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Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Aug 25, 2019

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Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

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Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Aug 25, 2019


Ezemvelo Nature Reserve offers 3 different hiking trails. You will hike through the different habitats of the reserve amongst an abundance of game grazing around you. Hiking trails will take you where your car can’t go, nearer to the animals, on top of a koppie or along a nice stream. We will meet at Reception and, from there will do the Protea Trail.

This is a 14.6 km hike which will take us through grasslands, over a small koppie and a rocky area. It’s a relatively easy walk, except for the descent from the koppie, where there are some loose rocks.

There are braai and picnic facilities, as well as a swimming pool to cool down in after our walk. The reserve sells charcoal and fire wood.

We start at 8am.

There are also accommodation options and camping available for those wishing to stay over Saturday evening. Please book this directly with the reserve.

Contact Hantie on hjvanvuuren@omnia.co.za or +27 83 656 5783 for more information about the event.

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve is home to 22 plant communities, more than 286 bird species, and a variety of small and large mammals including kudu, leopard, aardwolf and brown hyena. Ezemvelo boasts insects and trees unique to the reserve, some featured on the red data threatened species list, spectacular cliffs, huge rock formations, the only ancient rock paintings open to the public in Gauteng and magnificent views over the river. Situated between the grassland and savanna biomes, elements of both biomes are contained within the reserve, making it biologically diverse and exceptionally valuable ecologically.

Remember

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

When

Aug 25, 2019

Where

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Click here for directions

Fee

R85 per person

Includes R10 club fee

Lunch

Braai lunch

Intensity

Relatively easy

We're doing a 14.6km hike

GPS Coordinates


TBC

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

Find the park on your GPS under POI.. Allow for a 2 and ¼ hour drive from Melrose Arch. Allow for 20 km. of corrugated, dirt road, at the end!

Take the M1 North from Johannesburg to Pretoria keeping left and gliding onto the N1 (exit 124) to bypass Pretoria on the East as if you were going to Zimbabwe.

Travel 21 km. and take exit 145 to get on to the N4 east to Witbank.

Travel 51 km. and take exit 50 to BRONKHORSTSPRUIT and the R25 and turn left into the R25 running through BRONKHORSTSPRUIT. (This is where you would be if the followed the R25 through Kempton Park from the N3 at the Modderfontein interchange - the alternative shorter distance route at 106 km. but two hours ten minutes).

Travel 6 km. through BRONKHORSTSPRUIT and look out for the EZEMVELO sign to the dirt road on your right.

Travel for 6 km. on the dirt road and follow the EZEMVELO sign to the right.

Travel for 12 km. on the dirt road and arrive at the EZEMVELO gate.

Alternatively:

From Johannesburg

Take the N1 North and turn left at the N4 East. Then turn left at the Bronkhorstspruit East / R25 onto the off-ramp towards Groblersdal. After a further 4.5km turn right at the Vlakfontein gravel road and follow the Ezemvelo signboards for about 20km to the reserve.

From the East Rand

Take the N12 to Bronkhorstspruit. Cross the bridge over the N4 and travel for a further 4.5km. Then turn right at the Vlakfontein gravel road and follow the Ezemvelo signboards for about 20km to the reserve.

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