Witfontein – George Trails

The Witfontein Route System start and finishes at the Cape Nature offices northwest of George. All the routes in this system were mapped for mountain biking specifically but can also be used for trail running. The routes meander through the Witfontein pine plantation with sections of indigenous forest and fynbos. There are many single track sections to be found between the contour roads. The Tower Loop and Sidewinder loops offer excellent views over George and of the Outeniqua mountains. While the easy 10km Ferndale route is great for  beginner mountain bikers or families with young children. There are some nice views of the many fern species in the area along the way.

Being part of the Outeniqua Nature Reserve, access is controlled and free self-issue permits are required that can be obtained at the office, even after hours. 

Click on the routes below for more information or to download the route GPX tracks from the George Trails website.


George Trails is SA’s largest and most diverse network of mountain biking, trail running and hiking routes, totaling more than 1000 kilometers. Located at the heart of the Garden Route, George is dubbed the ‘Trail Republic’, offering an incredible range of routes – from the historic gravel Montagu Pass to the single tracks of Witfontein to the plantations of Saasveld, jeep tracks and beaches of Wilderness. George is also situated along the Cross Cape Cycle Route between Plett and Stellenbosch.

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