Gamkaberg Nature Reserve Hiking

Guarrie Trail

Although only measuring 700 metres, this trail is worth the 20 minutes it takes to complete. It exhibits some of the gorgeous Klein Karoo vegetation, as well as a number of local bird species. It is particularly abundant in flora, which is quite unusual for this part of the country. The Guarrie Trail is easy to complete, making it perfect for families with children, or those that are less fit.

Duration: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 700m

Spekboom Trail

The Spekboom Trail is one of five short day trails ranging from 0.7 km to 14.4 km in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. These routes take walkers through typical succulent Karoo, subtropical thicket and evergreen forest in the Tierkloof gorge.

Duration: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 1.3 km

Piet Barbet Trail

Piet Barbet Trail takes hikers through the subtropical thicket of the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. This picturesque area in the Klein Karoo is within the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is one of the botanical wonders of the world. The trail takes you through vegetation that is unmatched in its plant diversity, compared with other arid regions.

Duration: 2-3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 4.1 km

Mousebird Trail

The 2.5 km Mousebird Trail takes hikers through Succulent Karoo and Subtropical thicket in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. This part of the Klein Karoo is within the Cape Floral Kingdom, and is considered one of the botanical wonders of the world, unequalled in its plant diversity compared with other arid regions.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 2.5 km

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