Sugarbush Day Trail

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking in or near Krugersdorp, West Rand in Gauteng, South Africa.

Things To Do in KrugersdorpSugarbush Day Trail

Hiking Trails Walks & Hiking West Rand

Where? Start and finish in Robert Broom Drive, Krugersdorp

When? Daylight hours.

How? Call +27(0) 71 951-3667

How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Krugersdorp, in Gauteng

Start: Robert Broom Drive
Finish: starting point
Duration: 8 km
Fitness: relatively fit; great for families although children need supervision because of old mines in the area
Our tip: be careful during the heat of summer as this trail affords very little shade

Day trails within Johannesburg are not easy to come by so this one, not far from Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, is a find for hikers who do not have a whole day at their disposal to drive somewhere. But the hike is sufficient to make a day of it anyway.

The Sugarbush Trail winds through the escarpment of the West Rand, renowned for its natural heritage and history. Much of the trail is on land protected by the Cradle of Human Kind World Heritage Site with views, once you've made the final climb, over the Magaliesberg Mountains.

The trail is on a mixture of private land and nature reserve. The initial part of the trail, once you've managed to climb a series of rocky outcrops, takes you through a valley rich with sugarbush (Protea caffra) – hence the name of the trail. This beautiful small shrub tends to occur in wooded grassland or on rocky ridges and is typical of the area. It is the flower that makes the plant so famous, their pinkish-red heads evident for up to 8 weeks between October and December.

After the sugarbush valley you take another climb onto the edge of an escarpment with views over the Magaliesberg. It is on the descent, after following the edge of the escarpment for a while, that takes you past an old mine shaft – unstable and best avoided.

Another steep ascent takes you away from the mine and to yet another outlook point with beautiful views, before you descend to where you started.

Please Note

Business details can change. All information is published in good faith as supplied by the providers. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described above, before making any travel plans.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Krugersdorp

Robins Nest 39

Self Catering

Robins Nest 39

Robins Nest 39 is a self catering apartment located in a secure complex in Krugersdorp. The apartment sleeps six guests ... more

The Warehouse

Self Catering

The Warehouse

The Warehouse is a designer loft home set in a security estate on the outskirts of Krugersdorp, about 40km from the ... more

Sibani Lodge

Self Catering

Sibani Lodge

Sibani Lodge is an exclusive wilderness lodge nestled in the idyllic nature reserve of Mt Savannah. Stay in one of our ... more

Feedback?

Please let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies. Click here to send us feedback if this is your service/activity.

©Unauthorised use of the
photos is strictly prohibited.

SA-Venues.com 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.

SA-Venues.com © 1999-2017. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap