A precious nugget in the heart of the City of Gold, Thaba Trails, long known as the home of JHB’s toughest and most beautiful mountain bike trails, this 450 hectare nature reserve is now the home to WildJoburg, the City’s ultimate trail running challenge. Share the magnificent indigenous Highveld flora, including the spectacular cabbage or kiepersol tree and real African savannah with zebra, black wildebeest, impala and springbok, as well as jackal, mongoose and porcupine amongst others. To experience Thaba is to experience what Johannesburg must have been like before the discovered gold!
The trails themselves consist of mostly single track for real invigorating and challenging running, with enough less technical stuff / jeep track to satisfy ankle-wary novices, and plenty hard core climbing and technical parts to instill a little fear in even the most experienced mountain maniacs!
2022 saw the opening of the world class Balwin Properties Thaba Eco Village. This environmental residential lifestyle development has changed the WildJoburg game. The actual trails are untouched and as rugged as ever but the Race Village and Start / Finish areas have been utterly transformed, providing runners with an unmatched overall trail running event experience
Easily accessible from everywhere in Gauteng and the Vaal Triangle you will find Thaba Trails at the Balwin Properties Thaba Eco Village at 101 Klipriver Drive, Mulbarton. The Thaba Trails entrance is just to the right of the Thaba Eco Village access controlled Main Entrance. See directions to the Runner Parking Area under Venue Directions.
Co-ordinates 26.301206S, 28.048804E