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Wag 'n Bietjie Trail

(Acacia Caffra)

Bela Bela (Warmbaths), Limpopo Province


The Waterberg Mountains in South Africa's Northern Province are the setting for a number of weekend trails. This trail is situated just north of Warmbaths and is an easy drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Wag 'n Bietjie trail is named after the common name of a member a the Acacia tree family (Acacia Caffra). The trails are easy and suitable for beginners, church and schools groups. The facilities are excellent and there is ample space to erect tents should the group be larger than catered for in the huts provided.

The Accommodation

The landowner has provided three wooden chalets for the hikers to sleep in. One of the chalets has bunk beds and mattresses while the other two just have mattresses. There are thirty mattresses in total. There is also plenty of space to erect tents. The ablutions consist of flush toilets and hot showers. The kitchen area has a gas stove, some pots and a kettle and warm water washing up facilities. There is also a tuck shop were one can buy beer, sweets and ice cream. The camp also has a swimming pool to refresh in after the hike. A lovely Braai area is also provided and firewood is for sale from the farmer.

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Sleep in wooden chalets

The Kitchen

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The Braai area The shop

The Trail

The trails meander through the surrounding mountains. The vegetation is typical bushveld as found in many areas of the Waterberg. The trails are well marked and maintained and short enough to allow the hiker ample time to take in the surroundings at an amble

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The Farm Suitable for the family
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Some lovely views Plenty of Monkey Oranges
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The Path Girl Talk?
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Down a kloof Some shady areas
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Dead n' alive-Interesting study Some lovely conglomerate

Conclusion

This trail, as mentioned above, is undemanding and therefore suitable for the first time hiker, family, school and church groups. The facilities are excellent but the regular hiker might find the trails a bit short and not challenging enough.

The camp facilities are suitable for people in a wheelchair (accompanied)

This trail is bookable through

 Anvie ventures 012-662-0586/1140 or e-mail anvie@xsinet.co.za


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