Sporekrans Hiking Trail
The Sporekrans hiking trail is a two day backpack trail situated between the towns of Bethlehem and Fouriesburg. in the Eastern Free State, approximately 310Km from Johannesburg, 280Km from Bloemfontein and 45Km from Bethlehem. The Eastern Free State is full of surprises for the hiker and offers some exciting and very interesting trails. The Sporekrans trail is one of the best in the area.
Accommodation and Facilities
The base camp (4 bedrooms) has electricity and offers accommodation for up to 24 hikers. Facilities include a kitchen with fridge, hot plate, pots, pan and electric kettle. A Lapa with braai facilities, hot showers, bath and flush toilets are available.
The overnight cave has rustic log beds but no mattresses. Water and braai facilities are provided along with a long drop toilet which offers a spectacular view over the plains of the reserve.
The Trail - Day 1
The Trail - Day 2
The Sporekrans hiking trail is another example of a trail that opens up the Kaleidoscope of diversity that is the epitome of the Eastern Free State. It is well laid out and constructed and a welcome addition to the hiking trails of South Africa. It is quite short (18Km in total) and should be taken at a leisurely pace so as to experience the fullness of what this area has to offer.
'In a Nutshell'
Bookings for the Sporekrans Hiking Trail can be made through
Telephone 0861Jacana (0861 522262)
Direct phone: Port Elizabeth 041 378 1439
Pretoria: 012 803 9109
Direct fax: PE 041 378 2548
Pretoria: 012 803 4144
PE e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pretoria e-mail: email@example.com
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