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Swartberg Hiking trails, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

Swartberg MountainsWith trail Heads at Ou Tol and De Hoek, the Swartberg hikes vary in distance, depending on which sections of the network you choose to hike.

Whether you take an easy day hike or the fairly demanding 3-5 day routes, you will experience spectacular rock formations, endless vistas of the Klein Karoo, deep kloofs, the typical fynbos fauna like grey rhebok, klipspringer, common duiker, grysbok, steenbok, kudu and baboon. A birdwatcher may tick Verreaux’s, Martial and Booted eagles, Cape rock-jumper, Victorin’s warbler, Cape Sugarbirds and Orange Breasted sunbirds, just some of the more than 150 bird species.

For information on the huts, condition of the trails and booking the hikes, please contact Cape Nature 0861 CAPENATURE (227 362 8873). Note: The weather can change dramatically from very hot to freezing cold – snow has been know to fall in summer. Not more than 12 hikers in a group.

Download a map of the area and trails

More info on the town of Oudtshoorn More info on the Klein Karoo area

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