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Let the kids have (most of) the fun this October!


October is certainly one of the most beautiful months of the year in the Cape outdoors and at

Dirtopia Bikeshop, Trail Centre and Café there is always an opportunity to play outside!


School holidays this week and the Café has free kids entertainment to patrons. This is a truly fun family venue and at the end of the month you can dress up in silly costumes


Saturday, 6 October @Dirtopia


IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is an annual event that seeks to introduce the joy of mountain biking to the next generation. Created in 2004 by the International Mountain Bike Association, TKMBD is officially celebrated every year on the first Saturday in October.


At Dirtopia we will celebrate by taking the kids on a guided ride around the dam or longer on marked routes. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Permit cost is R20 for kids under 12 and adults R50 per person for the day. We will meet at the Trail Centre at 08h00, warm weather predicted.


 We will on Saturday also enjoy kite flying on Delvera. In all shapes and sizes and you can also learn how to fly one yourself. There is lots of kid’s entertainment provided you are a Dirtopia Café patron that includes jungle gym, giant soft toys, go carts as well as a kiddie’s menu. Please see the Dirtopia social media pages for updates on the weather and activities.


We will also run our monthly Bike, Burger & Beer special on Saturday. Adult riders can meet at the Trail Centre for a social ride from 8am for 2 – 2.5 hours on the Simonsberg Trails and we return to Dirtopia café for a burger and beer. Included is also a permit and if you don’t have a bike, you able to rent one all for only R150. We will announce on all Dirtopia’s social media links if there will be a ride on Sunday too!  The Watsonias should be blooming at the top, but the ‘veld’ and trails arespectacular right now.


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Sunday, 7 October @Dirtopia Trail Centre


The presenter of the Fundamental MTB Skills Clinic, David Hogan will cover MTB skills not only aimed at beginners, but for those riders who have been riding for some time and want to learn to be more confident on the trails.


Sessions are adapted to the participants with the aim to make sure that everyone rides away with at least one useful new skill

08h00 - 08h30 Registration will take place before you start. Followed by a quick chat to run through some basic bike anatomy and theory around general bike handling, basic suspension and bike setup, cornering, braking, body position, jumps, drops, rock gardens and overall confidence improvement on the trail and then head out to the trails to put the theory into practice.

MTB Clinic Cost: R400 (R200 deposit) in total per person includes: a goody bag with sample of Squirt lube & wash, VAT, free coffee, permit on trails etc. Booking is essential as these are limited to a small group.

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Every Sunday @Dirtopia Café


Enjoy a delicious English Breakfast Buffet containing eggs; bacon; pork chipolates; muffins; croissants; fresh fruit and much more! Includes bottomless filter coffee / tea. Cost is R95 per person and served from 08h30 – 11h30. Please book to secure your table.


After breakfast we will serve a delicious Roast Lunch Buffet. This Sunday, 7 Sept the Café will serve roast pork and chicken with gravy, potato salad, greek salad, roast vegetables, cocktail rolls and a glass of wine. Cost is only R140 per person and will be served buffet style from 12h30 – 15h00. Please book to secure your table.


Provided you are a restaurant patron, your kids can have access to the following for free: jungle gym, giant soft toys, pedal go carts and colouring in. Simonsberg wine list and various beer, incl draft available. Kiddies menu available too!


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Saturday, 13 October @Dirtopia Café


Its Pinotage Day so why not join us and receive a free glass of local Pinotage with every main meal ordered at Dirtopia Café.

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Sunday, 14 October @Dirtopia


We will have one final Trail Run on Delvera for the year. Presented by FALKE the Klapmuts Cup Trail Run will offers runs four distances to choose from; 5km, 7.5km, 12.5km and 15km. There will be a refreshment station, lucky draw, medals and some free goody’s too this time for pre-entrants only.


Dirtopia Trail Centre will be open for a wide range of FALKE socks, snacks and merchandise. Coffee & muffins available outside and Dirtopia Café will be serving their breakfast buffet and lunch buffet too, ensure you book your table.


