Be in the moment… 
in Wakkerstroom

  • Choose between our Guest House, Self-catering or Camping options. Go at your own pace and adjust distances as you wish. A minimum of a 3 day, 4 night stay is needed to be able to enjoy the experience. 

Summers are mild and even when the temperatures look high, the humidity remains low. During winter the days are sunny and glorious, and the evenings get cold. Summer is our rainy season from December to March.

The altitude is 1760m above sea, meaning that high altitude cycling training is very popular.

For those wanting an easy walk/ride, lacking time, or just building up to see how many kilometer’s they can do daily for a Camino, we have several short routes already planned out for you. We call these mini-Camino Loops! 
With the Village being in a river valley these routes are mostly level, so they are good for all ages and fitness levels and give some interesting sights of old historic buildings, some national monuments, and quaint new builds. 

An outing anywhere in Wakkerstroom usually means a sighting or an encounter with some farm animals and splendid mountain views, while travelling a quiet dirt road.

Being world famous for its birds and wetland (which is registered as one of South Africa’s Heritage sites), the wetland is an obvious choice for a great outing. Don’t forget your camera or binoc’s on this one, and you may also be able to start adding more checks to your bird list. Make the route shorter, by driving part of the way, or spend more time relaxing at some of the 4 bird hides with a picnic.
The village is nestled against the Drakensberg Mountain range, proudly showing the monuments built for the centenary of the Great Trek, and by the earlier North Staffordshire regiment at the end of the first Anglo Boer war. While you climb this mountain to the summit and pass these monuments, you can imagine that you are following in the footsteps of the Voortrekkers and British soldiers! From the top you will get a 360 degree view, looking over the village itself, and turning around, you will be looking across into Kwa Zulu Natal and the Balele mountains. Feel like a bird from here, and watch the remarkable cloud formations float by, and the sky constantly changing. Exploring the tracks on this hike, and other routes, you may be able to experience some of the amazing Drakensberg flora, such as fields of orange aloes, disa, agapanthus, lilies pokers, the Wakkerstroom Geranium, Nerines, watsonia, grassland orchids and other wildflowers including some on the red list.
For the more adventurous traveler there are longer routes which can truly provide you the journey of self-discovery that you may be after. Travelling over the hills in both the Mpumalanga and Kwa Zulu natal directions, you traverse through grasslands, alongside rivers and pass many dams. Some really spectacular scenery and great photo opportunities can be found on these picturesque routes, through pristine nature and farming areas. You may even get sightings of buffalo and sable (behind fences of course!).
For the serious bikers there are a few routes which are more technical in nature.

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