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Belfast Bethlehem Carolina
Cederberg Clanwilliam Cullinan
Dullstroom East London Ficksburg
Fochville Gravelotte Heidelberg
Hobhouse Hoedspruit Hopefield
Humansdorp King William's Town Koster
Ladismith Langebaan Lephalale
Lydenburg Machadodorp Marquard
Middelburg Modimolle Mookgopong
Nelspruit Newcastle Potchefstroom
Pretoria Roossenekal Rouxville
Rustenburg Sabie Stoffberg
Swartruggens Thabazimbi Uitenhage
Vaalwater Venterskroon Witbank
Closest Town: Belfast
Bospoort
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Belfast
Description: 21km/2days; Day 1, 14 km. Day 2, 7 km; average; loop trails from same base; on a farm; one hut at base, three rooms, 42 beds; 4 persons min/ 42 persons max.
Comments: Historic place, birds, abseiling (bring own equipment) horse riding, 4x4 trail, mountain biking, wildlife. Regret no dogs.
Enquiries: Mr Frik du Toit
Tel: +27 (0)13 253 1304
Fax: +27 (0)13 253 1304
e-mail: rapids@yebo.co.za
Closest Town: Bethlehem
Tepelkop
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Bethlehem
Description: The Tepelkop Hiking Trail is a lovely weekend trail and suitable for anyone with some degree of fitness. The area can get very hot during summer and very cold during winter. The accommodation is better equipped than most. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, electric kettle and has a microwave oven. Ablutions include hot showers flushing toilets and hand basins. The beds have thick comfortable mattresses. There are electric lights and plugs. Outside there is an undercover braai. Supply your own wood or charcoal. The first day of the trail is 12km long. The second day 10 km.
Comments: Pack your sleeping bag and we look after the catering, also self catering. Hike, abseil, mountain bike, bass or fly fish or relax and enjoy the tranquility in our new conservancy in the eastern Free State.
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Carolina
El Dorian
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Carolina [Back to Top]
Description: 2 days/ 27km; day 1, 15 km; day 2, 12 km; circular; mountain overnight hut; 12 persons max. Optional day 3, 12 km loop back to base camp. Base camp has house with electricity, 12 beds.
Comments: Waterfall, indigenous forest, perennial river, rock pools, horse trails. No pets. Beware of snakes.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: +27 (0)12 662 0586
Fax: +27 (0)12 662 1140
e-mail: anvie@xsinet.co.za
Closest Town: Carolina
Hebron
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Carolina
Description: Various loop trails from same base hut; 8km/12km/16km; average to difficult; on a farm; 27 persons at base camp; 8-10 persons at overnight hut; no children under 6.
Comments: Views, mountain streams with rapids, rock pools, swimming.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662 0586
Fax: + 27 (0)12 662 1140
e-mail: anvie@xsinet.co.za
Closest Town: Carolina
Kalkoenkrans
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Carolina
Description: 15km/ 2 circular day loops; moderate to difficult; other options; central huts and camp site; 20 persons max.
Enquiries: Sappi
Tel: + 27 (0)17 843 2184
Closest Town: Cederberg
Nuwerus Day Trails
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Cederberg [Back to Top]
Location: Situated in the Breėkrans river valley. From the town of Op Die Berg follow a sign that says Cederberg/ Ceres Karoo, Nuwerust is 63km further (18km tar and 45km gravel road).
Description: Waterfall Route: This is a 6km circular route on the lower slopes of Klipbokkop with pleasant views and gentle walking. Duration 3 hours (seasonal water only). Rooiberg Route: This 12km route is a more strenuous trail climbing the impressive Rooiberg towering immediately above the rest camp. The trail then winds back down to the Breėkrans River (3km downstream of the starting point) and heads back to the rest camp. The trail is steep to begin with, but rewards the energetic hiker with fantastic views. Duration 5 - 6 hours. Klipbokkop Route: This 12km route is for the experienced hiker with some scrambling on the final sections. The whole route is marked with cairns to guide you. Duration 6 hrs. Dassieklippe and bushman paintings: This 10.2km trail climbs the Rooiberg to a height of 984m, this is a historical trail wich includes bushman paintings of interest of the region, an amazing experience, the duration is approximately 6 hours.
Comments: All the routes are characterised by rocky terrain and should be tackled with suitable hiking shoes. Maps are available from the office and permits are required for non-residents. Accommodation is available in fully equipped self catering cottages at Nuwerus Rest Camp, each with its own bathroom and braai area. Bedding on request. Camping facilities also available. GPS Co-ordinates: S 32° 33' 42.1", E 19° 22' 41.1"
Enquiries: Louise
Tel: +27 (0)27 482 2813
e-mail: info@cederbergexperience.co.za
Web: http://www.cederbergexperience.co.za
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Cederberg Wilderness Area
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Location: In the Cederberg 30 km from Clanwilliam
Description: The Cederberg Wilderness area in the Western Cape Province ranks alongside the Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal, the Wolkberg in Limpopo Province and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia as being the prime hiking destinations for the experienced hiker who loves the freedom given by hiking in Wilderness areas. Most hikers start out on their adventure into the mountains from Algeria campsite, not far from the picturesque towns of Clan William and Citrusdal. The campsite has full ablution facilities and a little tuck shop. There is also swimming opportunities in a pool in the river. The top at last! Here we first become aware of the rock formation and flowers that are going to become apart of our life for the next few days. From Middelberg hut we progressed to Sleepad hut. From Sleepad hut we decided to make for Tafelberg, a route mostly along a jeep track. The Wolfberg arch is a well known landmark and the subject of numerous photos but no photos can do justice to this amazing creation of nature. There are few Ceders left in the Cederberg but occasionally you do come across one. The Cederberg is an amazing place. We just touched the fringes of the area and we hiked for five days. Although there are some small huts, these can be occupied by other groups and therefore tents are a must.
