If you’ve not visited Africa’s first bike hotel yet, then you are in for a treat. The hotel, originally a factory, has been converted specifically with outdoor enthusiasts in mind. You’ll find it in Grabouw, at the heart of some of the Western Cape’s most spectacular trails and it’s ideally situated for cycling and trail running buffs who want to explore the Overberg’s Elgin Valley.
This radical venue has an industrial flavour to it, boasting sixteen rooms in total. The mezzanine rooms have private bathrooms and all the rooms below have shared ablutions. Most rooms have a choice of layout options enabling it to be suitable for families, pro-athletes, teams or individuals. There is also the added bonus of safe indoor bike storage for mountain bikes within the hotel itself.
Trail’s End is perfectly positioned at the foot of the Wines2Whales A-Z route with Oak Valley and Paul Cluver cycle trails nearby too.
During your stay you can also make use of the purpose built 20m, heated outdoor pool in the courtyard as well as a restaurant which includes healthy menu choices, fresh coffee and craft beer which is brewed on site.
On top of this there is a wellness centre within, the hotel offering Pilates classes on request, as well as a physiotherapist, massage therapist and chiropractor which is great for removing all the aches and pains from a day out adventuring.
Absa Cape Epic [ 19 – 26 March 2017 ], Houw Hoek Tour [ 6 – 7 May 2017 ], FNB Wines2Whales [ 27 Oct – 5 Nov 2017]