Near Polokwane, Limpopo Province
There are no facilities apart from a few indistinct tracks that dissect it. The hiker can choose his own route and number of days he spends in the area and pitches his/her tent anywhere they choose. Normally wilderness hiking is undertaken by experienced hikers equipped with tents and everything they may possibly need to cover any eventuality. Map reading skills are essential as is a knowledge of First Aid. Examples of wilderness areas are Cederberg, Groot Winterhoek Wolkberg and The Drakensberg.
The Wolkberg is a rugged area and hiking in this area can be classed as strenuous and should be only attempted by those who are fit. The hike leader should be an experienced hiker with strong leadership skills.
It is important to plan your route before hand and let someone know beforehand your proposed route, the equipment that you are taking with you, your date of return. Never hike alone, especially in a wilderness area.
Participating in wilderness trails is hiking in its purist form. I find that usually once a person has participated in a wilderness hike, the "bug" bites and they become hooked on this type of trail.
Wolkberg is an incredible area and one that deserves more attention from hikers. It is certainly not something that should be embarked on without proper planning, equipment and an experienced leader.
Booking for Wolkberg Wilderness are made through
Dept of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Telephone Number +27 (0) 15 276 1303
Fax +27 (0) 15 297 8962
Footprint Hiking Club
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