Weekend And Longer Hikes

Date: 16 – 18 July 2021  


Venue:  Wathaba, Machadodorp  

Accommodation:  Waterbessie Basecamp

Cost for the weekend: R555 for members & R606 for non-members


Bill has booked for 6 people and the Club has paid a deposit already. We can increase the number to 12 if necessary. Please contact Bill as soon as possible if you are interested 082 576 8198 or zachiusm@tdw.co.za 

The breathtaking Wathaba Hiking Trails is situated 20.8 km from Machadodorp on route to Badplaas, a mere three hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria. This hiking destination in Mpumalanga offers all hikers and nature lovers a piece of heaven, with its tranquillity and beautiful surroundings. It is a wilderness area in the Skurweberg Mountains boasting magnificent waterfalls and indigenous kloof vegetation. Wathaba Hiking Trails was awarded the Best Trail for 2007, 2012, 2015 and 2017.

WATERBESSIE accommodating minimum 6 adults, maximum 12 people is slightly different to the other camps as it has a fully equipped kitchen. Four gas plates for cooking. The ‘open plan’, loft style, sleeping room (12m x 8m) has an indoor fireplace which can be used for  ‘braaing’ in case of rain.The outside braai is situated alongside the Schoonspruit river. The flush toilets are 25m away at Kiepersol Kamp’s ablution. 2 showers in camp that operates with “donkey geyser” that also supplies warm water for dishwashing.

Hydro powered electricilty for lights only, no plugs.

All firewood supplied for the weekend. Extra can be bought @ R40 per wheelbarrow. All water is drinkable on the farm.

 ____________________   Date: 6 – 9 August (3 nights)Venue: Wolkberg Wilderness Trail, Nr Polokwane, LimpopoAccommodation: Own TentsCost:  Members: R600  /  Non-Members: R670
This is a tough hike and you need to be very fit. It is 4 days and 3 nights. At the base camp at the start there are ablutions with showers and a donkey to heat the water. There is no electricity. The other overnight camps DO NOT have ablutions or showers.The trail is not marked and it is best to hire a guide. The fee above includes a guide fee.
ALTERNATIVELY: Instead of a back-packing hike, you can stay at the base camp and hike from there on a daily basis. Bill suggests the following:Arrive Friday 6 August, pitch tents – there are ablutions, a kitchen and hot water etc.
Saturday 7 – do a circular hike of approx 15km.Sunday 8 – do a circular hike of approx 17 kmsMonday 9 – do short hike or pack upIn this case the cost will be R90 less, i.e. R510 for members and R580 for non-members.Please let Bill know ASAP if you are interested and which option you prefer:082 576 8198 or zachiusm@tdw.co.za