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The Gecko Hiking Trail, Montagu

Gecko Hike MontaguThe Gecko Hiking Trail is a 30km multi-day wilderness hiking trail.

Day one takes you from the beautiful Nuy valley near Worcester at the western end, via the Nuy River Gorge, to Simonskloof in the centre. Day two takes you via the ridge of the Langeberg to Langdam in the middle of the Koo valley.

Fact File: Length of Trail: Day 1: 16km / 6-9h – Day 2: 14.5km / 5-7h: Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous: Type of Trail: Wilderness Trail, marked by rock cairns: Vegetation: Mountain Fynbos, Succulent Karoo, Renosterbosveld: Game: Rhebok, Leopard, Baboons and … Geckos!: Attractions: Superb Views, Rock formation & Rock paintings: Water: Plenty: Springs, Streams and River: Highest point: Day 1: 885m – Day 2: 1460m: Lowest point: 310m: Best time to hike: March – November, Hot in Summer: Direction of hike: Either direction: Permits: 023 614 1895.

To receive the waypoints or written directions and latest map of the Gecko Trail, please contact Simonskloof Mountain Retreat – Ph:023 614 1895

Simonskloof Mountain Retreat, the middle of the hike offers a couple of different accommodation options from camping under the oak trees to self-catering in a farm cottage or dinner bed and breakfast at the old farmhouse. Activities range from “doing nothing at all” to hiking, swimming, bird watching, kloofing, abseiling and mountain biking just to mention a few.

For accommodation at the western end: Nuy Vallei Guest House – Ph:023 342 7025 or at the eastern end: Langdam Guest Farm – Ph: 082 610 2450

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