Day hike: Hennops Hiking Trail

19 November 2017


We will be doing the Krokodilberg Trail which is 11,3 km long and traverses the mountainous area of the farm. We will return to the Hennops Picnic Spot where there are swimming pools and additional braai facilities.

Two unique features on the trail are the river crossings – a suspension bridge and a cable car. There are interesting historical sites along the trail, amongst others an old field (veld) hospital used in the Anglo Boer war. Aspiring historians will enjoy seeing an underground cave where “Pruimpie” lived, traces of old settlements and the old dolomite mines and the ovens in which the rocks were heated to melt and extract the lime. Apart from the 9 mammal species in the game camp, kudu thrives in this area and may be seen all over the farm. The indigenous trees along the river, the gorges and plateau areas makes this an outstanding area for bird life.

At times the trail feels so remote that one can hardly believe that both Johannesburg and Pretoria are less than 45 minutes away! The Hennops hiking trail will appeal to all hikers, even nature lovers who are not dedicated backpackers. Please note that there is no water points on the routes.

For more information about the hike, please contact Portia on 0839958431

  • Meet at 8:00 at the car park.We start the hike at 8:30
  • We will be doing the Krokodilberg Trail which is 11,3 km
  • R70 per person (including R10 club admin fee).
  • Bring along: Good hiking shoes, hat, sun block, 2lt water bottle, charcoal and braai lunch

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