About the trails
Bottelary Hills MTB Trails were opened by the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (BHRC) in April 2011. The trails formalise riding in the area and serve as a much needed source of funds to further conservation efforts.
BHRC encloses the Bottelary Hills situated near Stellenbosch, approximately 40km East of Cape Town, South Africa. The hills are home to endangered fauna and flora species. Concerned landowners, together with Cape Nature looked at various options to protect the remaining vegetation, rehabilitate sensitive areas and reintroduce species lost to the area. This lead to the eventual formation of the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy in 1991.
The unique terroir of the area lends itself to growing grapes of the highest quality. It’s no coincidence that BHRC is home to many well respected wine estates known for producing world class wines.