Southern Showcase

From ZAR R2 650,00
  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Product code: PYVMYG

The Experience:

The Laborie South Experience offers a diverse trail adventure, highlighting the finest paths in Paarl Mountain’s Southern region. Emphasizing Single Track and XC terrains, this route promises constant engagement. Kicking off at Laborie with a warm coffee, muffin, and brief introduction, our journey begins up the Laborie trail, leading onto the Paarl Mountain gravel road, deep into the reserve. Along the way, breathtaking vistas accompany a steady ascent to the reserve’s core.

Turning right, our path encompasses the scenic Bethal dam contour. Bethal dam, perched atop the mountain, is characterized by massive granite boulders and panoramic views. Our expedition then ventures around the upper reserve loop, pausing at Krismas camp for a snack and photo opportunity beside the iconic Paarl Rock. We then navigate through undulating terrains, approaching the peak of “the Wall” descent, which winds down to the Spice Route destination.

Our adventure continues through the Diamant XCO trail, replete with exciting features. We then transition to the renowned Advocate and Skillie Trail, a descending flow trail that plunges into the valley. Next, we explore the Bovenland Farm, which boasts compact XC trails brimming with unique elements. Our journey then ascends towards the Taal Monument attraction. To wrap up an exhilarating day, we dive into the 3km Laborie descent, marking a thrilling conclusion.

About Laborie: 

Nestled at the foot of Paarl Mountain is Laborie, a historic wine estate in the core of Paarl. It’s an epicenter of activities and offers arguably the most striking view of Paarl Mountain.

Wander up the Avenue, and you’ll encounter Stoep, the estate’s quaint bistro-style eatery. With panoramic views of lush vineyards and majestic mountains, it’s a treat for the senses. Open daily, Stoep prides itself on offering scrumptious breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, all centered around local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients.

Guests can pick up a variety of Stoep’s offerings, including handcrafted pasta, desserts, and ready-to-eat meals at the Estate’s Farm Grocer. Dedicated to uplifting local enterprises, the Farm Grocer offers a selection of fresh bread, meats, cheeses, home goods, and of course, wine.

And, since Laborie is a wine estate, wine aficionados can indulge in wine tasting sessions at the historic Manor House. There, you can savor Laborie’s finest wines, complemented by a curated cheese or charcuterie board.

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