Ferndale

The Ferndale route is an easy 10km loop for beginner mountain bikers or families with young children. There are some nice views of the many fern species in the area along the way.

The route starts at the Witfontein forestry station at Cape Nature’s Outeniqua Nature Reserve.

Take the N12 to Oudtshoorn (towards the Outeniqua Pass). Just outside George (800m from the traffic circle at the Engen Eco Stop) turn right at the Montagu Pass / Outeniqua sign. Shortly after turning here turn right again into the Witfontein Forestry plantation. Sign in at the boom gate. Entry is free.

Start Coordinates: (DD)-33.935358 ; 22.427240
Start/FinishOuteniqua Nature Reserve (Office)
Distance± 10.0 km
Elevation Gain± 240 m
Perceived ExertionEasy
Trail SystemWitfontein
SurfaceJeep Track
Plantation road
Route MarkersNone
GPX MapDownload GPX file for self-navigation on your GPS device or smart phone.

ESTIMATED TIME

Mountain Biking± 30 m — 50 m
Trail Running± 40 m — 1 h 10 m
Hiking± 1 h 30 m — 2 h 30 m

FACILITIES AT THE START

  • Parking 
  • Restroom 
  • Water

ESTABLISHMENTS EN ROUTE

LAND OWNERS & MANAGERS

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