Wag 'n Bietjie Hiking Trail

On the Vaal River, close to the North West Province town of Orkney


This is a trail suitable for the whole family and can be graded as easy to average. The trail is situated on the Vaal river, 40km from Bothaville and 45km from Klerksdorp.

         
 

There are two routes offered 10km and 2,5km. Most of the trail meanders along the banks of the river, through indigenous trees such as the Blinkblaar-wag-'n-bietjie, Taaibos, Rosynjiebos, Jakkalsbessie and many more. The trail next to the river is mostly in the shade, creating a 'forest' effect.

 
 
         
 

Dedicated fishermen report that

 this is a great place for angling.

 

Accommodation

The base camp has electricity and offers a sleepover for up to 24 hikers. Facilities include a fridge, hot plate, pots, pan and electric kettle. Braai facilities, hot showers and a flush toilet are also available. In addition to the hikers accommodation there is also a comfortable guest house available for those who want a bit more of the home comforts.

 

 

 

Conclusions

While not designed as a trail for the ardent hiker, Wag 'n Bietjie is ideal fro the family who want a weekend away with some hiking, relaxing and maybe some fishing.

 

'In a Nutshell'

Distance from nearest town 40km from Bothaville and 45km from Klerksdorp
Access road status Good provincial gravel road
Trail type Basecamp trail
Difficulty Easy
Marking When evaluated the trail was well marked
GPS Co-ordinates S636 Turn off  S27 09.873 E26 27.403

Base camp - S27 09.595 E26 27.208

Cell phone reception Base camp - No
Facilities Good accommodation. Fishing

 

Bookings

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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  bookings@jacanacollection.co.za

Pretoria e-mail: rosa@jacanacollection.co.za

 

 


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