Klipkraal Hiking Trail

Heidelberg, Gauteng

The Klipkraal network of hiking trails is situated 100 km south of Johannesburg on the farms Rietfontein and Stryfontein in the Heidelberg district. It consists of two routes, namely the Panorama and Kraal, both starting from the Habitat accommodation. A shorter loop, Noko, is also available. Total distance that can be hiked on this farm amounts to 29 km. Shortcuts on the Panorama and Kraal are also available. The Flora is typical highveld and an extension of the Suikerbosrand. Mountain cabbage trees, Kiepersol (Cussoniapaniculata) is typical on the hills.

Distance and rating:
There is two-day trail: PANORAMA (13km) and KRAAL (11km). Shorter options are available. On the Panorama route there is a link between Letsa and Panorama which makes the route 7km. The shorter option on the Kraal route is 7km with the linking between ThabaNyane and Capricorn. The NokoSingel is 4km and is ideal for an afternoon stroll if hikers arrive early or for guests staying at Kiepersol Cottage, Bokmakierie Hut or Blinkblaar Guest House.
All the routes are day trips that return to the various base camps. The routes can be described as easily.

Description of the environment:
Highveld climate with moderate to hot summers and moderate to cold winters. Winter nights can be very cold.
More than 17 mammal species can be seen. They include blesbuck, black wildebeest, Burchells’ zebra, springbok, steenbok, blackbacked jackal, grey rhebuck, common duiker and aardwolf.
Bird Life:
More than 110 confirmed species have been recorded. A bird checklist is available.
Despite the introduction of cultivation there are large areas of indigenous flora in this range of hills which is an extension of the Suikerbosrand.


Restored milk stables with electricity:
Hadeda shed (17)
Korhaan (10)
Big thatched roof lapa with braai facilities overlooking the dam.
Canoes available to row on the dam. 

Kitchen fittings:
No 1, 2 & 3 pots, 2 pans, 3 saucepans, kettle.4 plate stove and refrigerator.

Bleshoender and Kiewiet:
2 rooms with private bathrooms and communal kitchen.
4 persons per room.
Suitable for two groups who want to mingle.
Linen and towels.

Suitable for 2 persons.
Fully equipped thatched hut.
Linen and towels
Equipped kitchen.

Fully equipped self-catering cottage.
Linen and towels and fitted kitchen.
Solar power and gas.
Bedroom with double bed2 beds in living room.
Accessible to wheelchairs

Die Opstal:
Die Opstal is not a secluded house like our other houses. Die Opstal is 500m away from the main farmhouse. You will see the cattle, a few horses and geese. A real farm experience!

Die Opstal is an old farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and lounge with a fireplace (ideal for the cold winter evenings!).
Kitchen: 2 fridges, a stove and a microwave oven.
Outside bedroom room and 2 more bathrooms.
Outside lapa.
Lecture room – seating 20 persons.
Guests at Die Opstal can also do the Klipkraal Hiking Trails or you are welcome to drive with your own vehicle in our game camp.
Min – 12 people
Max – 20 people
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Linen included
Own towels

  • R200.00 pp.pn
  • Weekends – min 2 nights
  • Long Weekend - min 3 nights
  • Easter Weekend – min 4 nights

Admin Fee:

  • R55.00 once off per reservation 

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