Five Assegais Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails in or near Machadodorp, Highlands Meander in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Things To Do in MachadodorpFive Assegais Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails Highlands Meander

Where? Five Assegais Country Estate, Machadodorp, Mpumalanga

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Machadodorp, in Mpumalanga

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Start: Five Assegais Country Estate
Finish: Five Assegais Country Estate
Duration: 1 and 2 day hikes
Fitness: moderate to difficult
Our tip: start early in the morning, as the walks are long and can get hot

A 50 km network of trails on this 1 500 hectare nature conservancy take hikers through incredible scenery that includes ancient grasslands, yellowwood forest, waterfalls and sand stone mazes.

The estate is already well known for the five-day Num-Num Trail that runs on both Assegai and Bermanzi country estates.

The network of trails has been built by Albert Bossert, Chairman of HOSA, in as conservative a way as possible, and markers have been kept to a minimum to reduce the eco footprint of the hikes (there are a series of pointers, which they supply, you can follow, if you are not sure of the path).

A dendrologist has identified and marked over 109 different species of tree on the estate. Game has been reintroduced and is often sighted along the routes.

There are two campsites God's Window Camp and Candlewood Camp.

The Escarpment Trail is a one-day 13.5km hike that starts and ends at God's Window camp, passing waterfalls, the Bankspruit river, a sandstone maze and ancient stone terraces.

Hell's Bells Trail is a one-day 8.4 km hike, also circular, from God's Window camp the highlights of which are Helskloof Gorge, waterfalls and purplecrested louries. The short cut is advisable.

Pongola Express Trail is a one-day 15 km loop that passes Mac Falls and numerous gorges but is not sign posted use a map and other path signs.

Oom Paul's Trail is a two-day 20 km circular route past Uitkomste Falls, along the escarpment, through indigenous forest and past sandstone formations.

Pongola Express and Candlewood Trail is a one-day 16 km loop past both Mac Falls and Uitkomste Falls, through ancient grasslands.

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