Things To Do in MagoebaskloofMagoebaskloof Hiking Trail
Where? Start at the De Hoek forest station, not far from Tzaneen, Limpopo
When? Booking is required.
How? Call +27 (0)13 754-2724
How much? Price on request
Start: De Hoek forest station, not far from Tzaneen
Finish: Grootbosch-Dokolewa hut
Duration: 60 km (2 – 5 days)
Fitness: moderate to difficult
Our tip: to do the hike in its entirety over 5 days is tough, and you need to be fit, however, the 2-day routes are good for families
Magoebaskloof trail lies on the escarpment above the town of Tzaneen, a network of trails that offer several options for hikers of between two and five days.
A series of six huts provide overnight options, usually old forestry buildings, although some are purpose-built wooden chalets.
Dokolewa Pools and Waterfall hut in particular lie in beautiful settings and hikers recommend putting together a two or three day option to include these. Others rate Seepsteen Stables as a highlight.
A 5-day option could look like this:
Dokolewa Pools to Seepsteen Stables, 9 km
Seepsteen Stables to Waterfall, 14 km
Waterfall to Dokolewa Pools, 18 km
Dokolewa Pools to Woodbush, 9 km
Woodbush to De Hoek, 12 km
Whilst the five-day explores the area in its entirety, some hikers feel it doubles back on itself and that a three-day version is perfect to experience the area.
The Magoebaskloof is one of the most beautiful spaces in which to hike in the country. The afromontane forests are deep, old and magical. Samango monkeys and a huge list of birds use it as their home. You will sight them if you are quiet enough.
Other trail options include:
Debengeni 2 night trail – 20 km
Dokolewa Pools 2 night trail – 20 km
Dokolewa Waterfall 2 night trail – 43 km
Broederstroom 2 night trail, 40 km
Dokolewa Waterfall 3 night trail, 40 km
Dokolewa Pools 3 night trail, 40 km
Dokolewa House 3 day trail, 40 km
Broerderstroom 3 night trail, 40 km
Weather is variable so pack clothes for rain, mist and sunshine.
Contact: Komatiland Forestry