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 

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.

 

Dunstone Winter Special 2019

“The weather outside is frightful, but the wine is so delightful”   

Winter at Dunstone Country Estate is hardly frightful, but the Dunstone Winter Special is utterly delightful; in fact we think it is hard to beat! This is your chance: grab a few friends and head to Wellington for that much-needed ladies weekend, or treat your wife and kids to a family getaway that doesn’t break the bank. Better still, book one of our honeymoon cottages and unwind on a wine tasting safari for two in the Bovlei Valley, sampling the many full-bodied reds that Wellington wineries have on offer. Dunstone’s large onsite restaurant, The Stone Kitchen, has indoor and outdoor play areas for kids, so you can toss your car keys aside and spend quality time with your loved ones without ever leaving the estate! For those who can’t sit still, there are a host of activities that can be accessed right from our doorstep, such as hiking, trail running, cycling and wine tasting.

Dunstone Winter Special: what’s the deal?

When: June, July, August 2019

Cost: From R700 per person per night (self-catering) and R850 per person per night (B&B), your stay includes a R200 meal voucher for lunch/dinner at The Stone Kitchen.

That’s already a saving of R200 per person per night!

Other niceties for B&B guests only:

  • Afternoon tea and cake
  • Sundowners and nibbles from 6pm
  • Full hot and cold breakfast buffet  

How to book: You can book directly on our website; alternatively email with your requirements and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with a quote. Please note that prices pp in self catering options are are based on maximum numbers per cottage, so please ensure you receive a specific quote based on your requirements.  

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