Trails: Southern Region, North West Province, South Africa

List of towns where trails are listed

Fochville Hartbeesfontein Potchefstroom
Venterskroon

 
Closest Town: Fochville
Kiepersol
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
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: Hartbeesfontein
Barolong
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Hartbeesfontein
 

Location: Approx. 20 km from Klerksdorp on the Ottosdal road.
Description: 7km day hike; no accommodation.
Comments: Archaeological site, birds. Beware of snakes.
Enquiries: Paul Slabbert
Cell: + 27 (0)82 740 8046
Closest Town: Potchefstroom
Bult
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Potchefstroom
 

Description: Cultural historical walk in the city of Potchefstroom.
Enquiries: Local Economical Development
Tel: + 27 (0)18 299-5131
Fax: + 27 (0)18 299-5133
e-mail: potchmun@hotmail.com
Closest Town: Potchefstroom
Pioniers
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Potchefstroom
 

Description: Cultural historical walk in the city of Potchefstroom. Including places of historical interest.
Enquiries: Local Economical Development
Tel: + 27 (0)18 299-5131
Fax: + 27 (0)18 299-5133
e-mail: potchmun@hotmail.com
Closest Town: Potchefstroom
Thornview Horse Trails
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Potchefstroom
 

Location: Farm Witkoppies Thornview Ranch, Boskop
Description: Thornview Ranch; operating in the malaria-free Northwest Province; offers a number of diverse horse riding and related activities which cater for all guests with at least a basic level of riding ability. All horse trails are led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide.Should you wish to bring your own horse along for a change of scenery and some exhilarating riding, you (and your horse of course!) are more than welcome. There are secure paddocks with good grazing and grooms at no extra charge. Please note that riders should have a basic level of riding ability and that all guests are required to sign an indemnity prior to participating in any activity.
Enquiries: Johan Steyn
Cell: +27 (0)72 594 4626
e-mail: info@thornviewranch.co.za
Web: http://www.thornviewranch.co.za
Closest Town: Potchefstroom
Tierfontein
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
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: Venterskroon
Boot & Paddle: Vredefort Dome
Trail Type: Combination
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: Hike from Tierfontein base camp 9 km trail to Venterskroon. Day 2: 10 km canoeing trip on the Vaal river. Light Lunch included. Groups are transported back to base camp. Interesting rock formations, Archaeological artifacts. Panoramic views over the Vaal river and Dome - Meteorite sites. Large variety of indigenous trees, veld flowers.
Comments: Largest meteorite impact crater in the world; rock climbing, swimming, mountain bikes, bird watching and tree spotting. Abseiling facilities and canoe trail (Drift to Drift) available on the Vaal River. Other options Rooihaas, Summit (Kruin) Trail and Old Mine (Ou Myn) Trail.
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: Venterskroon
Buffelskloof
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
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: Venterskroon
Buffelskloof
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Description: Various loop routes from 4 to 17km; easy to difficult; in nature reserve; picnic facilities; kiosk; tea garden; accommodation in lodge for 10 persons; no limit for day hikers.
Enquiries: Dome Highland Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 570 6252/ 60
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Buffelskloof
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Description: Various loop routes from 4 to 17km; easy to difficult; in nature reserve; picnic facilities; kiosk; tea garden; accommodation in lodge for 10 persons; no limit for day bikers.
Enquiries: Dome Highland Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 570 6252/ 60
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Buffelskloof
Trail Type: Rock climbing
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Description: In nature reserve; picnic facilities; kiosk; tea garden; accommodation in lodge for 10 persons.
Enquiries: Dome Highland Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 570 6252/ 60
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Dome Day Trails
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Venterskroon [Back to Top]
 

