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).


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A letter from Kimberley:

Mooi Werf was exactly what we were looking for. A secluded retreat, near to all the Cederberg tourist attractions, but nicely tucked away from all the busy routes.

We found the Mooi Werf setting to be very neat and tidy. And the bathroom facilities were spotless. The stone work of the cottages is beautiful.

Our visit to the Wolfberg Arch was a highlight, especially for our elderly parents who had always wanted to go there.

From Cape Town:

Thank you, we had a lovely time at Mooi Werf. We cycled on the back road right up to Groot Swartkrans, as well as the Wupperthal road and were amazed by the abundance of spring flowers along these routes.

One morning we hiked up the Tierhoksberg and encoutered a group of six ribbok lower down and then later two groups of klipspringers near the Keurbosfontein beacon. We found some spoor of the Bakkrans mountain zebras at this border fence where it runs along the plateau.

The views from the top towards the Roggeveld mountains in the Karoo are spectacular. We took some unusual pictures of the Cederberg from up there.