Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

Lindenau Hiking Trail

Hiking Trails in or near Nelspruit, Lowveld Legogote in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Things To Do in NelspruitLindenau Hiking Trail

Hiking Trails Lowveld Legogote

Where? Lindenau Base Camp, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

When? Booking is essential.

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How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Nelspruit, in Mpumalanga

Start: base camp, Lindenau farm, 20 km from nGodwana
Finish: base camp
Duration: 2 days, 20 km
Fitness: the hike is difficult, you need to be fit, particularly in hot weather
Our tip: there are hippos in the river, which is very exciting, but exercise caution

Set in the heart of the Elandsvalley between Nelspruit and nGodwana on a farm called Lindenau, this is a rework of a hike formerly known as the Elandsvallei trail. The hike now follows a completely new route on the 1 800 hectare farm.

Base camp is a converted school house known as 'Old Plaas Skooltjie'. Whilst one used to be able to spend the second night in a particularly fetching thatched stone house, complete with paraffin lanterns and cast iron pots, the hike is now a base camp hike, with a return to the school house at night.

The farm has a more upmarket lodge, should you need an alternative form of accommodation.

The area, kept lush by an abundant water supply from the Elandsrivier and a number of mountain streams, is beautiful, whilst there is a record number of birds and a fair presence of game and wild life.

But don't let that give you a false sense of security. You need to carry enough water with you, particularly on the first day of the hike when, after the 3 km mark, there is no source of water

The two days are 12 and 8 km trails.

Highlights include 'sugar loaf' mountain, incredible kloofs and gorges, and over 300 species of bird. Day two passes old gold mine sites and the ruins of a South African War camp. Keep your eyes peeled for the Cape clawless otter, and do a bit of fishing in the river.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Nelspruit

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