3.1 kms – Some scrambling up and down rocks although not difficult, medium fitness, covers Albertinia Sandveld to Canca Limestone, starting and ending points are off the main driveway – at the main house and the spring.
1.3kms – Relatively easy with a short steep climb (no scrambling) at the end. It goes from the dam at the main house, past the Cape Lowland Freshwater Wetlands, through the endangered Eastern Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Southern Cape Valley Thicket, and Canca Limestone, ending at the cottages – or reverse the order and swim in the dam at the end.
Part of the trail is the same path as the Renosterveld Trail.
1 kms – Easy walk from cottage driveway to dam at main house. Follows same route as the Aloe Trail for part of the way, so recommend walking the reverse direction. Goes through Albertinia Sandveld, Southern Cape Valley Thicket, Eastern Ruens Shale Renosterveld, and Cape Lowland Freshwater Wetland.
Detour at the beginning to see the Shepherd’s Cottage, and above the top dam walk a few metres off the trail to see our wishing well (spring), with oak and milkwood trees.
1.8 kms – Moderate fitness required, with some uneven terrain, primarily Canca Limestone. The trail begins at the cottages and ends on the cottage driveway about 200 metres from the main house.
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