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Quad Biking: 61 listings
Shumba Valley Guest Farm
Eastern Free State, FS
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Segwati Quad Bike Safari Trails
Cradle of Humankind, GAU
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Mac Mac Adventure Zone
Graskop, MPU
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Buffalo Gorge
Middelburg, MPU
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Quad da Kei
Wild Coast, EC
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Centurion Quad Rides CC Teambuilding and Entertainment
Pretoria, GAU
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Highstakes
Pietermaritzburg, KZN
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Elands Quad Camp and Microlites
Marble Hall, MPU
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Mountain View Entertainment Centre
Pietermaritzburg, KZN
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Four Rivers Rafting and Adventures
Drakensberg - Central, KZN
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Quad Garden Route
Garden Route, WC
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Sani Pass Hotel & Leisure Resort
Drakensberg - Southern, KZN
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Zipline Tour at Clubventure
Dolphin Coast, KZN
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All Out Adventures
Drakensberg - Northern, KZN
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Sethuthuthu Tours and Safaris
Eastern Free State, FS
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Quad & Motorcycle Adventures
Overberg, WC
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Mountain Pastures\SanValley
Overberg, WC
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Zululand Bike Adventures
Zululand, KZN
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Gametrackers Outdoor Adventures
Sun City, NWP
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Nduna Lodge & Quad Trails
Alexandria, EC
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The Zingela Safari & River Company
Northern Natal, KZN
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Leopard Rest Lodge
Waterberg, LIM
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Dimalachite
Northern Free State, FS
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Yarona Guest Farms
Eastern Free State, FS
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Triactive Events Management
Overberg, WC
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Parys Rafting
Northern Free State, FS
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Quadrides.com
Helderberg, WC
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Quad Adventures Garden Route
Garden Route, WC
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Primitive Acres Quad Bike Trails
East London, EC
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Induna Adventures
Hazyview, MPU
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Quad Adventures
Pietermaritzburg, KZN
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Tri Active Events Management
Overberg, WC
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Guided Quad Trails
Dolphin Coast, KZN
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Areena Adventure & Lesiure Village
East London, EC
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Endless Summer Tours
South Coast, KZN
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Sodwana Bay Lodge Hotel & Dive Resort
Zululand, KZN
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Lamberts Bay Eco
West Coast, WC
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Red Cherry Adventures
Port Elizabeth, EC
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Tradouw Quads
Overberg, WC
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Wild Rides
Eastern Free State, FS
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Knotted Roots Guest Farm
Southern Gauteng, GAU
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Rent a Teambuilding
Johannesburg, GAU
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Citrusdal Quad Farm
West Coast, WC
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Nature Discovery Tours
Overberg, WC
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Cedar Eco Quads
Breede River Valley, WC
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Serendipity Eco Trails
Mopani, LIM
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The Dell
Northern Free State, FS
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Danielsrust Game Farm
West Rand, GAU
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Magoebaskloof Adventures
Mopani, LIM
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Gauteng Quad & Team Building Adventures
Pretoria, GAU
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Kamazoo Quad
Overberg, WC
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Aquila Private Game Reserve
Klein Karoo, WC
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Fat Traxx Quad Tours
Dolphin Coast, KZN
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Sundays River Mouth Quad Bike Adventures
Addo, EC
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Kamazoo Quads
Overberg, WC
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Greystoke Adventures
Northern Free State, FS
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Hollybrooke Farm Horse Trails
West Rand, GAU
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Letubi Quad Biking
Jeppes Reef, MPU
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TBI Adventures
Klein Karoo, WC
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West Coast Safaris & Quads
West Coast, WC
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Dinky's Dunes 4x4
Upington, NC
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Quad Bike Trails: Exploring the Great Outdoors...
Quad Bike Trails:
Exploring the Great Outdoors...
Quad biking in South Africa is an active adventure sport for the outdoor enthusiast. Quad bike trails can take you into the mountains, along the shores and even into the bush. If you are into adventure sports, adrenalin rushes and fun then quad biking is for you. Also known as All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s), these 4 wheelers are tough and versatile and ideal for exploring the countryside or pitting your riding skills against whatever mother earth has to offer.

With it’s wide variety of different topographies and vegetation, quad biking in South Africa offers a great range of experiences for quad biking, irrespective if you are a beginner or a seasoned pro. There are a growing number of places for quad bike hire and by viewing the list above you can select somewhere close to you. Quad biking in SA provides some tough and challenging terrain as well as milder environments for quad biking for kids of all ages.
A word on Quad Biking:
  “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.” - Hellen Keller

“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road and if you don't keep your feet there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
 


Equipment:

If you are going to look for quad bike hire then you need to do some research and make sure you'll be properly equipped with at least a helmet, gloves and a pair of good quality boots. This will make quad bike riding more pleasant and safer.

Quad biking in South Africa offers a variety of machines that vary in size both physically and from an engine capacity point of view and one should ensure that you are comfortable with both aspects before embarking on your quad bike adventure.
: Explore Coastal Quad Bike Trails
Quad Bike Riding:
Explore Coastal Quad Bike Trails


Safety:

There were some fatalities in the early days of quad biking, largely due to rider ignorance and inexperience. Quad biking in SA is an adventure sport that provides equipment that is relatively easy to operate on a smooth, flat surface, but need skill and training when being ridden in more challenging conditions. The following web site has an excellent short video clip on all aspects of quad bike hire safety and is definitely worth watching if you are considering getting involved with this adventure sport. Pay particular attention when looking for quad biking for kids. They often have a gung-ho approach and don't realise the limits of their abilities and the power of the machines. Quad bike hire needs to be undertaken with caution when over enthusiastic teenagers are involved. Also, remember not only to look after yourself but also the environment. Quad bike riding is lots of fun but can cause irreparable damage to the environment so enjoy your quad adventure while being environmentally responsible.

