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Hillcrest Farm

About

Overview

Hillcrest Estate is a boutique winery, nestled in the Tygerberg Hills on the outskirts of Durbanville. Only a 30-minute drive from Cape Town, this unique estate offers visitors a host of activities, a casual style restaurant, delicious olives and award winning wines. It is the terroir of the farm’s vineyards, cooled by afternoon sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, which sets it apart in one of the prime grape growing regions of the Western Cape.

Access

No day permits are sold at this trailhead.

Contact
T: 021 970 5800 / 021 007 2818
Facilities
Bathrooms
Play-area
Secure-parking
Hours

CELLAR:
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 | The last tasting seated at 16:00
Sundays 11:00 – 16:00 | The last tasting seated at 15:00
CLOSED MONDAYS

Our cellar door is closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th,31st December, and 1st January.

RESTAURANT:
Tuesday to Thursday 09:00 – 16:00
Friday & Saturday 09:00 – 20:00
Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

Farm(s)
Routes

There are two marked routes at Hillcrest. The Wild Olive Route and the Rooikat Route.

directions

our location & routes

Trails

Trail Name

Description

Status

Sponsor

The link between upper Bloemendal and Hillcrest and thereafter up to the top to either Hillcrest Rooikat, the Bloemendaaler, as well as the Contermanskoof trails via the Nitida farm. Be sure to lock all gates that you come across!

A shorter option to the bottom of Hillcrest that offers you a combination of renosterveld forest canopy riding, a relaxing moderate climb through Snake Alley and left at the junction into a superb little descent that takes you back into the forest. Be sure to be on the lookout for the abundant and omnipresent Orange Breasted Sunbirds that frequent this trail.

Following a scenic flattish single-track connection from the bottom of the 1st descent, you hook up onto the 2nd descent, which is a never-ending flow of old school single track that snakes down the western side of the farm providing you with magnificent views of the Bay and finishes off with a small jaunt down the fabled Elastoplast Alley.

After the long slog to the top of the Hillcrest trails, this descent makes it all worthwhile. A proper old school trail consisting of 8 hand crafted switchbacks, set in the pristine, unspoiled Grade A Renosterveld that is the feature of all the Hillcrest trails.

Routes that Start here

Follow the markers from the parking area.

Hillcrest Wild Olive

Distance: 6km | Elevation Gain: 200m
Grading: Blue / Moderate

Hillcrest Rooikat Route

Distance: 8km | Elevation Gain: 245m
Grading: Blue / Moderate

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