Eagle Cove Trail

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking in or near Rustenburg, Bojanala Region in the North West Province, South Africa.

Things To Do in RustenburgEagle Cove Trail

Hiking Trails Walks & Hiking Bojanala Region

Where? Start at Kumbagana Game Park near Rustenburg, North West Province.

When? Booking is required.

How? Call +27 (0)12 662 0586

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Rustenburg, in North West Province

Start: Kumbagana Game Park, close to Rustenburg
Finish: Kumbagana Game Park
Duration: 2 days, 18 km
Fitness: easy to moderate
Our tip: a pool at base camp makes cooling off afterwards that much easier

On the same road you would travel to reach Mountain Sanctuary Park, Kumbagana Game Park lies just before the Sparkling Waters Hotel (good to know as it is a perfect spot for a good cool drink, or tea and cake en route home).

The hikes, for there are three routes all circular, trail through the Magaliesberg mountains renowned for its kloofs and ravines, unusual rock formations and mountain pools. With the added bonus of game viewing along the way.

Routes one and three combine well into a 13 km route, whilst route two is 6 km long. Of course there are no rules, and should your group of hikers need only a 6km boost before you head back to civilisation, so be it. But effectively, for the more hardened hiker, the combination makes two days of good hiking through the Rotsboom and Hamerkop kloofs.

The overnight hut is a 2 km brisk walk from the car park and you may want to factor this in to your plans if you intend arriving late on a Friday evening.

Another note worth making is that the descent into Hamerkop kloof is not for sissies. The sheer slope is only possible with ladders and if anyone in the party suffers from vertigo then it is tough going. Hikers say the ladder is well anchored and secure.

Route 1 is 4 km, covering the top part of Hamerkop kloof.

Route 2 is 6 km and is for those with more experience, because of the ladder descent. The rest of the hike is pretty steep too, although the stream will give you plenty of swimming stop opportunities.

Route 3 is 9 km with a number of twists and turns before cresting the Magaliesberg.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Rustenburg

Ons Dorpshuis

Self Catering

Ons Dorpshuis

Ons Dorphuis offers a range of accommodation options and room layouts to suit your party size and your budget. Choose ... more

Elegant Manor Guest House

Guest House / Self Catering

Elegant Manor Guest House

Set at the foot of the Magalies mountain range, Elegant Manor Guest House is a beautiful, romantic guest house uniquely ... more

Franka Guesthouse

Guest House

Franka Guesthouse

Jeandré is the proud owner of Franka Guesthouse and she has made sure that all units have en-suite bathrooms (with both ... more

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