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Saturday, 20 October @Dirtopia Café


We will meet at Dirtopia at 08h00 for our monthly Wine Walk to Warwick, we will start the morning off with a breakfast snack and coffee and then head out through the beautiful vineyards to Warwick Wine Estate where we will taste top class wine and then return to Dirtopia Café for lunch. Ensure you book your tickets online, cost is R250 for adults and R150 for kids under 18. This is a very social event with no time pressures.




Sunday, 21 October @Dirtopia


If you own a Giant or LIV bike join us for a great day out on the trails for our annual Giant Owners Day. We will meet at Dirtopia at 08h00. Your R140 entry includes the R60 permit plus coffee, Giant goody bag, food, drinks, refreshment station on route and the guided ride plus lucky draw! Coffee, croissant, bananas before the ride and boerewors & beer afterwards...yum.


There are two route options to choose: Long route is 2.5hours – 3hours (25km) and the short route is 1.5hours-2hours (15km). Ensure to enter online by: Thursday, 18 October.


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Wednesday, 24 October @Dirtopia


Footwear specialist FALKE South Africa has teamed up with outdoor adventure experts Dirtopia as the presenting sponsor of the popular full moon hikes at Delvera Farm just outside of Stellenbosch

Starting from the Trail Centre, it will take approximately an hour to reach the top.  Farm vehicles are available to transport children and elderly hikers to the start of the shorter 4,5km route at the famous Pepper Tree from where it will take about 30 minutes to the top.


Arrival at 16h30 no later than 18h00 to start the hike, the sunsets at 19h00 and the moon will rise at 18h56. Remember to bring good walking shoes and torch / headlamp.


You can also book your picnic online to enjoy on top of Klapmuts koppie. Adults pay R100 and kids under 10 pay R50. Ensure to book your tickets online by Tuesday, 23 October


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Friday, 26 October @Dirtopia Café


Trick or treat! We will be open until 19h00 to entertain the kids. Get them dressed up in a costume for fun! Kids entertainment include go carts, jungle gym, giant soft toys and face painting. We will also have competitions for the kiddies throughout the day and great items such as mummy dogs, blood drinks and scary cupcakes to mention a few. There is a kiddies menu for the youngsters and full menu for adults.

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Wednesday, 31 October @Muratie Wine Estate


Our Halloween celebration takes place again at the prefect venue: Muratie Wine Estate. Presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse the Halloween Forest Night Trail Run will offer runners a 5km or 10km trail run. Entries are open, get your outfits planned. There are prizes for best dressed too. Medals, lucky draw, refreshment station, wine from Muratie all up for grabs. Remember your headlamps as you never know what will be waiting for you around the next corner. We will start at 19h00 as the sun sets.


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Get a Giant Revel mountain bike for only R4000 and Talons from R5500!  50% sale on certain bike stock in the Trail Centre and long sleeve tops from only R49!


Pop in for FALKE socks, Cape Storm clothing and lots of other outdoor gear and accessories.

Bike rentals available 7 days a week, with delivery service in the area.  Book a size, there are also E-bike options and ride the marked trails from here!


Please note that riding any trails in the Simonsberg Conservancy always requires a permit.  Available online here: https://www.dirtpass.co.za/product/permits


To book a room at the Trail Lodge on Delvera, go to http://www.dirtopia.co.za/index.php/lodge/booknow


Included in this three-star accommodation is breakfast, coffee, wifi, dstv, swimming pool & braai and access to the trails and central location to visit the Wineries in the Cape Winelands.


Latest News

20 October - Wine Walk To Warwick

21 October - Giant Owner's Day @Delvera

21 October - English breakfast buffet @Dirtopia Café 

21 October -  Sunday lunch roast buffet @Dirtopia Café 

24 October - FALKE Full Moon Hike @Delvera

26 October - Trick or Treat @Dirtopia Café 

28 October - English breakfast buffet @Dirtopia Café 

28 October - Sunday lunch roast buffet @Dirtopia Café 

31 October - Halloween Forest Night Trail Run @Muratie. Presented by Sportsmans Warehouse

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