Trails: Eastern Region, Gauteng, South Africa

List of towns where trails are listed

Heidelberg

 
Closest Town: Heidelberg
Bokmakierie
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Heidelberg
 

Description: The Bokmakiere Day Trail is a trail that has been laid out for those who only have a few hours to hike. There are two options, 10km or 17km. Do not forget to take water (I would suggest 2Lt) plus some form of foodstuff. A good pair of walking shoes is advisable, a hat and sunblock. Although there is normally plenty of people that you will meet along the trail, it is still advisable to walk the trail in a minimum group of three.
Enquiries: Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
Tel: +27 (0)11 904 3930/3/7
Fax: +27 (0)11 904 2966
Web: http://www.footprint.co.za/suikerbosrand.htm
Closest Town: Heidelberg
Cheetah
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Heidelberg
 

Description: 5km/3 hours; other trails available; average; circular; in nature reserve; accommodation Heidelberg and environ.
Enquiries: Gauteng Department of Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)11 904-3933
Fax: + 27 (0)11 904-3933
Closest Town: Heidelberg
Klipkraal
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Heidelberg
 

Description: 27km/2 day; easy; circular; on a farm; farmhouse at base; overnight house; 40 persons max; cottage for 4 persons available.
Comments: Supply own wood/charcoal.
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Game viewing: Black wildebeest, Burchells's zebra, blesbuck, springbuck, grey rhebok, duiker, steenbuck.
Closest Town: Heidelberg
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
Closest Town: Heidelberg
 

Description: 66km of trails; various routes available; in Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve; overnight facilities; 10 persons max.
Enquiries: Gauteng Department of Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)11 904-3933
Fax: + 27 (0)11 904-3933
Game viewing: houses a variety of antelope and is famous for its cheetah

Quagga's Pad
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
 

Location: In the Grootvlei area 30 km from the well known Suikerbos rand Nature Reserve and trails
Description: The Base Camp on the Quagga's Pad hiking Trail can accommodate 20 hikers: separate rooms: Bunk beds and mattresses, Social area with own fire place, kitchen with cooking utensils, 2 plate gas stove. Ablution block: hot and cold showers, toilets and basins, "donkey" for hot water, wash up basins and braai area out side. Gas lamp, paraffien lamp and candles provided. No fridge - bring own cooler boxes and bedding. 2 x Day circular trails: (white footprints of the Berg kwagga.) Trail 1: (day one): +-13,5 km- Suikerbos rand koppies, indigenous kloofs, Tswana kraal ruins, historical Anglo Boer war sites, "kordeel" ruins. The highest point- 360 view : the Vaal dam, the Drakensberg, Maluti berg mountains and Tafelkop near Vrede can be seen. Lunch break at a big farm dam. Trail 2: (Day two): +- 7km - through a game fenced area with some species of game such as zebra, hartebeest, blesbok, reedbuck, gemsbok, eland etc The last part goes over Adoons koppie, Whisky Koppie, past a small spruit and back to camp. 85 bird species, peacefull and excellent star gazing!!
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: +27 012 662 1140/ 0586.
Fax: 086 548 2348
e-mail: anvie@ivurst.co.za
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za
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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2012/09/22 at 10:37:23