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Mountain Bike Training Escapes at Dunstone

Save 10% on luxury B&B accommodation and receive cash back on MTB trail permits

Are you preparing to ride South Africa’s biggest mountain biking event, the ABSA Cape Epic 2020? Or perhaps you’ve committed yourself to another challenging mountain bike race as part of your New Year’s resolution to get fitter, faster and spend more time in the saddle?

Cape Epic Training WeekendThis year’s ABSA Cape Epic race features Wellington in four of the eight days of riding (Stages 4, 5, 6 and 7), making it the perfect training ground for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers. The Wild Boar Trails were designed by legendary local trail builder, Pieter van Wyk, who spent eight years working on the route for the Cape Epic itself.

In 2020, we’re offering serious mountain bikers some seriously special treatment when booking stays of two days or more at Dunstone Country House. Just 2km from the Wild Boar Trail centre, your sweet Dunstone deal comprises:

  • 10% off our standard online cost per night at any of our 4* B&B guest suites
  • A healthy picnic breakfast basket delivered to your door every night, so that you can leave bright and early for your training session the next morning and beat the heat
  • 100% cash back on your Wild Boar Trails day permit (value R70 per person)

To check availability and book your stay, simply email the Dunstone team at / or call us on: +27(0)21 864 1504

Don’t forget to ask for the ‘2-day MTB Training Special’ to receive your discounted rate.

Which trails will you master during training?

Sections of all of the routes below have been used during the ABSA Cape Epic, Nissan Trailseeker as well as other mountain biking events.

Wild Boar – 45km

Warthog – 38km

Porcupine – 26km

Hedgehog – 17km

Scouts Trail– 20km – this full route was used during the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic Time Trial.

Photo credit (banner image): Mark Sampson – Cape Epic / Sportzpics 

Dunstone Dog Walk: Sat 19 October 2019

After the barking success of our inaugural Dunstone Dog Walk in March, we’re pleased to announce that we’re teaming up again with SPCA Wellington and Bosman Wines on Saturday 19 October for our second day of four-legged family fun in the Bovlei Valley.

Join us at 9am for an easy, circular farm walk with your dog and we’ll reward you on your return with a freshly prepared egg and bacon roosterkoek and hot cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate!

We’ve learnt a thing or two from our first event and made a few improvements that we know our walkers will appreciate:

  • The walk will start an hour earlier than before, in order to beat the heat of the day. We’ll all depart together at 9am, but late-comers are welcome to catch up!
  • We’ll allocate more marshals along the route to make sure no one gets lost.
  • We won’t be walking on any public gravel roads but will stick to the more scenic farm trails and footpaths.

All participating dogs should wear a collar and be kept on a leash for the full duration of the walk.

Upon your return, we hope you’ll stick around for a while to socialise under the guava trees and enjoy the additional entertainment we’ve organised for our walkers at The Stone Kitchen. In addition to our indoor and outdoor play areas, we’ll have a free jumping castle for the kids and several food, beer and wine stalls to satisfy your every need as the morning rolls into afternoon.

Ticket prices for the Dunstone Dog Walk, which include your breakfast roll and hot drink, cost R100 for adults and R50 for children under 12, with proceeds going directly to SPCA Wellington. Walkers without dogs are most welcome to join and entry fee remains the same.

Tickets can be bought on the day, but catering purposes, please RSVP on 021 864 1504 or email  to confirm your attendance and book your spot.

Winter at Dunstone

We know why an overnight getaway at Dunstone Country Estate is good for your general health and well-being. But do you? Read our top reasons for visiting Dunstone this winter.

Wave goodbye to the noise of everyday life and work pressures. Within an hour of Cape Town, the short drive to Dunstone in the Bovlei Valley is just enough to settle your mind and sweep out any work or family related stresses.

Wind down with a good book after check-in; pick your spot on a pool lounger in our private lavender-scented garden, or on a sunny verandah, with only birdsong for company and an uninterrupted view of the Hawequa mountains.

Wine the afternoon away with a self-guided tasting session in the garden at our farm restaurant, The Stone Kitchen. Or if it turns cold, get comfy on a couch indoors and enjoy our award-winning red wines in front of the fire. Need we remind you that a glass of red wine is said to be good for your health?

Whet your appetite for hearty farm style cuisine at 6pm with complimentary sundowners and nibbles while watching the sun go down. Just a short stroll through the guava orchard will take you back to The Stone Kitchen for dinner. Choose from one of our regular menu favourites, or go with a freshly created dish from the Chef’s weekly specials.

Warm up in bed with our fine cotton linen, down duvets and pillow. If you’re staying in our honeymoon cottage, Vine, you may decide to jump in the jacuzzi first!

Wake up with the winter sun and enjoy a leisurely buffet breakfast at The Stone Kitchen that caters for every taste, with hot and cold options, as well as bottomless tea and coffee.

Wander the 10 hectares of the estate, taking in the smells and sounds of our beautiful landscaped gardens, vineyards and guava orchards.

Worry Less! We guarantee that after an overnight stay at Dunstone this winter, you’ll feel more relaxed and re-energised to face the world!

This winter, we’ve saved our guests R200 per person per night with the Dunstone Winter Special. We’re gifting each guest a R200 meal voucher to spend on lunch or dinner at The Stone Kitchen during your stay. Valid for stays until 31st August 2019, so there is no time to waste!

To check availability and book online, visit our website: www.dunstone.co.za or email for a quote.