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Buffelsdrift, Rust de Winter

Jan 31, 2021

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Buffelsdrift, Rust de Winter

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.

Buffelsdrift, Rust de Winter

Jan 31, 2021


  • Meet at shop Voorwaarts at 07h40. We will set off at 08h00.
  • We start hiking at 08h20.
  • Please bring your mask.
  • There are braai facilities – remember your Charcoal and fire lighters
Contact Hantie on Hantie.JansenVanVuuren@omnia.co.za or 083 656 5783 for more information about the event.

Buffelsdrift – Rust de Winter is a 430-hectare, well-kept farm specialising in self-guided game hiking and bird watching. Game include hippo, wildebeest, giraffes, blesbok, waterbuck and zebra. Over 350 species of birds can be found on the property.

The Green Snake Hiking Trail is a moderate, 11.4 km hike leading through a variety of habitats including acacia thornveld, woodland and riverine vegetation along the Elands River. There is a gradual ascent up a hill from where you can see excellent views.

The reserve offers camping facilities and has several overnight bungalows. For accommodation: Donald on 082 88 555 77 / bookings@birdhiking.co.za

Please bring your mask along. Whilst we are allowed to remove these during strenuous exercise, they should be worn at all other times.

Remember

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

When

Jan 31, 2021

Where

Buffelsdrift, Rust de Winter

Click here for directions

Fee

R110 per person

Includes R10 club fee

Lunch

Braai lunch

Intensity

Moderate

11.4 km hike

GPS Coordinates


25.207131 S 28.548517 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

Buffelsdrift 179, Rust de Winter

Search in Google Maps under: Voorwaarts, Rust de Winter (this is the owner’s shop where we will meet. He will then take us to the farm.)

  1. Buffelsdrift is 140km from Fourways (about 1 hour 40 minutes).
  2. From Fourways, take the N1 North and drive approximately 110 km (just over an hour).
  3. After passing the Carousel Hotel and crossing the Pienaarsrivier, take exit 205 from the N1 and turn right.
  4. Travel for 22.2 km until you see the shop Voorwaarts. This is where we meet. Please try to be on time, as gate access might be tricky if you don’t arrive with the group.
  5. However, if you are late and we have already left, travel another 3.4km and turn right.
  6. Drive 1.9km to the farm.
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