North West Province Hiking Trails

The North West Province in South Africa is a 'must-do' hiking destination - the North West offers numerous game reserves with excellent hiking trails

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The North West Province in South Africa is a "must-do" hiking destination. This province offers numerous game reserves with fantastic hiking trails.

Hike through the North West Province and observe the vast wilderness, cultural sights and the archaeological treasures.

The Leon Taljaard Nature Reserve in Vryburg offers numerous fantastic hiking trails. Die Grot hiking trail is a 30 km 2 day hike with accommodation and awesome game viewing. There are also 2 day hikes which offer the awesome opportunity to sleep in a cave. Bring along friends and family and cuddle by a cosy fire whilst sipping hot chocolate and chatting about the day’s hiking adventures.

Vredefort Dome in Venterskroon offers a fantastic 2 day hike which offers magnificent bird watching and tree spotting. You will also visit the largest meteorite impact crater in the world and the shimmering Vaal River. The Boe Boe’s Nest consists of 13km circular trails in the Koster region. This beautiful hike takes you across rivers and visits awe-inspiring waterfalls.

The Dome Trails Conservation Group in the Vredefort dome has created a network of fantastic hiking trails one of which is the Rooihaas Hiking Trail, named after Smith's Red Rock Rabbit which occurs in the rocky areas in the hills. This magnificent hike leads you through rivers, lush indigenous forests and over rocky hills offering spectacular scenery. You will also view the amazing water birds that live and feed on the mud banks and in the reeds next to the shimmering Vaal River and geological sites.

The Kranskloof is a 18km, 2 day hike in Rustenburg and takes you through the magnificent kloofs and interesting rock formations onto the Magaliesberg region which boasts spectacular scenery.

The majestic Magaliesberg mountains is home to Kgaswane Mountain Reserve. This reserve offers the Summit trail which is a 2 day backpack hiking trail and covers a distance of just over 25 km with the awesome opportunity of seeing the rare and shy Sable antelope, Zebra and many other fantastic game species. The trail starts ascending the mountains almost immediately and visits the magnificent Tierkloof Waterfall. Stop for a while and take time to swim and relax in this little piece of heaven.

Mateke Game Farm and Hiking Trails is situated on a farm close to the iron ore town of Thabazimbi. From the Tree Camp, there are two trails that stretch out across different areas of the beautiful game farm. The Koedoe trail is 17kms long and takes the hiker up into the majestic mountains where beautiful panoramic views can be seen from the top. The second trail is the Njala trail and consists of a route that mostly follows the course of the glistening river with pools suitable for swimming in. This trail is 13 km long.

The North West Province offers numerous excellent hikes across stunning terrains. Go hiking and discover all the magnificent wonders hidden in this beautiful province.

Popular Hiking Trails in North West Province

Summit Trail, Kgaswane Reserve

Where? Rustenburg
Kgaswane Mountain Reserve lies in the Magaliesberg, roughly an hour and a half from Johannesburg. Its 4 257 hectares serve as the backdrop for the self-guided Summit Trail, a two-day backpack hike that includes rock formations, the chance of...

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Hennops Hiking Trail

Where? Hartbeespoort Dam
These two pretty day trails in the heart of the Magaliesberg are a favourite amongst hikers, not least because of their easy proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria. And yet the trail manages to feel remote enough to easily lose all sense of...

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Pilanesberg Hikes

Where? Pilanesberg
These are group guided day hikes for visitors to the Pilanesberg National Park. They vary in length and can take up to 5 hours. The bonus is that your guide usually knows a great deal about the game and vegetation of the Pilanesberg reserve...

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Bokkraal Hiking Trail

Where? Groot Marico
In the heart of the bushveld, in an area rich with farms that produce maize, citrus fruits and tobacco, along with mining of marble, slate and andalusite, is one farm with a hiking trail that follows along the banks of a tributary of the Marico River...

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The North West is brimming with outdoor activities that include hiking trails, mountain biking, white water rafting, abseiling and any other type of ‘to do’ you can think of under the sun.

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