Enquiries: Western Cape Nature Conservation Board
Tel: + 27 (0)22 931 2088
Fax: + 27 (0)22 931 2913
e-mail: cederberg@cnc.org.za
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Game viewing: Baboons, dassies, grey rhebok, klipspringers, duiker and grysbok
Closest Town: Cullinan
Windybrow
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Cullinan
Description: Various options from 3km-15km; easy; guide available; circular; on game farm; two dormitories at base; 24 persons max; R30 per person; education centre housed in farm shed available for 100 persons
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Dullstroom
Ama Poot-Poot
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Dullstroom [Back to Top]
Description: Ama Poot-Poot is situated on a private game farm in the Uitvlugt area between Belfast and Dullstroom 2 hours from JHB/PTA. Two one day circular trails: Reedbuck (13 km) and Trout trail (6 km). Spectacular kloofs, kranses, small gorges, cascades and waterfall. A large variety of game to be seen. Trails through grasslands, in ravines with indigenous forest, lots of rock pools and mountain streams. BASE CAMP: The Groot Poot Camp - a big, well maintained farm house for 24 hikers, 2 open plan bed rooms (12 beds each) Lounge with a cosy fire-place for cool Dullstroom winter nights. Ablutions: 2 separate bath rooms: hot and cold showers etc. Big kitchen with cooking utensils, 3 x 2 plate gas burners, fridge and wash up area. Mountain bike trails - bring own. Excellent bird watching, game viewing and star gazing!!
Comments: In mountains with lovely views, ravines, cross rivers, mountain streams, wandering to a 10m high waterfall, views, rock pools, interesting rock formations and trout dams. Game viewing and trout fishing. Undercover parking available.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
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: East London
Ocean View
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: East London
Description: 24km/1 to 2 days; moderate; various routes; chalets; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Ocean View Guest Farm
Tel: + 27 (0)431 736-2161
Closest Town: Ficksburg
Langesnek
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Ficksburg
Description: 21km/1-2day; easy to average; in a conservancy; figure of eight with same farmhouse as base; 24 persons max;
Comments: The farmhouse has electricity and a fridge, cooker, pots pans. Ablution blockwith flush toilets, bath and shower.
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Ficksburg
Skip Norgarb
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Ficksburg [Back to Top]
Location: Middelpoort Farm
Description: 24km/2day; easy; figure of eight; same base hut; 30 persons max;
Enquiries: Mrs Vanessa Moffett
Tel: + 27 (0)51 933 2130/3959
Closest Town: Ficksburg
Thaba Thabo
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Ficksburg
Description: Four loop trails from same base; 5km/8km/12km or 15km; easy to difficult; in private nature reserve on a mountain; bungalow at base; 30 persons max
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Fochville
Kiepersol
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Fochville
Description: 23 km; circular from same base; 5km and 18 km. Accommodation in one hikers cabin.
Comments: Bird life, small wildlife, ruins and views. No dogs, braai facilities at cabin.
Enquiries: John Eayrs
Tel: + 27 (0)18 771-7900
Closest Town: Gravelotte
Selati
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Gravelotte [Back to Top]
Location: 4 Hours drive from JHB and PTA: In the heart of the Limpopo Province. Bushveld with huge Boabab trees and lush vegetation.
Description: Selati Hiking Trails offers three circular routes: Sable (7.5 km), ostrich (7 km) and the Giraffe the ( 5 km). Bush camp: five stunning ethnic huts: Bunk beds, mattresses, bedding incl. Fully equipped gas kitchen and braai facilities for (24 hikers). Neat ablutions: hot and cold water showers, flush toilets and hand basins. Bush veld trails and lots of Game (from the smaller Duiker to kudu, giraffe, nyala, zebra etc. and more than 140 species of birds to be seen. Natural rock pools and swimming in the Selati river.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co.za
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za
Closest Town: Heidelberg
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
Type: Loop trails - central base
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
Closest Town: Hobhouse
Vredeberg
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Hobhouse
Description: 32km/2 days; two circular routes from same base; average; hut at base; overnight hut; 16 persons max
Enquiries: Hobhouse Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)51982 26
Closest Town: Hoedspruit
Tsakane Big Five Wilderness Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Hoedspruit [Back to Top]
Location: Tsakane is based in the privately owned Balule Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park
Description: The Balule Game reserve is part of the Kruger National Park where the Great five are to be found, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant and Leopard. Tsakane Wilderness Trail Camp : comprises 4x dome safari tents,(2 x single beds each) complete with comfortable camp furnishings, hot & cold outdoor shower, flush toilet and central lapa and fire place. Our two experienced Trail Rangers, will not only share there knowledge with you, but encourage you to fully participate during the trail. (24h security in camp). Activities include: guided day trails, game drives and specialist photographic and birding excursions. Night Trails are also available.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
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: Hopefield
Kersboschdam
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Hopefield
Description: 7 or 10 or 14 km; easy; on a farm; loop trails from accommodation at base
Tel: + 27 (0)2282 30403
Closest Town: Hopefield
Langrietvlei / Helderwater
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Hopefield
Description: 30km/2 day; average; figure of 8; farmhouse and chalets; hike free to residents
Enquiries: Langrietvlei Chalets
Tel: + 27 (0)2288 30-856
Fax: + 27 (0)2288 30-856
Closest Town: Humansdorp
Highbrae Trails
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Humansdorp [Back to Top]
Description: Canoe trail along Kap River; unguided; own water, overnight facilities available. Lodge accommodates 10 people. Xhosa hut sleeps four, bush camp sleeps 10.
Tel: + 27 (0)41 955-5355
e-mail: gwalker@mccann.co.za
Closest Town: King William's Town
Amatola: Cata Loop
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: King William's Town
Location: Travel north from King William's Town on the road to Stutterheim for 13 km. Turn left at the sign, left again to Pirie Trout Hatchery. Follow the gravel road for 7 km, passing the Rooikrans Dam.
