Our Guided hikes take place in the breath-taking Banhoek Valley, the valley we live in! There’s no better way to get up close with the beautiful waterfalls, ravines, and mountain-topped views in this spectacular valley. The Banhoek Conservancy where the hikes take place is located between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek a nature paradise for hiking. The conservancy was founded in 2013 and registered in 2015 by a group of farmers to protect the environment, to uplift the community and to re-establish a balance between human activities and nature.
Waterfall Hike (7kms)
The out-and-back trail of 7kms hike where you will learn about the natural environment of the Dwarsrivier Valley starts with an elevator path up the Groot Drakenstein Mountain, proceeding through a valley to a waterfall. The contour path leads to a second and larger waterfall, which have a few tricky sections and are optional, but there is plenty to see without doing those. After we have nourished ourselves in this hidden gem, we take the final path down the mountain to the car park. A fair fitness is required for this moderate hike.
Duiwels kloof (Devils tooth) Hike (12.5kms)
Join us on a hike that passes through some parts of the Boschendal wine farm, overlooking the breath taking Banhoek Valley and a few regionally famous mountain ranges. We are trekking through fynbos past ‘Die Boord’ dam and a forest. You will learn more about indigenous wildlife and fynbos species.
- Experienced local guide
- Conservancy and hiking permits
- Bottled Water
- Transport to the starting point – To arrange transport (only Franschhoek, Paarl and
- Stellenbosch areas please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors can drive to the starting point Old Bethlehem Farm, 1 Rooi Street, Kylemore, Stellenbosch (Banhoek Conservancy)
2 – 10 pax – contact us on email@example.com if your group exceeds 10 people. All hikers will need to sign the indemnity form before departure.
- Pack for all weather conditions. Don’t forget to bring the below essentials
- A sun hats
- A warm top
- A light rain jacket or windbreaker
- A reusable water bottles
- Appropriate hiking footwear. Sport shoes (sneakers) are fine for a half-day or even full-day hike, but we recommend hiking boots for a multi-day hike
COST: R850 per person