Alberts Farm Alberts Farm may not be known by many
Johannesburg residents but it certainly has a number of good
points that should be taken into account when one is looking for
a place to go for a walk on a weekend afternoon in Johannesburg.
The conservancy consists of about 90ha of small rocky ridges,
undulating grassland stretching down to the wetland area along
the Montgomery Spruit. The area is ideal for dog walking and
kite flying while the more avid walker might enjoy exploring the
spruit downstream to where it joins up with the Braamfontein
Bakoondkrans near Witbank
two-day circular trail: 12 km on the first and 9 km on the
second day. Mountains with panoramic views, ravines, indigenous
forests, follows perennial Klipspruit with rock pools, waterfall
with “foefie-slide” and rapids. Trail is not recommended for
small children. Base camp: (20 persons) 300 m from the river,
hot showers, braai facilities. Pots, pans etc. Lanterns.
Overnight camp: “cave” hut between large boulders and rocks,
ablutions and braai-area.
Boksburg Hiking Club If you are interested in hiking
and not quite sure where to begin why not attend our monthly
meetings (first Wednesday of each month). We meet at the Comet
Recreational Hall in Farrar Road, Comet, Boksburg at 7pm.
Footprint Hiking Club
We offer members the opportunity to enrich their lives by
partaking in environmental and socially related activities
offered by the club while taking an active and responsible
stance in the preservation of the environment.
Hennops Hiking Trail
In the heart of Gauteng, virtually on the doorstep of both
Johannesburg and Pretoria, hikers can now experience one of the
few unspoilt nature areas near the Hartebeespoortdam.
Johannesburg Hiking Club
trails in South Africa but especially in the Magaliesberg, where
you will meet like minded outdoor and conservation orientated
people who wear heavy boots and smell like the mountain air.
Youthful, midweek and Sunday hikes, kloofing, backpacks, base
camp weekends, slide show/club evenings and social events.
Hiking in South Africa can be fun - try us!
Klipkraal Hiking Trail
Near Heidelberg, Gauteng
The Klipkraal Hiking Trail has as its main advantage the fact
that it is one of the closest weekend trails to the towns of
Johannesburg and Pretoria. The scenery is typical of that found
on the Highveld and similar to that found in the popular,
nearby, Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. There is a good chance of
seeing game such as Zebra and Wildebeest while the birdlife is
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is situated 11km south of the
city centre, next to the southern suburb of Mondeor and consists
of 615 hectares of open veld and koppies. Guided walks are
available on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. These
start from Frandaph Drive entrance at 9am May to September and
8am the rest of the year and last for about 3 hours.
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Kloofendal is a small nature reserve situated on the West Rand,
within easy reach of the centre of Johannesburg. It consists of
pristine highveld vegetation with craggy quartzite outcrops. The
reserve provides an ideal destination for a afternoon stroll.
Mooiplasie Hiking Trail & Conference Centre Mooiplasie is
situated at Boekenhoutskloof about 75Km north of Pretoria. The
trails can be considered fairly easy and suitable for family
groups. The longer of the two trails passes through a game
reserve and one should see quite a lot of wildlife and game
Rustig Hiking Trails in the Magaliesberg Well maintained and
clearly marked, we invite you to explore this protected 'Green
zone' on the border of the North West Province and Gauteng. The
hiking trails vary in length from 5 km - 12 km and you are
welcome to hike them by your selves. Alternatively, join one of
our guided hikes where our well informed mountain guides will be
able to weave the ancient geology, unique plant life, curious
creatures and colourful history into a vivid tapestry that is
Contact Tel: 082 323 4022
Serendipity Trails Situated between the towns of
Nylstroom and Naboomspruit, 140Km from
Pretoria, the private game farm
on which the Serendipity group of trails are situated offer a
unique chance to enjoy a variety of activities to suite most eco
tourists. The area, considering its size
(1200ha), contains the most remarkable variety of terrain
Smuts Trail, Irene A three-kilometre
walk through the pristine grasslands surrounding the Smuts House
Museum in Irene. The grasslands are a birdwatcher’s dream and
ornithologists have identified no fewer than 300 bird species
within a seven-kilometre radius of the nearby Irene railway
station. Monday to Friday from 09h30 to 16h30; Weekends and
public holidays from 09h30 to 17h00.
Contact Tel: 012 667 1176
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve The Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve covers an
area of 11,595ha and was named after the Transvaal Suikerbos, (Protea
Caffra). The reserve is within an hours drive of
Johannesburg and lies close to the town of Heidelberg. The main
feature of the reserve is the Suikerbosrand Mountain Range that
forms the backbone of the reserve and varies in height between
1,545m and 1,917m above sea level.
Vredefort Meteorite Trail
An amazing experience! 140km from Johannesburg.
Discover this amazing area by doing one of
several options on this trail, from a four day backpacking trail
to one of four basecamp trails offered by the Vredefort