|Keurbosfontein Wolfberg Hiking Trail|
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the damage caused by recent veld fires, all hiking trails to the Wolfberg Arch, including this trail, are closed indefinitely.
The Keurbosfontein Wolfberg hiking trail runs through the beautiful eastern Red Wolfberg and is the shortest route to the famous Wolfberg Arch.
It takes about 75 minutes to walk, is easy to negotiate and even young children can manage to walk it.
By the way, the Wolfberg was named after the Brown Hyena (Strandjut), which occurred widespread in the Western Cape, before it was exterminated here. It was referred to as a "wolf" by the older folks, just as they, even today, refer to the leopard as a "tier" (tiger).
The starting point of the Wolfberg hiking trail is near Langkloof, just off the Wupperthal 4x4 road. The road distance from Keurbosfontein (farmyard) to the starting point of the trail, is 13 kms – which is also the exact distance from Mooi Werf to the starting point. This is a ±30 minute leisurely drive through a beautiful landscape.
Please Note: You will require a vehicle with a high road clearance to reach the starting point of the hiking trail. It cannot be reached with an ordinary car.
Permits to walk this trail can be obtained from us at Die Onderhuis, Keurbosfontein (Tel. 027 482 2815).
At our Red Cederberg accommodation destinations you don’t share your facilities, space or privacy with any other tourists. When you or your group visit any of our tourist destinations, it is allocated to you exclusively, at no additional cost above our normal rental rates.
A letter from Cape Town:
We have been to Keurbosfontein a few times before, but this was the first time we were there when the fruit was ripening. We especially enjoyed getting up at 5 o'clock in the morning and picking our own fresh figs down at the river before the birds got to them.
It was with great excitement when we early one evening also spotted the porcupine Bismarck, your resident landscape architect. He swaggered past not far from where we were braaing, totally unperturbed by our presence. He is an absolutely magnificent fellow. It is great that the wildlife are so welcome and tame in this protected environment.
And from Switzerland:
Thank you, we have enjoyed our stay at Keurbosfontein very much. Just as promised on your website, the cottage is spacious and was spotlessly clean. And the farmyard and gardens are neat and beautiful.
I was glad to learn that you use only organic fertilizer in your gardens and also no pesticides - very important if you do not want to kill essential insects such as bees, moths, butterflies and so many others!
We appreciated the peace and quiet, which made our visit extra special. Please thank Paul and Emmie from us for their care and friendliness.
Just to let you know how much our family enjoyed our stay in your comfortable cottage. We found Keurbosfontein to be a perfect base from where to explore the greater Cederberg, and yet it is nicely hidden away from the busy tourist spots.
Our kids enjoyed joining Paul when he tended the sheep. I was fascinated to hear from him that those fat tailed sheep are descendents from the old Khoi sheep?
‘n Vrou vanaf Kaapstad skryf:
“Ek het op ‘n Karoo-plaas met ‘n watervoor grootgeword. Die afgelope naweek toe dit so warm was, het ek my skoene uitgetrek en met my voete in Keurbosfontein se koel watervoor onder die akkerbome gaan sit. Vir ‘n oomblik het ek weer soos ‘n kind gevoel. Oom Arrie-hulle het lusern ingery toe ons daar was. Ai, hoe wens ek, ek kon ‘n bietjie van daardie lusern-reuk in ‘n botteltjie opvang en met my saamneem stad toe”.
(Translated into English: A woman from Cape Town writes: “I grew up on a Karoo farm, which had a water furrow. This past weekend when it was very warm, I took off my shoes and sat under the oak trees with my feet in Keurbosfontein’s cool water furrow. For a moment I felt like a kid again. Oom Arrie and his men were harvesting lucerne while we were there. Oh, how I wish I could put a little bit of that lucerne smell into a bottle and take with me to the city”).