Description: 3 cycling routes available; varying from average to very difficult; guide available; accommodation available; catering on request; 15 persons max.
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
Web: http://dometrails.hypermart.net
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Dome: Askop
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: 65km/1 or 2 day; very difficult; guide available (R20 per person per day/ min R80); accommodation at base and on route; catering on request; 18 persons max;
Enquiries: Dome Highland Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 570 6252/ 60
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Web: http://dometrails.hypermart.net
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Dome: Iron Man Trail
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: 65km/1 or 2 day cycling trail; very difficult; guide available; accommodation at base and on route; catering on request; 18 persons max.
Comments: Largest meteorite impact crater in the world; rock climbing, swimming, mountain bikes, bird watching and tree spotting. Abseiling facilities and canoe trail (Drift to Drift) available on the Vaal River. Other options Rooihaas, Summit (Kruin) Trail and Old Mine (Ou Myn) Trail.
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
Web: http://dometrails.hypermart.net
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Drift to Drift: Vredefort Dome
Trail Type: Canoe trail
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: 30km/2 day; moderate; guided; one way; on the Vaal River; 8 persons min/16 persons max. Accommodation: Base Camp, overnight at Yellowfish Lodge bush camp, Owl's Cottage or Elgro Chalets. Transport is provided back to Base Camp.
Comments: Largest meteorite impact crater in the world; rock climbing, swimming, mountain bikes, bird watching and tree spotting. Abseiling facilities and canoe trail (Boot & PaddleDrift) available on the Vaal River. Other options Rooihaas, Summit (Kruin) Trail and Old Mine (Ou Myn) Trail. Must be able to swim
Enquiries: Dome Highland Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 856 9736
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Web: http://dometrails.hypermart.net
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Noko Trail
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Location: In Vredefort Dome area
Description: For All hikers, nature lovers and keen bird watchers!! Come and enjoy an interesting hiking trail / and combine with - canoeing- weekend in the Vredefort Dome Area (Potchefstroom) 1 hour from JHB and PTA!! hree day back pack /circular trail. Day 1 = 7,5km Venterskroon to Thabela Thabeng(Private camp in Mountain Park) Day 2 = 12km Thabela Thabeng to Tierfontein Eco Farm. Day 3 = 9km Tierfontein back to base camp - Venterskroon ** Serious/ fit hikers can combine Day 1 + 2 for a good 2 Day Trail.
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: Venterskroon
Old Mine Route (Ou Myn): Vredefort Dome
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: 2 day; first day average; second day easy; circular; in nature reserve; houses at base; overnight huts; 24 persons max. Accommodation: Base Camp and Oudewerf hut each sleeping 20 persons; huts on trail.
Comments: Largest meteorite impact crater in the world; rock climbing, swimming, mountain bikes, bird watching and tree spotting. Abseiling facilities and canoe trail (Boot & Paddle and Drift to Drift) available on the Vaal River. Other options Rooihaas, Summit (Kruin) Trail.
Enquiries: Dome Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 856 9736
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Web: http://dometrails.hypermart.net
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Rooihaas: Vredefort Dome
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Venterskroon [Back to Top]
 

Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: Two day back pack/circular trail: Day 1 = 12 km from Venterskroon Base camp to Tierfontein Eco Farm. Day 2 = 9 km back to base camp - Venterskroon Base (Shool Master's House). Minimum bookings: 2 x nights and groups from 4 -24 hikers.
Neville Grading: 7.77
Comments: Largest meteorite impact crater in the world; rock climbing, swimming, mountain bikes, bird watching and tree spotting. Abseiling facilities and canoe trail (Boot & Paddle and Drift to Drift) available on the Vaal River. Other options Summit (Kruin) Trail and Old Mine (Ou Myn) Trail.
Tel: +27 (0)12 662 1140/ 0586
Fax: 086 548 2348
e-mail: anvie@iburst.co.za
Web: http://anvieventures.co.za
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Summit 2: Vredefort Dome
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: 23km/2 day; difficult; one way; hut; 28 persons max. Accommodation: Base Camp - Boplaas hut, Bundu hut and Oudewerf hut each sleeping 20 persons; huts on trail.
Comments: Largest meteorite impact crater in the world; rock climbing, swimming, mountain bikes, bird watching and tree spotting. Abseiling facilities and canoe trail (Boot & Paddle and Drift to Drift) available on the Vaal River. Other options Rooihaas, Summit (Kruin) Trail and Old Mine (Ou Myn) Trail.
Enquiries: Dome Highland Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 856 9736
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Web: http://dometrails.hypermart.net
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Summit (Kruin): Vredefort Dome
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: 23km/2 day; average to difficult; circular; in nature reserve and farms; houses at base; overnight huts; camp site; 2 persons min/50 persons max. Accommodation: base camp - Boplaas hut, Bundu hut and Oudewerf hut each sleeping 20 persons; huts on trail.
Comments: Largest meteorite impact crater in the world; rock climbing, swimming, mountain bikes, bird watching and tree spotting. Abseiling facilities and canoe trail (Boot & Paddle and Drift to Drift) available on the Vaal River. Other options Rooihaas, Summit 2 (Kruin) Trail and Old Mine (Ou Myn) Trail.
Enquiries: Dome Highland Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 856 9736
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Web: http://dometrails.hypermart.net
Closest Town: Venterskroon
The Dome
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Venterskroon
 

Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: Various routes; 1-2 day; length & degree of difficulty depends on route followed; guide available; on farms and in nature reserve; huts on trail; houses in town; 2 persons min/50 persons max. Accommodation: Base Camp - Boplaas hut, Bundu hut and Oudewerf hut.
Comments: Largest meteorite impact crater in the world; rock climbing, swimming, mountain bikes, bird watching and tree spotting. Abseiling facilities and canoe trail (Boot & Paddle and Drift to Drift) available on the Vaal River. Other options Rooihaas, Summit (Kruin) Trail and Old Mine (Ou Myn) Trail.
Enquiries: Dome Highland Trails / Koepelroetes
Tel: + 27 (0)18 294-8572
Fax: + 27 (0)18 297-7976
Cell: + 27 (0)82 856 9736
e-mail: domeavnt@iafrica.com
Web: http://dometrails.hypermart.net
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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2012/09/22 at 10:37:23