The Trails

The Trails

The Routes

Approx. 20km of both hand built single track and farm roads make up the route options. Markers of natural stone painted white with blue or green arrows guide riders, walkers and runners in the right direction.

The trails have varied technicality along a moderate gradient.  Natural and built obstacles are encountered throughout the routes.

The routes make their way through macadamia nut orchards and banana plantations with small forested areas, open grasslands, dams and stream crossings along the way.

Views of the Umtamvuna River Gorge and the Indian Ocean are observed while enjoying the trails.

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Multipurpose Trails

The trails are suited to mountain bikers, trail runners and nature walkers of all abilities for exercise, recreation and education.All disciplines follow the same route, using trail etiquette to ensure the smooth running of trail use.

Trails Maintenance

The routes are checked almost daily for maintenance and are open throughout the week. From time to time, the course can change direction or be redirected due to farm developments so it’s important to adhere to following the arrows and avoid entering areas that are closed with tape or branches.

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Events and Special Functions

Local and fun events are held on specified days on the trails.

Event organisers, fundraisers and private groups who are looking to hold an exclusive function need just to contact us to book the venue.

Dates of public events are usually advertised through our Social Media platforms.

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Gorge View Deck

The Gorge View Deck is accessible from the Trail Head along the first part of the trails (or by vehicle if necessary).

A 100m boardwalk extends from the border of Clearwater Farm into the eKZN Wildlife Umtamvuna Nature Reserve, right to the edge of the River Gorge.

A 5m x 10m deck with railing offers a vantage point from which to soak up the views of the distant Indian Ocean, neighbouring Eastern Cape Province- “Pondoland”, the grasslands and craggy cliffs of the gorge.

The Gorge View Deck has become a sought-after location for memorable and evocative personal shoots as well as intimate wedding ceremonies and other special occasions.  It’s also a simple rest stop for hikers and on the “to do” list of both local and foreign travellers alike.

At the Trail Head

Basic facilities include:
  • Toilets (and cold shower)
  • Access to borehole water for drinking
  • Private and secure parking
  • Sign in area with register and Honesty Pay point (cash box or Zapper)
  • Route Maps and Safety Information with Contact Details for further assistance.
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Costs

MOUNTAIN BIKING R30 adult / R20 child under 12yrs
WALK/RUN R20 adult / R10 child under 12yrs
GORGE VIEW DECK R10 adult / (NO CHARGE for children under 12yrs)