Hopewell Trails & Conservation Estate

MTB Trails, luxury accomodation & restaurant in a private Nature Reserve

A pristine nature reserve, housing estate and mountain biking mecca, located at the heart of what conservation icon Dr Ian Player identified as the “new wilderness frontier”.

The 2500ha nature reserve and estate offers residents and visitors a unique outdoor experience and lifestyle, whether it be one of the 41 contemporary homes on the reserve, a relaxing meal our award-winning Hopewell Restaurant, celebrating that special occasion at The Sentry Venue or simply enjoying one of the many outdoor activities and amenities on offer. With over 130 resident bird species and a variety of game, including Eland, Kudu, Red Hartebeest, Cape Mountain Zebra and Springbok, the Estate is a nature lover’s paradise.

Trail Running and Mountain Biking

Hopewell has several mountain biking and trail running routes available to sport enthusiasts 7 days a week. The trails take visitors through a variety of biomes, ranging from different types of grassy fynbos to valley bushveld in the kloofs and northern section of the property. Look out for indigenous game species as you exercise, including eland, kudu, red hartebeest, Cape mountain zebra, springbok, and giraffe. There are also more than 130 resident bird species in the reserve.
The trails are of varying lengths and intensities: 7km, 20km, 32km, 44km and 55km. Find out more >

Our trails will only be available for overnight guests, pre-booked functions and special events.


There are two accommodation options at Hopewell. Nyosi Camp is a tented explorer experience, with five comfortable tents set up on raised wooden platforms in carefully selected areas, to give the best possible views over the estate. A trickling stream flows past the secluded camp. Tents are spread far enough apart to ensure privacy, but close enough so guests do not feel isolated. All tents have en-suite bathroom facilities, with hot showers. Nyosi may be booked on an exclusive-use basis or as self-catering or on a fully-inclusive basis (including meals, beverages, and guided walks). There are also various bespoke camp packages available including, mountain Bike, Yoga & Wellness and Corporate Camps.

For those looking for even more luxury, Turaco Villas, two contemporary houses situated on Hopewell Conservation Estate are tucked away close to a perennial stream, with Knysna turacos (Knysna loeries) frequently seen flying overhead or in the riverine thickets. The villas are serviced daily with bed and breakfast. Guests can explore their surroundings through guided walks, self-guided mountain bike trails or horse safaris.

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  1. MTB Trail

    Was under the impression the MTB Trails were open from 6h00 as per website posting. Arrived just before 7h00 and was not allowed in. A little disappointed….

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