RIETVLEI TRAILS
 

Rietvlei Trails are located on a beautiful farm called Rietvlei Zoo Farm, proudly located in the South of Johannesburg. The Trails offer the following outdoor activities: Mountain Biking, Walking, Running, Hiking and Cross Country. Rietvlei Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
Purchase your Trail Access Cards from the farm office during the week or from the Rietvlei Trails Lapa on weekends and public holidays. The farm office is open from 8am to 5pm daily.
Trails Entrance Fees: R30 per Adult MTB Rider, R20 per Child MTB Rider/Walker/Runner/Hiker.
You can park for free in the main parking or you can pay R50 to park inside the Picnic Park.


MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS: We have FOUR MTB Trails available (Yellow, Orange, Green and Blue)
All trails are single track. All riders to sign indemnity at Rietvlei Trails Lapa/Entrance Gate.
Chicken Run means around an obstacle and Bull Run means over an obstacle.

  • Yellow Trail – This is a 5km Novice Trail. With four minor obstacles, two small bridges and two shallow dips with friendly gradients, suitable for beginners and children. This trail is ideal for kiddies birthday parties.
  • Orange Trail – This is a 14km Novice to Intermediate Trail. This trail follows the Chicken Runs. It’s a perfect trail to step up from the yellow trail and to improve your riding, technical skills and your endurance to ride a longer trail. The trail winds itself along the river banks through the forest section and ends with an explosive speed section.
  • Green Trail – This is a 20km Intermediate to Advanced Trail. This trail is our most popular trail with Chicken Runs and Bull Runs for Intermediate or Advanced Riders. This trail will test your technical skill, bike control and build up your endurance level. The trail winds along the river banks, climbs up the mountain leading to a forest section with an exhilarating downhill and some drop offs that ends with a heart stopping speed section.
  • Blue Trail – This is a 22km Advanced Trail. This trail has it all for the rider that likes to test their skills, with natural river crossings, great rock gardens, stair cases, heart stopping drop offs, technical climbs and that explosion of a speed finish. This trail encompasses the beauty and features of the Orange and Green trail.
Mountain Biking Coaching Lessons: Beginners are welcome to join our MTB Lessons on Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm. Book your coaching session with the Trails Manager. Cost is R50 per lesson.

WALKING / RUNNING TRAILS – 5km Trail Route
We have a beautiful 5km trail route that takes you from the Rietvlei Trail Lapa around the farm and back to the start. It is ideal for beginners, families or advanced walkers or runners to follow. The route is exactly 5km, with an escape route at the 2,5km mark, should you wish to make it slightly shorter. It can be followed clock-wise or anti-clock wise. The trail is pet friendly, so you welcome to bring your dogs along as long as they remain on a lead at all times. (Dogs are not allowed to swim in the dams). The Trails are open from sunrise to sunset. You can purchase Trail Access Cards from the farm office during the week or from the Rietvlei Trail Lapa on weekends or public holidays. Cost is R20 per person or R100 per Trail Access Card.

HIKING TRAILS – Sunshine Trail (5.6km) or Tswana Trail (2.6km)
We have two Hiking Trails options - the Sunshine trail 5,6km and the Tswana Trail 2,6km.
Both Trails take you up and around the koppie with amazing views of the entire farm and surrounding area.

CROSS COUNTRY TRAILS – The Cross-Country Trails are ideal for school events and training.
Our Cross Country consists of a 4km and 6km Trail (High schools 4-6km, primary schools – 2, 3 & 4km). Rietvlei Trails has proudly hosted the National School Cross-Country Events at our venue on many occasions. We make use of our Event Area for the Cross-Country Events. The Cross-Country Trails have a bit of everything from tight and twisty corners to great hill climbs and include a challenging decent. We invite you to book your School Cross- Country training or event with us. Running trails can be customised to suite your event/ function.

Rietvlei parkun – 5km FREE walk or run on Saturdays at 8am
Rietvlei parkrun is a 5km walk or run community event that is hosted at Rietvlei Zoo Farm every Saturday at 8am. It is fun and its free. Beginners and all ages are welcome. Register and download your barcode on the parkrun website www.parkrun.co.za.

Rietvlei LUMO Walk and Rietvlei LUMO MTB Ride - Rietvlei Zoo Farm hosts FREE Family LUMO Walks/Runs and MTB Rides once a month on Friday evenings in the Summer months. The FREE Rietvlei LUMO Walk/Run is on the first Friday of every month at 6pm. The FREE Rietvlei LUMO MTB Ride is on the second Friday of every month at 6pm. Dress neon, colourful and bright with fun accessories and bring the family, prizes for best dressed! Meet at Rietvlei Trail Lapa. Bring your head lights.

NIGHT MTB RIDES – Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm
Start/Finish at the Rietvlei Trail Lapa. R30 per person. Bring your head lights.

RUNNING Time Trials - Thursdays at 6pm.
Start/Finish at the Rietvlei Trail Lapa. Distance is 4km or 8km (double loop). R20 per person.

FUNDRAISING WALKS, OUTDOOR EVENTS AND EVENTS AREA
Book your Fundraising or Corporate Event with us!
Rietvlei Trails have hosted many outdoor family events, walks, obstacle courses, corporate events and fundraisers, utilising our trails, obstacle courses and event area. Should you wish to host your Event utilising the Trails or Specials Events Area at Rietvlei Zoo Farm or if you need more information on our Rietvlei Trails, please contact our Rietvlei Trails Manager Dion Perry – details below.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES & CORPORATE OR SOCIAL FUNCTIONS - Book your Party or Function at Rietvlei Zoo Farm.
Rietvlei Zoo Farm has a picnic area and you can hire various size Lapas for your party or event or bring your own gazebo, table and camping chairs or find a picnic bench in our Picnic Park, pack a picnic baskets or braai goodies and tell your friends to bring their bikes. You can hire a drum braai (R50). Other activities include: farmyard, bird aviary, jungle gyms, mini zipline (R10pp), pony rides (R10pp), tractor rides (R10pp) and steam train rides (R15). You can purchase veggie packs (R10) from the farm office to feed the farm animals. We also hire out the Butterfly Hall and Bumble Bee Room on a self-catering basis. There is a back-to-basics Bush Camp for large school or church groups. A full price list is available from the farm office. For those that don’t want to bring their own catering, you welcome to visit one of the restaurants and take-aways: Calco Café & Pizzeria, Tin Cup Restaurant and Driving Range, Achoupana Mediterranean Restaurant, Schwarma Shop, Zippity Zoo Tuckshop or Nev’s Boeries at the Car Wash.

Rietvlei Trails Manager Dion Perry on 082 628 7518 or info@rietvleitrails.co.za.
Tel: 011 024 1512