Clarens Hiking Trail

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Angels Wing Hiking Trail in Clarens

Angels Wing Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens

The Angel's Wing Hiking Trail bordering Golden Gate Highlands National Park is a spectacular privately run trail for hikers wanting a little creature comfort in the Clarens area. Two-day hiking options with a total hiking distance of 20 km leave from the cosy base camp called Ouma’s Kraal. The trail follows the old paths of eland herds, through indigenous forest and awesome sandstone gorges areas with tinkling waterfalls and crystal clear pools, perfect for a swim. Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 20 km

Kloof Dam Walk in Clarens

Kloof Dam Walk

Hiking Trail in Clarens

The short routes around Kloof Dam form part of the Kloof Mountain Trail and are perfect for joggers and walkers with dogs. Nesting waterbirds can be seen around the dam and from spring into late summer the wildflowers are abundant. Pack a picnic and head from the dam to the Kloof, a shady pine forest and ravine where there a waterfall cascades during summer.

Kloof Mountain Trail in Clarens

Kloof Mountain Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens

Start at either the Kloof gate in Hill Street or the tennis courts in Berg Street. The route contains 160 m of climbing until you reach a contour path overlooking the village. Alternative routes are indicated with arrows on the summit. Enjoy stunning views of Clarens, Mount Horeb and the Maluti Mountains in the distance. Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 4.5 km Duration: 2.5 hours

Leucosidea Trail in Clarens

Leucosidea Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens

The Leucosidea Trail is an easy 2 km hike via the Kloof Dam and along its streams and kloofs. Aim to do this walk is springtime when the wildflowers are prolific. The trail is named for Leucosidea sericea, the oldwood or cheche tree that are found on the mountain slopes and ravines around Clarens. Duration: 45 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance: 2 km

Mallen Walking Trail in Clarens

Mallen Walking Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens

Start the Mallen Walk near the tennis courts in Berg Street and follow the signs and arrows. This moderate trail entails an ascent to a contour path with amazing views of Clarens and the distant Maloti and Red Mountains. You’ll pass some intriguing rock formations and crags. Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 1 – 3 km

Maluti Viewpoint in Clarens

Maluti Viewpoint

Hiking Trail in Clarens

Time this walk for late afternoon to view the sunset over the magnificent mountains surrounding Clarens. The Maluti View Walk forms part of the Scilla Walking Trail. Start at the Hill Street farm gate and continue up the slope to your left. Pretty fynbos, lichen, ferns and interesting succulents line the footpath. Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance: 300 m

Scilla Walking Trail in Clarens

Scilla Walking Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens

Start the Scilla Walk at the reservoir on Ridge Estate or at the T-junction on Hill Street and follow the signs. Aim to do this walk from late September to November when masses of blue Scilla flowers cover the sandstone cliffs. The mountain views are magnificent. Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 2.5 km

Spruit Walking Trail in Clarens

Spruit Walking Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens

The Spruit Walking Trail is a quick and easy route along a stream and into a ravine. Along the way it passes through a patch of indigenous Oldwood forest and a small poplar and cedar plantation. Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1 km

Hiking Trail near Clarens

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Devils Hoek Valley in Royal Natal National Park (World Heritage Site) and surrounds

Devils Hoek Valley

Hiking Trail in Royal Natal National Park (World Heritage Site) and surrounds(59.7 km from Clarens)

Located in the Royal Natal National Park, the Devils Hoek Valley hiking trail takes you from the Tugela River car park, all along the Tugela Valley and then up the Devil's Hoek tributary. A fantastic hike that gradually elevates with amazing views. Duration: 4 Hours; Distance: 15 km; Grade: E.

Langesnek Hiking Trail in Ficksburg

Langesnek Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Ficksburg(73.7 km from Clarens)

This trail comprises two day trails suitable for the fit and unfit. One is 11.2 km and the other 10.5 km, with an optional 2 km walk up Pyramid Mountain. There are overnight facilities for 24 people in an old farmhouse, with outbuildings that houses the ablution facilities, as well as a youth centre that can cater for groups of up to 150 people. There is also a campsite for 4x4 roof- or surface tents.

Ganabu Ridge and Baboon Rock in Cathedral Peak

Ganabu Ridge and Baboon Rock

Hiking Trail in Cathedral Peak(98.2 km from Clarens)

This 15 km hike starts on the Cathedral Peak route and then descends to the right down into the Nxwaye valley. It’s a tough trail, with an ascent up the Ganabu Ridge and another descent down to Baboon Rock. Duration: 6 hours Difficulty: Tough Distance: 15 km

 

Did you know? Clarens Hiking Trail is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

Clarence Hiking Trail, Clarenze Hiking Trail, Klarens Hiking Trail,