Trails: The Panorama, Mpumalanga: South Africa

List of towns where trails are listed

Graskop Hazyview Ohrigstad
Pilgrim's Rest Sabie

 
Closest Town: Graskop
Belvedere
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Graskop
 

Description: 12km/1day; difficult; circular. Accommodation in Belvedere for 30 persons max.
Enquiries: Dept of Agriculture & Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)13 769 6031
Closest Town: Graskop
Blyde River: God's Window to Blydepoort
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Graskop
 

Description: Closed.
Neville Grading: 19.27
Enquiries: Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)13 759 5432
Fax: + 27 (0)13 755 3928
Closest Town: Graskop
Blyde River: Paradise Camp to Bourke's Luck
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Graskop
 

Location: In the Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve
Description: 30.1km/3 day; Day 1, Start at Paradise Camp at God's Window to Watervalspruit Hut; 3 km. Day 2, From Watervalspruit Hut to Clearstream Hut, 13.5km. Day 3, From Clearstream Hut to the Old Mine Hut at Bourke's Luck Potholes, 13.6 km; difficult; one way; overnight huts; 30 persons max; no persons under 16 years. Arrange transport back to start.
Comments: Stunning views, interesting geological formations, waterfalls, potholes. Ends at world's third largest canyon, teh Blyde River Canyon. Attendant at every hut. No dogs allowed, heavy mist occurs, heat. Wildlife and vegetation protected by law. May only stay overnight in huts provided. Fires only to be made at designated places.
Enquiries: Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)13 759-5432
Fax: + 27 (0)13 755-3928
Closest Town: Graskop
Blyde Rivier: God's Window to Swadini
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Graskop
 

Location: In the Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve
Description: Closed.
Neville Grading: 26.95
Enquiries: Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)13 759 5432
Fax: + 27 (0)13 755 3928
e-mail: hector.makome@pboard1.agri.co.za
Closest Town: Graskop
Jock of the Bushveld
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Graskop
 

Description: 7 km. walk. 220 beds.
Comments: The trail revisits places of interest as mentioned in Sir Percy Fitzpatrick's famous book, "Jock of the Bushveld". Occasional mist.
Tel: + 27 (0)13 767 1126
Fax: + 27 (0)13 767 1126
e-mail: graskop@mweb.co.za
Closest Town: Graskop
Lichen Trail: Bourke's Luck Potholes
Trail Type: For disabled persons
Closest Town: Graskop [Back to Top]
 

Description: 180 meter Lichen trail, fully accessible with wide pathways, tapes for blind people & pamphlets for deaf people.
Tel: + 27 (0)13 769-6019
Closest Town: Graskop
Mariepskop Forestry Area
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Graskop
 

Description: 20km; camping at Blyderivier; 2 chalets for 5 persons each
Enquiries: Mariepskop
Tel: + 27 (0)156 32581
Closest Town: Graskop
Protea
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Graskop
 

Description: Closed
Comments: Temporarily Closed
Enquiries: Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)13 768-1216
Fax: + 27 (0)13 769-6005
Closest Town: Graskop
Yellowwood (Eerste Liefde)
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Graskop
 

Description: Closed
Enquiries: Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve
Closest Town: Hazyview
Matumi
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Hazyview
 

Description: Closed for the public
Enquiries: HL&H Mining Timber
Tel: + 27 (0)13 737-7235
Fax: + 27 (0)13 737-7238
Closest Town: Hazyview
Shinga Bushcamp
Trail Type: Game walks
Closest Town: Hazyview
 

Description: Closed
Closest Town: Ohrigstad
Dinkwanyane
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Ohrigstad [Back to Top]
 

Description: 23km/3day; circular; difficult; own tent; 12 persons max
Enquiries: Dept. of Environmental Affairs & Tourism
Tel: + 27 (0)152 295 3025
Fax: + 27 (0)152 291 2654
Closest Town: Ohrigstad
Mamotale
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Ohrigstad
 

Description: 19.3km/2 day; moderate; circular; in Game Ranch; farm house at base; overnight huts; 20 persons max;
Neville Grading: 7.52
Enquiries: JE le Roux
Tel: + 27 (0)135 656 1156
Fax: + 27 (0)135 901 431
Closest Town: Ohrigstad
Vlakvark: Bergsig
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Ohrigstad
 

Description: 22km/2 day; moderate; circular; on a farm; hut at base; overnight hut; 24 persons max; R40 per person per weekend
Neville Grading: 7.73
Enquiries: GD Stemmet
Tel: + 27 (0)1323 8-0413
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Horse Trails at Pilgrim's Rest
Trail Type: For disabled persons
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: Horse trails for disabled people; please make prior arrangements
Tel: + 27 (0)13 768-1261
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Morgenzon
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: 12km/ 14.5/ 10,5 km (37km); 2/3/5 days; circular; huts with bunks;
Neville Grading: 16.72
Enquiries: SAFCOL
Tel: + 27 (0)1 481-3615
Fax: + 27 (0)1 481-3622
e-mail: ecotour@safcol.co.za
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Mount Sheba: Golagola
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: 5km; easy; day walks; hotel accommodation
Enquiries: Mount Sheba Hotel
Tel: + 27 (0)11 788-1258
Fax: + 27 (0)11 788-7039
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Mount Sheba: Hackets-Kitchen
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest [Back to Top]
 

