The Perfect Place for an Active Women’s Weekend Away

[Photo credits: Trail’s End]

The Elgin Valley is making a name for itself as South Africa’s adventure capital. It is a mountain-biker’s mecca and trail runner’s come from afar for a piece of the magic. Good news for adventurers is that Trail’s End, a brand new hotel aimed at nature lovers and adventurers, has opened its doors in the heart of it all.

Situated less than an hour from Cape Town, Trail’s End is surrounded by miles of mountainous trails, forests and wine farms. This is the ultimate hub for outdoor and fitness buffs who want to explore the Overberg.

Previously a working factory, Trail’s End has been transformed into a comfortable modern venue. It boasts sixteen rooms and can accommodate up to sixty people. The mezzanine rooms have private bathrooms and all other rooms have shared ablutions. Many of the rooms have a choice of layout options, which allows for maximum flexibility – ideal for families, pro-athletes, teams or individuals.

Climbing wall at Trail’s End.

Communal Area, Trail’s End.

Besides exploring the many trails in the area, guests have access to a 20m, heated outdoor pool. The on-site restaurant boasts a healthy menu, which includes fresh coffee and craft beer brewed on site. Meals can also be adapted to suit specific dietary requirements. In addition there is a wellness centre available to guests where Pilates classes are offered on request.  Trail’s End is able to arrange appointments onsite with a physiotherapist, massage therapist and chiropractor.

Guest rooms at Trail’s End.

For mountain biking fans, the venue has a skills training area where various hurdles and obstacles can be tackled safely before heading out on the trails. There’s also a pump track and safe indoor storage space for bikes.

Bike storage at Trail’s End.

Whether you’re training for a big race or simply keen for a nature retreat, Trail’s End is where it’s happening. Bring the kids along – there’s a climbing wall and jungle gym!

Trail’s End & the Elgin Valley from above.

Website:, call +27 21 859 5193 or email for more information. Follow Trail’s End on social media:  @trailsendza

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