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Kiepersol Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 217' 66 m
Descent: -73' -22 m
High: 5,299' 1,615 m
Low: 5,123' 1,561 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by South African Hiker

An easy trail suitable for beginners.

South African Hiker

Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The nature reserve opens daily at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.

Description

The Kiepersol Trail starts with a gentle dirt path ascent heading north from the intersection off the Bloubos Trail shortly before reaching the Marais Family Homestead. Continue heading north on this trail over a gentle ascent to the junction with the Wildebeest Trail. From here, your new heading will be northwest and will take you over numerous mild ascents and descents.

Here the path is mostly dirt and the elevation changes are etched into the mountainside with stone and gumpole steps. You'll pass the third intersection with the Ruins Trail that veers off to the east. The Kiepersol Trail continues its northwest heading until its end at the Beacon Trail intersection.

Flora & Fauna

The reserve is home to approximately 215 bird species, which include Barbet's, Swifts, Swallows, Crows and Doves, and 9 large mammal species which include Zebra's, Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Springbok and Red Hartebeest. There is also an assortment of insect life, which includes various butterflies, geckos and lizards. Smaller mammals in the reserve include Klip Dassies.

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Land Manager: Johannesburg City Parks

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Tswana dwelling reconstruction.
Nov 4, 2017 near Johanne…, ZA
Rondawel constructed in the early 1850'
Oct 23, 2017 near Johanne…, ZA
A view from the Kiepersol Trail.
Nov 19, 2017 near Johanne…, ZA

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