Ngoje, Mkono, Nwaku & Kwa Mahleka Trails. (From 2 - 8 Hours )
10kms - 40kms of diverse terrain.2 – 8 hours.(Day Trails) Start off at Kwa Mahleka Farm Packhouse and walk through Avo, Citrus Orchards, through Gum and Sugar plantations. Down to the meandering and trickling Nwaku & Mkono streams, gorges and natural Forest canopy. Large and sheer Cliff faces, ravines and natural bush.Very likely to see many birds & the occasional deer. This is probably one of the top diverse scenic Trails you can do in South Africa, We do tailormade Trails from 2-3 hours to two days depending on your needs.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 035 474 2298 or 0827759998
1-2 Hour Dlinza Trails.
2-3 Hour Nwaku Trail.R125 pp
3-4 Hour Kwa Mahleka Trail. R165 pp
4-5 Hour Mkono Trail. R205 pp
5-6 Hour Ngoje Trail.R245 pp (Weekends)
6-8 Hour Ngoje Trail. R395 pp ( Weekends)
Min 2 pax per Trail.
Ngoje trekking trails are led by Gavin Bazley a local policeman and experienced navigator and trekker. Gavin has completed feats such as running 100 miles in Darfur, Sudan in aid of charity and completing the Sky-run, a notorious mountain race in the Eastern Cape. In 2010 Gavin completed the Grand Traverse self supporting scheduled 20 day 228km trek across the length of the Drakensberg Mountains in 6 days 6 hours. Gavin spends most of his weekends exploring the Eshowe and Ntumeni area for new trails and has a vast knowledge of the mountains, valleys, gorges and foot trails in these areas.
Annual Trail Races for 2012
Ngoje Classic Trail. (22 & 45 Kms). Early August 2012
Ngoje Full Moon Challenge.( 16 kms). Early June 2012.
Ngoje short course trail for Allcomers.( 16 kms) Mid September 2012.
Ngoje short course trail for Allcomers. (16 kms) Early July 2012.
A typical Eshowe Trekking Trail :
Our Trekking trails will take you through various habitats. From the drop off point most of these trails will start on gentle farm roads which meander through sugar cane and tree plantations then through orchards. As you move with the trekking party further away from the drop off points so you will transistion from man made plantations and orchards into natural forest where single track trails meander along trickling rivers under the canopy of natural forest.
From the shade of the forest canopy and the sound of the trickling river, you will change habitats and before realising it you will find yourself traversing mountain grassland slopes with vistas of neighboring mountains, valleys and gorges. It is at this point the trekking party will stop for a 5 minute rest stop. Sitting on the slope with your back resting against your backpack and the early morning sun breaching the distant Zululand hills you will be able to witness the early morning mist rising up from the valley floor.
Then following your navigator you will negotiate a somewhat technical foot trail down into a gorge with cliff faces towering up on both sides of the trail, the only noise you will hear is the breathing of your fellow trekkers and the occasional bark from the baboons in the cliffs. If you move slowly and quietly predator like, along this part of the trail, you are most likely to sight a reed buck, duiker or other similar antelope.
From up ahead you can hear the sound of cascading water the party follows the meandering trail and eventually the forest canpoy opens up to reveal a 15 metre waterfall. The party stops for a lunch snack, some swim in the pool below the waterfall while the more brave scale the waterfall and get to look down on the forest canopy in the gorge. After lunch the party treks out of the gorge to a designated RV point where your Hotel transport will be waiting to transport you back to the Hotel for a hot shower and in time for sundowner on the hotel sundeck.
The typical package will consist of the following, you and your party will arrive at the George Hotel on Friday evening. Gavin will meet you on Friday night and give you a short briefing on the weekends trekking. Saturday morning after a hearty breakfast Gavin will meet up with you and your party. Hotel transport will transport the trekking party out for the days hike. The trekking party will return to the Hotel in the afternoon and relax and prepare for the next morning's trek. Sunday morning the party will yet again meet up with Gavin and go out on a day's hike. Depending on the wishes of the trekking party Gavin can have the party back at the Hotel for Sunday lunch.
Multi day and other extreme treks can be booked in advance.