Uncovering Trekking & Trail Adventures

Uncovering Trekking & Trail Adventures

23 November 2023

Discovering Africa’s Hidden Trails From The Comfort Of Our Properties

Embark on an exhilarating journey with The Travel Hat as we unveil three extraordinary destinations that promise to ignite your sense of adventure on the best hidden trekking and trail routes. Welcome to a world where nature’s wonders intertwine seamlessly with luxurious accommodations – Orange Grove, Kololo Game Reserve, and Hitgeheim Country Lodge. Each property beckons with a unique charm, offering not just a stay, but an immersive experience for hiking and biking enthusiasts.

Join us on a trail of discovery as we uncover the perfect blend of relaxation and outdoor excitement across these remarkable destinations.

Orange Grove: An Adventure in The Vineyards

Nestled in Robertson’s Valley of Wine and Rose, Orange Grove is a luxurious retreat just two hours from Cape Town. With a 200-year-old Manor House and seven cottages named after diamond-mining areas, the farm offers a picturesque escape. Each cottage features private plunge pools and verandas overlooking vineyards. Modern amenities, self-catering options, and meal baskets ensure a comfortable stay. Surrounded by natural beauty, including rock formations and waterfalls, the farm invites outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, and bird watching. An idyllic country setting, Orange Grove Farm promises a rejuvenating escape amid breathtaking landscapes.

Explore the enchanting trails of Orange Grove, a haven for hiking and biking enthusiasts. Discover vineyards and olive groves on the Tierhoek Dam Trail or relish panoramic views on the Ridge Trail. Guided hikes from October to May unveil hidden gems like rock pools and Rooikrans Falls, offering glimpses of resident wildlife.

Biking enthusiasts can choose from three trails, each catering to different levels. The Tierhoek Dam Trail offers a leisurely ride, the Bobbejanskop Trail presents a slightly more challenging workout, while the Rooikrans & Smitskloof Trail, spanning 12km, is designed for experienced riders seeking a thrilling adventure. Orange Grove Farm invites you to savor the outdoors and create lasting memories amid stunning natural landscapes.

Kololo Game Reserve: Trekking & Trails Amongst The Wild

Kololo Game Reserve, a sanctuary where nature and wildlife unite in perfect harmony. Set within the expansive Welgevonden Game Reserve, Kololo provides a malaria-free and family-friendly environment for guests to embrace the splendor of Africa. Situated in the northern part of the reserve, chalets offer a secure base for exploration on foot or by bike. Serving as a gateway to the larger Welgevonden reserve, Kololo unfolds an encounter with Africa’s diverse wildlife, including the majestic Big Five and a host of other captivating creatures awaiting discovery on an exhilarating safari.

At Kololo Game Reserve, the spirit of adventure unfolds on safe and inviting terrain. With no dangerous animals on the reserve, guests are free to explore three walking trails, ranging from 2 to 15 km, either on foot or by mountain bike. Immerse yourself in the captivating sights and sounds of nature as you spend hours identifying the rich flora and fauna that grace the reserve. For an unforgettable experience, embark on the Welgevonden Big 5 Walk, a three-hour journey into the heart of Welgevonden Game Reserve. Organized for groups of 4 to 8 people, these walks depart directly from Kololo or are facilitated by ranger-driven transport to a designated point within Welgevonden. Along the way, discover two sites adorned with delicate rock art, adding a unique cultural dimension to your adventure. Due to limited ranger availability, advance reservations are essential, ensuring an opportunity to partake in this extraordinary exploration. Please note that participation is subject to ranger availability, adding an element of exclusivity to this remarkable activity.

Hitgeheim Country Lodge: Tranquil Adventures in The Trails

Discover tranquility at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, your escape from the chaos of the modern world. Nestled near the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, the lodge offers genuine South African hospitality and unparalleled Malaria-Free Wildlife Safari experiences. As your base for exploring the third-largest National Park in South Africa, witness the majesty of tuskless African Elephants, unique disease-free African Buffalos, and distinctive Lions in their natural habitat. With their in-house arranged safaris, guided by highly trained experts in luxurious open safari vehicles, Hitgeheim Country Lodge ensures an unforgettable and comfortable journey into the heart of wildlife wonders.

Hitgeheim Country Lodge offers beautiful and tranquil walking trails within the lodge itself. Begin your day with a relaxed walk surrounded by delightful melodies of chirping birds, accompanied by the majestic calls of the fish eagles resonating from the flowing Sundays River below.  Be transformed into nature with indigenous gardens, prolific bird life, and breathtaking views.

Embrace the serenity, relish the thrill of outdoor exploration, and indulge in the warm hospitality that awaits you.

If these incredible journeys have piqued your interest, then The Travel Hat is your ultimate guide to embark on these remarkable adventures.

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