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      Northern Farm Nature Reserve (also known as the Diepsloot Nature Reserve) is one of Johannesburg's best-kept secrets and offers over 2500ha of beautiful green grasslands and woodlands to explore. There are several dams in the reserve as well as 270 different bird species (incl. a breeding pair of fish eagles).

      Many different recreational users i.e. cyclists, horse riders, hikers and birders enjoy relaxing in the open space and clean air of the farm. It's a great family outing and offers safe and secure parking at the clubhouse, where toilet, shower and braai facilities are available.

      Northern Farm is a mountain biker’s dream with a wide range of different terrains suitable to everyone from beginners to Competitive cyclists in an environment safe and suitable for the whole family.

      Cyclists can select their own route according to their experience. All of the routes are well marked and easy to follow while riding your bike.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Diepsloot
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: City of Johannesburg
      Northern Farm Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Safe and secure parking at the clubhouse, where refreshment, ablution and braai facilities are available.
      Disclaimer:

      HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:-

      Northern Farm (Diepsloot Nature Reserve) will be reopening on the 6th of June 2020 for limited operational hours and in the interest of public safety, there will now be a few changes to how we operate during this period.

      OPERATIONAL HOURS:-
      Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 07:00 - 17:00 (access will be closed from 16:00)

      ONLINE BOOKING ONLY:-
      3 hour time slots will be opened up with limited availability per time slot. You will be able to choose the slot that suits you best. We will only be taking online bookings during this period to control numbers, the booking process will be published in the course of the day on the 3rd of June 2020. Once you have made a purchase, your name will placed on a list at the gate. Please do not worry about printing anything out.

      NO CASH OR CARDS:-
      To limit engagement, there will be no cash or card transactions taken. So if you arrive without booking, you will unfortunately be turned away.

      2 PER CAR ONLY:-
      No more than 2 people per vehicle. We are subservient to the law and cannot promote group exercise for the risk of being shut down, please understand that this point is here for our sustainability.

      TEMPERATURES WILL BE SCANNED AT THE BOOM:-
      Should you exhibit symptoms, ie. high temperature, you will unfortunately be turned away.

      PPE EQUIPMENT
      The use of face masks is mandatory for all visitors.

      SEASON PASS HOLDERS:-
      Season pass holders can still use their cards.

      NUMBER BOARDS:-
      To keep you safe and stop those fence jumpers who have been using the trails. We will be making use of sanitized number boards going forward. These will need to be attached to the front of your bike. If you are found without a number board, we will issue a fine of R250, call the police for illegal trespassing and ban you from the farm and all associated races.

      NO ORGANISED GROUP RIDES:-
      The farm is open for training for races that you have coming up in the future. We can unfortunately not allow for any organised group rides. Please practice social distancing best practice while you are out there.

      CLUBHOUSE FACILITIES WILL REMAIN CLOSED
      The clubhouse, seating area, coffee shop and bike wash will remain closed during this time. Toilets are open with hand sanitizer readily available.

      SEASON TICKET HOLDERS AND MULTIPASS HOLDERS
      Both are welcome and need only to present the ticket at the boom upon arrival. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BOOK

      NO HELMET NO RIDE

      ENTRY FEES
      R60pp per day
      R400 Multiple access card 10 entries
      R600 Multiple access card 20 entries
      (Cards valid for one user only)
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 7, 2020
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      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      113
      Trails Mountain Bike
      113
      Trails E-Bike
      113
      Trails Hike
      113
      Trails Trail Running
      113
      Trails Horse
      3
      Total Distance
      61 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      5,006 ft
      Total Vertical
      335 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,603 ft
      Reports
      411
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      13,250

      Photos of Northern Farm (Diepsloot Nature Reserve) Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Northern Farm (Diepsloot Nature Reserve) Mountain Bike

      Northen Farms 40km Trail Highlights | Gauteng,...

      10:13 | 77 | Jul 28, 2021
      Northern Farms 20km MTB Route

      2:33 | 691 | May 22, 2020
      Northern Farm MTB - a combination of the Red...

      9:46 | 1229 | May 22, 2020
      MTB Northern Farm - Red Route - South Africa

      21:29 | 702 | May 22, 2020
      Northern Farm MTB Trails

      7:43 | 331 | May 22, 2020
      Northern Farms 34km Red Trail | Gauteng, South...

      22:31 | 342 | Jan 3, 2020
      Northern Farm_Dikwiel Bicycle Theme and Route...

      453 | Jul 23, 2015

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      user #3048587hillmwazhawishlistrouteNorthern Farms Blue Route
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 9:41am
      Jun 20, 2022
      user #2822072BoktietaddrouteNorthern Farm Red Trail
      Jun 17, 2022 @ 7:07am
      Jun 17, 2022
      user #2528035jd-shredaddreportMamba 1 and 3 more
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 4:18am
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      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailRiver Bend
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 4:38pm
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      user #2822072BoktietaddreportCrested Eagle Stretch
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 5:12am
      Aug 22, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike11361 miles5,007 ft24 miles335 ft
      #698#31441122,204
      E-Bike11361 miles5,007 ft24 miles335 ft
      #202#2405298
      Hike11361 miles5,007 ft24 miles335 ft
      #502#14119
      Trail Running11361 miles5,007 ft24 miles335 ft
      #504#1411122
      Horse32 miles62 ft2,165 ft141 ft
      #556
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