Description: 11km/2day; easy; circular; overnight hut; 20 persons max.
Enquiries: Keiskamma Eco-Tourism
Tel: + 27 (0)43 642-1747
Fax: + 27 (0)43 642-2571
e-mail: printl@his.co.za
Web: http://www.boaa.co.za/amatola.htm
Closest Town: King William's Town
Amatola: Dontsa Loop
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: King William's Town
Location: Travel north from King William's Town on the road to Stutterheim for 13 km. Turn left at the sign, left again to Pirie Trout Hatchery. Follow the gravel road for 7 km, passing the Rooikrans Dam.
Description: Other 2-day loops on the Amatola include the Cata, Evelyn, GwiliGwili and Dontsa Loops. There are a number of entry and exit points on the main Amatola Trail. To arrange own transport.
Enquiries: Keiskamma Eco-Tourism
Tel: + 27 (0)43 642-1747
Fax: + 27 (0)43 642-2571
e-mail: printl@his.co.za
Web: http://www.boaa.co.za/amatola.htm
Closest Town: King William's Town
Amatola: Gviligvili Loop
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: King William's Town [Back to Top]
Location: Travel north from King William's Town on the road to Stutterheim for 13 km. Turn left at the sign, left again to Pirie Trout Hatchery. Follow the gravel road for 7 km, passing the Rooikrans Dam.
Description: Other 2-day loops on the Amatola include the Cata, Dontsa, GwiliGwili and Zingcuka Loops. There are a number of entry and exit points on the main Amatola Trail. To arrange own transport.
Enquiries: Keiskamma Eco-Tourism
Tel: + 27 (0)43 642-1747
Fax: + 27 (0)43 642-2571
e-mail: printl@his.co.za
Web: http://www.boaa.co.za/amatola.htm
Closest Town: Koster
Boe Boe's Nest
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Koster
Description: The Boe- Boe Nest is situated in the Koster/Swartruggens area - Only one day trails: 10 km -GPS wilderness Trail - along the Elands river. Rock pools and waterfalls, past an island "Jurasic Park" where "dinosaurs" await the hiker. Indigenous vegetation. Swimming pool and braai facilities on island. BASE CAMP: 20 persons. 2 HUTS 10 beds each. Electricity, kitchenette with cooking utensils, fridge, 2 plate stove. Bring own cutlery and bedding. Splash pool in camp. Fufe slide, mountain bike trails, canoeing, tubing and fishing allowed.
Comments: Beautiful island lapa and pool. Waterfalls, swimming, abseiling (bring own equipment); Fires only allowed at demarcated sites; crossing the Elands River is difficult when in flood.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662 1140/ 0586.
Fax: 086 548 2348
Cell: + 27 (0)82 824 6197
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co.za
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za
Closest Town: Ladismith
Besemfontein
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Ladismith
Description: Two trails (Klipkraal and Verlorenhoek); 23km circular/16 km return; from same base; difficult; in nature reserve; huts at base; 3 persons min/30 persons max;person per best May to September
Enquiries: Towerkop Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)28 551-1077
Fax: + 27 (0)28 551-2601
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Langebaan
Strandveld Educational Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Langebaan [Back to Top]
Description: 30km/2 day; average; self-guided; circular day loops from same base; in a National Park; dormitories in stables fully catered; 30 persons max;
Enquiries: Geelbek Environmental Centre
Tel: + 27 (0)2287 2-2798
Fax: + 27 (0)2287 2-2720
Closest Town: Lephalale
Spreeuwal
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Lephalale
Location: Lephlale (Ellisras)
Description: Loop trails from same base; 6km/3 hour/easy to average; 15km/7 hour/average to difficult; on a farm; tented camp; rondawels; 6 persons min/18 max
Enquiries: Authority Spreeuwal
Tel: + 27 (0)16 455-1407
Fax: + 27 (0)16 421-2496
Closest Town: Lydenburg
Hadeda Falls
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Lydenburg
Description: Choose from five trail options. Ammo Trail, loop to same base, 15.8 km; River Trail, day walk, 5 km; day walk; Kranz Trail, day walk, 5 km; Leopard Loop, day walk, 4 km; Kloof Trail, day walk, 1.2 km. Base camp, 24 persons. Leopard cave, sand floor, 8 persons. Hadeda's Nest self catering rondawel for four persons nearby.
Comments: Historic Anglo-Boer War site, views, 21 waterfalls, mountain-streams, 13 pools, ± 150 bird species, indigenous trees, aloes, tree-ferns, 10 mammal species. No dogs, no fires. Bilharzia and malaria free. Thunderstorms in summer. Cell phone reception
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: + 27(0)12 346 3550 or /1 or /2
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Bermanzi
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Machadodorp [Back to Top]
Location: Bermanzi Mountain Retreat on the Bloemfontein road off the R541 between Machadodorp and Badplaas
Description: Bermanzi is situated in the Skurweberg mountains and Komati Valley, 2 hours from JHB/PTA. Second highest waterfall in Mpumalanga - the Uitkoms Waterall, on this farm!! 3 X BEAUTIFUL Day circular trails: 4 km, 6 km and 12 km. Trails in kloof, along river with rapids and crystal clear rock pools taking hikers to the Uitkoms waterfall. Indigenous forest and panoramic views. A must seen. Excellent bird life, more than 120 indigenous tree species are tagged and listed. Some natural Small game to be seen. BERMANZI BASE CAMP: 2 x Kranz chalets: Vakashani (20 Beds) Phumalani (15 beds) on a cliff. Stunning views. Excellent facilities, electricity, fridges, 2 plate stoves and all basic cooking utensils. Cosy braai areas and open air bomas. Excellent star gazing at night! NEW "STABLE" CAMP: For 30 hikers: With own kitchen, electricity, cooking utensils, coal stove, fridge etc. under cover braai area, ablution block, bath room, open braai boma with stunning views, etc.
