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Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

   

Suikerbosrand Nature reserve

Heidelberg
Gauteng South Africa

+27(0)71 602 7581
+27(0)71 602 7579
http://www.footprint.co.za/suikerbosrand.htm

The overnight routes at Suikerbosrand have been closed for maintenance until further notice. There also has been problems with the telephone lines. during the difficulties please contact the reserve on 071 602 7581 or 071 602 7579

Hiking Trails, Mountain Bike Trails and Motor Vehicle Tourist Route situated Heidelberg, Gauteng, South     Africa. Suikerbosrand offers a 66km network of Hiking Trails, 60km tarred road for cycling or by car. Mountain biking is also available with an 8km off-road trail. All of this within a short driving distance from Johannesburg. Suikerbosrand has several overnight huts, a network of trails varying from 4km to 17km - Overnight and One day hikes. Self catering apartments are also available at the base camp, offering stylish accommodation. Many Local Road Cyclist utilize this challenging 60km road for training, On any given weekend you would find many road cyclists utilizing this safe, beautiful ride. The Nature reserve offer Various big game species as well as more than 200 bird species.

Day Trails

The Chetah Interpretive Trail

This is a 4km trail close to the visitors centre and should take about two hours to complete. This is not an endurance trail so take your time and take the opportunity to find out more about the environment that you are visiting.

The Bokmakiere Day Trail

This is a trail that has been laid out for those who only have a few hours to hike. There are two options, 10km or 17km. Do not forget to take water (I would suggest 2Lt) plus some form of foodstuff. A good pair of walking shoes is advisable, a hat and sunblock. Although there is normally plenty of people that you will meet along the trail, it is still advisable to walk the trail in a minimum group of three.

Paraplegic Trail

The reserve has laid out a short trail, close to the visitors centre, specifically for those in wheelchairs.

Tourist Route

The tourist route is a 60km tarred road that covers a large section of the reserve. Holhoek picnic site is situated halfway along the route, at which there are braai facilities, running water and toilets.

The GPS coordinates for the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is:
Latitude: -26.4837937
Longitude: 28.229271199

 

 

 

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The GPS coordinates for the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is:
Latitude: -26.4837937
Longitude: 28.229271199