Tag: Jonkershoek

Enduro Racing in the MTB Motherland

The first Dirtopia Enduro of 2015 took place in the hills around the picturesque town of Wellington, on the epic Welvanpas trails. And one of SA’s top photographers, Ewald Sadie, was there to capture the action.  Welvanpas is nothing short of being the mountain biking motherland. Plus with the trails […]

Fire and Trails

If you’re a Cape based rider you’re probably desperate to know what’s happening with your beloved trails. So here’s an update on the situation in Tokai, Silvermine and Jonkershoek.  Tokai and Silvermine Update The official update from SANParks regarding the rehabilitation of Tokai is that all the water courses and […]

Encouraging Growth for the Stellenbosch Wine Festival

The 2015 Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay has shown exciting growth across the various platforms.  The three-day wine and lifestyle experience, which sported a new family-friendly format and spectacular new venue at Coetzenburg, definitely found traction with wine lovers and recorded a significant increase both in terms […]

Pennypinchers Origin of Trails Entries Now Open

Entries are now open for the mountain bike party of the year, the 3rd annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, two day mountain bike (MTB) stage race.  Returning to the picturesque Stellenbosch region and surrounds on Friday, 27 and Saturday, 28 November 2015, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails combines a vast […]

Take your ride on vacation

In December many South Africans pack up and head to the coast for the school holidays. So Seamus Allardice thought we’d put together a guide to some great trail destinations on the coast. But so as to not leave those of you out who have to stay inland and keep […]

Ready Steady Cycle in the Grape MTB Ride

From 30 January to 1 February 2015, visitors to the Stellenbosch Wine Festival will again be able to experience the very best of what this popular wine region has to offer – the best wine, the most delicious food, great music and art and the breathtakingly beautiful natural environment of […]

BMT Bike Art Auction

Where: Ride In Café, Jonkershoek When: 18:30 for 19:00, 26 November 2014 Why: To support the trail building efforts in the Jonkershoek Valley Cost: R100 Info & Tickets: www.stellenboschtrailfund.co.za or BMT Bicycle Shop in Dorp Street Stellenbosch   Art on auction by: Richard Scott Lionel Smit Strijdom van der Merwe […]

The Trail Master

As Louise Ehret discovered there is much more to trail building that removing rocks and dirt. When the fires in 2011 devastated the very limited existing trails in the Jonkershoek Mountain Reserve, a small group of Stellenbosch individuals initiated a project to restore, maintain and extend the trails across these […]