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Petrus se Brand MTB Trail, Knysna, Garden Route

Petrus se Brand MTB Trail, Knysna, Garden Route


This one-way route from Diepwalle to Garden of Eden has been planned for mountain bike enthusiasts of average fitness and covers a total distance of around 24km. If you are fighting fit, you could opt to tackle the entire route of 48km.

Start from Diepwalle Forest Station before descending for a few kilometres, then turn sharp left to follow the old narrow-gauge forest railway line before a winding, 2.5km downhill dash to Petrus-se-Brand River.

Take in the views across the Tsitsikamma Mountains before the manic descent (and subsequent severe 4km climb).

From the top, pedal on speedy single track to the Garden of Eden.

Remember to this Trail is shared with Hikers, keep a look out for them.

Petrus se Brand MTB Trail, Knysna, Garden RouteEnd

Garden of Eden


24km one-way or 48km return


3 – 5  hours


Easy – Hard


Permit payable at Diepwalle Forest Station or Garden of Eden kiosk

Cell Phone Reception


Take With

  • puncture kit
  • spare tube
  • tools
  • refreshments and water
  • camera
  • GPS

Personal Safety

Always underestimate your ability and ensure that you are fully equipped to enjoy your cycling in safety. Changes in weather conditions and damage to the route by other users may result in increased difficulties. Be prepared to carry your bike over sections which are beyond your cycling ability.

Getting There

From Knysna, take the R339 for approximately 17km to Diepwalle, or start from the Garden of Eden kiosk, just on 20km past Knysna on the way to Plettenberg Bay.


Garden of Eden | Telephone: +27 (0) 44 382 5863

More info on the town of Knysna More info on the Garden Route area

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