Hit the ground running (or biking) this spring.

With longer days and warmer nights around the corner, there is suddenly a whole lot more to choose from when it comes to outdoor activities. Whether you want to go get out there for fitness, a good cause or just plain old family fun, these three spring picks have you covered!

Endless family fun on the cards at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Mountain biking enthusiasts of all ages can look forward to endless mountain biking pleasure at the 4th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018 at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (The Retreat).

In 2018 the Festival Village will be hosted on The Retreat side of the picturesque estate. Mountain bikers of all ages and skill sets can look forward to spectacular, well-designed mountain bike tracks and gorgeous scenery that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. With plenty of mountain biking challenges and heaps of family fun on the cards, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge is a not-to-be-missed event on the 2018 fitness and social calendar.

The MTB action will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events on the Saturday. Junior MTB enthusiasts between 0 – 13 years of age can choose between a 500m, 1.5km and 5km adventure.

Steenberg toasts spring with Trail Run through the vines


Join Steenberg Vineyards in raising a glass of Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc to spring at their 6th annual Trail Run that winds its way through undulating Constantia vines on Saturday, 1 September 2018.

The Steenberg Spring Trail Run takes you on a 5km or 10km loop to run or walk amidst the budding vineyards. All participants receive a glass of Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc at the finish. This youthful, bottle fermented bubbly is lively, ultra-refreshing and fruity.

The entry fee is R150 per trail runner/walker, R80 for teens aged 12-17, while children under 12 have free entry. Water and wine refreshment stations will be available en route. Breakfast treats and refreshments can be purchased before the start and during the course of the morning. If you prefer a more formal breakfast at Catharina’s or Bistro Sixteen82, be sure to reserve your table a day or more ahead of time

Trail runners can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting as well as 10% off all wine purchases from the cellar door on the day. A host of great prizes sponsored by Cape Waterfront Estates, Trail & Tar, Steenberg Hotel & Spa, Bistro Sixteen82 and Catharina’s will be up for grabs.

Registration for the Steenberg Spring Trail Run takes place from 16h00 – 18h00 at the Tasting Room adjacent to Bistro Sixteen82 on the Thursday and Friday prior to the day of the event. The Trail Run kicks off at 07h00. Pre-booking is essential and can be done online here.

Hope Hike/Bike 2018

Depression is an illness, not a weakness – get walking and start talking!

It is that time of year again to start spreading the news about the Hope Hike and Hope Bike in October, the World Health Organisation’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Secure your spot now by entering here.

The Cape Hope Hike/Bike is on Sunday 14 October at Blaauwklippen, and the Northern Hope Hike/Bike on 28 October at Van Gaalen’s. You can make a difference. Depression is an illness, not a weakness, and can be treated. Let’s get walking and start talking!