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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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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3 months ago
Awesome. There is lovely walk and cycling trails, however some may find the many rocks an extra challenge. Today the trails were very dry. The area is calm and peaceful. The mountain is a spectacilar backdrop to the trails.
- Michael S
2 months ago
First time hiking in Banhoek and loved it! There is a safe enclosed parking area with a security guard, and we felt very safe as the entire area is electric fenced in. Lots to explore here in future, we'll definitely be back!
- Craig B
3 months ago
Every time when I got the opportunity its always awesome just to be there . Its really a special place
- G 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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