Things To Do in Bela BelaDiepdrift Hiking Trails
Where? Diepdrift Farm outside Bela Bela in the Waterberg, Limpopo
When? Booking is required.
How? Call Anvie Ventures on +27 (0)12 662-0586
How much? Price on request
Duration: various, 2 overnight hikes, 2 day trails
Our tip: an unguided hike in a well stocked (21 species of antelope, 121 species of bushveld trees and 128 bird species) game reserve with trails for all
The 4 000 hectare game farm Diepdrift, just outside Bela-Bela, offers a series of hiking trails designed for anyone from the seasoned hiker to those simply after a stroll.
Hippo Pool hiking trail, 24 km over 2 days
This circular trail heads through the bushveld to a hippo pool, where you may also spy the odd crocodile, so it goes without saying that you probably shouldn't swim. En route see other game.
Sable hiking trail, 24 km, 2 days
A fairly taxing hike with some steep climbs and descents over both Diepdrift and neighbouring Elandsfontein farm. Spot game whilst crossing mountains and walking through a wild kloof before coming out on a plateau that offers superlative views. (See more info here: Diepdrift Sable Hiking Trail).
Bontebok hiking trail, 4 km, 2 hours
A circular trail through the koppies, best done late afternoon, early evening.
Klipspringer hiking trail, 8 km, 4 hours
Another circular trail that explores a part of the farm rich in rock formations and plenty of game. The farm's highlight is the unusual erosion features.
Accommodation is at base camp with a series of bunk rooms and electricity.