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      Homtini does not quite boast the full range of mountain-biking experiences that the Harkerville trails do, but it nonetheless offers an exhilarating 19km circular ride through the tranquil Homtini Forest. The trail traverses the steep mountain slopes overlooking the town of Knysna, so you can be certain of pan­oramic views of both the forested slopes and dramatic river gorge.

      Kick off from the Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site to climb along Millwood Road for about 400m before hitting a sharp right into Pomp-se-pad. You will be on this forest track for approximately 3km making your way through magnificent indigenous forest before branching off to the right and into Deurpad, a forest slip-path.

      This section of the route becomes ‘single track’ and has some exhilarating descents that will take you from the forest straight into the plantations for approximately 1km which leads to a sharp left and descends down towards the Lawnwood River. Take this opportunity to refill your water bottle or take a refreshing dip.

      The road from the river starts with a long climb back up to Portland Height, where you will be rewarded with the most spectacular views of this area. The trail from here is quite leisurely, take your time to enjoy the remarkable views of this area before re-entering the forest again at the 14km mark along the Boer-se-pad which is also “single track”.

      At the 18km mark, the trail will rejoin itself at Millwood road, which heads back to Krisjan-se-nek.

      All in all, this is an exceptional ride, but be aware of the brutal climb and a few tight, technical sections along the descent.

      Permit: R35 per person for adults and R18 per person for children under the age of 13. Permits available from Thesen Island Office or the Goudveld Entrance gate.

      Contact

      Goudveld Forestry Station – 044 389 0129
      Thesen Island Office – 044 302 5600
      Goudveld Entrance – 044 356 90
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      From Knysna take the N2 towards George, about 8km out take the Rheenendal turnoff to the right. Follow this road for 12.6km and take the Bibby’s Hoek / Millwood Gold Fields turnoff to the right (becomes gravel just after the turn).

      You will reach a four way crossing with a boom, sign in and pay here. Sometime out of season this boom is open and unmanned.

      Follow this road to the Dalene Matthee Memorial at the Krisjan Se Nek picnic site, 4km. The route starts here
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 3, 2020

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      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      7
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      2,179 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,028 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,852 ft
      Reports
      2
      Ridden Counter
      171

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Homtini Singletrack 1
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 1:22am
      Dec 25, 2018
      UnknownLarge tree down across trail, blocking trailtrailratm
      Homtini Top Singletrack Descent
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 1:10am
      Dec 25, 2018
      DryLarge tree down across trail, blocking...trailratm

      Activity Feed

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      user #1748667rudolfpelser1wishlistrouteKaroo To Coast Race Route
      May 16, 2022 @ 12:46am
      May 16, 2022
      user #1555246JamesDevineriddentrailA River Runs Through It
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 11:36pm
      Oct 21, 2020
      user #1555246JamesDevineaddtrailA River Runs Through It
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 5:54am
      Sep 3, 2020
      user #1925133Seanjohnston30wishlisttrailBibbyshoek to Mother Holly and 1 more
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 11:17am
      Sep 11, 2019
      user #1555246JamesDevineriddentrailHomtini Singletrack 1
      Apr 24, 2019 @ 5:09am
      Apr 24, 2019

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike710 miles2,178 ft6 miles1,027 ft
      #9,894#1642463
      Hike610 miles2,139 ft6 miles938 ft
      #8,875#13829
      Trail Running710 miles2,178 ft6 miles1,027 ft
      #8,850#13723
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