Banhoek Conservancy

Nature Paradise between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek for Hiking, Mountain bike or Trail running (Day Permit and Year Permit, see below)
Open today until 17:00
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Community Vegie Garden

Jun 7, 2020 – Jun 7, 2020

Hey! Bear in mind social distancing and masks..
There’s a community initiative in Lanquedoc & it’s all about food growing and spinach-ing spaces! So far we have identified a plot to begin, passionate plant people and a party to activate the project this Sunday 9am with info around composting,...

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MAXI RACE 2020 - TrailRun

Oct 3, 2020 – Oct 4, 2020

More than just a trail race, the Maxi-Race Cape Winelands, takes you on a journey, an adventure of self-discovery amongst exquisite and unique landscapes.
Regardless of your level or your goals, there is an event for everyone. From the Ultra 120km through the Maxi Race 75km to the Marathon 40km a...

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Bartinney2Bartinney Trailrun

May 3, 2020 – May 3, 2020

2020 EVENT CANCELLED, Trailrun from Bartinney wine bar in Stellenbosch to Bartinney farm in Banhoek Valley over Helshoogte pass.

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a month ago
Beautifully maintained trails, stunning day out riding. Lots of hikers too, but they are on different trails, so no interference whith cyclists.
- Hein K
8 months ago
My hometown... waking up and seeing God's work in the morning. Very safe if you know the mountain. Growing up here and explore it since I was a kid every holiday.
- claradean a
5 months ago
Most beautiful and peaceful place to hike 🥺😍
- Jaime S
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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  • 083 325 5840


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Old banghoek rd
swart 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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