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Eye View Hiking Trail

Rustenburg, North West

The Eyeview trail is situated no more than 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria between the North West Provincial towns of Koster and Rustenburg on the R52. Both the hiker’s camp (Dapper Stapper Bush Camp) and the two self-catering chalets are situated on the crest of a hillside overlooking the vista that stretches down to the Selons River on the neighbouring farm. From your perch near the chalets it is possible to view Giraffe and a multitude of other game as they feed away seemingly unaware of your eyes focused on them (a pair of binoculars is a good thing to have with you. The 2 private chalets have an almost 180 degree view –one can see Hartbeespoortdam, Olifantsnek dam and Derby in the distance on a clear day.

Eye View Game Farm offers a wide range of wildlife including kudu, rooibok, blue wildebeest, ribbok, blesbuck, steenbok, etc. 30 km dirt road for 4×4 game viewing.  On a clear day one can see Mooinooi,   Hartbeespoortdam, Olifantsnek, Koster and Maanhaarrand in the distance.

Peace and tranquillty is what you find here.

Location:

To reach Koster from Johannesburg I normally go via the town of Magaliesburg, but the N4 west from Pretoria is probably safer with less potholes. From N4 take the Swartruggens turnoff and then follow the Koster Road (R52)

GPS coordinates: for entrance gate S25 48.739 E26 59.719

 

Hiking Trails and Other Activities:

There are 2 well planned, circular day trails, setting out from a central base.  Both trails are designed to explore the farm’s diversity and different habitats. The birdlife on the farm is plentiful which is good reason on its own for you to take those binos along.

The Blou Wildebeest trail which is 13km has as its high point a clamber along a deep, wooded kloof which in summer should have water. Among the trees on the higher areas of the farm, you may come across Blue Wildebeest taking shelter from the sun. The Leopard trail is 5km.

  • Game viewing with your own 4×4 – more than 30km dirt roads
  • Game drives with owner
  • Quad bike trails – only 4×4 utility bikes allowed
  • Mountain Bike Trails – bring own bikes
  • Swimming pool
  • Excellent star gazing at night!
  • Panoramic views you will never forget!

 

Accommodation:

When booking you have the choice of making a reservation to stay at the hikers huts or at the more luxury, fully equipped self-catered chalets.

 

Dapper Stapper Base Camp:
  • Accommodates 17 adults (and space for 3 children)
  • 5 wooden huts, beds & mattresses only (Bring own sleeping bags / bedding)
  • Communal kitchen and ablution facilities
  • Kitchen: fridge, 2 plate gas stoves and cooking utensils, 4 fridges, undercover social area with tables and chairs, braai facilities and boma for bon fires. Solar lighting available.
  • Bring own cutlery and crockery.
  • Ablution: 2 showers with hot (donkey boiler) and cold water showers, flush toilets and hand basins.
  • No electricity or plug points. Solar lighting and lanterns provided

 

Self Catering Chalets:

There are 2 chalets, each has a private balcony with lovely views

Chalet 1: (4 – sleeper)
One bedroom with a double bed.  Sleeper coach in the lounge area.  Bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin. Open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen.(combo fridge and deep freeze, gas stove, cutlery & utensils) Donkey geyser for hot water. Electricity. Balcony 5x6m with 2m under roof – stunning views!  Bring own bedding & towels.

Chalet 2: (6 – sleeper)
One bedroom with a double bed.  A private loft room with 2 single beds. Sleeper coach for 2  in the lounge area. Bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin. Open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen. .(combo fridge and deep freeze, gas stove, cutlery & utensils) Donkey geyser for hot water. Electricity. Balcony 3x6m with 2m under roof – stunning views!

Bring own bedding & towels.

 

Rates:

Rates per person per night based on a minimum of 2 nights, minimum 2 people
LONG WEEKENDS: Minimum 3 night bookings requested.
Accommodation option Minimum per night Per person per night Per child 0 – 12 per night
Dapper Stapper Bush Camp R180.00 pp R140.00pppd
Camping (For groups bigger than 16 in Bush Camp) R90.00 R70.00
4 Sleeper Chalet

AFRIKA

Own linen & Towels

2 people

R300.00 pp

3 – 4 people

R300.00 pp

(3 – 4 pax child u/12)

R150.00 pp

5 Sleeper Chalet

KAAPPUNT

Own linen & Towels

3 people

R300.00 pp

4 – 5 people

R300.00 pp

(4 – 5pax child u/12)

R150.00 pp

5 Sleeper Chalet

KARIBU

Linen & towels supplied

3 people

R300.00 pp

4 – 5 people

R300.00 pp

(4 – 5 pax child u/12)

R150.00 pp

 

Rates per person per night based on a one night stay

Accommodation option Minimum per night Per person per night Per child 0 – 12 per night
Dapper Stapper Bush Camp R210.00 pp R155.00 pp
Camping (For groups bigger than 16 in Bush Camp) R100.00 R50.00
4 Sleeper Chalet

AFRIKA

Own linen & Towels

2 people

R420.00 pp

3 – 4 people

R420.00 pp

(3 – 4 pax child u/12)

R210.00 pp

5 Sleeper Chalet

KAAPPUNT

Own linen & Towels

3 people

R420.00 pp

4 – 5 people

R420.00 pp

(4 – 5 pax child u/12)

R210.00 pp

5 Sleeper Chalet

KARIBU

Linen & towels supplied

DSTV R50 p.d (bring own card &

decoder)

3 people

R420.00 pp

4 – 5 people

R420.00 pp

(4 – 5 pax child u/12)

R210.00 pp

 

Pertinent Information:
  • Admin Fee:  R55.00 once off per reservation
  • Arrival:  Restricted entrance, no arrivals after 20:00.  From 14:00 – 20:00 – confirm estimated time of arrival with owners 24 hours prior to visit.
  • Departure:  11:00 – 14:00
  • Key Deposit:  Refundable R120.00 per unit, payable on arrival
  • Day visitors:  R100.00 per person / children u/12 R70.00 pp
  • 4×4 Vehicles:  R120.00 per vehicle / weekend
  • Quad bikes:  (no 2-stroke bikes): R120.00 per bike per weekend –ONLY utility bikes allowed.
  • Mountain bikes:  No charge, please bring own
  • BOMA:  Private function, R60.00 per person.  Wood – R250.00 for bon fire in cone.
  • Wood for sale:  R20.00/ 8kg bag , R30.00 wheelbarrow load

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