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Annual Permit: Hiking

Mountain Biking at Berg River in Franschhoek by Franschhoek Wine Valley



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More about Annual Permit: Hiking

Year Round Mountain Biking, Hiking, and Walking Permit: The spectacular mountains surrounding the Berg River dam in Franschhoek, is the mountain biking, hiking and walking adventure land to which you gain an All Year (365 days) full-day access (starting 08:00 and ending 18:00) when you purchase this permit. You will start at the entrance on Robertsvlei Road and discover miles of walking paths and biking tracks charting breathtaking routes through the mountains. Parking is available at the gate where you will present your permit(s) to gain access. You have both you choose your own level of challenge through the mountain fynbos available in the Berg River Dam conservation area. You can reach high lookout points within the days walk for wonderful views overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, the Boland mountainscapes and the landscape towards the southern ocean. Table Mountain also features in the distance. There is an abundance of birdlife to surprise and entertain birding enthusiasts.

What people say

Fine! Very happy to pay R300 to ride all year on some of the most beautiful routes anywhere!! I sugg...  -  Barry Phillips.



10 hours


Year round, seven days a week from 8:00 to 18:00


Start and end at the Robertsvlei road entrance.


You can walk in all weather but you have to dress appropriately. It can become very cold high in the mountains late afternoon in winter. Do stay on pathways at all times.

What to Wear:

Wear light clothing in summer and warm clothing in winter. A good pair of walking shoes is essential.

Things to bring:

Bring your own food, refreshments and drinks, especially water. It is important to stay hydrated while walking and hiking. Bring your own litter bag and protect the environment that you enjoy.

Guests or Spectators:

There is no restaurant or rest facilities at the gate where guests can wait for hikers. We recommend that your guests can wait for you at one of Franschhoeks many restaurants or winefarms for an enjoyable experience.



Certification Required:

Inclusions & Exclusions


Access to the mountain biking tracks and hiking and walking trails in the Berg River Dam conservation area for one day.


Meals, drinks are not offered and are not included.

Opinions On Annual Permit: Hiking

What the locals say about Annual Permit: Hiking.

Barry Phillips

Fine! Very happy to pay R300 to ride all year on some of the most beautiful routes anywhere!! I suggest cyclists who have paid their annual permit fee should have something to put on their bikes to show this. I hope that funds permitting the Wolvekloof trail gouged out by the rockfalls and some of the rougher parts of the Assegaibos trail can be rehabilitated. Not that it matters to me but I think R50 to just walk to the bridge and back (which is what most visitors do) is a bit much. People may be more honest and income higher if it was R25. There could also be an annual rate for a couple or family.


Only 75 km from Cape Town, picturesque Franschhoek is an idyllic setting for wining and dining.
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