Mariepskop Chalets and Trails


Mariepskop mountain lies on the eastern side of the Blyde River Canyon and is conspicuous from across the canyon for the radar masts that bristle from its summit. Because of the presence of the air force base, the area has had a restriction on access and this has meant that a pristine natural forest has flourished unharmed.

         
 

The accommodation at Mariepskop consists of two 5-bed chalets with electricity, stove, crockery, pots and pans, microwave oven braai area and wood.

 
 
         
 
 

-The forests are spectacular with many old indigenous trees that stretch skyward to incredible heights. The Klaserie falls plummets off the escarpment edge making an awesome spectacle. The views to the lowveld from the escarpment must rank as some of the best in the area. Guides are available to show you this beautiful area.

 

 

         
 

Conclusion

A visit to Mariepskop is well worth the five hour drive from Gauteng. The self catering chalets are probably the best value for money that you will find anywhere in South Africa and the area is magnificent.

 

 

Klaserie Falls after rain

 

The Chalets and trails are booked through

Department of Water affairs and Forestry

Mariepskop Forest Station

Telephone +27 15 793 2581

 


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