Hiking in Mopani Region

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Hiking

Limpopo, with its magnificent scenery and prolific wildlife, provides endless opportunities for the hiking fraternity. Not only do Limpopo's trails cater for the nature-lover, they also open up a vast new world of culture, as some of the routes travel past old rock-art sites or mythical places such as the sacred forest where vhaVenda royalty is buried.

Various landowners and private nature reserves offer day and overnight hikes on their properties. The mountainous terrain of the Soutpansberg range and the Blouberg to the west of it are ideal for hiking - the Soutpansberg Hiking Trail takes hikers 75 km across magnificent countryside from Hanglip to the Entabeni State Forest along the range's rocky spine.

Hiking options are also offered by the Kruger National Park and adjacent private game reserves. Along the borders of the park hikers can encounter the 'Big Five' while on foot. One of the best hiking experiences lies within the Wolkberg where the Iron Crown Mountain and Serala are situated. The Iron Crown Mountain (so-called because of the ring of ironstone around its peak) is still reachable by vehicle but Serala is the largest true wilderness area in the province. Here you have to rely on your own bush and map-reading skills to survive the often adverse terrain and weather conditions.

Close by in Magoebaskloof is the Rooikat Trail in the New Agatha plantations, some 18 km from Tzaneen. The trail follows a circular route of 11 km and takes about five hours to complete. In the same area Safcol's 'Big Five' Magoebaskloof Trail Network leads through the beautiful indigenous forest of Magoebaskloof, following mountain streams and rock pools, in the process opening up this scenic area, with its excellent birding opportunities, to the nature connoisseur.

The western part of the province is also very popular with the hiking fraternity, with various hiking opportunities existing in the Waterberg between Thabazimbi and Mokopane. There are no huts or marked trails in the scenic Wolkberg Wilderness Area but it is a treat for the experienced self-sufficient hiker. The reserves and private farms offer good day-hiking and bush-walking, but hikers are advised to take precautions against ticks and malaria.

Service providers: Hiking

  • Adventure LifestylesMopani Region - Ba-Phalaborwa

    Sure, you may want to visit the Limpopo's region. But you also have certain lifestyle preferences that you  want to experience at Limpopo, Make adventure your lifestyle in Limpopo.

    Adventurers in the province, will have a tale to tell about the magical ‘Land of the Silver Mists’. They will be able to explore the majestic Wolkberg Mountain Range, the Magoebaskloof valley and surrounding areas of the Limpopo province- The eden of Africa. To make sure you have the best adventure, the best sights to see and the best accommodation, make Limpopo your home.

    More info's

    PO Box 21, Magoebaskloof Hotel 731
    Tel.: 15 276 5076, Mobile: 82 321 5430, Fax: 15 276 5076
    E-mail: info@adventurelifestyles.co.za, Website: www.adventurelifestyles.co.za
  • Cheerio Trout FishingMopani Region - Tzaneen
    Cheerio Trout Fishing

    Rainbow Trout. Trout Farms and Fishing Lodges for the fishing enthusiast. Limpopo offers some excellent fishing opportunities for lovers of nature and the outdoors.

    Cheerio Trout Fishing Lodge is situated in the beautiful Cheerio valley, home of the annual Magoebaskloof Spring cherry blossom and azaelea show. It is surrounded by the Wolkberg mountains and pine and indigenous forests. It lies between Polokwane and Tzaneen and is an excellent stop over to the Kruger National Park and other private game parks.

    Accommodation is also available.

    More info's

    Cheerio Farm L41 Road Haenertsburg, Magoebaskloof, 0731
    Tel.: 15 276 1804 , Mobile: 82 374 2818, Fax: 15 276 1117
    E-mail: cheerio@cheerio.co.za, Website: www.cheerio.co.za
  • Hlakula Lake ResortMopani Region - Maruleng
    hlakula lake resort

    Hlakula Lake Resort founded in 2012 by indigenous rural boys who grew up catching fishes and birds around the Drakensberg mountains.

