Trails: West Coast Region, Western Cape, South Africa

List of towns where trails are listed

Aurora Cederberg Citrusdal
Clanwilliam Elands Bay Hopefield
Koeberg Lambert's Bay Langebaan
Malmesbury Morreesburg Paternoster
Piketberg Porterville Redelinghuys
Saldanha Saldanha Bay Vredenburg
Vredendal Yzerfontein

 
Closest Town: Aurora
Mountain Mist
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Aurora
 

Description: Easy to moderate. 20-30km. No permit except to enter farm. 5 equipped cottages, sleeps 6
Comments: Perfect base to experience the Swartland. Craggy mountains. St Helena Bay in the distance
Enquiries: Mist Farm
Tel: + 27 (0)2625 750
Fax: + 27 (0)2625 750
Closest Town: Cederberg
Nuwerus Day Trails
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
Closest Town: Cederberg
 

Location: Situated in the BreŰkrans 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 BreŰkrans 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: Cederberg
Nuwerus: Klipgat
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Cederberg
 

Location: Situated in the BreŰkrans 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: Klipgat: Overnight guided hiking is available for minimum 6 persons max 10 persons. The route is characterised by rocky terrain and should be tackled with suitable hiking shoes, it ideal for summer, with river swims, fishing and an overnight in a rock overhang.
Comments: Accommodation at the start and end of the trail 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: Citrusdal
Citrusdal
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Citrusdal
 

Description: 11 scenic routes, circular. Permits needed. Accommodation at various venues. July to October best time to hike
Comments: Many interesting routes. Picnic spots. Some terrain bone-shaking. Tranquil atmosphere and vista over valleys.
Enquiries: Sandveldhuisie
Tel: + 27 (0)22 9213210
Closest Town: Citrusdal
Hippo Pool
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Citrusdal
 

Description: 1km/30 minutes; easy; linear; other options available; on a farm; chalets at base;
Enquiries: H Nieuwoudt
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2825
Fax: + 27 (0)27 482-2825
Closest Town: Citrusdal
Maltese-Cross
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Citrusdal [Back to Top]
 

Description: 2km/3-4 hours; average; linear; other options available from base; in a nature reserve; chalets at base; 2-12 persons;
Enquiries: H Nieuwoudt
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2825
Fax: + 27 (0)27 482-2825
Closest Town: Citrusdal
Maltese-Cross
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Citrusdal
 

Description: 16km cycling route; difficult; various options; 12 person max; overnight facilities and camp site;
Enquiries: H Nieuwoudt
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2825
Fax: + 27 (0)27 482-2825
Closest Town: Citrusdal
Mountain Mist
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Citrusdal
 

Description: Various options; moderate; cottages;
Enquiries: Mountain Mist Farm
Tel: + 27 (0)2625 750
Fax: + 27 (0)2625 750
Closest Town: Citrusdal
Mountain Mist
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Citrusdal
 

Description: Various cycling options; moderate; cottages;
Enquiries: Mountain Mist Farm
Tel: + 27 (0)2625 750
Fax: + 27 (0)2625 750
Closest Town: Citrusdal
Wolfkop Nature Reserve
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Citrusdal
 

Location: 5 km from Citrusdal village on the Cape West Coast Road
Description: 8km - In Wolfkop Nature Reserve and 10km town and back.
Comments: Ground and surface terrain vary greatly for mountain biking. There is everything from sand and loose gravel, to hard packed concrete, to rocky climbs, to mountainous single track. The cool moist winter months mean that many of the sandy tracks become rideable for 3-4 months of the year, allowing for the single track routes. The route include natural Fynbos, sandstone rock formations, Rooibos tea plantations and orange orchids. Accommodation available.
Enquiries: Reservations
Fax: 086 617 5868
Cell: +27 (0)83 775 0144
e-mail: info@wolfkopnaturereserve.co.za
Web: http://www.wolfkopnaturereserve.co.za
Closest Town: Citrusdal
Wolfkop Nature Reserve
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Citrusdal
 

