Serendipity Hiking and Eco Trails
(Nylstroom - Modimolle)
Overview of Serendipity Hiking and Eco Trails
Situated on a beautiful private bushveld farm named Tierkloof, owner, Johan Klopper, has set out trails that deserves praise for its unspoiled beauty.
Located between the towns of Nylstroom (Modimolle) and Naboomspruit (Mookgopong) in the Limpopo province, the Serendipity Hiking and Eco trails are an easy 140km drive from Pretoria.
The trail stretches over an unusual combination of valleys, gorges, savannah and mountain streams. Crystal clear water are readily available in the rock pools, with indigenous forests, waterfalls and panoramic views of the Waterberg awaits the hiker.
A large variety of trees, abundant bird life and game and beautiful vistas can be seen while hiking on the Serendipity Hiking and Eco trail.
The well marked hiking trail is 24km circular trail, with overnight facilities at the starting point and after 12 km. The grading of this trail is 16 / 20.Click here to download a PDF map of the Serendipity Hiking Trail.
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Apart from the hiking trail, Serendipity Hiking and Eco Trails also offer trails for quad bikes, DS Bikes, Enduro Two Wheelers, and 4x4's. The variety of obstacles will definitely get your adrenalin going, with 30kms of family oriented fun. But don't be fooled! These trails still offer the driver some excellent challenges, with river crossings and some steep rocky ascents and descents.
A brand new Enduro Trail of approximately 15km will challenge the very experienced riders. Although less experienced riders can also enjoy this technically challenging route, they will have to do it at a much slower pace than the experienced riders.
The camping- and overnight facilities are well equipped, with showers, flush toilets, braai and scullery, rubbish bin, table and bench, basins, and running water and basins.
Review of Serendipity Hiking and Eco Trails
As a first time hiker, I found this trail extremely strenuous, but that was in part due to the fact that the perennials didn't have any water, which made it really tough.
I would suggest, that if you decide to go on this hiking trail, call beforehand to confirm that there are water in the streams and fountains, and ensure that you carry enough water with you!
Except for the heat and the lack of water, the trail ended each day with a bunch of very tired, but happy hikers enjoying the scenery and happily chatting away around the fire.
At the end of the first day, we were lucky enough to reach a big, beautiful river where we were able to quench our thirst and cool down after the hard day of toiling with our backpacks.
The bush huts where we slept each night provided us with the pleasure of looking out over the valley and enjoy the cool breeze. When it storms at night, count yourself lucky. The light-show provided by the lightning while you are high up staring out over the valley is something of unbelievable beauty.
Serendipity Hiking Trail, truly an experience of a lifetime.