knowledge about and passion for the sport.

Check out their website:
dirtschoolkzn.co.za

Contact Dirt School:
dirtschoolkzn@gmail.com | 079 508 7268

Adventure Academy

Giba Gorge man sitting on a rock with feet in the air overlooking landscape

Adventure Academy is a platform that brings adventure to the community through podcasts, events and sharing content. The Academy endeavours to create an environment where adventure lovers can come together, share stories, train together and learn from each other. Adventure Academy releases podcasts on a weekly basis to inspire and motivate people to get out and enjoy adventure, be it up mountains, down rivers or just trying new things. We have teamed up with Giba Gorge to showcase the adventure that can be found on our doorstep.

Follow @adventure_academy101 to stay up to date with news and events.

Contact Mike Hay:
haymrmr@gmail.com | 082 922 8099

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There is often a lot happening at Giba Gorge. We host events that cater for the park’s runners, riders and hikers. From BMX championships, to our regular trail running night series, to enduro and downhill events, to training clinics, to guided hikes – we could go on. Be sure to keep up to date using our calendar so that you don’t miss out on the fun!

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