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Hike on a bike

February 21, 2014

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Quad bikes, motorbikes and e-bikes – local farmer Brian Pickering has hit upon some great ways to enjoy the fabulous scenery in and around Elgin and Grabouw, just half an hour’s drive from us here at Penny Lane Lodge.

From a couple of hours to a couple of days, you can explore and enjoy the unique fynbos countryside and spectacular mountains with sea and valley views descending into the winelands. Picnic by a waterfall, swim in a rock pool and spend the night in a bush camp.

The team at Nature Discovery have a range of quad bikes, motorbikes and all-terrain-vehicles available. Guided by an experienced ranger the exclusive and well-researched trails are yours to enjoy. All the safety gear, permits and the like are taken care of, so you just go and have an amazing experience.


A further new innovation in South Africa is the Electronic Mountain Bike (e-bike): high quality mountain bikes with comfortable seats and electric assistance.  Real ‘cycling for softies’ which allows you to savour spectacular views and historical sites, wine and fruit farms and the unique fynbos plants species of the Elgin Valley.

Or if even this is a bit too much of an effort, hop on the wine bus, which will take you to wine farms in the Elgin region – 22 wines to taste in a spectacular setting – or to Stellenbosch where the tour combines 300 year old and modern wine estates and experts reveal some of the secrets of wine production.

elgin valley

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