Mountain Biking & Fishing

MOUNTAIN BIKING:

Day Visitors Allowed:

Eselfontein

There are 4 different mountain bike routes: 15, 25, 40 & 60km
All routes except for the 15 km route is 80 % single track. The 25 km ride has no big climbs and does not require a great deal of fitness, but takes you through rolling (smooth) single track and forest sections. The 40 km riders do the 25 km route and then one climb up to “Death drop”, followed by an awesome downhill all the way to the finish. You need a fair amount of fitness and skill. The 60 km participants do the 40 km ride followed by one more climb going past “Red Bull Hill” and then up to the “Dead Man Walking” followed by another awesome downhill and forest section to the finish. This route is recommended for only fit and skillful cyclists and should take the same time as the “Karoo to Coast” event. Riding time is 2.5 to 6 hours.

Day cycling permits and maps are available at Eselfontein Farm.

Self-catering Accommodation & Camping available: 1 Guest House (sleeps 10) & 6 Eco-Huts (sleep 2 each, with additional camping - max 20 persons)
Tel: 023 312 2996
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Matroosberg Nature Reserve
Mountain Biking can be done on all the trails in the reserve, as well as on all farm roads. For the ultimate downhill experience, you can try the 4x4 trail and descend 1081 vertical meters from the Matroosberg Peak down to the campsite (distance 11Km). 
Cost: R50 per person per day
Self-Catering Accommodation & Camping available: 11 Units & Camping (20 Sites & 7 Private Sites)
Tel: 023 312 2282
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Mountain Biking Only - Allowed with use of Accommodation:

Kunje Guest Farm

14 km circular route. Passes a variety of flora.  Enquiries Tel (022) 9213536
Self-catering Accommodation

 

FISHING SPOTS:

Day visitors allowed:

Matroosberg Nature Reserve (30km from Ceres):

Bass fishing in farm dam.  R50 rod fee per person. Maximum of 10 rods per day.
Fishing on a catch-and-release basis. Self-catering Accommodation available.
Contact Didi, Tel: 023 312 2282.

 

Fishing Only Allowed with use of Accommodation:

Mount Ceder (Cederberg, 95km from Ceres):

Clanwilliam Yellow fish and Bass in Groot River. Fishing for day visitors available on prior arrangement.
Accommodation available in fully equipped self catering cottages.  Also a restaurant on the premises.  
Contact Jean or André at 023 317 0848

 

Fairfield Dam (5km from Ceres):
Bass, trout & carp in farm dam. Self-catering Accommodation: 3 Cottages.
Contact Erika at 023 315 5840 or Lizanne at 083 274 8063.

The River Siding at Oustasie farm (10km from Ceres):

Fly fishing in the Breede River. Bass and carp in farm dam.
Accommodation in one self-catering rondawel and one chalet.
Tel: 023 231 0726

 

Rhodene Farm (Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, 9km from Ceres):
Bass in farm dam.  Fishing on a catch-and-release basis.
Accommodation in three self-catering cottages.
Contact Ean or Glenda, Tel: 023 313 3607.

 

Klondyke Cherry Farm (30km from Ceres):
Bass in farm dam. Accommodation in three self-catering units: 1 Farm House, 2 Cottages
Contact Alan, Tel: 023 3121521
Fly fishing for trout at Lakenvlei Dam for members of the Cape Piscatorial Society (Tel: 021-4247725)

 

Houdenbek Farm Cottages (55 km from Ceres):
Trout fishing in farm dam.
Self-catering Accommodation: 1 Guest House & 2 Cottages
Tel. 023 317 0759/ 48

 

Edenvue Chalets (14km from Ceres):
Bass and Carp in farm dam.  Allowed to catch 2, the rest will be catch-and-release.
Self-catering Accommodation: 3 Chalets.  Overnight guests do not pay.
Contact Coralie, Tel: 082 494 4960