Walkerville Trail

Province: Gauteng

Region: Southern Gauteng

Nearest Town: Walkerville/Johannesburg

Distance to nearest town: Trail starts within Walkerville on R82

Location of starting point: S26 24.906 E27 57.408 Remax parking area

Hiking distance: 11,4km

Suitable for kids: Under strict parental supervision as there are some vertical cliffs along the trail

Drinking water: Carry at least 2lt as there is non-suitable along the trail. You pass the local Spar at the start of the trail, so that supplies can be obtained from there

Cell phone reception: Most of the trail

Trail needs to be booked in advance through Jacana

 

Trail Description

The trail begins at Remax estate agents which is easy to find at the entrance to the village. You proceed for a short distance through the village and then turn left at Spar. The trail follows a small road for a little distance before heading into the veld in the direction of Perdeberg which is prominent in the middle distance. Once you reach the foot of the mountain, you will see the trail ascending through boulder strewn hillside. Once the summit is reached, the trail skirts the summit and offers you superb views of the surrounding countryside. The trail passes some beautiful patches of indigenous bush and some sheer rock faces before once more descending and returning to the start by way of some farm dams where birdlife is usually plentiful and the ruins of an old farmstead.

 

Facilities

 

Safe Parking is available in the parking area at Remax. There are no facilities for having a braai after the hike but there are some lovely restaurants and places to eat within the area.