Mosamane, Rosendal, Free State

Date: 15-17 July

Venue:  Mosamane, Rosendal, Free State

Accommodation:  Base Camp

Cost: R575 for members and R625 for non-members

There is accommodation for 6 people. Please let Theresa know if you are interested: theresamyburgh11@gmail.com / 083 611 6243.

This trail is on the beautiful farm, Masamane, which is in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the eastern Free State.

There is a well-marked, fairly challenging 9 km trail which leads you through the grasslands, where secretary birds note your passing, into the crimson and gold sandstone cliffs with their fantastical sculptural formations.

There are ladders and chains to help you negotiate the steep mountain section of the hike, which passes ancient caves called ‘Owl’s Eyes’, so-named because of their appearance. If you enjoy mountain biking, there’s also a tough but scenic 16km route that takes you through a different part of the farm to the hiking trail.