Hennops Hiking Trail

Oct 28, 2018 | Hartebeespoort | Contact on +27 83 656 5783

Braai Lunch
Bring some meat and charcoal

10km hike
Medium fitness level

R80 per person
R70 to give to the venue and R10 club fee to Hantie/Jenine

Oct 28, 2018 | Hartebeespoort | Contact on +27 83 656 5783

Hennops Trails is located 30km from Pretoria and Fourways on Road R511 to Hartbeespoort Dam. This unspoiled family farm is in a truly tranquil setting and its natural beauty includes the Hennops river flowing through a valley bordered by mountain ranges to the north and south.

The Hennops hiking trail consists of three trails setting out from Hadeda Camp. At the beginning and end of both trails, the route meanders along the Hennops River before veering away into the surrounding mountains.

We will be hiking the 10km Krokodilberg trail, but there is a shortcut for those who do not feel up to doing the whole trail. Two unique features on the trail are the river crossings – a suspension bridge and a cable car. There are interesting historical sites along the trail, amongst others an old field (veld) hospital used in the Anglo Boer war. Aspiring historians will enjoy seeing an underground cave where “Pruimpie” lived, traces of old settlements and the old dolomite mines and the ovens in which the rocks were heated to melt and extract the lime.

Apart from the 9 mammal species in the game camp, kudu thrives in this area and may be seen all over the farm. The indigenous tree along the river, the gorges and plateau areas makes this an outstanding area for bird life.

  • Meet at the starting point.
  • We start hiking at 08h00 sharp. Please allow for 15 minutes extra travel time due to roadworks.
  • Bring good hiking shoes, hat, sun block, at least 2lt of water, snacks.
  • Braai or packed lunch. There are braai facilities – remember your charcoal and fire lighters.
  • 10km hike: Medium fitness level. There is a shortcut available.
  • Fee: R80 per person (R70 to give to the venue and R10 club fee to Hantie/Jenine).