Gifts from Jo’burg
Apart from mountain biking, trail running is another favourite way to pass time. And there are many opportunities around Johannesburg. Klipriviersberg is an example. To run past zebras and a variety of buck make the run very special. And in addition, there are ruins from days gone by to be seen, with the history behind it still alive. Kliprivier means rock river and berg means mountain. I am sure it used to be a river to be reckoned with, now it is more like a stream. http://www.gauteng.net/attractions/entry/klipriviersberg_nature_reserve/
Also try suikerbosrand nature reserve: http://www.gauteng.net/attractions/entry/suikerbosrand_nature_reserve/. Thaba trails, cradle of human kind, Pretoria’s Groenkloof and Voortrekker Monument. A backpacker in Johannesburg who likes trail running never needs to be bored!