Mountain biking in Botrivier
If you live in a busy city, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the chaotic environment. Confined work-spaces, traffic, school-runs and even pollution are all contributing factors to feeling run down, tired and needing a holiday. So, if you live in Cape Town, you’ll be ecstatic to know that there are several seaside getaways and mountain escapes as well as things to do, just a short drive away. Best of all, you don’t need a bountiful wallet to have the holiday you deserve in the amazing town of Botrivier.
This quaint countryside settlement is an outdoor adventures haven in the Overberg region, Western Cape. Situated approximately 88kms from the Cape Town CBD, you and your travel companions can stay, eat and play in the fresh air, surrounded by immaculate rolling hills in a quirky and beautiful town.
Mountain biking in Botrivier offers MTB enthusiasts an excellent opportunity to explore the plains on one of the several trails available here. Ideal for a variety of experience and fitness levels, you and your bicycle can get your adrenalin pumping through gravel, steep climbs, rocks, water and muddy trails – what a rush!
In addition to these trails, you can also find private reserves and other outdoor activities such as polo, trout fishing, wine making and of course picnics set against the backdrop of the exquisite Botrivier. In general, the Cape Country Meander is a region filled with natural splendour and things to do in almost every direction. To have a holiday filled to the brim with exciting adventures, spending one or even a couple of nights here is the ideal solution.
Accommodation in Botrivier offers a wide variety of opulent, luxurious and casual establishments, each of which are centrally located to the towns services and amenities. Franchise supermarkets, local grocers, farm stalls and bottle stores are all situated in the town, to ensure you still have access to your creature comforts and basic needs. Always a great thing if you’re spending days in the outdoors and looking for somewhere to relax in the evenings.
As the Botrivier turn-off is situated directly off the N2 highway, this gives visitors here easy access to other neighbouring towns and popular destinations. Hermanus, Caledon, Kleinmond and Grabouw are all situated less than 50kms away from Botrivier. This means, if you’re travelling in peak season, you can still stay in a quite environment and simply commute to and from where you want to be, without that ‘holiday traffic’.