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2 Day backpacking circular trail, situated on the banks of the Elands River outside Waterval Boven. Only 3 Hours from JHB and 2.5 from PTA! The trail covers a distance of 21 km in the mountains, ravines with mountain streams and waterfalls, indigenous forest and stunning views. The first day is 14 km from the base camp to the overnight camp, and the following day 7 km back to the base camp.

Day 1: The first 2 km follows the Elands river with exceptional vegetation, bird and water life. The next 3 km is a challenging, strenuous ascent meandering up the mountain slope. The view from the top is outstanding, looking down on the Elands River and valley below. One km further a natural fountain is reached, a well deserved stop under shady trees. The next 6 km is an easy walk on the edge of the escarpment, crossing two mountain streams until the top of a kloof is reached. The stunning views from this point is unforgettable. After the 12 km mark, you are at the bottom of the kloof and from here on, you follow a refreshing mountain stream for 2 km until the overnight camp is reached.

Day 2: Start the day off with a 10 minute climb to reach the top of the plateau and off to two stunning waterfalls. Hike one km through a Beech wood bush until you reach the first waterfall, this waterfall is app 65 m. Half a km further, through indigenous forest, the second water fall of 35 m drop and a refreshing rock pool, is reached. The last few kilometres is an easy walk down the valley back to your base camp.

Base Camp: Klipspringer Huts - 6x huts with bunker beds (sleeps 12 persons each). Kitchen facilities and braai area.

Overnight Hikers Camp: Accommodates 32 hikers in four rooms with bunk beds and mattresses. Hot showers and flush toilets. Basic kitchen facilities, two plate gas stove and gas lamps. Braai facilities. Wood provided. Big wooden deck - overlooking the valley with it's stunning views!


Situated on the banks of the Elands river, on the N4 outside Waterval Boven. It is a low malaria risk area and the perfect breakaway to unspoilt nature.

Ribbok Chalets - 8x double storey en-suite chalets (all 8 bed). Each with 2x separate bedrooms upstairs (both rooms with two single beds). Then there are 2 sleeper coaches downstairs. 2x bathrooms, lounge and fully equipped kitchen. Braai facilities outside. (One of these chalets is wheelchair friendly)

Otter Chalets - 3x stand alone 5-bed self catering chalets scattered under big shady trees, and some next to the Elands River. 2x Chalets under shady trees have 2x bedrooms (one with double bed and the other with 3x single beds), 1x bathroom, lounge and fully equipped kitchen and braai facilities. 1x Chalet is situated close to the double storey chalets.

Koedoe Huts - 10x wooden huts, ideal for school / church groups. Open plan, 6 single beds, equipped kitchen, one bathroom and braai facilities. No kitchen facilies per hut.

Camping - We offer 50 caravan and tent sites with power points and there are two ablution facilities. The ablution blocks have hot and cold water, electric lights and power points are available. Also a wheel chair accessible bathroom.

Elangeni Offers:
- Swimming pool
- Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Two Hiking Trails
- Jungle Gym
- Trampolines
- Lapa and Hall for functions
- Group activities: River Tubing, Paintball, Literia cource, Obstacle Course, Tug of War

Schooland Church Groups: We cater for groups 30-130 children/adults.

- River tubing on the Elands river
- 2,4 km educational hiking trail
- Literia course
- Obstacle course
- Tug of war, paintball, swimming pool

Caravan and Camping We offer 50x well maintained caravan and tent sites with power points and there are two neat, modern ablution facilities, electric lights and power points are available. We also have a wheel chair accessible bathroom with shower, hot and cold water and electricity point. There is a wash up area and laundry (We do the washing, costs apply).

HIKER'S SAFARI TENTS: If you want to camp but do not have your own tent you can make use of our safari tents (1 x 6 Bed and 1 x 10 Bed) with beds and mattresses, bring own bedding. It is situated in the caravan park area and close to the ablution block. Bring all other camping equipment with.

Group Venues, Teambuilding and Conferences The resort is next to the Elands River and with more than 4km water front it is a bird watchers paradise and also offer many opportunities for water sport/activities and fishing.

We cater for groups 30 - 130 children/adults - River tubing on the Elands river, 2- 4 km educational hiking trail, literia course, obstacle course, tug of war, paintball (when available).

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