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Whether you prefer two legs or two wheels, the tracks and trails across Bushmans Kloof offer hours of entertainment for hikers, runners and cyclists. Trails range in length and difficulty, ensuring there is an option for all fitness and experience levels. Mountain bikes are available, and maps of the well-marked trails are provided. Or, if you’d prefer some company, ask your guide to accompany you and lead the way. Backpacks filled with water and snacks can be provided on request.
Bushmans Kloof offers a fantastic array of hiking trails. Meander through fragrant fynbos vegetation as you marvel at the sandstone outcrops sculpted by millennia of wind, sun and rain. Take your pick of these well-marked walking trails...
Mountain Trail: An accessible walk traversing the ridge just across the Boontjies River from the lodge. At a gentle pace the trail should take no more than two hours.
Ravine Trail: For more adventurous hikers, the Ravine Trail begins alongside the Walled Garden, and follows a circular loop through dramatic Cederberg scenery. Hikers with severe vertigo should approach the trail with caution, as the path includes some steep and exposed sections. Allow up to three hours to complete the trail.
Crystal Pools Trail: A guide is recommended for this walk, which traverses a more remote section of the reserve. Look forward to dramatic rock formations, cascading waterfalls and the chance to swim in the waters of a pristine Cape mountain stream. To make the most of your time at the river, picnics can be arranged on request.
The tributaries of the perennial Olifants River flow through the sandstone formations of the reserve, delivering crystal-clear water to our large earthen-walled dam. Here canoes are available for guests to paddle and swim beneath the bright blue sweep of African skies.