Kouga Wilderness - Hiking Trails
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Last Updated: June 2018

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  • KougaWildernis,, Joubertina, Estern Cape

  • Longitude: 23.850876
  • Latitude: -33.727183
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About Kouga Wilderness - Hiking Trails

Kouga Wilderness is a family run farm and the Ferreiras has been living on “Kleinrivier” since 1815. It is a working farm with apricots, citrus, sheep and vegetables. You can enjoy nature in the scenic Kouga mountains on the border of the Baviaanskloof World Heritage site. 

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

Hiking R30 pd F.O.C.

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.

Map and Directions to Kouga Wilderness - Hiking Trails

GPS: 33° 43' 37.86" S /  23° 51' 3.15" E

  • Take N2 towards
  • Turn onto the R62 (Route 62)
  • Travel on the R62 (Route 62) until the Town of Joubertina
  • Stay on main road of Joubertina
  • Turn onto the 28km gravel road leading to Kouga Wildernis

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