In a Nut­shell

South African Country Life - - Hiking -

Up to it? The three main trails – the mod­er­ately stren­u­ous 11.33km Krokodil­berg and the easy to mod­er­ate 6.15km Ze­bra and 2.5km Dassie routes – and the short river-walks cater for hik­ers of all age and fit­ness level. Carry wa­ter as there is none on the trail.

When to go The trail is open year-round. The Hennops River and shaded kloofs of­fer respite from the sum­mer heat, and hik­ing af­ter re­cent rain is won­der­ful. The river is of­ten in flood, mak­ing cross­ings ex­cit­ing, while the lush hill­sides are beau­ti­ful and keep the cam­era happy. Late win­ter and early spring, when the aloes, coral trees and veld flow­ers start bloom­ing, are also spec­tac­u­lar times to hike.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties Rus­tic overnight ac­com­mo­da­tion for 18 peo­ple, in a bun­ga­low and ron­davel, is avail­able at Hadeda Camp. If you’re look­ing for some­thing more ex­clu­sive there’s also a self-cater­ing gar­den cot­tage that sleeps two. MTB and 4x4 trails are avail­able on the farm.

Con­tact 082 825 9205 hu­bert@hennops.co.za www.hennop­strails.co.za

For the overnight trail and ac­com­mo­da­tion con­tact Ja­cana Travel Mar­ket­ing & Reser­va­tions 0861 52 2262 book­ings@ja­cana­col­lec­tion.co.za www.ja­cana­col­lec­tion.co.za

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