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Rooikrans Hiking Trail

Jun 30, 2019

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Rooikrans Hiking Trail

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Rooikrans Hiking Trail

Jun 30, 2019


This splendid venue, a game farm situated in the escarpment region west of the Loskop Dam, is about 130 km from Pretoria & 150 km from Johannesburg. The landscape consists of bushveld plains where there is a good chance of viewing abundant game, surrounded by grassy ridges affording splendid views of the plains extending towards the Loskop Dam. The variety of carefully planned & meticulously created trails reward hikers with the very best of what the beautiful landscape has to offer.

Accommodation is available in the Rooikrans Overnight Camp chalets should you wish to make a weekend of your trip to this beautiful region of South Africa. The booking agents are Anvie Ventures. There are a few nearby guest farms also offering accommodation.

From the Rooikrans chalets, we will be hiking the "Job se Kloof" trail, a circular route of approximately 11 km. We will enjoy the bushveld plains & valleys, ravines, & the elevated grassy ridges above the escarpment.

You will be free to go off for lunch after the hike, or join us on the beautiful shady lawns surrounding the chalets for a picnic lunch or braai. There is a rock pool in which to swim in a ravine close to the camp.

  • Meet at the parking area, ready to leave by 8:30am.
  • Gate entry code - 3841
  • Permit number - 209
Contact Mike Green on flyplanegreen@gmail.com or +27 83 414 4625 for more information about the event.

Remember

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

When

Jun 30, 2019

Where

Rooikrans Hiking Trail

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Fee

R110 per person

Includes R10 club fee

Lunch

Braai lunch

Intensity

Moderate Intensity

We're covering 11km with a bit of a climb

GPS Coordinates


25*30'49.30"S 029*10'10.70"E

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

From Johannesburg

  • Take the N12 Witbank/eMahlaleni highway.
  • Turn LEFT on the R42 Bronkhorstspruit road.
  • Turn RIGHT at the T-junction on the R25.
  • After crossing over the N4 highway, follow the R25 Groblersdal road for 45 km.
  • At the first 4 way stop at Verena, turn RIGHT towards eMahlaleni on the R544 road.
  • Follow the R544 for 9 km, turn LEFT at the sign post: Langkloof/Thabakhubedu.
  • Follow the road (4 km tarred & 8 km gravel road). Turn RIGHT at the Rooikrans sign next to the game fence, drive up to the security gate, sign in at the gate.
  • N.B. Engage first gear & proceed down the mountain on a concrete road.
  • Drive slowly towards a fork at the foot of the mountain, turn RIGHT & drive through the farm entrance gate towards the BASE CAMP.

From Pretoria

  • Take the N4 Witbank/eMahlaleni highway.
  • Turn LEFT at the second off ramp – Bronkhorstspruit EAST/Delmas/Groblersdal road.
  • Turn LEFT at the T-junction on the R25 – towards Groblersdal.
  • Follow the R25 Groblersdal road for 45 km.
  • At the first 4 way stop at Verena, turn RIGHT towards eMahlaleni on the R544 road.
  • Follow the R544 for 9 km, turn LEFT at the sign post: Langkloof/Thabakhubedu.
  • Follow the road (4 km tarred & 8 km gravel road). Turn RIGHT at the Rooikrans sign next to the game fence, drive up to the security gate, sign in at the gate.
  • N.B. Engage first gear & proceed down the mountain on a concrete road.
  • Drive slowly towards a fork at the foot of the mountain, turn RIGHT & drive through farm entrance gate towards the BASE CAMP.
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