Greyton Mcgregor Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail

Greyton Mcgregor Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail Greyton Mcgregor Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail

Greyton Mcgregor Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail

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Boesmanskloof Trail (GREYTON – MCGREGOR HIKE)
TIME: +/- 5 HOURS
DISTANCE: 12.5 KM
HIGHEST POINT: 680 M
LOWEST POINT: 240 M
LEVEL: CHALLENGING

A permit is required to do the Boesmanskloof Trail. This can be obtained from the Greyton Information Bureau

Refer to the Cape Nature Reserve website for more information on permits and safety regulations.

The start of the Boesmanskloof trail when hiking from Greyton can be reached by walking down Nerina Street toward the river and continuing along this sand path. It will curve toward the left past a small out-building. You will come to the river via a path that leads off to the right through a clearing in the bush. This follows an overhead pipe across the river. Cross the river here. On the other side (if you have crossed in the correct place) you will see the signs of the Nature Reserve in front of you. From here follow the clearly defined vehicle track, winding to the left and up around the mountain (this is the road that you see from Greyton village).

The first major beacon you reach is Breakfast Rock. Take the opportunity to enjoy your breakfast and the view from this spot as it is the last place you can clearly see the town of Greyton.

After not too long a distance you will come to the official entrance of the Cape Nature Riviersonderend Nature Reserve and Mountain Catchment Area and at this point you will be leaving the Greyton Nature Reserve. Here you descend into a valley and walk at this level for much of the way.

About half way through the hike you will come to wondrous rock pools fed by waterfalls. It is highly recommended that you take dip.

Approximately 13 km into the hike, the path will ascend sharply toward a rock house on the crest of the mountain. A few hundred meters before reaching this building the path forks. The right hand fork descends back into the valley whereas the left hand one takes you up to the building. DO NOT take the right hand fork. Continue with the left hand fork.

This building is known as “Die Galg” or “Eagle’s Nest” and can be booked as accommodation. However, if you are not staying the night it is advisable that you arrange to be collected from Die Galg because McGregor is still some 23km away. The Eagle’s nest sleeps between 10 and 12 people and sports facilities such as a braai area and a pool – perfect for ending a long day of hiking.

For emergencies or extra information about the Cape Nature Reserves contact +270214830000 or info@capenature.co.za

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