Marle Coertzen, psychologi­st “The trail requires moderate effort. You don’t hike further than 8 km per day, although it is up and down. Kids 10 years and older should manage.

“Aloe Kaya is my favourite camp because of its location. Candlewood has a great view.”

Philip Simpson, farmer “Whether you bring your kids or not, I’d recommend the slackpacki­ng option. It’s affordable and because you’re not carrying everything on your back, you don’t have to skimp on meals.

“My favourite parts of the hike are where the trail runs along streams and rivers. The waterfalls at Candlewood and Pongola Express are beautiful, and I enjoyed the swim in the dam at Aloe Kaya.”

Albert Bossert, trail builder “The landscape offers so much variety. You’ll see the Uitkomst Waterfall – the second highest waterfall in the Lowveld – and you’ll walk through sandstone mazes and indigenous forests. There’s a surprise around every corner.”

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