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Klipkraal Hiking Trail

Feb 24, 2019

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Klipkraal Hiking Trail

We aim to provide a gay, lesbian and straight-friendly hiking environment for anyone and everyone to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in the company of like-minded friends.

Klipkraal Hiking Trail

Feb 24, 2019


The trail begins by winding its way through the Blesbuck plain in plain sight of wildebeest, springbok, zebra and blesbuck, before climbing the first of several koppies. A long stretch of veld brings you to Letsa hill. You should see the Vaal Dam from here. The descent takes you along the tree-lined stream, across a dam wall and up another couple of koppies. Mmamolongwane hill in particular is a great vantage point.

After reaching the dam, the trail heads up its namesake hill, Panorama, for further views. The descent takes you through grasslands via a couple of windmills and another uphill. Once back at the farm enjoy the botanical garden (an old cattle kraal close to Habitat milking shed, with a number of different trees and shrubs marked with tags). There are braai facilities at some of the overnight units, which we’re welcome to use on the day if there are overnight guests from our group, or no guests in the particular unit. But if nobody from our group books an overnight unit, we may not be able to braai if the units are occupied by other guests or groups.

Celeste Barnard: 016-372-1432 / 083-412-5272
info.klipkraal@gmail.com

Meet at the Klipskuur venue at Rietfontein Boerdery (see directions)

We start hiking at 08:30 sharp. Allow for 130km journey – about 2 hours.

Difficulty rating: 14km, moderate, a few koppies to climb

Entrance fee: R70 per person (R60 entrance + R10 club fee)

Bring: Good hiking shoes, hat, sunblock, 2l of water, packed lunch if you're not going to braai

Contact Morné on morne@headspark.co.za or 083 454 4442 for more information about the event.

Remember

Good hiking shoes, hat, sun block, at least 2lt of water, snacks

When

Feb 24, 2019

Where

Klipkraal Hiking Trail

Click here for directions

Fee

R70 per person

Includes R10 club fee

Lunch

Braai lunch

Intensity

Moderate Intensity

A few koppies to climb

GPS Coordinates


S 26.799135, E28.233474

Please Note


We suggest taking directions as well as the GPS coordinates, as Google Maps/Garmin might lead you astray.

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Directions

Travel with the N3 Highway in the direction of Durban.

When you pass the BONJOUR PETROPORT, travel for 12km and take the Heidelberg North/Benoni/R23 offramp.

Turn left at the first stop and drive over the highway. Turn left again. Follow the road for 6,7km.

Turn right at the Vaaldam R549 road.

Drive for 11km and turn left at the Boschkop signpost (tar road).

Drive for 16km till you get to a T-junction.

Turn right and IMMEDIATELY left again at the Vaaldam signpost. You are now on a dirt road.

Follow the road for 2,8km and turn right at the Stryfontein signpost.

Drive 4km and turn right at B9H5 Rietfontein Boerdery – Signposted Maurice and Celeste Leonard (DO NOT CONTINUE TO Klipkraal B9H6)

If you reach B9H6 Klipkraal sign post please turn back. Previously we were going to meet at the Habitat Hiking Trail Base camp but this year we are meeting at the Rietfontein Boerdery.

Please note: if you use Google Maps, use ‘Klipskuur’ as your search term, not ‘Klipkraal’, else you may be misdirected.

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