Comments: Night one: The Stables at Bermanzi provides accommodation for up to 40 people. The original farm stables have been renovated to provide comfortable backpackers accommodation in rooms with bunk beds and a loft with views over the escarpment. There is a boma with with braai facilities, electric stove, hotplate, refrigerator, pots and mattresses. The ablution facilities have hot and cold showers and flush toilets. Night two: God's Window Camp at Five Assegais is electrified, there are 3 charming double story wooden pagodas, not tree houses but rock houses, built into the extraordinary sandstone rock canyons that are a feature of this estate, with bunk beds each sleeping 8 for a maximum of 24. Each hut is equipped with a fridge, stove and braai plus kitchen utensils and a sink. The camp has 4 open air hot showers incorporated into the rocks as well as 3 toilets that look over the whole of the Komati valley down to Badplaas as well a ladies only toilets and shower block and a spectacular natural boma with a fire place and seating to create a spectacular and comfy bush camp. The hiking Trail has Green Flag Status.
Enquiries: Attie van Niekerk
Tel: +27 (0)12 347 7793
Cell: +27 (0)82 856 1942
e-mail: attievn@gmail.com
Web: http://www.bermanzi.co.za
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Bermanzi - Wapad
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Location: Bermanzi Mountain Retreat on the Bloemfontein road off the R541 between Machadodorp and Badplaas
Description: Various loop trails (back to base), 12, 6 and 4 km. Routes may be combined. The trail has Green Flag Status. Breathtaking mountain valleys with indigenous forests and rock pools that can be explored on hiking trails varying in distance between 4 km and 12 km. The trails are rich in cultural and historical sites like genuine Bushman rock art paintings, Pedi and Swazi Kraals as well as sites of the Anglo Boer War. There is plenty of time to cool off in the refreshing waters of one of the many rock pools. It is breathtaking to take in the magnificent sight of the Bankspruit Waterfall which is the second highest waterfall in Mpumalanga.
Comments: The Stables provides accommodation for up to 40 people. The original farm stables have been renovated to provide comfortable backpackers accommodation in rooms with bunk beds and a loft with views over the escarpment. There is a boma with with braai facilities, electric stove, hotplate, refrigerator, pots and mattresses. The ablution facilities have hot and cold showers and flush toilets. The trail has Green Flag status.
Enquiries: Bermanzi Hiking Trails
Tel: +27 (0)12 347 7793
Cell: +27 (0)82 856 1942
e-mail: attievn@gmail.com
Web: http://www.bermanzi.co.za
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Five Assegais Trails
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Location: Five Assegais Country Estate on the Bloemfontein road off the R541 between Machadodorp and Badplaas
Description: Five Assegais Trails offers two spectacular new day trails in the Skurweberg mountains, 2.5 hours from JHB/PTA. GOD'S WINDOW BASE CAMP: 2 x double storey wooden pagodo's, (rock houses), built into the extraordinary canyons, with bunk beds and mattresses, each sleeping 6-10 ( max of 20 hikers.) Braai facilities, Cooking and kitchen utensils. It is electrified and equipped with hot showers and loo's with a view. Ladies bath room!! Five Assegais All Day trail: 13.5 km. Medium to difficult, through a variety of eco biomes (Highveld and middele veldt), down into the Bankspruit gorge with crystal rock pools and the second highest waterfall in Mpumalanga: the Bride's Leap. Hells Bells Half Day trail: (+-8km): Less strenuous but a spectacular and intimate walk, down Hells Kloof, through a magic old forest of yellow wood and huge stink hout and tree ferns. Past smaller waterfalls and panoramic views on Swaziland. A lot of game species to be seen!
Comments: Night one: The God's Window Camp is electrified, there are 3 charming double story wooden pagodas, not tree houses but rock houses, built into the extraordinary sandstone rock canyons that are a feature of this estate, with bunk beds each sleeping 8 for a maximum of 24. Each hut is equipped with a fridge, stove and braai plus kitchen utensils and a sink. The camp has 4 open air hot showers incorporated into the rocks as well as 3 toilets that look over the whole of the Komati valley down to Badplaas as well a ladies only toilets and shower block and a spectacular natural boma with a fire place and seating to create a spectacular and comfy bush camp. Night two is spent at The Stables at Bermanzi providing accommodation for up to 40 people. The original farm stables have been renovated to provide comfortable backpackers accommodation in rooms with bunk beds and a loft with views over the escarpment. There is a boma with with braai facilities, electric stove, hotplate, refrigerator, pots and mattresses. The ablution facilities have hot and cold showers and flush toilets. The hiking trail has Green Flag status.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: 012 662 1140/ 0586
Fax: 086 548 2348
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co.za
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Five Assegais - The Escarpment Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Machadodorp [Back to Top]
Location: Five Assegais Country Estate on the Bloemfontein road off the R541 between Machadodorp and Badplaas
Description: 12km, Day loop, moderate. This beautifully laid out path takes you over the Skurwerand, a spectacular landscape of wind and water eroded ancient sandstone, filled with yellow wood trees and aloe gardens with views over the Komati valley all the way to Swaziland. The trial then plunges into the Bankspruit gorge taking you past crystal pools and rapids through a pristine gorge forest to the foot of the second highest waterfall in Mpumalanga, then out of the gorge and across old veld pastures filled with game back to the hiking camp situated on the very edge of the escarpment.
Comments: The God's Window Camp is electrified, there are 3 charming double story wooden pagodas, not tree houses but rock houses, built into the extraordinary sandstone rock canyons that are a feature of this estate, with bunk beds each sleeping 8 for a maximum of 24. Each hut is equipped with a fridge, stove and braai plus kitchen utensils and a sink. The camp has 4 open air hot showers incorporated into the rocks as well as 3 toilets that look over the whole of the Komati valley down to Badplaas as well a ladies only toilets and shower block and a spectacular natural boma with a fire place and seating to create a spectacular and comfy bush camp. The trail has Green Flag status.
