The Hazeldean Valley Mountain Biking and Trail Running Trails are ideally situated right on the doorstep Pretoria East, riding distance from Silverlakes and surrounds. Come and enjoy some fresh air and exercise in the bushveld followed by well-earned, delicious food and drink at the Cowhouseon weekends.
Rental bikes are available for R150, including a helmet, for use on the trails.
Ecologic provide soap so that we can wash your bike while you relax at the Cowhouse. R40 for a bike wash or R20 for just a spray down without soap.
On week days we have a tuckshop selling cold drinks, Gegrond Cold Brewed Coffee, Biogen Electolite Sports drink ideal for recovery, as well as healthy home made snacks from Marguerite Twopointzero (such as super food protein balls and bars) as well as nut butters and fruit.
The trails are well designed such that everyone can enjoy them from beginners to pros. There are up to 50 km of well-designed single track to be enjoyed.
There are dedicated trail running routes too which are lovely to hike as well. Feel Free to come and walk your dog here. The Cowhouse is a dog friendly venue as long as your dog is on a leash and is well behaved.
Trails are open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. Parking is at the Cowhouse from 6 AM to 6 PM (summer) or 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM (winter) from where you can follow the coloured arrows to the trails.
In order to maintain and improve the trails we rely on income from your tickets. We request that you honour this system and do not try to enter the park without a pass. Tickets can be purchased at our ticket office in the Cowhouse 7 days a week, or at Bruce Reyneke Cycles in Shere or use Snapscan at the gate.
Downloading the Snapscan app: 1. Access your phones app store and search for SnapScan. 2. Download and open the app (it is less than 5 MB, so you are not using very much data). 3. Open the app.
Setting up the app: 1. Follow the prompts starting with your email address, and then fill in your personal details (name, phone number). 2. You will have been sent a confirmation email, go to your email account open that email and click on the link. 3. You will then receive a verification code by SMS, put that code into the field provided. 4. Load your card by selecting "add card", and you will then fill in the card details (account holder, CVV). 5. Choose your pin.
Apart from regular riding and running on the trails, there are also a variety of events throughout the year: mountain bike races, trail runs, duathlons, night rides, beer miles and more. Visit bouttime.co.za to enter the events.
We endeavour to keep the trails open 365 days a year. If we need to close them due to a clash with a big mountain bike race or due to the trails being too muddy to ride, this will be communicated on our Facebook page. We have so much space that events like trail runs and duathlons will not interfere significantly with the mountain bike trails.
When you just want to sit down and enjoy your drink in front of the band at the Cowhouse, what better place for your little ones to burn some energy than the Kiddies Bike Park at Hazeldean Valley. There are two entrance gates from the Cowhouse: one next to the stage and one next to the kiddies play area. The park is fenced off so you don’t need to worry that your little one will wander off and get lost. Entrance is free and there is no age restriction although more advanced riders would prefer to go on the Hazeldean Valley Trails longer mountain bike routes.
Shoes are recommended as there are some thorns. Helmets are also recommended for safety. Side wheels are not recommended as they can get stuck on the bank next to the path.
If you want to try to break the record for the fastest lap find Assie at the Hazeldean Valley Trails ticket office in the Cowhouse and he will time you.
Inside the kiddies bike park is some seating for moms who prefer to keep a closer eye. This seating is free for all: first come first served.
If bikes is not their thing then there is a bright orange tractor play on.
If you would like to have a kiddies party or any other function here you can book the Kiddies Bike Park for a small fee. Feel free to contact us.
The Cowhouse is a Gourmet Food & Craft Market every Saturday and Sunday 9am - 4pm with a night market every last Saturday of the month where trading continues until 10pm.
Come and choose something to eat and drink from the variety of food and drink traders and enjoy it outside in front of the stage where there is live music every Sunday, some Saturdays and every night market.
It is an ALL WEATHER VENUE with plenty of seating inside if the weather is bad.
FREE entry & FREE parking, FREE entertainment and large childrens’ play areas.
There are also activities such as pony rides, target shooting and zip line, and of course mountain biking, trail running and walking on Hazeldean Valley Trails which start and end at the Cowhouse.
Basically it is the perfect family day out in Pretoria and it is on EVERY weekend!
Function venue hire options available. Feel free to contact us.
Hazeldean Brewing Co. is our very own resident Craft Brewery, passionate about "local" and "craft" with beers that are distinctly unique! You will find them in the Cowhouse Market where your taste buds will be treated to a variety of refreshing, award winning beers. There is also craft cider, radler shandy and homemade craft lemonade for added variety.
The brewery building will be erected on Hazeldean Valley soon so watch this space. As with many good brews - things take time.