Chain Gang Events (Pty) Ltd
DATE : 26-28 May 2023
VENUE : Mountain Pastures Game Lodge, Uniondale
DISTANCES : 6km | 12km | 10km
This Hiking Tour will take you on routes you have never experienced before. Arrive Friday afternoon, and start the weekend with a 6km night hike (remember your headlight!), and enjoy the spectacular Karoo night life. Upon your return to the lodge, you will be spoiled with a hearty meal followed by some chill time around a big fire.Tucked away, deep in the mountains in the most remote part of Mountain Pastures, is one of the best-kept secrets of the De Hoop-valley. Hiding there in the upper reaches of the Driehoeks-river, is a perennial waterfall which, until recently, were almost totally inaccessible. Saturday morning after breakfast, you will be hiking a 12km technical route towards a waterfall, where you can enjoy a snack and coffee, or you can continue hiking if you want a bit more of a challenging morning. Lunch will be served followed by a 30min massage (included in your entry). Sunday's route is a 10km technical trail where you will enjoy hiking amongst some wild life.
Buffalo Gorge Trail 6km - NIGHT TRAIL
This trail will be done as a night trail hike. The trail winds its way up a kloof to a plateau, and then heads in a westerly direction. Guests are able to stop at a marked viewpoint on the plateau to enjoy the wonderful view to the south. The trail then descends back down, where hikers have a good chance of viewing various game species.
Waterfall Trail 12km - SATURDAY
Saturday : The trail starts off gently meandering up the north-facing slope of the Hannibal Mountain. Reaching the top, it heads in an easterly direction, the views to the south providing a beautiful ‘backdrop’. After a short descent, one reaches a split in the trail. Hikers take the path to the left and descend down into the kloof. Once reaching the kloof, a short section up the valley leads to a magnificent waterfall, surrounded by stunning rock faces. One uses the same route to ascend out of the kloof, back to the split in the path. Here, hikers turn right, and continue back up the mountain, along the Tranquility Trail, but in a reverse direction. The trail heads back over the mountain. As one descends on the north side of the mountain, the route splits off the Tranquility Trail, using the ‘escape route’ which enters the game area, back towards the lodge.
Grey Rhebok Trail 10km SUNDAY
Sunday : After a short meander across a low lying area, the trail ascends gently to the top of a low plateau. The trail then heads along the plateau in a westerly direction, with wonderful 360 degree views, to a Trig beacon. The path zig-zags down a beautiful kloof to a group of Poplar trees. The trail then heads back in an easterly direction over a few low ‘koppies’ across the lower lying areas of the farm.
ENTRY FEE INFORMATION
R3,800.00 per person sharing accommodation
R4,800.00 per person single accommodation
Included in your entry fee :
* Friday and Saturday night accommodation;
* All meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch;
* Goodie Bag with race garnment, buff and snack pack for the waterfall hike;
* 30min Massage Saturday afternoon;
* Access to beautiful trails.
6 x 2/3 sleeper Chalets
1 x 4 sleeper (two bedrooms) Chalet
Ensuite bathrooms, Tea/coffee station, fireplace, electric blankets etc.
Limited to 20 entries
Mountain Pastures Game Lodge, Uniondale
|Address||De Hoop Road, Uniondale|