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Simonsberg Trails

Simonsberg Trails have re-opened (02 April 2016)

Simonsberg Conservancy Fire Rehab:

People are able to make donations to the Simonsberg Conservancy using the reference Fire Rehab Plants or Fire Rehab Trails.  These funds will be used to rebuild the trails and plant new trees as well as retrieve seed from other plants in the area and moving them to the damaged area. Please ensure you use the correct reference so the funds are processed correctly. We want to thank everyone taking part in The Fire Ride and contributions already received. 

Klapmutskop Renosterveld Conservancy

Nedbank Business Wineland

Account Nr: 1498104282

Branch Code: 149821

Cheque Account


Annual permits for the Simonsberg trails are now available at Dirtopia Trail Centre or download below.  It includes access for 365 days a year and 6 bottles of top wines (2 Muratie, 2 Delheim, 2 Uitkyk).  You'll receive a card that you can swipe at the Trail head. If you ride or run twice a month here, it is already worth your while to buy an annual permit!


***Annual Simonsberg permit holders will qualify to a 5% discount on every case purchased at the Uitkyk Wine Tasting centre.




NEW!! We now offer annual family permits. 2 Adults and 2 kids (under 18) for R1500. Includes 6 bottles of wine (2 Muratie, 2 Delheim, 2 Uitkyk). Valued for 365 days from day of purchase. Now available at Dirtopia Trail Centre or download form below.  You'll receive a card that you can swipe at the Trail head. 





Day permits are R50 per person per day.  This is for mountain biking or running.


These are available at either on of our Trail Centres that are open every day from 08h00.  Or from Muratie & Delheim restaurants from 09h00. You can arrange to buy your permits the day before at our offices.


Watch the website & Facebook page for notices about nightrides.

Permit fees: R50 per person per day.

Place: Current trail head at Muratie, R44 Stellenbosch or at Delheim Wine Estate. Get your permits at their restaurants (from 09h00) or at our Trail Centres (08h00) until 17h00.

Permits can be bought at Dirtopia Trail Centre (Delvera) all weekend (open all day from 08h00) or at Welgevonden shop in the mornings.

Trails: Ride 10km up to 25km – 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.

NEW "Never say Never again" has 10km of continous 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 10km (with about 8km of singletrack!) and there are various options to ride up to 25km (even more). A map will be available at the trailhead. You can follow the Muratie loop, Delheim loop, Uitkyk loop or all three...


Muratie restaurant will be open for breakfast & lunch and there is Delheim next door as well. 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!


L’Avenir - Nooitgedacht Trails are open - click here for more information


The existing Delvera trails will be incorporated into the Simonsberg system which means that riders, trail runners and hikers can now access all the trails with a single annual pass. The new Simonsberg routes is a joint initiative between Dirtopia and local landowners, with the Simonsberg Conservancy being the main beneficiary of all permits sales.

Regular rides will leave from the shop at Welgevonden and a full bicycle workshop is available. The Trail Centre is your one stop shop for trail & event info, basic supplies, bike sales & rentals.


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


A special thanks to all the land owners of the Simonsberg Conservancy!


To support Trail building JOIN AMARIDER!


Dirtopia Trail Centres at Welgevonden & Delvera are open 7 days a week for these permit sales including the bike hire services!



Enjoy the trails!




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