Wolwespruit Trail Park – our new fav hiking spot

by | Jun 18, 2021 | Fitness hub | 0 comments

Last Sunday we ventured out on our weekly family hike. We make it a point to find a new hiking spot for us to explore. The previous week we spotted the Wolwespruit signboard on our return from Rosemary Hill Farm. Wolwespruit trail park is located in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria.

Wolwespruit MTB and Trail Park

Named after the spruit that runs through it, the park’s exquisitely hand crafted single track trails provide a flowing and adrenaline filled adventure for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers of any skill level.

Scenic Wolwespruit

The trails are located in the most scenic place overflowing with river crossings and winding paths that seek shelter beneath the trees. The sound of the running water is incredibly calming and somewhat therapeutic. The park is both family and pet-friendly making it an ideal location to hone your skills, get your fit on and spend quality time with loved ones.

Hiking Wolwespruit

We have hiked extensively around the country and Wolwespruit definitely happens to be one of our new fav local hiking spots. Located in Pretoria, its a quick 30 minute drive for Midrand. According to the information boards there are various hiking trail options. An easy 2.5km, 4.5km, 6.5km and 10km giving you choices to suit everyone’s needs.

The trails are clearly marked and there are common areas where hikers and bikers happily adventure together. Dogs are also allowed on hikes, running and biking trails. It was a lovely hike and we enjoyed every minute. There are not too many steep hills to climb and we absolutely loves all the crossover bridges and natural resting spots at the water. Nugget went for multiple swims along the way. Ashton opted to do the 10km but started and ended with us. The timing was perfect to be honest. We were super impressed at the cleanliness of the park.

Wolwespruit MTB Trails

Wolwespruit park has 23 km of MTB single track with about 300m of climbing to be done. The park also features one of the largest pump tracks around, a skills clinic area and a jump line for those who need a double dose of adrenaline. The design is deliberate and well thought out, hence I can understand why Wolwespruit is popular with the cyclists.

Other facilities

The Bike Store is also on the premises if you want to do some bike related shopping. Don’t have a bike but keen to join your family and friends on the MTB trails, then you can hire a bike for a few hours. The Bike Shop also boasts a delectable coffee spot. Above The Bike Shop you will find a Salomon store for all your trail running gear needs.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

The beautiful location is home to the Pltfrm restaurant, which is child and dog friendly. The layout is extremely comfortable and relaxing. After our hike we opted to sit in the outside area adjacent to the kids play area. You also have the option to take your picnic blanket with and chill on the lawn at Wolwespruit. As we soaked up the winter sun, a gentle breeze brushed over the trees making it an extremely pleasant Sunday. While ordering our food we noticed that the menu also caters for fur babies. So, we placed our order, not forgetting to get something for Nugget. My only critique of the place was the fact that the food took exceptionally long. Pltfrm can definitely do with more waiters and kitchen staff, especially due to the fact that they have a high patron turnout. We were a tad hangry but chose to indulge in coffee and ice-cream from the food trucks located in the courtyard while we waited. Our food eventually arrived and we weren’t disappointed. Portions aren’t massive but the food was well prepared and delicious.

I only discovered a few days after our visit that there is a Clay Café onsite. We absolutely love the Clay Café and will make a turn when we next visit. It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained, allowing parents some much needed downtime.

Entrance fees & Operating times

The park is open daily including public holidays. Keep in mind that due to its popularity, you can expect Wolwespruit to be busy over peak periods. There is a minimal entrance fee but if you plan to frequent the park more regularly then consider their annual membership.

If you are not convinced about hiking with your kids then check out The Benefits of Hiking for Teens.

So yes we highly recommend hiking Wolwespruit. Perfect for the whole family and a wonderful day out. Remember to mask up and social distance. Take poop bags for your fur baby and make sure he or she is well socialised. Socialised or not, dogs need to remain on their leashes at all times. If you visit Wolwespruit or have in the past, please drop us a comment letting us know what you think of the place.

Stay safe lovelies but never stop adventuring

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