July – Hike Cancelled

Date: 12-14 August 2022

Venue:  Langberg Breakaway, Vrede (KZN)

Accommodation:  Base Camp, Die Stal

Cost: R420 for members and R470 for non-members

Website: www.langbergbreakaway.co.za (prices on the website are old)

Eleven places have been booked provisionally. Please let Theresa know ASAP if you are interested: theresamyburgh11@gmail.com  /  083 611 6243. Bookings close on 31 July 2022 (R200 deposit) and final payments must be received by 5 August 2022 at 12h00.

Experience the beauty and hospitality of the Eastern Free State, at Langberg Breakaway (Vrede). Experience indigenous bird life, wildflowers and small game on one of the two safe but challenging hiking trails (14km and 8km).

Accommodation is in “Die Stal” near the main farm house. Two rooms with a double bed and ensuite bathrooms on the lower level and three rooms with single beds upstairs. The accommodation is equipped as follows: All beds with linen (down duvets and towels), Eskom power, braai area, bar, indoor fireplace, cutlery, crockery, fridge and deep freeze. Bring your own food and your daypack and you are good to go! Remember that Eskom power is unreliable and it may be wise to pop in an extra blanket for the chilly Free State nights.

Interesting sights on the trail on day 1 would be the bushman paintings, the coach house (waenhuis), fossil site and a visit to the cave. Day 2 trail will take you through grasslands along the  “Spruit sonder Drift” which runs approximately 4kms through the farm.