Rustig Hiking Trail


Rustig is a resort situated near Hekpoort on the southern slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain range. There are several route alternatives and the trails are well marked and maintained. The resort offers bar facilities, braai facilities and a lovely swimming pool, all within beautifully maintained grounds.

         
 

Secure parking facilities are available at Rustig and the access road is reasonable and passable by town car.

 
 
         
 
 

The imposing Magaliesberg mountains form a backdrop to the farm and beckon the hiker to come and explore.

 
         
 

The views from the top of the mountain are quite superb. There are also remains of old Boer War placements.

 
 
         
 
 

At rest on the mountain top with a full panorama stretching out before one!

 
         
 

Suitable for small functions, the bar and entertainment area is beautifully maintained and the owners take great pride in their beautiful natural surroundings.

For those people wishing to make a weekend of it, there is accommodation with bunk beds, mattresses and kitchen. There is also an undercover braai area. These facilities need to be booked in advance.

If you are out for a leisurely drive in the region why not pop into Rustig for an afternoon drink!

 
 
 

Directions to Rustig

Conclusion

Only 73km from Randburg this is an ideal hiking venue for a day or weekend outing. Rustig is one of the few marked trails in the Magaliesberg mountains. Remember to take plenty of water along as there is no water along the trail.

'In a Nutshell'

Distance from nearest town 73km from Randburg close to Hekpoort
Access road status Road up to farm can be difficult after heavy rain
Trail type Day routes
Difficulty Easy to moderate
Marking When evaluated the trail was well marked
GPS Co-ordinates Turnoff provincial gravel road  S25 50.179 E27 39.114

Base camp - S25 48.522 E27 38.306

Cell phone reception Base camp - Yes
Facilities Basic overnight accommodation available plus bar and braai facilities, bring own firewood/charcoal. Camping also available


 


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