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Glen Craig Hiking Trail, Somerset East, Karoo, Eastern Cape.

Two day trail through breathtaking scenery on top of the Bosberg. One route of 17-km is through sourveld, indigenous bush along the Naudesrivier.  See Glen Avon Waterfall at the summit. The second route is shorter but is for fitter hikers. The hike starts at Glen Craig farm, the entrance to which is 21-km from Glen Avon turnoff on the R63 between Somerset East and Cookhouse. Kudu, rhebuck, baboons, vervet monkeys and springbok. Black eagle, blue cranes and vultures. Overnight hut is a restored three-bedroom house. Flush toilet outside with a hot shower.  Lapa with braai facilities and wood.  The same hut is used for both the one and two day hikes.

Somerset East is on the R63 west of Cookhouse, which is on the N10 southeast of Middelburg, which is at the intersection of the N9 with the N10. Exit the N10 at Cookhouse and travel west on the R63. ASGlen

Contct:            Phillip and Elmarie Erasmus
Box 101 Somerset East 5850
+27 (42) 243 3804 telephone

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Last update: 2014-02-15 20:21
Author: Alan McIver
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