The Outeniqua Hiking Trail
Av Hiking Time: 7 hours.
Highlights: Nice river crossing.
Be prepared for: Long day on your feet.
A beautiful start through a cool forest then leads to a steep descent to the river.
This is quite a nice spot to have a break/lunch.
After the river crossing is a steep climb through the forest onto a jeep track/dirt road. Thankfully the climb is in shade but when you emerge onto the dirt road there is very little shade for this stretch.
You can be forgiven for thinking that this road never ends :) but the view from the Windmeulnek hut is totally worth it and is one of the best views on the trail.
Tips for Day 2:
- Take meat (it will keep) and enjoy a tasty braai whilst soaking in the views from the hut.
- An outside shower that looks out over the valley is a must but perhaps take a shower as you get in (whilst you are still hot and sweaty) as the water is cold and you may not want to later in the evening.
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