Situated close to Rustenburg at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain ranges, The Bergheim Hiking Trail is a great opportunity for visitors to spend time in nature and embark on adventures with friends, while still keeping active. This popular hiking trail is situated near Bergheim Resort which is located close to Rustenburg. There are various hiking trails for visitors to choose from and enjoy, varieng in difficulty and length.
Visitors will first need to enter the Berheim Resort in order to access the Bergheim Hiking Trail, which starts and ends at the camping grounds. There are various ways to take on the hike ahead, and hikers can choose when to turn back around in order to lessen the time, which can easily take about 9 hours if walked at a steady pace across the distance of about 8 km’s. There are also a few challenging but exciting steep cliffs along the hiking trail that can be exhausting to those who aren’t accustomed to climbing. At the top of the hiking trail, rewarding views of the Fernkloof and Magaliesberg await and provide great opportunities for photographs.
It is recommended that hikers pack a lunch along, as well as plenty of drinking water, sunscreen, sunhats, swimming costumes for the streams and waterfalls ahead (especially in summer) and a camera to capture the highlights of your experience through the Bergheim Hiking Trail. A GPS is also highly recommended, as the hike can become confusing – most of the trail is unmarked and needs to be navigated properly. Many holiday visitors to Rustenburg have enjoyed their experience here, as well as lovely holiday accommodation nearby at the 5 star Tshiberry Bed and Breakfast.
Another highlight for those with a taste for adventure also awaits hikers at the top of Fernkloof gorge. Kloofing is an activity that allows for climbing, jumping, sliding and basically any physical activity it takes to reach the bottom of the gorge, which is about 100m high and 50m wide. It is recommended that hikers start their day early, as the climb to the top of Fernfloof Gorge can be strenuous in the summer.