Interesting Facts:

Quad bike trails, quad adventures and quad bike riding offers many challenges and diverse uses:
  • Recreation
  • Sport - Racing
  • Agriculture - Farming
  • Law Enforcement
  • Crowd Control
  • : The thrill of another quad bike experience
    Quad Bike Adventures:
    The thrill of another quad bike experience


    History:

    The first quad bike ATVs were made during the 1950s. These early models had six wheels instead of four. Honda made the first three-wheeled ATV in 1970, and were famously portrayed in the James Bond movie, "Diamonds Are Forever". Dubbed the US90 and, later, the ATC90, it was designed purely for recreational use. It featured large balloon tires instead of a mechanical suspension. By the early 1980s, suspension and lower-profile tires were introduced. The 1982 Honda ATC200E Big Red was a landmark model. It featured both suspension and racks, making it the first utility three-wheeled ATV. The ability to go anywhere on terrain that most other vehicles could not cross soon made them popular with US and Canadian hunters, and those just looking for a good trail ride or outdoor adventure. Soon other manufacturers introduced their own models.

    Sport models were also developed by Honda, which had a virtual monopoly on the market, due to effective patents on design and engine placement. The 1981 ATC250R was the first high-performance three-wheeler, featuring full suspension, a 248-cubic-centimetre two-stroke motor, a five-speed transmission with a manual clutch and a front disc brake. For the sporting trail rider, the 1983 ATC200X was another landmark machine. It has an easy-to-handle 192-cubic-centimetre four-stroke that was ideal for new participants in the sport.

    Suzuki was a leader in the development of 4-wheeled ATVs quad bikes. It sold the first ATV, the 1983 QuadRunner LT125, which was a recreational machine for beginners.

    In 1985, Suzuki introduced to the industry the first high-performance 4-wheel ATV, the Suzuki LT250R QuadRacer. This machine was in production for the 1985-1992 model years. During its run, it underwent three major engineering makeovers. However, the major core features were retained. These were: a sophisticated long-travel suspension, a liquid-cooled two-stroke motor and a fully manual 5-speed transmission for 85-86 models and a 6-speed transmission for the 88-92 models. It was a machine exclusively designed for racing by highly skilled riders. Honda responded a year later with the FourTrax TRX250R-a machine that has not been replicated. Kawasaki responded with its Tecate-4 250. In 1987, Yamaha introduced a different type of high-performance machine, the Banshee 350, which featured a twin-cylinder liquid-cooled two-stroke motor from the RD350LC street motorcycle. Heavier and more difficult to ride in the dirt than the 250s, the Banshee became a popular machine with sand dune riders thanks to its unique power delivery. The Banshee remains hugely popular, but 2006 is the last year it will be available in the U.S. (due to EPA emissions regulations). In Canada, however, the Banshee will be back for the 2007 model year, still featuring the same parallel-twin, 350cc, two-stroke engine that made the machine famous.

    At the same time, development of utility ATV quad bikes was rapidly escalating. The 1986 Honda FourTrax TRX350 4x4 ushered in the era of four-wheel-drive ATVs. Other manufacturers quickly followed suit, and 4x4s have remained the most popular type of ATV. These machines are popular with hunters, farmers, ranchers and workers at construction sites.

    Safety issues with 3-wheel ATVs caused all manufacturers to switch to 4-wheeled models in the late '80s, and 3-wheel models ended production in 1987, due to consent decrees between the major manufacturers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission -- the result of legal battles over safety issues among consumer groups, the manufacturers and CPSC. The lighter weight of the 3-wheel models made them popular with some expert riders. Cornering is more challenging than with a 4-wheeled machine because leaning into the turn is even more important. Operators may roll over if caution isn't used. The front end of 3-wheelers obviously has a single wheel making it lighter, and flipping backwards is a potential hazard, especially when climbing hills. Rollovers may also occur when traveling down a steep incline. The consent decrees expired in 1997, allowing manufacturers to once again make and market 3-wheel models, though there are very few marketed today.

    Models continue today to be divided into the sport and utility markets. Sport models are generally small, light, two wheel drive vehicles which accelerate quickly, have a manual transmission, and run at speeds up to 90 miles per hour (120 km/h). Utility models are generally bigger four wheel drive vehicles with a maximum speed of up to 65 miles per hour (104 km/h). They have the ability to haul small loads on attached racks or small dump beds. They may also tow small trailers. Due to the different weights, each has advantages on different types of terrain.

    Six wheel models often have a small dump bed, with an extra set of wheels at the back to increase the payload capacity. They can be either 4 wheel drive (back wheels driving only), or 6 wheel drive.

    There are also 6 and 8 wheel models where the rider sits inside, known as AATVs (amphibious all terrain vehicles). These vehicles may float and are designed to go through swamps as well as dry land. These were around in the United States long before 4 and 3-wheeled vehicles were introduced (by Honda and other Japanese companies). Current brands of these machines include Argo and MAX. They consist of a fiberglass or hard plastic "tub" with low pressure (around 3 PSI) tires and use a skid-steer steering setup. Though not as fast as other ATVs, they can be operated with precision at slow speeds, and, of course, have the ability to float. The spinning action of the tires is enough to propel the vehicle through the water, albeit slowly. Outboard motors can be added for extended water use. Technically, these AATVs are not true ATVs by the ANSI definition of an all-terrain vehicle. Often they have steering wheels or control sticks rather than motorcycle-type handle bars and are intended for more than a single rider, in contrast to ATVs that meet the ANSI definition. At the end of the day, no matter which machine you prefer quad bike riding is a great adventure sport.

    Links:



    Bikebrowzer.co.za

    Excellent information on Safe Riding


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