Kranskloof Hiking Trail

Near Carolina, Mpumalanga


Due to the Inkungu camp having been sold and closed the Kranskloof trail is now a basecamp trail. New day trails are being developed including a 6-7 hours relatively strenuous walk for those who like their hiking difficult. At the moment their are three day trails, one of which (the Aloe Trail) takes one to the Komati Gorge Lodge and back. At the Lodge one can visit the bar for an ice cold drink. The first leg of this trail explores some beautiful forest and gives some beautiful views from the heights.

         
 

Accommodation

The trail caters for up to 24 people at  the base camp. Kranskloof camp is hidden away in idigenous bush and is built of local rock and is close to a stream.  Facilities include a lapa, hot showers (heated by a 'Donkey' boiler), flushing toilets, basins. The kitchen has a 2-plate gas cooker, pots, pans, potjies, braai facilities with wood.

 
 
         
 
 

Apart from the Aloe Trail which Visits Komati Gorge Lodge and passes some beautiful view points and involves some steep climbing, their is the Kranskloof Trail which explores the banks of a beautiful stream with rock pools and waterfalls. The ruins trail is a short walk of about 2 hours and takes the hiker to some fine example of ancient kraals

 
         
 

Game, birds and a wide variety of flora is to be seen on this stunning reserve

 
 

Conclusions

A lovely and well maintained trail only 250km from Gauteng. The Mpumalanga escarpment area around Carolina and Badplaas has many hidden gems worth exploring and Kranskloof is certainly one of them.

Bookings

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