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Bergheim Hiking Trail

Bergheim Hiking Trail near Kroondal (Rustenburg)

Description

The Bergheim Hiking trail is situated within the Bergheim Resort – situated north of the Magaliesberg (near Rustenburg). The Bergheim Trail starts from the camping grounds and heads in the directions of the mountains and deep gorge. It passes streams filled with rocks until you reach the sides of the Magaliesberg. Here you can decide if you’d either like to climb the gorge either from the left or right hand side. (Beware: the left side seems steeper than the other).

Highlights

  • View of the Fernkloofgorge of Magaliesberg.
  • At the top a stream awaits you for a lovely sitdown or even a dip in the water.

Directions to the Bergheim Hiking trail

The Bergheim Hiking trail starts on the Bergheim Resort’s grounds and heads towards the Magaliesberg mountain.

Start

From the camping ground

End

After reaching the top, a turnaround is made and one ends at the camping ground again.

Distance

Under 8km’s

Duration

Day’s walk – Between 7 and 9 hours

Rating

Moderate – steep cliffs can make it exhausting

Permit / Entrance

Pay for camping site at the Bergheim Resort.

Features

The Fernkloof at the top of the hiking trail offers spectacular views over the Magaliesberg mountains and also offers you the chance to “kloof” down the gorge that is about 50m wide and 100m deep. Cool waterfalls and streams await the tired hiker, and it is said to be a good place to take a minute and enjoy lunch and the water – for those who fancy a swim.

Take With

You will need the following:

  • Backpack with lunch and water
  • Good hiking shoes with socks
  • Swim suit – especially in the summer months
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • GPS (for the hike can become confusing)
  • Binoculars
  • Bird guide for the birdwatchers

Please Note

  • The Bergheim Trail is mostly unmarked – keeping to the gorge and stream should help you not get lost.
  • Climbing to the top of the Fernkloof gorge can be tiring (esp. in summer) so be sure to get off to an early start and take lots of water for the hike.



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