Description: 6km; average; day walk; circular; hotel accommodation
Enquiries: Mount Sheba Hotel
Tel: + 27 (0)1315 788-1258
Fax: + 27 (0)1315 788-7039
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Mount Sheba: Lost City
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: 6km, average, circular day walk, hotel accommodation
Enquiries: Mount Sheba Hotel
Tel: + 27 (0)1315 788-1258
Fax: + 27 (0)1315 788-7039
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Mount Sheba: Marco's-Mantle
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: 5km; easy; circular; day walks; hotel accommodation
Enquiries: Mount Sheba Hotel
Tel: + 27 (0)1315 788-1258
Fax: + 27 (0)1315 788-7039
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Mount Sheba: Network
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: Various day walks; easy to very difficult; circular; hotel accommodation
Enquiries: Mount Sheba Hotel
Tel: + 27 (0)1315 788-1258
Fax: + 27 (0)1315 788-7039
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Mount Sheba: Old Digging
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: 5km; circular; moderate; hotel accommodation
Enquiries: Mount Sheba Hotel
Tel: + 27 (0)1315 788-1258
Fax: + 27 (0)1315 788-7039
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Mount Sheba: Samango
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: 4km; circular; difficult; hotel accommodation
Enquiries: Mount Sheba Hotel
Tel: + 27 (0)1315 788-1258
Fax: + 27 (0)1315 788-7039
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Mount Sheba: Sheba
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest [Back to Top]
 

Description: 5km; circular; moderate; hotel accommodation
Enquiries: Mount Sheba Hotel
Tel: + 27 (0)1315 788-1258
Fax: + 27 (0)1315 788-7039
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Mount Sheba: Trout Pools and Aloe Pools
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: 5km; circular; difficult; hotel accommodation
Enquiries: Mount Sheba Hotel
Tel: + 27 (0)1315 788-1258
Fax: + 27 (0)1315 788-7039
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Peach Tree Circular
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: 20.9km/2 day; moderate; circular; hut at base & overnight huts; 16 persons max; Must arrive before 18:00 at base.
Neville Grading: 8.03
Comments: Start at either the Morgenzon hut or the Pilgrim's Rest Hut and sleep at the other hut and walk back to your base hut on a different route.
Enquiries: SAFCOL
Tel: + 27 (0)12 481-3615
Fax: + 27 (0)12 481-3622
e-mail: ecotour@safcol.co.za
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
Prospector's
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Pilgrim's Rest
 

Description: The quaint old gold mining town of Pilgrim's Rest is the starting point for the 5-day Prospector's Hiking Trail. If you don't have the time to do the whole trail there are several shorter options. The history of gold mining operations in the Pilgrim's Rest area goes back more than 160 years to the 1840's. The gold rush began in 1873 when the Lydenburg magistrate advised the Transvaal Volksraad that gold had been discovered in the streams. Hundreds of diggers from as far a field as Australia, America, England and France flocked to the gold-fields to make their fortune. The trail passes many relics from these early days of mining as one climbs away from the start of the trail.The Prospector's trail is a unique trail that brings together the historical interests and natural environment of the area, beautifully. The full trail is, however, not easy and should be attempted only by fit hikers. The shorter options should be considered as an alternative by those that are less
Enquiries: SAFCOL
Tel: + 27 (0)13 754 2724
Fax: + 27 (0)13 754 2790
e-mail: ecotour@klf.co.za
Web: http://www.footprint.co.za
Closest Town: Sabie
Christmas Pools
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Sabie
 

Description: 14km/1 day; avearge; other routes available; return; hut at start; 14 persons max.
Enquiries: Mondi Forests
Tel: + 27 (0)13 764 1011
Fax: + 27 (0)13 764 2093
Closest Town: Sabie
Fanie Botha - Bonnet/ MacMac Pools Two Day Trail
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Sabie
 

Description: Graskop Hut to President Burger Hut to Graskop Hut. 39km/2day; day 1, 23km (via the Mac Mac Pools and Falls); day 2, 16 km; difficult; circular; overnight hut (President Burger); 30 persons max. Start is at the Graskop Hut, please make your own arrangements to park at the Graskop Police Station.
Comments: No dogs, malaria free, carrying of water a necessity, cell-phone reception.
Enquiries: SAFCOL Sabie
Tel: + 27 (0)12 481 3615
Fax: + 27 (0)12 481 3622
e-mail: ecotour@safcol.co.za
Closest Town: Sabie
Fanie Botha - Five Night Trail
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Sabie [Back to Top]
 

