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“Our goal for Trail’s End Bike Hotel is to become a global destination for adventure enthusiasts, and beyond that, a place where local meets world, ideas are shared and solutions are found. As active members of the Grabouw community, we are fully aware of the challenges our town faces, and we are excited that Trail’s End Bike Hotel can play a significant part in uniting the local community through sport as well as providing much-needed jobs as it contributes to building the local tourism industry.”
Trail’s End Bike Hotel is the brainchild of MTB enthusiast Pieter Silberbauer and his business partner Johannes Matthewson. Inspired by bike hotels in Holland and Japan, this new venture was something that the Grabouw community desperately needed. To ensure a world-class experience that both pro and amateur athletes would expect Dr Chad Gordon, a successful trail runner and winner of many triathlons, joined the team.
Trail’s End lies at the heart of some of South Africa’s top mountain biking, running and hiking trails. Routes are conveniently plotted on the GPX App which can be downloaded onto your devices for easy navigation upon arrival.
The local wine farms, Paul Cluver and Oak Valley have trails that often feature in the Cape Epic and Wines2Whales routes.
A professionally designed mini-pump track for pros, amateurs and beginners includes practice drop-offs, switchbacks and bridges. This training area is a safe environment to harness essential MTB skills before exploring the local trails.
No bike? No problem. Trails End will arrange the right wheels for you.
If cycling isn’t for you, then there are plenty of trails to explore on foot around Trail’s End and in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, which is a ten-minute drive away.
Contact Trail’s End for more information about trails, trail requirements and the GPX App.
“Trail’s End is proud to be a part of the #SleepOut2HelpOut Campaign by Providence Hospitality. This means that every room booked helps the hospitality industry bring back a staff member who lost their livelihood during the pandemic.”.
Trail’s End offers a selection of 16 comfortable rooms decorated with functionality in mind. The rooms are split into eight bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and eight dormitory-style bedrooms with separate communal ablution facilities for men and women. There is an added wheelchair accessible bathroom.
Mezzanine Rooms - Private Ensuite
Room 1 has the option of five single beds, or a King-size bed and three single beds. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, a basin and a toilet.
Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 16 have the option of a King-sized bed and a single bed or three single beds. Each ensuite bathroom has a shower, a basin and a toilet.
Room 13 has a King-size bed or two single beds. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, a basin and a toilet.
Rooms 14 and 15 have a King-size bed and a double bunk or two single beds. The ensuite bathrooms each have a shower, a basin and a toilet.
Ground Floor Rooms - Dorms
Room 1 has two double bunks and one single bed and access to separate communal men’s and women’s bathrooms. The bathrooms have showers, basins and toilets.
Rooms 2, 7 and 8 have two double bunks and two single beds and access to separate communal men’s and women’s bathrooms. The bathrooms have showers, basins and toilets.
Rooms 3, 4 and 5 have two single beds or a King-size bed and access to separate communal men’s and women’s bathrooms. The bathrooms have showers, basins and toilets.
Room 6 has two double bunks and access to separate communal men’s and women’s bathrooms. The bathrooms have showers, basins and toilets.
Contact Trail’s End for more information about rates, seasonal availability and to book your stay.
Trail’s End is a community hub for outdoor enthusiasts, mountain bikers, trail runners and families looking to enjoy some quality time in a natural setting. All amenities at Trail’s End are open to both guests and the general public.
Entry Fee - R20 per person
The life-size model of the world’s first bicycle, penny farthings, wooden wheeled antique bikes and whimsical rides such as the “bat glider”, are all on show at Africa’s first bicycle museum is not to be missed. The brainchild of Trail’s End Bike Hotel owner, Pieter Silberbauer, takes visitors on a journey of the history of the bicycle dating back hundreds of years. Wayne Harley of the Franschhoek Motor Museum and Professor Mike Bruton (retired CEO of the MTN Science Centre) gave invaluable input in the curating of the museum.
The 20m two-lane swimming pool is situated in the courtyard and is perfect for doing lengths or just cooling off on a hot day. There is a resident swim coach to assist with training and practice if needed. An open water swimming experience is available at the local Country Club dam, which is within walking distance!
