Trails

  • Karoo Hippo Trail

    Karoo Hippo trail, GKC's newest trail, running in a south-westerly direction from Colesberg via the Karoo Gariep Conservancy along the Seekoei River, with its small population of hippos, and ending at Fairview Farm in the Middelburg EC district.
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  • Mt Melsetter Trail

    Mt Melsetter has a number of cycling routes, both on the farm itself and on neighbouring farms and district roads.
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  • Oorlogspoort Trail

    Oorlogspoort trail, the "pro trail", cycling approx 90km/day, starting in Colesberg and overnighting at, or by-passing, Hanglip Farm (32km away), or cycling on to Rooipoort Farm (a further 57km from Hanglip. The district road continues to Mt Melsetter (another 52km on). The trail can be extended onto the Fish River route and on to Cradock on days two, three or four.
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  • Gariep Trail

    Gariep trail (through three Provinces E/Cape, N/Cape & OFS), from Colesberg towards the Gariep Dam, through the Oviston and Gariep Reserves and then on to a choice of destinations, including the town of Bethulie (remember the late Patrick Mynhardt's impersonations of Oom Schalk?).
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  • Fish River Trail

    Fish River trail, following the road route of the Fish River Canoe Marathon, from Mt Melsetter past Grassridge Dam to Lowlands Country House (near Fish River station) and on to Cradock the next day, staying at the iconic Tuishuise & Victoria Manor Hotel.
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  • Compass Berg

    Sneeuberg Trail

    The Sneeuberg trail runs on the east side of Compassberg through the Sneeuberg private nature reserve, via Nieu Bethesda all the way to the celebrated Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet and its Valley of Desolation.
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