Trails: Battlefields/Northern Natal Region, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

List of towns where trails are listed

Colenso Dundee Glencoe
Newcastle Paulpietersburg Utrecht
Vryheid

 
Closest Town: Colenso
Tugela River
Trail Type: Canoe trail
Closest Town: Colenso
 

Description: 1 to 4 day; all equipment and meals provided; accommodation in bush camps; must be confident swimmer; no persons under 16; 30 persons maximum; September to March
Enquiries: Felix Unite
Tel: + 27 (0)11 8039778
Fax: + 27 (0)11 8039603
Closest Town: Dundee
Black Eagle
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Dundee
 

Description: Hiking trail (awaiting details)
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Dundee
Cannibals
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Dundee
 

Description: TRAIL CLOSED (22km/2 day; average; circular various options; overnight facilities)
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Dundee
Monks Trail
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Dundee
 

Description: TRAIL CLOSED (21km/2 day; easy; guided; circular; in conservancy; overnight facilities at base & on route; camp site/chalets nearby; 16 persons max)
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Dundee
Mpati Hill
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Dundee
 

Description: 1 or 2 days; circular; cottages at start; overnight camp; 12 persons max
Enquiries: Dundee Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)341 2-2121 x 247
Fax: + 27 (0)341 2-3856
Closest Town: Dundee
Talana
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Dundee [Back to Top]
 

Description: 2 hours; a marked route; follows the advance of the British Troops up Talana Hill from the museum; it leads to the two British forts on the top of the hill
Tel: + 27 (0)341 2-2654
Fax: + 27 (0)341 2-2376
Closest Town: Glencoe
Izemfene
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Glencoe
 

Description: The Izemfene Hiking trail is a two day backpack route situated on a 2500ha farm in the Biggarsberg Mountain range close to the picturesque little town of Glencoe in KwaZulu Natal. The trail is quite strenuous, especially under hot conditions and recommended for experienced hikers. The trail has a wide variety of flora and fauna and is well worth the distance involved in getting there. Day 1 - 12Km Old Clubhouse to Dipkraal Camp Site. Day 2 - 10,5Km Dipkraal Camp to Old Clubhouse.The Izemfene Hiking trail is a trail that is well worth doing. It is well laid out but, with the exception of the first three kilometres, fairly tough, especially in the heat of summer. The landscape of KwaZulu Natal is different from other areas of our country and is certainly worth the additional journey distance to pay a visit.
Enquiries: Jacana Marketing and Reservations
Tel: +27 (0)12 346 3550
e-mail: info@jacanacollection.co.za
Web: http://www.footprint.co.za/Izemfene.htm
Closest Town: Newcastle
Blanerne
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: Four cycling trails of varying length and difficulty; guide available; tented camp; other accommodation available; 8 persons max
Enquiries: Pam Mitchell Innes
Tel: + 27 (0)3621 747
Fax: + 27 (0)3621 747
Closest Town: Newcastle
Boesmankrans
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: Three one-day routes
Enquiries: G Conradie
Tel: + 27 (0)3431 54-300
Closest Town: Newcastle
Bushman Krans
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: 13km/3 day; various circular options; from easy to very difficult; overnight facilities; 30 persons max;
Enquiries: G Conradie
Tel: + 27 (0)3431 54300
Fax: + 27 (0)3431 54300
Closest Town: Newcastle
Geelhout
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: 23km/2 day; average to difficult; circular; overnight facilities; 10 persons max;
Enquiries: DJT Esterhuize
Tel: + 27 (0)3431 8-6560
Closest Town: Newcastle
Holkrans
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Newcastle [Back to Top]
 

