Things To Do in CradockIdwala Hiking Trail
Where? Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa
When? This trail needs to be booked in advance!
Distance: 10km Time: +/- 3-4 hours.
How? Call SANParks on +27 (0)12 428-9111
How much? Price on request
The Idwala Hiking Trail is a fairly easy trail that starts at the rest camp of the beautiful Mountain Zebra National Park close to Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland.
The trail covers 10 kilometres and takes between three and four hours to complete. It is not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age.
The trail takes hikers up to Idwala, which is the Xhosa word for “big rock”. From here, magnificent views lie below, offering hikers a particularly rewarding vista after their hours of hiking. Stunning photographs and lifelong memories are par for the course.
Due to there being very few trees along the trail, the heat can become tiring and hikers are advised to wear sunscreen and protective clothing, and to consume plenty of water along the way.