Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

Description

Kopshorn Peak is one of the highest around Barkly East and offers incredible mountain views. Accessible from Prospect Self Catering Cottage, this four-hour trail has some steep ascents and a challenging vertical rock climb. The hike is strenuous and is not recommended for the elderly or unfit.

Large baboons often caper about and there are some venomous snakes to keep a wary lookout for. Be prepared for sudden weather changes – take along a snack, sufficient fluid, sunblock and warm gear. Should mist roll over the mountains, please descend immediately to avoid getting lost or going over precipitous cliffs edges.

Day fees apply for hikers who have booked the trail but are not guests at Prospect Cottage. Please visit the main house and arrange with the owners before hitting the trail. For your safety the hikes take place at the owners discretion after clearing weather conditions.

Directions

Prospect Self Catering Cottage is 15 km from Barly East on the road to Elliot.

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Accommodation near Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

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The Loft |
from R550
1 night, 2 adults

The Loft

Sleeps 8 Barkly East Guest House in Barkly East
13.27km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

The Loft is a comfortable and charming house set in the town of Barkly East, in the foothills of the...

Charlie's Place |
from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Charlie's Place

Sleeps 20 Barkly East Guest House, Barkly East Bed and Breakfast in Barkly East
13.33km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

On your next visit to Barkly East in the Eastern Cape, why not stop at the old house of Charlie Wake...

Wildside |
from R140
1 night, 2 adults

Wildside

Sleeps 52 Barkly East Self-catering, Barkly East Camping and Caravanning, Barkly East Tented Camp in Barkly East
23.56km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

Situated on the banks of the Kraai River, Wildside is a haven for people looking to get away from it...

The Guardians |
from R600
1 night, 2 adults

The Guardians

Sleeps 23 Elliot Self-catering, Elliot Bed and Breakfast in Elliot
33.28km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

The Guardians are situated on a working farm at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, in the bu...

Bennevis Guestfarm |
from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Bennevis Guestfarm

Sleeps 8 New England Self-catering, New England Country House in New England
35.94km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

Bennevis Guestfarm is situated on the New England, approximately 40 km from Barkly East and 120 km f...

Kenmure Cottage |
from R1,280
1 night, 2 adults

Kenmure Cottage

Sleeps 6 New England Self-catering in New England
36.02km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

Kenmure is a comfortable self-catering cottage in New England, situated off the R58, on the road to ...

Reedsdell Country Guest Farm |
from R920
1 night, 2 adults

Reedsdell Country Guest Farm

Sleeps 26 Barkly East Guest House, Barkly East Self-catering, Barkly East Bed and Breakfast in Barkly East
39.46km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

These charming cottages are located in the Wittenberg mountain range in the southern region of the D...

Walkerbouts Inn – Rhodes |
from R1,150
1 night, 2 adults

Walkerbouts Inn – Rhodes

Sleeps 9 Rhodes Guest House in Rhodes
44.06km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

Walkerbouts Inn – Rhodes is a fully licensed, pet friendly, spacious home-from-home with six en-suit...

Dog's Folly |
from R580
1 night, 2 adults

Dog's Folly

Sleeps 9 Rhodes Self-catering in Rhodes
44.42km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

Along the road less travelled and nestled in the southern tip of the Drakensberg, lies the quaint vi...

Kinmel Guest Farm & Lodge |
from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Kinmel Guest Farm & Lodge

Sleeps 19 Rhodes Self-catering, Rhodes Bed and Breakfast in Rhodes
46.01km from Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

Breathe, hike, fish, play, relax... Enjoy peace, tranquility, breathtaking beauty and spectacular vi...

 
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