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Simonsberg Trails

Annual permits only R750 pp (until 28 Febr'22) for the Simonsberg trails are available at Dirtopia Trail Centre, online www.dirtpass.co.za .   You'll receive a small board that you must keep on the front of your bike. If you ride or run twice a month here, it is already worth your while to buy an annual permit! Permits available for online purchase, link at the bottom of the page.


Day permits are R60 per person per day.  This is for mountain biking or running or hiking/walking.


These are available at either on of our Trail Centre that are open from 08h00 please follow Dirtopia on social media pages for updates.

 Or from the new Trail Centre at Muratie. You can arrange to buy your permits the day before at our offices or online if you want to ride before or after these hours.


Watch the website & Facebook page for notices about social ride or nightrides.

Permit fees: R60 per person per day.

Place: Current trail head at Dirtopia Trail Centre at  Muratie wine farm.

Permits can be bought at Dirtopia Trail Centre - open in winter from 08h30. Permits now available for online purchase at dirtpass.co.za

Trails: Loop 1 5-7km (depending if you follow black or green)

Add loop 3 for 12-14km and add loop 4 for 20-26km.

Ride  up to 35km or more – LOADS of singletrack with various options to ride - go play!

When you get to know the trails, you'll be able to do more & longer loops for distance.

The "Never say Never Ending again" has 10km of continuous singletrack!


Groups that are keen to ride are welcome to contact us for more info & bookings.


Make sure you join the Facebook Simonsberg Trails page to hear about social rides



More information:

Trails are marked for a for are various options to ride up to 35km (even more). A map will be available at the trailhead. You can follow the Muratie loop, Uitkyk loop or both...or add loop four that takes you to the top!


Muratie restaurant sell breakfast & coffee. Don't forget the wine :-)


Trail Runners are welcome to enjoy the trails  too – permits required as well.

Remember to be friendly to all trail users and yield when required.

IMBA Rules of the Trail apply as usual.



Please note: riders/runners are NOT permitted to ride without a valid permit on these private farms and stay on the marked trails - you will be fined by the landowners, so please stick to the rules!  Permits are always required.


Future use:  We will also announce social rides and new trails on our website, Facebook, Twitter feeds – watch the space!


The Trail Centre is your one stop shop for trail & event info, outdoor clothing and trail supplies. Bike accessories & tools.


Since 1998, Dirtopia has been a key driver of the MTB industry through events, trail construction and profiling the sport. The Trail Centres continues this drive and is sure to enhance the fantastic Stellenbosch mountain bike trail opportunities even further.


 A special thanks to the neighbouring farm, Uitkyk for the use of their land!

Enjoy the trails...




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Please text for opening hours in winter: 


Dates for skills clinics: 

Fundamental: from 8am

Intermediate from 11am

  • 7 August 
  • 28 August


4 & 5 September'21

Change of Season Trail Run weekend

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