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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Eselfontein, the oldest working farm in the famous Ceres Valley, practices mixed farming with apples, peaches, pears, grains & dairy, and yes, trail running and mountain biking.

      Surrounded by the majestic Skurwe and Matroosberg mountains, Eselfontein’s rugged natural landscape include beautiful rock formations, perennial waterfalls, proteas, fynbos and an abundance of indigenous wildlife such as the suurpootjie tortoise, leopard, fish eagle and many other birds, baboon and buck. The Breede River, which has its source in the mountains above Eselfontein, flows through the farm into our beautiful dam next to the Eselfontein Eco Huts.

      The true magic of Eselfontein lies in the variety and quality of purpose-built single-track trails, designed specifically for mountain biking and trail running. Whether you get your kicks from lung-busting climbs, breathtaking views, long fast descents, flowing and/or technical single-track trails, or just a mellow cruise through the orchards, Eselfontein has your number

      Eselfontein offers a variety of accommodation options including basic camping; the rustic yet comfortable Eselfontein Eco Huts; and the more upmarket Eselfontein Guest House. Please see the links below for more information and contact details.

      Day visitors are also welcome
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      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Land Status: Private Property
      Land Manager: Eselfontein Farm
      Eselfontein Parking Area google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Leave Ceres on the R46. After 500m, turn left onto the Eselfontein Road. The farm is 11km down this road.
      Disclaimer:
      For more information, accommodation options and reservations, please follow the Eselfontein Website link below.

      Day visitors are also welcome. A R20.00 Day Fee is payable at Erika's Kafee at 25 Voortrekker Street, Ceres, 6835. Their phone number is +27 (0)23 312 2278.
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      Region Details
      • 28
      • 11
      • 7
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 13, 2019
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      54
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails E-Bike
      46
      Trails Hike
      54
      Trails Trail Running
      54
      Total Distance
      52 miles
      Total Descent
      5,511 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,681 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,366 ft
      Reports
      13
      Photos
      4
      Ridden Counter
      516

      Photos of Eselfontein Mountain Bike

      84 |
      Feb 7, 2020 @ 9:20pm
      Feb 7, 2020
      9 |
      Feb 7, 2020 @ 10:55am
      Feb 7, 2020
      5 |
      Feb 7, 2020 @ 9:58am
      Feb 7, 2020
      50 |
      Feb 7, 2020 @ 8:19am
      Feb 7, 2020

      Videos of Eselfontein Mountain Bike

      donkey dreaming
      4:17 | 131 | Nov 11, 2015
      Eselfontein ride

      8:24 | 42 | Feb 10, 2020
      youtuber Eselfontein  Enduro - The roughest mountain...

      10:05 | 176 | Feb 10, 2020
      youtuber EzelEnduro | The Craziest MTB Enduro Race |...

      9:45 | 169 | Feb 10, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2351173DavidEvoriddentrailEselfontein Dam Loop and 3 more
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Aug 23, 2020
      user #1309489WillieJacobszvotetrail2nd Liason
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 1:25pm
      Jun 4, 2020
      user #1309489WillieJacobszaddvideoEzelEnduro Crash & Burn, Maybe? | Mountain Biking Eselfontein, Ceres and 3 more
      Feb 10, 2020 @ 10:15am
      Feb 10, 2020
      user #1559724wesseljacobszupdatetrailLeopards Creek
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 2:29pm
      Feb 8, 2020
      user #1309489WillieJacobszaddtrailOrchard Path 7 and 14 more
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 12:09pm
      Feb 8, 2020

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4851 miles5,220 ft19 miles1,680 ft
      #3,881#434138211
      E-Bike4650 miles5,184 ft19 miles1,680 ft
      1342
      Hike5452 miles5,512 ft20 miles1,680 ft
      #3,333#361321
      Trail Running5452 miles5,512 ft20 miles1,680 ft
      #3,330#36132
      • By WillieJacobszTrailforks Pro Subscriber TRAILFORKS NEMBA & contributors
      • Admins: Banhoek-Conservancy
      • #8428 - 2,313 views
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