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      The boundaries of this municipality, which covers an area of 22,289 square kilometres (8,606 sq mi),[3] coincide roughly with the boundaries of the geographical area that has been known since the early days of the Cape Colony as "The Boland". In Afrikaans Boland means "up land" or "the higher land" or "the land above" (i.e. in contrast to the low coastal areas of the original Dutch settlement at the Cape). However, the term "Boland", as originally used, was a loose concept, with no defined borders (cf. the informal but not meaningless terms "The Sahara" or "The Rocky Mountains"). The Boland is generally mountainous, with range after range of beautiful and isolated sandstone peaks reaching towards 2000m but also has broad, fertile valleys that are home to some of the country's finest vineyards.

      The region has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers are hot and cool, damp winters, with snow on the peaks during August and September. The diverse geography includes peaks, ranges, escarpments, valleys, cliffs, rivers, pools, waterfalls, screes, canyons, springs, forests, caves and other natural features.

      The Cape Winelands District Municipality is divided into five local municipalities, which are described in the following table.
      Name Seat Population
      (2011) Area
      (km2) Density
      (inhabitants/km2)
      Witzenberg[4] Ceres 115,946 10,753 10.8
      Drakenstein[5] Paarl 251,262 1,538 163.4
      Stellenbosch[6] Stellenbosch 155,733 831 187.4
      Breede Valley[7] Worcester 166,825 3,833 43.5
      Langeberg[8] Ashton 97,724 4,518 21.6
      Total 787,490 21,473 36.7
      source: wikipedia
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Winelands
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      Region Details
      • 485
      • 5
      • 318
      • 331
      • 44
      • 9
      • 1

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,248
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,194
      Trails E-Bike
      1,105
      Trails Horse
      54
      Trails Hike
      1,010
      Trails Trail Running
      1,011
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      8
      Total Distance
      1,057 mile
      Total Descent
      161,138 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,681 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,744 ft
      Reports
      5,251
      Photos
      1,393
      Ridden Counter
      99,201

      Outside Logo Articles

      Video: Andrew Neethling Meets Clemens Kaudela in South Africa 'Mission to Ride'
      May 19, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      Clemens was in town building a new line at Hellsend Dirt Compound, so Andrew took the opportunity to hang out with Clemens for a chat, and to show...
      Video: Niko Velasco Rips Through Scorched Trails in South Africa
      Dec 19, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      After a fire burned through the night on Niko Velasco's farm, he checked the trails by ripping through at a searing pace.
      Video: Big Trains at The Halloween Jam at Hellsend Bike Compound
      Nov 3, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      A spooky jam, with all the local South African rippers.
      Video: Whip Offs and Dirt Jump Jams at the 2020 Hellsend Dirt Party
      Jul 14, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      One last send session at the compound before the lockdown

      Popular Cape Winelands District Mountain Biking Trails

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      Armageddon 1
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Armageddon 5
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Armageddon 2
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Cobra
      Bethlehem Plaas
      Irish Climb
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Firehut 1
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Klipwerf
      Bethlehem Plaas
      G-Spot - Eden Bottom Link
      STF G-Spot
      Firehut 2
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Alternative Climb to G-Spot
      STF G-Spot
      Armageddon 6
      MTO Jonkershoek
      Armageddon 4
      MTO Jonkershoek
      G-Spot Alternative Line
      STF G-Spot
      Afterburner
      Bethlehem Plaas
      The Gutted Baboon
      STF Mont Marie

      Cape Winelands District Mountain Bike Routes

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      Tulbagh Farm Loop
      Tulbagh
      11 miles
      Tulbagh: The Bone Trail
      Tulbagh MTB Trails
      22 miles
      The Hanger to The Top Mast
      Helderberg Trails
      6 miles
      Eselfontein Route A - 14 Miles
      Eselfontein
      14 miles
      Eselfontein Route C - 14 Miles
      Eselfontein
      14 miles
      Eselfontein Route B - 15 Miles
      Eselfontein
      15 miles
      Simonsberg - Moderate Trail Run and MTB Route
      Dirtopia Trail Network - Murati & Uitkyk Wine Estates
      15 miles
      Rooikat
      McGregor
      11 miles
      North Side Showcase (official PT)
      Paarl Trails
      31 miles
      Rheboks Blue & Ridgeback Lite ( Offical P.T_
      Paarl Trails - Rhebokskloof
      19 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 9 rides
      Yesterday
      • 23 rides
      Past Week
      • 328 rides

