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Mountain Biking on Boschendal

Boschendal proudly hosted the Cape Epic 2016 for 2 days and we have recently opened the new Boschendal MTB Trails to the riding public. With single track by Bennett Nel,  Pieter van Wyk and Shaun Havenga expect some sweet riding. The world class black route is proving to be a hit with intermediate to advanced riders, but we do have routes to suit families and casual riders.

Downhill single track includes Inferno (3.7 km), Sugar Bowl (2.3km), and Porcupine (1.3km). The 1km Orchards skills track with its sweeping berms, camel backs, table tops and gap jumps has both beginner and advanced options.

Trails: 5 marked trail circuits starting just inside the Rhodes Avenue security gate. 4km Yellow Route; 9km Green Route; 11km Blue Route; 15km Red Route; 23km Black Route. The Black XL route adds 3-4 sections onto Black route.

Parking: Riders can park at the main parking area at Boschendal Werf. From here it is a short 1km ride the trail starts on the other side of the R310.

Daily rate: R50 per rider per day

Annual rate: R500 for 1 / R800 for a couple / R1000 for a family. Permits valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Please bring an ID photo when applying for an annual permit. An annual permit will take 1 week to process but riders can ride for free on the day they apply and pay for an annual permit.

Permits & maps: Permits are available from the Boschendal Trail Centre. 100% of the permit fee goes towards building and maintaining trails. Please note that permits will be checked by security at Rhodes Avenue gate. No permit no ride.

Opening hours: Open 365 days. Monday-Sunday 08:00-17:00. Day permits available from 8am Monday to Sunday.

Bike hire: Trek Marlin 7 mountain bikes for hire at R400 per day. Contact or telephone 0210019401 to make a reservation. Bikes and permits can be collected from the Boschendal Trail Centre.

Family friendly: Family friendly facilities and things to do at the Boschendal werf for those not riding. Things to do after your ride: Have breakfast at the Deli, enjoy a long lunch at the Deli or Werf Restaurant, have a picnic on the lawns, enjoy wine tasting under the oaks, swop your iron steed for a horse or pony ride, visit the natural meat Werf Butchery, check out the vast gardens, and stock up on some fresh farm produce at the Farmshop.

Trail Tuesdays: Join us every Tuesday for a Night Run or Ride, 5/10km, starting from 17h30 at the Boschendal Trail Centre.  Reward yourself with a Black Angus beef burger and craft beer at The Deli afterwards. R25 trail fee. All ages welcome.

Amenities: Secure parking available.

Disclaimer: Please note that mountain biking is a dangerous sport. Trails are constantly changing and riders should use these trails with caution. No helmet no ride. Riding is at your own risk we do not accept liability for damages or injury.

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Help Us Improve

Feel free to send us your comments and reports on trail areas and skimpy signage that may need attention. Have fun!

Contact: or 021 001 9401 for more information.