Trails: Winelands Region, Western Cape, South Africa

List of towns where trails are listed

Franschoek Klapmuts Paarl
Stellenbosch

 
Closest Town: Franschoek
Catspad
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Franschoek
 

Description: 11km/6 hours; easy; various options; 20 persons max;
Enquiries: Franschoek Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)21 876-2055
Fax: + 27 (0)21 876-3297
Closest Town: Franschoek
Du Toitskop
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Franschoek
 

Description: 3-4 hour round trip; starts at the second hairpin bend on the summit of the Franschhoek Pass. Permit: R10.00 per person available from the municipality, map given with permit. Limit of 15 persons per day; take own drinking water.
Comments: In the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Enquiries: Municipality or Huguenot Museum
Tel: + 27 (0)21 876-2055 or 876-2532
Closest Town: Franschoek
La Motte Plantation
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Franschoek
 

Description: Easy to dificult. 500 ha. Forest. Full morning ride. Permits needed. Mid-April to November only.
Comments: Allows self-planned routes. Different terrains and difficulty. Swim in pools and picnics. Also challenging riding.
Enquiries: SAFCOL
Tel: + 27 (0)21 876-2061
Closest Town: Franschoek
Perdekop
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Franschoek
 

Description: 15km/8 hours; average to difficult; circular; guides available; 20 person max;
Enquiries: Franschoek Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)21 876-2055
Fax: + 27 (0)21 876-3297
Closest Town: Klapmuts
Dirtopia Trail Centre
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Klapmuts
 

Location: R44 between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts
Description: The Delvera Vineyard Trail is 9.75km long and takes roughly 2.5 hours to complete. The hike summits Klapmutskop at 523m and offers panoramic views of the Winelands and Cape Town. The 6km Vineyard Walk remains in the vineyards and take 1.5 hours to complete. You'll enjoy beautiful views of the Winelands and get a closer look at the various red and white wine cultivars. Interpretive signage will help you distinguish between Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc! For bird enthuasiasts the 1.25km Bird Walk is a must. The Delvera dam hosts a wide range of ducks, geese, weavers, pheasants And yes, you can come and do trail running for exercise here too
Cell: +27 (0)83 284 5932
e-mail: theteam@dirtopia.co.za
Web: http://www.dirtopia.co.za
Closest Town: Klapmuts
Dirtopia Trail Centre
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Klapmuts [Back to Top]
 

Location: R44 between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts
Description: The Porcupine Trail offers trail riders over 5km of challenging singletrack trails. The route is roughly 15km long and takes riders up the slopes of the Klapmuts Hill and into a Renosterveld Conservancy. We are improving sections of this trail and a new singletrack section has just been added! The more sedate Farm Trail is 7,75km and perfect for beginners. Don't have a bike? You can rent a standard mountain bike from us. Dirtopia is well known for the construction of sweet singletrack. The Delvera mountain bike trails are the first step in creating quality mountain bike tourism products in the Western Cape.
Cell: +27 (0)83 284 5932
e-mail: theteam@dirtopia.co.za
Web: http://www.dirtopia.co.za
Closest Town: Paarl
Groot Baviaans
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: 9km/1 day; average; circular; 24 persons max;
Enquiries: Hawequa State Forest
Tel: + 27 (0)2211 611-535
Closest Town: Paarl
Kagga Kamma
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: Various day routes; easy; overnight hut; camp site; 40 persons max
Enquiries: Kagga Kamma Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 863-8355
Fax: + 27 (0)21 863-8383
Closest Town: Paarl
Kagga Kamma
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: Various cycling routes; easy; overnight hut; camp site; 40 persons max
Enquiries: Kagga Kamma Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 863-8355
Fax: + 27 (0)21 863-8383
Closest Town: Paarl
Kagga Kamma
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: Various day routes on horseback; easy riding; overnight hut; camp site; 40 persons max
Enquiries: Kagga Kamma Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 863-8355
Fax: + 27 (0)21 863-8383
Closest Town: Paarl
Kagga Kamma
Trail Type: For disabled persons
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: Various day routes; easy; overnight hut; camp site; 40 persons max
Enquiries: Kagga Kamma Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 863-8355
Fax: + 27 (0)21 863-8383
Closest Town: Paarl
Klipkershout: Paarl Mountain
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Paarl [Back to Top]
 

