The Dwarsrivier valley named after the Dwarsrivier running through the valley is made up of the villages of Pniël, Johannesdal, Kylemore, and Languedoc and is an exciting place for nature lovers, wine connoisseurs, foodies, and fitness enthusiasts. The Dwarsriveeir Valley is one of those heart-warming areas of the Western Cape that welcomes you with true South African warmth and offers great local experiences. Join us and spend a day in the Dwarsrivier!
Founded in 2013 and registered in 2015, the Banhoek Conservancy was established by a group of farmers in an attempt to protect the environment, uplift the community, and to re-establish a balance between human activities and nature. They provide well-designed, permanently marked off-road trails for multisport athletes to train on. These trails may be used for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and walking, with offer daily and annual access permits offered. If you are new to the area there is the option to hire a local tour guide for the day, Casa Cerveza – Mountain Bike Tours.
Discover Stellenbosch and its surroundings on your bike. These bike tours in and around Stellenbosch will cause stiff muscles but also many, many laughs and good times! The guides will lead the way around these much-loved trails. For tourists and visitors, this is a great way to explore the Winelands, and for locals, it offers another way to experience and appreciate the beauty that we all get to live in! Riders of all abilities are welcome and tours are offered for highly advanced riders, all the way to beginners. Day trips are also available.
Old Bethlehem Farm:
The Old Bethlehem Farm forms part of the Banhoek Conservancy and Banhoek trail network and is where most of the new trail networks have been completed on the Ou Bethlehem farm. It has been said that this is one of the most awesome and amazingly built flow trails’s in the western cape, it’s a must-ride for everyone, with unbelievable views.
Pniël Home Dining:
Enjoy a bountiful three-course meal at the home of Alenor Pietersen in the quaint village of Pniel, situated at the foot of the Simonsberg. Diners are treated like family and can immerse themselves in the stories, culture, and cuisine of this historically significant community.
We look forward to welcoming you to #DiscoverDwarsrivier with us.