Location

The Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail is near the town of Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province.

 

How to get there

To Woodbush Hut. From Gauteng, take the N1 North towards Polokwane (Pietersburg). Turn off at the R71 to Tzaneen and drive for about 70km. Follow the signposts to the Woodbush Plantation. Turn left from the R71 onto a gravel road (also marked Houtbosdorp). The signpost says: Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail (Woodbush Entrance). Follow the signpost to the Woodbush Hut.

 

How to get there

To Broederstroom Hut. From Gauteng, follow the N1 north towards Pietersburg.  Turn off to Tzaneen on the R71 until ±77km from the N1.  Follow the signpost to the Woodbush plantation – turning left from R71 onto a gravel road.  (Also marked Houtbosdorp).  Sign is marked: Safcol Ecotourism – Magoebaskloof Hiking Trial, follow indicators to the different huts.

 

How to get there

To De Hoek Hut. From Gauteng, take the N1 North towards Polokwane. Turn off at the R71 to Tzaneen and drive for about 77km. To get to the De Hoek Plantation, turn off at the signpost: Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail (De Hoek Entrance). Follow the gravel road past the Debegeni Falls for about 7km, until you arrive at the De Hoek Hut on your left.

 

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.

 

Main attractions

·               History: Sawpits from the woodcutting era can be seen along the route. Historical sites include the old mule path, bridges and the O' Connor memorial. Alexander James O'Connor played an important role in establishing the Woodbush and De Hoek plantations as the first commercial plantations in the region.

·               Fauna and flora. The eucalyptus trees are the tallest planted trees in the southern hemisphere, some being 83m tall and 115cm in diameter. Other trees include bluegum (the tallest planted by man), eucalyptus grandis, indigenous sub-tropical forest and ferns. There is an abundance of exotic fungi and plants including the spectacular clivia. Various animals are evident as well as butterflies, frogs and reptiles.

·               Birds. A variety of birds can be seen along this trail, including the black-fronted bush shrike, emerald cuckoo, olive woodpecker, Knysna lourie, wood owl, barn owl, giant kingfisher, white-throated swallow, Cape canary and forest canary. The dams provide opportunities to see birds such as fish eagles and ospreys.

 

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.

 

Parking is available at the De Hoek Hut, Broederstroom Hut and Woodbush Hut.

No parking at the Dokolewa Pools Hut, Waterfall Hut and Seepsteen Mule Stables Hut – these huts may NOT be accessed by vehicle.

 

Trail descriptions

The huts are positioned in groups of two.

 

Broederstroom Hut to De Hoek Hut

·                This section of the trail starts below the Broederstroom Hut.

·                Walk between the oak trees to reach the plantation road.

·                Turn right onto the plantation road and through the swamp cypress trees. (Lady Phillips and Audrey Eastwood, daughter of the first forester, planted 20 of these pyramid-shaped, deciduous conifers with their fine feathery foliage.)

·                Turn left and follow the winding trail towards a pine plantation.

·                Walk between the oak trees before crossing the plantation road.

·                You come to large, slanting rocks that must be negotiated very carefully, using the chains that are provided for support. (The stunning view over the Grootbosch makes the effort well worthwhile.)

·                Continue through an indigenous forest, crossing various streams, until you reach pine trees.

·                Carry on along the plantation road, through sections of pine trees.

·                Walk along the banks of the Dokolewa stream until you can see the Dokolewa Pools Hut. (Tree ferns can be found all along this section.)

·                Cross the wooden bridge that leads to the Dokolewa Pools Hut.

·                Walk over the veranda at the Dokolewa Pools Hut, past the lapa.

·                Continue on the plantation road to the De Hoek Hut signpost on your right.

·                Turn right and take the short, rather steep incline.

·                Cross two gravel roads before the De Hoek Hut comes into view.

 

Waterfall Camp to the Dokolewa Pools Hut

·                Start behind the Waterfall Camp, past the waterfall, up the hill to the plantation road.

·                After a while, the trails curves to the right through sections of indigenous and pine plantations.

·                Walk between oak trees before crossing the plantation road.

·                You come to large, slanting rocks that must be negotiated very carefully, using the chains that are provided for support. (The stunning view over the Grootbosch makes the effort well worthwhile.)

·                Continue through an indigenous forest crossing various streams.

·                Carry on along the plantation road, through sections of pine trees.

