One of South Africa’s most spectacular MTB trail networks runs through the Bottelary Hills Conservancy situated a mere 40km from Cape Town.
As a Unesco World Heritage Site The Bottelary Hills Conservancy (BHC) is tasked to care for, expand and sustain the large tracts of remaining Renosterveld in its area stretching over 42 farms. Less than 4% of the original Renosterveld in the Western Cape remains.
Now into its eighth year, the trail offers multiple route options to cater for various skill and fitness levels: Red (27.5km/750m climbing); Green (17km/315m climbing); Yellow (6.5km/140m climbing); Blue (9km with 7km single track); Orange ( 9km/150m climbing); Brown (4km/140m climbing)
The routes run mainly over well-known wine farms such as Hazendal, Kaapzicht, Mooiplaas, Ford Simon, Goede Hoop, Koopmanskloof, Asara, Overgaauw, Jordan and Zevenwacht sporting spectacular 360 degree views from Table Mountain and Bay to the Paarl Mountains, Stellenbosch and Helderberg Mountains and False Bay.
The 2019 annual permits can be purchased from Monday, 3 December 2018 at a cost of R650 for the main member and R550 per spouse and are only available online www.bottelaryconservancy.co.za
When enjoying the fabulous trails you will be making a substantial contribution to the sustainable preservation of this special irreplaceable heritage.
Trails can be accessed from various points including Zevenwacht and Hazendal on the Kuilsriver side, from Devonvale on the Koelenhof side and from Devon Valley, Asara and Overgaauw on the Stellenbosch side. Day permits can also be purchased for R55 at the following venues: Hazendal; Zevenwacht Country Inn, Bakery at Jordan; Asara hotel, the 24-hour garage kiosk at Soneike and the Bottelary Hills Wine Centre.
Hazendal has recently launched a Bike Park where children can ride a 5km easy beginner singletrack, showers are available as well as a restaurant.
One lucky reader will win a year’s MTB trail permit and a box of Bottelary Hills wine, as well as four day permits.
How to enter:
Simply enter your details on the form below so we can contact you if you’re one of our lucky winners.
– The winners will be announced by 8pm on December 10
– Winners will be contacted via Facebook, email or cellphone number provided
– Winners are required to claim their prize within one week or another winner will be drawn
– Prizes are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for money
– No transport is provided
– Winners must be over the age of 18 and will be required to produce their ID on prize collection