One and half hours from JHB/PTA on a Private 4000ha game farm. More than 50 giraffe and sables to be seen, big dams with hippo and crocodile breeding centre on the farm. Neighbouring farms – Mabalingwe and Mabula Game Farms.
Base Camp: 30 beds, braai facilities, cooking utensils, gas fridge and 2 plate stove. Ablution block with hot and cold showers etc. More private and luxurious chalets available for those who prefer more comfort. Two day trails of 12 and 10 km (shorter options available for beginners) Well planned, self guided trails to accommodate all levels of hikers. Both trails in mountains, kloofs, views, forest. Variety of game on trails to be seen such as giraffe, sable, kudu, red hartebeest, eland, impala, gemsbok, nyala, blesbok, zebra and smaller cat families. Hikers allowed to do game viewing/drives from base camp.
Mountain bikes welcome, bring own bikes.
Hiking in Bela Bela
The 4 000 hectare game farm Diepdrift, just outside Bela-Bela, offers a series of hiking trails designed for anyone from the seasoned hiker to those simply after a stroll.
Hippo Pool hiking trail, 24 km over 2 days
This circular trail heads through the bushveld to a hippo pool, where you may also spy the odd crocodile, so it goes without saying that you probably shouldn’t swim. En route see other game.
Sable hiking trail, 24 km, 2 days
A fairly taxing hike with some steep climbs and descents over both Diepdrift and neighbouring Elandsfontein farm. Spot game whilst crossing mountains and walking through a wild kloof before coming out on a plateau that offers superlative views. (See more info here: Diepdrift Sable Hiking Trail).
Bontebok hiking trail, 4 km, 2 hours
A circular trail through the koppies, best done late afternoon, early evening.
Klipspringer hiking trail, 8 km, 4 hours
Another circular trail that explores a part of the farm rich in rock formations and plenty of game. The farm’s highlight is the unusual erosion features.
Accommodation is at base camp with a series of bunk rooms and electricity.
Where: Diepdrift Farm outside Bela Bela in the Waterberg, Limpopo
*Booking is required.
Call Anvie Ventures on +27 (0)12 662-0586