The Clearwater Trails are set on Clearwater Farm and surrounding private farmland…

The farm is occupied and managed by three generations of the Abbott / Van Rensburg families.

Commencing in 1979, Maggie and Tony Abbott, and their three children, pioneered a banana and macadamia nut farm as their means to a living.

In 2003, Clearwater Trails came into being when Tony’s son Jan Abbott, brought his skills as a landscaper and passionate mountain biker together. To further enhance the experience of the views, the Gorge View Deck was constructed by Tony and Clearwater Trails as a partnership with eKZN Wildlife.

Between 2012 and 2019 a small restaurant was operated at the Trail Head as a place of refreshment and reflection (currently under refurbishment).

It is without a doubt that the Umtamvuna River Gorge offers heavenly views to all of those who make their way to Clearwater Trails and a space in which to find a sense of peace and tranquillity during their time on the farm.

Visit Clearwater Trail Centre for

  • Mountain Bike Trails
  • Walking Trails
  • View Site
  • Function Venue
  • Trail Run Events

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Opening Hours


7:00 - 17:00


7:00 - 17:00


7:00 - 17:00


7:00 - 17:00


7:00 - 17:00


7:00 - 17:00


7:00 - 17:00

Extended hours in the holidays (unless we have had to temporarily closed the trails/deck for adverse weather or a private function/event)

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