Department Of Agriculture Forestry And Fisheries Eastern Cape

Department Of Agriculture Forestry And Fisheries Eastern Cape

Department Of Agriculture Forestry And Fisheries Eastern Cape, the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries have one of it’s branch in Eastern Cape. Below is the contact of the Eastern Cape Hiking Trails.

Eastern Cape Hiking Trails

Mr Kedama Welile
Tell: 043 604-5521
Fax: 086 516 0897
The Amatola Hiking Trail
Few trails can compare with ( the Amatola Hiking Trail), which takes its name from the Amatola mountain range in the Eastern Cape. The main six-day route alternates between beautiful indigenous forests, grasslands and patches of pine plantations and passes through an area rich in history. Outstanding features of the trail are the numerous waterfalls and inviting swimming pools tucked away in the enchanting forests. Although there are some strenuous climbs, efforts are always well rewarded with stupendous views. The best time of visiting the Amatola is end of October.
Contact: Ms Daki Ngxangane
(043) 642 2571
The Katberg Hiking Trail
This is a three nights/ three days trail offers a unique of natural and historical attractions. It starts at the Mpofu Game reserve north of Fort Beaufort and ends at the Benholm Forest Station on the Old Katberg Pass ( not to be confused with the Katberg Pass ). The first night is at Ntloni hut which is a 17,3km walk leading to the Diepkloof hut near the Didima Mountain.
Day two is an easy 16,8km to the Readsdale hut beyond the beautiful Katberg Pass. The final day is 16.7km, starting with a climb out of the valley before traversing along the escarpment with splendid views all round and, finally, descending to the end point at Benholm.
Contact: Ms Daki Ngxangane
(043) 642 2571


Msengeni forest walks
Langeni/Mhlahlane forest trails
Mount Thesiger trails and viewpoints
Pirie trail: Big Tree and viewpoint
Umngazi forest walks
Wild Coast Hiking trail
Hogsback Recreation Facilities
Hogsback Recreation Mountain bike trails
Manubi State forest walks
Zingcuka State forest Recreation Facilities


Keiskammahoek Recreation Facilities
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