Schoongezicht Hikes

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

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Where? Schoongezicht farm, 25 km outside of Swartuggens, North West province

When? Booking is essential.

How? Call +27 (0)12 662-1140

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Overnight at accommodation in Swartruggens, in North West Province

Start: Schoongezicht farm, 25 km outside of Swartuggens
Finish: Schoongezicht farm, 25 km outside of Swartuggens
Duration: 4 km to 17 km (three circular trails)
Fitness: easy to moderate
Our tip: stay overnight in Swartruggens or Groot Marico

The landscape between Groot Marico and Rustenberg is aloe country the veld, farmland and a series of low lying hills that invite hiking (the name 'Swartruggens' refers directly to these 'black ridges' or hills that accompany the N4 between the towns).

Schoongezicht is a 2000 hectare game farm that lies almost directly north of Swartruggens, roughly two hours' from Pretoria or Johannesburg (perfectly placed, in other words, for a day or weekend hike). The road to the farm is an added bonus, as it is tarred, not gravel.

The farm offers 3 day trails through indigenous bush, mountain ravines and hills, with regular crossings of the Elands River. The farm is home to numerous different antelope impala, kudu, blesbok, zebra and red hartebeest and fields of lucerne, hawe and chillies.

The trails are a 4 km birders' trail along the Elands River, a 10 km and 14/17 km trail. Hikers can make a weekend of it, by doing the 10 km on one day, and the 14/17 km trail on the other. The 4 km birders trail is particularly beautiful, in amongst the lush indigenous vegetation of the farm.

When not hiking, other activities at Schoongezicht include a dam, 40 80 km of dirt road for mountain biking, swimming, star gazing and pottery.

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Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Swartruggens

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Jahensu Hillside Lodge

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