·                Walk along the banks of the Dokolewa stream until the Dokolewa Pools Hut can be seen. (Tree ferns can be found all along this section.)

·                Cross the wooden bridge that leads to the Dokolewa Pools Hut.

 

De Hoek Hut to Woodbush Hut

 

·                Start behind the De Hoek Hut.

·                Cross two gravel roads and continue on the trail as it slants down towards the Dokolewa Pools Hut.

·                At the third gravel road, turn left to the Dokolewa Pools Hut.

·                Walk past the lapa at the Dokolewa Pools Hut, over the veranda.

·                Turn right and cross over the wooden bridge.

·                The winding trail goes all along the Dokolewa stream. Cross the stream at various places by means of wooden bridges. (Steps have been placed on the inclines for your convenience.)

·                Continue through sections of Helsche indigenous forest and pine plantations.

·                Cross the Forest Drive plantation road as you continue climbing.

·                You come to a T-junction with a signpost showing left to the Seepsteen Stables Hut and right to the Woodbush Hut.

·                Turn right and take the last uphill towards the Woodbush Hut.

·                Pass the little cement dam to the Woodbush Hut on your left.

 

Dokolewa Pools Hut to the Seepsteen Mule Stables Hut

·                From the Dokolewa Pools Hut, cross the wooden bridge and continue all along the stream.

·                Cross various streams by means of wooden bridges. (Steps have been placed on the inclines for your convenience.)

·                Continue through sections of Helsche indigenous forest and pine plantations.

·                Cross the Forest Drive plantation road as you continue climbing.

·                You come to a T-junction with a signpost showing left to the Seepsteen Stables Hut and right to the Woodbush Hut.

·                Turn left to the Seepsteen Stables Hut.

·                Take a leisurely walk for about 1km to the Seepsteen Stables Hut.

 

Woodbush Hut to the De Hoek Hut

·               From the Woodbush Hut walk 1.5km, over the parking area, past the little cement dam on your right, through the pine plantation, to the Seepsteen Stables Hut.

·               Walk past on the right-hand side of the Seepsteen Stables Hut.

·               Follow the plantation road as it curves to the left. (Note the exotic clivias along this section and spectacular views of the Tzaneen lowveld and Magaboeskloof/Tzaneen Dam as the trail ascends.)

·               Continue through indigenous forest to the main plantation road.

·               Turn left onto the main plantation road and then turn right onto a smaller gravel road.

·               Continue for about 2km. Turn right through a small section of pine plantation before entering an indigenous forest once again. (Steps have been placed along this section for your convenience.)

·               You reach a signpost giving you the option to either turn right to the Debegeni Waterfall and picnic area,
or left to continue to the Dokolewa Pools Hut.

·               As you continue towards the Dokolewa Pools Hut along the river, there are places where you can swim, but take great care not to get hurt – the rocks are very slippery!

·               Cross the river by means of a long bridge and continue through another pine plantation.

·               Cross a cement low-water bridge and continue along the plantation road before taking a sharp right turn onto another plantation road with a slight incline.

·               There is a short decline before you come to a signpost showing you to turn left to the De Hoek Hut.

·               There is a last stiff uphill and two gravel roads to cross before you reach the De Hoek Hut.

 

 Seepsteen Mule Stables Hut to the Dokolewa Pools Hut

·         The trail goes through a short section of pine plantation then turns right into an indigenous forest.

·         Cross a stream on several occasions taking great care not to slip on the rocks.

·         As you ascend, take time to enjoy the exotic clivias, abundance of birds and animals and spectacular views of the Tzaneen lowveld and Magaboeskloof/Tzaneen Dam.

·         Continue through an indigenous forest to the main plantation road.

·         Turn left onto the main plantation road before turning right onto a smaller gravel road.

·         Continue for about 2km. Turn right through a small section of pine plantation before entering an indigenous forest once again. (Steps have been placed along this section for your convenience.

·         You reach a signpost giving you the option to either turn right to the Debegeni Waterfall and picnic area or left to continue to the Dokolewa Pools Hut.

·         As you continue towards the Dokolewa Pools Hut along the river, there are places where you can swim, but take great care not to get hurt – the rocks are very slippery!

·         Cross the river by means of a long bridge and continue through another pine plantation.

·         Cross a cement low-water bridge and continue along the plantation road before taking a slight incline.

