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Our bike trail routes

Green route

On the 10km, circular green route you may have wonderful encounters with game and the highlight is a 20 metre drop down a granite rock face to a water hole – however, a safer option is available!
  • Distance 10 km.

  • Green Route 90% single track.

  • 50% single track and 50% jeep tracks.

  • Take care on technical down hills.

  • Enjoy several waterholes & bird hides.

  • Expect game en route.

  • Plenty of rapids and winding single tracks.

  • Relax at the Boma with stunning views, drinking water and a toilet.

  • Choose the yellow option to avoid the steep rock downhill.

Red route

Fitter cyclists can continue on the circular red route for 20km of more challenging climbs on neighbouring farms.

The hilly red route winds past granite rocky outcrops, along wheat fields and up into the beautiful Ormonde vineyards above Darling. Those who make the collective 800m climb are rewarded with increasingly inspiring vistas of Table Mountain, Langebaan Lagoon and the rolling Darling hills. The icing on the cake is a fun, fast ride back to base for tasty Ormonde wine and !Khwa ttu’s signature Eland burger.

  • Distance 29km

  • The terrain is hilly with a combined climb of around 800 metres.

  • All fences are crossed with 11 bridges. Take care when crossing a bridge.

  • 20% single track and 80% jeep tracks and farm roads.

  • Enjoy incredible vistas with pristine renosterveld, wheat field, cattle camps and vineyards.

  • The 5km black loop is optional.

  • Take care on technical down hills.

  • Do enquire about other trails in the area.

Southern Africa's Bushmen: A journey of discovery

Single track, jeep track, farm roads, relaxed riding, technical sections, fast moving terrain, fun, beautiful scenery – the !Khwa ttu mountain bike route has it all.

Combine that with fascinating San guided tours, gentle hiking trails, local wine, good food, comfortable accommodation, friendly smiles, warmth and professionalism, and it’s enough to draw you back to !Khwa ttu again and again.

With or without a bike !Khwa ttu takes you on an exciting journey of discovery into the world of Southern Africa`s San or Bushmen people. In a spectacular West Coast setting, a convenient one hour`s drive from Cape Town, experience a culture inspired by ancient knowledge and traditional folklore. Besides the San-guided walking tours !Khwa ttu  presents delicious dishes, with award winning Ormonde wine and good coffee in a cosy restaurant. If you want to stay at !Khwa ttu for a few days there are luxury guest houses and tented bush camps to provide appealing accommodation. By combining adventure, relaxation and education !Khwa ttu will leave a lasting impression and a new understanding of the phrase “San Spirit Shared”.

Khwa ttu bike trails

Latest news

!Khwa ttu Heritage Centre opened on 24 September 2018

On Heritage Day, 2018, the only heritage centre in the world dedicated to the San opened at !Khwa ttu. It is a remarkable resource, with three interlinked elements - the Heritage Centre building at !Khwa ttu, community satellites, and a digital archive.
  • The Heritage Centre building at !Khwa ttu.  Co-curated by San communities, it serves as a vibrant demonstration of culture and beliefs, and will articulate previously untold indigenous experiences.
  • Community satellites will be located with partner organisations in carefully identified sites around southern Africa.  These satellite heritage centres will allow active engagements with remote rural communities.
  • A digital archive.  The San are probably the most recorded indigenous group in existence, and yet virtually none of them know of this documentary cornucopia.  The digital archive will change this, linking the community satellites, the !Khwa ttu Heritage Centre, and the world.
For more information, go to www.khwattuheritagecentre.org.