We offer a 3 day hike: Day 1 (12km), day 2 (19km) and day 3 (9km) hiking trails.The base camp, Wilgefontein, is a fully equipped farm house that offers everything that you need for your hiking adventure, including beds with matrasses and safe parking for your vehicles in the barn.

The trails are circular, to allow you to head back to base camp easily. Parking for your vehicles at the base camp.

Karoo Hiking - Scenery

Along the way you will see the most fascinating rock formations that are literally thousands of years old and quite unique to the Karoo.

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hoto By: Ernst Brunke (Pragtige rotsformasies)

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Photo By: Ernst Brunke  (Ossewa-spore)

You will pass through valleys, past streams and even see some rock art that was left by the San people that roamed these plains many years ago.

In summer you can enjoy yourself in the naturally formed swimming holes, while admiring the huge variety of korsmos. Also, be sure to visit the fossilized riverbed.

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Photo By: Ernst Brunke - "Versteende rivierbed"

All hiking and 4x4 trail accommodation options are listed here. It is equipped with beds, gas lamps, braai (BBQ) facilities, cast iron pot and kettle.

Backpack transport to accommodation available. 

All our trails are clearly marked with "Foort Prints" as follows and maps are provided.

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HERE IS WHAT THE FOOTPRINTS HIKING CLUB HAD TO SAY ABOUT THEIR VISIT:

ernst_brunke_pics_20.jpg“You report to the main farmhouse where you are given brochures and a good 1:50000 map ( photocopy ) with each days routes clearly marked in different colours. You also get the keys to the various “huts”.

Base house at Wilgerfontein was huge. With gas stove and fridge and hot shower, big braai under cover with plenty of wood. With an indoor fire place candles and gas lamps, a big lounge with so many chairs etc that you are spoiled for choice!

Photos from the trail, interesting stones and artefacts provided interesting decor. Secure parking was provided in a barn at the back of the property….”

 

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Contact Details

Tel - 087 550 1368 or
Tel -  049 843 1506

Cell - 082 4415 605
transkaroo@eik.co.za

Cancellation Policy

Transkaroo Adventures refund policy is defined below:

  • 3 months before stay date: 90% of deposit is refundable.
  • 1 month before stay date: 50%  of deposit is refundable
  • 2 weeks before stay date : 20% of deposit is refundable
  • 1 week before stay date: 0% of deposit is refundable
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Beste Elmarie:

Hier is so 'n paar fotos wat ek tydens die staptog geneem het. Ingrid en ek
het die drie dae baie geniet. Die eerste en derde dag was vir ons die mees interessantste. Dag 2 is ietwat lank - veral vir die winter (kort dae). Die staproete bied 'n uitstekende indruk van die Karoo landskap op sy beste.

PS: Die toegeyste poeletjies was 'n besondere verskynsel. Is dit gevriesde
sneeu of ys wat hier en daar ontstaan het?

Vriendelike groete,

Ernst.

Ernst

Baie baie dankie vir die goeie terugvoer. Ja julle het verseker die karoo op sy koudste ervaar. Die waterpoeletjies is gevriesde water en watervalletjies - wat 'n pragtige gesig. Die fyn wit op die grassies was die sneeu. Julle het verseker pragtige herinneringe wat julle saam met julle kon terugvat. Groete aan Ingrid. Lindo en Elmarie .

 

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