Location: 5 km from Citrusdal village on the Cape West Coast Road
Description: Olifants River, paddle, canoe and life jackets provided.
Comments: Nestled amongst trees on the banks of the Olifants River, the campsite is a favorite for those wanting a total getaway from city life. You are accommodated in cozy freeform dome village with best quality canvas tents and comfortable single pocket air mattresses, porta potty flush toilet, funky rocket showers and hammocks. Your private freeform village is fully equipped with kitchen and 100% cotton bedding is provided.
Enquiries: Reservations
Fax: 086 617 5868
Cell: +27 (0)83 775 0144
e-mail: info@wolfkopnaturereserve.co.za
Web: http://www.wolfkopnaturereserve.co.za
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Blokhuis
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Clanwilliam [Back to Top]
 

Description: 1 day; various options; average; guide available; overnight facilities; 12 persons max
Enquiries: Pierre Louw
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2361
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Cederberg Wilderness Area
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
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: Clanwilliam
Cederberg Wilderness Area
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
 

Description: 254km network of trails; camp site; own tent; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Cederberg Wilderness Area
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2812
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Doring Rivier
Trail Type: Canoe trail
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
 

Description: 2 days; camp sites; guided; all equipment and food provided; 40 persons maximum; June to September; wetsuit required; grade 3 rapids;
Enquiries: River Rafters
Tel: + 27 (0)21 72-5094
Fax: + 27 (0)21 72-5241
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Lorraine
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
 

Description: 14km/7 hours; circular; farmhouse
Enquiries: Landtrek
Tel: + 27 (0)21 689-8400
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Rooiberg & Waterval
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
 

Description: 10km/5 hours; average; guide available; circular; accommodation available; 15 person max;
Enquiries: Nuwerust
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2813
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Sevilla
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Clanwilliam [Back to Top]
 

Description: 9km/5 hours; easy to average; circular; overnight facilities; cottages; 20 persons max;
Enquiries: Mr vd Merwe
Tel: + 27 (0)21 689-8400
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Toring Trail
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
 

Description: 1 day/various options; average; guide available; overnight facilities; 12 persons max
Enquiries: Pierre Louw
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2361
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Vallei Kromrivier
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
 

Description: 2 day/various options; easy; overnight facilities; camp site; catered on request; 12 persons max
Enquiries: Cedarberg Tourist Park
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2807
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Vallei Kromrivier
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
 

Description: Various cycling options; overnight facilities; camp site; catered on request; 12 persons max
Enquiries: Cedarberg Tourist Park
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2807
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Vallei Kromrivier
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
 

Description: 2 day/various options on horseback; overnight facilities; camp site; catered on request; 12 persons max
Enquiries: Cedarberg Tourist Park
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2807
Closest Town: Elands Bay
K'Taaibos Horse
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Elands Bay
 

Description: 3 day horse trails; guided; food and equipment provided; maximum 7 persons
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Hopefield
Kersboschdam
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
Closest Town: Hopefield [Back to Top]
 

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
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
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: Hopefield
Windstone
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Hopefield
 

Description: Various routes on horseback; riding lessons; holidays on horseback
Tel: + 27 (0)2286 6-1645
Fax: + 27 (0)2286 6-1645
Closest Town: Koeberg
Dikkop and Gryskop
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Koeberg
 

Description: 2-13 km; various options; loops from same starting point; no facilities
Tel: + 27 (0)21 550-4911
Closest Town: Lambert's Bay
West Coast
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Lambert's Bay
 

Description: 2 to 4 day horse trail; guided; equipment and meals provided; maximum 10 persons; 2 days
Enquiries: Indicator Lodge
Tel: + 27 (0)21 73-4396
Fax: + 27 (0)21 73-1417
Closest Town: Langebaan
Geelbek
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Langebaan
 

