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Bottelary Hills Conservancy MTB Trails

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MTB enthusiasts can explore the landscape offered by the Bottelary Hills Conservancy (BHRC) which offers spectacular views and spans 1500 hectares of critically endangered Renosterveld fynbos of which less than 5% remains in the Western Cape.

Riders permits offer a choice between the local BHRC permit with exclusive access to the BHRC trails or the regional Cape Wine Lands permit for access to Banhoek Conservancy, Boschendal, Bottelary Hills Conservancy, Elgin Valley, Franschhoek trails, Fruitways Farms, Grabouw, Helderberg, MTO Jonkershoek, Oak Valley, Paarl, Plaisir, Stellenbosch Trail Fund, Van Loveren, Wellington (Wild Boar & Scouts) and Wine Lands Cycling Club trails.

All permits include a contribution towards ongoing conservation efforts including alien vegetation clearing, rewilding of farmland as well as creating natural corridors.

Annual BHRC permit holders also have access to the family friendly Polkadraai Bike Park. The bike park offers a kiddie’s track, pump track, flow, skills trail and fun line as well as catering facilities and is ideal for training, birthday parties or just a day out with friends.

Day permits are available at the various park and ride access points including the security kiosk at ASARA, Bellevue Wine Estate tasting room, Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate Pro Shop, Fort Simon tasting room, Babushka deli at Hazendal Estate, Neethlingshof Wine Estate tasting room, the Cellar Door at Jordan, Zevenwacht Wine Estate security and the Polkadraai Bike Park. Engen Soneike, Shell Kruispad and the security gate at Dwars in die Weg on Devon Valley road are open 24/7, but check trading hours for the various starting points. Access points operate on a cashless Zapper payment system.

Time: Monday to Sunday | 24 hours a day

Price: R70 ( Day Permit) | R500 (Unlimited Access to trails until 31 Dec)

Venue address: various access points: Bottelary, Stellenbosch Farms

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Wheelchair accessibility: No


Tel: +27 83 448 0810