Kouga Wildernis beautiful mountainous landscape is perfect for a range of outdoor and adventure activities including 4x4 trails, abseiling, cliffhanging, hiking and weddings.

Activities

Offroad 4x4 Trails

4x4 Trails

This beautiful, rugged landscapes boasts an exciting range of 4x4 routes.

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Per vehicle R120 pd R120 pd
4x4 clubs R110 pppd R100 per visit
Recovery R350 per hour R350 per hour
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4x4 Trails

Sukkelpoort

Initiated by Garden route 4X4 Club and rated a 3, this trail runs along a narrow kloof for about 5km where it joins another trail going through to the abseil cliff. This portion is about 4 km long. At the abseil cliff you have to turn back and follow the route on top of the mountain range back to the farmhouse. This section is about 9 km long with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The whole route will take you about 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Blouberg trail

This trail runs for about 3km up the mountains overlooking the Kouga and Tzizikamma mountain ranges. The last part of the trail is fairly steep with climbs up to 45 degrees. The view however compensates for the steep climb. This route will take about one and a half hours to complete.

Abseil trail

Runs from the farmhouse till the top of the abseil cliffs. You can see breathtaking scenery along the way, as well as the highest mountain peak in the area, called Smuts Peak. This trail will take you about 1 and a half hours to complete.

River trail

This trail runs from the farmhouse over the mountain to the Kouga River where you can enjoy the sandbanks and the river. If you are keen on fishing you can catch bass in the river. This trail is about 7 km long to the river and you can either return with the same route or you can join the main road back to the farm.

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Abseiling and cliffhanging

Abseiling & Cliffhanging

From the beginner to the advanced, Kouga Wildernis offers a variety of abseiling, cliff hanging and rock climbing experiences for everyone. Abseiling is done on request and requires a minimum of 10 persons.

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Abseiling (on request) R120 per person per abseil R120 per person per abseil
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Abseiling Routes

Beginners Rock

Beginners rock is 18 meters high. Abseiling is is done under the guidance of a professional abseil instructor. Equipment is provided.

Leopards Rock

Leopards rock is 80m high and overlooks the camping area. A ½ hour hiking trail leads to the top/bottom. It is suitable for the advanced abseiler and takes place under the guidance of a professional abseil instructor. Equipment is provided.

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Rock climbing and mountaineering

Rock climbing, Kloofing

Leopards Rock offers a number of rock climbing opportunities. A ½ hour hiking trails leads to the top/bottom. Mountain Club members have plotted 35 different routes. There are 4 bolted routes. Own mountaineering equipment required.

DAY VISITORS PERSONS STAYING OVER
Kloofing R30 F.O.C.
Hiking and walking trails

Hiking Trails

Get close to nature and explore the stunning scenic beauty around Kouga Wildernis on foot.

DAY VISITORS PERSONS STAYING OVER
Hiking R30 F.O.C.
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Hiking Trails

Koos se Bos (Cycad route)

This is a 15 km retour route that can easily be done within 6-8 hours. The trail follows a perennial river through natural untouched indigenous forest filled with yellow wood and cycad trees and is surrounded by steep cliffs. Only a few mountaineers have ever explored this kloof. It is an hour walk from “Oom Carel's” house and the camp to the forest and then a 3-4 hour route through the forest. This is an absolute must for the adventurer and layman explorers.

Features on the trail:

  • Rock paintings
  • The botanist and birdwatchers mecca
  • Knysna Loerie
  • Abundance of endangered “Cycad trees”
  • Home to the very rare Red Fin and Cape Galaxias
  • The biggest and tallest “Yellow Wood Tree”

Abseil Hiking Trail

The trail is situated on the doorstep of “Oom Carel's” house. It is an easy hiking trail and a mere 45 minute casual walk to the top. It is a popular spot to have a sundowner. It is suitable even for elderly people.

Round the Mountain Hiking Trail

This is an easy trail recommended for older people and parents with younger kids. It is easy accessible from all the houses and camp site. It is a 1½ km long circle route.

Waterfall Hiking Trail

It is “nature lover's paradise”. It offers lots of surprises with a wishing well and many waterfalls along the way. The whole route is 3 km and takes you through indigenous forest with rare birds, plants and trees leading to a the “Ratel Berg” where you have a view over the farm. This route will take you 3-4 hours to complete.

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Fish in the streams and rivers

Swimming, Fishing

Swim in natural crystal clear pools or in our swimming pool or try catching Black Bass in the nearby Kouga River.

DAY VISITORS PERSONS STAYING OVER
Swimming, Fishing R30 F.O.C.
Weddings

Weddings

Have your dream wedding under the biggest Oak tree on the farm. 8 Couples said yes under this tree with a natural heart in its bark. The lapa offers seating space for 60 people and owners Nico and Melodie will also supply the tables and chairs for your event free of charge and help you with all the arrangements should you like. Each couple receives a copy of the special poem written in 1933 by Johanna Herselman. There are many beautiful places for the perfect photo shoot to make your wedding memorable..

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