Description: 4 trails from 7-16 km; 2-6 hours; average; circular; in a National Park; 30 persons max; gate entrance fee charged.
Enquiries: West Coast National Park
Tel: + 27 (0)22 772 2144/5
Fax: + 27 (0)22 772 2607
e-mail: xolam@sanparks.org
Closest Town: Langebaan
Langebaan
Trail Type: Canoe trail
Closest Town: Langebaan [Back to Top]
 

Description: 2 hours; guide and 5 double canoes provided; accommodation at Langebaan; August and September only
Enquiries: West Coast National Park
Tel: + 27 (0)2287 2-2144
Fax: + 27 (0)2287 2-2607
Closest Town: Langebaan
Oliphantskop Farm Inn
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Langebaan
 

Description: Special trails on horse back along the beach; riding lessons; guided and overnight trails available
Tel: + 27 (0)2287 2-2326
Fax: + 27 (0)2287 2-2326
Closest Town: Langebaan
Postberg Wild Flower Trail
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Langebaan
 

Description: 24km/2 days; difficult; circular; in a National Park; own tents; 12 persons max; bookings open 1 April each year
Enquiries: West Coast National Park
Tel: + 27 (0)2287 2-2144
Fax: + 27 (0)2287 2-2607
Closest Town: Langebaan
Strandveld Educational Trail
Trail Type: Day loops; central hut
Closest Town: Langebaan
 

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: Malmesbury
Kasteelberg
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Malmesbury
 

Description: 7km/4 hours; average; circular; cottages; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Spes Bona Farm
Tel: + 27 (0)224 22-050
Closest Town: Morreesburg
Koringberg Dayride
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Morreesburg
 

Location: Koringberg
Description: Starts and finishes from the town. The core of the route is approximately 35 km long. It includes fast jeep track, hard granny-ring climbs, panoramic views, steep rough downhills, sharp hairpin single tracks, country roads and rolling farm hills This ride can vary from 35-60km and requires good mountain biking skills and a moderate to high level of fitness
Enquiries: Alan Cotton
Cell: + 27 (0)82 921 2301
Web: http://www.live2ride.co.za
Closest Town: Paternoster
West Coast Guided Kyak Trails
Trail Type: Canoe trail
Closest Town: Paternoster [Back to Top]
 

Description: Guided Kyak trails along the West Coast
Enquiries: Hannes Kleynhans
Cell: + 27 (0)82 926 2267
e-mail: info@kayaktrails
Closest Town: Piketberg
Kasteelberg
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Piketberg
 

Description: 18km/1 day; easy; circular; overnight facilities;
Enquiries: Cape Nature Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)224 22-050
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Porterville
Beaverlac
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Porterville
 

Description: Olifants Rd: 9km - short but difficult. Dasklip Pass 20km - difficult. Map available. Self catering units available.
Comments: Pristine wilderness area. Beautifull views over valleys. Unsurpassed tranquil spots.
Tel: + 27 (0)22 931 2945
Fax: + 27 (0)22 931 2945
Closest Town: Porterville
Hex River Mountains
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Porterville
 

Description: Various options available in conservation area; shelters for members of SA Mountain Club only.
Enquiries: Cape Nature Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)22 931 2100
Fax: + 27 (0)22 931 2913
Web: CapeNature
Closest Town: Redelinghuys
Kruisfontein
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Redelinghuys
 

Description: 14km/6 hours; return; camping; hostel
Enquiries: Cape Nature Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)21 430-8100
Fax: + 27 (0)21 591-8058
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Redelinghuys
Spoonbill
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Redelinghuys
 

Description: 18km/1 day; easy; circular; overnight facilities; 20 persons max;
Enquiries: Cape Nature Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)263 602 / 604
Fax: + 27 (0)263 602 / 604
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Redelinghuys
Wheelcliff
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Redelinghuys [Back to Top]
 

Description: 18km/1 day; difficult; circular; camp site; 30 persons max;
Enquiries: Verlorenvlei Hiking Committee
Tel: + 27 (0)263 602 / 604
Fax: + 27 (0)263 602 / 604
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Closest Town: Saldanha
Oranjevlei
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Saldanha
 

