Apologies for the unintentional hiatus, but I have been out of the country since Tuesday (well… technically Monday night) as I am visiting South Africa again this summer! It's been great catching up with family and friends again, but that does mean a lack of internet connection so unfortunately, blog posts will be very few and far between.
BUT I do currently have internet, so I thought I would take this opportunity to do a bit of cheeky promoting (not sponsored, I'm just nice). My uncle started up a Bike Hotel last year, and this is the first time I've seen it completed. It is situated in Grabouw, in the Elgin Valley and if you're a keen mountain cyclist, then this really is the place for you.
South Africa is big on cycling, and there are many cycle events that take place during the year, such as the Argus which, from what I've heard, is pretty tough! Trail's End is in a perfect location- situated in a peaceful valley, there are so many trails to take for people of all abilities. Let's not forget the Pilates and Yoga studio, and the conference room, too!
The building of the hotel itself is in fact my uncle's old factory, which he converted into a warehouse like hotel in 2015. There are a mix of en suite bedrooms and shared bathrooms, all of which are of an extremely high standard, plus there are rooms for families too- there really is something for everyone.
If you're a triathlete then Trail's End is the perfect place for you, with a 20m pool, with two lanes and diving blocks, and miles and miles of trails to run along, as well as cycling of course! With a kitchen and a bar on site, along with a library and two fireplaces, the interior definitely has a cosy vibe for cold winter nights, but I'm sure in summer, there is nothing better than sitting outside with a cold drink, watching the sunset.
As I mentioned, there are family rooms, and it is definitely a family friendly environment. There is a climbing wall, a jungle gym and many other activities for families with young children. So whether you are a professional athlete or enjoy cycling for fun, I would definitely recommend visiting Trail's End. Whether you're from South Africa or thinking of visiting, this is definitely somewhere to check out, and I'll leave all the links to their social media and website at the end of this post!
- Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @TrailsEndZa
- Website: Trail's End