Blue Wildebeest Trail

Close to Badplaas, Mpumalanga

The eastern Mpumalanga escarpment offers spectacular scenery that rivals any other area of South Africa. Place names such as Badplaas, Barberton and Chrissiesmeer conjure up visions of spectacular scenery, mountain brooks and green rolling hills. Situated just 10km from Badplaas lies the Blue Wildebeest hiking trail, a basecamp trail that is suitable for the whole family.


The facilities at the Blue Wildebeest Trail are excellent and cater for 12 people. They include flush toilets and showers (hot water powered by a 'Donkey boiler', gas stove (bring your own gas bottle) and large outside thatched lapa.


The Blue Wildebeest Trail consists of two single day trails from the overnight hut. The hiking distances are not excessive (9,5km and 6,5km) and should be suitable for the whole family.


The well laid out trail cover a wide variety of terrain and the chances of seeing game including Blue Wildebeest and Impala is good

  There are some beautiful rock formations and some lovely rock cascades that will help keep the camera happy.  

Care needs to be taken when clambering through the rocks


The trail follows the stream most of the way back to the starting point on both days.


Spend a relaxing weekend enjoying this beautiful farm and its great facilities.













The lapa says it all. Enjoy the company of other hikers at the fire and well into the night!




A recent addition to the trail list and one that is already creating a lot of interest among the hiking fraternity


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