Compassberg Hiking Trails
Nieu-Bethesda / Graaff-Reinet / Middelburg, Karoo  

Eastern Cape, South Africa

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  Trail Type Hiking Trail
  Duration 2, 3 days
  Layout Circular
  Difficulty Moderate
  Distance Not Available
  Maximum 12 persons

Hiking Trail Description

These trails weave through the northern foothills of the Sneeuberg, some 350 km from Bloemfontein. The one and three day alternative trails are located on a farm and may be hiked during weekends. There is a wealth of bird life (over 80 species have been identified) and mammals such as baboon, hare, lynx, jackal, steenbok, grey rhebuck and kudu may be seen.

The hike starts from a cottage, built in 1903, below Kompasberg (the highest peak in the Eastern Cape: 2502 m) and overnight in a large farmhouse or shed. Both cater for 12 people, with beds, ablution and braai facilities, and are warmed with fireplaces. The farmhouse operates as a guest lodge


Reservations & Enquiries

The Valley, PO Box 205, Middelburg 5900

Telephone: (049) 842 2418




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