Enquiries: Francis Darvall
Tel: +27 (0)13 256 9263
Cell: +27 (0)82 889 6757
e-mail: francis@fiveassegais.co.za
Web: http://www.fiveassegais.co.za
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Five Assegais - The Hells Bells Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Location: Five Assegais Country Estate on the Bloemfontein road off the R541 between Machadodorp and Badplaas
Description: 5km trail takes you down the infamous `Hells Kloof Pass'. The trail meanders from the camp down into one of the largest yellow wood forests in the gorge, with a spectacular swing bridge in front of the waterfall and down past rapids and pools where the Louries cry and the orchids bloom, through secret places untouched by man, returning through this unspoiled forest of mosses and ferns back to the camp.
Comments: The God's Window Camp is electrified, there are 3 charming double story wooden pagodas, not tree houses but rock houses, built into the extraordinary sandstone rock canyons that are a feature of this estate, with bunk beds each sleeping 8 for a maximum of 24. Each hut is equipped with a fridge, stove and braai plus kitchen utensils and a sink. The camp has 4 open air hot showers incorporated into the rocks as well as 3 toilets that look over the whole of the Komati valley down to Badplaas as well a ladies only toilets and shower block and a spectacular natural boma with a fire place and seating to create a spectacular and comfy bush camp. The hiking Trail has Green Flag Status.
Enquiries: Francis Darvall
Tel: +27 (0)13 256 9263
Cell: +27 (0)82 889 6757
e-mail: francis@fiveassegais.co.za
Web: http://www.fiveassegais.co.za
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Marantan
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Description: Daywalks. Base- and bush bungalows, sleeps 30.
Tel: + 27 (0)13 235 1594
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Pongola Expess - Candlewood Loop
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Machadodorp [Back to Top]
Description: The Pongola Express - Candlewood loop consits of two equal sections from either camp. Both sections are about 8km long and include some steep climbs, very dramatic with a wide variety of terrains. This Camp consists out of old train carriages, beautifully renovated and can accommodate up to 20 hikers. There is electricity, ablutions with hot water showers. Equipped kitchen, braai area, big social lapa and deck overlooking the valley. These historic 1934 SAR carriages were brought to this spot in the 60's as a weekend retreat. They have been renovated and now form the hub for the Num-num and other hiking trails on the estate. This is the ideal start or end to any hike.
Tel: +27 (0)12 662 1140/ 0586
Fax: 086 548 2348
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Wathaba Wilderness
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Location: In the Skurweberg Pass mountain area on the road to Badplaas (R541), 20.8km from Machadodorp.
Description: 2 circular routes from same base hut; unmarked trails; 6 hrs average to difficult or 3 hrs easy; huts; 8 persons minimum and 24 persons maximum. hiking clubs welcome.
Comments: Rustic huts with covered matresses, firewood supplied. Swimming holes under four waterfalls in the Skurweberg mountains
Enquiries: Wimpie Rauch
Tel: + 27 (0)13 256-9104
Cell: + 27 (0)83 483 7753
Web: http://www.linx.co.za/wathaba
Closest Town: Marquard
Merriemetsi
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Marquard
Location: km from Marquard, 150 km from Bloemfontein 350 km from Gauteng.
Description: Circular cycling route; huts; 20 persons max
Comments: There is no water on the white trail
Tel: + 27 (0)51 991-0126
Fax: + 27 (0)51 991-0126
Closest Town: Middelburg
Rooikrans Trails
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Middelburg [Back to Top]
Location: Situated in the Loskopdam Nature Reserve area, on a private farm.
Description: THE BASE CAMP at the Rooikarns trails can accommodate 40 hikers. Separate rooms. Well maintained facilities with all cooking utensils, braai facilities, neat ablutions. Excellent 3 day trails (7.6, 11.4 and 11.1 km) from a well set base camp. Trails vary from easy going to more strenuous to accommodate all levels of hiking. Very scenic, stunning views, supporting ladders, board walks and hand railings for safe hiking. Excellent bird life and some game to be seen. Swimming in rock pool close to camp. A MUST for all keen hikers and nature lovers!
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
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: Middelburg
Slagthoek
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Middelburg
Location: Situated on the Kingdom Game farm but you need to travel through Middelburg to enter this part of the farm towards Slagthoek Base camp
Description: Slagthoek offers two excellent day circular trails of 12 km ( God's Window Loop) and 11 km (Cycad Loop). In prestine wilderness area. Views across The Hel, confluence of the Wilge and Olifants river. Pristine wilderness. Indigenous forest. Game viewing. Foefie-slide. Excellent trails. Slagthoek Farm house - 20 hikers. Louinge, kitchen with gas fridge and 2 plate stove, 4 bedrooms, bathroom and ablution block, braai area outside, big shady trees, safe parking. Walking distance from big rock pools to swim in.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
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: Modimolle
Rhenosterpoort
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Modimolle
Location: THIS STUNNING HIKING TRAIL is situated on a well maintained private game farm. Only 2 hours from JHB and PTA!! In the unspoilt Waterberg Mountains.
Description: AWARD WINNING FOR BEST TRAIL 2008 & 2009! The Rhenosterpoort trail has two very popular circular trails:. Mountainous, ravines with rich indigenous forest. Trails along river, waterfall with "foefie-slide/swing". Very rich bird life, a lot of game to be seen. TWO BASE / BUSH CAMPS: Bosbok camp for 10 (minimum of 6). Dassie camp for 20 hikers Both Camps: walking distance from the river with lovely swimming in sparkling rock pools. Both camps have all gas appliances, cooking and braai facilities, neat ablutions with gas geysers, flushing toilets and hand basins.Trails:12 km, 8km and a extra 2 km for tree and bird lovers!!!
