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About Ecowa Trail

This three-day trail is moderate to difficult and only one way. The total distance is 47 km and a maximum of 10 people can go at one time. Splendid views, cascading streams and rocky ravines cross private farms. The trail starts below Gatberg and ends at Barkly Pass. A series of San paintings are situated on a farm near Elliot. There is a house without bunks at the starting point. There are houses and bunks to sleep 10 at Willowmore and Waterkloof, the first and second overnight stops respectively.

From Elliot take the Ugie/Maclear Road/R56 and drive 19 km, turn left to the Gatberg at the mushroom sign and follow the gravel road and mushroom signs for another 8 km.

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Accommodation near Ecowa Trail

The Guardians

88 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 6 rooms

The Guardians are situated on a working farm at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, in the busy little town of Elliot, which offers...
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Intaba Lodge

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Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

Intaba Lodge is located near the town of Elliot at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, surrounded by the Eastern Cape’s majestic...
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Rose Garden Accommodation

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Sleeps 29 in 13 rooms

Rose Garden is a lovely Bed and Breakfast situated in Elliot in the Eastern Cape. Come and spend a night and experience our warm...
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Ecowa Trail Map

Ecowa Trail is 4.8km from the centre of Elliot , the nearest airport 95.9km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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