      Photos of Cape Winelands District Mountain Bike

      trail: Darkfest
      23 |
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 7:21am
      Jan 28, 2024
      trail: Darkfest
      81 |
      Jan 28, 2024 @ 7:21am
      Jan 28, 2024
      trail: Cliffhanger
      49 |
      Dec 28, 2023 @ 1:21pm
      Dec 28, 2023
      83 |
      Mar 20, 2021 @ 1:58pm
      Mar 20, 2021
      111 |
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 7:54am
      Jul 4, 2020
      114 |
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 7:54am
      Jul 4, 2020
      127 |
      Feb 7, 2020 @ 9:20pm
      Feb 7, 2020
      172 |
      May 26, 2019 @ 11:06am
      May 26, 2019

      Videos of Cape Winelands District Mountain Bike

      Specialized Paarl
      36 | Apr 4, 2022
      SA Banhoek Fail
      124 | Jun 9, 2021
      118 | May 7, 2021
      'Boegoe Zag' on Helderberg Trails
      trail: Boegoe Zag
      51 | Dec 15, 2020
      DUST BAE - EDEN FOREST STELLENBOSCH
      130 | Dec 1, 2020
      full throttle
      trail: Downhill
      0:26 | 257 | Sep 22, 2020
      2020 lockdown diaries - garden of eden
      0:29 | 114 | May 18, 2020
      Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
      0:41 | 58 | Apr 22, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Slanghoek 1
      Slanghoek Cellars Mountain Biking Trails
      Feb 3, 2024 @ 9:27pm
      Feb 3, 2024
      DryPrismKDogOvergrown, trees down, needs to be cleared.

      Recent Trail Reports

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      jakesouthallwishlisttrailactivity #49634976
      Feb 29, 2024 @ 2:54am
      8 hours
      JoshGik7WHwishlistrouteactivity #49614128
      Feb 28, 2024 @ 6:04am
      1 day
      KalebVanOudtsriddentrailactivity #49553386 and 2 more
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 5:23am
      Feb 26, 2024
      KalebVanOudtsriddentrailactivity #49553365 and 1 more
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 5:23am
      Feb 26, 2024
      camerondansiewishlistrouteactivity #49498078
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:48pm
      Feb 24, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      FrozenBubbletrailEselfontein Dam LoopNice trail with some rocky single track and...
      Dec 31, 2023 @ 7:54am
      Dec 31, 2023
      ulfojebotrailSingletrack 5I don’t think this exist anymore as riding...
      Dec 30, 2023 @ 4:36am
      Dec 30, 2023
      ulfojebotrailPicnic TrailThis trail is fantastic, well kept all trails....
      Dec 29, 2023 @ 9:07am
      Dec 29, 2023
      WillieJacobsztrailCliffhangerCliffhanger - the best trail in the Western Cape!
      Dec 28, 2023 @ 1:24pm
      Dec 28, 2023
      bernardlindetrailWor 008Yes, it can be done with a gravel bike!
      Dec 28, 2023 @ 6:52am
      Dec 28, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,194995 miles139,931 ft413 miles3,655 ft
      1,2575,23719059,668
      E-Bike1,105921 miles129,564 ft379 miles3,602 ft
      84,9511443,512
      Horse5433 miles2,874 ft12 miles1,939 ft
      981
      Hike1,010825 miles124,518 ft338 miles5,364 ft
      1195,133551,992
      Trail Running1,011827 miles124,131 ft339 miles5,364 ft
      95,133716,962
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles128 ft
      789
      ATV/ORV/OHV82 miles312 ft2,244 ft1,312 ft
      791
      • By Banhoek-Conservancy BANHOEK Winelands & contributors
      • Admins: WillieJacobsz, wesseljacobsz, irideafrica
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