Closest Town: Robertson
Grading: Easy | Duration: Various
Configuration: Various, including a 6km 4x4 route, semi-circular.
Start Point: Start at your cottage in the reserve
Access: Guests only at Pat Busch Private Nature Reserve
Beware of: Snakes in summer
Facilities: Ablutions, self-catering cottages, no kiosk.
Cell Reception: No cell phone reception
Bring along your own mountain bike or hire one in the valley and explore the Klaasvoogds Meander.
On your bike
The 6 km 4×4 route can be cycled provided you are prepared to carry your bike over the rough spots to reach the top of the Langeberg Mountains. From here you will be rewarded with stunning views of Robertson and the surrounding countryside. Riding options along a variety of semi-circular, flat trails will take you through lush orchards and vineyards along easy singletrack within the Langeberg foothills. If you take a breather, look out for the more than 120 bird species and a variety of mammal species within the reserve.
Off the bike
Pat Busch Private Nature Reserve has more than 40 km of hiking trails within a 2,500 ha block of unspoilt Cape fynbos. Meander along clear mountain streams and swim in remote rock pools. As the reserve is situated on the well known Robertson Wine Route with estates and cellars such at Kranskop, Van Loveren, Bon Courage, Rietvallei, Springfield, De Wetshof, Zandvliet, Viljoensdrift and Graham Beck only a few scenic minutes away. For the wine lover there are these and many other interesting estates to discover in the area. In addition, there are also several olive oil estates open for tours and tastings.
Visit the nearby Soekershof Maze and Botanical Gardens just down the road for a truly original experience, or a little further on explore the prickly world of the famous Cactus Gardens.Nearby restaurants include the award-winning Fraai Uitzicht (booking essential), Rozendal Restaurant and Café Maude. More options in Robertson town itself include Bourbon Street, Café Rosa and Kaapse Jongen to mention but a few. There are also several options available for guests interested in a leisurely boat trip on the nearby Breede River such as offered by Viljoensdrift, The Breede River Goose or The Kolgaans.
Route information: Pat Busch Private Nature Reserve
Telephone: +27 (0)23 626 2033
GPS: 33° 48 ‘ 18.35″ S 19° 59 ‘ 02.06″ E