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Tierkop Hiking Trail, George, Garden Route

Tierkop hiking Trail, George, Garden Route

Description

The Tierkop Hiking Trail is one of the most open areas to explore in the Outeniqua Mountains. There are two access points, either from Saasveld or the Witfontein Forestry Station, and there is a network of paths to walk along.

This particular path starts at Saasveld or also known as the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Saasveld campus. Follow the path up to the Tierkop Hut and then continue further up the mountain.

This path eventually passes Skurwekop (sometimes called Kransberg) and then continues over the Outeniqua mountains. You can follow this path all the way to Herold or to were it joins the top of the Montague pass. You can turn around and return to Saasveld at any time if you have walked far enough or you could walk down either to the Montague pass or the old Ox Wagon pass and end at Witfontein Forestry Station.

You would need to arrange transport if you would like to do this as Witfontein and Saasveld are a distance apart and even then this route will be around 30km.

Remember to start early.

Other: Take enough water and food as there is none along the way. Remember sunscreen as you will be in the sun most of the time.

 

End

As described

Distance

As far as you want to go

Duration

Variable

Rating

Intermediate

Permits

Free

Take With

You will need the following:

  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • good walking shoes
  • insect repellent
  • refreshments and water
  • camera
  • binoculars
  • swimming gear

Getting There

The start is at Saasveld (also known as NMMU George) on Saarsveld Road, the old George-Knysna road. After entering Saasveld follow the Tierkop signs to the far end of the campus and park at the student accommodation.

More info on the town of Knysna More info on the Garden Route area



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