·         Take a leisurely walk along the plantation road to the Dokolewa Pools Hut.

Woodbush Hut to the Broederstroom Hut

·   The trail crosses two plantation roads below the Woodbush Hut.

·         Take the incline through the pine plantation, cross several streams to reach an indigenous forest.

·         Continue through the indigenous forest, cross several plantation roads and streams and go through sections of pine plantation. (You may find this beautiful section to be rather steep.)

·         Continue through oak trees to reach the Dap Naude picnic area where you can take a well-deserved rest before facing the last steep climb past the Dam Naude dam wall.

·         Continue your ascent along the dam.

·         Cross several small streams and continue through a pine plantation until you reach the plantation road.

·         The road leads straight to the Broederstroom Hut.

 

Seepsteen Mule Stables to the Waterfall Camp

·         With the Seepsteen Mule Stables Hut behind you, start hiking from your left.

·         Continue through plantations of pine and bluegum to the O’Connor Memorial.

·         Cross the main plantation road, continue through giant eucalyptus grandis and on through a pine plantation.

·         A rather steep climb takes you through an indigenous forest, crossing various plantation roads and streams, to another pine plantation.

·         Continue through stately old oak trees to reach the Dap Naude picnic area where you can take a well-deserved rest before facing the last steep climb past the Dap Naude dam wall. (In thick mist, you are very likely to come across a bush pig among the oaks, provided you tread softly)

·         Continue your ascent along the dam.

·         Cross several small streams and continue through a pine plantation until you reach the plantation road.

·         The trail then descends almost to the point of the dam.

·         Take a left turn and a short walk to the Waterval Hut.

 

From the parking areas

Woodbush Hut parking area to the Seepsteen Stables Hut

·         From the Woodbush Hut, walk 1.5km, across the parking area, past the little cement dam on your right, through the pine plantation, to the Seepsteen Stables Hut.

 

Broederstroom Hut parking area to the Waterfall Hut

·         Walk along the plantation road in the direction of the Dap Naude Dam. Turn right onto a footpath that crosses several streams, to the Waterfall Hut.

 

De Hoek Hut parking area to the Dokolewa Pools Hut

·         Take a leisurely 1.5km walk on a gravel road to the Dokolewa Pools Hut.

 

Trail options

 

2 Night Trail Options:

WOODBUSH 2 NIGHT TRAIL

This option is a circular trail and starts at Woodbush hut – De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut

Woodbush hut – De Hoek hut

11.5 km

Easy

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

9 km

 

DE HOEK 2 NIGHT TRAIL

This option is a circular trail and starts at De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut – De Hoek hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

9 km

Easy

Woodbush hut – De Hoek hut

11.5 km

 

DOKOLEWA POOLS 2 NIGHT TRAIL

This option is a circular trail and starts at De Hoek hut – Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Dokolewa Pools –De Hoek

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut and hike 1.5 km to Dokolewa Pools hut

De Hoek  hut– Dokolewa Pools hut

1.5 km

Ease - Moderate

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

9 km

Seepsteen Stables Mule hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

12 km

Dokolewa Poools – De Hoek

1.5 km

 

DOKOLEWA WATERFALL 2 NIGHT TRAIL

This option is a circular trail and starts at Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools – Woodbush hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut and start hiking to Waterfall hut

Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut

12.3km

Moderate

Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbush hut

10.5 km

 

SEEPSTEEN MULE STABLES 2 NIGHT TRAIL

This option is a circular trail and starts at Wooddbush hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Dokolewa Pools – Woodbush hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut and hike 1.5 km to Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

Woodbush hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

1.5 km

Moderate

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

12 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Woodbush hut

1.5 km

 

3 Night Trail Options:

BROEDERSTROOM 3 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut - Wooddbush hut – Broederstroom hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Broederstroom hut

Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut

18 km

Moderate – Difficult

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

9 km

Woodbush hut  - Broederstroom hut

15 km

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Woodbush hut

1.5 km

 

DE HOEK 3 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at De Hoek – Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut – De Hoek

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

9 km

Moderate – Difficult

Woodbush hut  - Broederstroom hut

15 km

Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut

18 km

 

 

WOODBUSH 3 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut – De Hoek

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut

Woodbush hut - Broederstroom

13.8 km

Moderate – Difficult

Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut

18 km

De Hoek hut - Woodbush hut

8.4 km

 

