Bokpoort Pass

Hiking Trails in or near Mookgophong, Waterberg in Limpopo, South Africa.

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Where? Bokpoort Pass, Mookgophong, Waterberg, Limpopo

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Mookgophong, in Limpopo

Bokpoort Pass, Waterberg

Bokpoort Pass is synonymous with famous South African writer, poet and ethnologist, Eugène Marais, who loved for several years at Doornhoek near Mookgophong. At Doornhoek, Marais did his notable work on terminates and baboons; and it was up this pass that he first collected specimens of extremely rare cycads, which are only found in two localities in the Waterberg.

The cycad he observed and collected was named posthumously in his honor - Encephlalartos eugene-maraisii. Where the tar road ends at the top of the pass, is the farm 'Pure Krans', which is where Marais' friend 'Purekrans' van Rooyen lived - and was involved in many brushes with the law!

Bokpoort Pass is seeped in history as well as fauna and flora, with the source of the Palala River on the northern slopes immediately west of the top of the pass. A crystal clear stream runs alongside the road.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Mookgophong

Stoneridge Guest Farm

Self Catering

Stoneridge Guest Farm

Located just 150km from Pretoria, Stone Ridge is a family farm situated in the Waterberg. Offering warm hospitality, it’s ... more

Vilagama Private Game Lodge

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Vilagama Private Game Lodge

A unique experience awaits the outdoor and quad enthusiast at this private game lodge surrounded by the majestic ... more

Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Hotel / Game Lodge

Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Entabeni is a private game reserve situated within the Limpopo Province of South Africa in the game-rich Welgevonden ... more

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