Help conservation in your mountain bike


The Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (BHRC) is a non-profit organisation within the coronary heart of the Cape Winelands that prides itself on the preservation and enlargement of 1500 hectares of critically endangered Renosterveld fynbos of which lower than 5% of it stays within the Western Cape.

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Funds for ongoing conservation efforts together with alien vegetation clearing, rewilding of farmland in addition to creating pure corridors are derived from the 130km mountain bike path community. The BHRC mountain bike trails run throughout privately owned working wine farms in addition to conservation areas and provide spectacular views. The paths embody jeep tracks in addition to world-class single tracks.

The MTB mid-year allow is now out there on-line at at R500 and will provide you with limitless entry to the paths till 31 December 2023. The following couple of months are supreme to discover the attractive Renosterveld fynbos that blooms from now till October.  Annual BHRC allow holders even have entry to the family-friendly Polkadraai Bike Park. The bike park presents a kiddie’s monitor, pump monitor, move, expertise path and enjoyable line in addition to catering services and is right for coaching, birthday events or only a time out with pals.

Day permits (R70) can be found on the varied park and journey entry factors together with the safety kiosk at ASARA, Bellevue Wine Property tasting room, Devonvale Golf & Wine Property Professional Store, Fort Simon tasting room, Babushka deli at Hazendal Property, Neethlingshof Wine Property tasting room, the Cellar Door at Jordan,  Zevenwacht Wine Property safety and the Polkadraai Bike Park. Engen Soneike, Shell Kruispad and the safety gate at Dwars in Die Weg on Devon Valley Highway are open 24/7, however please test buying and selling hours for the assorted beginning factors.  Entry factors function on a cashless Zapper cost system.

The BHRC was based in 1992 and at present has 50 members that contribute by following sustainable farming and wine manufacturing practices via the adoption of biodiversity tips by the South African wine trade.

Sturdy collaborations with organisations akin to WWF Conservation Champions, Cape Nature, The Cape Leopard Belief, Conservation at Work, Cape Winelands District Municipality, and the Division of Agriculture allow the BHRC to broaden its conservation and group improvement initiatives.

The Bottelary Hills MTB Trails have joined the higher Wine Lands Allow this yr to supply riders a selection between the native BHRC allow with unique entry to the BHRC trails or the regional Cape Wine Lands allow at a premium for entry to A-Z Grabouw, Banhoek Conservancy, Boschendal, Bottelary Hills Conservancy, Elgin Valley, Franschhoek trails,  Fruitways Farms, Grabouw, Helderberg, MTO Jonkershoek, Oak Valley, Paarl, Plaisir, Stellenbosch Path Fund, Van Loveren, Wellington (Wild Boar & Scouts) and Wine Lands Biking Membership trails.  This allow might be bought on-line from with a contribution going in the direction of BHRC.

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