Greyton to McGregor, Cape Overberg

About Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail

Start: McGregor or Greyton, Cape Overberg
Finish: McGregor or Greyton
Duration: 14 or 28 km, 1-2 days
Fitness: moderate to difficult (you need to be fit)
Our tip: in Greyton there is plenty of accommodation to choose from, but on the other end, unless you're prepared to walk the 14 km to McGregor, you will need to book at Die Galg for a comfortable night.

The Boesmanskloof Hiking trail is also known as the Greyton to McGregor trail. It starts, or ends, in the nature reserve in Greyton and follows a trail through the Riviersonderend Mountains, with a stunning lunch stop at Oak Falls, a wonderful chance for river swimming and rock pools, and beautiful views.

The trail follows the shortest route between the two towns (if you drive between them, you clock up a good three hours on the road).

Hikers have the choice of doing it either in one direction, or there-and-back, staying overnight on one or the other end. If you do it from Greyton, day one is particularly difficult, but coming back is easy and primarily downhill (hence, this is the preferred variation of the hike).

Greyton to McGregor: your walk trails the following milestones – Breakfast rock, the jeep track, Oak Falls, Die Galg (accommodation on a farm very close to where the trail ends, 14 km outside McGregor).

The jeep track, which starts before Breakfast rock, takes hikers up Wolfkloof valley. Breakfast rock(you will know you are there as a sign indicates the rock) is called such as, by the time you get there, it is time for a meal.

Follow the jeep track below Perdekop and then finally downhill to the falls, where you can swim and lunch.

The last section of the trail provides hikers with a choice: the historic pass (a steep, but shorter version that follows an actual 'road'), or the natural beauty (but no real road) route. Both routes are signposted on a wooden board, and are in opposite directions.

Whichever route you choose, you can return via the other.

Need to Know

WhereStart and finish in either Greyton or McGregor in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape

WhenBooking is required.

How muchPrices on request.

TelephoneCape Nature on +27 (0)21 659-3500

OvernightStay nearby in Greyton, in Western Cape

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Additional Reading

For an in depth review of this trail see our article at "Boesmanskloof Trail".

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