ElevationAscent: 959' 292 m
Descent: -959' -292 m
High: 5,859' 1,786 m
Low: 5,113' 1,558 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
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“The jewel of southern Johannesburg.”— South African Hiker
From the homestead, head east on the Tswana Trail, to the first climb leading you toward a Tswana dwelling reconstruction. The Tswana Trail ends at the intersection with the Kiepersol Trail. Take a right, venturing north on the Kiepersol Trail which remains fairly flat. Turning right at the intersection of the Wildebeest Trail, this hike will remain flat for a short distance until you reach a climb that leads into the mountainous area.
Moderate grades will get your heart rate up before you reach the Legae Trail; take a left to head south on the Legae Trail which offers a view of the primary grazing area and the southwest section of the reserve. At the next intersection, head southwest on the Beacon Trail to follow the loop toward the intersection of the Ruins Trail.
Pass the Ruins Trail and you'll shortly reach an intersection where the Beacon Trail splits off both ways. Take a left to head southwest for the final descent through a dried up riverbed which will reconnect with the Bloubos Trail. Turn right to head north on the Bloubos Trail which will return you to the entrance.
The trail has a fairly flat surface with easy hiking, though there are a few demanding climbs, challenging descents, and some scrambling. Though the elevation changes can be a bit challenging, they are well maintained with steps etched into the path.
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Land Manager: Johannesburg City Parks