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Camel Roc Hiking Trail

Caledonpoort, Eastern Free State

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The Camel Roc Hiking Trail is situated right next to the border gate with Lesotho. The trail consists of two single day trails from a central hut. Although a little cramped the hut is well equipped and has an outside ablution facility

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Accommodation

Basecamp at Camel Roc consists of a sandstone built small house with bunk beds and mattresses, a walled off area with tents provided, a kitchen area in the main hut with gas stove and fridge and outside ablution block with hot showers and flush toilets. A spacious lawn area with open braai provides ample space to relax in.

The trail starts off up the mountainside almost immediately and passes some interesting rock outcrops

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Some of the route can be difficult for those that suffer from a fear of heights

The views from the top are well worth the energy expended on getting there

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Along the cliff edge The way down

The trail follows the cliff edge for some distance affording the hiker some spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and down to the farm below

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Along the mountain tracks there are a wide variety of flowers to be seen

The second day of the Camel Roc hiking trail traverses the lower slopes of the mountain before descending to the river. A stiff but exhilarating climb to the top of Mushroom Rock is well worth the effort. Along the river are some lovely rock pools to cool off in.

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Conclusion

The Camel Roc Hiking Trail is well worth a visit. The trails are well laid out and the accommodation adequate. The trail offers a extraordinary variety of scenery and flora.

 

To book the Camel Roc hiking trail contact

Jacana Marketing and Reservations

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Telephone +27 11 656 0606 or 012 734 0159

 e-mail info@jacanacollection.co.za


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