Trails: Frontier Country, Eastern cape

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Adelaide Fort Beaufort

Closest Town: Adelaide
Molweni Pivate Game Reserve
Trail Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Adelaide

Location: Near Adelaide off the R344
Description: Molweni Pivate Game Resere offers 4 night 3 day Nguni Cattle Round Ups on horseback, dayrides and overnight horse trails in the beautiful mountains on our welltrained, surefooted and willing horses. The rides takes us close to the resident game of the reserve, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, Wildebeest, Eland and many others. We get to see the Waterkloof valley with its spectacular waterfalls and the historic sites of Ford Fordyce. Hiking and mountain biking also offered.
Comments: Molweni Private Game Reserve lies in the foothills of the Winterberg mountains in the eastern Cape close to Adelaide and is in a malaria free area. Molweni offers accomodation in two farm houses and a tented camp.
Tel: +27 (0)46 684 0261
Fax: +27 (0)46 684 8900
Cell: +27 (0)79 898 4386
Game viewing: Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, Wildebeest, Eland
Closest Town: Fort Beaufort
Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve
Trail Type: Day walk
Closest Town: Fort Beaufort

Location: Northwest of Fort Beaufort. The reserve is located off the Post Retief road between Adelaide (50 km) and Fort Beaufort (25 km).
Description: There are four circular trails that can be completed in a day, and a two-day, 25 km hike that accommodates a maximum of 8 hikers. Amenities: Picnic and braai sites are located alongside a dam and in the shade of an old, spreading oak. Horses are available to ride. Accommodation is available at Harris Hut (eight people) overlooking a stream in the indigenous forest; Lourie's Rest (12 people) near the office with a view of the Hogsback Mountains; and Phakamisa House (eight people) on a spur of the mountain overlooking the Katberg. All are fully equipped but only Lourie's Rest has electricity.
Comments: This 2 146 ha reserves conserves grassveld of the escarpment and indigenous forests of the valleys and kloofs. Mammals include black wildebeest, red hartebeest, bushbuck, Burchell's zebra, mountain reedbuck, blue duiker, baboon and tree dassie. The large variety of birds includes the threatened Cape parrot.
Enquiries: Directorate Environmental Conservation
Tel: + 27 (0)46 584-0729 or (043) 742-0360
Fax: + 27 (0)46 584-0729
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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2012/09/22 at 10:37:24