Boegoekloof Hiking Trail

Hiking Trails in or near Sir Lowrys Pass, Cape Helderberg in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Where? Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, Western Cape

When? Booking is required.

How? Call Cape Nature on +27 (0)21 483-0190

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Sir Lowrys Pass, in Western Cape

Start: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
Finish: Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve
Duration: 17 km, roughly 8 hours
Fitness: moderate to tough
Our tip: there is a fair amount of scrambling, climbing and some exposure to heights

Boegoekloof trail is one of several trails in the Hottentots-Holland reserve. The others are Nuweberg to Landdroskop Hut via the Sphinx; Nuweberg to Boesmanskloof Hut also known as the Orchard Route, Nuweberg to Boesmanskloof Hut and Boesmanskloof to Landdroskop Hut. There is also a kloofing trip up the Riviersonderend and a there and back Palmiet River trail (that is a shorter option).

There is a limit of 12 people per permit for overnight and day trails , so book in advance.

The entrance to the reserve is at Nuweberg on Viljoen's Pass between Grabouw and Villiersdorp – a rugged, mountainous reserve that is perfect for hiking.

Boegoekloof trail starts at Nuweberg and shares the first part of the route with the Palmiet trail and the Boesmanskloof (Nuweberg to Boesmanskloof Hut) trail. It is an out-and -return route through a kloof that begins along a jeep track beneath a grove of pine trees, heading up through fynbos to the Palmiet River.

Crossing the river and heading right takes you on to Suicide Gorge, but if you keep on along the edge of the Palmiet you will reach a series of pools that then take you in to the kloof (Eensbedrogen pool).

It is possible to do the hike without an overnight, and it should take most of the day, particularly with a lunch break in the Boegoekloof.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Sir Lowrys Pass

Ongegund Lodge

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Ongegund Lodge

Offering both self catering and bed and breakfast accommodation, Ongegund Lodge is centrally located between Somerset ... more

Lalapanzi Lodge

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Lalapanzi Lodge

Hidden in 600 acres of forest, fynbos and vineyards on the edge of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve near Somerset ... more

Capelands Resort

Guest House / Self Catering

Capelands Resort

Capelands Resort offers luxury accommodation on Sir Lowry’s Pass in Somerset West. At Capelands Resort you will find a ... more has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap