Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve Loop
ElevationAscent: 942' 287 m
Descent: -936' -285 m
High: 5,144' 1,568 m
Low: 4,228' 1,289 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 53% (28°)
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“Running in the Magalies Mountain Range overlooking Hartebeespoort Dam.”— South African Hiker
After reaching the entrance gate you'll maintain a southward heading as you ascend the mountain now off-trail; find the path of least resistance as there are no trails to follow. Reaching the escarpment of the mountain you'll have two options. Left will take you to the descent and right will lead you to the cableway where you can replenish your energy stores with local food and drink.
For the descent you'll take an eastward heading from the escarpment that'll lead you into the adjacent canyon that has a moderate descent and is easily maneuvered. Once you reach the canyon you'll take a northern heading into the canyon that is clear and easy to follow. At the bottom of the canyon use a gum-pole bridge that crosses a seasonal river and continue northward, passing reserve accommodations and a pool that leads you back the starting point at the reserve offices.
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