There is no shortage of hiking trails in Gauteng. In fact, some of the most beautiful hiking trails exist in the Gauteng area.
Although there may be the impression that one would have to travel for hours to find the best hiking trails in Gauteng due to the sheer size of the area, when staying with Random Harvest, hikers will not have to drive for longer than 40 minutes to enjoy the unique wilderness that hiking trails in Johannesburg have to offer.
Hikers can expect to see various game species, as well as an abundance of bird life and a unique population of flora while hiking in Gauteng.
3 amazing hiking trails in Gauteng
JCI Geological Trail
A short ten-minute drive from Muldersdrift, this hiking trail offers a network of paths that lead through the beautiful Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.
The hike is short but strenuous and begins at the foot of the Witpoortjie Waterfall which displays the Crocodile River falling over a cliff that reaches 70 metres high.
Between March and September, Verreaux eagles, also known as black eagles are often spotted gliding above head.
There are 230 identified bird species in this reserve. There are informative signs along the hiking trail that describe various features of the trail.
This hiking trail takes you to the top of 200-meter cliffs which boast some of the most magnificent views before descending down into the Botanical Garden where you may enjoy a picnic after your hike.
Klipriviersberg Hiking Trail
The Klipriversberg Nature Reserve hiking trail is a 40 minute drive from Muldersdrift which is said to be a wonderfully wild hiking trail in Gauteng.
Home to approximately 650 indigenous trees and plants and at least 150 different bird species, the network of hiking trails which total about 20km, will take you through the rich history of this beautiful area.
Hikers can expect to see Red Hartebeest, Black Wildebeest and Zebra calmly roaming the land.
There is a variety of strenuous hikes as well as easy to moderate hikes to choose from, depending on fitness levels and time restraints.
Guided walks available on certain days.
Hennops Hiking Trail
A short 30-minute drive will take you from Muldersdrift to one of the most gorgeous hiking trails in Gauteng known as the Hennops Trail.
There are 3 hiking trails to choose from which all begin and end with a lovely meander alongside the Hennops River before turning towards the mountains.
This trail is exceptionally unique as it provides hikers with the opportunity to use cable cars and a suspension bridge to cross rivers.
Hikers can enjoy a trip down memory lane into the rich history of the area which was used during the Anglo Boer war. There is also an underground cave that can be visited.
Wild life includes 9 different mammal species including the majestic Kudu which may be seen all over throughout the hike. Furthermore, the geographical characteristics of the area make for abundant bird life.
Swimming pools, braai facilities and river tubing available to unwind at the end of your hike.
Random Harvest – Accommodation in Muldersdrift
Looking for the best hiking trails in Gauteng? Contact Random Harvest today for more information and to book into our spectacular, centrally located accommodation in Muldersdrift.