Naboomspruit

 

The Skeurkrans Hiking Trail is situated in the Waterberg Mountains not far from Naboomspruit and about two hours drive from Pretoria.  It is one of the most picturesque trails in the region and offers hikers of all abilities a real opportunity to enjoy this very beautiful area.  The trail consists of two individual day walks from a central base camp.  Much thought on the part of the owner has gone into the design and development of this lovely camp and it really is one of those places that are really very special.

 

Accommodation:

·         3 A-frame wooden huts;

·         Bunk beds/mattresses

Basecamp:

  • 3 huts (28 hikers)

Koedoebessie & Sering huts:

  • 8 people each

Naboom Hut:

  • 12 people

 

Facilities:

·         Well equipped braai area;

·         Pots/pans;

·         Kettle;

·         Gas braai;

·         Fridge;

·         Tables/chairs.

 

Ablution facilities:

·         Flush toilets;

·         Showers and basins;

·         Hot water supplied by a “Donkey” boiler.

 

The Trail:

The trail consists of two circle routes of 9kms and 5,5kms.  The routes afford the hiker a surprising variety of terrain and flora.  During the rainy season the veld really comes to life and several mountain streams are to be found along the routes.  The views from the mountain tops are quite spectacular.


Conclusion:

The Skeurkrans trail is one of the most beautiful trails in the Waterberg Mountains and deserves being included in any hiking club’s calendar.  Some sections of the trail are quite difficult but on the whole the trail should be suitable for the whole family.  The trail is well marked and maintained and is a real credit to the farmer.