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Three Sisters Tree House Trails, Riet River, Port Alfred, Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape.

There are several trails from which to choose:

•    Bushbuck Trail (4-km) follows the river through pristine indigenous forest that is home to bushpig, vervet monkeys, caracal, jackal, otters etc.
•    Fish Eagle Trail (9-km) has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Pause at the riverbank for swimming, fishing and canoeing. Abundant birdlife including fish eagles.
•    Sunset Climb (0.5 hours): Take a loop from Loerie’s Loft up the steep gorge to lookout points. Follow the ridge through cactus and euphorbia and return to camp. Spot the caracal’s den!
•    Loerie’s Hike (2+days): Horseride on the beach, take the Bushbuck Trail and spend a night or two at Loerie’s Loft. Return via the Fish eagle Trail.
•    Lynedoch Hike (3 days): Start as per Loerie’s Hike, but on the second day follow the signs to kayak Camp. Take the ferry across the river. Canoe, swim and fish. Sleep at Kayak Camp. On the third day, return on the ferry and continue home on the Fish Eagle Trail.
•    Picnic Trail (1-day): Choose one of the hiking trails and enjoy a picnic.

Back to nature – Loerie’s Loft is a rustic tree house in an ancient yellowwood overhanging a natural freshwater pool in the forest. It provides self-catering accommodation for up to eight. No access to vehicles so you will need to carry your provisions on the trail. Safe parking at the farmhouse. Eight mattresses, braai with grid, skottel, kettle and tongs, firewood, drinking water, gas lamps and bush toilet. Bring a sleeping bag, plate and cutlery, food and drinks. A comfortable backpack, good walking shoes, torch (flashlight) and binoculars are recommended. Advance booking is essential.

Riet River is on the R72 east of Port Alfred, which is on the R72 west of East London, which is at the intersection of the N2 with the N6. Travel east on the R74 from Port Alfred. Turn left (south) towards Tharfield Farm after 15.5-km. Park at the green-roofed farmhouse. BJThesisters

Contct:            Box 41 Port Alfred 6170
+27 (46) 675 1269 telephone
+27 (82) 645 6345 cell

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