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      Rietvlei Zoo Farm, Home to Rietvlei Trails, is a beautiful family lifestyle farm that is situated South of Johannesburg. There is a picnic park, trails, various outdoor fitness and sports activities, restaurants, schools and complimentary businesses.

      Rietvlei Trails is a safe venue with some really stunning trails to suit all levels of expertise and fitness from 4.5km for the novice to 12km for those who enjoy a technical challenge, plus loops to set your own goals. You can enjoy nature as you ride or walk, with various species of small animals and prolific bird life to be seen. The trails were designed with the goal of making 80% rideable by 80% of the cyclists. The 20% adrenalin trails are challenges at most levels.
      MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS: We have FOUR MTB Trails available (Yellow, Orange, Green and Blue)
      All trails are single track. All riders to sign indemnity at Rietvlei Trails Lapa/Entrance Gate.
      Chicken Run means around an obstacle and Bull Run means over an obstacle.
      Yellow Trail – This is a 5km Novice Trail.
      Orange Trail – This is a 14km Novice to Intermediate Trail.
      Green Trail – This is a 20km Intermediate to Advanced Trail.
      Blue Trail – This is a 22km Advanced Trail.
      Mountain Biking Coaching Lessons: Beginners are welcome to join our MTB Lessons on Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm. Book your coaching session with the Trails Manager. Cost is R50 per lesson.
      Shawn Mackrell - Trails Manager 082 490 0819

      WALKING / RUNNING TRAILS: Rietvlei Trails has a choice FOUR Walking , Running or Hiking Trails.
      Rietvlei Trails are open daily from Sunrise to Sunset . Dogs on leads are allowed.
      All trails are single track. All Trails are marked with signs and distances. All visitors to sign
      indemnity forms at Rietvlei Trails Lapa/Entrance Gate. Monitors to clip Access Cards.
      National Paramedics: 071 530 2479 l Rietvlei Trails 079 041 1488
      Rietvlei parkrun – 5km Trail
      Blue Mac’s Trail – 5km Running/Walking Trail
      Green Mac’s Trail – 10km Running/Walking Trail
      Red Mac’s Trail – 15km Running/Walking Trail
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Vlei Cycle Park
      Land Status: Private Property
      Land Manager: Rietvlei Zoo Farm
      Rietvlei Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The Rietvlei Zoo Farm Centre is located at 101 Swartkoppies Road, R554, South of Johannesburg

      Farm Office: 079 041 1488
      Email: [email protected]

      The FARM OFFICE is open daily Monday to Sunday from 08h00 to 17h00.
      MTB Rider Trail Entrance Fees: R35 per Adult & R25 per Child under 12yrs or (R225 for 11 entries with Access Card).
      Run/Walk/Hike Trail Entrance Fees: R25 per person (or R150 for 11 entries with Access Card).
      Purchase your Rietvlei Trail Access Cards from the farm office during the week or from the Rietvlei Trails Lapa on weekends and public holidays. Access Cards will be clipped at the gate by the monitor. You can park for free in the main parking or you can pay R50 to park inside the Picnic Park.
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      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,257 ft
      Total Vertical
      252 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,324 ft
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      Photos of Rietvlei Trails Mountain Bike

      123 |
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 12:18pm
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      Sep 16, 2016 @ 12:17pm
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      Mar 17, 2015 @ 11:27am
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      Mar 17, 2015 @ 10:59am
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      Mar 17, 2015

      Videos of Rietvlei Trails Mountain Bike

      Rietvlei Zoo Farm Mountain Bike Park - Blue...

      8:08 | 1989 | Dec 17, 2019
      Rietvlei Zoo Farm Mountain Bike Park - Green...

      10:52 | 496 | Dec 17, 2019

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      Mountain Bike3118 miles1,257 ft6 miles253 ft
      E-Bike168 miles571 ft3 miles253 ft
      Hike176 miles262 ft2 miles233 ft
      Trail Running176 miles262 ft2 miles233 ft
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