Bushman Trail

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking in or near Tarkastad, Karoo Heartland in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in TarkastadBushman Trail

Hiking Trails Walks & Hiking Karoo Heartland

Where? Commando Drift Nature Reserve, Tarkastad, Karoo Heartland, Eastern Cape

When? Daylight hours.
Distance: 6km Time: +/- 2 hours.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Tarkastad, in Eastern Cape

The Commando Drift Nature Reserve rest camp in Tarkastad, Eastern Cape is a nice place to go for a walk and bird watching and game viewing.

The Bushman Trail is an easy 6 kilometre walk that will take you approximately 2 hours to complete, so it is a good one for the whole family to go on. Starting at the Reserve you will follow the path along the Kommandodrif dam and then ascend up Palingkloof along a track often used by jeeps.

Mountain biking is also popular in the area. The views are breathtaking and you may be able to spot a variety of animals and reptiles as well as numerous waders and water birds.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Tarkastad

Stepping Stones

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a comfortable garden cottage situated in the small Karoo town of Tarkastad. It is in a quiet area and ... more

Peter's Place

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Peter's Place

Peterís Place consists of a garden flat and a separate guest room in the main dwelling and is situated in the quaint town ... more

Braeside Country Cottage

Self Catering

Braeside Country Cottage

Braeside Country Cottage is situated on the banks of the Tarkastad River and is surrounded by Lucerne lands. The working ... more

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