The Wellness Centre offers yoga, Pilates and gym classes throughout the week that are led by professional instructors. An in-house chiropractor and sports physiotherapist are available to assist with any aches or pains you may have.
The resident beauty therapist is ready to pamper you with relaxing and rejuvenating treatment that includes everything from facials to hot stone massages, you’ll be sure to leave your appointment relaxed and rejuvenated!
The little ones have a lucky packet full of activities to choose from that include small bikes with training wheels, a slackline, table tennis, swimming and a kiddie’s corner with puzzles and games. Special requests such as pony rides and childcare can be arranged before your stay.
The Adventure Seekers are a professional team of outdoor enthusiasts who offer an array of guided activities that include hiking, kloofing, paddling, stand up paddle boarding, abseiling and quad biking. Find contact details for Adventure Seekers Guided Activities, here.
Trails End Restaurant is fully licensed and open seven days a week to guests and the general public. With a passion for providing healthy, performance-enhancing foods as well as wholesome meals, all meals are prepared with ingredients that are locally and sustainably sourced where possible.
Restaurant Trading Hours
Trail’s End offers a range of training clinics throughout the year for cyclists of all levels of experience.
Beginner, intermediate and skilled courses with the focus is on introducing more people to cycling and creating an all-around love for the sport.
Enjoy live music while you relax with lunch and sundowners on a Sunday afternoon. Call Trail’s End to find out about upcoming performances.
Trail’s End welcomes you to the Cecil Nurse Conference Centre.
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, 40-minutes from Cape Town International Airport and a 45-minute drive to Stellenbosch and Hermanus, Trail’s End provides you with a facility in nature that will allow your delegates to focus on your conference.
Trail’s End, with its breathtaking setting and magnificent amenities, is the perfect venue for private functions.
Forward-thinking companies can host team-building events in a peaceful and healthy space to combine work with play.
Team Building Retreats Amenities:
Improve communication, spark creativity and improve morale while forming bonds and getting to know your team better while making the most of group activities.
Trail’s End provides a memorable setting for your special day.
Wedding Venue Amenities:
Contact Trail’s End to find out more about venue availability and packages for team-building retreats and weddings.
Trail’s End offers a selection of standard and tailored packages suited to your unique getaway needs.
Package deals are perfect for:
“I loved my stay at Trail’s End. The staff were all super helpful and always interacted with me each time I returned at the end of a long day. The meals were wholesome and filling. I will be back for sure!” Adrian Higgins
“An awesome place for the outdoor enthusiast. Great food after a hectic MTB ride. Welcoming owner and staff! Be sure to visit the bicycle museum.” Ryan Burgar
“Well, what can one say about this amazing little gem in Grabouw? Whether you are a mountain bike enthusiast or not, I highly recommend this Trail’s End.” Reginald Mundell
“What a fantastic find, especially for bike lovers and families with children! Awesome 20-meter training pool for swimming enthusiasts, bike trails galore, a restaurant, bar, conference centre, cosy fireplaces and even a Bike Museum. We will be back with our mountain bikes.” Luke Ziegenhardt
“Spent the day at Trail’s End and what a beautiful place. It is a haven for mountain bikers and gives you access to all the biking trails in the area. For those of us who don't get on a bike, they have a lovely restaurant and bar area with a library in the corner. There is a big swimming pool outside as well as a rock-climbing wall for the children and brave adults.” Elmarie van Loggerenberg
“I ended up here after a seven-hour trail run and was pleasantly surprised by what I found. A one-stop hotel and eatery for cyclists and runners, in a prime location. The facility is very modern and clean with a nice big pool as well.” Lukie Snyman
“This wonderful home away from home deserves the highest rating. You are greeted by greenery, horses and a true country feel when you arrive at Trail’s End The facilities are fantastic with so much on offer. Take a bike ride on one of the many trails or take an awesome walk. Return feeling energized and hot, cool down in the lap pool or rejuvenate your muscles with a massage treatment. Freshen up in the beautifully clean and spacious rooms before wolfing down a fantastic dinner. Grab a drink next to the bar or recline next to the fire. You can't ask for anything more. The parking is gravel so may prove slightly challenging for wheelchairs. The entrance is wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible bathroom facilities.” Michell Macloed
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