Genadendal Hiking Trail

Genadendal Hiking Trail

This is a two-day circular route of 25km. It begins and ends in Genadendal at the historic Moravian Mission Church, which dates back to 1738, and leads through private property and the conservation area on both sides of the Riviersonderend mountain range. It provides panoramic views of the Overberg as well as the Worcester-Robertson Karoo. Overnight facilities are available at the church for hikers who prefer to stay the night before starting on the route.

The first day leads past two pools at Groot and Klein Koffiegat, and ends at the farm Die Hoek on the north side of the mountain. Overnight accommodation, including braai facilities, is available here. The second day returns to Genadendal. The trail is fairly strenuous, and hikers should be fit and well-equipped. In summer it can be extremely hot and it is advisable to carry water. Winters are cold and wet and hikers should adhere to weather warnings as the trail can be dangerous in extreme conditions.

The tariff is R60 for adults, R45 for children/scholars. There is a maximum of 24 hikers per day, with a maximum of 14 per group. Separate bookings are required for the trail and for overnight accommodation.

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