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662 0586/1140
Fax: 086 548 2348
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co.za
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za
Closest Town: Mookgopong
Skeurkrans
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Mookgopong [Back to Top]
Location: 2 and Half hours drive from JHB and Pta. In the heart of stunning Waterberg Mountains
Description: skeurkrans Trails has 3x beautiful Day trails. 12 km, 9,5 km and 5,5 km. Trails in the mountains, panoramic views, deep ravines with mountain streams in summer, a few wooden ladders and bridges to assist hikers. Lovely trails. Base camp: 3 huts - accommodates 26 hikers. Cute separate ladies and gents ablution blocks with all facilities. Communal Kitchen and braai lapa with fridge, pots, pan, kettle, also under cover social area and boma with braai facilities.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
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: Nelspruit
Elandshoogte
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Nelspruit
Description: 2 day/21km; day 1, Ezinkungwini Trail, 11 km; day 2, Loopfontein Trail, 10 km; loop trails from same house at base; moderate; 12 persons max; in Forester's house, two rooms with four beds each, one room with four beds.
Comments: Two waterfalls, rock formation, mountain streams, swimming, braai facilities. Indigenous forests and plantation. Dams stocked with bass. Birding. Snow between May and September. No dogs, no fires.
Enquiries: SAPPI Forests
Tel: + 27 (0)13 752 4281
Fax: + 27 (0)13 752 4281
Cell: + 27 (0)82 921 8707
Web: http://www.sappi.com
Closest Town: Nelspruit
Lindenau Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Nelspruit
Location: Situated 30 km before Nelspruit a mere 3 hours drive from PTA/JNB
Description: Lindenau offers 2X Day Trails: (12 and 8km): well planned to accommodate all levels of hiking. The diversity of fauna and flora is typical of the Eastern Transvaal (Mpumalanga) region including a big waterfall, Elands River, "Suger loaf" Mountain with stunning views. Eucalyptus and Pine plantations, indigenous bush, stunning kloofs and gorges. On the shorter trail (2nd day) hikers pass old gold mine sites and Anglo Boer War camp ruins. More than 300 bird species and 27 mammals (from smaller cat families to Cape clawless otters) will be seen. BASE CAMP: is at the "Old Plaas Skooltjie" for 20 hikers. 2 separate rooms- 10 beds each. Braai facilities and ablutions (donkey boiler for hot water) bring own lanterns/ gas lamps etc. Cooking utensils and braai wood provided. Other attractions: Fishing, Mountain biking, Sudwala caves (12km) Mont Rose Waterfall (3km), Sabie (70km), Graskop (100km), and the Kruger National Park (60km).
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
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: Nelspruit
Mingerhout
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Nelspruit [Back to Top]
Description: Two loops from same base; 7 km each; basic huts at base; 12 persons max; Accommodation offered by Matumi off Road Training Centre.
Enquiries: Matumi Off Road Training Centre
Tel: + 27 (0)13 737-8723 or 737-8909
Closest Town: Newcastle
Boesmankrans
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Newcastle
Description: Three one-day routes
Enquiries: G Conradie
Tel: + 27 (0)3431 54-300
Closest Town: Newcastle
Kingfisher Trout
Type: Loop trails - central base
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: Potchefstroom
Tierfontein
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Potchefstroom [Back to Top]
Description: Tierfontein is in the Vredefort Dome, 25 km from Potchefstroom. Four day circular trails to choose from - 11km, 9 km,6 km and 2 km. Trails in the mountains, bush veld, indigenous trees are tagged with National names and numbers, stunning views of meteorite sites, Matabele ruines, mountain streams in rain season, interesting rock formations and geological sites. BO-PLAAS CAMP: 26 hikers. Four huts, kitchen, ablutions, huge dam to swim, boma with braai facilities, lapa. BUNDU CAMP: 26 hikers. Three traditional thatched Tswana huts, kitchen, ablutions, lapa social area, boma with braai facilities
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: +27 (0)12 662 0586/1140
Fax: 086 548 2348
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co.za
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za
Closest Town: Pretoria
Groenkloof
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Pretoria
Description: 15km/ 2 circular day-loops; average; central hut; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Pretoria City Council
Tel: + 27 (0)12 44-7131
Fax: + 27 (0)12 341-3960
Closest Town: Roossenekal
Salpeterkrans
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Roossenekal
Description: TRAIL CLOSED (Two circular day loops from same huts at base; 15km & 10km; average to difficult; 24 persons max)
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Roossenekal
Walhalla - Naboom and Suikerbos
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Roossenekal [Back to Top]
Description: 2 circle routes from base camp, 5 & 8kms, along Klip River and on 4000 ha farm, day one in the valley and day two on the higher parts. 20 people in hut with bunk beds & mattresses. Hot showers & flush toilets. Flat sleeping 6 people, fully equipped, linen included.
Comments: Outside kitchen, fridge, gas burners, pots, pans and braai area with firewood. Take Mapochs Caves Road off R577 to Lydenburg for 20kms
Enquiries: Cathy or Helen Gouws
Tel: + 27 (0)32732 Ask for 1530 or 2012
Game viewing: Small game - baboons, monkeys, duikers, rhebuck, brown hyenas, jackals
Closest Town: Rouxville
Jan Smuts Nature Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Rouxville
Description: 6km, 22km and 31km day routes; circle routes. Start and finish at a restoured 1867 farm house which is fully equipped. Comments: 25km south of Rouxville, rough topography with the Orange river running through the area in a deep canyon, indigenous forest, cliffs covered in aloes, beautiful views
Comments: 25km south of Rouxville, rough topography with the Orange river running through the area in a deep canyon, indigenous forest, cliffs covered in aloes, beautiful views
Enquiries: Johan or Miempie Stroebel
Tel: + 27 (0)51 572 3303 or 2620
Closest Town: Rustenburg
Eagle Cove
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Rustenburg
Location: Kumbagana Game Park
Description: Eagle Cove is a very popular hiking trail situated in the heart of the Magaliesberg mountains. 3 x Well planned AND well maintained -5 km, 6 km and 10 km day trails start and end at the Base camp. 30m descending steps taking hikers down in stunning kloof. Indigenous bushes, sparkling mountain streams. Excellent panoramic views. A lot of game, good number of birds and indigenous trees. Nature lovers paradise!!! Eagle Cove Base camp for 20 people. Black Eagle Camp for 30 hikers. Both camps: Electricity, under cover braai areas, cooking utensils, fridges, stoves and fire wood provided. Neat ablutions.
