Hiking trails, Waterval-onder, Zongororo Farm

There really is a trail for everyone…

Yellow Route – Easy
Brown Route – Moderate
Blue Route – Extreme 

Description of Yellow Route 

The yellow route that is very well marked with yellow footprints starts off at the lodge where it will wind you through beautiful escarpments of different walking terrains that the farm boasts. There are a several semi steep inclines that takes you through beautiful shaded spots where you will see the cosmic Aloes growing all over, also look out for the educational boards that’s been added.  You will encounter a Historical Tea House that was used as a resting spot in the Voortrekker era where they would stop and enjoy a spot of tea. 

The route meanders down to the Elands River, which is famous for its yellow fish, which runs through the farm, here you will find some stunning areas all along the route, where you can sit and enjoy the vast sound of birds and the flowing Elands River, while taking some photos in our nature photo booth.  

The route strolls pretty far along the Elands River where you will see the little town of Waterval Onder where President Paul Kruger lived before he left South Africa via Mozambique during the Anglo-Boer war. His Krugerhof House was proclaimed a national monument. The route continues over the main road into a beautiful bush scene where you will eventually reach the old steel bridge, here, the more adventurous hiker can hike up to the bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  From here you will retrace your steps back to the main road and hike a few meters back into the bush up the foothill where stunning views of the mountains can be enjoyed.  

The trail turns upwards taking you to the train tracks and over it, if you are lucky, you can experience the train going past, this railway was built between Pretoria and Delagoa Bay, and the Nederlandsche Zuid Afrikaansche Spoorweg, the Dutch rail company, who established a railway supply depot here in 1895. A section of the rack rail, which was used to pull the locomotive and carriages up the steep gradient, can still be seen and heard on the farm. 

After crossing the train tracks, you will hike our Horseshoe loop and here again you can experience the train as it goes around the Horseshoe loop, which will take you through winding lowveld bush and through a tunnel before descending back towards the lodge.


Review of Blue Trail

Ons het die blou roete gedoen wat uitstekend gemerk is, wat begin by die ou koetspad.

Die roete is iets besonders en neem jou deur ´n wonderlike advontuur waar jou hart met jou siel praat en jou siel met jou kop. 

Jy vind jouself die natuur bewonder met die op ganes van die berg. Die roete bring die beste uit jou uit met al sy verskilende uitdagings. Die roete is vol opdraanders en pret, mens verloor ´n paar keer jou asem om te kan dink “wow God het ons geseen met so ´n pragtige natuur.”

Soos jy op vroetel word jy gegroet met die berge se pragtige groen plante. Die misvormde rotse is uniek en iets wat ons nog nooit tevore gesien het nie. 

Die pad lei jou na ´n pragtige uitsig oor die klein wereld van on. Al hoe wel moet ´n mens inagneem dat die roete vir sterk stappers is omrede daar ongelooflike uitdagings is. Onthou om te kyk waar jy loop en kop by voet hou. Jy vind jouself in die “natuur photobooth” waar jy uitstekende foto’s kan neem, daar besef mens dan wat die mooi van die lewe is. 

Asb. moet nie probeer fiets ry op nie, jy mag dalk jou defnetief jou balans verloor en n paar besserings op doen. 

Soos jy oppad terug is vind jy die waterval al langs jou wat rustiheid oor jou spoel soos dit oor al die klippe spoel. 

Volg die blou borde soos jy terug kom, jy kry weereens ´uitdaaging wat so ±70º heelig is. Jy sal ook n besonderse pragtige uitsig he oor die Elands Rivier wat jou terug lei tooka n tyd toe en die eind van die roete is heel beste want dan wag daar vir jou ´n lekker een by die bar waar jy ook n rustige tydjie sal vind met die atmosfeer van die bos/natuur. 

Sterkte vir die volgende groep wat die roete doen, hou moed julle kan die doen.”

Janrico en Jaco

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