Trail Runners, Mountain Bikers and Hikers have in the mountains and valleys surrounding Stellenbosch probably some of the best trails in the country. Jonkershoek, Banhoek valley, Helderberg , Simonsberg and the hills behind Coetzenburg to name but a few. Early mornings, late afternoons and even evenings you’ll find locals enjoying the trails and outdoors.
Run Stellies Run
We would like to share our experiences with you “Run Stellies Run” is our 3 day trail running, site seeing, wine and dine adventure. Think of it as "Boutique Runnig". We do a trail a day usually in the mornings or late afternoon. After a morning of trail running we stop for a coffee or something cooler, before heading back to our guesthouse to clean up and relax a bit before heading out for lunch after which we will explore some of the best wine estates in the the area. Dinner options would be in Stellenbosch or on one of the wine estates. Every day we will run different trails in other parts of the valley. Areas we will visit includes Stellenbosch, Helderberg and the Franschoek valley. This is a great chance for that yearly "girls only trip" or to round up the couples from the running club for a short break to the wine lands.
All groups are exclusive, only you and your friends will be on the tour. Costs are based on a per person sharing and rates shown are for a group of 6 runners. This is also available in a 1 day option.
At Social Trekking we cater for half day and full day hikes. Most of our hikes are in the mountains so hikers should have a fair degree of fitness. Hikes range from 3Km up to 20km and can take anything from 2 hours up to 8 hours.
South Africa is home to the Cape Floral Region. Situated at the tip of Africa, this majestic floral kingdom is the only to be fully contained within a single country.
Incredibly it has the highest known concentration of plant species in the world, its nearest rival, the South American rain forest, has only one third the number of species. Even more remarkable is that 70 percent of the Cape’s impressive 9,600 plant species grow nowhere else on Earth. I’m blessed to have this plant Kingdom right here on our doorstep and sharing it with you would be a real pleasure.
Contact us to match a hike to your personnel needs and fitness level.
Full Day Jonkershoek
Our Jonkershoek full day hike gives you all in one day, mountain streams, wild flowers, breath taking views of false bay out to cape point, sheer cliffs and protea covered plateaus. This hike is moderately difficult and takes about 7 hrs. We do a pickup in Stellenbosch and surrounds in a 4x4 vehicle so that we can reach the start of the trail early. Expect a 4km climb and then a 5km descent. The whole hike is approximately 20km and we do stop a lot for photographs, snacks and lunch. After a long hike we cool off in one of the many crystal clear mountain pools.