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Annual Permit: Hiking and Mountain Biking at Berg River Dam Voucher


Activity Description

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 a 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.


Duration10 hours
WhenYear round, seven days a week from 8:00 to 18:00
WhereStart and end at the Robertsvlei road entrance.
WeatherYou 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 WearWear light clothing in summer and warm clothing in winter. A good pair of walking shoes is essential.
Things to BringBring 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 SpectatorsThere 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.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAccess to the mountain biking tracks and hiking and walking trails in the Berg River Dam conservation area for one day.
ExclusionsMeals, drinks are not offered and are not included.


It is good to bike, walk and hike in the company of friends.
Information centre: 0218762861
Emergency number 0218768061

Customer Reviews

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. - Barry Phillips

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