Description: 4km/3 hours; circular; easy; booklet available; interpretive educational; in nature reserve; picnic and braai area; accommodation in Paarl
Enquiries: Paarl Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)2187 23-658
Fax: + 27 (0)2187 28-054
Closest Town: Paarl
Limietberg Nature Reserve
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: Various options from 4km to 8 km; return; average; in nature reserve; no accommodation; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Limietberg Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 552-3689
Fax: + 27 (0)21 886-6575
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Paarl
Limietberg Nature Reserve
Trail Type: For disabled persons
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: Various routes; easy to difficult; in nature reserve; camp site; for paraplegic and blind persons;
Enquiries: Limietberg Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 552-3689
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Paarl
Limietberg: Boland
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: 36km/2 day; difficult; circular; overnight hut; camp site; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Limietberg Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 552-3689
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Paarl
Limietkloof
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: 36km/2 day; one way; hut in happy valley
Enquiries: Hawequas Nature Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)21 552-3689
Closest Town: Paarl
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: Network of routes; easy to difficult; guide available; in nature reserve; picnic and braai area; accommodation in Paarl
Enquiries: Paarl Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)2187 23-658
Fax: + 27 (0)2187 28-054
Closest Town: Paarl
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Paarl [Back to Top]
 

Description: Network of cycling routes; easy to difficult; guide available; in nature reserve; picnic and braai area; accommodation in Paarl
Enquiries: Paarl Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)2187 23-658
Fax: + 27 (0)2187 28-054
Closest Town: Paarl
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: Network of routes on horseback; easy to difficult; guide available; in nature reserve; picnic and braai area; accommodation in Paarl
Enquiries: Paarl Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)2187 23-658
Fax: + 27 (0)2187 28-054
Closest Town: Paarl
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve.
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Description: easy and suitable for family excursions. 4km to 20km circular routes. Map and permit at Gate.
Comments: Dirt roads forming loops. Easy going, gentle gradients. Smooth roads, gigantic rocks, panoramic views.
Enquiries: Paarl Mountain Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 872 3658
Closest Town: Paarl
Rons Cycle Hire
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Paarl
 

Comments: Mountain Bikes for Hire
Enquiries: Ron Sage
Tel: + 27 (0)21 872-0747
Fax: + 27 (0)21 872-0747
Cell: + 27 (0)83 658 4944
e-mail: rons@kingsley.co.za
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
Banhoek
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
 

Description: 11km/1 day; average; circular; 24 persons max;
Enquiries: Cape Nature Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)21 886-5858
Fax: + 27 (0)21 886-6575
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
Helderberg Farm Trail
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
 

Description: Short trails in total 11km. Moderate trails with fun sections. Kiosk, tea garden, children's playground
Comments: Scenic outlook over False Bay, Sellenbosch and Cape Peninsula. Wooded country. Obstacle course.
Enquiries: Wimie Obermeyer
Tel: + 27 (0)21 855 4308
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
Jonkershoek Valley
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Stellenbosch [Back to Top]
 

Description: Easy-moderate. Gentle climb. 4 hrs cranking. Web of plantation roads, magnificent area. Pleasure of a twisting, down-hill return
Comments: Entry fee of R5.00 payable at the reserve gate. More information: see Paul Leger's Guide.
Enquiries: SAFCOL
Tel: + 27 (0)21 886 5715 x 30 or 883 3584
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
Panorama
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
 

Description: 17km/1 day; circular; 24 persons max
Enquiries: Cape Nature Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)21 886-5858
Fax: + 27 (0)21 886-6575
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
Swartboskloof
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
 

Description: 19km/1 day; camp site; 24 persons max;
Enquiries: Cape Nature Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)21 886-5858
Fax: + 27 (0)21 886-6575
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
The Trail
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
 

Description: 7, 15 or 24km/ 3 hours-1 day; average; circular; overnight facilities; 40 persons max;
Enquiries: Stellenbosch Publicity Association
Tel: + 27 (0)21 883-9633
Fax: + 27 (0)21 883-8017
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
The Trail
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
 

Description: Various options on horseback; overnight facilities; 40 persons max;
Enquiries: Stellenbosch Publicity Association
Tel: + 27 (0)21 883-9633
Fax: + 27 (0)21 883-8017
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
Twin Peaks Horse Trails
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
 

Description: Enjoy quality accommodation, meals and horseback riding among the mountain fynbos and stately pine plantations in the majestic Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch. Wine tasting rides to overnight trails for novice and experienced riders.
Comments: Nearby activities include mountain biking, hiking, trout fishing, photography, etc.
Enquiries: Hendrik Tolmay
Tel: + 27 (0)21 887-9254
Fax: + 27 (0)21 531-9687
Cell: + 27 (0)82 563 7226
e-mail: info@twinpeaks.co.za
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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2012/09/22 at 10:37:23