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Anysberg offers 4x4 drives, horse riding and mountain biking (mainly along the 4x4 roads), and kayaking on the Rooi Damme.

Accommodation is in self catering cottages (only Agama has it's own ablutions, the others share). A magnificent campsite has at present got no toilets or shower facility. 

There are 3 hikes possible, though none are on dedicated trails.

The walk to Land se Kloof is on an eroded old farm track into the kloof, then a rough trail enters the kloof some way. Best spot to picnic is at the old weir, as after that the path is bushier, and higher up the kloof involves boulder hopping.

The longest hike is to Tapfontein, and it involves an 8km drive to the turnoff, then the 4x4 road is walked there and back. This is more pleasant than it sounds, though after rains you have to find a way to cross the river soon after leaving the main road. On the way to Tapfontein is a short detour to some unremarkable bushman paintings. (Very fit hikers may decide to walk the entire 4x4 route from Vrede, though the return via the main road would be a real trudge!) 

The hike into Prinspoort involves driving 15km from the cottages or campsite almost all the way to the Main entrance. The obvious thing would be to try to get permission to do it on your way in if you enter from the Ladismith side, but most people would not want to park with all their stuff left in the vehicle.

For more information on the Reserve, and how to get there, see the Cape Nature website page at:

Anysberg Reserve August 2011

Mike Scott,
Sep 5, 2011, 6:04 AM