Comments: Climb with steel ladders into valleys with swimming holes. There is a 3km walk from reception to base camp. Transport at a fee on request.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
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: Rustenburg
Eye View Hiking Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Rustenburg [Back to Top]
Location: only 135 km from Pretoria, outside Rustenburg on the Koster road.
Description: The Hiker's Dapper Stapper Bush camp is situated at the foot of the mountain. This is part of the Eye View hiking Trail. There are 4 X 2-3 bed Wooden cabins and stone build hut accommodating 8-15 people. Bring own sleeping bags, bedding and pillows. A communal bush kitchen with all basic facilities and cooking utensils, cosy braai lapa and boma. Bring own cutlery and crockery. Ablutions block with separate ladies and gents showers, flush toilets and hand basins. Day 1: 12 KM Day 2: 5 KM. 2 x Beautiful, well planned day circular trails with stunning panoramic views- from there the name "Eye View" , kranses, ravines, lush indigenous vegetation, abundant birdlife,(more than 150 species), a lot of game to be seen. On a clear day hikers will be able to see the Olifantsnek dam and Hartebeespoortdam. The attentive hiker may come across the rare blue Japanese Umbrella mushrooms: Coprinus plicatilis.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
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: Rustenburg
Koperfontein
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Rustenburg
Location: 10km south of the Olifantsnek Dam
Description: 10 km/ 2 days; circular; accommodation in bungalow for 14 persons.
Enquiries: Mrs Kleingeld
Tel: + 27 (012 333-3944
Cell: + 27 (0)82 572 4585
Closest Town: Sabie
umSonti
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Sabie
Description: 22km/ 2 circular day loops; shorter options available; difficult; central hut; 12 persons max; min 4 persons
Enquiries: Mondi Forests
Tel: + 27 (0)13 764 1011
Fax: + 27 (0)13 764 2093
Closest Town: Stoffberg
Deo Gloria
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Stoffberg [Back to Top]
Description: 2 circle routes of 11km and 5kms, 4 thatch roof huts, 6 people each, kitchen with pots, pans, fridge, ablution block, 2 braai areas. Huts under Apiesdoring trees
Comments: In the Sekukhuni mountains in a nature reserve, waterfalls with a tyre ladder at one, valleys, indigenous forest.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662-0586
Fax: + 27 (0)12 662 1140
e-mail: anvie@xsinet.co.za
Closest Town: Stoffberg
Du Toits Valley Hiking Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Stoffberg
Description: 2 day/16km; day 1, 12 km; day 2, 4 km; loop trail (back to same base); rondawel at base. Thatched rondawel with two bedrooms, ten persons max.
Comments: Waterfalls and swimming pool in rainy season, 14 species of game, abundance of bird life, indigenous trees, fishing. Bedding, crockery and cutlery, pots and pans provided. No open fires in veld, no dogs.
Tel: +27 (0)13 271 7000
Fax: +27 (0)13 271 7000
Cell: + 27 (0)83 254 1232
Closest Town: Swartruggens
Grey Loerie/Grysloerie
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Swartruggens
Description: 2 day circles in mountain and bushveld, 17kms and 7kms. Accommodation: Base Camp 30 persons in three separate rooms, each with its own hot shower and small coal stove. Lapa and braai-area, pots, pans and lanterns. Swimming pool.
Comments: Hike through savanna, indigenous forests, ravines and mountains. Horse riding and mountain biking also available.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662-0586
Fax: + 27 (0)12 662 1140
e-mail: anvie@xsinet.co.za
Closest Town: Swartruggens
Schoongezicht
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Swartruggens [Back to Top]
Description: Schoongezicht offers three excellent day trails: 14-17km, 10 km and a 4km (birders trail) along the Elands river. Variety of terrain, lush indigenous vegetation, koppies , spruitjies, riverines. BASE CAMP: (20 beds) A beautifully restored farm house (4 bed rooms) with a big stoep all around, and a cosy rondavel (own bath room) for the "snorkers" . Big dining area and kitchen. Extra neat ablution block outside with additional showers and toilets. Boma area with braai facilities and conversation pit. . Excellent bird watching, game viewing, mountain biking, star gazing.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
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: Swartruggens
Visarend/ Fish Eagle
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Swartruggens
Description: 16 km 2 day; day one Waterfall Route 10 km; day 2 Maselkrans Route 6 km; No accommodation, provide own tents.
Comments: This trail is 3km long and should be suitable for most people. It winds through succulent Karoo vegetation and takes you to two lovely dams with bird hides. There have been 175 bird species recorded in the reserve
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662-0586
Fax: + 27 (0)12 662-1140
e-mail: anvie@xsinet.co.za
Closest Town: Thabazimbi
Berg en Stroom
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Thabazimbi
Location: A tranquil Bush Camp and hiking trail situated high on the plateau with stunning views, KRANSBERG Mountains, 27 km from Thabazimbi
Description: BERG & STROOM HIKING TRAILS iscClose to: Marakele National Park and is the home of the largest colonies of Cape Vultures in Africa. The camp looks out on a perennial stream flowing through a sparkling natural rock pool between huge rocks surrounded by beautiful and well kept grass lawns. BASE CAMP: An exclusive camp for small groups 4 - 8. Log cabin on stilts - open plan: sleeps 4 with own en suite bathroom. Stone build, thatched double storey chalet: 2 separate bedrooms up stairs. A communal, fully equipped modern kitchen with all basic appliances, social-dining area with tables and chairs. Bathroom. Patio and braai facilities. Own extra tent or 4 x 4 caravan welcome - maximum group : 12 for the camp. 2 X DAY TRAILS: 2 Separate beautiful, self guided, well planned/ marked trails to accommodate all levels of hikers: Klipspringer (8km) and Likkewaan (6,5 km) trails with lots of indigenous bushes, huge trees, interesting rock formations, natural rock pools to swim in, many species of birds and small game to be seen. (Small booklet available on all interesting ecological and geological sitings, edible veld fruits, etc. on trails) A must for all keen bird watchers and nature lovers!!