Description: 79km/5day; day 1, Ceylon to Maritzbos, 8.7 km; day 2, Maritzbos to Stables, 12 km; day 3, Stables to Mac Mac, 16.4 km; day 4, Mac Mac to Graskop, 22.3 or 13 km. (choose between the long route on the escarpment via the Mac Mac Pools or the shorter route via the Bonnett); day 5, Graskop to President Burger, 13 km; difficult; one way; overnight huts; 30 persons max. The six overnight huts are: Ceylon, Maritzbos, Stables, Mac Mac, President Burger and Graskop. No hot water. Mac Mac has no shower. Only Ceylon has electricity. Starting at Ceylon, you park at Ceylon Forest Station at the electrified fence workshop and hike about 500m to the Ceylon Hut. Shorter options are available with starting points at Ceylon Forest Station (Ceylon Hut), Mac Mac Forest Station (President Burger Hut), and Graskop. The Fanie Botha Hiking trail is still regarded as one of the best trails in the country. The scenery is breathtaking. There are, however, some fairly strenuous sections to be negotiated and in summer heat can be a problem. Komatiland Forestry have upgraded this trail and it is well worth a visi
Comments: Mountain streams and waterfalls, rock-climbing, indigenous forest. No dogs, malaria free, carrying of water a necessity, cell-phone reception.
Enquiries: Komatiland
Tel: + 27 (0)13 754 2724
Fax: + 27 (0)13 754 2790
e-mail: ecotour@klf.co.za
Web: http://www.footprint.co.za/faniebotha.htm
Closest Town: Sabie
Fanie Botha - Maritzbos Two Day Trail
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Sabie
 

Description: Ceylon to Maritzbos to Ceylon: 18km/2day; day 1, 8.7km; day 2,9 km; difficult; circular; over-night huts; 30 persons max. Starting at Ceylon, park at Ceylon Forest Station at the electrified fence workshop and walk about 500m to the Ceylon Hut. From Maritzbos it is possible to take a 9km path that will take you back to Ceylon Hut. This is ideal for hikers looking for a relatively easy weekend hike. The second day of the 5 day trail is 12km long and starts of with quite a steep climb through indigenous forest, crossing streams, passing small waterfalls and climbing up rocky cliffs until Hartebeestvlakte is reached. The trail then follows a mountain stream with pools and waterfalls before descending through Pine plantation to Stables Hut. Stables hut offers the same facilities as found at Maritzbos Hut.
Neville Grading: 5.96
Comments: No dogs, malaria free, carrying of water a necessity, cell-phone reception.
Enquiries: Komatiland
Tel: + 27 (0)13 754 2724
Fax: + 27 (0)13 754 2790
e-mail: ecotour@klf.co.za
Web: http://www.footprint.co.za/faniebotha.htm
Closest Town: Sabie
Hlalanathi
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Sabie
 

Description: Various day routes from self contained forest lodge.
Enquiries: SAFCOL
Tel: + 27 (0)12 481 3615
Fax: + 27 (0)12 481 3622
e-mail: ecotour@safcol.co.za
Closest Town: Sabie
Hlalanathi
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Sabie
 

Description: Various day routes from self-contained forest lodge; 4-6 persons per unit
Enquiries: SAFCOL
Tel: + 27 (0)12 481-3615
Fax: + 27 (0)12 481-3622
e-mail: ecotour@safcol.co.za
Closest Town: Sabie
Loerie
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Sabie
 

Description: 1 day/14 km. Day walk. Permits at Merry Pebbles Holiday Resort. Accommodation at Merry Pebbles Camping and Caravan Park.
Comments: Trail leads you past various waterfalls and indigenous forest
Enquiries: SAFCOL
e-mail: ecotour@safcol.co.za
Closest Town: Sabie
Manyeleti Game Reserve
Trail Type: Game walks
Closest Town: Sabie
 

Description: (Temporarily closed) 5 day or weekend; in wilderness area; guided; offered by the Wilderness Leadership School; all equipment provided; 6-8 persons; no person under 16;
Enquiries: Wilderness Leadership School
Tel: + 27 (0)11 795-2421
Fax: + 27 (0)11 795-4150
Web: http://www.wls.org.za
Closest Town: Sabie
Pine Lodge
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Sabie [Back to Top]
 

Description: 14km/1 day; various easy day walks; A-frame hut;
Enquiries: Mondi Forests
Tel: + 27 (0)13 764-1011
Fax: + 27 (0)13 764-2093
Closest Town: Sabie
Pine Lodge
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Sabie
 

Description: Various cycling routes along forest bridle paths; A-frame hut;
Enquiries: Mondi Forests
Tel: + 27 (0)13 764-1011
Fax: + 27 (0)13 764-2093
Closest Town: Sabie
Sabie Horse Trails
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Sabie
 

Description: 30km/2 day; guided horse trails; network; camp site; 8 persons max;
Enquiries: Sabie Horse Trails
Tel: + 27 (0)13 764 1011
Fax: + 27 (0)13 764 2093
Closest Town: Sabie
umSonti
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
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
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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2013/02/05 at 15:58:32