DOKOLEWA POOLS 3 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Woodbush hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Waterfall hut - Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut and hike 1.5 km to Seepsteen Mule hut

Woodbush hut – Seepsteen Mule Hut

1.5 km

Moderate – Difficult

Seepsteen Mule Stable hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Woodbush hut

1.5 km

 

DOKOLEWA WATERFALLS 3 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at De Hoek - Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Waterfall hut – De Hoek

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut and hike 1.5 km to Dokolewa Pools

De Hoek – Dokolewa Pools

1.5 km

Moderate – Difficult

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stable hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Waterfall hut – De Hoek

16 km

 

MAGOEBASKLOOF 3 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools – Woodbush hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut

Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Moderate – Difficult

Waterfall hut - Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbus hut

10.5 km

 

WATERFALL 3 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools – Woodbush hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut and start hiking to Waterfall hut

Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Moderate – Difficult

Waterfall hut - Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbus hut

10.5 km

 

4 Night Trail Options:

WOODBUSH 4 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut

Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut

15 km

Moderate – Difficult

Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut

16.5 km

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

8.4 km

 

SEEPSSTEEN MULE STABLES 4 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools – Seepsteen Mules Stables hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut and hike 1.5 km to Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

Woodbush hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

1.5 km

Moderate – Difficult

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stable hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stable hut – Woodbush hut

1.5 km

 

WATERFALL 4 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools – Seepsteen Mules Stables hut – De Hoek hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut and start hiking to Waterfall hut

Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Moderate – Difficult

Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stable hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stable hut – De Hoek hut

12 km

De Hoek – Woodbush hut

9 km

 

DOKOLEWA POOLS 4 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at De Hoek – Dokolewa Pools – Seepsteen Mules Stables hut – Waterfall hut – De Hoek hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut and hike 1.5 km to Dokolewa Pools hut

De Hoek hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

1.5 km

Moderate – Difficult

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stable hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stable hut - Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Waterfall hut – De Hoek hut

18 km

 

DE HOEK 4 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

8.4 km

Moderate – Difficult

Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut

15 km

Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut

16.5 km

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

9 km

 

MAGOEBASKLOOF 4 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at De Hoek – Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut  – De Hoek hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

9 km

Moderate - Difficult

Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut

15 km

Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut

18 km

 

5 Night Trail Options:

SEEPSTEEN MULE STABLES 5 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Woodbush hut - Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut and hike 1.5 km to Seepsteen Mule Stable hut

Woodbush hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

1.5 km

Difficult

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut - Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – De Hoek hut

12 km

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

9 km

 

WOODBUSH 5 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut – Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbush hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at Woodbush hut and hike 1.5 km to Seepsteen Mule Stable hut

Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut

15 km

Difficult

Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut

16.5 km

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

8.4 km

Woodbush hut – Dokolewa hut

13.2 km

Dokolewa hut – Woodbush hut

10.5 km

 

DOKOLEWA POOLS 5 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at De Hoek hut – Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbush hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – De Hoek hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut and hike 1.5 km to Dokolewa Pools hut

De Hoek hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

1.5 km

Difficult

Dokolewa hut – Woodbush hut

10.5 km

Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – De Hoek hut

12 k

 

DE HOEK 5 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbush hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – De Hoek hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

8.4 km

Difficult

Woodbush hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – De Hoek hut

12 km

 

MAGOEBASKLOOF 5 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Woodbush hut – Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbush hut – De Hoek hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at De Hoek hut and hike 1.5 km to Dokolewa Pools hut

De Hoek hut - Dokolewa Pools hut

1.5 km

Difficult

Dokolewa Pools hut – Seepsteen Mule Stables hut

9 km

Seepsteen Mule Stables hut – Waterfall hut

13.8 km

Waterfall hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

18 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbush hut

10.5km

 

9 km

 

MAGOEBASKLOOF BIG 5 NIGHT TRAIL

This trail starts at Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut – De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

Parking

Distances

Difficulty grading

Park at the Woodbush hut

Woodbush hut – Broederstroom hut

15 km

Difficult

Broerderstroom hut – De Hoek hut

18 km

De Hoek hut – Woodbush hut

8.4 km

Woodbush hut – Dokolewa Pools hut

12.5 km

Dokolewa Pools hut – Woodbush hut