For each of the hikes I have provided a small amount of relevant information in this web page with more information (including a ‘. gpx’ file and a’. kml’ file which in layman’s language gives a track) in a linked route page as well as a separate blog page. We really enjoyed our hike, the huts are in excellent condition and in summer months I think that cooling off in the rivers would be special.
Parking is available at the campsite at Natures Valley at the Ranger Station, where one also needs to register for the trail.
Permits This link MTO Tsitsikamma site provides background information on the hiking trails, the permit system in operation and other useful information. Bookings for the trail need to be made through the MTO. Note that there is a slackpacking option but we did not utilize this. There are also options to do sections of the trail rather than the full trail. Details are provided in the link above.
Water Even though the effects of the drought at the time we did this hike were very severe, except for on Day 2 we were able to top up our water bottles at the water points marked on the maps provided.
Trail types The trails are well maintained and are easy to follow. Some trails are more rugged than others. We have rated most of the trails as difficult due to the river crossings that have to be undertaken
Maps I have usually included a ‘ .GPX ‘ file and a’ .KML ‘ file for any given hike in the associated route link on the map at the bottom of the page which you can download. Please feel free to use this. There is an overview map in the MTO information site (link above)
Links to the blog pages for each hike
- Day 1 – Trail link Natures Valley Ranger Station to Kalander hut
- Day 2 – Trail link Kalander hut to Bloukrantz hut
- Day 3 – Trail link Bloukrantz hut to Keurbos hut
- Day 4 – Trail link Keurbos hut to Heuningbos hut
- Day 5 – Trail link Heuningbos hut to Sleepkloof hut
- Day 6 – Trail link Sleepkloof hut to Stormsriver Village
Map of trails
Please click on each trail-path to take you to the associated route page where you can obtain more information on the trail, including an elevation profile, and a download of the map.