About us/Info

Helderberg Trails is set on a private farm within the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains (half-way between Somerset West and Stellenbosch), Helderberg Trails prides themselves on providing a trail destination suited to every type of rider, no matter age, skill level, type of bike, or level of fitness. (Even trail runners will love our routes)!

The Helderberg Farm Trail offers superb views over False Bay, Table Mountain and the Stellenbosch vineyards. This in itself should be enough to motivate you to ascend the moderate climbs and zoom the downhills and flat sections.

All trails have been designed and built by Jan Van Schalkwyk (the name behind the original Steilte and Hermanus MTB Trails) and partner in crime, Andrew Neethling, a World Class professional mountain biker who honed his skills on this very mountain.

See Route Description Tab for more info on the routes.

There is plenty of parking, and braai facilities, a petting zoo for the kids, a kiosk serving coffees, breakfast, cakes, cold drinks, fresh produce and other mouthwatering eats.

Next to the parking area is a bike wash facility, to make sure you don’t go home with a dirty bike.

Fees: All permits should be purchased at the Kiosk at Helderplaas – the same venue where you can buy cold drinks or something to eat

Kiosk is Open from 8am. Please use honesty box if out of office hours.
No permit No ride

Private Shuttles are allowed
Private Shuttle permits are available at the Kiosk. Please stay on the marked shuttle routes. Be very aware of fellow riders/runners and 4×4 vehicles.

  • Day Permit Adult R60
  • Day Permit Scholar/Pensioner/Trail Runner R30
  • Annual Permit Adult R600
  • Annual Permit Scholar/Pensioner/Trail Runner R200
  • Family membership (2 Adults and 2 Scholars) R1200
  • *Annual Permits run from December 2018 – 31 December 2019
  • NO helmet NO ride
  • Permit Holders Only