The spectacular mountains surrounding the Berg River dam in Franschhoek is the mountain biking adventure land to which you gain a full day's 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 tracks and single 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 as much challenge as you want in the mountains in the Berg River Dam conservation area. You can reach high lookout points 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.
Had a very pleasant few hours on mountain bikes cycling around the Berg Dam area then back into Fran... - Colette McDonnell.
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Had a very pleasant few hours on mountain bikes cycling around the Berg Dam area then back into Franschook for a lovely lunch at Le Petit Ferme. Got good information on directions from the guy in shop.
To find the entry-gate of the natural reserve was easy. to find the starting point of the loop-trail around the berg river dam was somewhat difficult. there should be more signs at least at the start and when there is a Y-point. Development is still in progress as we have seen and therefore hope that by our next visit it will be easier to find the trail-start. We wish you a fantastic 2019 with lots of happy trails
We had a great ride, only complaint is that trail markings are completely inadequate. Fortunately local trail runners helped with advice. This is MTB heaven and marking trails at key points would improve overall experience and safety.