Things To Do in ConstantiaChris Nixon Bike Park
Where? Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate on Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia
How? Call +27 (0)84 777-7802
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
Anyone with a bike in the southern suburbs of Cape Town has dropped in at least once to experience Chris Nixon's sculpted and compacted pump track, jumps and drops at Constantia Uitsig wine estate, close to the Tokai Forest.
Constantia Uisig was once a part of Simon van der Stel's Groot Constantia. To find the bike park drive past the original Cape Dutch homestead that houses a restaurant (the veranda, with clear views out over the vineyards, is rather inviting). It used to be the River Café, but is now known as the Open Door Restaurant (wine tasting has moved across the driveway).
The park is the perfect training venue for all levels and age groups. Biking is about getting out and having fun for the whole family, which is what a bike park like this one offers – a place where little, and big, kids can defy gravity, kick up dust and speed along a series of tracks.
The park is still under development with new track expansions on the way. You can follow Chris Nixon's Facebook page to keep up-to-date with details, and for photographs of riders in action.
Also available is a bike shop, bike hire, bike share and Chris Nixon, 2013 MTB Masters World Champion, offers skills coaching.