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: +27 (0)12 662 1140/ 0586.
Fax: 086 548 2348
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co.za
Web: http://www.anvievantures.co.za
Closest Town: Thabazimbi
Berg-en-Bos
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Thabazimbi [Back to Top]
Description: Various loop trails from same base; from 1 up to 15km; 1-7 hours; easy to average; circular; in a nature reserve; overnight huts and tent; camp site; 5 persons min/20 max
Enquiries: Jan and Marieta Grobler
Tel: + 27 (0)14773 22657
Fax: + 27 (0)14773 22657
Closest Town: Thabazimbi
Kransberg
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Thabazimbi
Description: Various day walks; average; overnight facilities
Enquiries: JS Scheepers
Tel: + 27 (0)16 451-1407
Fax: + 27 (0)16 451-1407
Closest Town: Thabazimbi
Mateke Hiking Trails
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Thabazimbi
Location: Mateke Game Farm on the Schoongelegen Road
Description: Mateke has two day circular trails in the Kransberg mountains. The Njala (13 km) and the Kudu trail (9 km or 17 km). Trails follow the Mamba river with its natural rock pools, go into mountains, stunning views, through dense indigenous forest. TREE CAMP: Two tree houses on the banks of the Mamba river, sleeping 8 and 18, joined with a huge wooden deck. Bunk beds and mattresses. Two open bomas - braai facilities, no electricity. Ablutions: showers, hand basins and flush toilets. "Donkey" boiler provides hot water. Parking on one side of the river and cross over with a suspension bridge of 20 meters. Rock pool for swimming. 4 X 4-BED TREE HOUSES- RIVER CAMP: Next to the Mamba river. Each with own en suite facilities, braai lapas, electricity, fridges. Bring own cooking utensils, cutlery and bedding. Bird watchers paradise and game viewing. Swimming in big rock pools. Also marked Mountain bike trails - bring own bikes. Neville Grading: 3-5
Comments: There are three camps at Mateke each with a variety of well-equipped log cabins.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662 1140/ 0586.
Fax: 086 548 2348
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co,za
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za
Game viewing: kudu, waterbuck, zebra, klipspringer, bushbuck, steenbok, grey reebok, mountain reedbuck
Closest Town: Uitenhage
Cycad Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Uitenhage [Back to Top]
Description: The resort area offers chalets and facilities for camping, caravans, fishing, boating.
Enquiries: Mr Whitehead
Cell: + 27 (0)82 900 1201
Closest Town: Uitenhage
Kwa-Zunga
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Uitenhage
Description: Various options; 1-3 days; loops from same base; 11-12 km each; average; on a farm; overnight hut; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Barnie Wehmeyer
Tel: + 27 (0)41 955-5378
Closest Town: Vaalwater
Madikela Game Resort
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Vaalwater
Description: 5 circular day routes; 3 camps; main camp 5 chalets, 6 people each, Bush Pigs camp 4 houses, 13 people each, Reed Village 4 houses, 9 people each, kiosk at Resort.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662-0586
Fax: + 27 (0)12 662 1140
e-mail: anvie@xsinet.co.za
Closest Town: Vaalwater
Triple-B-Ranch
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Vaalwater [Back to Top]
Description: 38km/2 day; circular or two day loops from same base; average; circular; overnight facilities; 48 persons max in lodge; 12 pesrons max in self-catering cottage
Tel: + 27(0)14 755 4000
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Buffelskloof
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Description: Various loop routes from 4 to 17km; easy to very difficult; circular; in nature reserve; picnic facilities; kiosk; tea garden; houses at base; overnight lodge for 12 persons; no limit for day trails or bikes.
Enquiries: Dome Highland Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 570 6252
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Closest Town: Witbank
Bakoond Krans
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Witbank
Description: 21km/2 day; day 1 - 12km; day 2 - 9km; circular (starts and ends at same point); base camp, overnight hut between rocks, 20 persons max.
Comments: Waterfalls, indigenous forest, ravines, rivers and rock pools.
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662 0586
Fax: + 27 (0)12 662 1140
e-mail: anvie@xsinet.co.za
Closest Town: Witbank
Kingdom Trail
Type: Loop trails - central base
Closest Town: Witbank [Back to Top]
Location: Situated on the pristine Kingdom Game farm 30 km from Witbank.
Description: The Kingdom Trail offfers two excellent day circular trails: Snaaksekransloop 12-14km and Paradors-loop 8 km. Confluence of the Wilge - and Olifants river. River crossings by means of cables. Rock pools and waterfalls. Pristine wilderness. Game viewing. Mountainous trails, in a gorge, kloofs with indigenous forest. The Kingdom base camp on the banks of the Wilge river for 30 hikers. Separate huts. A large thatched lapa with basic kitchen facilities.Stunning views and bird watchers paradise!
Comments: Pristine environment, confluence of Wilge and Olifants Rivers. Two river crossings by means of a cable. Indigenous forest, superb views, game. Overnight hut under construction. No dogs. Malaria free, maximum temperature 35°C in summer.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: +27 (0)12 662 1140/ 0586.
Fax: 086 548 2348
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co.za
Web: http://www.anvieventures.co.za

Quagga's Pad
Type: Loop trails - central base
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
Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2011/02/25 at 12:59:42