Rivertides Guesthouse

tranquility on the banks of the Berg River - Laaiplek

 Cape Biosphere Trails


The Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve(CWCBR) is a recognized UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of only 6 in South Africa and just over 600 world-wide. It extends from Diep River in Milnerton in the south, to the Berg River of Velddrif in the north, Malmesbury / Moreesberg in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. 

There are 5 trails to complete before you can truly say you have experienced the best the Cape West coast has to offer.

1. Berg River Canoe Marathon
An annual event that takes place in July between Paarl and Velddrif, a relatively easy 240km spread over 4 days with farm stays available on route, there are no rapids making it a suitable adventure for a family, for more info: http://berg.org.za/


2. Darling Stagger

An Italian style slow-paced, mouth-watering 2.5 day, 25km trail from Yzerfontein on the coast up into the hills and through wine and olive farms to Darling.


3. Eve’s Trail

A 2.5 day, 30km wilderness hike through the unique vegetation, deserted beaches and tranquil lagoon of the West Coast National Park.


4. Five Bay Trail

A gentle 2.5 day, 28km coast hugging hike between the fishing villages of Paternoster and Jacobsbaai.


5. Wheels of Time

A 2.5 day, ±100km ride through time for recreational cyclists keen to experience the back-roads and beauty of the West Coast from the seat of a bicycle.


For more information click here: http://capebiosphere.co.za/