Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Activities at Donkerkloof

Walking and Hiking

Donkerkloof has many beautiful walks and hikes to explore, from easy rambles to more strenuous day hikes suited to the experienced hiker. The farm also offers fantastic trail runs for those looking for a challenge. In addition to our trails, we also offer guided nature and game walks. Our experienced local guides will ensure you get the most out of your stay by showing you the hidden gems Donkerkloof has to offer. This is also a wonderful educational experience for anyone seeking to enrich their knowledge of the environment.

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Game drives

We offer guided game dives in a game viewing vehicle with Johan, a local ranger whose family has lived in the area for generations. Game drives offer a wonderful relaxing way to explore the farm and find out more about the valley bushveld ecosystem and the abundant game, bird and plantlife that call Donkerkloof home.

Mountain biking

For the experienced mountain biker, Donkerkloof offers several mountain biking trails of breathtaking beauty. This is a truly unique way to explore the farm. Trails range from dirt roads suitable to intermediate-advanced cyclists, to more challenging terrain strictly for the advanced rider. Owing to the challenging nature of the terrain, mountain biking at Donkerkloof is not recommended for beginners.

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Birding

With it's rich natural environment and biodiversity, Donkerkloof is an excellent place for those seeking a world-class birding experience. Birdlife in the region is abundant and includes such species as the endemic Grey Wing partridge, Kori and Ludwig's Bustards, Hoopoos, and various owls and raptors.