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Tailormade Guided Hikes

Hike the beautiful Dwarsrivier Valley your way!

Are you craving fresh open spaces and eager to discover the spectacular scenery of the Dwarsrivier Valley? There’s no better way to get up and close with the breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, ravines and mountain-topped views than following in the footsteps of a local guide who grew up on this land and knows every corner like the palm of their hand. You’ll be delighted as they share their favourite spots and family stories with you – plus, maybe even a few local secrets if you’re lucky! Choose the hike’s difficulty level – with routes ranging from easy to more challenging.

Types of hikes

Silvermine Hike – 12 km
Join us for a hike to the silver mine and the Seven Chambers on the Simonsberg mountain. You will also enjoy Zorgvliet’s Silver Mine wine and a picnic on the route.

Waterfall Hike – 7 km
This is a 7km moderate walk through the Ou Bethlehem farm to a magnificent mountain waterfall where you will learn about the natural environment of the Dwarsrivier Valley and enjoy roosterkoek and wine.

Sunrise Hike – 5 km
Join us for a sunrise hike up the Simonsberg mountain, where you will watch the break of dawn and enjoy breakfast and local sparkling MCC wine.

Duiwelskloof Hike – 12.5 km
This hike passes through the Boschendal wine farm, trekking through fynbos past ‘Die Boord’ dam and a forest. You will learn more about indigenous wildlife and fynbos species. Roosterkoek, dry gin and rooibos tea will be served along the route.

How strenuous is the hike?
It can be as easy or as challenging as you like! You’ll be hiking in a valley so expect some uphill on the mountains; however, some routes are nearly all flat. The trails are well established and are single-track paths or jeep tracks. If you’re up for more of a workout, some of the more challenging routes will involve boulder scrambling and less well-trodden trails.

A price will be quoted based on your preferences ranging between R500 and R600 per person.

Most hikes depart at 08h00. The sunset hike departs earlier, depending on the season. Starting times will be confirmed when you book.

Duration: This will be determined by your preferences.

River Road, off Main Road, Pniël

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  • Experienced local guide
  • Conservancy and hiking permits

Special Instructions

  • Pack for all weather conditions. Don’t forget to bring the below essentials
  • A sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • A warm top
  • A light rain jacket or windbreaker
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Appropriate hiking footwear. Sport shoes (sneakers) are fine for a half-day or even full-day hike, but we recommend hiking boots for multi-day hikes.


  • Transport to the venue – To arrange transport please click here.
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuity

Getting there

Visitors can drive to the starting point or a return transfer from the Visit Stellenbosch Tourism Centre (47 Church Street) can be booked here.

Group Size

2 – 15 people