Cycling and more particularly mountain biking is a very popular sport in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and there are a number of KZN Wildlife protected areas that provide ideal cycling opportunities.In the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park these are Cathedral Peak, Lotheni, and Sani Pass. In addition, a major annual mountain biking event takes place every year in the Giants Castle Game Reserve.

This event combines the majesty of stunning Drakensberg views with the opportunity for Mountain Bikers to pit themselves against the environment within a protected area by attempting South Africa's toughest mountain bike race - the Giants Castle Mountain Bike Challenge. This event aims to raise funds for the KwaZulu Natal Conservation Trust while at the same time giving Mountain Bikers the opportunity to prove that part of the sport is to care for the environment.