Tag: Trails

The trail winds up steadily through the pines. You lean forward gently to ease your weight. Up here, on horseback there’s a great stillness and peace in the world. No thoughts disturb you now and the only sounds that you…

In Grootvadersbos, the reward for distance, strength and stamina is heightened by a feeling of having travelled a million miles from where you came from. No dogs barking. No crowds chatting around the next corner. No hum from the city.…

It feels like the most beautiful privilege to throw a few items into your backpack on a Monday morning, lace up your boots and walk out of your front door and up the road, through a forest and onto a…

This one literally has it all: deep, lush kloofs and waterfalls, swimming pools with views across Swellendam, a flat (plaat) top that can be taken at a trail running pace or used as a picnic break, and your choice of…

Wedged into the lush, forested folds that rise up to create 10 and 11 o’ clock peak, you will find a wooded, arched entryway. Behind this, the trees already lean heavily onto each other, creating a dappled tunnel that murmurs…

Sunday evenings are especially quiet in Swellendam. Weekend visitors have left for home, late rays of sun are splashing autumn leaves in shades of bright colour, and the smell of dinners being prepared around Drosdty street tempt our thoughts as…

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Sometimes a quick stroll is all you need for that afternoon “reset” in our nature reserve. Whether the legs are too young or the knees too old, the Koloniesbos trail offers you a gentle, circular meander through a cosy indigenous…