Description: 12 km; circular; easy; on a farm
Tel: + 27 (0)2281 42261
Closest Town: Saldanha
SAS Saldanha
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Saldanha
 

Description: 4, 10, 11 or 15km routes; easy; in provincial nature reserve; circular; no overnight facilities; entrance free
Enquiries: SAS Saldanha
Tel: + 27 (0)2281 42211 x 2008
Fax: + 27 (0)2281 41962
Closest Town: Saldanha Bay
Langebaan/Saldanha Bay trails
Trail Type: Mountain bike
Closest Town: Saldanha Bay
 

Description: Variety of trails in the Langebaan Saldanha bay area. Mountain bike guided tours Eco Ride, Fossil Ride, Night ride and Beach ride, distances 10-25km. All rides require low to moderate fitness, and basic cycling or mountain biking skills. aried terrain, great views of Langebaan Lagoon, Saldanha Bay, game viewing, many accommodation options in Langebaan
Tel: +27 (0)22 772 1793
Fax: +27 (0)22 772 1793
Cell: + 27 (0)82 921 2301
e-mail: alan@live2ride.co.za
Web: http://www.live2ride.co.za
Closest Town: Vredenburg
Stompneusbaai to Paternoster
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Vredenburg
 

Description: 30 km; one way; along the beach; can combine with the Tietiesbaai to Swartriet trail; no trail facilities; accommodation available along the route; permit required
Enquiries: West Coast Transitional Council
Fax: + 27 (0)2281 51-518
Closest Town: Vredenburg
Tietiesbaai to Swartriet
Trail Type: Hiking trail
Closest Town: Vredenburg
 

Description: 17 km; one way; easy; along the beach; can combine with Stompneusbaai / Paternoster trail; no trail facilities; accommodation available along the route; permit required
Enquiries: West Coast Transitional Council
Fax: + 27 (0)2281 51-518
Closest Town: Vredendal
Bergkraal
Trail Type: 4 x 4
Closest Town: Vredendal [Back to Top]
 

Location: Tussen Vredendal en Klawer
Description: Vir 'n dag vol avontuur, geselligheid en gesonde pret is 4x4 net die ding. Of jy nou gemaklik binne die kajuit van 'n netjiese, luukse vierwiel aangedrewe voertuig sit of agterop die laaibak moet vasklou vir jou lewe terwyl gesoute bestuurders verskeie hindernisse aanpak, bly dit 'n lekker ondervinding. By Bergkraal 4x4 roete word voertuie en bestuurders tot die uiterste teen styl hellings (op en af), oor en deur dongas, groot klippe en los sand beproef. Die eienaar van Bergkraal 4x4, mnr. Frikkie van Zyl, is gedurig besig met die onderhoud en verbetering van die verskeie hindernisse oor die roete. Die roete strek oor 54km en neem ongeveer 8 ure om te voltooi. 'n Vleisbraai word halfpad onder 'n bergoorhang (met boesmantekeninge en foofy slide van 300m) aangebied. Alhoewel die Bergkraal roete nog nie geakkrediteer is nie, word die algemene reels van 4x4 streng toegepas. Frikkie plaas groot klem op die veiligheid van alle deelnemers en is orals by om te verseker dat sake glad verloop.
Enquiries: Sonja Bruton
Cell: +27 (0)83 630 6370
e-mail: info@bergkraal4x4.co.za
Web: http://www.bergkraal4x4.co.za
Closest Town: Yzerfontein
Blombos
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Yzerfontein
 

Description: 3km and 8 km/3 hours; easy; loop trails from bungalows at base; 12 persons max;
Enquiries: Blombos Bungalows
Tel: + 27 (0)21 242-755
Closest Town: Yzerfontein
Yzerfontein
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Yzerfontein
 

Description: One hour/ one day and weekend routes on horseback; only during weekends/ school holidays/ public holidys
Tel: + 27 (0)2245 586
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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2012/09/22 at 10:37:23