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Homtini Mountain Biking Trail

Homtini Mountain Biking Trail

Description

The Homtini Mountain Biking Trail is an awesome 19km circular ride through the tranquil Homtini Forest.

Homtini Cycle Trail Sanparks Map

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The trail starts from Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site, from there follow the road towards Millwood for about 400m and then turn right into Pomp-se-pad.  This forest track will take you through some magnificent indigenous forest for approximately 3km before branching off to the right and into Deurpad, a forest slip-path.

This section becomes ‘single track’ and has some exhilarating descents that take you from the forest right into the plantations, after a kilometre in the plantations the trails takes a sharp left and descends down towards the Lawnwood River.  This is a perfect opportunity to refill your water bottle or take a cool dip.

From the river, the road starts a long climb back up to Portland Heights, where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the area.  The trail continues from here, quite leisurely where you can expect more remarkable views of this area before entering the forest again at the 14km mark along the Boer-se-pad which is also a ‘single track’.  The trail will rejoin at Millwood road at the 18km mark, which heads back to Krisjan-se-nek.

End

This is a circular route and will bring you back to Krisjan-se-nek.

Distance

19km, circular (anti-clockwise)

Duration

1½ – 2  hours

Rating

Medium – Hard

Permit

R35 per person for adults and R18 per person for children under the age of 13. Permits available from Thesen Island Office or the Goudveld Entrance gate.

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

Homtini Cycle Trail RheendalFrom Knysna take the N2 towards George, about 8km out take the Rheenendal turnoff to the right. Follow this road for 12.6km and take the Bibby’s Hoek / Millwood Gold Fields turnoff to the right (becomes gravel just after the turn).

You will reach a four-way crossing with a boom, sign in and pay here. Sometimes out of season this boom is open and unmanned.

Follow this road to the Dalene Matthee Memorial at the Krisjan Se Nek picnic site, 4km. The route starts here

Contact

Goudveld Forestry Station – 044 389 0129
Thesen Island Office – 044 302 5600
Goudveld Entrance – 044 356 9021

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