    Hlakula Lake Resort is a place of peace of mind and relaxation founded by Mabatla Seokoma in 2012. Our resort is situated along blue mountains of  Drakensburg between Tzaneen and Hoedspruit east of Limpopo province at Mopani district ,sekororo village. Hlakula Lake Resort is surrounded by game reserves and tropical fruits farms, mountains whilst is built next to a big dam of approximately 2km across.

    More info's

    R36 road, Metz Ext 4,Mopani,Hoedspruit,Maruleng Moetladimo,0891
    Tel.: 0861115859, Mobile: 0724179065 / 0844493904, Fax: 0866684415
    E-mail: info@hlakula.co.za, Website: www.hlakularesorts.co.za
  • Hlakula Lake ResortMopani Region - Maruleng
    hlakula lake resort

    Hlakula Lake Resort founded in 2012 by indigenous rural boys who grew up catching fishes and birds around the Drakensberg mountains.

    Hlakula Lake Resort is a place of peace of mind and relaxation founded by Mabatla Seokoma in 2012. Our resort is situated along blue mountains of  Drakensburg between Tzaneen and Hoedspruit east of Limpopo province at Mopani district ,sekororo village. Hlakula Lake Resort is surrounded by game reserves and tropical fruits farms, mountains whilst is built next to a big dam of approximately 2km across.

    More info's

    R36 road, Metz Ext 4,Mopani,Hoedspruit,Maruleng Moetladimo,0891
    Tel.: 0861115859, Mobile: 0724179065 / 0844493904, Fax: 0866684415
    E-mail: info@hlakula.co.za, Website: www.hlakularesorts.co.za
  • Kwenga Safari LodgeMopani Region - Maruleng
    kwenga safari lodge

    Early morning and evening game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Safari vehicles and together with Guided foot Safaris are included in the quoted rates.

    Walks and drives are conducted by qualified Rangers. Sundowners are enjoyed at various breathtaking scenic spots.

    All of our staff at Umhlametsi are experienced, qualified and dedicated to the conservation of the Reserve. You are encouraged to experience a bush walk where you will be amazed by the intricate wonders of the African bush.

    This is where the Umhalmetsi experience is so different and dedicated. The Rangers point out not only the Big 5 but all the other fascinating components of the Fauna and Flora that are often overlooked.

    Accommodation is also available!

    More info's

    P.O. Box 435, Hoedspruit, 1380
    Tel.: 11 678 5771, Fax: 11 678 7725
    E-mail: umhlametsi@intekom.co.za, Website: www.umhlametsi.co.za
  • Mphongolo TrailMopani Region - Maruleng
    Mphongolo Trail

    The Mphongolo Trail is a primitive Backpacking Trail which starts from Shingwedzi Camp and is conducted in the large wilderness area between the Shingwedzi and Mphongolo rivers. The trail stretches over 4 days and three nights, with departures every Wednesday and Sunday between 1 February and 30 November.

    This trail allows its participants to spend three nights in this wilderness area without having the constraints of having to get to the next point or of following a prescribed route. The trail allows the trail leader to decide when & where to camp and how far & which route to follow. Hikers can leave their cars at Shingwedzi Camp in the designated parking area.

    Source: www.parks-sa.co.za

    More info's

    Tel.: 12 426 5117,
    E-mail: bridgetb@sanparks.org, Website: www.parks-sa.co.za
  • Otter den White Water RaftingMopani Region - Maruleng
    Otter den White Water Rafting

    Otters Den is an ideal base from which to plan visits to attractions in the Hoedspruit area, but why go away if you can stay in your own island paradise?

    We offer fully catered accommodation and a variety of activities for nature lovers or adventure seekers. Whether you prefer more peaceful pursuits like birding and hiking, or the romance and excitement of Hot Air Ballooning, our qualified and experienced staff will arrange it.

    Accommodation is also available.

    More info's

    Hoedspruit, Drakensberg, Near To Krunger National Park
    Tel.: 15 795 5488, Fax: 15 795 5488 Website: www.ottersden.co.za