Gauteng Hiking Trails

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Gauteng Hiking Trails

Gauteng Hiking Trails
Gauteng Hiking Trails

Gauteng Hiking Trails - Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy hiking in Gauteng.

Relax and unwind as you admire the wonderful game, mountains, waterfalls and indigenous vegetation. It is a pity however that this region does not offer that many hiking trails but the trails available are fantastic and scenic.

The Gauteng Province has several spectacular botanical gardens, bird sanctuaries and nature reserves and an authentic treasure trove of archaeological and geological sites. A ninety-minute drive north-west of Johannesburg takes you to the beautiful Magaliesberg Mountains. This area offers fantastic hiking trails with views of superb rock formations, sparkling waterfalls, winding streams and masses of exceptional indigenous vegetation. Go on a South African hiking trail and visit The World Heritage Site: The Cradle of Humankind and the Wonder Caves with their extraordinary display of live stalagmites and stalactites.

The Johannesburg Hiking Club organises hikes and fosters a sense of responsibility towards the environment. The club offers youthful, midweek and Sunday hikes, backpacks, base camp weekends, slide shows, club evenings and social events.

If you wish to improve the environment in this province, join this club and go on hikes whilst improving the environment. The Johannesburg Hiking Club utilises as many different hiking trails in South Africa as possible in order to provide an extensive and motivating programme. Johannesburg also offers numerous fantastic trails that have been tailored for disabled and/or handicapped persons.

In the heart of the busy Gauteng, Hennops hiking trail offers hikers to experience one of the few unspoilt nature areas near the Hartbeespoort Dam. This trail consists of two day trails setting out from two base camps namely The Krokodilberg trail and The Zebra trail. At the beginning and end of both trails, the route meanders along the shimmering Hennops River before changing direction into the surrounding magical mountains.

The Krokodilberg trail on the first day is 11,33 km long and the second day Zebra trail is 6,15 km long. There are two base camps called Loerie and Hadeda both of which are on the banks of the Hennops River where there are many rock pools ideal for a refreshing swim. The Loerie camp has a big swimming pool where hikers can refresh themselves and cool down after a good day’s hiking. The Hennops Hiking trail offers outstanding scenery of indigenous trees along the glistening river, gorges and plateaus which are home to numerous magnificent birds.

For the day off, there are numerous Sunday hikes at Foothold and Castle Gorge. Most hikes are not on dedicated paths so you will be bundu bashing to follow the leader.

The Windy Brow game farm in Pretoria offers a network of hiking trails especially for the hiking family, beginners and senior hikers. The farm formed part of the bigger farming unit of Elandsfontein where the famous Cullinan diamond was discovered. The hiking trails offer awesome game viewing of more than 14 species of game.

Each hiking trail covers differing habitat zones to ensure that you view all the game offered. You will view an abundance of magnificent bird-life, the Cullinan mine, Hartbebees, Kudu and Gemsbock, Giraffe, Zebra and the typical Transvaal bushveld.

The Gauteng Province may offer just a few hiking trails but the trails available offer gorgeous scenery and awesome opportunities to view differing species of game.

Gauteng Hiking Trails

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Take a Hike in Gauteng

It may not have the ocean, but what Gauteng does have is several mountains and botanical gardens that are great spots for hikers. Gauteng Hiking trails range from a Sunday walk to an overnight slog to multiple-day treks for the seriously hardcore. Though even a beginner’s trail might not ... more information

Hiking in and around Pretoria

Where to stay: Pretoria

Hiking through a destination is, undoubtedly, one of the best ways to experience it in a personal, intimate way. Hiking allows you to slow your pace, feel the vegetation, hear the calls of wild birds and smell the sweet... more information

Hike Smuts Trail

Where to stay: Irene
How much (per person): On Request

TrailSmuts' Trail is a three-kilometre walk through the pristine grasslands surrounding the Smuts House Museum in Irene. The grasslands are ... more information

Hike to the summit of the Magaliesberg

Where to stay: Hekpoort
How much (per person): On Request

The Mountain Trail at Shelter Rock - 8km with 400m rise to the summit. The Mountain Trail is a journey through nature, human history and ... more information

Hiking in the Northern Farm Nature Reserve

Where to stay: Lanseria
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The Northern Farm Nature Reserve is an area of mixed of highveld habitats roughly 1600ha large. Here you can find peace and tranquility ... more information

Gauteng Hiking Trails

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The Gauteng offers camping sites in popular holiday destinations - near wildlife parks and famous landmarks - on the coast and on popular tourism routes. Cars, caravans, campers and tents can be hired in all major centres and give travellers the freedom to explore the countryside by themselves ... more information

Gauteng Backpacker Hostels

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