Danielshoogte Private Nature Reserve
A nature lover paradise, Danielshoogte is rich in indigenous Fynbos Fauna and Flora and spectacular Geology.Straddling some 2200 ha of Fynbos, it is situated on top of the Aurora Mountain and boasts spectacular views in all directions.
Danielshoogte Private Nature
Guests travel to Danielshoogte on their own means, but if organised before time, I can provide a lift for 3 guests, if needed.
Checking in at Danielshoogte will be between 11h00am and 12h00pm.
At 14h00 we leave on our first circular hike that will take us up a rock ledge to a beautiful viewpoint!
We will continue for about 3 km all along the top ridge of the mountain to finish by about 18h00.
Dinner will be a traditional South African "braai" (BBQ) at 19h00.
5.We will go on a night hike at 20h30 to explore the nocturnal life as well the night sky.
6.The night walk will be finished by latest 23h00.
Full Day Hike
Day 2 - Trail Profile
1.We leave at 8h00 on a full day, 7.5 km hike through the nature reserve and will only be back at the accommodation by 17h00.We will take lunch and enough water with us for the day.
2.Dinner will be between 18h00 and 20h00 and for the guests' to pay on their own.
3.An optional night walk will be available at 20h30 for those who would like to participate.
Half Day Walk and Afternoon Departure
We will leave on a short walk across another part of the reserve, where we will experience another part of Danielshoogte.The walk starts at 08h00 and finishes by 12h00.
15h00 - Depart for home.
This tour is an extended overnight tour with accommodation available at Danielshoogte.But, for those who wish and with prior arrangement, can travel to the nature reserve on each day and join the group for the day.The cost for this arrangement is R270 per person per day! This fee includes the conservation fee payable for day visitors!
The full tour and pricing includes:
1.Accommodation at any of the following 3 sites as arranged prior with each guest or group:
Aristea Berghuis, Disa & Chinkerichee Thatch Berghuis
Cave & Campsite
2.Three (3) Interpretive Day Guides with ID Charts and Information Provided, including;
a) Fabulous Hiking Opportunities for young and old!
b) Botany excursions
c) Fauna observations
d) Geology Explorations
e) Guided Night Hike(s) with Astronomy Session
f) 4.1 x Dinner/Braai
Danielsoogte offers excellent opportunities for photography and on the tour and walks many opportunities will present itself.
Another extra on the tour is the opportunity view some special rock paintings and learn something about the ancient cultures that inhabited
Trail(s) specifics: Danielshoogte Private Nature Reserve is a wondrous wilderness area situated on top of the Aurora Mountain at about 500m above sea level.Because of this, the reserve lends itself to fairly easy hiking and walking activities as no serious mountain climbing is necessary.But, due to the geology, rock formations and ledges, it offers fabulous opportunities for rock scrambling and exploration on the walks.Look out for the Klippringer pair and the resident Back Eagles!
Important to note: This nature reserve and wilderness area does not have laid out hiking trails and any extended walks & hikes are only allowed under the guidance of an experienced guide!
Terrain: Mountainous and rocky, single trails and some farmland.
Dates: Summer (Oct – April) is "High season" for tourists.Winter (May – Sept) or "Low season" is, however, the more popular time for the locals in the mountains, although the weather is less predictable.The cooler weather makes outdoor walking very pleasant.
Difficulty: Overall rating is moderate.You do not need to be ultra-fit, but certainly be able to walk between 5 and 10 kms per day and be able to cope with undulating countryside and some hills.The routes also take you up and along stony and rocky outcrops where one needs to do a little rock scrambling in some places!
Necessary equipment and requirements: The following items must be provided by the guests;
Accomodation: Own linen and towels.(Single bed linen and towel can be provided at R20 per set on request)
Hiking: A hiking daypack and necessary outdoor gear for hiking, e.g.boots, hat, raingear, sunscreen.Minimum of 1,5L water bottle.Snacks (lunch) for taking on walks.Camera
Booking Form: we will provide, contact us for the same.
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This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.
- Monday 08:00
- Tuesday 08:00
- Wednesday 08:00
- Thursday 08:00
- Friday 08:00
- Saturday 08:00
- Sunday 08:08
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