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Hiking around Hazyview

Hiking around Hazyview

The Festive Season has arrived and whether you will be taking some time off to spend with loved ones or working through the holidays, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the summer in the Hazyview area.

If you’ve spent most of your year sitting behind a desk in the office, it’s time to stretch those legs and explore! The Panorama route and Sabie offer a multitude of day walk trails for people of all ages and stages of life and fitness levels, making it a perfect option for a family day out. And as an added bonus, it’s a great way to work off some of those extra holiday calories.

If you’re keen on history, then why not follow the routes of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and his beloved dog, Jock, on the Jock of the Bushveld Trail. This 8km circular trail starts and ends at the Municipal Holiday Resort and will take you to the edge of the Drankensberg escarpment providing spectacular views of Pinnacle Gorge. It is considered an easy to moderate hike, with a fairly steep climb up the escarpment. But manageable if you are walking fit, and the scenery and other highlights, such as Fitzpatrick’s ‘Fairyland’ rock formations along the way, make it well worth your while.

For those looking for something a bit more challenging the Hippo Trail at Blyde River Canyon, is an 18km hike through phenomenal scenery with abundant wildlife that takes you along the edge of the Blyde Dam. Hiking boots are a must for this one and try to get an early start to finish within daylight hours.
Feel like a good walk without the climb? Then head for the Sabie Loerie Trail. Starting at Castle Rock or the Bridal Veil Falls, it is an easy 10km, level trail along the Sabie River through pine and eucalyptus plantations as well as patches of indigenous forest and grassland. But for something slightly shorter there is the Secretary Bird 3km route which starts at Mac Mac Pools or alternatively the Forest Falls Nature Walk which is a circular 4.5km route and takes one through the forest to the Forest Falls.

So – dust off those hiking boots, grab your sunscreen and head out for some festive family fun while enjoying the great outdoors.

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