Banhoek Conservancy

Nature Paradise between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek for Hiking, Mountain bike or Trail running (Day Permit and Year Permit, see below)
Opening at 08:00
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Event Name: The MTB Challenge, formerly known as the Cape Town Cycle Tour
Off-road racing at its very best, the MTB Challenge hits the Cape Winelands on Saturday, 29 February 2020, and offers 15km, 30km and 60km options for all fitness and skill levels. The event has been running alongside the Ca...

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4 months ago
As a MTB newbie, very nice and flowing trails. Caters for beginners and more advanced cyclists
- Janke B
a week ago
Every time when I got the opportunity its always awesome just to be there . Its really a special place
- G k
5 months ago
Great trails well kept. Challenging to even the fittest. Enjoy
- Jaco K
Founded in 2013 and registered in 2015, the Banhoek Conservancy was established by a group of farmers in an attempt to protect the environment, to uplift the community and to re-establish a balance between human activities and nature.
The Banhoek Conservancy is located within the Banhoek valley, outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, South Africa.
The conservancy generates an income by providing well designed, permanently marked off-road tracks so that athletes can hone their performance in beautiful surroundings. Parts of these tracks are regularly used for running, hiking and mountain bike races.
Income derived from the facility is used to maintain the tracks, to remove alien vegetation, provide work for the local community and to protect the environment in the Banhoek valley.

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The Banhoek Conservancy has since January 2020 joined the Winelands Trail Permit System.

This permit allows the owner to use trails  in the Banhoek Conservancy, Boschendal, Paarl (Hero etc.) and Welvanpas (WildBoar) in Wellington.

  • Annual Winelands Permit:  ( Pay Here ) R1000 per annum (from 1 January to 31 December)  contact:

  • Day Permit  ( Pay Here )  R50 per person per day using Zapper system here, or Zapper at the trailhead and on the trail signposts.

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Old Bethlehem Farm
Rooi street
South Africa

Opening Hours

Mon:8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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