Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail

The Magoebaskoof Hiking Trail option ranges from two- to-five night.

The trail has six overnight hiking huts namely De Hoek Hut which is 7km from Debegeni Falls , Dokolewa Hut which is 1.5km from De Hoek Hut . Broederstroom Hut is close to Dap Naude Dam. Waterfall Hut overlooks the Dap Naude Dam, Woodbush Hut which is close to the historical avenue of eucalyptus trees and Seepsteen Mule Stables which is 1.5 km from Woodbush Hut.

This trail can start from De Hoek hut, Broederstroom hut or Woodbush hut.

The difficulty rating of the trail ranges from moderate and difficult.

Trail Options
2 Night Trail Options:

  • Woodbush 2 night trail total distance – 20.5km
  • De Hoek 2 night trail total distance –  20.5km
  • Seepsteen Stables 2 night trail total distance –  23.5km
  • Dokolewa Pools 2 night trail total distance – 20.5km
  • Dokolewa Waterfall 2 night trail total distance – 43km

3 Night Trail Options

  • Broederstroom 3 night trail total distance – 39.9km
  • De Hoek 3 night trail total distance – 39.9km
  • Dokolewa Waterfall 3 night trail total distance – 40.2km
  • Dokolewa Pools 3 night trail total distance – 40.8km
  • Magoebaskloof 3 night trail total distance – 41.4km
  • Woodbush 3 night trail total distance – 20.1km
  • Waterfall 3 night trail total distance – 41.4km

4 Night Trail Options

  • Woodbush 4 night trail total distance – 41.4km
  • Seepsteen Mules 4 night trail total distance – 44.5km
  • Waterfall 4 night trail total distance – 53.1km
  • Dokolewa Pools 4 night trail total distance – 42.3km
  • De Hoek 4 night trail total distance – 41.4km
  • Magoebaskloof 4 night trail total distance – 43.8km

5 Night Trail Options

  • Seepsteen Mules 5 night trail total distance – 61.2km
  • Woodbush 5 night trail total distance – 52.5km
  • Dokolewa Pools 5 night trail total distance – 59.3km
  • Magoebaskloof five-night trail, total distance – 61.5km
  • Magoebaskloof big five trail, total distance – 62.4km.

General information

  • You will need to be fairly fit to complete the five-day route. The two-day routes are less demanding and are suitable for families. The trail has three different starting points, namely Woodbush Hut, De Hoek Hut or Broederstroom Hut
  • The trails are laid out on the forestry estate, but most of the walking is through magnificent sub-tropical, indigenous forest, over craggy ravines and alongside cascading waterfalls, pristine mountain streams, rivers and dams.
  • The summers can be misty and rainy (rainfall occurs mainly between October and March) but be prepared for rain at any time of the year. Temperatures range from 15.3°C to 19.2°C with higher temperatures in the lower-lying areas.
  • Permits for trout fishing in the Dap Naudé Dam are available at the Woodbush office. Angling is not allowed.
  • The trail is free from malaria and cholera.

Hut facilities
The six huts are either old forestry buildings or modern purpose-built wooden chalets.

  • De Hoek Hut. This hut has 24 bunk beds, two showers, one toilet, hot water and electricity. Braai facilities are available.
  • Dokolewa Pools Hut. This hut has 16 bunk beds, two showers (no hot water) and two toilets. There is an undercover braai area.
  • Broederstroom Hut. There are 24 bunk beds. The hut has two showers, one toilet, hot water and electricity. Braai facilities are available.
  • Waterfall Hut. This hut has 16 bunks, two showers (no hot water) and two toilets. There is an undercover braai area.
  • Woodbush Hut. The hut has 24 bunk beds, three showers and two toilets. There is no electricity and no hot water. There is an undercover braai area.
  • Seepsteen Mule Stables Hut. This hut has 16 bunks, one toilet and two cold showers. Braai facilities are available.

Rates
R130.00 per person
R55.00 once off admin fee per reservation