Idwala Hiking Trail

Hiking Trails in or near Cradock, Karoo Heartland in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in CradockIdwala Hiking Trail

Hiking Trails Karoo Heartland

Where? Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

When? This trail needs to be booked in advance!
Distance: 10km Time: +/- 3-4 hours.

How? Call SANParks on +27 (0)12 428-9111

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Cradock, in Eastern Cape

The Idwala Hiking Trail is a fairly easy trail that starts at the rest camp of the beautiful Mountain Zebra National Park close to Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland.

The trail covers 10 kilometres and takes between three and four hours to complete. It is not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age.

The trail takes hikers up to Idwala, which is the Xhosa word for “big rock”. From here, magnificent views lie below, offering hikers a particularly rewarding vista after their hours of hiking. Stunning photographs and lifelong memories are par for the course.

Due to there being very few trees along the trail, the heat can become tiring and hikers are advised to wear sunscreen and protective clothing, and to consume plenty of water along the way.

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Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Cradock

Sanctuary Guest & Adventure Farm

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Sanctuary Guest & Adventure Farm

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The Palms Cradock

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The Palms Cradock

The Palms is situated along the Great Fish River, in the charming town of Cradock. There are many attractions in and ... more

White Rose Guest House

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White Rose Guest House

White Rose Guest House is located in the historic town of Cradock in the Eastern Cape. Conveniently situated within ... more


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