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Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve

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Some of the best hikes in South Africa - not for the faint hearted!

When Oorlogskloof became a nature reserve in the late 1980s, the first manager was Wessels... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
TimRideout
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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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Late August till mid September is the only time to see the real spectacle. One thing to know about... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
783mikey
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Sedgefield, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

When Oorlogskloof became a nature reserve in the late 1980s, the first manager was Wessels Pretorius. Wessels and his team laid out two trails (Rameron Pigeon and Rock Pigeon) that never take the easy route. They are both about 50km and four nights, and ensure...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Late August till mid September is the only time to see the real spectacle. One thing to know about Namaqualand is that each of the many floral treasures is different from all its neighbours.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The main aim of our visit was to hike - but we also saw the best flowers of our trip on the way to the reserve. On the 16km gravel road to the reserve, we had to keep stopping to look at the exquisite fields...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Rock Pigeon Trail (5 days) must rate as one of the best hikes I have done. The diversity of landscapes, vegetation, scenery, adventurous paths make every day a wonder. It is not for sissies though - you must be fit and prepared to climb ladders...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank SammyjoR
Reviewed 11 November 2015

It is a must if you are in Nieuwoudtville or visit the town to go to Oorlogskloof Nature reserve for a hike or only for a braai. You can see san paintings; old graves the rotsboog.There is so many things to do.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is one of the most spectacular hikes around - 52 km, 4 nights, 4,5 days of hiking, It has everything .....wooden cabins you overnight in with comfortable bunk beds and solar power. There are lots of swimming spots on this well marked and laid...More

Date of experience: October 2015
7  Thank Erlend_vM
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