Name Description Trails
Beaches A selection of beach routes and hiking trails with a sea view. Some suitable for trail running and fat bikes. 6
Geelhoutboom The Geelhoutboom Route System lies to the west of George and is mainly madeĀ up of district roads winding through picturesque farmlands with beautiful views of the Outeniqua mountains. The system starts and finishes at the Redberry (strawberry) Farm outside George with excellent facilities. It includes 5 routes and coffee/water can be found in the hamlet of Great Brak on the blue, gold and grey routes. No route markers are displayed so please navigate by downloading the GPX file for the route and uploading it to your GPS device or smart phone to navigate with. 5
Karoo The Karoo Route System start and finishes at the Engen Eco Stop (CJ Langenhoven road) opposite the Virgin Active. A whole new biosphere awaits as you make your way inland via the historic and world renowned Montagu Pass. Routes are mostly 'out & back'. Pass through the quint farm village of Herold and/or travel through the whining Paardepoort with it's beautiful rock formations. The routes connect all the way to the Klein Karoo ostrich center of Oudtshoorn with many of the birds visible along the way. The system includes 6 routes and coffee/water can be found at the Wimpy at the start/finish, in Herold and a variety of places in Oudtshoorn. No route markers are displayed so please navigate by downloading the GPX file for the route and uploading it to your GPS device or smart phone to navigate with. 6
Klipheuwel The Klipheuwel Route System start and finishes at the Klipheuwel Trail Park which is a cycling and running experience just off the N2 close to Klein-Brak River, about 35km from George. Four dedicated tracks, (a kids track, main, slalom & cross country track) offer something for everyone. Longer trails are available which include River Run - (4km) and B-Line (4km hill climb). Pump track includes 24 berms, a 2,4 m bridge and a 2 lane slalom pump track perfect for head to head races. There are also two longer routes in the system (Brandwag and Moordkuil), mostly on district roads for those who wants to ride further. At the start/finish: - Bike Service and repair - Restaurant with cocktails and Craft Beers - Farm Stall - Wine Tasting 5
Outeniqua The Outeniqua Route System is made up of hiking trails (that can also be used for trail running) and does not include any mountain biking routes. Five of the six routes start at the Cape Nature Witfontein office northwest of George. This include Cradock Peak, George Peak, Cradock Pass and Forrest Buzzard. The Pass to Pass trail starts at the top of the Outeniqua Pass to the top of the Montagu Pass (or visa versa) The trails vary from 4km to 19km in length, from the easy Forrest Buzzard to strenuous George and Cradock Peaks and offer incredible views. Route markers are limited so please navigate by downloading the GPX file for the route and uploading it to your GPS device or smart phone to navigate with. Make sure to get your free permit from the Cape Nature office before you head out. 6
Saasveld The Saasveld Route System start and finishes on the Garden Route Dam wall and the bulk of the routes are on MTO Forestry land which brings certain rules and responsibilities with it. Routes consists of jeep tracks, plantation roads and some single tracks. There is water available at the security entrance/boom to the dam and the nearest coffee shop is at the Deli at Geneva Superette. No route markers are displayed so please navigate by downloading the GPX file for the route and uploading it to your GPS device or smart phone to navigate with. 3
Seven Passes The Seven Passes Route System includes some scenic routes on tarmac and gravel between George and Knysna, built by Thomas Bain and his brother-in-law. The road connects all the smaller hamlets of the area and was once the main road between the two towns. Routes also flows to the Map of Africa and around Wilderness and Hoekwil. 4
Witfontein The Witfontein Route System start and finishes at the Cape Nature offices northwest of George. All the routes in this system were mapped for mountain biking specifically but can also be used for trail running. All the routes meander through the Witfontein pine plantation with sections of indigenous forest and fynbos. There are many single track sections to be found between the contour roads. Being part of the Outeniqua Nature Reserve, access is controlled and free self-issue permits are required that can be obtained at the office, even after hours. The Tower Loop and Sidewinder loops offer excellent views over George and of the Outeniqua mountains 3