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Mountain biking in Durbanville

Mountain Biking at Meerendal Wine Estate
One of our favourite local mountain biking spots is up at Meerendal Wine Estate, behind Durbanville, along the Vissershok Road. Locals pay an annual membership fee to use the estate's trail-running and biking routes. If you're visiting from out of town, consider emailing the trail manager to check if they'll throw in a bike ride if you buy a case of their best. ;)

Let’s all ride on a yellow MTB

Let's all ride on a yellow MTB
It may not be obvious from the photo alone, but that bike indicates the start of an MTB trail on the Paul Cluver estate in Elgin. Having the bike high up on a tree stump is a pretty neat idea to mitigate it being stolen or vandalised... not that MBT enthusiasts are thieves or vandals... I'm just saying. :)

Tokai Plantation – a forest to walk, ride and hike in

Tokai Forest
The Tokai Plantation forms part of the greater Tokai and Cecilia plantations and has been run as a commercial plantation since its establishment in 1885.

Fortunately, even though the plantation is a commercial site, it's open to the general public - offering the opportunity to leave the city and suburbs for a short walk on the slopes of the Table Mountain mountain range. The forest has a picnic area (a little before the entrance to the plantation), but IMO it's far nicer to enjoy a snack at the plantation's tea room and then take a short walk into the woods.

For details about the MTB trail, visit mtbroutes.co.za - they have all the info you'll need to plan a fun MTB ride.