Description: 17.5 km/2 day; difficult; circular; overnight facilities; 30 persons max;
Neville Grading: 9.41
Enquiries: DCP van Niekerk
Tel: + 27 (0)34 351-1600
Fax: + 27 (0)34 351-1600
e-mail: bpkw@intekom.co.za
Closest Town: Newcastle
Incandu
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: Average; various circular routes; overnight facilities
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)3431 7-7205
Closest Town: Newcastle
Ingogo Hiking Trail
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: The Ingogo Hiking Trail is situated on the huge 3 000 hectare DUNBLANE estate with pristine ecology in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains, 2 000 foot high escarpment face running through its centre. Hikers arrive and stay at Base Camp. GREY GOOSE FARM LODGE: "Academy Accommodation": Dormitory with 18 bunk beds and mattresses. Ablution facilities: hot showers, hand basins and toilets . Swimming pool. Supper can be enjoyed at the Restaurant. DAY ONE: (12km: 5-6 hours) Steep sig sag 2km climb up Donkey's Pass. INGOGO RIVER COTTAGES: (Over night Camp): 3X pre-Anglo-Boer WarSand stone Cottages: electricity, hot running water and flush toilets. 2 X Open plan cottages with 15 beds and mattresses. The 3rd cottages: kitchen and under cover social area: chairs, tables and cutlery.Bath rooms. DAY TWO: (12km: 4-5km) The Trail goes North in a valley, upwards, and then turn in an Easterly direction.Hikers will use is a rope section to the top of the escarpment. NOTE: A guide is essential, (Johannes), although he need not accompany you all the way.In times of mist and heavy rain, his presence will be absolutely essential. He also is familiar with the area and all "short cuts" when necessary!! He will also open up the Ingogo River Cottages for you, fill the water tank, boil the water and start the fires, as well as set out the tables, chairs, and clean up. @R150.00 per group for the weekend!.
Tel: +27 (0)12 662 1140/ 0586
Fax: 086 548 2348
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co.za
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za
Closest Town: Newcastle
Kingfisher Trout
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: 10km & 5km/ 1 day; average; circular; 8-10 persons max; overnight facilities
Tel: + 27 (0)34 351-1844
Fax: + 27 (0)34 351-1844
Closest Town: Newcastle
Kingfisher Trout
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: 10km & 5km/ 1 day; average; circular; 8-10 persons max; overnight facilities
Tel: + 27 (0)34 351-1844
Fax: + 27 (0)34 351-1844
Closest Town: Newcastle
Moorfield
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: 22km/1-2 day; average to difficult; circular; overnight hut; camp site; 30 persons max;
Enquiries: Louis and Joey Cronje
Tel: + 27 (0)17442 Memel 1111/(058) 924-0702
Fax: + 27 (0)17442 (03431) 5-2647
Closest Town: Newcastle
Moorfield
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Newcastle [Back to Top]
 

Description: 22km horse trail; overnight hut; camp site; 30 persons max;
Enquiries: Louis and Joey Cronje
Tel: + 27 (0)17442 Memel 1111/(058) 924-0702
Fax: + 27 (0)17442 (03431) 5-2647
Closest Town: Newcastle
Ndanyaan Mountain Trails
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Newcastle
 

Description: 1 to 4 day horse trails; about 10 km per day; no children under 16; tented camps
Enquiries: John Whipp
Tel: + 27 (0)3431 23028
Closest Town: Paulpietersburg
Dumbe Mountain
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Paulpietersburg
 

Enquiries: Paulpietersburg Publicity Association
Tel: + 27 (0)38 995-1650
Fax: + 27 (0)38 995-1255
Closest Town: Paulpietersburg
Ncaga
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Paulpietersburg
 

Description: 27km/2 day; circular; average to difficult; overnight facilities; 50 persons max;
Enquiries: WD Rabe
Tel: + 27 (0)38 995-0034
Fax: + 27 (0)38 995-0034
Closest Town: Utrecht
Balele
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Utrecht
 

Description: 25km/2 day; average; must be fit; circular; resort nearby; farmhouse at base camp; overnight huts; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Utrecht Town Council
Tel: + 27 (0)3433 3041
Fax: + 27 (0)3433 4312
Closest Town: Vryheid
Matatane
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Vryheid
 

Description: 13km/1 day; average; circular; overnight facilities; camp site;
Enquiries: A Harris
Tel: + 27 (0)3545 2332
Fax: + 27 (0)3545 3205
Closest Town: Vryheid
Vryheid/Lancaster
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Vryheid [Back to Top]
 

Description: 22km/2 day; average; circular; overnight facilities; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Vryheid Local Authority
Tel: + 27 (0)381 81-2133
Fax: + 27 (0)381 80-9637
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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2012/09/22 at 10:37:22